South Africa benefits from a mature advertising industry and is always a contender at international advertising awards. This means that our talent is on par with our global peers, albeit more multi-skilled by nature of our markets’ requirements.
Additionally, South Africa is already a popular Production Service destination, servicing a multitude of international commercials and features annually.
English is an official language, as well as our main political and business language, and our timezone is close enough to GMT to easily work in-sync with London.
Our production hub is in Johannesburg with Fibre Internet connectivity and Microwave backup. Electricity is via grid, generator and solar, ensuring the absolute minimum of downtime.
All work is backed up daily with offsite LTO’s providing another layer of protection.
Conference calls and Video Conferences are ubiquitous tools for any business these days. We rely on these for meetings and routine communication, but have augmented these with additional production tools that tailor these to a broadcast world.
We are able to host live, multi-party remote reviews via browser, anywhere in the world, allowing everyone to be on the same page, annotating content on the fly and discussing it in real time. Additionally, we are able to host VO recordings live across the globe and put clients in-touch with designers, viewing their screens and discussing work.
Connectivity is on par with our global counterparts, with our current lines allowing a 16Gb USB to be copied in about 15 minutes, which will be down to 10 minutes within the next month’s upgrades, with a 5 minute turnaround by the end of 2017.