Platform Creative Agency | Platform Creative Agency
Platform is the principal creative agency specialising in commercial curation in Africa. We design and create exhibitions, museum experiences, hospitality spaces, shops and showrooms, marketing campaigns and product ranges to elevate brands within their market place.
Platform, curators, interiors, exhibitions, 100% Design, Business of Design, Zeitz MOCAA, design, shops, showrooms, installation, museum, experience, curation, Africa, South Africa, Cape Town
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Platform is a pioneering creative agency providing comprehensive insights, strategies and platforms for South African and African businesses in the local and global landscape. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to leverage the output of brands through dynamic creative direction and business advancement in a variety of industries.

We create brand and cultural strategies for property developers, develop product and retail opportunities for museums and lifestyle enterprises, help brands launch or enhance their offering, conceptualise exhibitions that hold memorable and meaningful impact, and design unique purpose-led interior environments.

Platform comprises a small, intimate team of quick-thinking, action-orientated specialists. This allows us to respond rapidly to changing environments, providing clients with valuable creative solutions, innovative campaign concepts and fast execution around topical issues, current trends and significant moments in history.

Our human-centric approach allows us to align every offering to the ethos and values of the companies that we engage with, creating bespoke solutions to take our clients and their supporters on an enlightened journey in the promotion, advancement and celebration of their businesses.

 As well-known authorities on design throughout the African continent, with strengths in market research and business strategy, and a comprehensive network of designers, makers, manufacturers and collectable artists, we possess the most thorough, up-to-date insights on the industry.

 Valuing an ethical business model, we strive towards building a lasting legacy in local industries. And, through the utilisation of exceptional design and the promotion of circular economic growth, we make a palpable difference in the lives of the people with whom we work, and the audiences that we serve.

Laurence Brick, managing director

Combines an acute business acumen honed from many years in retail with a bigger picture strategic mind. With extensive experience in retail, marketing strategy and product development, he brings a profound insight into the aesthetic as well as the commercial aspects of business and design.

Laurence Brick, Platform Creative Agency
Cathy O'Clery, Platform

Cathy O’Clery, creative director

An influencer, highly regarded voice and recognised authority within the design industry, Cathy’s visual acumen, creative and content direction pushes a designer or brand’s potential to greater heights. Her ongoing and keen research in the field of design across Africa makes her one of the top experts in design on the continent and as an ex-editor she is often asked to write for leading journals and websites across the globe such as The Guardian, World of Interiors, Icon and Elle Decoration.

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