This month The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) celebrates 20 years in the business. After having opened its doors in 1994 with three founding members and just one client, it has grown over the years to be recognised and celebrated as one of South Africa’s’ most celebrated and awarded agencies.
Its twentieth year looks set to be a fast paced and memorable one. A number of large scale projects are currently being rolled out, including the design and advertising for the annual Design Indaba; an innovative new TV campaign for Budget Insurance; and a online animated video for cat food Lucky Pet.
To complement this, the business is excited to announce a number of new appointments and promotions, bolstering its senior management team.
Andrew Lang, Jonathan Warncke and Lucas van Vuuren have been promoted to Creative Directors and will, along with Joanne Thomas, Creative Director: Design, lead the creative studio. Together they have a notable awards haul under their belts, across some of South Africa’s foremost brands.
Nathalie Keevy has taken up the role of Client Service Director. Nathalie comes with an impressive background in advertising, having started out in the industry in 1993. Previously she served on the board at JWT, set up and run the Investec account at Ireland-Davenport and managed key Eskom projects for Switch Design in Johannesburg.
Kirsten Kruger has been appointed Head of Strategy. Kirsten comes with over 10 years of experience in the FMCG and alcohol industries, having worked at Unilever and Brandhouse across Africa, Middle East and Turkey. She has lead the development and implementation of multiple category and brand strategies, innovations and campaigns for some of the most complex categories and biggest global brand names in the world
Head of the The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town), Kevan Aspoas, believes that the bolstered management team and the 20th birthday milestone herald in a new era for the agency: “The internal promotions and new appointments mean that all disciplines within the agency are energised for a good year ahead. We are working on some great campaigns and pieces of business, and we a have some of the best people in the industry working for us.”
“This year will be a big one, and I believe it will pave the way for another 20 years of the same,” he finished.
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The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) opened its doors in 1994 with a staff complement of five and a vision to form a business that was known for its creativity and remarkable work. Today the agency that has grown to be the second largest in Cape Town and awarded globally and locally for its creativity.
The agency offers a truly integrated approach. Along with above-the-line creative and execution, the business includes a globally awarded design team; in-house strategy and consumer insights; channel planning; and a burgeoning PR offering. Digital is integrated throughout.
Over the years the agency has built up an impressive body of work and awards success. In 2010 The Jupiter Drawing Room was named joint Agency of the Decade and in 2011 Jupiter (Cape Town) was named Cape Agency of the Year and Design Agency of the Year by AdReview.
The agency name comes from an obscure Guy de Maupassant short story. In a country house in Normandy, France, Madame Tellier and her young ladies ‘entertained’ the local tradesmen downstairs. The local dignitaries however, had a special room set aside for them on the first floor: The Jupiter Drawing Room.
When the agency was founded its philosophy was enshrined in the expression Rem tene, verba sequentur. (Grasp the subject and the words will follow).