I'm Chad Wright. I'm a writer, copywriter and creative thinker based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Armed with a mostly platonic love for words, I believe in being kind, doing good and telling great stories. I also happen to be a ginger and occasionally the proud owner of a moustache, which is only half as creepy as it sounds.
I graduated from Vega - The Brand Communications School with some sort of degree, after which I went on to work at some of South Africa's biggest and smallest agencies, including Ogilvy and Mather, TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Quirk Johannesburg and Ireland / Davenport. I've worked on accounts like DStv, Exclusive Books, Cadbury, Vodacom, Siemens, Standard Bank, Plascon and BMW.
I've worked on everything from big brand campaigns to radio, activations, television, digital, social media, and art installations. I've been fortunate enough to published articles, put on stage productions and have been known to do a mean rendition of "Wrecking-Ball."
Nice things people say about me
Awards (if that's what you're into)
The Loerie Awards
Bronze: The Nelson Mandela Foundation "Legocy"
Bronze: DStv 'Beads'
Finalist: Macmillan Publishers 'The Fear - The Last Days of Robert Mugabe.'
Finalist: Exclusive Books 'Stirrers'
Finalist: Cadbury Bournville 'Mr Fitzpatrick' [in the categories 'Craft Writing', 'Radio', and 'Production']
The 2013 Google Hack
Awarded best film for The Nelson Mandela Foundation "Legocy"
The New York Clio Awards
Shortlist - Cadbury Bournville 'Mr Fitzpatrick'
Best Ads on TV
BestAdsOnTv.com's - Best Ambient of the Week - Pan Macmillan 'The Fear - The Last Days of Robert Mugabe, by Peter Godwin'
Creative Circle Awards
Second place Ad of the Month - Pan Macmillan 'The Fear - The Last Days of Robert Mugabe, by Peter Godwin'
Second place Ad of the Month -DStv 'Movember'
Second place Ad of the Month - Cadbury Bournville 'Mr Fitzpatrick'
The Pendoring Awards
Silver Pendoring award - Exclusive Books 'Stirrers'
The Best of Ogilvy (worldwide)
In book - Bournville 'Mr Fitzpatrick'
The Roger Garlick Awards
Gold in Innovative Use of Media Space - Exclusive Books 'Stirrers'