EXCLUSIVE: Matthee rejoins Mortimer Harvey as ECD
Matthee worked at the ad agency between 2005 and 2008 as head of design/deputy CD. Since then, he’s spent time at Geometry Global, Global Mouse (now Roering Creative Kin), Base2 Agency (now part of Wunderman Thompson South Africa) and Y&R SA (now part of VMLY&R SA), and been an agency owner and freelancer.
Brands he’s worked on include Investec, Amstel Lager, Edgars, Caltex, Absa, Danone, BP and Castrol, Unilever (Axe, Rajah, Knorr etc), Mondelēz (Orio, Jacob’s, Stimorol etc), KFC, Cell C, Sun International, Steers and many others.
“I’m amazed at how big ideas come from seemingly insignificant communication requirements,” says Matthee. “How we don’t save lives but sometimes we do. How a brave and purposeful client is your best ally. How a new media channel can give birth to a million new creative ideas. How we have the power to build up, where others break down. I love that we have the ability to shock people into action or soothe them into belonging all on the same day for different clients. What a wonderful reason to get up in the morning.”
Comments Andrew Fradd, MH group managing director, “We’re delighted to celebrate the return of a now-altogether more-mature, well-seasoned, battle-hardened version of Jacque, now with a lot more beard, as MH’s new ECD.”
“Jacque has worked tirelessly to acquire a strong sense of what it takes to empower and integrate with clients, agency partners, industry supplier partners and, most importantly, within your own creative organisation. Some Cannes statues, a Loerie or two and a few other accolades along the way are testament to his drive for creative relevance and excellence,” says Gerald Harvey, MH group chief creative director.