We are niched in the communications industry with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town from where we service all of South Africa, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. Our portfolios include Digital, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

We represent much of South Africa’s top talent, many of whom use us exclusively. We have guided industry leaders on their career path and played an integral part in their business success. We can do the same for you.

Long-term success depends on trust and understanding and we recognise that for Ad Talent to be successful, our clients need to be successful.

If you are looking to ignite your career or if you’re looking for top talent, contact the relevant consultant.



“The team at Ad Talent have deep industry knowledge and are well networked in the Advertising industry. Further to this they have taken the time to understand our business to deliver candidates who meet our needs. We know that we can rely on Faye and the rest of the Ad Talent team.”

Suzanne BothaThe Creative Counsel

“Leigh is an amazing recruiter, she helped me every step of the way when I was looking for a great agency for which to work. She made sure that all my concerns and questions were addressed and she was the ideal point person between me and the Creative Director.”

Siya TyaliCopywriter at Hero placed by Ad Talent

“Ad Talent are ZenithOptimedia’s preferred recruitment partner. They apply their significant industry experience to every brief and immediately understand the staffing requirements for every level. Ad Talent always demonstrates excellent judgement in evaluating candidates and I can’t remember getting an unsuitable candidate from them. We, at ZenithOptimedia, value our partnership with Ad Talent highly and we can recommend them with confidence.”

Judy van DamZenithOptimedia

“Leigh is the best recruiter that I have ever met! She helped me get a job within 2 weeks of first meeting with her. From our first meeting until she successfully placed me into a role, she consistently kept in contact with me and updated me of the progress of my applications. She went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended.”

Kelly RomanGraphic Designer at Ad Makers International placed by Ad Talent

“Faye is an awesome creative recruitment specialist, and is attentive to your needs as a creative wanting to find the right fit within the right organisation. Moreover, she'll not rest until you are perfectly placed. Kind, caring and the consummate professional, Faye comes highly recommended.”

Elton PadiaCreative Director at Red 31

“I've worked with Stacey for a while now. What's always impressed me is how spot on her candidate recommendations are. With her history in the communications industry she instinctively knows what sort of candidates we're looking for and who would fit with our company culture.”

Lauren JacksonHead of HR at Meropa Communications

“Brenda is a phenomenal and essential force in the South African advertising industry. There is no one better connected and able to find the right talent for your agency, particularly at senior levels.”

Gerhard SagatHead of Strategy at DDB South Africa

“× Stacey is an example of the personal touch that is so required and lacking in recruitment service providers today. She has played an important role in shaping careers, from middle management positions to placements at an executive level (including myself)- this all done with intense industry knowledge, a thorough understanding of the needs of her clients (both personal and professional needs), and the willingness to make sure that the fit is perfect from both the client as well as the candidate perspective.”

Busisiwe MahlabaExecutive Manager at Johannesburg City Parks

“Brenda is a highly respected and knowledgeable partner in the Advertising and Marketing industry. Her company and group of staff are always at the forefront of Recruiting for the advertising arena and contribute constantly in many areas of business. I highly recommend her and her team.”

Julie BurdisOwner/Partner at Agency Wise

“Stacey has been instrumental in my career and growth within the industry. She has the ability to really look into people and understand their core strengths. Not to mention that she places only the best for the job. I look forward to continually working with Stacey either as a candidate or employer, she has my full trust.”

Justin SananCommercial Director at EOH Digital

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