As the 2014 FIFA World Cup reached its climax in Brazil, the global showpiece was hailed as an unparalleled broadcasting success in Africa thanks to a unique South African approach to the rights commercialisation of the event. 15 Jul 2014 Read more++

Octagon is proud to announce that three of its projects have been shortlisted for the Discovery Sport Industry Awards 2014, which will reward the past year's most outstanding work in marketing, PR, advertising, community investment and sponsorship. 6 Nov 2013 Read more++

Agency earns top recognition at Sports Business Journal Awards ceremony  3 Jul 2013 Read more++

And sets out to 'Mo-bilize' Britain 30 Jan 2013 Read more++

While Serena may have beaten her sister Venus in two sets (6-3; 6-4) in their first match played on SA turf, they both won the hearts of everyone at Ellis Park Indoor Arena (Sunday 04 November 2012). This latest win for Serena means she's won 14 of the 25 games where they've gone head to head. 7 Dec 2012 Read more++

Martina Navratilova, one of the most successful tennis players of the modern era, has signed with sports and entertainment management agency, Octagon. 7 Nov 2012 Read more++

Ellis Park Indoor Arena will once more 'Break the Mould' this coming Sunday. 1 Nov 2012 Read more++

International tennis stars, Serena and Venus Williams will 'Break the Mould' when they challenge one another on South African soil for the first time. 18 Sep 2012 Read more++

International tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are visiting South Africa in early November 2012 to launch the Breaking the Mould (BTM) campaign. In addition to lending their support to this important initiative, the sisters will attend a gala dinner at Montecasino, Gauteng and play an exciting exhibition tennis match at Johannesburg's Ellis Park arena for fans of all ages. 15 Sep 2012 Read more++

Meet The Williams sisters and local 'Mould Breakers' at the inaugural BTM Gala dinner to be held at Montecasino on Saturday 3rd November 2012. This black-tie affair will reward and acknowledge women making a difference; inspire dinner goers with enjoyable rhetoric and raise funds for Wheelchair Tennis through the chosen beneficiary the SA Sports Trust (a Section 18a organisation). 12 Sep 2012 Read more++

An exciting period begins for Octagon South Africa, one of the world's largest Sports Marketing and entertainment consultancies, as the agency announces two new accounts: sponsorship management and consultancy for leading payment solutions group, MasterCard Worldwide in South Africa and management of Toyota's Free State Cheetahs sponsorship. 5 Apr 2011 Read more++

One of the world's largest sports marketing firms, Octagon Marketing lived up to its global status when Octagon South Africa and client MTN SA won Best Sponsorship of a Sport Event for MTN's sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the inaugural Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards held at Emperor's Palace last night. 18 Feb 2011 Read more++

South African tennis star and Octagon client Kevin Anderson captured his first ATP World Tour title on Sunday at the South African Open in Johannesburg. Anderson defeated India's Somdev Devvarman to become the first native winner of the tournament since 1989. With this triumph, the 24-year-old moved up to a career-high No. 40 on the South African Airways 2011 ATP rankings. 9 Feb 2011 Read more++

Research expert to drive agency's thought leadership worldwide. 21 Jan 2011 Read more++

According to Qondisa Ngwenya, Octagon South Africa Managing Director, following the emotional connections sports fans have with players is a key to marketing success in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 2 Dec 2010 Read more++

New York, NY/Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL - Sept. 9, 2010 - Octagon Africa's head, Qondisa Ngwenya, is pleased to announce that Octagon, the world's largest sports and entertainment consulting and activation practice, has expanded its South American footprint by acquiring B2S, the veteran Rio de Janeiro-based sports marketing firm with offices in Rio and Sao Paulo. The move dramatically strengthens Octagon's client service offering for both marketing and sports representation in light of Brazil's ascendancy as the "capital" of sports as host of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. 9 Sep 2010 Read more++

We managed MORE FIFA World Cup Clients than any agency in South Africa ...a record six partner activations including A-B InBev, Coca-Cola, Powerade, Kia, MTN and SONY. 7 Sep 2010 Read more++

Marketing activation for big events can be challenging. On the scale of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, it is an experience like no other. Just ask Octagon's Senior Vice President Clay Smith, who leads sponsorship activation for his agency's client portfolio that includes brand leaders: Budweiser, The Coca-Cola Company, FIFA-AUB sub-Saharan broadcasts, Kia, MTN, Powerade and Sony. 30 Jun 2010 Read more++

It was smiles all around at the fourth annual Engen Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Christmas Party on 2 December 2008. Forty young VIP guests made up of predominantly out-patients and supported by parents, staff and social workers were all in attendance and in good cheer as they celebrated this annual event. 12 Dec 2008 Read more++

Excitement mounts as the final preparations are in full swing for the second Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge, taking place with the beautiful backdrop of Nelson's Creek Wine Estate in Wellington on Saturday 11 October, 2008. (Proceedings kick off at 07h00.) 9 Oct 2008 Read more++

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics came to an end on Sunday, Octagon-represented athletes delivered impressive results throughout the competition highlighted by several historic performances. 27 Aug 2008 Read more++

Petroleum Giant Engen has announced its intention to support the Life Development Cycling Academy's Safe Cycle Programme, an initiative designed to teach basic cycling skills to children at primary school level, which will be carried out in disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape and Gauteng. 25 Aug 2008 Read more++

After the third full day of Olympic competition, Octagon's clients continue to make headlines led by swimmers Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin. Octagon has now garnered 11 total medals which is good enough for fourth place in the overall medal count among countries. 14 Aug 2008 Read more++

For the fifth consecutive year, petroleum giant Engen plans to fuel the hearts and minds of passionate football fans in South Africa with the staging of the annual Engen Knock Out Challenge, where the best of under 17's football action will be on display during the months of June and July. 4 Jul 2008 Read more++

Pietermartizburg local, Bradley Potgieter (MTN Energade, U23) took overall first place at the inaugural Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge held in Pietermartizburg on Sunday, 29 June 2008 at the Harry Gwala Stadium, finishing the 106km route in a time of 02:42:58. 1 Jul 2008 Read more++

Sunday 29 June 2008 marks a historic date for Engen as it presents the first of the Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge events, in partnership with Velokhaya, at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, ‘the Bikers City for Africa'. 18 Jun 2008 Read more++

Octagon was named “Sports Agency of the Year” by industry trade publication Sports Business Journal at its inaugural awards event held in New York. 17 Jun 2008 Read more++

Octagon, South Africa's foremost sponsorship marketing company, has been appointed by leading retailer, Ackermans to provide strategic sponsorship consulting, event management and media/PR services to Ackermans' key brands. This agreement marks a significant step in the history of Octagon South Africa as it for the first time enters the retail industry. 16 Jul 2006 Read more++

With South Africa set to stage the FIFA World Cup in 2010, Octagon, South Africa's leading sponsorship marketing company, has selected eight staff members to travel to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany in an effort to remain at the forefront of football sponsorship consulting and activation. 8 Jun 2006 Read more++

Coca-Cola Colab 'Live on Tour' hit the South African highways in November last year, with the purpose of taking the best of South African music to the people. Coca-Cola appointed Octagon, one of the world's leading sports, music and entertainment marketing companies, to make it all happen. 12 May 2006 Read more++

A new research study conducted by Octagon reveals for the first time the key factors that ignite the passion South Africans have for their preferred sports. The unique Passion DriversTM research provides marketers with quantifiable data providing fascinating insights into the emotional connections and affinity consumers have with sports. Knowing "why fans are fans" better enables sponsors to create more compelling, targeted and cost-effective sports marketing campaigns.  4 Apr 2006 Read more++

At a cocktail function held at the Radisson Hotel in Cape Town on 28 March 2006, Chris Bruwer, Group Managing Director of sponsorship marketing agency Octagon South Africa, welcomed Soto Ndukwana as the new Chairman of the group. Simultaneously, the group bid a fond farewell to outgoing Chairman, Stewart Banner, who finally hangs up his entrepreneur's sprinting spikes after twelve years. 29 Mar 2006 Read more++

Wednesday, 1st June 2005 saw the final conclusion of the Octagon Marketing Black Economic Empowerment deal with a consortium consisting of six prominent black businessmen. Octagon is the market leader in the South African sports, entertainment and sponsorship marketing arena, and the conclusion of the deal is estimated at R24 million. 1 Jun 2005 Read more++

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