Rangaka steps up at O&M Cape Town as Gotz heads for USA

CAPE TOWN, June 11, 2015 – Tseliso Rangaka will become Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town when Chris Gotz takes up a senior position with O&M North America in September.

Pete Case, who is currently co-Chief Creative Officer at O&M South Africa with Gotz, will assume sole responsibility for the output of creative work across the national agency group.

Gotz departs after 16 years with O&M and with a string of awards to his name.

“We are delighted Chris is staying in the Ogilvy family and wish him well in his new role,” said Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of O&M South Africa. “His contribution to the company and the SA industry has been incalculable because he is one of the true legends of the business who had an undeniable vision and determination to ensure that work for clients was both creative and effective”.

O&M Cape Town MD Luca Gallarelli said, “Chris was responsible for an astonishing creative era for us but his departure presents a great opportunity for Tseliso, who encompasses an exceptional blend of talent, sheer determination and leadership skills. I am excited by the prospect of partnering with him in taking the agency to fresh new heights”.

Rangaka first worked for O&M in Johannesburg for five years before moving to Cape Town eighteen months ago. He has had responsibility for Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Metropolitan and several major SAB accounts among others. His work has won Grand Prixs at Loeries, Golds at Cannes and the OneShow, and Yellow Pencils at D&AD. He has served on the boards of the Creative Circle and Loeries.

Case added, “Tseliso represents the future breed of creatives, a strong integrated thinker with a proven ability to conceptualise across all media and for all markets”.

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Ogilvy Public Relations, Cape Town
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Mark Zeller
Ogilvy & Mather South Africa
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