World Wide Creative two years after the Sekunjalo deal

by Herman Manson (@marklives) A little over two years ago, Saratoga Software, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Sekunjalo Investments Limited, acquired a majority shareholding in digital agency, World Wide Creative. The agency had intentionally sought a buyer that wasn’t part of an agency network (or an ad agency, for that matter).

EXCLUSIVE: Hellocomputer – “we’ll continue to fight the fight from the inside”

Draftfcb acquired independent digital agency Hellocomputer earlier today. MarkLives talks to David Moffat, Managing Director at Hellocomputer, about the future of his agency within the Draftfcb South Africa Group (also see our interview with Draftfcb CEO John Dixon).

MarkLives: Why did you choose Draftfcb as a new corporate parent?
Moffat: Hellocomputer has been approached by most of the leading advertising networks. This possibility resonated with for a number of reasons: it’s an esteemed group with an impressive track record creatively and in terms of business performance, a culture and value structure we subscribe to, enviable clients and a management team we admire. Draftfcb has also demonstrated its belief in digital by investing in its own digital agency Mesh Interactive. We look forward to being part of a group that has built many of South Africa’s most loved brands.

The pragmatic Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell is one of the original stalwarts of South Africa’s internet economy having been involved in the online advertising and publishing industry since shortly after the commercial web launched in South Africa.

Prezence promises mobility for the masses

Prezence, the digital agency part-owned by Primedia, has always been proud of its ability in the mobile space, says CTO Tim Bishop, and now, with the appointment of CEO Prakash Patel, it is able to provide a full range of strategic digital solutions to clients.

Growing up Quirky

At Quirk the interns appoint their own replacements. It’s part of a culture that thrives on empowering staff, getting the best out of them, to the benefit of clients. These guys aremore than digital, they are the future. By Herman Manson

Give them heart – David Moffatt & Mark Tomlinson

David Moffatt doesn’t get called a rock star just because be designed a Wordpress theme. The guy actually rocks as lead guitarist of indie rock band The Dirty Skirts when he isn’t running his digital agency HelloComputer alongside business partner Mark Tomlinson. Together they have created what quite a few people refer to as one of the hottest indie digital specialists around.

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