Senior Strategist, DDB, So. Africa
Thandolwethu Mafongosi is a senior strategist at one of South Africa’s most effective agencies, DDB SA. Having been awarded most effective agency of 2017 by the Apex awards, Thando forms part of a team of formidable planners who know how to deliver work that works for their clients. This being one of the things she prides herself in and holds in great esteem.
Thando holds an undergraduate degree in Visual Communications and an Honours degree in Brand leadership, specialising in brand management.
Personally, Thando was ranked second most awarded strategist in SA by the Loeries Creative Awards of 2016. She attributes her success in both strategic effectiveness and creative effectiveness as a result of being a problem-solver that isn’t defined by one category or industry, having worked on everything from broadcasting to beverages and everything in between. Being able to fully understand a client's REAL issue and seeking to resolve that in whatever way presents itself in the exploration process has benefitted her in becoming a sought-after strategist in SA.
Thando believes her love for getting to know people and being curious about why people do the things they do, IS why she is a great strategist and can’t imagine being anything else in life.