It takes talent and experience to deliver
what truly matters

Who we are

We are a bespoke agency, founded by Michele van Heerden, a well-regarded strategist that has been creating demand for over 15 years. 

The team at Matter are all award winning talent, supported by a broader network of industry specialists, giving clients access to the best skills in the market.

The agency delivers well above it’s weight in the market and clients who know us stick with us, as they understand the value we deliver.

Our history

The core team all come from big agency backgrounds, contributing a wealth of knowledge and skill.

Since 2009, the company has delivered strategic consulting services to market. In 2015 through client demand the consultancy evolved into a full service brand and communication agency.

In 2017 / 2018 Matter Advertising became part of Matter Group. Partner agencies include; Matter bureau – services the government segment and Matter DCX – deliver’s digital bespoke customer experience solutions.

Michele van Heerden
Demand Director

Michele is a well-seasoned strategist who is responsible for guiding clients brands and communication.

Eric Mlambo
Business Director

Eric with his exceptional people skills engage with clients in understanding their needs and ensuring agency delivery.

Fred Swart
Design Director

Fred is an award winning creative who is responsible for delivering distinctive design to our clients.

Sam Koenderman
Communication Director

Sam is an award winning creative responsible for delivering relevant solutions focused communication to our clients.


We can certainly recommend this team for their energy, efficiency, creativity and the professional way the campaign was run. The logistics involved in rolling out this scope of work were challenging to say the least and the team took this in their stride. The team did more than was asked for and showed their commitment and passion in making a success.”
– Clive Garret Marketing Director ZZ2“

We highly recommend this team for their professional conduct, and offering our organisation quality professional services. This team went above and beyond to support the marketing department and through the process transferred valuable skills to the team.”
– Hans Paulsen MD Zamtel

I highly recommend this team and their agency for their professional conduct & creative thinking. This team was the first team that satisfied the director’s expectations with regards look & feel and practical strategies. Our briefs were handled professionally; our restrictions respected and most impressive was the creative approach to campaigns. They gave us a unique competitive edge in an over-traded retail segment.”
– Lise Perry Marketing Manager Loads of Living

What was great about their work, was the fact that they identified a design style and personality that linked two brands, whilst allowing each brand to be unique and visually resonate with their respective audiences.”
– Troy Barwell Managing Director SMP

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