Giles Shepherd memorial on 5 Jul 2019
Giles Shepherd, Brand Alive Group group chief executive, passed away on 24 June 2019, at the age of 49, after a brief battle with cancer. Shepherd co-founded Brand Alive Group in 2001.
His memorial service will be held at 11am this Friday 5 July at St John’s College, St David Road, Houghton Estate, in Johannesburg. All are welcome to pay their last respects.
“During his career, spanning over 30 years, Giles managed and directed creative work for major brands,” the agency said in a statement. “A trained journalist, Giles landed his first job as an assistant editor in 1987 and worked his way through all facets of the publishing, marketing, advertising, promotional and, ultimately, professional brand development spheres. Most of his colleagues and family will remember Giles as an eloquent speaker, and a man who lived a passionate life, with a glass of gin in hand. He believed in changing the world by offering random acts of kindness, one day at a time.”