No matter how quickly communication evolves, we have one responsibility: we sell. Everything else is in support.
We combine proven talent in close client collaboration.
We see no division between the team and the challenge.
Each project deserves a bespoke solution.
We are 100% committed to diversity.
DUKE is independent and LEVEL 1 B-BBEE.
Hot ideas are only good if they yield hard results.
The kind you can take to the bank. We know what works.
We avoid what doesn't. If we get the thinking right,
implementation is easy and results follow.
We like to work on everything. To make it easier, we strive to come up with ideas that generate integrated brand juggernauts. In other words, strong, compelling ideas that are useful and which can be applied wherever the consumer wants to be.
And because not everyone can do this, we try very hard to work with only the very best talent available. In the end it's faster, it's cheaper and best of all, it ensures ideas we put forward actually work.
We inhabit an always-on world. 8766 is the number of hours in a 365.25-day year*. Whether through content, social media, or integrated advertising, every one of those hours needs to be filled. We work with clients, sponsors, media owners and external creative collaborators to provide involving, relevant and sticky assets for brands and businesses.
*Not adjusted for Leap years.
As a formidable B2B initiative, Six Degrees connects heads of companies to help solve business problems. These new alliances foster new product concepts, fresh solutions to old challenges, develop businesses and liberate whole new areas of enterprise.
Over the years we have been fortunate to work with some very fine companies. We've learnt stuff. Mostly about what works and what doesn't. We also know that every day delivers fresh challenges and opportunities to a business. Nothing makes us hungrier or happier than helping our clients meet them.
Founded DUKE after leaving his CMO position at AFB (now JUMO) - one of Africa’s fastest growing consumer finance groups. Currently vice-chairman of the ACA (Association of Communication and Advertising SA) and voted as 2019’s runner up for ‘Most respected agency leader in Cape Town’ by MarkLives.
Former CEO of Lowe & Partners SA, former chairman of YPO (Young Presidents Organisation), former chairman of the ACA and former director of the AAA School of Advertising.
Voted as one of SA’s Top 10 Brand Builders in 2008 by The Annual. Seven years with Unilever. Ten years as Ogilvy’s Strategic Planning Director. Group Marketing Director of National Brands. VP Group Marketing at Tiger Brands and Global Innovations Director of SABMiller plc in London. Ex-chairman of Motorsport South Africa. FIA (global governing body for motorsport) Senate member.
Owner of Garagista craft brewery. Owns too many motorbikes.
Worked in London, Los Angeles, Dublin and South Africa for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Fallon, ENGINE, IDEO, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, LBi and JWT London. Launched his own agency, Warp & Woof in London. Worked as a ‘product guy’ for a digital startup called Lifestori. Set up his own adventure racing series in the UK. Named as one of the Future 500 by the Observer newspaper in the UK during his time in London.
Gareth has been in the industry for 15 years. A decently long time. Luckily, Gareth still has the enthusiasm and verve of a fresh-eyed creative, mixed with the well-travelled nous of the grizzled one. His experience spans agencies like BBDO, Y&R and Saatchi & Saatchi where he has done some iconic work which has turned brands around, especially within the alcohol sector.
Pieter brings 12 years of industry experience, specialising in communication and design at agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Brand Union. He’s passionate about all aspects of communication and has worked in UX and digital design, environmental design, branding and advertising. His work has appeared across Africa, Russia and the Indial sub-continent. He considers gallery hopping a sport and practices whenever possible. He’s also a self-confessed pretentious prat, but has recently come to accept it.
Kate started life in the fun world of Lucky Strike. Since then, she’s managed local and regional client service teams in agencies like Grey, JWT and Prima Arc. This included being the regional BUD for Sub Saharan Africa at JWT. She also recently spent three years working in the mobitech industry. She has a passion for transforming and growing brands as well as how technology can be used to change behaviour and deliver services in emerging markets.
A rare breed, Nino ensures things that could go wrong, always go right. She has vast experience in managing workflow and production within large agency networks such as Jupiter Drawing Room, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Ogilvy Cape Town and Woolworths in-house.
Chilled champagne runs in her veins.
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