Promise is an award-winning fully integrated TTL creative agency of 90 staffers, with an enviable portfolio of brands who have entrusted them to ensure their success.


The agency has grown to a medium-sized full service design and advertising agency, with a highly skilled digital division boasting expert front and back-end development in-house.


The agency is one of the top three agencies in South Africa in the SCOPEN research “Client Satisfaction” category, 2016.


Services offered by Promise:



Social Media

Data & Analytics






3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales globally, it employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries, serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. Each of 3M’s seven businesses has earned leading global market positions.



3M’s Infection Prevention Division spreads love at the Morningside Mediclinic by giving nurses chocolates & a chance to let their hair down while taking selfies.

The Sam Tambani Research Institute (SATRI), a division of the Mineworkers Investment Trust launched officially to the media and its stakeholders.


The event coincided with the release of the research findings into the challenges facing women in the energy, construction and mining sectors

Glasshouse’s Role:


Glasshouse was integral to the successful launch of the Institute. We planned, coordinated and implemented all aspects of the event.


Media coverage on the launch included local, mining publications, radio and print.

Listen to Pulane Nkalai's intervie on Talk Radio 702

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa (GCIP-SA) is jointly implemented by TIA and UNIDO and is funded by The Global Environment Facility (GEF). UNIDO co-ordinates the programme in six other developing countries simultaneously:  Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey. The GCIP-SA is a national programme that aims to identify, foster and connect promising start-ups and small and medium-size enterprises that can address South Africa’s urgent energy, water, environmental and economic challenges.


Glasshouse’s Role:


Glasshouse Communication Management has been tasked with undertaking media relations around this annual event and its winners from South Africa. We motivate journalists who cover sustainability, environment and technology to feature news of the competition being open at the beginning of each year and call for entries. In the later part of the year, we publicise the semi-finalists and finalists leading up to the award ceremony.  We secure interviews with them on radio, television and in newspapers and magazines by motivating journalists to take an interest in their profile. We also invite the media to the award ceremony each year.

Cliff Central team with the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs

in SA (GCIP-SA) semi finalists Dr Robin Kirkpatrick and Andre Nel

Listen to the GCIP winners for 2015 sharing their success on Cliff Central

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” on a yearly basis to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts the award-winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite. The next applications are expected to be announced in April 2016.

Glasshouse’s Role:

Glasshouse has been tasked with undertaking the South Africa media relations around this annual event and its winners from countries around the world. We motivate journalists who cover sustainability, environment, science and post graduate student affairs to feature news of the competition being open at the beginning of each year and call for entries. In the later part of the year, we publicise any South Africans selected from the group of 25 international winners. We secure interviews with them on radio, television and in newspapers and magazines by motivating journalists to take an interest in their profile. We have been doing this for three years now and are delighted to see through our process of evaluating the media coverage received just how the strength of the brand here in South Africa is growing year on year.

The IAS (Independent Agency Search and Selection Company), in association with the AAR Group (UK), was founded in South Africa as part of the Mazole Holdings Group in 2006. IAS specialises in client/agency relationship management and helping clients find agencies. The international associate company AAR Group, was founded more than 35 years ago in the UK and has associates and branches throughout the world. The IAS is committed to the international and local pitch guidelines as defined by both the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising UK) and the ACA (The Association of Communications Agencies SA) and is a level 4 BEE contributor.


Glasshouse’s Role:


Glasshouse has built  IAS's profile as a company of thought leaders in the marketing and communication industry over a number of years through a strategic and targeted PR and communication programme. These news clippings are examples of how we achieved this. We regularly draft and secure placement of press releases, editorials and features with the leading media who cover marketing-related news in South Africa. We have developed strong relationships with the print, online and broadcast media who now also offer IAS regular platforms. The public speaking and judging opportunities we secure for our client aids the raising of their profile too.

This project focuses on providing bursaries for the JB Marks' members and their dependents. The bursaries cover the cost of school and tertiary education to individual bursars. JB Marks has assisted over 4000 bursars, investing in the education of 250 new students every year. Graduates have established their own give-back project known as The Alumni Team where they help give learners career guidance as well as mentoring existing bursars. The main goal of this project is increase the number of black graduates entering the mining, energy and construction industries.


Glasshouse’s Role:


Glasshouse has been tasked to help increase awareness of the project in the media and promote them to possible donors. Our main communication objective is to profile JB Marks as a project that gives back to the community as well as one that also recognises their graduates' achievements at the award ceremony. Finally it is a project that is continuously working on improving their benefits.


Glasshouse’s Role IN THE Awards Ceremony:


Glasshouse was commissioned to do the following:

  • Format of the awards
  •  All creative materials, logos, brochures, awards booklet
  • Trophies and medals
  • Sponsorship strategy and management of sponsors
  • Media relations strategy
  • Event concept in terms of programme, speakers and process
  • Event management in terms of invitations, RSVP process, décor brief, stage management and music management

Listen to JB Marks graduates sharing their stories on Cliff Central

Fortune Capital is an investment and project development company based in Sandton.

Fortune Capital sees itself as purveyor of the industrialisation of South Africa and through project development and BBBEE participation in the energy and extractives sector, it will preserve local ownership and at the same time exploit various service opportunities. The firm has taken a strategic decision to position itself to become a strong player in niche energy production value chain.

The company’s sector focus is mainly in:

     •        Mining

     •        Energy

     •        Oil & Gas

     •        Renewable Energy

     •        Rail, Road & Maritime



The Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) was established in 1995 by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as a wealth-creating entity that uplifts and improves the quality of life for NUM members, ex-members, their families and communities, in the mining, energy and construction industries. These projects help in developing and self-sustaining, providing education and imparting training and skills. The main aim of these projects is to improve the quality of life for its beneficiaries.

Glasshouse’s Role:


Glasshouse has been tasked with increasing MIT’s profile amongst its key stakeholders through a strategic media relations campaign. We are also profiling MIT's beneficiaries in the media and assist its efforts to source new funders. Our main communication objective is to profile MIT as a trust that cares about its beneficiaries and one that is looking to improve the life of its beneficiaries.

Glasshouse Communication Management is proud to be involved with the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa, an initiative by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.


ARNSA recently announced Anti-Racism week from 14th-21st March 2016

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