ShapeShifter

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The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine, one of SA’s leading integrated digitally focused agencies, for his weekly "ShapeShifters" feature.

Adrian Hewlett grew up in Mozambique and speaks fluent French and Portuguese.

Publicis Machine focusses on 4 core pillars: Narrative (content marketing), Incentiv (loyalty and rewards), Answered (research) and Moon Walk (public relations).

In 2004, at the age of 26, Adrian Hewlett founded The Habari Group, a media and marketing communications company.

In 2011, The Mail and Guardian named Adrian Hewlett one of the Top 200 Young South Africans.

I make to-do lists and I don’t stop until I’ve ticked everything off it.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

Earlier this year Publicis Machine CEO Adrian Hewlett gave a number of young entrepreneurs 550m2 of free office space in Sandton.

Scroll down for quotes from the video and audio below.

We received 140 applications for the free office space in Sandton.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

I had a great childhood growing up in Zambia and Mozambique.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

I first studied Social Science and then did a postgrad in Marketing.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

I played rugby for UCT for many years, which got me into sports marketing.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

I started in the world of online marketing by selling banner ads on Rugby365.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

I sold Habari Media to Caxton as they were looking to digitise their business. It’s something I’m very, very proud of.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

We aspired to create an agency that was truly integrated.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

Nothing replaces getting on an aeroplane and meeting people.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

South Africa has its challenges, but there are many, many opportunities. There’s a good reason to invest.

Adrian Hewlett, CEO of Publicis Machine

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