Joe Public has acquired Festipart, which operated under the trademark name, FCB Durban. The company name will be changed to Joe Public United Durban and the management will remain intact with the CEO remaining Clive McMurray and the Executive Creative Director Brandon Govender. Festipart has a good portfolio list of blue chip clients in South Africa such as Trellidor, Corobrik, University of Kw-Zulu Natal, Cerebos, Rainbow Food Solutions and Independent Media among others. The acquisition of Festipart is expected to expand Joe Public’s reach in Kwa-Zulu Natal and thereafter further diversify geographical synergies. The acquisition amount for Festipart was not disclosed.
Joe Public United is a 100% independent and South African integrated brand and communication group. The group has a client list of large corporate players in South Africa and the rest of World such as ABInBev, British American Tobacco, Mahindra, Uber, Nestle, Nedbank and Netcare among many others.