Since inception, we’ve wanted to work with people and clients who share our optimism
for the future and our passion for uncovering the most sustainable solutions.
Our very core is built on a fundamental decision: to not handle any business that compromises our values.
So we don’t take on projects for oil companies or arms or tobacco or gambling, among others.
This keeps us focussed and inspired to leverage the solutions we provide for our great clients to even greater heights.
Climate conscious without compromising on luxury.
Derrick handles the strategy, advertising and marketing, in-store communication, design, and oversees the entire Hansgrohe brand's touch points in the market (this includes Hansgrohe AXOR).
Hansgrohe’s water-saving ethos and hundreds of innovative technologies like EcoSmart and AirPower have turned us into their biggest adorers: we all have Hansgrohe products in our homes.
You have a choice. Make it green.
Derrick provides strategic and advertising services to help drive behavioural change in seafood consumption in South Africa. With fish stocks depleting at alarming rates and questionable seafood farming practices bringing food to market, our work is currently all aimed at trying to educate everyone buying seafood.
Anything else is a compromise.
Derrick works with Míele Professional helping leverage sponsorship opportunities and communicate the brand’s innovativeness, attention to detail, and environmental responsibility.
Plastic Bottles are not Trash.
Derrick provides strategic, advertising and communications design services to PETCO’s Category A objectives as well as design and social media support for its Category B projects. Having won the business in a 3-way pitch in 2010, we’ve strived to shake the perception in consumers minds that the initiative was simply for ‘tree-huggers’ in favour of sophisticated and socio-economic arguments to drive real behaviour change.
Take Action, Cape Town.
Our client, the Cape Town Climate Change Coalition, was disappointed that Cape Town lost the bid to host COP17 to Durban. So we helped them do the next best thing: we took Cape Town to Durban in an innovative way. We organised demonstrations, created games and developed a campaign all to showcase everything that the City is doing to combat climate change. Working with sustainable architects we brought all this together at COP17 with a truly zero-waste stand.
Electricity is Expensive. Saving is Simple.
Our work for the City of Cape Town’s very first Electricity Saving Campaign has not only been successfully implemented in Cape Town, but many other municipalities around South Africa have asked to use the campaign for their regions. In agreement with the City of Cape Town, we licensed the work under Creative Commons, so our work is also currently being used in a number of counties in the USA.
Oakley has always had a reputation for having "cutting-edge" optics technology, which they leverage into creating innovative frame materials and glasses. In reaching both the technologically savvy athlete market and the casual eyewear wearer with various product lines, our work for them has been to develop activations, installations and content, deploying all of it in innovative ways.
The V&A in Cape Town Waterfront is South Africa's most popular shopping destination, with fashion stores, African art, clothing stores and souvenirs. Derrick handles advertising and promotions for its retail offering, sustainability communication, promotions and events, way-finding and signage, internal communications and initiatives and special developments on the property.
Vintage Méthode Cap Classique
The House of Krone specialises in the production of MCC Sparkling Wines. It’s a sophisticated brand that allows us to create work that’s more concerned with fashion and feeling, rather than making a logical argument for the product.
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Derrick developed the new strategy and positioning for Robertson Winery. It’s nestled in a truly abundant place, with striking mountaintop vineyards, acres of cool alluvial vines and some of the warmest, most generous people in wine-making today. The brand is one of the few (currently) South African accredited ethically produced wine brands.
Give Peas a Chance.
Derrick is the OZCF’s creative director. We helped establish the farm and provide design and marketing services even contributing to the layout of the farm itself.
An Exceptional Ride
SwiftCarbon is a new kind of bicycle company born from a genuine love and passion for cycling, and to make the best high-performance carbon fibre bicycles in the world, with each model at an optimum price.
They’re the choice of the discerning buyer making a well-informed purchase - not one who is led by gimmick marketing and bogus technology.
But SwiftCarbon is not just in the business of selling bikes. We aim to support and enhance a complete lifestyle around the coolest sport in the world - cycling.
Branding and Event support for Volvo Ocean Race, International Triathlon Union and the Knysna Oyster Festival.
The Mature Tree Expert
Derrick provides a full list of services, (from traditional advertising and design to digital and database engineering) to TreesSA, possibly the most interesting business we’ve come across. TreesSA originally approached us with a problem: “Please design a sign that stops people confusing us with our competitor, who keeps copying us.” We overhauled their identity, redid their inventory system and website, built a custom client-interfacing app and have partnered them as they’ve grown to 5 nurseries with over 45 000 fully-grown trees in stock.
The Untamed African MTB Race
The Absa Cape Epic is a gruelling 8-day mountain bike stage race through the Western Cape. It’s to mountain biking what the Tour de France is to road cycling, a race that amateurs desire to ride and pros aspire to win. Derrick is the Absa Cape Epic’s strategic partner.