Leshope joins FoxP2 from Ogilvy Africa, where he was previously the regional strategic planning director for the group and deputy managing partner and head of strategy for Geometry, its shopper marketing agency.

FoxP2 was recently ranked as South Africa's most creative medium-sized agency on the Loeries Official Rankings 2020 for the second year running.

"I'm excited to join FoxP2 and be part of their narrative," says Leshope. "I've always admired them for their remarkable creative work, but it's been amazing to see them mature into the well-balanced powerhouse they are today — while not only retaining, but sharpening their creative edge."

"Joining them is an honour because it's not just a job — it's about being part of a living legacy, especially when your partners are the founders of the business," adds Leshope.

"As the most effective creative agency in South Africa, according to Scopen, our fierce belief in powerful insights that can transform business and unlock consumer attention is why we're hiring someone who's the real deal," concludes FoxP2 creative partner and MD Grant Jacobsen.

Leshope is a specialist in brand, shopper, trade, customer experience and behavioral change disciplines and campaigns. He has worked on global and regional campaigns in financial services, FMCG, retail and telco sectors, as well as on social campaigns addressing gender-based violence, malnutrition, HIV / Aids and Covid-19.

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