Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) SA has launched the David Ogilvy Mural at their Johannesburg campus in Bryanston, in celebration of the agency group’s 30-year milestone since O&M Worldwide merged with the South African agency, Rightford Searle-Tripp & Makin, in 1985.
Conceptualised by one of South Africa’s most exciting young street artists of recent years, Sonny, the 400sqm David Ogilvy Mural pays homage to the Company’s founding father, David, and is dedicated to the people who walk and have walked the O&M SA hallways.
Sonny has become known for using the streets of Johannesburg as his own personal gallery, as his large-scale murals have featured prominently across the urban landscape. Taking influences from his African surroundings, his vibrant work often fuses nature, architecture and fantasy. Sonny creates murals, canvasses and prints, some of which include geometric shapes that create subtle optical illusions, bringing his work to life.
O&M South Africa is today a full service integrated agency, made up of 900 employees across three offices and is part of a global network of almost 25,000 employees.