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.