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ABOUT MAADMcCANN

We are a 360-advertising agency structured for innovation, creativity and multidisciplinary problem-solving capacity. As the world is changing, we help brands lead the change. We are several hearts that beat in unison and a mind that shares a bold vision to transform your business. We are made of digital geeks, creative warriors, strategy connoisseurs, branding evangelists, media experts and design enthusiasts all thinking about your business, about your problem.

meet The board

Daniel Ligyalingi

Board Chairman

Daniel serves as the Board Chairman at MAAD McCANN where he has overseen the long- term sustainable growth of the company by ensuring strategic objectives and plans are met, analyzing and monitoring progress, and engaging stakeholders.

He is a visionary leader and an accomplished communications and marketing professional with over two decades of experience managing various brands. He has a keen interest in developing business ideas and providing leadership to teams in achieving set goals. With a talent for multitasking, Daniel ensures projects are seen through to completion.

Daniel previously served as the Managing Director at MaadMcCann, where he oversaw the startup, growth, and profitability of the company, developed and executed business strategies and plans, and cultivated trust relationships with shareholders and business partners.

Annette Ssebba

Board Secretary

Adris Kamuli

Managing Director

Adris is the mastermind behind MAADMcCANN’s phenomenal success. He carries with him two decades of experience in the advertising industry and has established himself as a creative genius. He's the Managing Director and co-founder of MaadMcCann, where he's known for his ability to make brands shine, even in the most crowded spaces.

Adris' journey started at Graphics Systems, where he worked as a DTP before moving on to Saatchi & Saatchi. He then ventured to Rwanda before returning to his home country of Uganda, where he founded MaadMcCann. As Creative Director for over a decade, Adris led a team of creative hotshots that produced campaigns that redefined advertising in Uganda including the legendary Pakalast, Topowa, and Obulamu. His incredible creativity and leadership skills have made MaadMcCann one of Uganda's top advertising agencies.

Adris' portfolio boasts of working with prominent brands, including Harley Davidson, Porche, MTN, JESA, Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Africa and DFCU Bank just to mention a few. Adris is not only a master of his craft, but he's also a mentor and a leader who's passionate about nurturing young talent and his impact is felt greatly in the Ugandan advertising industry.

Mike Kafeero

Production Manager

Mike Kafeero is a seasoned professional that produces magical adverts. He is the Production Manager and Co-Founder of MaadMcCann. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Mike has built an impressive portfolio of work that speaks for itself. He began his career at the Makerere University Printery where he honed his skills before moving on to Graphics Systems, where he pioneered the Prepress Head position.

His expertise in design and production aesthetics, coupled with his background in Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University have made him a master at transforming raw ideas into tangible advertising assets that leave clients in awe and give them value for their money.

A perfectionist at heart, Mike has handled big-budget productions worth billions of Ugandan shillings and flown in personnel from other countries to bring these projects to life. Not only has he produced captivating adverts that have run locally but his work has reached audiences beyond Uganda’s borders. He has overseen the production of various advertising materials, including radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, documentaries, and billboards for renowned brands such as Unicef, Save the Children, Bank of Africa, Warid Telecom, Orange Telecom, JESA Farm Dairy, Ugachick, Bank of Africa, Power Play and many more.

management

Adris Kamuli

Managing Director

Adris is the mastermind behind MAADMcCANN’s phenomenal success. He carries with him two decades of experience in the advertising industry and has established himself as a creative genius. He's the Managing Director and co-founder of MaadMcCann, where he's known for his ability to make brands shine, even in the most crowded spaces.

Adris' journey started at Graphics Systems, where he worked as a DTP before moving on to Saatchi & Saatchi. He then ventured to Rwanda before returning to his home country of Uganda, where he founded MaadMcCann. As Creative Director for over a decade, Adris led a team of creative hotshots that produced campaigns that redefined advertising in Uganda including the legendary Pakalast, Topowa, and Obulamu. His incredible creativity and leadership skills have made MaadMcCann one of Uganda's top advertising agencies.

Adris' portfolio boasts of working with prominent brands, including Harley Davidson, Porche, MTN, JESA, Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Africa and DFCU Bank just to mention a few. Adris is not only a master of his craft, but he's also a mentor and a leader who's passionate about nurturing young talent and his impact is felt greatly in the Ugandan advertising industry.

Clare Bamwine

Media Director

With 18 years of buying media, Clare is the Media Director at MaadMcCann. Before joining MaadMcCann Clare worked with SCANAD Uganda, Grey and JWT. Clare has her finger on the pulse of new and old media, with a knack for innovation and Target audience profiling.

Clare brings to the fold a wealth of experience developing and implementing Media Strategies spanning Commercial, social and Health marketing brands. A team player, her modus operandi is anchored in research and justified by data. Clare believes data talks and assumptions walk.

Clare’s Media Strategy and Planning acumen can be best exemplified by her work on brands like Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Nokia, East African Breweries, P&G, Kenya Airways,  BBC, UNICEF,  Emirates Airlines, PSI , UHMG, KCB, Jubilee  Insurance and many others.

Mike Kafeero

Production Manager

Mike Kafeero is a seasoned professional that produces magical adverts. He is the Production Manager and Co-Founder of MaadMcCann. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Mike has built an impressive portfolio of work that speaks for itself. He began his career at the Makerere University Printery where he honed his skills before moving on to Graphics Systems, where he pioneered the Prepress Head position.

His expertise in design and production aesthetics, coupled with his background in Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University have made him a master at transforming raw ideas into tangible advertising assets that leave clients in awe and give them value for their money.

A perfectionist at heart, Mike has handled big-budget productions worth billions of Ugandan shillings and flown in personnel from other countries to bring these projects to life. Not only has he produced captivating adverts that have run locally but his work has reached audiences beyond Uganda’s borders. He has overseen the production of various advertising materials, including radio and TV commercials, radio dramas, documentaries, and billboards for renowned brands such as Unicef, Save the Children, Bank of Africa, Warid Telecom, Orange Telecom, JESA Farm Dairy, Ugachick, Bank of Africa, Power Play and many more.

Peter Kazibwe

Creative Director

Peter Kazibwe, the creative genius steering MAADMcCANN, is not just your average artist and designer. Armed with a first-class degree in Industrial and Fine Arts from the prestigious Margaret Trowel School of Industrial & Fine Arts at Makerere University, he has honed his skills to perfection over the past 14 years in the advertising industry.

But Peter is no ordinary creative. He possesses a magical touch that sets him apart from the rest. With each project he undertakes, he approaches it with a fresh perspective, infusing it with his signature PISTIS touch. His portfolio showcases a dazzling display of versatility and adaptability, having transformed visions into stunning realities for organizations such as the GUINNESS, Tusker Lite, Tusker Malt, Coca-Cola, Bellazuri, Rotary Club of Uganda, USAID/CHC, UNCHCR, DStv, Africell Uganda, Unilever, MTN Rwanda among others.

As the Creative Director at MAAD McCANN, Peter assumes a pivotal role, ensuring flawless execution of day-to-day tasks, guiding the creative direction process, and overseeing & planning photo and video shoots. His keen eye for detail and innate understanding of clients' needs have propelled the agency to new heights, leaving competitors green with envy.

But Peter's contributions extend beyond agencies and brands. He has also dedicated himself to nurturing young minds in the field of design. As a former Lecturer at the Artfield Institute of Design, he imparts his wisdom on aspiring designers, teaching them the intricacies of design and equipping the next generation with the necessary skills to make their mark.

Beyond his professional achievements, Peter's multilingual abilities in English, Luganda, Lusoga, and Kinyarwanda effortlessly bridge cultural gaps, turning collaboration into a symphony of understanding. His charismatic personality and ability to connect with people from all walks of life make him a joy to work with, whether he's collaborating with fellow designers, engaging with clients, or presenting his ideas.

In summary, Peter Kazibwe is not just an ordinary creative; he is a first-class artistic virtuoso with a wealth of experience in the advertising industry. His journey from the prestigious Margaret Trowel School of Industrial & Fine Arts has shaped him into an innovative and visionary force. With his magical touch and unwavering commitment to uniqueness, he continues to create extraordinary experiences for brands, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

Aggrey Muganga

SBCC Manager

If he is not in the corners of Uganda co-creating ideas and solutions with the natives, Muganga is in a workshop brainstorming with Implementing Partners or implementing an IPC activity somewhere.

A student of Performing Arts and Film and originally a Creative Diehard, Muganga fell in love with Social and Behavior Change Communication through working with entities like fhi360, Save the Children, RTI International, SPRING Uganda, Pace,  Malaria Consortium, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), Marie Stopes, Stop Malaria Uganda Project, The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), Action 4 Health, HRNS, The Aga Khan Foundation, OraQuick—among others—to create and implement SBCC campaigns, like Obulamu?, Eyok Kiyan, Topowa, Ulinzi Military Condom, Tusomere Wamu, Live Your Dream, Twefeeko Daily, Our Children-Our Future, Chase Malaria, Tukomye Okutuntuza, Update Yo Status, among others.

His passion to co-create solutions with people and love for SBCC drove him to study a Master’s Degree in Public Health—Health Promotion at Uganda Martyrs University.

Over the years, he has amassed experience in designing and implementing SBCC campaigns in several thematic areas, such as: Child Protection. Early Childhood Development (ECD). Education. Gender Based Violence (GBV). Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Maternal and Child Health. Nutrition. Adolescent and Youth Empowerment. Livelihoods. HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care. Democratic Governance. Clean Energy. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Malaria. Agriculture.

Abel Mugume

Head of Business Development

Before joining MaadMcCann, Abel was an Account Manager at SCANAD Group Uganda. Today, Abel is our Head of Business Development. Making big leaps is not new to Abel. Whenever a brief lands on his desk, he will not say he’s unable. That’s the kind of leader Abel he is. A graduate with a BA in Industrial and Fine Arts, he has harnessed a unique ability to marry art and strategy. The results have been a myriad of won pitches and a plethora of satisfied clients.

A staunch believer that iron sharpens iron, Abel came into his element when he was thrown down the deep end as lead Account Manager for Barclays Bank Uganda. Coming into advertising his mantra is to turn client’s expectation to reality. Every strategy he crafts is geared towards giving clients value for money while reaching consumers in a meaningful way. Abel’s impact can best be exemplified by work he’s done on brands like Barclays Bank, Tusker Malt Lager, Roofings Group, Bell Lager, KCB Bank, GOtv and AAR.

Natasha Komukyeya Agaba

Digital Manager

Komukyeya Agaba Cynthia Natasha has a passion to elevate the advertising industry in Uganda, most especially through digital marketing.

Prior to joining Maad McCann, she has three years of experience working for advertising agencies such as Metropolitan Republic, Fideli  and QG Saatchi & Saatchi where she took up roles in PR and Digital departments. Some of her strong qualities in digital marketing include: identifying the most effective ways to advertise digitally, developing customized digital strategies, identifying different opportunities to encourage customer engagement and assessing

the client/ brands current strategies and suggesting improvements.

She has worked with brands from multiple industries, ranging from beverages, telecommunication, energy, health and pay TV. Some of the brands she has worked on include: MTN Uganda, Shell, Star-times, IHK(Group), Safe Way Right Way, Tusker Malt Lager, Umeme and Mentos (Greece), to mention but a few.

Cynthia has a BSc in International Business Administration from United States International University (based in Kenya ). To further elevate her skills, she recently acquired a Masters degree in Digital Marketing from Coventry University (United Kingdom).

Martin Lee Otim

Finance Director

Allen Suubi Ssempa

Head of PR
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Denis Kajura

Art Director

Denis Kajura is a passionate, funny, and experienced art director at MAAD McCANN. With boundless passion and a great sense of humor, he brings a vibrant touch to every project he undertakes. Denis has a proven track record of leading art direction and achieving high levels of client satisfaction, establishing himself as a creative force to be reckoned with.

 

With a keen eye for design, Denis effortlessly offers creative solutions whenever they are needed. His impressive portfolio showcases his ability to create visually striking work that leaves a lasting impact. As a leader, Denis's unwavering creativity and strong leadership skills make him the perfect fit to oversee the creative development and design processes.

 

Denis's artistic journey began at Makerere University, where he earned his BA (Honours) in Industrial and Fine Arts. He has further expanded his knowledge and skills through valuable certifications, including "Certificate of Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success," "Certificate of Training - Social Media" from UGO - LibiLinks, and "Certificate of Training - Creative Accelerators" from Yonathan Dominitz (Mindscapes).

 

Over the span of a decade, Denis has worked with an impressive roster of brands, such as GOtv, DStv, UNICEF, Western Union Uganda, Daily Monitor, Bank of Africa, KCB Bank, JESA, Unilever, Ugachick, Coca Cola, and many more. His versatility and expertise allow him to seamlessly adapt his creativity to diverse projects.

 

Denis Kajura goes beyond being an Art Director. He is a visionary, a leader, and a master of his craft, capable of making any brand shine brighter than ever before.

Robert Kizito

Copywriter

Kizito is a writing wizard with a background in stage and radio drama, TV/film, and music video scripting. Armed with a degree in Drama and Film from Makerere University, he's a charming storyteller who has a knack for directing.

When Kizito joined MaadMcCann in 2020 as a junior copywriter, he didn't just think outside the box—he thought like there was no box at all! His goal is to craft stories that tug at the heartstrings and create emotional connections with his audience. He's so committed to helping brands communicate effectively that he's developed a creative problem-solving formula. With his background in drama and human behavior analysis, he's like a brand whisperer, bringing brands closer to their target audiences.

Kizito's writing prowess knows no bounds, as his work spans traditional and digital media, from mind-bending social and behavioral change communication to hilarious commercial marketing. Since joining MaadMcCann, he's worked with a stellar lineup of clients that includes the likes of Unicef, UNDP, Action 4 Health Uganda, the Aga Khan Foundation, Rotary Club of Uganda, Zero Waste Africa, CiplaQCIL, GOtv Uganda, KCB Bank Uganda, PostBank Uganda, Prudential Uganda, Ugachick, BellaZuri, Coca Cola Beverages Uganda, and Uganda Breweries Limited. Phew, he's practically written for everyone except the moon!

With Kizito on board, expect a writing style that will make you snort with laughter and appreciate the magic of storytelling. He's the wordsmith you need to turn your brand's message into an unforgettable adventure, sprinkled with just the right amount of humor to keep your audience hooked.

Bernard Okello

Graphic Designer

Multi-talented, Bernard started his professional designing career at Jazz FM. A jack of all trades, his time at Jazz FM also introduced him to a career in music production and Radio hosting. Before joining MaadMcCann, he had a brief yet career defining stint at Selio, as the sole brand custodian.

He joined MaadMcCann in 2019 and has since made his presence felt on brands such Uganda Development Bank, Rwenzori, Coca Cola, Power Play, KCB Bank and Ugachick. His prowess in illusionism and abstract design has given our digital content the cutting edge. Bernard’s style continues to grow and his artistic voice continues to soar.

Simon Musiime

Graphic Designer

Simon “Kupa” Musiime, a true maestro of creativity, flourishes in the realm of design within the dynamic world of advertising. With an unwavering dedication to delivering impactful visual communication, Simon's passion knows no boundaries. He takes great pride in his ability to effectively communicate in multiple languages, showcasing his versatility and adaptability in the advertising industry.

Throughout his illustrious career, Simon has collaborated with renowned agencies such as 3D Services, PrintBoda, TBWA\Uganda, and currently holds the prestigious position of Graphic Design Executive at MaadMcCann. His skill set is as diverse as it is impressive, encompassing motion graphics, branding, photography, digital illustration, and publication design. Simon's creative prowess shines through in every project he undertakes, leaving a lasting impression.

Simon's educational background includes a Diploma in Visual Communication from the esteemed Artfield Institute of Design, where he not only honed his skills but also made significant contributions as the Visual Communication Guild Representative. Actively involved in the growth and development of the institute, Simon's commitment to personal and professional growth is evident. He continuously strives to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving advertising landscape, keeping up with the latest trends and innovations.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Simon finds joy in a variety of hobbies that ignite his creativity. Whether he's displaying his skills on the basketball court, embarking on captivating documentary trips, or experimenting in the kitchen, Simon draws inspiration from diverse experiences. These encounters translate into innovative ideas, infusing his work with a unique perspective and originality.

Phionah Kanyesigye

Graphic Designer

Phionah Kanyesigye is a visionary filmmaker and graphic designer who weaves dreams into reality with her passion for perfection. With a solid educational background in art and design, she possesses the technical skills and storytelling finesse to captivate audiences.

With a career spanning over 9 years, Phionah has showcased her expertise as a skilled graphic designer at Galaxy FM, Galaxy TV, and Kagwirawo Sports Betting Ltd. Her creative vision, passion, and ability to bring ideas to life through design greatly contributed to the success of these organizations. Renowned brands such as Cipla, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Bellazuri, and Rotary Cancer Run have all felt the brilliance of her work.

Phionah's strong understanding of creative principles is rooted in her educational achievements. Holding a Certificate in Art and Design, as well as a Diploma in Filmmaking, she has honed her technical skills and storytelling finesse, allowing her to thrive in the creative industry.

As a Graphics Designer at MAAD McCann, Phionah continues to excel and grow in the design field. Her keen eye for detail and ability to adapt to various creative challenges earned her the recognition of Art Director First Runner-up in the Silverbacks Awards 2022.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Phionah has a zest for life and a passion for exploration. She finds joy in traveling and capturing memories through her lens. While swimming may not be her strength, she embraces the experience of immersing herself in the pool and being surrounded by water.

Adding to her dynamic persona, Phionah has earned the title of "Office TikTok Queen" by showcasing her fun and creative side through entertaining videos that captivate her growing audience.

Ritah Nakazibwe

Traffic Manager

Meet Ritah Nakazibwe, the unstoppable force behind MAAD McCANN as a Traffic Manager. But she's far from your typical traffic manager—Ritah is a true artist at heart, with a passion and experience in directing, script writing, and makeup artistry. Despite her petite frame, she packs a dynamite punch, seamlessly transitioning her creativity between film and stage performances. From thought-provoking appearances in "Crossroads" to adding her unique touch to the enchanting telenovela "Sanyu," Ritah is a force to be reckoned with.

 

Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Drama and Film from Makerere University, Ritah has honed her skills and garnered valuable experience in the Ugandan Film and Theatre industry. Fueled by her passion for the craft, she proactively immerses herself in research and training, constantly seeking to broaden her knowledge and expertise.

 

Ritah Nakazibwe's diverse background and deep understanding of the entertainment industry bring a fresh perspective and a unique skill set to her role as Traffic Manager at MAAD McCANN. Excelling in project management, workflow coordination, resource management, and problem-solving, she ensures the smooth flow of projects and campaigns within the agency. Her dedication to quality control and meticulous attention to detail contribute to the agency's success. With her exceptional work ethic and adaptability to shifting priorities, Ritah is the secret ingredient that ignites the advertising engine at MAAD McCANN.

Benjamin Bazanya

Videographer

Meet Bazanya Benjamin, the badass Photographer/Digital content creator extraordinaire! This guy sprinkles pure magic on every brand he lays his lens on. But you know what really fuels his creative fire? His insatiable wanderlust! Benjamin lives to explore new places, dive into diverse cultures, and unleash his artistic spirit like a wild beast!

But wait, there's more to this badass artist! Beneath that stern exterior, he's got a heart of gold. He's all about lending a helping hand, making a positive impact, and leaving a mark on people's lives. Selfless, caring, and relentless in his pursuit of awesomeness!

Oh, and let's not forget his kickass achievements! Benjamin totally owned the film category in the Young Silverback Competition, proving he's a total beast when it comes to capturing life on camera. And as if that wasn't enough, he took charge as the Media Team Leader at the Rotaract Club, making stides with his unique leadership skills.

But hey, Benjamin isn't all work and no play. When he's not out there mesmerizing the world, he's all about living life to the fullest. From staying fit like a boss with his hardcore workouts to jet-setting across the globe and soaking in all the beauty it has to offer. And when he's not doing that, you'll probably find him lost in the pages of epic novels, venturing into uncharted territories through words.

Bazanya Benjamin is the epitome of edgy, youthful brilliance, conquering the world one badass shot at a time! So get ready to be blown away by this unstoppable force of talent and adventure!

Amirah Mutazindwa

Copywriter

Victor Sengooba

Graphic Designer

Benjamin Asasira

Senior Copywriter

As a Senior Copywriter, Benjamin is the guy who turns ideas into words that don’t just sit there – they demand attention. A believer in the power of words, Benjamin pursued a career in creative writing, graduating with honours from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Communication.

Benjamin's style isn't about flowery prose or corporate jargon. It's about cutting through the noise with a well-placed quip, a dash of wit, and a healthy dose of irreverence. He's not here to sell you dreams; he's here to make you sit up and take notice.

This distinct style has opened the doors for him to work with some of the most iconic local and international brands including Equity Bank, C-Care, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited, TotalEnergies EP Uganda, Uganda Airlines, MiOne, Yuti Breweriies, CEDP, Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Guinness, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Johnnie Walker, Gordon’s Gin, Gilbey’s Gin, WhiteCap Lager, Tanqueray Gin and many more.

In a world drowning in clichés and drowning out genuine voices, Benjamin will inject a dose of personality into your brand. If you want copy that's as real as your morning coffee and twice as energizing, he’s your man. No fluff, just words that work.