Uncategorized / 14.07.2020

Suhayl Limbada, a people oriented Marketing leader with a strong track record of positive brand results and commercial success in a broad range of roles. He is passionate about people, creativity and brands. Tonight on IG Talk, catch Avatar Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Veli Ngubane in conversation with KFC Marketing Director, Suhayl Limbada. Tune in here:  https://bit.ly/3dZHZvH...

Uncategorized / 10.07.2020

Bra Willy Seyama, a GIBS MBA graduate, an avid Digital Strategist, Infopreneur and eternal student. Watch as he chats to City of Johannesburg's Tumelo Komape about City of Joburg's road to 1Million Twitter followers. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWv-5lMguD4&fbclid=IwAR01e7kn81Li2ClAPvbF-Bd5a1-97ISKPKd5egMSi0_xj3903fr_Im2fsFA      ...

Uncategorized / 08.07.2020

In case you've missed it, see Avatar's Chief Creative Officer, Veli Ngubane as he chats to Chief Marketing Officer of Google Africa, Mzamo Masito, as they talk all things creativity: from ways to maximise Google as a useful tool in South African businesses to how Google has assisted people during this pandemic as well as a discussion regarding the recent social injustice, #BlackLivesMatter and how brands have reacted to the BLM movement. Tune in here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWTeIFnOS9  ...

Uncategorized / 07.07.2020

A strategist turned creative, Veli has not only co-founded Avatar, but also inspired a new agency offering, YGK, and is part of M&N Brands, a holding company with diversified investments in leading advertising, media and communication businesses. Join him tonight on IG Talk at 6pm for #UnitedInCreativity, as he will be in conversation with the Chief Marketing Officer of Google Africa, Mzamo Masito. Tune in here:  https://bit.ly/3dZHZvH...

Uncategorized / 24.06.2020

Even just thinking about this, it is tiring. I'm sure what you are about to read is just the tip of the iceberg, but here's a few list of things that explain why it is exhausting to be black in advertising: as a black creative, you essentially have two jobs. The first is doing the day-to-day job that you get paid for (as little and discouraging as it is), and the second job is managing your blackness. If you've ever worked two jobs at the same time, you know how taxing this is. Managing your blackness can mean that you...

Uncategorized / 18.06.2020

Leading advertising, brand and communications group, Joe Public United, has announced that 60% of the company has been acquired by black shareholders. This deal is a significant milestone in local advertising and marketing industry, as it results in Joe Public United now becoming the largest majority black-owned, independent agency group in South Africa. The deal not only benefits staff, but perfectly positions the group to achieve a long-held ambition of becoming the country’s number one communications group. The transaction sees three senior agency executives Khuthala Gala Holten, Xolisa Dyeshana and Mpume Ngobese acquiring 26% through a newly created company, Ikamva Lakusasa,...

Uncategorized / 11.05.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plxK0ZghgOA&feature=youtu.be Ahmed Tilly (SA Advertising Maverick and Creative Advisor), Ahmed Tilly talks about women in advertising and the slow pace transformation in advertising. Tilly challenges white men in advertising to move the conversation forward. He posits that it makes no sense for only black people to talk about transformation. Ahmed Tilly, his career officially kicked off in 1996 as a junior copywriter when he joined Lindsay Smithers FCB. He spent a couple of years at the agency before doing a stint at Publicist. In 1999 he joined The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town. 5 years later he returned to Johannesburg to start-up...

Uncategorized / 30.04.2020

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi (born 10 June 1983, Soweto, South Africa) is Group CEO of M&N Brands and co-founder of Avatar, South Africa's largest black owned and managed advertising agency.   Join Zibusiso Mkhwanazi tonight at 6pm on IG Talk, as he’ll be in conversation with Yolisa Pasipanodya, the MD of Meropa Communications. They’ll be chatting about her challenges, learnings and successes that she faces and her view on black prominent women in the industry.   Tune in here: https://bit.ly/2YfOxCh   #UnitedInCreativity IG: @sacreatives IG: @zibusisom...