Co-Executive Creative Director resigns from office following successful tenure
Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa today announced the resignation of Neo Mashigo, co-Executive Creative Director of the Johannesburg office. He will depart the agency at the end of August to pursue his ambition of being an entrepreneur.
Mashigo has had a long history with the company, which started in 2006, and has since risen through the ranks to become one of today’s top creative directors in the country. He has been awarded numerous accolades, such as the AdFocus New Broom Award, in 2012, and was part of the team that brought home Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide’s first Cannes Lions Radio Grand Prix for Lucozade, in 2014. Most recently, Mashigo was elected Chairman of The Loerie Awards.
“At Ogilvy, we are proud to be associated with individuals who have left us to become industry giants – and Neo is no exception,” said Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. “We will miss him but are excited for Neo as he takes on this next step in his life.”
Mariana O’Kelly will take the role as ECD for the office and will partner with Mokoena and Pete Case, CCO of O&M South Africa, to continue to deliver creative work that sells.