It is at the heart of everything we do. From creative thinking to creative work. From how we are structured to the systems we use. Brutal Simplicity runs through the culture of every single one of our offices, all around the world.
What does it mean to be 'woke'? For us, being woke is an agenda to be strong out loud, to be deliberate. It's an innate strength we have always possessed, the only difference now is that there are platforms to express it. 5 Jun 2019Read more
Faheem Chaudhry, a long-time colleague of the M&C Saatchi Abel founders, has returned to the group. As managing partner, he will assume operational leadership of the Johannesburg agency. 31 May 2019Read more
One of SA's leading creative agencies, M&C Saatchi Abel, has appointed Graham Mears as the Group's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He brings with him over two decades worth of experience as a Chartered Accountant in the financial/marketing industry, with the last four spent within the advertising landscape. He has a wealth of digital experience and, as a result, is a self-confessed 'digital native'. 14 May 2019Read more
I was just a 24-year-old account executive (a title which my mother thought was very important), going about my business writing a very important contact report. Then he called - a very senior and important client who couldn't get hold of anyone else, so he got put through to me by the receptionist. He was pissed off. Very, very pissed off. 18 Apr 2019Read more
The day the first ad I ever made ran in the Sunday Times. Full Page. Full colour. It was glorious (as a suit, there is nothing quite as thrilling or terrifying as signing off a final DTP laser and then waiting for it to appear in the national newspapers). It was for Old Mutual Unit Trusts. 17 Apr 2019Read more