We are Autonomous

An Independent branding and marketing agency in Johannesburg, South Africa

We are a collective of creative problem solvers that love growing brands and we do it by questioning everything. We ask the difficult questions to get to the crux of your brand’s perception because it’s your brand that is king and our ideas and executions are simply there to support and grow it.

For us, it’s all about the work. Nothing else matters as long as the work meets the objectives, solves the problem, is on target, on time and within budget. We create and breathe life into marketing and advertising campaigns that meet the set-out objectives (whilst pissing off your competitors).

At the end of the day, if we’ve changed your brand for the better, then we’ve done our job. It’s that simple.

View some of our recent work

How can we help you?

• I need new ideas for my brand
• I need a slick Powerpoint, Keynote or Prezi presentation with designs, animations, videos, mockup, 3D renders, the whole shebang
• I need to get global creative work adapted
• I need social media content and design
• I need a TV ad conceptualised, scripted, storyboarded and shot on a beach in the Bahamas
• I need an AlwaysOn digital strategy
• We need an experiential idea that kicks ass
• I need a logo for my new venture
• I want to workshop a business problem into a business opportunity
• We need an employee incentive program
• I want a branded t-shirt/cap/bag/gift/etc…
• I have budget I’d like to blow on virtual reality
• I need help with an event
• We need an annual report designed
• What’s the difference between RGB, CMYK and Pantone
• My creative department is drunk at the Loeries and we need etc…

Who's the boss?

Sancia Dos Santos

Owner, Boss of Sarel

Sarel J. Delport

Owner, Thinks He’s Sancia’s Boss

Creative Genie

The True Boss

What our clients think of us

“Autonomous Republic is always a pleasure to work with. Not only are they very creative, conceptually talented and skilled in their craft they are also very professional. I would recommend them any day all day.”

- Artwell Nwaila - Creative Director, SuperSport

“A big thank you to the Autonomous Republic team. The quality of your work is outstanding and your work ethic is brilliant, it’s great that you understand our brand so quickly and have helped in explaining it in a visual format that our clients love. Looking forward to working with you in the future.”

- Mike Lysko - Founder, Flock

“We have worked with AR on some of our most memorable projects. Always such a pleasure to work with them because they just get it! And they go beyond what’s required. Looking forward to working with you guys again!”

- Zubeida Goolam - Business Director, Live+

“The team from Autonomous Republic has a “creative genie” that inspires them to always deliver bold creative work that delivers meaning and value. Their work consistently exceeds expectations and delivers against the objectives set. Over and above their high quality of work, it is a delightful experience to work with them. Their positive outlook brings fun and laughter to the forums they participate in. Here is a “cheers” to a lifelong partnership! 

- Wayne Flemming

“I found it a great pleasure to work with AR, they exhibited a friendly and professional attitude and were able to constitute a great team with me to attain the creative outputs we desired. They understood my requirements and brought something unique to the table; they were flexible and responsive at all times. Excellent service, I would recommend them to anyone.”

- Barry van Wyk - Project Coordinator, Africa-China Reporting Project

Enough about us, let's talk about you.