Grant Sithole
CCO, Avatar
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

Heidi Kasselman
Art Director, Net#work
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

Jonathan Deeb
Chief Creative Officer, FCB
Johannesburg

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 Joburg as Executive Creative Director. The agency’s huge portfolio of iconic international and South African brands made it an easy decision. 

In the 6 years since he’s been on-board, 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. And led to a series of films that were utilized in over 90 countries.  

2019, still playing on the global stage. Following the win as lead agency on the Fanta Global account - This Digitally led 2 year campaign has just begun going live on teens phones in over 230 countries worldwide.  

An ongoing project ‘Find New Words’ is something that is very close to Jonathan’s heart. This initiative aims to create social change through new language.  Giving an alternative to derogatory and violent terms for the South African LGBTQQIAP+ community.  

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 been awarded 6 Cannes Lions (including a Cannes Gold), Gold One Show, One Show – Best of Discipline Radio, Loeries Grand Prix a bunch of golds as well as D&AD Pencil, a Clio and even The Best Foreign Film at The One Screen Film Festival.  

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 Cannes Lions and One Show Juries.  

Jonathan is passionate about getting brands off their dated ‘soapboxes’  and creating the kind of content that people want to talk about at their dinner tables and share on their timelines. 

Justin Gomes
ECD, FOX P2
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

Moe Kekana
Art Director, King James Group
Cape Town

Bio pending.

 

Nicola Taylor Garrett
CD, TBWA Hunt Lascaris
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

Nicola Wielepolski
CD, Joe Public United
Johannesburg

Despite being terrible at spelling and suffering from self-diagnosed dyslexia, Nicola Wielopolski has been lucky enough to be awarded by Cannes, D&AD, New York Festivals, One Show, Clio’s and several local awards. She earned further recognition in 2017, when she was awarded one of only 12 seats on the Phyllis Project, a global creative initiative launched by DDB to increase the number of female creative leaders in the network. Over the last 17 years, she has worked at some of SA’s top creative agencies, The Jupiter Drawing Room, Ogilvy, MetropolitanRepublic and DDB. She’s not just a Creative Director, she’s also a wife and mother to two gorgeous girls.

Sbu Sitole
ECD, Odd Number
Johannesburg

Sibusiso Sitole - Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of The Odd Number. With 15 years’ experience in the Advertising Industry, Sbu Co-founded The Odd Number in 2015. The Agency has since attracted clients such as BBC Entertainment, Brand South Africa, Nedbank and Cricket South Africa. The agency has managed to win Creative Circle Ad Of the Month, gold Loeries, gold Pendorings and the coveted Umpheta Pendoring awardHe was asked to judge the Apex awards for 2015 and One Show in 2019.The Odd Number won AdFocus agency of the year 2017, Sbu was nominated most admired Creative Director in Johannesburg, and second most admired Creative Director in South Africa 

Tammy Retter
Creative Group Head, Ogilvy JHB
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

Tshepo Makate
Metropolitan Republic
Johannesburg

Bio pending.