Clockwork Media, a Johannesburg-based PR firm, has been selected by Microsoft as the firm’s global digital agency for its Windows and Devices team following an international pitch held in London.
The agency will run daily and campaign-based operations for all non-US markets for Xbox.com, Windows.com, and Surface.com. The mandate will include technical, creative, UX, and data analyses on the platforms and will require regular participation with Microsoft’s global brand and product teams based in Redmond, Washington.
According to the deal, Clockwork Media will be in charge of various markets including South Africa, China, Mexico, UK, Australia, Germany and France among others.
“We’re extremely excited to be tasked with a responsibility of this magnitude. It’s any agency’s dream to be given the opportunity to work in multiple markets. The scope and capacity for innovation and creativity are huge. Moreover, it shows that South African talent really meets global standards. The team are already stuck in, and we look forward to a great partnership with the Microsoft WDG team,” adds Tom Manners, MD, Clockwork Media.
Apart from Microsoft Windows, Clockwork Media’s other tech and IT-related clients from South Africa include BitCo, Seacom, Dell EMC, Cell C, DotSure, Innovation Group, LG, Mimecast, Telemundo, TransUnion and Universal Channel.