Vision & Mission

Our vision is to maintain our leadership position on the African continent in respect of the retail cellular environment.

Our mission is to create cost effective, designed brand solutions; based on robust strategies; which result in an increased bottom line for the client.

Global yet local expertise

Cape Town to Morocco, Antananarivo to Brazzaville we have successfully completed projects with all the major MSP”s in Africa. Each project is shaped by a deep understanding of the local market and cultural insights, combined with global best practice.

Our strength in numbers

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CREATED BEST PERFORMING KARAOKE APP IN AFRICA
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Meet the team

The 8 BRAND team has formed around a core of strategic, design and creative directors, who bring a vast amount of skill and experience to the table from a variety of marketing and advertising backgrounds; as well as experience in effectively implementing brand solutions all over the African continent. This core team is ably supported by small dedicated teams of: – Brand Strategists – Digital and Real World brand strategies and implementation. – 2D Designers – creating innovative and effective designs for all 2D collateral. – 3D Designers – providing interactive retail space and office designs, interiors and exteriors. – Digital & Social Media Experts – creating digital brand communication solutions which quickly expand brand awareness, reach and traction in the market. – Implementation Teams – which have successfully and effectively implemented 8 BRAND’s diverse brand solutions on the ground, all over Africa.

International

 
 

Countries

Laine Barnard: International

Laine has run owned and run branding agencies since 1996, and has secured several blue chip clientele including MTN, Coca-Cola, Vodacom and British American Tobacco....

Gerry Costa

Mr. Gerry Costa has been the Chief Executive Officer of Primedia Out-of-Home Africa at Primedia (Pty) Limited since 2014. Mr. Costa joined Primedia as Managing Director of Primedia Nigeria in ......

Country Manager – Dubai: Gaby Chamat

Experience: Gaby is a communications professional with extensive experience regarding clients communication needs and strategic planning. Before joining 8 Brand he was involved in establishing a...

Country Manager – Zambia: Themba Khumalo

Experience: Thamba is based in our Johannesburg office and is a hugely experienced marketing executive; who has worked for over 19 years in the FMCG (Unilever, Coca-Cola), Telecommunications...

Ron Cregan: UK

Ron Cregan is a strategist and an innovative thinker, a business builder and networker, creative and commercial. Key Sector Experience: F&B, Sport, Retail, Financial Services, Luxury,...

Douglas Holt: USA

Founder & President Company NameCultural Strategy Group Dates EmployedSep 2009 – Present Employment Duration8 yrs 2 mos LocationBoulder, Colorado Brand Strategy Consulting Clients include...

Janice Costa

Managing Director Africa , Atsoc Communication Group Pure Imagination Africa...

Country Manager – Nigeria: Austin Ufomba

Experience: Austin Ufomba is the former CMO of MTN Nigeria.  Under his leadership of the Marketing and Strategy Division, MTN Nigeria made significant strides. Key amongst the achievements of the...

Operations

Creatives

Martinique Wilkinson

a Creative Director with over 16 years experience in strategic design and integrated brand communications. She has worked with many of South Africa’s top advertising, branding and strategic...

Mike Jansen

Director of Design is a corporate branding heavyweight who specializes in corporate identity, brand architecture, creative direction and graphic design, for national and international clients....

Lauren Hauptfleisch

Passionate digital marketer with an interest in social media and creative. Honours graduate from Stellenbosch University in Marketing Management....

Steve Daniel

Combining his love for digital with his background in traditional marketing, Steven is an expert in the Omni channel approach; bringing valuable experience and insight into the uniformity...

Dexter Daniels

Dexter Daniels graduated from the prestigious Red and Yellow School, specializing in Art Direction and Graphic Design. After which he worked at Ogilvy where he received Loeries recognition. He has ......

Construction & Fit-out

Patrick Lawrence

Qualified Draughtsman and building contractor. He has been in the industry for more than 30 years, handled multiple projects from schools to commercial buildings. Patrick Lawrence +27 79 223 3770...

Owen Mlonyeni

Since joining 8 Brand in 2011, he has completed over 20 retail implementation projects ( interior and exterior ); involving numerous sites per project; in Uganda, Madagascar, South Sudan, South ......

Fansen Mupanesure

Qualified carpenter – he has been involved in our retail fit out projects in Nigeria, Congo and South Africa Fansen Mupanesure +27 73 544 3297...

James Chirwa

Experienced carpenter who has been involved in retail projects in Uganda, Congo and South Sudan. James Chirwa +27 63 448 7159...