Quinton Jones, MD of Cape Town-based TMI Media, announced that they will be partnering with Matrix Communications Group – chaired by Kgaugelo Maphai – as part of their growth strategy.
TMI Media has in the last three years been recognised by winning a number of awards including the Financial Mail Adfocus Independent Media Agency of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Jones said, ‘I couldn’t think of anyone better to partner with and to help us take the business to the next level in our journey. I have always respected Maphai and the fact that he puts people and agency culture first, resonates with me. I’m excited about the future and what this partnership and the group will deliver for our growth.’
Jones is passionate about digital media and creating innovative media solutions for clients. During his 20+ years in media and communications, he has had the opportunity to run media divisions at numerous big agencies including TBWA Hunt Lascaris and most recently in his role as Group MD of Carat.
‘It made sense that we find one of the best, local, independent media agencies to partner with, and Jones and his team have consistently punched above their weight. I’m impressed by their ability to win awards and clients in the last couple of years. Our group strategy is to partner with businesses that are owner-led and managed, and who are experienced, passionate, and driven to deliver great results for clients. TMI Media certainly fits the bill and together, we hope to achieve our ambitious plans. We look forward to the opportunities this partnership will provide,’ said Maphai.
‘We will continue to offer innovative solutions for clients and ensure that we contribute in bringing talented and diverse media professionals into the industry. We want to prove that local agencies can also deliver engaging and groundbreaking work,’ said Maphai. The group has plans to open an office in Gauteng and to also conquer key markets in the rest of the continent through a strategic partnership, which is currently being finalised.