ShapeShifter

Meet Pepe Marais - closet rocker, humanitarian and ruler of advertising in SA

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pepe Marais, co-founder of full service communications agency Joe Public, for his weekly "Shapeshifter" feature.

Pepe Marais’ Joe Public is one of South Africa’s largest independent advertising groups.

Pepe Marais is a closet Afrikaans rocker and a humanitarian at heart.

Pepe Marais cofounded One School at a Time, a non-profit education upliftment initiative.

The lack of a proper functioning educational system is at the heart of all social issues that face our country today.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

In 2013 Pepe Marais was selected by Financial Mail as Agency Leader of the Year.

Pepe Marais is the co-creator of “Take Away Advertising” – quick, affordable advertising campaigns.

Scroll down for quotes from the video and audio below.

I love maths! And I love music! I’ve played in bands for 16 years of my life. I almost left advertising for rock music!

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

I’ve been in Johannesburg for 11 years; it’s now my hometown.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

My first job was as a storyboard artist.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

Advertising is tough.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

I wish business could be a bit more like sport.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

I want to be the best I can be.

Pepe Marais, Joe Public

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