Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Weathermen lands MTC and FNB as first major clients outside O&L Group
Advertising agency, Weathermen & Co has landed the lucrative MTC advertising contract, an accomplishment it celebrated recently after formally being in business for only three and a half years.
Weathermen has also bagged the contract for First National Bank and other entities in the Rand Merchant Bank group.
Weathermen & Co had a rocky start in January 2014 when Namibia Breweries Ltd pinned its hopes on creating a local in-house agency with the expertise of former Jupiter Drawing Room account executive, Nicky Schermer. Jupiter was the Cape Town agency that ran the highly successful campaign for Windhoek Lager in the South African market.
However, Schermer lasted only ten month before being succeeded by current Managing Director, Leon Crous in November 2014.
“We’re incredibly excited about the recent wins, and immensely proud of the team who pushed really hard to make this happen! And while we are over the moon about the contracts signed with MTC and FNB, we are just as excited about the 4th year anniversary of W&Co. A few things need to click together to make a business journey a successful one” said Crous as the agency’s staff celebrated the large contracts.
Crous continued, “We’re fortunate to have a great team of individuals that are ferociously passionate about what they do and to deliver value to our clients. We have phenomenal support from our business partners and shareholders, and we have great clients that entrusts us with their brands and allow us to do what we do to the best of our ability. It’s in these enduring relationships that we manage to make the numbers happen and create work that allows us to work with a growing number of clients.”
“We’ve gone from a start-up to an agency that is delivering quality strategic work that’s making a real difference to our clients’ brands while impacting their business results, and this has proven us to be a valued partner in their business” he said.
During its short existence, Weathermen has also worked for Total Namibia, Namib Mills, Namibia Dairies, and the Ohlthaver & List Group which is the agency’s parent company.