Creating Connected Brands.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

CEO: Jarred Cinman / Deputy CEO: Di Wilson / MD: Danelle Stiles
Chief Creative Officer: Ryan McManus / Head of VMLY&R Cape Town: Ben Wagner / Chief Growth Officer: Kevin Lourens

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ABOUT VMLY&R South Africa

VMLY&R South Africa is a leading full service (ATL, BTL, shopper, media, digital and customer experience) agency that creates purpose-driven work that lives in people’s lives.
The agency knows that consumers don’t care about advertising that is irrelevant and interruptive, which is why it creates work that engages an audience in a culturally relevant manner. VMLY&R’s strategic focus is to create work that is not only entertaining and engaging but also delivers results for clients.
In 2019, the agency has been awarded 15 Bookmarks, including four Golds, an Apex, a Cannes Lion and eight Loeries, two of which were Craft Golds.
VMLY&R South African employs over 300 people across Johannesburg and Cape Town is a proud level 1 B-BBEE agency and forms part of the VMLY&R global network.

About VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. The agency is made up of nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, London, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. VMLY&R works with client partners including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Office Depot, Pfizer and Wendy’s.

VMLY&R is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).


  • The Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report named NATIVE VML the global ‘Entertainment Agency of the Year’ in 2017
  • Y&R and NATIVE VML ranked 1st and 2nd at Cannes Lions for South African agencies
  • Y&R and NATIVE VML both in Top 5 of Creative Circle rankings
  • NATIVE VML ranked 3rd in overall Loeries Rankings and Runner Up at Ad Focus large agency category



VML Johannesburg

Innesfree View
Cnr Katherine Street & Harris Road
Sandton, 2196
South Africa

011 555 3800

Marketing Manager | Loki Magerman

VML Cape Town

G12 Old Castle Brewery Complex
6 Beach Road
Woodstock, 7925
South Africa

021 434 4375

Chief Creative Officer | Ryan McManus

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