Black Agencies is a directory of black owned and black run advertising agencies that have more than 5 full time employees, office and landline. These are agencies that can handle a R12 million+ a year retainer with very little headache for advertisers. The objective is to make it easier for marketers to buy marketing services from real black owned and black run agencies. Through economic inclusion the directory promotes black creative advertising excellence.

According to Adex, Total ad spend in South Africa is R42bn. The Black Agencies Movement will shift Total SA Advertising Spend by 25% (R10bn) to black owned agencies by 2019. We aim to achieve this through (a) showcasing black talent on existing and owned creative awards (b) centralizing access to the best black agencies in Africa.

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    • Lemok Agency Page clicks: 12308 Page visits: 24

      Lemok is an agency that has its roots in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria and has earned itself international recognition. Known as Lemok, the township-based digital agency has managed to win over clients from Angola to Florida, USA in just five months of operation.

    • FORT Page clicks: 15741 Page visits: 10

      FORT is a creative, content and production network which operates as an organised structure within which fresh ideas can flourish, creating value through specialised integration and a full service production offering.

    • Bakone Strategic Concepts Group Page clicks: 134 Page visits: 1

      At Bakone Group we have developed TDI – our unique formula which is critical to provide expert and strategic marketing solutions to our clients.

    • BWD Advertising Page clicks: 337 Page visits: 16

    • The Odd Number Page clicks: 32174 Page visits: 0

    • Blackfuse Page clicks: 112 Page visits: 5

    • Napsta Entertainment Page clicks: 151 Page visits: 2

    • Overtime Page clicks: 96 Page visits: 0

       Our enormous experience and network of relationships, made of professionals that excel in their respective fields allows us to deliver high-end strategies and market related products.

      We offer the following services

      • Graphic Design
      • Brand and Marketing Strategy
      • Digital Marketing
      • Litho and Digital Printing (Large Format printing
      Our mission is to strive to be as strong as the biggest, yet as flexible as the smallest and our vision is to be the agency of choice for providing the most honest, profession and cost effective products and services.

    • Black Africa Brand Consulting Page clicks: 288 Page visits: 7

    • The AllBrand Agency Page clicks: 1726 Page visits: 4

      The AllBrand Agency combines sales and marketing into an explosive offering (termed SMARKETING) that guarantees their clients a truckloads of TLC. Traffic, Leads and Customers.

    • NineThirtyWan Page clicks: 127 Page visits: 1

      A difference. The kind you can take to the bank. A bunch of dreamers, creators, deepthinkers, freethinkers, geeks, and strategists who have an unhealthy obsession to turn creativity into a commercial advantage for clients… That’s us.

    • Quizel inc Page clicks: 119 Page visits: 0

      Quizel inc is willing and ready to serve the mass, wanna atleast host or create 5 to 8 events (music festivals,social expo etc) within the next 11 months market our own work and but need help to make of that to become a reality, to be honest we are new and probably thee underdogs within this industry but that doesn't mean we won't get the job done

    • ID Lab Brand Page clicks: 256 Page visits: 2

      We want you to judge us by our cover, because nothing makes us more proud then who we truly are. Our approach is simple, to make whatever we touch great, relatable and build a long lasting impression enough to echo beyond the subset of a simplistic market solution. We want to go the extra mile, we want to become part of peoples lives. We love people which makes us very eager to please. ID Lab Brand founded in 2015, we believe in the evolution of brands, and how they grow into higher levels of fulfilment, in usage and potential within both emerging markets and global economies. Our philosophy is to be honest and to tell the stories, the real way they should be told, about the things that matter the most.

    • Vixion Brand Agency Page clicks: 106 Page visits: 1

      Vixion is a black owned brand and design company that has identified that black owned companies with exceptional products and exceptional service delivery lack visual appeal, branding and identity in this competitive and digital dependant society. 80% of black owned companies strive to gain international exposure and awareness, however, this can not be achieved with a dismal brand identity.  Branding surpasses the product and service on online platforms simply because online, anything intangible is sold emotively. If it doesn't look the part it wont get the part. Business owners and employers make an extensive effort to look and dress the part in the physical sense for the company, we do the same in the abstract sense for the company. As vixionaries, we study companies or brands in order to solve their brand and visual communication problems.  A brand is not a logo, logo's are simply manifestations of a brand. A brand is the entirety of the company and how that entirety makes you feel and as vixionaries we sell your business for you from first sight.       

    • Ethno Afrika Page clicks: 290 Page visits: 3

      We have the following capabilities: National reach 50 Researchers 30 Data Analysts 20 Field Moderators Dedicated Panel Management division which curates a consumer panel of 15 000 active consumers within the Mass Market. We have a host of products and services that were specifically designed to address the issue of miscommunication and misrepresentation of the black middle class consumer.   For more information kindly visit www.ethnoafrika.co.za

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Advertising is the lifehood of capitalism and, in South Africa, the majority of brands aim at black consumers. But in the latter part of 2018, there were many complaints from this demographic about the way stereotypes, gimmicks and humour were used. To get an insight on the state of advertising in the country, the Mail & Guardian spoke to black creatives about what caused the misrepresentations. Tebogo Malope prefers the title of storyteller to those of director, writer or cinematographer. Some of his most recent directing work includes music videos, such as Kwetsa’s Spirit, Nakhane’s Clairvoyant, the Telkom television campaign......

After an extensive search, Nedbank has appointed the successful agencies selected to work on its through-the-line, sponsorship and digital marketing communication strategies, effective 2019. Award-winning brand and communication group Joe Public has retained the bank’s through-the-line account, with Levergy managing the sponsorship account and Digitas Liquorice the digital creative account. These agencies have strong to BBBEE credentials, their diversity aligns to Nedbank’s procurement strategy and they’ve proven to have the correct culture fit to meet the bank’s business objectives. “The diversity of these agencies will enable us to entrench the Nedbank narrative, expand our client reach through effective and targeted......

The way most brands engage with black consumers is wrong, says a top PR man, who argues that agencies should invest more time in getting to understand their market and audience and less time in getting to know their clients.       A prominent public relations practitioner has hit out at the brand communications industry, claiming few agencies really understand black people. In a frank discussion with the FM, Bonnke Shipalana, CEO of The Communications Firm, says: “The majority of South Africans were born in an era where their voices were restrained by the apartheid system. Unfortunately, after 24......

So I wrote to Tiger Brands and they replied. See below. To whom it may concern I recently saw your latest promo online where a consumer won R1000 because she produced an Ace Maize Meal packet to an “Ace Maize Meal agent”. Great! No problem as we all like winning, cash as they say is king. What I find offensive is how that consumer, a lady, someone’s mother, was made to dance (like in most commercials targeted at black consumers), like a brainless idiot. Is this how Tiger Brands sees its black consumers? What happened to “customer is king, in......

Introducing the first AMAREVIEWS feature. A platform about in depth Creative Interrogations, Strategy, Insights, the Behind the scenes of the behind the scenes. We will be discussing, debating, agreeing, disagreeing and most importantly, having fun talking about our labour of love in the industry of Creative Advertising and Black Demographic Movement. Here’s a sneak peak of the trailer, full video coming soon…send us your comments tell us what you think. You can read more on the this link  ...

ISSUED BY: FCB AFRICA FCB Africa is celebrating several recent B-BBEE milestones that, once again, highlight that the group is one of only a handful in the industry that doesn’t pay lip-service to the word “broad” in the phrase “broad-based black economic empowerment”. As one of South Africa’s largest marketing and communications agency groups, FCB Africa’s B-BBEE initiatives have, since the outset, acknowledged the need for diversity and flexibility. The most recent milestone on its ongoing transformation journey was when its broad-based shareholder (The Maharishi Institute) was able to fully pay off its loan well ahead of projections, thanks to FCB......

Posted By: TMO Reporter A billboard with the wording, ‘100% Black Owned Advertising Agency. Some things are better at 100%”, using an image of a cup of black coffee, is not racist, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The BWD Advertising billboard, on a footbridge spanning across the M1 South approximately one kilometre north of the Marlboro Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg, was the subject of a complaint lodged by a member of the public in February. After a two-month investigation, the ASA directorate said transformation processes, such as B-BBEE, were the result of government policy, and were aimed at improving the overall wealth......

by MarkLives (@marklives)  Avatar has been awarded the Caltex above-the-line account. The business will be shared between its Johannesburg and Cape Town agencies. This is the second major account win announced by the agency this year, following hot on the heels of the the integrated agency business win for global fashion retailer, H&M, in South Africa. “Our journey with Caltex started two years ago, when we were appointed as their digital agency, to now being appointed as the brand’s full-service agency,” says Mthunzi Plaatjie, Cape Town managing director. “It was a tough three-way pitch but our team’s experience, creative excellence and integrated approach won it......