OFYT Appoints Chris Gotz as National Creative Director

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Old Friends Young Talent - an advertising, marketing, and communications agency, is proud to announce its newly appointed National Creative Director, Chris Gotz.

Gotz joins the team of heavy-weight advertising directors in the Cape Town office, both as a Partner and Shareholder, as of Monday, 19th September.
Gotz has been described by Financial Mail SA as "arguably South African advertising's most talented and influential creative leader”.  He was named SA Advertising Achiever of the Year in 2014 and was rated SA's number 1 Creative Director by his peers for 3 years running from 2012-2015.

Chris feels it's the right opportunity at the perfect time.

“OFYT is the perfect place for me to be. It's growing fast, full of talented people and they have real intent when it comes to developing the industry's young talent base, which is a personal priority for me. I've done nearly 20 years in big network agencies and while it's been very good for my career, it's nice to be able to do my own thing, with old friends and some hugely exciting young talent."

“We are thrilled that Chris has decided to throw his lot in with us and help take this agency, its people and its clients to the next level of creative communication excellence. We’re looking forward to finally working together as a team.” Says Gary Leih, CEO.

Chris has won numerous international awards, including Ogilvy Worldwide's first Mobile Lion for SAB Miller in 2012, and Ogilvy's first Gold Lion for Branded Content, also for SAB Miller in 2012. His work won Gold at Cannes in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2016 (Ogilvy Chicago's first ever Cannes Gold)

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