Guiding Your Growth

ABOUT US

Eclipse Communications opened its doors in 1998 by Founding Partner, Jacki McEwen with just two clients based in Cape Town. Within a decade, she grew the client base to include the likes of Master Builders Association of Western Cape (MBA), Protea Hospitality Corporation, Cape Union Mart, Procter & Gamble and others across various industries. The focus of the agency was largely on traditional corporate and consumer public relations.

Today, we are one of South Africa’s fastest growing, independent communications agencies, acknowledged as the Best Large PR Consultancy at the 2020 PRISM Awards and Public Relations Agency of the Year at the fm AdFocus Awards 2020.

Our footprint extends beyond the three major city centres in South Africa, to Mauritius, our first African-owned office outside of South Africa. Additionally, we have four in-country communications partners in Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia and Israel.

Our success story is rooted in our uncompromising and bold commitment to a diversity of people, skill sets, cross-functional teams and ‘can-do’ entrepreneurial spirits – responding to clients with insights and agility. We are a team of diverse, channel-agnostic out of the box thinkers who continuously strive to produce the next award-winning campaign and are quick to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. We offer personalised full-service communications solutions that guide our clients’ growth.

Our diversity of people has resulted in us achieving a Level 2 BBBEE status, a shareholder structure benefiting employees with 51% of our agency being black-employee-owned, with 35% in the hands of black women.

OUR TEAM

Our team ranges from seasoned industry heavyweights to energetic young upstarts.

Cheryl is a respected and recognised communications leader in the industry, heading up our Corporate Centre of Excellence and our Africa business. She drives innovative strategies and is passionate about people development. Cheryl is a lover of the written word, has a penchant for globetrotting and adores nail polish.

Cheryl Reddy is the CEO of Eclipse Communications and is responsible for the agency’s strategic direction and to continuously achieve its mandate of people, client and agency growth across the full spectrum of services and business units in the agency’s four offices in South Africa as well as its office in Mauritius.  With a career spanning close to 20 years, Reddy is a highly respected and networked professional. Cheryl is a lover of the written word, has a penchant for globetrotting and adores nail polish.

Fareez is a bit of a jack of all trades having worked in media, advertising, digital and PR. He’s the resident ideas guy constantly looking for creative ways to bring campaigns to life. If he’s not walking his dog you’ll find him backpacking through Asia finding strange things to eat.

Fareez is a bit of a jack of all trades having worked in media, advertising, digital and PR. He’s the resident ideas guy constantly looking for creative ways to bring campaigns to life. If he’s not walking his dog you’ll find him backpacking through Asia finding strange things to eat.

OUR TEAM

Our team ranges from seasoned industry heavyweights to energetic young upstarts.

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Cheryl Reddy is the CEO of Eclipse Communications and is responsible for the agency’s strategic direction and to continuously achieve its mandate of people, client and agency growth across the full spectrum of services and business units in the agency’s four offices in South Africa as well as its office in Mauritius.  With a career spanning close to 20 years, Reddy is a highly respected and networked professional. Cheryl is a lover of the written word, has a penchant for globetrotting and adores nail polish.

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Fareez is a bit of a jack of all trades having worked in media, advertising, digital and PR. He’s the resident ideas guy constantly looking for creative ways to bring campaigns to life. If he’s not walking his dog you’ll find him backpacking through Asia finding strange things to eat.

Cheryl Reddy is the CEO of Eclipse Communications and is responsible for the agency’s strategic direction and to continuously achieve its mandate of people, client and agency growth across the full spectrum of services and business units in the agency’s four offices in South Africa as well as its office in Mauritius.  With a career spanning close to 20 years, Reddy is a highly respected and networked professional. Cheryl is a lover of the written word, has a penchant for globetrotting and adores nail polish.

Fareez is a bit of a jack of all trades having worked in media, advertising, digital and PR. He’s the resident ideas guy constantly looking for creative ways to bring campaigns to life. If he’s not walking his dog you’ll find him backpacking through Asia finding strange things to eat.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have a passion for PR and Marketing? Check out our careers page.

OUR AWARDS

We are first to the table with creative concepts and deliver value-based solutions and award-winning work for our clients, guiding them to where they want to grow.

2022
Prism Awards
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Arts and Entertainment:

Bronze - Netflix I Am All Girls

2022
Prism Awards
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Best Large PR Agency Runner up:

Silver - Eclipse Communications

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Prism Awards
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Social Media as a primary method of communication:

Gold - Witchery
(Country Road Group)

2022
Prism Awards
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Media Relations:

Gold - DiDi SA Launch

2021
SABRE EMEA
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African Campaign of the Year
Netflix Blood and Water

2021
SABRE AFRICA
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Fashion & Beauty

Winner
Halo Heritage Boity Collection Launch

2021
SABRE AFRICA
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Media, Arts & Entertainment

Winner
Netflix Blood & Water

2021
SABRE AFRICA
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Media, Arts & Entertainment

Certificate of Excellence
Netflix Queen Sono Season One Launch

2021
SABRE AFRICA
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Digital Campaign

Certificate of Excellence
Netflix Blood & Water

2021
SABRE AFRICA
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Marketing to Consumers (New Product)

Certificate of Excellence
Halo Heritage Boity Collection Launch

2021
PRISM Awards
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Consumer PR

Silver Winner
Netflix Blood & Water Launch

2021
PRISM Awards
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Best use of Event to build or change reputation

Silver Winner
Netflix Blood & Water Launch

2021
PRISM Awards
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Social Media as a primary method of communication

Gold Winner
Netflix Blood & Water Launch

2021
PRISM Awards
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Arts & Entertainment

Gold Winner
Netflix Blood & Water Launch

2020
fm AdFocus Awards
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Public Relations Agency of the Year

2020
SERMO Globe Awards
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Global Campaign of the Year:
Netflix Blood & Water Launch

2020
PRISM Awards
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Best Large PR Consultancy

2020
New Generation Awards
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Most Viral Campaign by an Agency:
Netflix Blood & Water
(Silver)

2020
New Generation Awards
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Best Influencer Marketing Campaign by an Agency:
Netflix Queen Sono Season One Launch
(Silver)

2020
New Generation Awards
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Most Innovative Use of Social and Digital Media:
Netflix Blood & Water
(Silver)

2020
Creative Circle Awards
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Live Communication:
Netflix Blood & Water
(Third)

2020
Creative Circle Awards
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Digital Interactive Communication:
Netflix Blood & Water
(Third)

2020
Creative Circle Awards
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Integrated Campaign:
Netflix Blood & Water
(Third)

2019
New Generation Awards
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Best Use of an Influencer:
Netflix Man in a Van

2019
SERMO Globe Awards
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Global Campaign of the Year:
Netflix Man in a Van

2019
IAB Bookmark Awards
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Video Category:
Netflix Man in a Van

2019
Creative Circle Awards
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Film category:
Netflix Man in a Van

2015
PRISM Awards
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Campaign of the Year:
Coca-Cola #RainbowNation

2015
PRISM Awards
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Media Relations:
World Design Capital
(Gold)

2014
PRISM Awards
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Sponsorship Amplification:
Captain Morgan OppiKoppi
(Gold)

2014
Cannes Lions Awards
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Coca-Cola #RainbowNation 
- Gold Cannes Lion
- Two Silver Cannes Lions
- Two Bronze Cannes Lions

2014
Loerie Awards
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Grand Prix Award:
Coca-Cola #RainbowNation

2005
P&G Global Awards
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Winner of Innovation in Holistic Marketing - Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa in Geneva: Always Keep Movin’ for Procter & Gamble

2005
P&G Global Awards
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Global Winner of the Brand Building Award - Innovation in Holistic Marketing in Cincinnati:
Always Keep Movin’ for Procter & Gamble

BBBEE STATUS

Our diversity of people has resulted in us achieving a Level 2 BBBEE status, a shareholder structure benefiting employees with 51% of our agency being black-employee-owned, with 35% in the hands of black women.

GBCSA

GBCSA MEMBER

Committed to sustainability, Eclipse Communications is a proud member of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) – a member-based network of green building leaders that set the pace for environmentally-friendly building practices in South Africa.

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GUIDING YOUR GROWTH