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On its 26th anniversary, Net#work BBDO have announced the appointment of their new CCO, Roanna Williams.
“I have a new partner and CCO,” says Group CEO Boniswa Pezisa, “The wooing was mine but the vision is ours.”
Roanna is one of the most highly ranked and awarded creatives in this country (in 2018 the Loeries named her as the top-placed female creative director). Previously with Joe Public United and Black River FC, Roanna is ready to turn things upside down, literally.
“Net#work talks about being an African agency at the southern tip of the world, ready to turn the world upside down. I am looking forward to creating impactful, behaviour changing work with the team.”
Boniswa pays tribute to their founders at this time too, “Our agency was born 26 years ago today.
"At the height of the state of emergency. A time when our country was in a lockdown of a different kind. Only Mike Schalit and Keith Shipley – the eternal optimists – would see it fit to create and build something new against that kind of backdrop. Mike and Keith will keep sailing their ships of creative for good. They still have so much to give.
“In the middle of a global crisis, a milestone anniversary, and a significant appointment I wanted to remind you, that the agencies that will triumph are the fearless ones, the ones who will do things differently, who will innovate and re-innovate and move on. It is not lost on me either that at this time, Net#work BBDO will be led by two women. Feminine power. A streetwise girl from Zola who doesn’t suffer fools. And a creative that is much more: a tireless creator.”