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.

Steve is an entrepreneur with a multi-faceted career spanning numerous industries. As CEO, he steers our agency daily with a long-term lens to ensure it continues to deliver value and growth. He confesses to being a mad football fan and a lover of comedy.

Jacki is an industry veteran, career publicist and is the driving force behind strategy development of our Arts & Entertainment and Consumer & Lifestyle streams. A creative and skilful wordsmith, Jacki enjoys completing crossword puzzles, reading, painting, drawing, dancing and exploring the world.

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.

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.

Steve is an entrepreneur with a multi-faceted career spanning numerous industries. As CEO, he steers our agency daily with a long-term lens to ensure it continues to deliver value and growth. He confesses to being a mad football fan and a lover of comedy.

Jacki is an industry veteran, career publicist and is the driving force behind strategy development of our Arts & Entertainment and Consumer & Lifestyle streams. A creative and skilful wordsmith, Jacki enjoys completing crossword puzzles, reading, painting, drawing, dancing and exploring the world.

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.

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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.

2021 SABRE EMEA
2021 SABRE AFRICA
2021 SABRE AFRICA
2021 SABRE AFRICA
2021 SABRE AFRICA
2021 SABRE AFRICA
2021 PRISM Awards
2021 PRISM Awards
2021 PRISM Awards
2021 PRISM Awards
2020 fm AdFocus Awards
2020 SERMO Globe Awards
2020 PRISM Awards
2020 New Generation Awards
2020 New Generation Awards
2020 New Generation Awards
2020 Creative Circle Awards
2020 Creative Circle Awards
2020 Creative Circle Awards
2019 New Generation Awards
2019 SERMO Globe Awards
2019 IAB Bookmark Awards
2019 Creative Circle Awards
2015 PRISM Awards
2015 PRISM Awards
2014 PRISM Awards
2014 Cannes Lions Awards
2014 Loerie Awards
2005 P&G Global Awards
2005 P&G Global Awards

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 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.

GUIDING YOUR GROWTH