Nicholas Hulley
Executive Creative Directors of AMV BBDO
London

Nick have created genre-bending, culture-shaping work that has won multiple
Cannes Grand Prix’s and Titaniums. They’re also the proud owners of a D&AD Black Pencil and have work displayed in the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Design Museum. They are the team behind #Bloodnormal, for Bodyform/Libresse. The global campaign broke down decades of toxic shame, made normality revolutionary and became the first ad to show period blood nstead of blue liquid.

They Creative Directed The Trash Isles in partnership with LadBible and the Plastic Oceans Foundation. Rather than making an ad, they helped make a country out of the pacific garbage patch. With so many “citizens” signing up it quickly had a population almost the size of Iceland (with Dame Judy Dench appointing herself Queen).

From writing the influential Guinness Sapeurs film and documentary they now run the account
globally, where they recently rebranded boring old tap water into a sexy new product, “Guinness". Clear” for the brand’s responsible drinking initiative. 

Whether they’re part of the team turning worthless Zimbabwean dollars into billboards, helping create a new country out of ocean rubbish, having a Met Police podcast reach no. 2 on the iTunes charts, writing documentaries about Congolese dandies, or defying broadcasters to help make periods normal, N&N strive to make visually striking work that has meaning, breaks the mould andhas cultural impact.

 

 

Lufuno Mavhungu
Creative Director, Black River FC
Johannesburg

Lufuno Mavhungu is a Creative Director and a lover of great ideas. In fact, it was her love of great ideas that lead her to work on accounts such as Nando’s, MINI Cooper, 1 st for Women, FNB, Hyundai and OLX to name a few. Along her journey she also collected numerous awards such as a Cannes Lion, a couple of Loeries including the coveted Loerie Grand Prix, several Pendorings, Creative Circle Ad of the Year and is a One Show finalist. When she isn’t making ads, Lufuno enjoys writing short stories and poetry, watching soccer and convincing her neighbors that she is the greatest vocalist alive – they’re not convinced though. She also enjoys coming up with bold (and often outlandish) ideas for every sphere of life. Lufuno lives by the ideology that great insights create great ideas, which then creates impactful work.

Tshepo Tumahole
Copywriter, Joe Public
Johannesburg

Tshepo is an award-winning Copywriter who wants to win an Oscar. He started his career at Black River FC and then later went on to work at Joe Public United where in the last two years, has managed to win several campaign gold loeries and a D&AD pencil.

 

Thembalethu Msibi
Co-founder and Head of Creative, Blackswan
Johannesburg

Thembalethu’s Marketing and Advertising career spans over 16-years. She has
worked on several notable international and local brands such as Telkom, KFC,
Sprite, ABSA, PPC, MTN Business, Standard Bank, and government entities
such as Airports Company South Africa, Brand South Africa and South African
Airways.

She is the Co-founder & Head of Creative of BlackSwan, a boutique
consultancy which has created brand experiences and communication for Puma Energy, Liberty, Mzansi Magic, Enel Green Power, LEGiT, MTN Ghana, and the Joburg Film Festival.

Thembalethu joined Ogilvy after graduating from AAA School of Advertising
and IMM School of Marketing. After six valuable years at Ogilvy, she moved to
The Jupiter Drawing Room. It’s here that she created one of South Africa’s
first digitally-integrated campaigns for Absa’s sponsorship of Design
Indaba.Taking a break from traditional advertising, she decided to explore
Brand Communication Design with Brand Union, and Sponsorship Leverage with Trinergy Brand Connectors (part of the SAIL Group) A firm believer in impactful and considered creative solutions, Thembalethu has successfully navigated all verticals of Marketing and Brand communication. She likes photos of miniature pigs and Beyoncé dance tutorials.

 

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