TV; Film & Radio Communication

 

JURY PRESIDENT - TV, VIDEO & RADIO

Götz Ulmer
Global Chief Creative Officer
Jung Von Matt
Hamburg, Germany

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Götz Ulmer was born 50 years ago in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied Graphic Design and started his career in 1995 as a Junior Art Director at Jung von Matt. Boringly enough, he's staying in the very same agency for 20 years now.

Götz was honored with numerous awards for clients like Vodafone, MINI, eBay, Audi, Mercedes and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra in international advertising festivals and judged most of them: Cannes, OneShow, DA&D, Clio, New York Festivals etc.

Till today he has no clue how he could accomplish that.

 

REGIONAL JUDGE

Steve Babaeko
Chief Executive Officer
X3M Ideas
Lagos, Nigeria

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Steve brings to the agency his significant experience in building brands across industries. Steve’s passion for creativity matches his love for challenges. He is a writer, consumer behaviour analyst, brand development expert and motivational speaker. Steve nurtures youths to be self-reliant that is why individuals and groups always invite him to speak to young Nigerians at many seminars and workshops.

He started his advertising career at MC&A Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995, before he later joined Prima Garnet Ogilvy and 141 Worldwide where he worked till early 2012, bringing his experience in the industry to a cumulative 20 years. In 2012, he took the bold step and left 141 worldwide to start his own advertising agency X3M Ideas Limited.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is an Associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). Steve is currently the Vice-Chairman for Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) LAIF Board, and also the current Chairman, Public Relations Committee of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce.

He has attended several international Leadership trainings namely;

2016 – Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford Graduate Business School, USA.

2015 - Authentic Leadership Development, Harvard Business School.          

2014 – Digital Marketing Strategy I & II, Columbia University Business School, USA.

2013- Integrated Executive Leadership & Performance Management, Howard University School of Business Washington DC, USA.

Steve is also the founder of X3M Music, a music record label company that is focused primarily on developing young talents. 

 

REGIONAL JUDGE

Jason Nartey
Creative Head
SCANAD Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

Jason is quite simply, a truly African Creative.  Having worked and led projects in over 10 African countries (including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, Cameroun and South Africa) over the span of his 15year career, Jason’s cultural perspectives on ideas and insights are as diverse as the continent’s ethnicities.

After 8 years working at Origin8 Saatchi & Saatchi and leading the team to the status of “Most awarded Agency in Ghana” year on year, over the period, Jason joined MMRS Ogilvy as Executive Creative Director where he continued to raise the bar in the industry and led MMRS Ogilvy to a comeback performance at the Advertising Association of Ghana Advertising Awards.

Shortly after a business acquisition in 2009, Jason joined the team at SCANAD Ghana and continues to nurture the team’s creative excellence. SCANAD Ghana is currently the most awarded Agency in the country (7th & 8th Local Advertising Awards).

In addition to his ever-growing scope, Jason is jointly responsible for the creative reputations of other SCANAD Agencies in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ghana.

Jason has also had the privilege of serving on the Jury panel of prestigious Advertising Awards in Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya.

 

Jenny Glover
Executive Creative Director
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Johannesburg, South Africa

In 1996 Jenny completed her law degree and to the delight of her parents, got a job as a lowly copywriter.

Over the past two decades, she has worked at various agencies and currently peddles her particular brand of darkness as an Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg.

As a writer, she has won a medal at international awards over 45 times. This includes a total of 21 Cannes Lions, 9 of which are gold, plus a Cannes Grand Prix and four D&AD Yellow Pencils.

Jenny is ranked 2nd on the Creative Circle rankings and sits on the local advertising executive board. In 2014 she was invited to present a radio master class on her award-winning Mercedes-Benz campaigns at the Cannes Lions festival. She has judged on numerous occasions at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio’s and Dubai Lynx. She was the 2017 radio jury president at D&AD.

Her finest achievements are daughters, Grace (4) and Ivy (2), who help her maintain her incredibly chic under-eye rings.

 

Fran Luckin
Executive Creative Director
Grey Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Fran Luckin is Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa in Johannesburg. Together with the executive team, she has helped to transform the creative output of the agency from traditional advertising into a fully integrated multi-media, digital and social communications offering.

After 20 years in “traditional” advertising, featuring tours of duty at TBWA Hunt/Lascaris, and ten years at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, during which she served as Executive Creative Director, Fran joined digital agency Quirk (now Mirum Africa) as CCO. She produced digital campaigns for MacDonald’s, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Reckitt Benckiser.

Her work has been recognised by every major awards show.

She has had the privilege of serving on three previous Cannes Lions Juries and has also judged the Clio Awards, D&AD, and the One Show. This year she will serve as Jury President of the Print and Publishing Jury at the Cannes Festival of Creativity.

She has an M.B.A from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Her thesis looked at the role of awards shows (particularly the Cannes Lions) in driving creative innovation.

She is a frequent speaker at industry events and is Chairman of the Academic Board of the Red & Yellow School of Advertising.

 

Heidi Kasselman
Senior Art Director
Net#Work
Johannesburg, South Africa

Heidi is a Senior Art Director working at Net#workBBDO. Over the past few years she has picked up a number of international and local awards, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show and 2 Loerie Grand Prix awards. She started her career at Lowe Bull, thereafter she worked at FoxP2 Cape Town where she won her first Grand Prix. She has been working at Net#work BBDO since 2015 and has created highly awarded and effective

 

David Krueger
Copywriter
Ogilvy & Mather
Johannesburg, South Africa

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David started his career at Red Nail where he accidentally invented a chocolate bar for Cadbury’s. He moved to The Jupiter Drawing Room where he worked with a talented bunch of people to land three pieces of business, transforming the agency into the largest in the country. Then he traveled for a year. When he got back, he teamed up with the clevers at Ogilvy Johannesburg to make some ads that won local and international awards.

 

Neo Mashigo
Executive Creative Director
M&C Saatchi
Cape Town, South Africa

Neo Mashigo is the Co Founder and Executive Creative Director of I See A Different You. He is former Chairman and current board member of The Loerie Awards – South Africa’s premier advertising Awards. He also seats on the Creative Circle Committee.

Before joining I See A Different You full-time, Neo was Executive Creative Director at two of South Africa’s Creative and largest Advertising Agencies Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg and FCB Johannesburg.

Neo is passionate about African Creativity and doing Advertising work that is more representative of Africa. He is known for identifying and developing black creative talent that become the leading Creatives in the Industry.

Neo has won several local and International Awards the latest ones being a Grand Prix at Cannes Festival of Creativity and The Loerie Awards.

 

Sbu Sitole
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
The Odd Number
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Ahmed Tilly
Chief Creative Officer
FCB
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Ahmed Tilly is currently the Chief Creative Officer at FCB Joburg.

Tilly has been on The Loeries Awards judging panel for over a decade. In 2015 he judged the Cannes Lions Festival. He’s been appointed to the Creative Circle in South Africa for 3 consecutive years. In 2016 he was appointed to the ACA board. He has been nominated by his peers, every year since 2012 in the marklives.com “Most Admired” series. In 2016 he was voted The Most Admired Creative Boss in Johannesburg 2016 and was runner-up in South Africa.

Ahmed’s work has been awarded around the world but the work he is most proud of is the kind that is loved and shared by South Africans.

 

Pepe Marais
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner
Joe Public United
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Pepe Marais is the founding partner and Chief Creative Officer of communications group Joe Public United. He lives for creativity that deeply connects with people.

His passion is to co-create an environment and culture that breeds exponential growth, Growth n – the growth of Joe Public’s clients, people and ultimately our country.

Moved by the obvious gap in our system and a driving need to give back as well as actively growing our country, Pepe established Joe Public’s CSR programme, One School at a Time in 2004. OSAAT is an organisation with the single-minded vision of creating an educational system that is a shining example to the world.

Pepe has been the recipient of numerous local and international industry awards, sat on a number of creative boards and judging panels from the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, to Cannes, and was awarded Agency Leader(s) of the Year 2013.

According to Pepe accolades are merely the building blocks toward a vision of creating an environment that inspires greatness.

Joe Public United is currently ranked as one of the top three independent and fastest growing South African advertising group, which includes a brand design agency (Shift Joe Public), a cross-platform agency (Ignite Joe Public), a PR agency (Engage Joe Public) and a digital agency (Connect Joe Public) in Johannesburg, with an expanding network into Africa boasting a Joe Public in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as affiliations in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Joe Public brand is also represented in Amsterdam through its revolutionary Joe Public Take-Away Advertising model.

In 2014 The Annual Adfocus Awards ranked the agency as the Agency of the Year and for the second consecutive year awarded Agencies’ Agency of the Year, as voted for by industry peers. As well as being awarded Agency Group of the Year 2014 by AdReview.

 

Rob McLennan
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
King James II
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Rob is a creative founding partner of King James II and has amazingly spent 30 years in this industry.

He has been in the top 4 of the Creative Circle rankings for the last 12 years and three times as its top creative.

Rob has 2 Cannes Lion Grand Prix, a collection of over 35 Cannes Lions and has accrued assorted Loerie Grand Prix and gold’s, Creative Circle Ad of the Years, One Show’s, Clio’s and D&AD pencils.

He has served as chairperson of the Creative Circle and served on its exco for 12 years. He has judged at the Cannes Lion festivals three times, once as President, twice at D&AD, also at the Dubai Lynx awards, chaired the Clio awards and was South Africa’s first home-grown Jury President at the Cannes Lions. He sat on the Loerie exco for 6 years and has judged the Loeries for many years and is a member of the Cannes Chimera.

 

Kirk Gaisnford
Executive Creative Director
Mullen Lowe
Cape Town, South Africa

 

TV CRAFT JUDGES

 

Archie Malinga
Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather
Johannesburg, South Africa

Archie Malinga is a Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. He holds a Diploma in Visual Communication and Integrated Marketing. Studied at the AAA School of Advertising.

He started his advertising career 11 years ago at The Jupiter Drawing Room. 4 years later he moved to FCB, in 2013 to Joe Public United as a senior Art Director and the Chairman of the Jnr Exco.

Throughout his advertising years, he managed to accumulate some prestigious local and international awards such as: Cannes Lions,

One Show, Clio, Loeries, World Press and Pendorings.He has judged at the Loeries Awards, Print Media Students Awards as well as The Creative Circle Ad of the Month on numerous occasions and by the way, he has also ran 3 Comrades Marathons.

 

Chloe Coetsee
Director
Darling
South Africa

Chloe is a director at Darling. She enjoys lip sync competitions and short walks on the beach. After a few drinks. She doesn’t have much more to say about herself in the third person.

 

Hanneke Schutte
Independent Screen Writer and Director
Independent
South Africa

Hanneke Schutte is an ex-copywriter and multi-award winning South African screenwriter and director. Her first short film Superhero debuted at the Durban International Film Festival and won two SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards) for best Short Film and Best Cinematography.

In 2013 she was the winner of Kevin Spacey¹s prestigious Jameson First Shot competition and was given the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to direct Willem Dafoe in her short film Saving Norman. The film was produced by Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey.

In 2014 her debut feature film, Jimmy in Pink, won the Best Feature Film Award at the Beloit International Film Festival in Chicago. Her second feature film Meerkat Maantuig will be released in cinemas nationwide March 2018.

 

Rui Alves
Chief Creative Officer
FCB Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

I like crossing boundaries - both geographically and creatively. I was born and raised in Mozambique until age 6 when my family moved to South Africa to escape civil war. During these turbulent times drawing became an enjoyable diversion and a gateway to bigger things. Some years later, I entered the world of advertising to further explore my affinity for the artistic side of life.

My career started in 1990 at Ogilvy & Mather in Johannesburg but my creative career officially kicked off three years later at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, where I spent six plus years learning from the Industry’s best mentors and guru’s. In 1999 I was determined to start the new century with significant changes so I chased my creative ambitions to Net#work BBDO.

In 2001 I got married, sold my new house, sold my new car and finally acted on an ambition I’d had for too long. I put my cross-cultural skills to the test and headed to Eisner Communications in Baltimore, USA. This plan went better than expected.

Looking at the world’s best creatives, they all have one thing in common – a single-minded mission to be famous. And no city is hungrier for that than Los Angeles. In 2003 I headed west to a dream job at TBWA\Chiat\Day.

It was the call of family, opportunity and the addictive buzz of electric fences that led me back to Johannesburg in 2007 to head up the creative department at Lowe Bull.

Building on the momentum and confidence I’d racked up as ECD I went after a new creative opportunity in 2012 as ECD of Y&R Jozi where I helped lift the agencies creative profile and ranking.

At the start of 2016 the allure of the TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris creative culture works its charm once again where I’m presently part of a dual ECD team-up with Jenny Glover.

In between crossing hemispheres, I’ve had the privilege of picking up a collection of local and international advertising accolades that include Loeries, Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, London International Advertising Awards, Clios, local and national Addy’s, Creative Circle Ad of the Year (and month) Awards. I’ve served on the Cannes, Loeries, D&AD (Radio Jury Chairman), Creative Circle, APEX and Adstars (korea) judging panels. I’ve also served on the Creative Circle EXCO.

In my spare time, I look for even more creative ways to express myself.

 

Tebogo Malope
Director
Bomb Commercials
Johannesburg, South Africa

Tebogo Malope or “Tebza” as he is famously known, is a multiple awards winning Director, whose heartfelt humanistic adverts have traversed the world. Tebza is one of South Africa’s top commercial directors, who is constantly pushing the envelope and coming up with innovative concepts and ideas. He is a Cannes Lion Film Gold, Wooden Pencil @ D&AD, Shortlist One Show Award, Loerie, Numerous Safta’s, Portland Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner, not to mention a Channel O & Promax winner.

Tebza has been with Bomb since 2014, and is now one of the partners.

 

Simone Bosman
Executive Producer
Molo Sana Films
Johannesburg, South Africa

After 12 years of being an Ad Agency TV Producer, Simoné decided to take a selfless leap and started a production house. Representing a group of fresh & creative film directors and photographers who all happen to be black. Molo Sana (Translation: Hello Baby) is Simoné active stance in unashamedly pushing transformation in the advertising commercial industry. Unearthing new and authentic ways of producing creative work. With a couple of award winning commercials on her shelf of accolades, Simoné advocates for creativity and through Molo Sana Films is on a mission to produce work that, more than ever, celebrates the African self.

 

Hylton Tannenbaum
Film Director
Bioscope Films
Johannesburg, South Africa

Hylton Tannenbaum began shooting films when he was 10 years old, using his Dad’s Super 8mm film camera and casting his family, friends, and pets in his movies. After graduating from WITS with a BA, and then from AAA with a post grad diploma in advertising, he realised his lifelong dream of studying filmmaking at The London Film School. While at film school Hylton won the prestigious Kodak Student Film award for best student commercial, launching his career as a director. He directed at Peter Gird Productions for a couple of years before starting Bioscope Films in 2005. Hylton has directed over 250 commercials, shooting for almost every South African ad agency and many international ones too. His work has won numerous awards over the years, most recently his CANSA Testi-monial’s campaign won 2 Silver Cannes Lions, a Silver Clio, and 3 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze at the 2016 Loeries.

 

Jonathan Beggs
Chief Creative Officer
Saatchi & Saatchi
Johannesburg, South Africa

Jonathan began his career at Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he served for 13 years - as a copywriter, CD, board member and office party DJ.

Jonathan has created some loved, awarded and iconic campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, BP, Channel O, BBC, History Channel, Unilever, DStv and Greenpeace. Jonathan has received numerous local and international awards – including multiple Gold and Grand Prix - in film, print, poster, design, digital, outdoor, promo, activation, integrated and radio - from Cannes, One Show, Clio, LIAA, Promax, the Creative Circle and Loeries.

He has judged at the Cannes, Loeries, the LIAA, Creative Circle, Dubai Lynx and The Music and Sound Awards. In 2011 he was nominated to join the SA Creative Circle. Jonathan was appointed as ECD of The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town in 2013, and is currently CCO of Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa.

Jonathan is a lifelong musicaholic. He has DJ-ed (badly) since junior school, played in many criminally under-rated bands, worked as a music journalist, composed for commercials and film, and also served as a judge at the South African Music Awards.

 

Catherine Conradie Wanliss
Chief Creative Officer
Saatchi & Saatchi
Johannesburg, South Africa

Catherine has a degree in Journalism & Media Studies and English Literature from Rhodes University. (Yes, that’s where she honed her ability to pen humbly self-congratulatory, third-person bios about herself.) Unfortunately, she is not nearly as intelligent as her degree makes her sound. Case in point: her first job offer was a marketing position on a soap brand with Unilever, which she politely declined in favour of a copywriting position with an advertising agency. Twenty years later she consequently still earns the small to medium bucks, slaving away as a creative director at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg.

Currently, she is running Huggies and Cadbury (nappies, chocolate, chocolate, nappies… a lot of similarities really), but she has, of course, worked on a variety of accounts over the years including BP, KFC and Volkswagen.

Over the years, she has also won awards at all the major local and international awards shows, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios, London International and the Loeries.

She is also world-famous (in her corner of the office) for her chocolate cake, and in her spare time is working really hard on working really hard on a children’s book.

 

John Davenport
Co-Founder
Ireland Davenport
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Grant Sithole
Executive Creative Director
Bakone Media and Advertising
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Paige Nick 
Co-Founder
Nick&Barry 
Johannesburg, South Africa  

After two decades spent winning awards at just about every big agency here, and some overseas, I realised writing all day wasn’t enough for me, so I started writing other stuff in my spare time too. Today, Karin Barry-McCormack and I are Nick&Barry (Proud Members of the Old Boy’s Club) a freelance agency of two, just waiting for your briefs. I’m also a Sunday Times columnist and author of 9 novels. My latest novel, Unpresidented, is a comedy, set in a future where our president has just been released from prison early on medical parole for an ingrown toenail. You can buy it at all bookstores and online. Hey, any excuse to advertise.

 

RADIO CRAFT JUDGES

 

Jonathan Deeb
Chief Creative Officer
FCB Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Jonathan Deeb joined FCB Johannesburg in July 2013. His conviction is that strong ideas and iconic communication have the power to affect positive change and deliver results.

He began his career at The Jupiter Drawing Room, a leading advertising agency at the time. From intern to Creative Director in four short years, he headed up the accounts of some of South Africa’s biggest billing brands.

Jonathan later joined Black River FC as Creative Director, before moving on to Havas Worldwide Group. In his two-and-a-half year stint as Executive Partner at Havas, he was instrumental in attracting significant new business, growing the agency by 60% and winning numerous creative awards.

Jonathan was approached to join FCB Johannesburg as Executive Creative Director. The agency’s huge portfolio of iconic international and South African brands made it an easy decision.

In the 4 years since he’s been onboard, he has helped land several large South African accounts, including Barclays ABSA (Africa’s largest retail bank), and has been at the helm of – amongst others – a Coca-Cola commercial that has been ranked in the top 5% of all global Coca-Cola commercials produced in the last 20 years. The commercial is now utilised by Coca-Cola in 90 countries.

Jonathan is recognised as an objective critic and advocate of the advertising industry. He has brought home many advertising awards, both locally and internationally.

In his time as creative lead at FCB, the agency has already been awarded 6 Cannes Lions (including a Cannes Gold), as well as a Clio. He has been ranked as the top Executive Creative Director in the country by the local Loeries Awards and has sat as a member of the Press Lions jury.

Jonathan is passionate about getting brands off their dated broadcasting 'soapboxes' and helping them take the leap towards creating crafted content that grabs consumers’ attention and entices them to interactively engage.

 

Graeme Jenner
Creative Founding Partner
King James II
Johannesburg, South Africa

Graeme Jenner is a Creative Founding Partner of KingJamesII. He tries to do work that everyone else likes as much as he does.

 

Safaraaz Sindhi 
Creative Group Head
Ogilvy & Mather
Cape Town, South Africa

Saf started his career in 2010 copy checking and binding documents for pitch presentations at Lowe Bull. Something he did in between doing all that landed him his first job in advertising.

In 2012, after a couple of years learning the ropes at Lowe Bull he was surgically removed from Johannesburg by Justin Gomes and taken to FoxP2, Cape Town. Working in one of the most highly-talented and competitive creative departments in the country, he quickly learned how to write, craft and come up with ideas that would see him receive numerous accolades internationally including One Show, D&AD and Cannes, as well as the Loerie Grand Prix for Frank.Net’s “Death doesn’t have to try very hard” radio campaign in 2013.

In 2014, Saf was surgically removed from Cape Town, by Jenny Glover and Brent Singer, and taken back to Johannesburg, this time at Net#work BBDO.

In 2015, Saf won South Africa’s Cannes Young Lion competition as well as the Loerie’s Young creative of the year award as well as a number of Loeries for his work on Chicken Licken. The year ended with a Creative Circle Integrated Campaign of the Year and a third place finish in the experiential category.

The following year he would go on to win his second Loerie Grand Prix, this time in film, for Chicken Licken’s Inner Peace. He was also placed second amongst the country’s copywriters in the same year’s Loerie Rankings.

In 2016, Tseliso Rangaka put on his surgical gloves and brought Saf back to Cape Town. He now works at Ogilvy & Mather as the Creative Group Head on KFC Africa, Carling Black Label and Casterol to name a few. However, he still finds the time to write bios about himself in the third person.

 

Annette de Klerk 
Senior Copywriter 
Network#BBDO
Johannesburg, South Africa

Annette’s career should have started when she received her degree in Information Design, but she realised she liked words more than pictures and applied to do Copywriting at AAA. They accepted and she did it. She started working at Grey Johannesburg in 2008, then went to Joe Public and is now employed at Net#work BBDO as senior copywriter.

She’s won local and international awards and made some work she’s proud to show her parents (and some she isn’t).

Between the advertising life she really likes taking long scrolls on her phone, looking at pictures of cute animals, wandering around in the wilderness and alliteration.

 

Louis Enslin
Founder and Producer 
Produce Sound
Johannesburg, South Africa

Louis is a formally trained award winning sound engineer with over 20 years experience in live sound, studio recording, music production, jingle composition and post production. He worked in theatre as FOH engineer during the late 90’s. In 2003 he started working at Produce Sound, previously owned by Hugh and Sherry Bush. In 2004 he bought the company from them after relocating to the Refinery, In 2012 he opened up the new 4 studio facility, and started a collective with Johan Theron, Theo Potgieter and Nathi Luthango.

He is also Co-owner of 3D Radio, BookBeak, Individually Wrapped, Casimir and Bright Above.

 

Dave Harris
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Freq'ncy
Johannesburg, South Africa

Dave Harris is the founder and owner of Freq’ncy Audio and Freq’ncy Music. Dave has been involved in the film and television industry since 1993, with the majority of that time being spent in Final Mix and Sound Design. He has experience in most aspects of the professional sound recording field; from boom swinging and sound recording on film sets to Dolby mixing for cinema to the recording and production of jingles. He has been involved in various award winning works in advertising both locally and internationally and has established himself as a leader in his field in Southern Africa. Dave is also a regular on the Loeries Judging Panel.

 

Marc Algranti
Executive Producer / Music Supervisor
Music Pulse
Cape Town, South Africa  

Having spent 9 years working in New York City as Producer and Executive Producer/VP at renowned music houses JSM and Pulse Music, Marc was integrally involved in numerous award winning campaigns for clients such as Dr Pepper, Huggies, Yahoo and Coke. During this time in NYC he honed his skills in music composition and production, working with artists such as Pitbull, Herbie Hancock, Usher, Mark Ronson, Tricky and Carly Simon. In 2008, he moved back to Cape Town to launch Pulse Music South Africa, affording him the opportunity to introduce international talent and expertise to the South African market as well as expose the international market to local South African talent. Recently he has been involved in campaigns for Coke, Hope soap, Dial Direct, Santam, Coronation, and Prudential that have won Cannes Lions, D&AD, OneShow, Clio, New York Festivals and Loerie awards.

He has been a judge for the UK Music and Sound Awards, International Music and Sound Awards as well as the Loerie Awards. He has lectured at NYU music school and the SAE Institute and spoken on various panels on the topic of music in advertising. Marc’s reputation as an innovative and intuitive music producer and music supervisor has earned him the loyalty of both agencies, directors and composers alike. Marc is also an avid house DJ (DJ name “Marc Who”). He has played all over the world including the Cannes Lions closing ceremony, attended by 4000 guests and has shared the stage with the legendary Grandmaster Flash in NYC.

 

Donovan Bryan
Executive Creative Director
Leo Burnett
South Africa

 

Mukondi Ralushayo
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Think Agency
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mukondi is the co-founder and creative director of Think Creative. She began her career as a copywriter intern at Ogilvy Johannesburg then moved to FCB Africa before venturing into the Entrepreneurship world. In her six-year career, Mukondi haswon numerous awards and created some of South Africa’s most loved ads.

 

Devin Kennedy
Executive Creative Director
King James
Johannesburg, South Africa

After graduating with a BCom Industrial Psychology degree and completing a Post Graduate degree at AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, morbid curiosity and the need to pay the rent made Devin Kennedy take his first job in Windhoek, Namibia. After a year stint and winning the Grand Prix at Namibia’s local advertising awards, he decided to return to Cape Town in 1999 where he joined the King James Group as Junior Copywriter. In 2007 he was appointed Creative Director and a member of the Board and Executive Creative Director in 2012.

For his sins, he has a generous helping of both local and international awards, which include golds at Cannes, Clios, One Show, London International, as well as numerous Loerie golds, a Grand Prix and two Ad of the Year awards.

 

Mimi Cooper
Creative Director
FoxP2
Cape Town, South Africa

Mimi majored in English and Law at UCT, and after a diploma from AAA and a year in the magazine industry has spent the past 16 years working in advertising. She has worked as a Copywriter, Creative Group Head and Creative Director at a variety of agencies including FCB, Leo Burnett, Ireland Davenport and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has had the privilege of working on a wide range of accounts including Vodacom, Toyota, FNB, Investec, BMW, P&G, Adcock Ingram, Kraft Foods and Tiger Brands.

After almost seven years in Johannesburg, she returned to Cape Town, where she freelanced for a year, before joining Saatchi & Saatchi in 2011. She was promoted to Associate Creative Director in 2013 and Creative Director in 2016.

Mimi is presently working as a copywriter at FoxP2. She has been awarded locally and internationally at award shows including Loeries, Cannes, Clios and D&AD.