A community of ideas

Our Purpose

We help your brand to stay ahead of the game.

To be successful today, so you can be successful 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:



Lynn Madeley CEO
Havas Southern Africa
Lynn Madeley CEO
Havas Southern Africa

Lynn is the Havas Southern Africa Chief Executive Officer.

Lynn is a market specialist with experience in advertising and marketing across various African countries.

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.

Ivan Moroke CEO
Ivan Moroke CEO

Ivan 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.

Ivan 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.

Eoin Welsh Chief Creative Officer
Havas Johannesburg
Eoin Welsh Chief Creative Officer
Havas Johannesburg

Eoin is the Havas Johannesburg Chief Creative Officer.

Eoin, 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.

Eoin 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.

Beverley Jones Client Service Director
Havas Johannesburg
Beverley Jones Client Service Director
Havas Johannesburg

Beverley joined Havas Johannesburg in January 2014 as Client Service 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 business, as well as the management of agencies and staff.

Prior to joining Havas, Beverley headed up the portfolio consisting of Renault and the L’Oreal business at Publicis, including 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.


Melissa Read Managing Director
Havas Media
Melissa Read Managing Director
Havas Media

Melissa has had 29 years of media planning, buying and implementation across most spectrums of the industry, ranging from FMCG to large brands such as Coca Cola Africa.

She has been board director of some of the largest media agencies in South Africa, and while has a propensity to work under pressure, she produces insights and media plans that have creative flair with the lowest possible cost.

Boyd Roberts Managing Director
Havas Boondoggle
Boyd Roberts Managing Director
Havas Boondoggle

Boyd Roberts is Havas Boondoggle’s Managing Director.

Boyd’s professional history in the marketing and advertising industry goes way back, with spells at renowned advertising agencies and creative houses both at home, as well as in the UK, Europe and the US, and across a wide variety of business sectors including finance, pharmaceutical, retail, entertainment, FMCG and medical.

Boyd’s passion for human-centered design solutions and his keen eye for emerging talent means his approach is people-centred, digitally minded and operationally focussed. He is also a former professional cyclist that competed at international level. Not only does this mean he can ride circles around everyone else at the agency, but it’s also instilled in him the value of teamwork, discipline and strategy.

Larry Khumalo Head of PR
Havas PR
Larry Khumalo Head of PR
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 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 cultural storms.


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.



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.

Sticky notes from an experience design working session Design Thinking

Design Thinking is the methodology used by our teams to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for our clients


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.

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
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
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
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

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