About Us

J. Walter ThompsonSouth Africa

J. Walter Thompson South Africa

Launched in 1928, JWT South Africa employs more than 250 people with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

A deeply client-centric organization, the Group has grown to include multiple highly specialized brands: J Walter Thompson (consulting and omni-channel communications), Mirum (transformation, e-commerce and experience design), The Hardy Boys (consulting and omni-channel communications), Disturbance (Design) and Verve (public relations and Events).

Inspiring growth to clients and brands such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Diageo and Pioneer (to name a few) is what drives the team every day.

Our Network

The Hardy Boys

A full service, multidisciplinary, channel neutral agency – made up of a group of idea generators, strategic thinkers and passionate problem solvers. We help brands and businesses find answers and their voice in the market place. We live by the three key values of ‘curiosity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘communication’ and these drive our approach to every challenge. We are proud to not simply be a South African agency operating in Durban South Africa – but a multi-disciplined African brand-building consultancy headquarted in Durban, South Africa.


Mirum is a global digital agency that creates experiences that people want and businesses need. Named a Visionary in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant, Mirum helps guide brands in business transformation, experience development, and commerce and activation. The agency operates in 20 countries, with more than 46 offices and 2,200 professionals.

Our Clients

Jonnie Walker
Kit Kat for SA
Bar One
Lucky Star
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Haydn Townsend
Group Chief Executive Officer

Avron Berkman
Group Chief Financial Officer

Nick Liatos
Executive Creative Director

Mick Shepard
Regional Creative Director

Claire Peters
Operations Director (Johannesburg)

Claire Markwell
General Manager (Cape Town)

Charles Miller
Executive Creative Director (Cape Town)

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