The ICCO Global Awards are judged by a panel of top international PR practitioners who consider the excellence and effectiveness of PR work from across the world. "An independent agency in Johannesburg worming its way into some of the best global platforms for the work we do for clients, who say yes! What a joy," says Sylvester Chauke, chief architect at DNA Brand Architects.

Earlier this year, DNA Brand Architects won at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards in Vancouver, Canada, and made history locally as the first black-owned agency to win a PRISM Campaign of the Year in its 22-year history.

According to the agency, the consistency of DNA Brand Architects over the years speaks volumes for their intentions to provide black excellence and to move the narrative of black-owned agencies forward.

Having recently released his first book, Stand Against Bland, Sylvester Chauke says that his approach has been instrumental to his agency’s success and in positioning him as one of the most noteworthy leaders of our generation.

The book, which is a best-seller at Exclusive Books stores nationwide, is targeted at students and young graduates who want to make a difference in the spaces they find themselves in.

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