We believe that things work better when they work together. And for things to work together, everyone should be speaking to everyone else. Sure it gets a bit loud, but it makes for stronger ideas and better work.
- OLAF BRINKMANN MD
Over 29 years in the Marketing & Communications industry, half as Lead Client and half as agencies MD. Innovative thinking and surrounding yourself with people committed to a common cause, leads to solutions that drive businesses forward and reaps rewards for all involved. Strategy combined with realism and an exceptional creative approach has been my mantra since starting in the industry and defines the output of 360eight today.
Over 29 years in the Marketing and Communications industry. Most recently, as a client, I was responsible for marketing strategies, brand management and communications encompassing total marketing mix discipline utilisation for local South African as well as international blue chip brands. As a marketer my goal has always been to build brand profitability and to ensure that brands remain relevant to consumers.
Over 10 years in the advertising industry working on some of the country’s most influential brands. Winner of numerous international and local advertising awards including Cannes Lions, Clio’s, One Show, London International, Epica and Loeries. Founder of Awards Candy, a universal iOS app that shares the world’s greatest adverting on mobile devices. A member of the AdStars Advertising Awards Jury in 2012
EXPERIENCE: My unexpected introduction into the industry started over 14 years ago when I was first exposed to New Media initiatives and upcoming global possibilities in the world of digital. My expectations and passion have taught me that the understanding of market trends and client expectations within an integrated environment is invaluable. My TTL experience has given me the pleasure of working with top industry brands.
EXPERIENCE: With over 6 years’ experience working within administration roles from Cape Town to London, my finely tuned skills include Office Management, Sales Administration and being a Personal Assistant to various senior members of Staff including MD’s and CEO’s.
I started my career at 360eight as the PA to our Managing Director Olaf Brinkman and when the gap arose for me to increase my skill set and learn more about the Advertising industry I grabbed at the chance and am now deeply involved in various processes within the Agency. On top of this I have completed a digital marketing course – through Brandschool.
I would say I am an all-rounder. Always keen to learn, help out and get things done.
EXPERIENCE: I started as a web design/developer just over four year ago. My two years’ experience in web design and development play a huge role in my daily SEO career, as they allow me to bring a technical and well–rounded stance to any project I work on. I’ve always had a thing for her (SEO). The fact that we share a mutual affection for data and metrics made it inevitable that we would end up in each other’s arms.
EXPERIENCE: Over 15 years experience in web design & development, and a keen interest in business systems allows me to design and develop e-commerce solutions that help clients promote and manage their brands, products and services more effectively in a digital world.
EXPERIENCE: I have 14 years of solid financial and management accounting experience, having spent the last six years in the media industry and before that, 8 years in the financial services industry, specifically within accounting and audit firm environments. I thoroughly enjoy working in advertising as it is a very dynamic and exciting place to be!
EXPERIENCE: I have a passion for creativity and over 6 years art direction experience. I love advertising. It’s the only thing I can think of that will allow me to pursue all my favorite things simultaneously. Through the years I have been lucky enough to work on some of South Africa’s most beloved brands. I’m passionate about creating engaging stories and am always eager for new challenges.
EXPERIENCE: I started out in advertising over ten years ago. Since then I’ve launched start–ups, rebranded blue chips, and did a lot of everything else in–between. My work has been recognised at local and international advertising award shows.
EXPERIENCE: I’ve spent over 15 years in the digital industry working on some of the country’s most influential brands. I have extensive experience in digital media and design from UI design – web and mobile, UX, motion graphics, 3D animation and VFX.
EXPERIENCE: I’ve been involved in the advertising and marketing industry for the past 5 years. I am a fan of effective creative solutions to business challenges. I’ve been fortunate enough to work on international blue chip accounts in account management roles that have won local and international awards. Lately I have been involved in innovative digital media and design projects. I believe that innovative thinking with genuine insights sparks magic.
EXPERIENCE: With 16 years combined experience in Event Management, Project Management, Media and Advertising Account Management, my career naturally progressed to Digital Project and Account Management. The working reward is being part of a dynamic team to deliver creative, interactive and results driven solutions to clients. And in turn the opportunity to build the client relationship by being part of their business growth.
EXPERIENCE: I have worked in multiple industries from Food, to Recruitment to Media.
My interest in media began in London, where I helped to oversee the production of a book on Human Capital in the workplace for Accenture Worldwide.
Upon returning to Cape Town in 2008 I became Traffic Manager at a small advertising agency in Cape Town. This position eventually grew to include full media production as well as event organising on top of traffic duties.
After many happy years in this position, I decided to branch out and take on the role of an Operations Manager at a bigger Through-the-Line agency. Here my duties include full ATL, BTL and digital media production as well as overseeing the overall workflow of the agency.