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Hello. I'm a copywriter with over ten years experience working at some of South Africa's biggest and most creative ad agencies. I've worked on traditional and digital platforms on all sorts of brands. I've launched products, won pitches, won awards and most spectacularly I've sometimes made people laugh. My succe… Read More
Hello. I'm a copywriter with over ten years experience working at some of South Africa's biggest and most creative ad agencies. I've worked on traditional and digital platforms on all sorts of brands. I've launched products, won pitches, won awards and most spectacularly I've sometimes made people laugh. My success rate is about 40:60.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

* Working at Ogilvy New York on the Coke Zero pitch against Droga5. We beat them.
* A project we created against women abuse was picked up by the media and we had requests for it to be flighted on TV stations in South Africa, France and Brazil. It was also published as a case study in high school text books.
* Representing South Africa at the Young Lions international film category in Cannes Read Less
  • Senior Copywriter
    Ogilvy & Mather — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Copywriter
    Saatchi & Saatchi — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Copywriter
    Ogilvy & Mather — Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Junior Copywriter
    TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris — Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cannes:
Bronze Film Lion, 2014 (Topsy TV)
Silver Viral Film Lion, 2011 (POWA TV)
Bronze Promo Lion, 2011 (POWA TV)
Bronze Radio Lion, 2006 (TWINSAVER)
2 Shortlists (cyber, direct)

One Show:
Silver Pencil in Viral Film category (POWA TV)
Finalist TVC (TOPSY)
Finalist RADIO (Volkswagen Text and Drive)

D&AD:
In-B… Read More
Cannes:
Bronze Film Lion, 2014 (Topsy TV)
Silver Viral Film Lion, 2011 (POWA TV)
Bronze Promo Lion, 2011 (POWA TV)
Bronze Radio Lion, 2006 (TWINSAVER)
2 Shortlists (cyber, direct)

One Show:
Silver Pencil in Viral Film category (POWA TV)
Finalist TVC (TOPSY)
Finalist RADIO (Volkswagen Text and Drive)

D&AD:
In-Book, Magazine Insert, 2013 (POWA/NINE WEST BROCHURE)

London International Awards:
Silver Statue (POWA TV)

Microsoft Story Awards:
Winner of the Middle East African Microsoft Story Awards, 2012 (POP!)

Loeries:
Gold TVC, 2014 (Topsy)
Gold Viral Video, 2010 (POWA)
Gold for Everyone’s Favourite Radio Ad, 2006 (Twinsaver)
Silver in-store, 2012 (POWA)
Bronze Print Campaign, 2012 (Texa)
Bronze Print Campaign, 2012 (Tuffy)
Craft Certificate Motion Graphic Design, 2011 (M-Net, Believe)
Bronze Campaign TV Promo, 2011 (M-Net, Believe)
Bronze Viral Video, 2010 (Oxfam)
Bronze Print Campaign, 2008 (Duracell)
Bronze Radio 2008 (DSTV)
Bronze Radio, 2006 (Twinsaver)
Bronze Direct, 2007 (Reach for a Dream)
Silver Student Award, 2005 (Albany)
Bronze Student Award, 2005 (Drive Alive)

Creative Circle Ad of the Year:
Film Winner, 2014 (Topsy)
Runner-up in Experiential, 2011 (POWA)

Vukas:
Best Use of Humour (contender category, Oxfam) 2009
Best Concept (contender category, Oxfam) 2009
Best Overall (contender category, Oxfam) 2009

CLIOS:
Film Shortlist, TOPSY, 2014

Ad Review:
Radio Campaign of the Year, 2009 (DSTV)

Creative Circle Ad of the Month:
Radio winner, March, 2006.

Assegai:
Gold, Creative Solutions, 2012 (POWA Nine-West Brochure)
Gold, employee relationship marketing, 2011 (Imperial Road Safety Campaign)

Young Creatives:
1st Place in Cinemark Student Awards, 2004
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Loerie Awards, 2011 (Student Panel)
Loerie Awards, 2007 (radio craft panel)
Vuka Awards, 2010
Creative Circle Ad of the Month, Sometimes.
Member since: Jul 17, 2012