Loading...

HELPING COMPANIES
BE AMAZING

WE ARE
PARK ADVERTISING

Park Advertising is a proudly South African media and marketing company. We are majority black owned (55%) and are proud citizens of South Africa. We are also part of the IPG Global network giving us a footprint across the globe.
We are the holding company for two full-service media agencies in South Africa - The MediaShop and Meta Media. Both these agencies are award winning and provide best in class communication solutions for our clients. They each have their own management structure, boards, and separate offices.
Park Advertising also owns Lucid – a performance digital media company specialising in digital performance media and optimisation across programmatic, search and social media.
The Marketing Intelligence Hub is our data and insights unit. Using data science to solve complex business problems and build a unified data solution for the future of our industry.

OUR
AGENCIES

Media strategy planning and buying across all platforms
Digital performance marketing
Data analysis and insight
Content creation and management

We are a full service media agency, providing award-winning communications solutions for our clients. We provide strategy, planning, and buying across both traditional and digital media platforms. We don't just look at the numbers, we dig deeper, we look for the story behind the story. We find the "so what" to give our clients the edge, to give our clients real solutions based on real insights. We're real, We are authentic. We are curious! Meta Media has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Media strategy planning and buying across all platforms
Digital performance marketing
Data analysis and insight
Content creation and management

BBBEEE empowered powerhouse offering cutting-edge communication solutions. Proudly affiliated with the IPG global network spanning 96 markets, we bring a world of possibilities to your doorstep.
But wait, there's more.
The MediaShop isn't just about media planning and buying; we're about forging strategic alliances that unlock a treasure trove of services within our global network. When you partner with us, you're not just getting a service; you're gaining access to a whole new realm of opportunities.

Digital Media Analytics Reporting Dashboards Digital Campaigns

At Lucid, we're not just a digital media performance unit; we're your strategic partners in navigating the complexities of the digital landscape. With a team of highly skilled digital performance specialists, we craft customised performance media solutions to achieve your business objectives.
Our approach blends human experience with technology intelligence, delivering campaigns that are not only impactful but also backed by data, analytics, and insights. Performance is at the core of everything we do – from our processes to our reports, ensuring seamless integration with strategy.
We take a comprehensive, data-driven approach to digital performance media. Beginning with clear goal-setting and understanding your business objectives, we leverage advanced analytics and insights to select the most effective channels for reaching and engaging your target audience.
Our advanced skillset and expertise in digital campaign implementation across all major digital platforms set us apart. We work with creative teams to develop compelling ad creatives and messaging, continuously testing and optimizing for maximum performance. With strategic budget allocation and focus on conversion optimization, we ensure a seamless user experience that drives results.
Continuous learning is ingrained in our DNA, keeping us ahead of industry trends and technologies. Through transparent reporting dashboards and communication, we provide actionable insights and a strong return on investment, empowering you to make informed decisions and achieve success in the digital realm.

Contact Us

Data Analysis Data Visualisation ForecastingCustomer Journey MappingThought Leadership

Our Marketing Intelligence Hub (MIH) is an ecosystem of resources (people, systems and tech) designed to create an interconnected network. A collection of data sources, highly-skilled analysts and data scientists, and a strong, secure technological base that work together to collect, share, analyse and interpret data are at the core of our ecosystem.
From our ecosystem we produce visualisations, tools, thought leadership, enrichment, segmentations, customer journey mapping, modelling, forecasting, and optimisations to add insight throughout.
It is a way to leverage the power of data to create new value and opportunities for everyone involved. It enables data-driven decision-making and empowers businesses to stay ahead in the market.

Contact Us

Chris
Botha

Group Managing Director

Chris Botha is the Group Managing Director of Park Advertising - the owner of two of South Africa's most prominent media agencies - The MediaShop and Meta Media. Chris started his media career at Publicis after which he joined The MediaShop. He grew his media knowledge working on brands such as Nando's, MINI, Virgin Mobile, Absa, Shoprite Checkers and the JD Group. Chris was appointed to The MediaShop management team in 2006, and to the Board of Directors in 2008. In January 2010 he was appointed Joint Managing Director of the Sandton operation, and one year later in January 2011, was made Group MD of the entire MediaShop operation. Under his guidance The MediaShop has shown massive growth in billing, and initiated various industry first initiatives that has set the agency apart from its competition. In 2018 the group launched a new media agency called Meta Media. The group further launched a large number of new services including Econometric Modelling, to a full digital capability, Outdoor production, as well as an Integrated Marketing services offering.

Ncamisile
Sigwebela

Group Financial Manager

Ncamisile Sigwebela joined Park advertising in July 2010 as the Group Financial Manager. "Ncami" as she is affectionately known is responsible for the Finance department and is a member to the MediaShop Exco. Ncami has always had a passion for numbers. She has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Natal & also studied Accounting (AAT) at Swaziland Institute of Management & Public Administration.

Seán
Clarke

Operations Director

Zambian born but with a good dash of Scottish and Irish blood, Seán Clarke qualified as an accountant before the mad advertising bug bit. When a former boss in an engineering company went to work at Ogilvy, Seán followed in his footsteps joining Ogilvy in 1988 and thank goodness he did! Seán then joined The MediaShop as Finance Director in 1990 when the agency was still in its early days, having been founded by Dick Reed in 1988. Today he is Park Advertising’s Operations Director, looking after pretty much everything in the IT, finances and general services fields for the entire group of companies including The MediaShop and Meta Media, with a team of 35 assisting him. Seán is partial to a game of golf and enjoys his off time most often in the bush.

Isla
Prentis

Managing Director - MI Hub

Isla Prentis is a dynamic leader driving innovation at Park Advertising as the Managing Director of the Marketing Intelligence Hub. With a strategic blend of human and machine intelligence, Isla spearheads a team dedicated to empowering Park Advertising’s agencies with data-driven insights throughout every stage of their process. She joined the group in 2012 as a Business Unit Manager for The MediaShop and has been instrumental to building progression in the agency. With a career spanning diverse categories, she gained experience on key clients including Unilever, GSK, Samsung, Multichoice and Tiger Brands. In 2018, she moved into a centralised role across the agency portfolio driving strategic approaches and insight. Isla brings a holistic perspective to the advertising, media, and creative landscape. A firm believer that data is central to problem-solving, Isla has pioneered bespoke local tools and systems to integrate data seamlessly into agency operations. Isla's passion for mentorship, coupled with her strategic acumen and commitment to diversity, makes her a driving force in shaping the future of marketing intelligence and creative excellence.

Yvette
Gengan

Managing Director - Lucid

Yvette is a seasoned digital media & performance marketer with over a decade of experience in shaping the digital landscape. As the Managing Director of Lucid Performance, She's led our journey from inception to becoming a powerhouse with a team of 50 performance specialists in just 3.5 years. Yvette’s passion lies in driving performance marketing excellence, with a focus on integrating digital strategy and performance.  From achieving maximum ROI to leveraging martech for data-driven insights, she's helped clients across diverse industries achieve remarkable results. Yvette has worked on both global and local gems & giants in South Africa, leveraging her expertise to deliver exceptional results. Her secret sauce? A deep understanding of media and martech coupled with a relentless commitment to client service. Whether it's elevating brand visibility or driving sales conversions, she thrives on exceeding expectations and delivering measurable outcomes.

MEET THE
CLIENTS