Jury President

Alan Kelly
Copywriter, CD, ECD and CCO, Rothco
Ireland

Alan has been at Rothco for 10 years as copywriter, CD, ECD and now CCO. During that time Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive, has become Ireland’s biggest and most successful creative agency, working with some amazing clients and brands. Along the way Alan has won Lions,D&AD and One Show pencils, Grand Clios and the prestigious Grand Prix in Cannes. He has also judged at Cannes Lions, D&AD, Dubai Lynx, LIAs, One Show, & Clios.

Gregory King
Integrated Creative Director, Promise
Johannesburg

Gregory began his career running his own digital creative & development firm where he produceddigital campaigns & online platforms for the likes of Wrigleys, Energiser, local insurance companies and consumer data organisations. He later joined digital agency Gloo in 2011 where he had the opportunity to work within a growing & talented team, leading on brands like, FNB, MINI, Nivea, South African Tourism and KFC. After several successful years, Gloo merged with Ogilvy South Africa where he headed up Ogilvy’s creative innovation team, spearheading integrated & special projects, most notably; KFC’s SoundBite Music platform & The World ’s First Baby Marathon for Huggies. Gregory has won many awards at local and international shows including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Bookmarks, Apex as well as 2 Loeries Grands Prix. He is currently an Integrated Creative
Director at Promise, a fast-growing independent agency.

 

Innocent Bila
CEO, Kinga Global
Johannesburg

Innocent is widely regarded as one of Africa’s foremost thought leaders in digital and customer experience design. He is the founding chair of the Lore Institute of digital marketing (which has collaborated with bodies like the IAB to design, develop and deliver strategic digital marketing courses to some of the country’s top independent learning institutions. He also founded The Imaginashun Group, which owns 50% of Kinga, South Africa’s premiere experience design agency where he currently serves as a Chief Executive Officer. He often lecturers at some of the top independent brand and marketing as well as business schools in South Africa. He has also previously served as a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s transformation and education councils.

 

Mpumi Ngwenya-Tshabangu
Founder and Creative Director, 88 Eleven Concepts
Johannesburg

Founder and Creative Director at 88 Eleven Concepts over the past 10 years, I've been fortunate enough to do that with big and small agencies alike—from Ogilvy and FCB to leading South African brands like Telkom as an Associate Creative Director and Google Africa. In my years as an Art Director who also dabbles in writing, I've overseen integrated advertising campaigns across emerging channels, TV, radio, print, digital, and social platforms. In working directly with clients I've developed strong relationships to deliver strategic and emotionallyresonant creative that also successfully achieves business goals.

I'm very passionate about creating content for digital and social media, which lead me to start an online platform called "Missposhglam". I also run a foundation called the Missposhglam Foundation, which runs a distribution program that provides underprivileged female learners and women with sanitary towels to help keep them in school. We currently collect over 40 000 pads a month to help keep more girls in school.

Jacquie Mullany
Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R South Africa 
Johannesburg

Jacquie is a writer of words, lover of ideas, and a trainer of unicorns. She began her journey as an art director, did some coding, then fell into copywriting as she moved her way TTL. She has worked on many brands over the past 16 years, including Standard Bank, Nando’s, Adidas, Appletiser, City Lodge Hotel Group and McDonald's.

In addition to having her work recognised at multiple award shows, she has also had the honour of judging a few of them as well.

Most importantly, she is fluent in three languages, including Emoji and Giphy, and has made herself at home as Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R South Africa.

 

Munyaradzi Nyikavaranda
Head: Digital & Marketing Analytics, Standard Bank (SA)
Johannesburg

Munyaradzi is software engineer turned digital analytics specialist with 16+ years in
digital. His in-depth understanding of business, digital, data strategy and software
development helps him effectively drive value at different levels of the business value
chain.

Throughout his career, he has developed & rolled-out large scale digital-data
architectures for different organizations, which have helped generate 2,5+ billion in
digital revenue and improve marketing efficiencies by over 25–35%.

In 2018, Munyaradzi set the record for orchestrating the quickest (global) large-scale
Salesforce Audience Studio (DMP), completed in 4 months, for the Standard Bank Group which won him the Marketing Top Performer Award in 2019.

In 2013 he bagged 2 Loeries & 2 Bookmarks for work on the World’s Largest Interactive Mailer and Top Performer in 2014 at FCB/Hellocomputer.

Some of the brands he has worked on include Standard Bank, ABSA, Barclays,
Multichoice, Toyota, Jägermeister, Boschendal, Hino, Cadbury, Cell C and SAVCA.

 

Martin Magner
Creative Director, Ogilvy Social.Lab
Cape Town  

If you can handle me at my Instagram, you can get me at my LinkedIn. I’ve taken the scenic route through this industry and found myself in a position with a stunning 16-inch MacBook Pro surrounded by incredible minds locally and globally. We don’t need another headline telling us about this unprecedented time that was thrust upon us, what we do need are ideas that can create real change. We are living in a time where being creative has never been more powerful. My goal is to authentically place brands in the centre of culture through inclusive storytelling and value creation programmes. I believe we should be aiming to build platforms over campaigns and place the trust in the hands of the youth. If you can harness the power of youth, you can change the world.

 

Mnonleleli Mbabala
Visual Design Associate Manager, Accenture Interactive
Johannesburg

Mno is a Visual Designer with 9 year of industry experience, has worked for both digital agencies and client side. His background in Digital Art Direction and Product, UX/UI Design.

Mno has worked on top South Africa’s top brands at digital agencies and Accenture in the financial services, telecommunication and retail spaces. Mno has a passion for engaging, well-crafted creative designs that are functional i.e.; user-centric and easy to understand.

When he is offline you’ll find him... 

I am a Service and Interaction Designer at Fjord with a background in Product, UX/UI Design and Digital Art Direction. I have worked on some of South Africa’s top brands in both the financial services and retail spaces. I apply critical thinking coupled with a passion for engaging visual concepts to produce well-crafted creative designs that are functional i.e.; user-centric and easy to understand. My work is strengthened by research, cultural observations and the latest design trends. I embrace challenges and thrive in the process of problem-solving as a team. In my current capacity, I contribute to conceptualisation processes, UI strategy, and design. 

 

Kalliebree Keynerd
Design Lead, Accenture  Head of Social Media, Joe Public United
Johannesburg

Kalliebree Keynerd has over a decade of digital and social media experience. She is the head of social media at Joe Public United and is responsible for guiding the agency’s overall social excellence. She leads a team of social media managers working on a range of brands, including Chicken Licken, AB InBev, Nestle, Revlon. Whilst working as head of digital at Meropa PR & Communications, Kalliebree developed the award-winning social campaign and platform #RatherbeinMauritius for Mauritius Tourism SA. A key highlight of her career was being the social lead on the Volvo Car relaunch and turnaround strategy in South Africa.

Ally Behr
Creative Director, MakeReign
Cape Town

Ally is a Creative Director and Interface Designer at MakeReign, a product design studio based in Cape Town. Over the last 9 years she’s helped launch digital experiences, products and services for both start ups and internationally recognised brands, with a mission to make a difference by building brands and products that add value. She creates digital experiences for clients (with a focus on Interface Design, Art Direction, Interaction Design, and UX) and enjoys experimenting with interactive
design trends and typography in her personal capacity.