02. Who are we?

PHD South Africa (page three media)


In 2011 page three media merged with international strategic media planning company PHD Worldwide to broaden their global reach.  The merger is a symbiotic relationship that also gives PHD a strong foothold in Africa.  page three media has adopted the PHD identity under the PHD Worldwide branding.  PHD Worldwide acquired a 70% shareholding in page threepage three MD Anne Dearnaley and directors Lynnette Heyns and Ilan Lazarus retain a 30% shareholding and continue to drive the agency.

PHD delivers high-level, innovative media strategies that have seen its billings top one billion in four years, vindicating a move into what might at first have seemed a tightly held industry of traditionists. Dearnaley, Heyns and Ilan, with impeccable credentials in this field, combined their skills in August 2007 to form an independent strategic media planning agency, with the aim of returning the passion and energy to their sector of the market. That they succeeded is common cause, and their client base and current associations speak for themselves.

About PHD Global

Founded in London in 1990 as the first planning-led media agency, PHD is a proven innovator in communications planning and buying across broadcast, print, digital, mobile, social and emerging media. PHD is a global network with over 2,500 employees in more than 60 countries and is built on a culture of thought leadership, creativity and innovation. In 2010, PHD won nine ‘Media Agency of the Year’ awards following numerous high profile new business wins across markets including UK, USA, Canada, China, New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific.  It continues to deliver on its philosophy of “Finding a Better Way” for its clients.

The PHD network is part of the Omnicom Media Group (www.omnicommediagroup.com), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC)

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