by Herman Manson. M&N Brands, owned by Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane of Avatar fame, has launched a new agency with Mbuso Ndlovu and Chiedza Quinchette.
by Herman Manson. Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane have rebranded their agency holding company to M&N Brands.
by MarkLives. Why are so many black professionals disgruntled with the rate of progress? Next up in our panel is Zibusiso Mkhwanazi of AVATAR.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane decided to launch an integrated ad agency. With R2000 as start-up money. True story, says Ngubane (29), who was a Non Executive Director at Ireland-Davenport before he joined forces with Mkhwanazi (30), a serial entrepreneur best known in the agency world for being Executive Chairman at KRAZYBOYZ digital and later as Chairman of The Redquarter Brand Design.
Launched in January 2012, Avatar is positioned as a full-service marketing agency “with digital at the core,” and today counts 20th Century Fox, National Geographic, Fox International Channels and Dinners Club International amongst its clients. The agency also employs 28 people in Johannesburg and 4 in Durban.
by Herman Manson. M&C Saatchi Group and Avatar South Africa have officially “parted ways”, a joint statement has confirmed.
by MarkLives. Ten years ago today, MarkLives debuted on the South African web. Our readers wish us a happy birthday.
by Carey Finn. “The market needs to be aware that Avatar is in Cape Town, and we’re open for business,” says Mthunzi Plaatjie.
by MarkLives. This is the second major account win announced by the agency this year.
by Herman Manson. Avatar Cape Town, part of the M&N Brands group, will offer a number of services, including ATL, digital, social, BTL and PR.
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