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About our DNA

We're more than just a creative communication studio

With a combined experience exceeding 60 years, the Chat’r team isn’t just skilled in our creative communication studio craft; we’re bona fide experts. We share a passion for getting things done and crafting art that sparks conversations, shares, and jaw-drops for our clients’ brands.

Beyond our experience, we’re a diverse, committed crew with a proudly South African spirit. And our mission is simple yet powerful: Get the job done together and create experiences that get people talking about you and your brand. We infuse each project with creative excellence, integrity, respect, leadership, and ingenuity.

At Chat’r, personalised service isn’t just a buzzword; it’s our way of life. Above all, we go the extra mile to understand your needs and objectives, forming a genuine, long-term connection with you. It’s not just business; it’s a partnership built on dedication and a deep understanding of what makes you tick.

So, if you’re ready to take your brand on a journey filled with creativity, authenticity, and a lot of chatter, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

This is

Our story

Our crew’s mission is to whip up award-winning engagements that won’t only inspire but also get people connecting, chatting, and sharing like it’s the hottest gossip in town. Chat’r is not just another cookie-cutter agency; we’re a creative communication studio with pizzazz.

What makes Chat’r different? Firstly, we’re a tight-knit crew, small enough to be agile, yet big enough to be impactful. Secondly, we’re brand engagement architects with an aptitude for idea creation, strategy, and a 360-degree approach. Thirdly, we craft integrated communication solutions that deliver the perfect brand message, reach your audience, and seal the deal.

Fourthly, words like ’boutique,’ ‘bespoke,’ and ‘unique’ may follow us, but it’s our unyielding “can-do” attitude that really stands out. We don’t just think outside the box; we’ve tossed it and set it on fire!

Finally, we’re not just about pretty ideas; we’re purpose-driven, passionate about cutting-edge designs, and pioneers in events management, brand activation, and digital campaigns that break limits.

Welcome to our wild and wonderful Creative Communication Studio, where we turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Why Chat’r

What sets us apart?

Chat’r is not your average creative communication studio. As a matter of fact, we don’t just create events; we create legendary stories for you. We don’t just manage brands; we ignite unforgettable experiences for your guests. While others follow the trends, we set them. In other words, we don’t just think outside the box; we redefine the entire playground. We’re a bunch of passionate creatives who believe in making some noise, stirring the pot, and setting the stage on fire. We’re all about the big ideas and the tiny details that turn “meh” into “mind-blowing.”

We have an attitude of


“Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude” Ralph Marston

Our creative communication studio is

a Sustainable business

We’re not just about creating epic events; our company is passionate about saving the planet. Therefore, climate change got us thinking, and we decided to be part of the solution. That’s why we’re all in for sustainability, weaving it into our daily operations at our creative communication studio. In short, we’re here to guide you in hosting green events with a minimal environmental footprint. Leave the world better than you found it? You bet!

Size doesn't matter,

Attitude does

We’ve got a “can-do” attitude, nothing is too big or too small! Whether it’s an intimate soirée or a colossal laser-lit extravaganza, we’ve got the skills, resources, and experience to handle it all. From logistics to scripting, audio-visual wizardry, groundbreaking communication hook-ups, and epic brand bling – our creative communication studio can go as big or as small as your imagination allows. Seriously, there’s no event too cosmic for us!

It’s all in the


We’re detail devotees! We’re masters of brands, strategised creativity, and thinking BIG. But our ideas aren’t just imaginative; they’re strategically driven. Without a doubt, we’re all about sharing international best practices and working holistically or tactically within your campaign. Budget decisions? We’ve got that covered too. Costs are part of our ideation process, and market insights are our secret to success.

...and the little things

Francis Atterbury knew his stuff when he said that it’s the small stuff that turns ‘meh’ into ‘mind-blowing.’ Well, we’ve taken that wisdom to heart, so when it comes to delivering, we don’t just aim for stunning; we hit it out of the park every single time!

Not to mention, we’re like the Sherlock Holmes of event planning, sniffing out those tiny, oh-so-important details. To emphasize, we’re talking about scrutinising media like it’s the juiciest gossip, diving deep into DTP, crafting personalised messages that’ll give you all the feels, and a gazillion other little somethings that turn a good event into a bona fide blockbuster!


Authentic connections

We’re like the crafty wizards of brand connection. To put it another way, we ensure your brand’s unique story takes the spotlight. Through engagement, we get people buzzing about your brand. We turn observers into die-hard fans and likes into true love stories. Your brand gets a voice, a personality, and character that’s impossible to forget. Simultaneously, we pull consumers into the experience, leaving a lasting mark of success.

This is

Our promise

At Chat’r, we’re the brand-engagement Jedi. We know your investment is precious, so we become your brand’s biggest fans (not in a creepy way). We specialise in transforming what and how things are said into connections that build empathy between you and your audience. Undoubtedly, we don’t just talk; we don’t just listen; we create connections that spell success.

With creativity at the heart of your investment, we’re on a mission to create a thrilling, inspiring, and downright exciting experience for your consumers. That’s why we call it COI – Chatter on Investment. In truth, that’s what you’re paying for, and we ensure the entire conversation revolves around connecting with your brand, from start to finish.

So, if you’re ready to turn your events into legendary stories and brands into unforgettable experiences, welcome to Chat’r!

Meet the

Chat'r Brand Engagement


John Arvanitakis

John Arvanitakis

Founder / CEO
Principal Engagement Officer

Joshua De Bruin

Head of Strategy & Innovation
Principal 3D Design Architect

Emma Kumalo

Executive Producer
Principal Event Manager

William Price

Digital Marketing Maverick
Principal eMarketing Strategist