BrandArena: Ogilvy Johannesburg Hires New Chief Creative Officer

Monday 6 September 2021

Ogilvy Johannesburg Hires New Chief Creative Officer

Ogilvy Johannesburg has announced the appointment of the executive creative director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Kabelo Moshapalo as its new chief creative officer. He is expected to resume on Monday, 1 November 2021. 

"I am delighted to be joining Ogilvy Johannesburg, which has a proud history of producing work of a global standard. It is humbling to have been approached and I look forward to continuing to offer the very best in creative thinking to our clients," says Moshapalo.

"A priority for myself and the creative team will be to meaningfully engage our enviable list of clients to ensure future growth and prosperity for their businesses," adds Moshapalo.

Enver Groenewald, group CEO for Ogilvy South Africa, says that Moshapalo is globally recognised as a leading creative in the advertising industry. "We are very proud to have Kabelo lead our Ogilvy Johannesburg creative team. He is a man of immense talent and experience who has achieved a great deal in his career," adds Groeneweld.

Previously, Moshapalo held positions as creative director at Draftfcb, MESH and Hello Computer. In 2021, he was a member of the Loeries judging panel. His work has been awarded at advertising festivals including Cannes Lions, ADC New York, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, and Webbys. In 2015, Moshapalo was featured in the Top 40 South Africans under 40 Destiny Man magazine special edition.

"I look forward to working with the diverse and culturally rich team at Ogilvy Johannesburg. Modern marketing cannot be created in a vacuum; it needs to find expression in cultural moments and brand purpose to be relevant while creating meaning in people's lives. This is the white space where creativity thrives and ideas make the biggest impact. This is the opportunity for growth," concludes Moshapalo. 

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