This month The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) celebrates 20 years in the business. After having opened its doors in 1994 with three founding members and just one client, it has grown over the years to be recognised as one of South Africa's' most celebrated and awarded agencies.
Its twentieth year looks set to be a fast-paced and memorable one. A number of large scale projects are currently being rolled out, including the design and advertising for the annual Design Indaba; an innovative new TV campaign for Budget Insurance; and an online animated video for cat food Lucky Pet.
To complement this, the business is excited to announce a number of new appointments and promotions, bolstering its senior management team.
Andrew Lang, Jonathan Warncke and Lucas van Vuuren have been promoted to creative directors and will, along with Joanne Thomas, creative director: design, lead the creative studio. Together they have a notable awards haul under their belts, across some of South Africa's foremost brands.
Nathalie Keevy has taken up the role of client service director. Nathalie comes with an impressive background in advertising, having started out in the industry in 1993. Previously she served on the board at JWT, set up and run the Investec account at Ireland-Davenport and managed key Eskom projects for Switch Design in Johannesburg.
Kirsten Kruger has been appointed head of strategy. Kirsten comes with over 10 years of experience in the FMCG and alcohol industries, having worked at Unilever and Brandhouse across Africa, Middle East and Turkey. She has lead the development and implementation of multiple category and brand strategies, innovations and campaigns for some of the most complex categories and biggest global brand names in the world
Head of the The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town), Kevan Aspoas, believes that the bolstered management team and the 20th birthday milestone herald in a new era for the agency: "The internal promotions and new appointments mean that all disciplines within the agency are energised for a good year ahead. We are working on some great campaigns and pieces of business, and we a have some of the best people in the industry working for us."
"This year will be a big one, and I believe it will pave the way for another 20 years of the same," he finished.