Advertising Agencies in South Africa

Easily find the best Advertising Agencies in South Africa – based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.


WE ARE 99c.
We’re an independent, full-service, integrated advertising & communications agency.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

CEO & MD (CT): Andrew Brand / MD (Jhb): Jacqueline Nyembe / Deputy MD: Kim MacBeath Brand
ECD: Marius van Rensburg / Production Director: Hylton Heather

Blueprint Advertising

We are a 100% black owned, full-service Advertising agency that delivers bespoke solutions to social, economic, business and brand challenges. We are respected for our grasp of the local market – as well as our agility, capability and personalized service.


Founder and Chairman: Groovin Nchabeleng
MD: Tracey Copley / ECD: Sandile Mkhasibe

Bohemian Creative

Bohemian creates stunning design & animation for conscious brands. Impactful, memorable work that inspires change. #DesignForGood #Branding


Co-Owner and Managing Director: Via Henderson
Co-Owner and Executive Creative Director: Kyle Lutchman


CSA is a globally recognized culture & entertainment agency that builds & enhances brand relevance through narrative-led, popular culture marketing campaigns.

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Maputo, Luanda, Lusaka, Addis Ababa, Kinshasa, Douala & Yaoundé, Abidjan, London & Los Angeles

Executive Director & Co-Founder: Marc Le Chat / Executive Directors: Davin Phillips / Brannon Phillips
Executive Director & CFO: Jaren Phillips / Account Director: Kirby Manousakis


An independent award-winning agency with a unique approach, we focus on helping brands tell the right stories, to the right people, at the right time. Driven by metrics and data, we’ll help you develop a unique and resonating brand narrative, no matter the platform.


Co-CEO: Tom Manners / Nic Simmonds
Creative Business Unit Director: Marc de la Querra / Interactive Director: Ciaran Burnand


A branding and marketing agency designed for the integrated world.


Founder and Creative Partner: Tom Cullinan / Dana Cullinan


We are Dentsu Creative South Africa. Award-winning modern creativity come together in two creative hubs, located in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Part of Dentsu, Dentsu Creative is a Global Creative Network that transforms brands and businesses through the power of Modern Creativity.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

MD: Natalie Wilson / ECD: Nkanyezi Masango 
Group Creative Director: Justine Drake / Integrated Strategy Director: Sello Leshope

Draftline JNB

Draftline JNB is 1 of 12 global award-winning in-house agencies for Ab-InBev. As a multiskilled team of creatives, strategists, trend analysts, influencer managers and digital specialists, we drive creative excellence that gets business results across the entire brand portfolio of SAB Ab-InBev on the African continent.


CCO: Neo Segola / ECD: Loyiso Twala & Nigel Matthews 
Studio Head: Laurelle Simonetti 


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

Cape Town

Chief Executive Officer: Wayne Naidoo / Managing Director: Aileen Sauerman
Executive Creative Director: Suhana Gordhan / Chief Strategy Officer: Steve Miller

FCB Joburg

A diverse, passionate group collaborating across the continent. Devoted to creating ideas that change behaviour.


Group CEO & Group CCO: Brett Morris / CCO: Tseliso Rangaka
ECD: Tian van den Heever

Grey Advertising Africa

At Grey, we continue to break new ground in brand experience across every platform to create lasting consumer connections and ultimately live up to our slogan; “Famously effective since 1917”, by delivering business results with creative solutions.


CEO: Paul Jackson / ECD: Fran Luckin

Grid Worldwide

The Make It Mean Something Company. We build brands by giving them meaning.

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Doha

Chairman & Founder: Nathan Reddy / Joint CEO & Partner: David Cohen / Joint CEO & Partner: Adam Byars
Chief Creative Officer: Clinton Bridgeford

House of Brave

House of Brave exists to challenge the status quo with strategic and creative intelligence. In doing so we create brave spaces for brands to live in and grow.


CEO: Karabo Songo / MD: Andrew Shuttleworth
ECD: Vanessa Pearson / Strategy Director: Rob Van Rooyen / Digital Director: Musa Kalenga

Iconic Agency

Iconic is an integrated digital communications agency with a focus on content production and performance.
We make remarkable content for brands and connect them with their audience.

Cape Town

Managing Director & Creative Director: Andrew Kirkby
Executive Producer: Keane Balt / Strategic Lead: Daniel Kolossa

Joe Public

We are a 100% independent, proudly South African, integrated brand and communication group, whose philosophy is grounded in the belief that growth is a virtuous circle.

Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban

Group CEO: Gareth Leck / Co-MDs: Khuthala Gala Holten & Mpume Ngobese
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais / Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana


JumpShip is a branded content and content creation company that collaborates with clients and creatives to craft ideas for audiences through out-of-the-box storytelling, advertising and filmmaking.


Co-Founder, Managing Director & Executive Producer: Omphile Moduka / Co-Founder, Creative Lead, Director: Shilo Maloney
Co-Founder, Head of Production, Post Lead: Kgabi Diale / Creative Partner, Line Manager: Nambita Ntsaluba

King James Group

King James is a South African creative ideas agency making global moves. Part of Accenture Song

Cape Town

CEO: James Barty
Chief Creative Officer: Alistair King

King James Group Johannesburg

Hear ye, hear ye…


MD: Charles Matterson
Creative Founding Partners: Rob Mc Lennan / Graeme Jenner

M&C Saatchi Abel

Brutal Simplicity of thought.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

CEO: Mike Abel / CCO: Neo Mashigo
ECD: Jake Bester (CPT) & Adam Weber (JHB) / Creative Partner: Gordon Ray

MullenLowe South Africa

We’re a different kind of beast. We punch above our weight and we challenge norms. Advertising agency MullenLowe in Joburg & Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

CEO: Sarah Dexter
Chief Creative Officer: Kirk Gainsford

Net#work BBDO

We believed that great ideas have the power to change the world, mobilise behaviour and change and build social cohesion. We still do, and in fact, now we know they can. Great ideas break through the wallpaper of mediocrity and the wall of indifference.


CEO: Leo Manne
CCO: Roanna Williams

The Odd Number

We are a truly integrated agency that believes in the power of ideas.


Creative Director / Co-Founder: Sibusiso Sitole
Managing Director / Co-Founder: Xola Nouse

Ogilvy Cape Town

We are a Cape Town-based integrated creative advertising agency that is characterised by a reverence towards brands and a dedication to ideas.

Cape Town

CEO: Pete Case / MD: Vicki Buys
ECD: Camilla Clerke

Ogilvy Johannesburg

We are a Johannesburg-based integrated advertising agency defined by a devotion to brands and a dedication to ideas.


CEO: Pete Case / MD: Tracey Edwards
ECD: Kabelo Moshapalo


Experience design and development studio. We love to create human-centred digital products, from concept to reality.

Johannesburg & Durban

Founder & CTO: Lliam Scholtz / Founder & Innovator: Kyle Fraser
Creative Director: Greg Davies / Managing Director: Brad Fraser

Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa

Saatchi & Saatchi is the “Nothing is Impossible” agency, driven by big thinking, big ideas and a can-do spirit.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Managing Director: Quinton Luck / Managing Partner: Firdous Osman
Chief Creative Officer: Jonathan Beggs / Head of Strategy: Mia Cronje

So Interactive

We are a strategic creative agency that delivers digital-first brand experiences and products that drive business results.


Founder and Digital Director: Darren Mansour


Sunshinegun is an inspirational company focused on strategic brand design and communication. Based in sunny South Africa and not so sunny London, we deliver illuminating work for our clients, throughout Africa, the Middle East, UK, Canada, USA and Australia.

Johannesburg & London

Managing Director: Katinka Pretorius / Creative Partner: Bronwen Rautenbach
Creative Partner & Music Director: George Rautenbach / Digital Director: Roshni Morar

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris

Life’s too short to be mediocre.


CEO: Karabo Denalane
Chief Creative Officer: Peter Khoury / Executive Creative Directors: Keith Manning / Carl Willoughby / Kabelo Moshapalo

VML South Africa

Creating Connected Brands.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

CEO: Jarred Cinman / COO: Diane Wilson / MD: Danelle Stiles
Chief Marketing Officer: Ben Wagner / Chief Growth Officer: Insaaf Khan
CCO: Fran Luckin / ECD: Ana Rocha