King James Group adds top shelf global beer brands to its client portfolio

Leading integrated agency, the King James Group has been awarded the AB InBev Global Brands business following a three-way pitch process earlier this month.

Through this new partnership, the global brewers, known for building some of the world’s most loved beer brands, will collaborate with the award-winning creative agency to establish and grow its international brands in South Africa.

“We are excited to be working with King James as our key partner on Global Brands going forward. The team has a passion and great understanding of what we are wanting to achieve and together we can create great excitement in the beer category in South Africa and into Africa,” says Alastair Hewitt, Brand Director: High End & Global Brands at AB InBev.

“King James was founded on a liquor brand, and since then much of the work we are most proud of was done in the category. So yes, the prospect of working on such extraordinary beer brands as these has us absolutely salivating,” comments Alistair King, Chief Creative Officer of the King James Group.

James Barty, Chief Executive Officer of the King James Group agrees, adding, “King James has proven its ability to shape local brands as well as give global iconic brands local relevance – this opportunity gives us an exciting new challenge to continue our contribution to stand-out work in a category we love working on.”

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