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I've been a copywriter for 11 years and a writer since I could hold a pencil. I started small in a hotshop called HarrisonHuman, went big for six years at Ogilvy Johannesburg, M&C Saatchi in Melbourne and Sydney and now at Ogilvy Cape Town.
I'm as passionate about ideas as I am about crafting them.
1 x DNAD Silver Nomination
1 x Cannes Gold Lion
2 x Cannes Silver Lions
2 x Cannes Bronze Lions
1 x Cannes Radio Finalist
2 x Cannes Outdoor Finalists
1 x Cannes Direct Finalist
5 x One Show Merit Awards
1 x Silver Clio
1 x Bronze Clio
3 x Clio Finalists
ADC Young Guns
1 x London International Grand Prize
2 x Bron… Read More
1 x DNAD Silver Nomination
1 x Cannes Gold Lion
2 x Cannes Silver Lions
2 x Cannes Bronze Lions
1 x Cannes Radio Finalist
2 x Cannes Outdoor Finalists
1 x Cannes Direct Finalist
5 x One Show Merit Awards
1 x Silver Clio
1 x Bronze Clio
3 x Clio Finalists
ADC Young Guns
1 x London International Grand Prize
2 x Bronze Australian AWARD Awards
2 x Bronze Australian ADMA Awards
1 x Gold Caples Award
1 x Caples Finalist
6 x Gold Loerie Awards
7 x Silver Loerie Awards
9 x Bronze Loerie Awards
1 x Gold Eagle Print Award
5 x Silver Eagle Print Awards
1 x Bronze Eagle Print Award
1 x Gold Pendoring Award
1 x Roger Garlick New Media Award Read Less
Ogilvy Cape Town (February 2013 – present) Creative Group Head Copywriter

Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town (December 2012 – January 2013) Freelance Copywriter

M&C Saatchi Australia (April 2010 – September 2012) Senior Copywriter
In April 2010, I decided to extend my advertising experience overseas and join… Read More
Ogilvy Cape Town (February 2013 – present) Creative Group Head Copywriter

Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town (December 2012 – January 2013) Freelance Copywriter

M&C Saatchi Australia (April 2010 – September 2012) Senior Copywriter
In April 2010, I decided to extend my advertising experience overseas and joined M&C Saatchi Melbourne. Unfortunately, with several multimedia campaigns of ours about to break, the agency’s biggest client decided to move their account. While the majority of the staff were retrenched, I was offered a transfer to the Sydney agency to keep me within the group. Here I worked on integrated campaigns for some of Australia’s most iconic brands and had the opportunity to grow my digital skills by working with our sister company Mark, one of Australia’s top digital agencies. I was also a part of the team that pitched for and won Commonwealth Bank, the biggest account in Australia.

Additional Accounts: Qantas · Qantas FrequentFlyer · qantas.com · Optus Telecommunications · Woolworths · Education Australia · Australia Unlimited (the Australian Government’s investment board) · Amnesty International Australia · ANZ Bank · Swinburne University · realestate.com

Ogilvy Johannesburg (November 2003 – April 2010) Group Head
In November 2003, I moved to Ogilvy Johannesburg, where in six years I had a fantastic range of experiences from shooting multimillion rand TV commercials around Europe to SATP, Ogilvy’s invitation-only future management programme, to winning the SAB Miller Brand Challenge and working on loan to Ogilvy London. I was an integral part of the team that pitched on and won Cell C and Miller Genuine Draft and I wrote the strategy for South African Tourism.

In 2008 I was promoted to Creative Group Head and took on brand guardianship of Nike SA, Audi, KFC and Tabasco. On the back of a proactive campaign, my art director and I were asked to help launch Greenpeace in South Africa, after which Ogilvy became their exclusive agency, winning the 2010 AdNews Roger Garlick Award for Media Innovation.

Additional Accounts: Castle Lager · M-Net · DStv · Pastel Accounting · FIFA

HarrisonHuman Bates (February – October 2003) Copywriter
At the beginning of 2003, I was hired by Gerry Human (now Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy London) at HarrisonHuman Bates. In the nine months that I was there, I worked on Exclusive Books, Microsoft, pitched and won Appletiser and also won my first student and professional Gold Loeries and South Africa’s first Cannes Gold Cyber Lion. Read Less
Member Since: Jan 10, 2012