Shaune Jordaan

Shaune Jordaan

Non Executive Director at Talent Magnet | Digital Recruitment
Cape Town, South Africa

Summary

Shaune Jordaan is the former Co- Founder/CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, and former Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Pro. Shaune believes that culture and its people are everything within a business.

Shaune grew Synergize from the start up digital business into a globally recognised digital performance agency consisting of 75 staff, offering programmatic, PPC, SEO, display, YouTube, analytics and social media advertising. Shaune has worked extensively across the global Saatchi & Saatchi network growing the agencies digital portfolio and assisting with digital transformation. Synergize has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the company serviced clients from London, Budapest, Singapore, New York, Paris, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Tanzania, Milan, and Frankfurt.

Under Shaune's leadership, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize developed into an award-winning, digital agency and a Google analytics, paid Certified Partner. November 2013 Synergize was successfully sold to Publicis Groupe and placed within the iconic global agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

Shaune also had the vision to launch Saatchi & Saatchi Pro in London-a creative B2B full-service advertising agency where nothing is impossible. Using creativity to solve complex business problems. Collaborating to do work that is relevant, and human.

Justin Billingsley, Global COO of Publicis Communications, "When we look at potential partners, it is not just about capabilities. We are very proud and protective of our Nothing is Impossible culture at Saatchi & Saatchi it is something Shaune lives by."

Shaune's has worked with the following digital clients:

Shimansky, P&G (20+ markets), GSK, Toyota USA, Car Magazine, Sothebys, Property24, Careers24, Kalahari.com, AA, Hi Tec, Cash Crusaders, KPMG, Rovos Rail, Jose Cuervo, Bush Mills, Acer Global social, PwC, Saab (Defence & Security), PIMCO, Re- Max, Knight Frank, Mayfair Hotel, Capital Hotel, ADT, Virgin, Sanlam, Prime Meridian, TravelStart, Club Med, SAGE and others.

Positions

Non Executive Director
Talent Magnet | Digital Recruitment
December 2016 - Present (8 months)
Investor not employed or working @ Talent Magnet.

Serving as a Non-Executive Director of Africa's most exciting digital recruitment agency -Talent Magnet http://www.talentmagnet.co.za

My previous digital agency experience meant I had hired 100's of people during my career. I am passionate about people and culture hence why I felt I should give back and invest in the recruitment sector. Africa has unique, talented people, and I am excited about growing digital on the continent, hence why I have decided to invest and help grow this business.

For prospective employers, the Talent Magnet team go in search of references that stand; for candidates, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest to find a space that is a cultural and operational fit.
Managing Director
Saatchi & Saatchi Pro
August 2016 - April 2017 (8 months)
Shaune Jordaan is the former Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Pro.

Shaune rebranded Saatchi Masius into Saatchi & Saatchi Pro, London in 2016. The agency is redefining creative marketing for B2B and professional audiences, powered by the creative muscle of the Saatchi & Saatchi network. Pro makes business personal, using advertising, communications and experiences.

Shaune is proud to have launched Saatchi Londons first ever B2B offering, and has since decided to move on from Saatchi & Saatchi:

"I joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2013 when my agency Synergize was acquired. I have subsequently resigned from Saatchi & Saatchi; Pro was initially an exciting challenge after Synergize, but I have decided to pursue new entrepreneurial, digital, tech or advertising routes. I have a passion for growing agencies and building their people and cultures and felt that an exploration period was needed to find a new business venture where my digital, entrepreneurial acumen could flourish.

My Saatchi & Saatchi journey was wild, chaotic, beautiful, frustrating at times but hugely rewarding. I look forward to the next massive adventure."

Saatchi & Saatchi Pro Clients: PwC, Saab (Defence & Security), PIMCO, Bosch, GSK, Edwardian Hotels, BASF, Deutsche Telecom, Vaillant and Zeiss.

http://www.saatchipro.co.uk
Twitter : @jordaanshaune
Chairman
Cape Town, South Africa
March 2016 - August 2016 (5 months)
Shaune is the former Chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize an award winning global digital performance agency. He focuses on mentoring talent, growing talent and ensuring the business is successful both financially and culturally. Shaune is the former Founder and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize.

Shaune's has strategically worked with the following clients:

P&G (Ariel, Head & Shoulders, Fixodent in 20+ markets), GSK globally, Enel, Toyota USA, Car Magazine, Sotheby's, Property24, Careers24, Kalahari.com, AA, Hi Tec, Cash Crusaders, KPMG, Rovos Rail, Jose Cuervo, Bush Mills + numerous others.

http://www.saatchisynergize.co.za
Twitter : @jordaanshaune
CEO
Cape Town, South Africa
November 2013 - March 2016 (2 years 4 months)
Shaune Jordaan is the former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize which boasts a team of 75 professionals who are based in both Cape Town, London, Hungary and Johannesburg. Shaune and his digital team execute digital work in 20+ global markets. Shaune grew Synergize from a start up business into a globally recognised digital performance agency offering programmatic, SEO, PPC, Youtube, analytics, and social media marketing

Under Shaune's leadership, Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize has developed into an award-winning, full-service digital agency and a Google Analytics Certified Partner. According to Shaune, "The combination of creativity and analytical measurement aspects deliver results driven campaigns using extensive reporting, media tools, which give Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize a strong competitive edge."​

In November 2013 Synergize was successfully sold to Publicis Groupe and placed within the iconic global agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

Justin Billingsley, Global COO of PUBLICIS Groupe, sums up the new partnership well when he says, “"When we look at potential partners it is not just about capabilities. We are very proud and protective of our 'Nothing is Impossible'​ culture at Saatchi & Saatchi. What's amazing about Synergize is not just that they are awesome at what they do, but their culture, under the inspirational leadership of Shaune Jordaan, is a natural fit with ours."​

Clients:

Shimansky, P&G (Ariel, Head & Shoulders, Fixodent in 20+ markets), GSK, Toyota USA, Car Magazine+ Ramsay, Sothebys, Property24, Careers24, Kalahari.com, AA, Hi Tec, Cash Crusaders, KPMG, Rovos Rail, Jose Cuervo, Bush Mills, Acer Global social, PwC, Saab (Defence & Security), PIMCO, Re- Max, Knight Frank, Mayfair Hotel, Capital Hotel, ADT, Virgin, Sanlam, Prime Meridian, TravelStart, Club Med and many others.

http://www.saatchisynergize.co.za
Co-Founder & CEO
Cape Town, South Africa
October 2009 - December 2013 (4 years 2 months)
I was one of the managing partners along side Chris Corbert at Synergize; leading results orientated digital marketing agency. Synergize was a multi award winning company at the Bookmarks digital awards- Africa's largest platform for digital businesses and in 2010 became Africa's first agency to win Gold in the search category, along with numerous other awards over the years.

Synergize started off in the SEO realm quickly growing to be South Africa's best SEO company. The business then began offering custom built PHP websites in the travel, property and leisure sectors. Later we grew our paid search departments and gained our Google paid and analytics accreditation. The agency had a reputation for building its internal tools to assist time management, SEO, search, and analytical reporting.

Synergize was know for it's excellent analytical and search work and for hiring smart, passionate and fun individuals. The agency had a tremendously successful internship programme that bred some of its future super stars. The company prided itself on its culture.

Synergize then a team of 45 people was acquired by Publics Groupe the worlds 3rd largest advertising holding company in November 2013.
Communications Manager
Car Hire WP
July 2008 - September 2009 (1 year 2 months)
Communications Manager for an internet car rental brokerage company.
English Teacher
St Charles College
January 2007 - July 2008 (1 year 6 months)
English teacher for grades 8,9,10 and 11. First Team Rugby Coach at the prestigious private boys school St Charles college.

Education

Bachelor's degree Communications & English

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika
2003 - 2006 (3 years)
Activities and Societies: First Team Rugby University of KwaZulu Natal PMB, Midlands Rugby Colours, Rugby bursary. Research Marketing, Communications Science, Advertising, English Copy Writing, Social Media

Marketing Diploma

Varsity College
2005 (1 year)
Activities and Societies: First Team Rugby Coach St Charles Studies 6 Month Post Grad. Marketing Diploma

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