Mick Blore

Mick Blore

Chief Creative Officer, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa at McCann Worldgroup
South Africa

About me

I am one of the strange ones. A weird combination of creative, business and strategy; with a passion for taking on the impossible tasks and turning them into success stories.

My specialities are: Marketing, Advertising, Social Media and some Insight Strategy. I have had experience and success with turning agencies around creatively, and with leading companies forward from a strategy and marketing perspective.

I believe in ideas, because ideas can change the world.


Founding Partner
Original Forever
June 2011 - August 2014 (3 years 2 months)
Key Accounts & Projects: Planet Fitness Gyms, Penpharm, Graphic Wizard Group, Vodacom, Sparkfly International, Lumber City, MTV, Afrisam Cement, Procure All, Intensity, Pack n Stack National etc.
Key Role: Leadership, Business, Marketing & Communication Strategy,
New Business, Creative Ideas, Breakthrough Work etc.
Other offerings: Executive Mentoring, Training, Social Media Marketing,
Innovation Marketing, Training and more
Chief Creative Officer, South Africa & Africa
June 2008 - February 2011 (2 years 8 months)
(Y&R Johannesburg|Cape|Durban, Wunderman, Aqua Online,
Base 2 Digital and 16 Y&R Offices throughout Africa)
Key Accounts: Pick n Pay, Nintendo, LG, Danone, Colgate,
Chevron, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Land Rover, Shimansky, SARS,
UNICEF, Taj Hotel Group, Russian Bear Vodka
Key Role: As partner to the Group CEO, I manage all aspects of the Group Companies from Leadership, Structuring, Strategy, New Business etc.
Served on: Leadership Board, African Board
Group Executive Creative Director, South Africa & Africa
Saatchi & Saatchi
June 2007 - May 2008 (11 months)
Key Accounts: Guinness, Peugeot, Olay, Engen, Pampers, Post Office, Sony Ericcson, Operation Smile, Archers Aqua, Head & Shoulders, Voltaren
Key Role: As partner to the CEO, I managed all aspects of the business, leading creative strategy and output across the Johannesburg and Cape Town agencies
and 16 others throughout Africa.
Served on: Executive Management Board, South African & African Holding Boards
Executive Creative Director, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Jupiter Drawing Room
June 2003 - May 2007 (3 years 11 months)
Key Accounts: South African Airways, Sasol, MTN, Discovery, PPC Cement, UN World Food Program, Jiffy Bags, Investec, Girls & Boystown,
Coca-Cola Juices, Nugget Shoe Polish, ABSA Bank, Edgars, Windolene,
South African Breweries (Castle Lite), CNA, Durex
Key Role: Creative Direction across the biggest creative department in Africa.
Served on: Executive Management Board, Creative Council.

Trade Organizations

The One Club, New York


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