Johannesburg-based Demographica becomes the first agency from the African continent to join Stein IASâ global B2B marketing network, which has operations in Europe, Asia and North America. Under the agreement, Demographica will work in tandem with Stein IASâ global account handling teams to deploy campaigns from local offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
Rob Morrice, CEO at Stein IAS, says: âOur clients in the pharma, tech and food bev sector are increasingly looking to Africa for accelerated sales growth, but national and localized marketing is made difficult by business ownership and employment regulations that virtually exclude outside players like us. The alliance with Demographica largely gets around that problem but, make no mistake, this is a true partnership with two-way benefits. Demographica is the only B2B agency in the region, a creative thoroughbred and highly innovative in its use of anthropology to determine buyersâ wants and needs. We respect them immensely and their agency model complements ours perfectly.â
Warren Moss, CEO, at Demographica says: âI met Stein IAS at the Business Marketing Association conference in Chicago last year and was struck by the agencyâs presence, its people and the openness of the leadership team, Rob Morrice and Tom Stein. Weâve been close-knit ever since and shared business models, growth aspirations and ideas about how we can work together. This alliance is simply the next step. The alchemy of Demographicaâs human science expertise in the planning process and Stein IASâ mastery of Post-Modern Marketing is the start of something really exciting. The fact that Africa is to become a real-world test bed for this unique approach fills me with great pride and anticipation for what lies ahead.â