Integrated Agency for the Digital World

We are more than a Digital Agency

What We Do

Our World

AVATAR is an established and successful full-service marketing agency with digital at the core owned by Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane.

AVATAR unites a professional team of over 30 marketers which consists of creatives, developers, writers, strategists, account managers, producers and many others. We create ideas with impact to some of the world’s most recognized brands including Brand South Africa, National Geographic, Fox International Channels and South African Airways to disruptive challenger brands like us.

We help our customers of all shapes and sizes decide what’s next for their business, and then we take them there by helping them build great brands and engaging customer experiences.

 

Why do we exist?

In this constantly evolving digital world, the connection between people and brands is constantly evolving.

Today’s customers demand more from brands than ever before. They expect memorable engagements from the brands in their lives, rewarding those that deliver and punishing those that don’t. This is why we think todays companies need a special kind of agency to partner with them. One that understands that the big idea coupled with great content in relevant marketing channels will make their brands desirable wherever, whenever and however people choose to engage with them.

 

So what makes us special?

We are really cool people to work with.

  • WE HAVE THE PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS OF A BIG AGENCY, BUT THE LOVE AND CARE OF A SMALL AGENCY

  • OUR CEO IS A YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER ALONGSIDE THE FOUNDERS OF FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND GOOGLE

  • WE ARE A CHALLENGER AGENCY, WE CHALLENGE HOW THINGS ARE DONE AND DO IT BETTER

  • OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH FOR GREATER PERSPECTIVE

  • WE MARKET TO OVER 50 COUNTRIES ON ALL CONTINENTS

 

Clients

 

  • Having worked with many agencies in my career… I can confidently say AVATAR is just on another level… Where passion, talent, heart, world class service and breaking new grounds is the order of the day.

    Refilwe Khumalo - Head of Brand: Business Connexion Group
  • AVATAR has perfected the art of integrating traditional and digital thinking, in my years of working with them on my International brands I have found that they are a World class agency. 

    Thandi Davids - Marketing Manager: FOX International Channels
  • AVATAR have remained at the cutting edge of digital and technology related solutions for all our campaigns; their “can-do” attitude towards assignments and the direct involvement by owners and directors is a refreshing difference in today’s advertising world.

    Max Modise - Marketing Manager: Ubank
  • AVATAR has been crucial to the uptake for the South African Airways social check in tool. It has been widely acclaimed from India to the US and back to SA. The tool has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes India Magazine and other publications. The concept was simple, powerful and it resonated with the passengers who have tried the tool.  AVATAR took extra steps to ensure our message was reaching the right audiences the right number of times and that our budget was well spent. Well done AVATARS.

    Kim Thipe - Chief Marketing Officer: SAA
  • AVATAR won the pitch with their enthusiasm and innovative campaign ideas”

    Wendy Tlou - Chief Marketing Officer: Brand South Africa
 
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Agency role - Digital Agency

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Agency role - Social Media & Content Agency

Avatar Founders

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Chief Executive Officer

At the age of 17 in 2001, Zibusiso co-founded Csonke.com a web development business with R2000. Eleven years later, He co-founded AVATAR and now heads the integrated agency with digital at the core.

Zibusiso has over 20 awards and accolades from various bodies including being named Top ICT individual in Africa and selected as one of the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders placing him in an elite group that includes the founders of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Zibusiso has attended leadership programs at two Ivy League universities namely Harvard and YALE.

Zibusiso is also the founder of David’s League, a mentorship program that balances issues of spirituality and business and has had over 500 small businesses though its doors. He is also a trustee of the NEET, which has provided over 4000 ICT bursaries to underprivileged young people.

Veli Ngubani

Veli Ngubani

Chief Creative Officer

Armed with a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Cape Town and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communication from the Red and Yellow School of Advertising, Veli Ngubane is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of AVATAR.

Veli’s experience lies in working with leading brands as a strategist, which combined with his diverse background, has given Veli a broader insightful perspective of the target market that has led to results-driven creative concepts.
Veli’s interest lies in the growth of digital and social media both locally and on the African continent to which he is deeply invested.

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Chief Executive Officer

At the age of 17 in 2001, Zibusiso co-founded Csonke.com a web development business with R2000. Eleven years later, He co-founded AVATAR and now heads the integrated agency with digital at the core.

Zibusiso has over 20 awards and accolades from various bodies including being named Top ICT individual in Africa and selected as one of the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders placing him in an elite group that includes the founders of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Zibusiso has attended leadership programs at two Ivy League universities namely Harvard and YALE.

Zibusiso is also the founder of David’s League, a mentorship program that balances issues of spirituality and business and has had over 500 small businesses though its doors. He is also a trustee of the NEET, which has provided over 4000 ICT bursaries to underprivileged young people.

Veli Ngubani

Veli Ngubani

Chief Creative Officer

Armed with a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Cape Town and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communication from the Red and Yellow School of Advertising, Veli Ngubane is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of AVATAR.

Veli’s experience lies in working with leading brands as a strategist, which combined with his diverse background, has given Veli a broader insightful perspective of the target market that has led to results-driven creative concepts.
Veli’s interest lies in the growth of digital and social media both locally and on the African continent to which he is deeply invested.

Interesting Stats

We market to 27 Countries in Africa and Europe
80%
We are 3 years old and have grown over 100% year on year
100%
We have mentored over 200 entrepreneurs
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We are rated as a top 60 agency by AdReview
60%
Every 5 Seconds, someone sees our work somewhere around the world
89%
13 - The number of local and international awards and accolades our CEO has
100%

Become An AVATAR

We are looking for people to help us achieve our goal of building great brands and engaging experiences. AVATAR provides a fun, casual and flexible environment, so if you enjoy working in an informal, collaborative atmosphere where talent is rewarded, apply now to work with AVATAR to make an immediate impact and be part of our close-knit family!

For more information or to apply for a position, email your CV to info@avataragency.co.za.
If you’re applying for a designer position, please include your portfolio.

 

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