Founded by Ashley Cocks in 2006, Ashley set about recruiting a team of creatives, strategic thinkers and a tea lady. The goal, to create an engine room to bring businesses to life in the market.
The media relations & anaylis arm of the company quickly made in roads into local industry. Headed up by Antoinette Panton, the department offers a unique service to the Eastern Cape, and is one of only a handful of national providers operating at their level of expertise.
Ashley’s vision for a creative agency has always been one of convergent skills; people with different specialities working together, inspiring each other. The fruit, an otherwise unattainable level of creative synergy.
Currently SMG Africa provides strategic insight, design, media relations as well as administrative support to 4 internal start-ups; Thoroughfair, Ruthanne, Cobus Potgieter and Getnews – as well as working with numerous private clients in the Eastern Cape.