At Boomtown we believe in possibility, derived from the rare and wonderful creativity that makes it all come alive. We connect with consumers through culturally relevant insights engaging head & heart through original brand-led creativity, ensuring best value through effective market strategy and measurability.

Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa

Brand Summit Africa

The primary objective behind Brand Summit Africa — to bring together SA’s key voices, together with others from around the world — on how to understand what informs perceptions about SA and the country’s brand around the world.

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 77,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe.

Creatrix Branded Storytelling

We bring branded storytelling to life for the mass market on their terms, on their turf and in their lingo. Now with narrative amplification into all digital platforms.

DDB South Africa

We are all about integrated effectiveness. That is work that works in any channel. We've applied this approach to our clients business with a lot of success. We belive in creativity to drive business success.


DUKE is an integrated marketing agency that puts the best people in the corner of contender brands so they can win the fight for customers’ attention.

Decimal Agency

We are a team of 30 creatives chasing big brands with big ideas, combining business strategy, creative output and the art of narrative.

Deloitte Digital

There’s no distinction. This is why truly elevating your brand message and experience requires an approach to campaigns and communications that’s less interruptive — and more
humancentric — than ever before.

Digital School of Marketing

The Digital School of Marketing (DSM) is South Africa’s preferred provider of accredited online digital marketing education. Our educational institution is unique due to all of our marketing courses being accredited by (MICT SETA) the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority. In addition to this, we are a member of the IAB South Africa.

Ebony + Ivory

We are a strategic, media and creative specialist, we craft and enable clients to develop compelling brand stories & sales results.


Through communications marketing, we help our clients act with certainty, earning attention and trust to create meaningful change.


Everlytic is an all-in-one bulk email, SMS, voice broadcasting, and marketing automation platform that helps businesses communicate efficiently and personally at scale.


They’re the oldest agency in South Africa, but they also like to think of themselves as the newest. Their ‘never finished’ mindset means that they are always looking for new and better ways of doing things, of using technology to enable creative storytelling and adapting to the changing needs of their client partners and their customers.


Giving our clients an unfair advantage through the power of creativity.

Gautrain Management Agency

The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is the first rapid rail network in Africa that links Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane and includes a designated link to the OR Tambo International Airport in the Gauteng Province.

Group Africa Marketing (Pty) Ltd

GAM serving 19 African markets: a leader in areas of Sponsorship Management, Brand Activation, PR, Events, Branding, Logistics & Warehousing.


The Vivendi Group comprises Havas, Universal Music Group and Game loft . The group was formed when the Bolloré family expanded their holding in Havas to create a true communication and entertainment conglomerate.

IAS (Independent Agency Search and Selection Company)

We are a leading intermediary consultancy that specialises in and focuses on the optimal marketer-agency relationship. Through transparency and impartiality in the selection processes, we are able to build mutually beneficial relationships. 
As we understand and value the difference between the various disciplines, we are able to provide specific services to our diverse clients. We offer a full spectrum of innovative tools and techniques for the efficacy and accountability of our clients, leading to overall excellence in the industries.


As an important contributor to SA’s economy, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has committed to not only support economic growth in the country, but also to ensure that it encourages South Africans to invest actively.

Joe Public United

The group’s service offering is through its specialist companies: Joe Public (Above-the-line), Connect Joe Public (Digital), Engage Joe Public (Public Relations), Ignite Joe Public (Cross-platform) and Shift Joe Public (Brand Design). We also have African and European partners/affiliates in 8 different countries.

John Brown

It started almost by uncanny
coincidence. A magazine editor
and a company executive sit next to each other on a plane to
London from Johannesburg. As
the wheels lift, they don’t drift
away into the in-flight
entertainment, but instead begin to talk.


We’re a full-service market research agency known for taking on clients’ challenges and working alongside them to find solutions.


Kantar is the world’s leading evidence-based insights and consulting company. We have a complete, unique and rounded understanding of how people think, feel and act; globally and locally in over 90 markets. By combining the deep expertise of our people, our data resources and benchmarks, our innovative analytics and technology we help our clients understand people and inspire growth.

King James Group SA

We are in the business of investment-worthy ideas that pull our clients' brands and businesses closer to their customers.


We create meaningful change for brands through the things people love.


Big egos often go hand-in-hand with advertising. It’s all about creating disruption, roping in awards and becoming the agency everyone wants to work with. At LimelightSA, a Joburg-based through-the-line advertising and promotions agency, we prefer to sidestep the limelight in favour of our clients’ brands.

Local Planet

Local Planet, uniquely combining
best-in-class, best-in-market and
the most progressive independent
agencies in the world, was
launched in 2016.

M&C Saatchi Abel

Established in 1995 by brothers Maurice and Charles Saatchi and founded on the philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, M&C Saatchi is today the largest independent advertising agency network in the world, with 29 offices globally.

Locally, the M&C Saatchi Group (South Africa) comprises six separate companies, one of which is M&C Saatchi Abel. The agency’s doors opened in 2010 and, in less than five years, grew to have offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, as well as a presence throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition to being one of the most influential agencies in the country, M&C Saatchi Abel is renowned for creating beautifully simple solutions to a complex world that have earned the company an ever-increasing list of accolades and awards.

The remaining companies in the M&C Saatchi Group (South Africa) are M&C Saatchi Connect, M&C Saatchi Africa, Dalmatian, Creative Spark and Levergy.

Moving Ads

We bring memorable customer experiences with a track record of creating innovative, high-impact and engaging activations.


Nando’s started way back in 1987, when the first restaurant opened in Rosettenville in Johannesburg, South Africa. We’ve come a long way since then, but we’ve never forgotten our humble beginnings.


At OMD, we have the talent to deliver on our brand promise of “b et t e r decisions, faster”, which has never meant more than it does in today’s challenging environment.

Ogilvy South Africa

In the past year Ogilvy has changed radically, right across the globe. Not because we were falling behind but because we needed to
stay ahead.

Old Friends Young Talent

Old friends young talent is exactly what it says on the tin. Immense industry experience on every kind of brand and business, working with loads of fresh young talent, drawn from every corner of our county, from every race and socio-economic background.


Ornico provides reputation, media, advertising and brand research with a suite of products that includes Brand Intelligence® across the African continent. It does this to help marketers and brand owners make sense of the flood of information that occupies traditional and social media.

Out There Media

Out There Media (OTM) is a leading global mobile advertising company.

Our mission is simple: to create and offer to advertisers around the world a true alternative to the current Google and Facebook advertising duopoly.


Diversification continued to be a driving factor during the past 12 months at Promise – a key area of focus which the agency continues to make a top priority.


Curiosity | Crafting | Growth. Three words that define Rogerwilco’s culture and our approach to solving its clients’ marketing challenges.

Sanlam Investments

We offer a wide range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow your long-term wealth.


Superunion is a next-generation brand agency. We're experts in brand strategy, identity, communications, engagement, reputation and brand management.


We’re a multi-disciplinary agency specialising in Branding, Communication and Design. We consider ourselves creators, nurturers, and custodians of brands.

TBWA\The Disruption Company

We are a radically open creative collective powered by our operating system, Disruption®, creating work that seeks to make an impact in culture


Formed in 2017 by radio personality, Arye Kellman, and marketing pundit, Jason Levin, TILT Influence Architects focuses on two things:

•   Creating built-for-social content, and

•   Influencer marketing.

The MediaShop

The MediaShop is part of the Nahana Communications Group and South Africa’s most established, most awarded Level 1 B-BBEE, integrated media agency.  We believe that there is always a better way! We see ourselves as communication experts, who are in the business of connecting brands with consumers through revolutionary communication solutions.

The Odd Number

We’re the leading independent 100% black-owned, through-the-line agency in the market. We use powerful, nuanced insights to connect brands to people.

Triple Eight

Eight years ago we began as a small group of ambitious women with the vision to break traditional boundaries by blending know-how in brand activations, experiential marketing and cause-related programmes.

Since then Triple Eight has grown exponentially across Africa, with our team of more than 60 marketing ground breakers, creating excellence in CSR programmes, brand activations, experiential marketing and event PR.


TymeBank is breaking the barriers that have, until now, blocked an estimated 11 million unbanked South Africans from having affordable, convenient and rewarding banking.


Established 21 years ago by a
group of passionate educators,
Vega has grown from strength to strength in the intervening years with a consistent focus on creative development, while at the same time nurturing critical thinking around how to conceptualise, launch and sustain brands.


"For the last 25 years, Vodacom has played a key role in transforming ordinary people’s lives through its innovative

Wavemaker Global

We are Wavemaker. In 2018 we were born as MEC and Maxus joined forces – to form a new agency. Not just a super-sized media shop (ours was the biggest-ever merger in media) but a new breed of global agency delivering world-class solutions for clients through media, content and technology.


eatbigfish is the world’s leading authority on Challenger brands and business, where expertise comes from researching and working with businesses who either are or want to be Challengers.

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