Ogilvy & Mather Africa is Africa’s premier communications agency. Operating in 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ogilvy is the largest network agency on the continent.


We’ve been awarded the Financial Mail Ad Focus Network Agency of the Year recognition every year since the awards’ inception in 2009. We are also one of the longest-serving agencies on the continent with client relationships spanning over a decade.


We began operations predominantly out of South Africa, but the last decade has seen us open shops across Africa through affiliate agencies, majority of which we own equity in. Growing client requests in Sub Saharan Africa propelled the agency to move its HQ to Nairobi, Kenya.


Our business is to look after clients whose requirements span the continent, which requires us to develop creative work and media strategies centrally, and then implement them across the local markets.


We offer a unique, differentiated product. No agency network compares with OA in size or resource. As such, our portfolio includes large pan-African corporations from South Africa, Europe and Asia. These include South African Breweries, Barclays Bank, Airtel, SC Johnson, IBM, KFC and Kraft.


Our teams comprise superior talent in the business. It doesn’t matter where they’re from, If they possess the spark, there’s room for them with us. Thus, we gain from a blend of East African, West African, South African, Indian, Australian and European talent. This unique coalition enables us to produce world-class work grounded by local relevance.