About Us | Johannesburg

Our Mission

We help your brand to stay ahead of the game.

To be successful today, so you can be successful tomorrow.

To ensure your brand is :

 

FLUENT IN TOMORROW

 

Our Essence

 

To be fully future-proof, you need to understand the language of tomorrow.

Feel its rhythms. Know its character. Anticipate its movements.

To do that, you take deep knowledge.

Then you glean from it the profound insights needed –

To create great, timeless ideas.

 

This is what we do.

And why we say that we’re:

 

FLUENT IN TOMORROW

Leadership

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Lynn Madeley CEO
Havas Southern Africa
Lynn Madeley CEO
Havas Southern Africa

Lynn Madeley

Lynn Madeley is the Havas Southern Africa Chief Executive Officer.

Madeley is a market specialist working in the advertising and marketing field across Africa.

She has worked in London, in Asia while based in Hong Kong and currently in Africa based in South Africa.
Madeley has significant experience in bringing global standards to local businesses.

She has a genuine desire to fulfil the potential in the people, clients and brands she works with, which allows her to create a positive energy in a demanding environment.

Currently responsible for all the Havas companies for Southern Africa including traditional, digital, media and public relations.

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Ivan Moroke CEO
CoCurrency
Ivan Moroke CEO
CoCurrency

Ivan Moroke started his formal career in marketing at the coal face of the discipline – direct selling.

In his case, selling cigarettes for British American Tabacco in the rural areas of the North West Province.

He proceeded to hold various leadership roles across the entire marketing value chain at the company.

He then joined Added Value SA, a global insight and brand consultancy, as a Project Director and then moved to Lowe Bull, the creative advertising agency as a Strategy Director.

He later left the agency as a Managing Director to head up Yellowwood brand consultancy whereafter he moved back into the advertising space as group Managing Director of TBWA Hunt Lascaris.

He recently left the agency as CEO to start up Co-Currency, a marketing insight and strategy consultancy.

Morake served as the Chairperson of Brand Council South Africa (BCSA) from 2014 to 2015.

He is currently a Director for the BCSA and the Chairperson of APEX Effective Advertising Awards.

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Eoin Welsh Chief Creative Officer
Havas Johannesburg
Eoin Welsh Chief Creative Officer
Havas Johannesburg

Eoin Welsh

Eoin Welsh is the Havas Johannesburg Chief Creative Officer.

Welsh, born in Ireland and raised in South Africa, first drifted into advertising after an obligatory two-year stint in the army. An army friend said his wife was a copywriter, and it was easy money.

After three years of writing property ads, office toilet supply brochures and a host of other projects, Welsh joined Young & Rubicam as a junior writer and left as a creative group head.

He later joined Ogilvy and Draft FCB, where he spent many happy years, the final two of them as Executive Creative Director of the Johannesburg main office.

The opportunity arose to co-found a Johannesburg office for independent Cape Town agency King James.

In four years he took the agency from 4 people, one small account and a mobile phone, to almost 30 people, 15 accounts (including blue chip accounts such as BMW Mini and Deloitte) and quite a few mobile phones.

Welsh ran his own business and was later lured back into the agency world by Lowe Worldwide Johannesburg.

He later joined Lowe Prague as an Executive Creative Director before joining Havas.

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Lou Boxall-Davies Chief Strategic Officer
Havas Johannesburg
Lou Boxall-Davies Chief Strategic Officer
Havas Johannesburg

Lou Boxall-Davies

Lou Boxall-Davies is the Havas Johannesburg Chief Strategy Officer.

After graduating with an Honours degree in Economics, she spent seven years as a management consultant specialising in business strategy, business process re-engineering and scenario planning.

In 1997, Boxall-Davies left consulting to complete an MBA at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

She joined the advertising industry in 1998 and has worked with many of South Africa’s top agencies including TBWA, Ogilvy, JWT and MorrisJones, helping to solve brand, marketing and communication challenges for a variety of businesses in industries as diverse as FMCG, IT, health and wellness, fuel and lubricants, fitness, financial services, travel and tourism, automotive and fast food.

Finally, before joining Havas in 2015, Boxall-Davies spent time on the client side at Famous Brands and running her own strategy consulting business.

She has judged the APEX awards three times and has won three medals.

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Beverley Jones Client Service Director
Havas Johannesburg
Beverley Jones Client Service Director
Havas Johannesburg

 

Beverley Jones

Beverley Jones joined Havas Worldwide in January 2014 as Business Unit Director.

Beverley has been in the communication arena for over 26 years both on the Advertising and Client side. Beverley has vast experience in running local and multi-national pieces of business as well as the management of agencies and staff.

Prior to joining Havas Worldwide, Beverley headed up the portfolio consisting of Renault and the L’Oreal business at Publicis as well as handling all Client contract and fee negotiations. Beverley’s tenure at TBWA/Tequila was focussed on repositioning the agency from a TTL offering to a purely digital offering.

Whilst on the Client side, working at MTN, one of Beverley’s notable contributions was launching “Pay as you Go” – a first into the South African market.

Beverley’s passion lies in partnering with Clients to ensure that they achieve their communication objectives.

 

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Melissa Read Managing Director
Havas Media
Melissa Read Managing Director
Havas Media

Melissa Read

Melissa has had 29 years of media planning, buying and implementation across most spectrums of the industry, ranging from FMCG to large brand such as Coca Cola Africa. Melissa has been a board director of the largest media agencies in South Africa and has a propensity to work to under pressure, however produce insights and media plans that have a creative flair with the lowest possible prices.

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Pieter Goiris CEO
Havas Boondoggle
Pieter Goiris CEO
Havas Boondoggle

Pieter Goiris (44) is co-founder of Boondoggle, a full service marketing & communication agency and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boondoggle.

He holds a Master Degree in Organizational Psychology from the KU Leuven.

While holding this position, he grew Boondoggle towards a leading advertising & communication agency with offices in Leuven & Amsterdam.

Boondoggle joined the Havas Group in 2012.

Currently Boondoggle has a team of about 115 people, with a revenue exceeding 12 million.

Boondoggle won over 12 Lions in Cannes and still is one of the most creative agencies in continental Europe.

Currently Goiris is starting up an exiting new venture together with Havas Johannesburg, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Further more,Goiris  is very active and board member in several organizations that support the development of the marketing communications industry, such the Association of Communication Companies (ACC) of which he is President.

Next to the professional communication industry, Goiris is also President of the board of two leading organizations in the Belgian Music Industry, being Poppunt in Brussels – advice, content, projects & services and the concert venue Het Depot in Leuven.

Together with some friends, Pieter is also developed a creative real estate project in the oldest brewery of Stella Artois. This ‘creative minds’ project became the hart of creativity in Leuven. (www.dehoorn.eu)

For more information on Boondoggle log on:  www.boondoggle.eu & www.havasboondoggle.co.za

 

HAVAS WORLDWIDE
Larry Khumalo Head Consultant
Havas PR
Larry Khumalo Head Consultant
Havas PR

“To never be found tilting at windmills”

Larry Khumalo heads up Havas PR.

He is an International Relations and Communications & Media Studies scholar, an alumni of Monash University.

He has worked with local and global organisations covering business-to-business, business-to-consumer and public organisations.

Larry believes that brand storytelling means nothing if it does not speak to a solid narrative that stems from business objectives. For almost a decade he has applied that principle, working with various brands including luxury brands, premium brands, not-for-profit brands, research specialists, across numerous categories in South Africa and beyond.

Larry works with a team of passionate communications specialists who bring together a wealth of experience across all marketing functions to help clients best connect with their target audiences and share their stories. From media relations specialists, copywriters, to designers and digital specialists, Havas PR is poised to give clients nothing short of complete communications solutions that embolden them to create and be at the centre of positive cultural storms.

CAPABILITIES

We provide our clients with a full range of integrated tools and services across multidimensional platforms. All designed to put our clients at the forefront of the world of marketing – and keep them there, no matter what the challenges that ever-changing world throws their way, at any time.

 

Advertising

Big, integrated ideas across all communications platforms.

Football field. Symbolizing strategy Brand Strategy

The crucial insights that lay a foundation for all creative thinking.

Social Marketing

Ideas that speak the language and spark the conversations of today and tomorrow

Direct Marketing

Lasting relationships that are built one loyal customer at a time.

PR & Corporate Communications

Powerful storytelling and narratives to put clients at the center of cultural tides

Over-the-shoulder image of a video editor in our content studio MILLENNIAL & MULTICULTURAL EXPERTS

We bring an unmatched understanding of the new emerging consumer and the new American diversity

Web interface of a brand design color palette Brand Design

Brand identities that are built to last, because they build brand equity.

gears and a brain stylistically together Analytics & Decision Sciences

Data transformed into actionable insights.

Person writing date on sticky note Engagement Planning

Shaping more meaningful brand experiences.

Product Development

Our Service Design ethos, ideology and pragmatic application create fertile ground for new product ideas

Image of a tablet laying on a table ( a device where digital commerce occurs). Digital Commerce

Integrated platforms that allow brands to merchandise strategically and effectively.

Hand interacting with mobile device Mobile Marketing

Mobile solutions that seamlessly engage consumers with branded experiences.

TOOLS

Want to build a great future-proof brand? Start with great tools. In the hands of smart collaborators, our proprietary tools provide an incomparable source of knowledge – the best foundation for ground-breaking, world-beating ideas.

CREATIVE BUSINESS IDEA
The CBI is the foundation of our success in building great businesses. It generates differentiating ideas by bringing together strategic planners and clients in the most imaginative development process
PROSUMER
Prosumers are leading-edge consumers making and breaking markets today. To understand a category, you have to follow these influencers very closely. Our Prosumer database of 55,000 people around the world allows us to predict future attitudes and trends
DECIPHER
This tool enables the crucial analysis of communication conventions. The in-depth study of visual and verbal codes allows us to identify emerging trends and fresh ways of looking at each category
BRAND MOMENTUM
We track each brand’s position in the marketplace by measuring its traction against that of its competitor's. As in political polling, we can accurately measure brand consideration, or how consumers are likely to vote

Our Work