The Team
“MBP has been innovative in using an array of strategic PR platforms to ensure that the health and development messages that JHHESA is seeking to promote are addressed.”

PR Firm

Marcus Brewster has over twenty years’ experience in public relations and media liaison. He holds a double Honours degree in Languages from the University of Cape Town, as well as a Masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

The undisputed heavyweight champion of public relations in South Africa, Brewster is the most awarded professional in the field. In 2010, his firm was named the FinWeek AdReview PR Consultancy of the Year as well as the UK–based PRCA’s 2010 Global PR Consultancy of the Year; South Africa. In 2011, his firm again dominated the PRISM Award ceremony for PR Excellence with an unprecedented fourteen campaign wins across eleven categories including Golds for Corporate Communications, Social Media and Consumer Public Relations. Named one of the 10 Most Influential People in Communication and PR, Brewster is also a recipient of the PR industry’s highest honour, the Ivan O’Brien Leadership Award.

Brewster’s early years were spent as Group International Promotions Manager for EMI Music SA, working on both the label’s international roster as well as their local signings. He then served on M-Net’s external PR team involved in celebrity visits, film premieres and events as well as programme production and publicity.

Moving to Cape Town in 1991, Brewster founded Home Run Promotions servicing blue chip clients like Sun International, BMG Africa, International Law and Tax Institute, as well as electronic media owners NNTV and Radio Kfm.

In July 1995, the company was restructured and relaunched as Marcus Brewster Publicity. This was part of a strategic focus to separate editorial media liaison work (Publicity) from the value-added marketing services work in eventing, production, sponsorships, launches and functions (Promotions).

A new division, Marcus Brewster Celebrity, was launched in November 2001, followed by a Johannesburg bureau in 2002. A corporate communications practice area was opened in 2005.

Brewster has first hand experience of television production having achieved national fame as one of the judges on the first season of the hit television reality show Idols in 2002.

Outside of the profession, Marcus’s interests include book collecting, architecture, visiting foreign countries and the archaeology of legacy civilizations. Combining these latter two interests, he has been on expeditions to Egypt, Turkey, Peru, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mexico and the Mayan sites of MesoAmerica. A noted movie buff, he has an extensive library of films – and memorabilia – from the golden age of Hollywood. He is also a contributor to various magazines for whom he writes on travel.

Marcus Brewster is chairman of Wola Nani, an NGO in the HIV/AIDS arena, on whose board he has served since it was founded in 1994. Brewster also sits on the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s PR Industry Advisory Committee.

Angela Elkington

Angela Elkington moved to Cape Town in June 2002. She studied accountancy and business law in Zimbabwe and holds an A-grade diploma in accounting. Equipped with years of experience, Angela joined the marcusbrewster Publicity team in August 2003 in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer, and assumed the additional COO mantle in 2006.

 

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So excited to have @ChazMailula in our JHB office. We look forward to great things coming from this rising star: ow.ly/niM8x

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