“We are thrilled to announce our latest acquisition in the South African communications industry. Dalmatian is a future-focused, truly integrated, agile advertising agency” said Moray MacLennan, CEO of the M&C Saatchi Global network.
“We have absolute confidence in the growth potential of the South African market and importantly, in our new business partners at Dalmatian. With so many opportunities in the S.A. market, it has become increasingly important for the Group to have another quality offering to provide holistic communication solutions for our clients – both locally and internationally.”
“South Africa has been a wonderful success story for our Group. M&C Saatchi Abel were announced 2015 Agency of the Year at the annual Financial Mail AdFocus Awards ceremony. An incredible achievement considering they opened their doors for business a mere 6 years ago! M&C Saatchi Africa is rapidly gaining traction and doing a lot of international work in a number of countries across the Continent. Our media agency, Connect, has made a substantial impact on the South African media landscape. ”
“The acquisition of Dalmatian follows the recent acquisition of Creative Spark, an award-winning, specialist digital agency. We are delighted to have renowned South African ICT expert and pioneer, Felleng Sekha, to Chair the Board of both these Companies” said Moray.
Prior to the acquisition by M&C Saatchi PLC, Dalmatian was known as Domino Digital – a new age, through the line agency, owned and managed by senior partners Clinton Bridgeford, Bruce Norris, Leon Potgieter and Gabrielle Weinstein with new partner, Jodi Sher, joining the Dalmatian team.
“We were ready for the next step, looking to become part of something bigger to assist in unlocking Dalmatian’s growth potential. The M&C Saatchi Group’s celebration of an entrepreneur-led approach, their quality leadership and strong ambition, is in perfect alignment with our philosophy. We are immensely excited to be part of the M&C Saatchi worldwide network”, said Gabrielle Weinstein, Managing Partner, Dalmatian.
“Critical to becoming part of the M&C Saatchi Group is meaningful transformation with exciting conversations on the go”.
“At Dalmatian we are passionate about designing unique solutions. This, like our namesake’s coat, makes us distinctive. We are future-focused and offer a truly integrated, agile advertising agency. This allows us to provide dynamic, effective results across all media for a variety of blue- chip clients, including MiWay Insurance and Vida e Caffé” said Gabrielle.