In 2003 four brave people with a deep passion for the African continent and with very diverse sets of skills teamed up to form a branding and design agency.

With a clear understanding of the African social landscape, the agency would specifically focus on building brands in Africa – the world’s most exciting and challenging emerging market.

Today HKLM has grown to become Africa’s leading brand agency with representation in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Botswana and Swaziland. From these hubs we have created some of the continent’s most significant brands across a multitude of sectors in 30 different African countries. Some of the prominent brands that we have helped build across the continent are Nedbank in South Africa, Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Glo in Nigeria, Global Access in Ghana, Singita in Tanzania, Zantel in Zanzibar, Malalangwe Trust in Zimbabwe, Mcel in Mozambique and Gamma in Mauritius.

If you can build a brand in Africa, you can build a brand anywhere in the world – and although we are an independent and proudly African agency, we are a true global player.

We also have representation in Dubai and have conducted major branding projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, America, India, China, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Panama and Russia.