who we are
We create. we solve. we grow.
We are a collective of experienced business founders, marketing leaders and creative alchemists.
We operate at a unique value intersection: more invested and imaginative than big, cookie-cutter management consultancies; faster and more brand savvy than traditional agencies.
As a collaborative network, we deliver value without the burden of overheads and long lead times. We get stuff done quickly, cost effectively, and with measurable impact.
We have a unified belief in humanness, creativity, simplicity and relevance. And a shared desire to positively shape the world; to leave things better than we found them.
In short, we are:
we create. we solve. we grow.
Our name is inspired by a little girl’s curiosity.
Like all children, she epitomised a growth mindset: open, inquisitive, and always willing to try new things. She wasn’t scared to make mistakes. Actually, there was no such thing.
So when it came to words she struggled to pronounce, she simply created her own language. “Video,” for example, became “Billybo”.
She loved asking questions about everything. “How? Why? Why not?” Over the years as her natural curiosity grew, she often sought the talents of others to find answers and get stuff done better and smarter.
For us, curiosity and change go hand in hand. Curiosity leads to change. And change is best responded to with curiosity. This is how lessons are learned. How problems are solved. How opportunities are seized. And how humanity gets better.
To positively shape a changing world.
We blend skills, art and science into a bespoke cohesive solution that adds measurable and sustainable value to any business challenge or opportunity, and to humanity.
“Strategy is a bridge of decisions between a company's purpose and its performance.”
- Mike Joubert
“People build brands like birds build nests, from the sticks and straws they chance upon.”
- Jeremy Bullmore
“You don’t build a business. You build people and then people build the business.”
- Zig Ziglar
what we stand for
We believe in the future of south africa
We are committed to making a measurable contribution to a positive future for South Africa.
Our belief is that the creation of new enterprise, and the growth of businesses are fundamental to this future.
We are dedicated to help companies - big and small - to deliver on its full potential by providing them with the experience, skills and inspiration to be better.
We like working with clients who believe in profits through principles and value through values.
We believe in leaving brands, people and the planet better than we found them.
We love what we do. If we don’t, it’s not worth doing. Our work always has a happy soundtrack.
what we do
WE combinE HUMAN insights with experience & skill,
which makes us PRETTY DAMN GOOD AT:
We facilitate strategy and brand workshops. We develop business strategy, brand strategy, digital strategy and people strategy against clearly defined growth objectives and key result areas.
We inspire bold creative concepts and use best -in-class design tools to implement engaging brand stories. We develop brand purpose, brand positioning, brand architecture, Brand CI and digital engagement.
We have the network and experience to find great talent, develop people and create strong teams. We specialise in change management and culture. We facilitate leadership development and culture workshops.
We provide basic strategy consulting and tools to help high potential entrepreneurs accelerate and scale their business. We develop business strategy, brand positioning and cost effective marketing plans for a start-up enterprise.
SOME OF the awesome people we work with
"consumers don't speak boardroom"
– Rudi Cronje
Our people's people
"To me, marketing is about values. This is a very complicated world; it’s a very noisy world. And we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. And so we have to be really clear on what we want them to know about us."
- Steve Jobs