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Grant Sithole
CCO, Avatar
Johannesburg

Grant Sithole is the Chief Creative Officer at Avatar. He has previously worked at FCB, Ogilvy and Bakone on various brands in sectors including but not limited Telecoms, FMCG and Banking . Awarded both locally for creative excellence, Grant also recently hosted his advertising radio show/podcast Gman The Adman on Cliffcentral.com 

 

Jonathan Deeb
CCO, 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

After graduating from the Red & Yellow School in 2010, Moe was snatched up by King James Cape Town and joined their team as a junior art director. Starting from the bottom he worked hard under the mentorship of King James’ finest and has spent the last few years working his way from intern to Creative Group Head. During his time at King James he has picked up awards locally and internationally whilst working on brands such as Santam, Sanlam, Johnnie Walker, Allan Gray, New Balance and Kulula.  

Moe has always believed in the importance of developing your own creative voice outside the day-to-day duties of the job, and has therefore honed his skills as an illustrator, typographer and photographer. 

Nicola Taylor Garrett
CD, TBWA Hunt Lascaris
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

Tammy Retter
Creative Group Head, Ogilvy Johannesburg
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

Tshepo Makate
Metropolitan Republic
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

Chris Slabber
Photographer

Growing up in a rural South African town, Chris was influenced from an early age by humble surroundings. It was here where he developed his imagination that would eventually fuel his signature style. Mostly known for his Photography and manipulation techniques, Slabber likes to focus on the subconscious. “I want the audience to complete the work using their imagination. It should be an inward journey, manifested as an emotional experience”. After 11 years of working as a professional in both commercial and fine arts, Slabber has received multiple awards for his work in Photo Manipulation and Mixed Media Illustration, of which the most prestigious was the 2014, 2018 & 2019 Platinum award for Photo Manipulation at the A’ Design Awards in Como, Italy as well as the A’ Design Awards “Designer of the Year” 2018.

Sarita Immelman
Illustrator, Fresh Helga
Johannesburg

Bio pending

 

Thibedi Meso
ECD, House of Brave
Johannesburg

Thibedi Meso is Executive Creative Director at Brave Group, consisting of 5 specialist companies with a tribe  #LionsOfHydePark of almost 100 people, handling over 40 brands and products. 

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and years of experience as a Copywriter, he has built an impressive portfolio of work on brands such as Standard Bank, Nissan, Mazda, Discovery Life, M-Net, Metropolitan and OLX, at some of the best agencies in the country. Including: M&C Saatchi Abel, TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Blackriver FC. 

With a few awards won both locally and internationally, his proudest moment is still that one time his grandmother bragged to her friends about a TV commercial he made for Discovery Life: “Ela ya makgoa a go bina ko lenyalong”. 

 

Theo Ferreira
CCO, Wunderman
Johannesburg

Bio pending