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Full service media agency UM has strengthened its local leadership team by appointing Kevin Ndinguri as Managing Director

With a decade of media strategy and digital experience as his base, the last year of which has been spent at UM Africa as Client Managing Partner, Kevin seamlessly moves into his new role with the full support of his colleagues and clients.

Brad Smale, Managing Director of IPG Mediabrands says that Kevin was the natural choice. “As a group we have watched Kevin take on more responsibility and confidently lead his team to great success over the last 12 months, culminating in new client wins and greater business growth. We’re excited to see him elevate UM even more with the Group’s full backing in this new venture.” Having worked on brands across the spectrum including SA Tourism, Nedbank, Johnson & Johnson, Investec, Pernod Ricard, Blackberry, Renault, Spotify and Emirates, Kevin is skilled at switching focuses between categories and is the consummate client guy.

Kevin says: “I’m grateful to Brad and the IPG Mediabrands leadership team for their continued support and look forward to growing and building one of the best media agencies in South Africa while attracting the best authentic talent that lives and delivers against our proposition of using Better Science and Better Art to drive Better Outcomes for our clients.”

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