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Twenty years old,
five years young.

M&CSaatchi

In 1995, when Maurice and Charles Saatchi left the first ad agency they founded after a difference of opinion between them and a group of investors, they opened M&C Saatchi within a matter of days. A year later, they had offices in London,  Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York and Auckland. 

In 1995, when Maurice and Charles Saatchi left the first ad agency they founded after a difference of opinion between them and a group of investors, they opened M&C Saatchi within a matter of days.

A year later, they had offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York and Auckland. 

Brutal
Simplicity
Of Thought

Their overriding philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, and the spirit of entrepreneurship that was entrenched from the start, means that today there are 23 M&C Saatchi offices globally. Making it the largest independent agency network in the world. 

Brutal
Simplicity
Of Thought

Their overriding philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, and the spirit of entrepreneurship that was entrenched from the start, means that today there are 23 M&C Saatchi offices globally. Making it the largest independent agency network in the world. 

M&CSaatchi Abel

M&C Saatchi Abel opened its doors in Cape Town in 2010 with 13 people and no clients. This is the team just a year later.

Less than five years later, we had grown to become one of the largest in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, as well as a presence throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

The Group consists of M&C Saatchi Abel, Connect and Africa. Our family has grown to almost 190, and we’re proud to service some of the bluest  blue-chip clients, locally and internationally. 

All of which goes to show what 20 years of Saatchi experience has brought to bear on our own remarkable five-year trajectory.

Nothing is Impossible