ABOUT US

Positioned at the intersection of talent, brands, technology and experiences, CSA is an award-winning talent and communication firm that seeks to support agencies and marketers by creating limitless opportunities for brands by aligning those who shape global popular culture. CSA was established in the mid 1990s with its headquarters in Cape Town and Los Angeles, as well as representative offices in Paris, Lagos and London. 

OUR MISSION

We connect brands with the storytellers who produce powerful, authentic content and deliver it to the people they influence most, building cultural brand relevance in the process.

We exist to make brands matter more

THE NETWORK

CSA AFRICA

Our love for Africa has been cemented over years of experience across the continent. Recognising logistical restrictions around traditional media, we provide innovative and non-traditional ways to distribute content – affording brands “leapfrog abilities” to communicate with their audiences.

We also represent and work with some of Africa’s most recognised talent, both on the continent & globally, while building opportunities within the cultural & creative economy.

CSA AMERICA

Set in the heart of the global entertainment industry, CSA’s Beverly Hills headquarters has direct access to international talent, enabling the agency to operate as a powerful global network with real impact.

Simultaneously, CSA offers an effective approach to both bringing Africa to the world as well as enabling trans-Atlantic brands with the opportunity to break into the African market.

ASSOCIATED OFFICES

As the globe turns its attention to Africa, we identify and amplify trends, taste makers and cultural innovators who resonate with the African Diaspora. The diaspora often influence, and are influenced by events, shifts, trends in their country of origin – catalyzing an afrocentric touch to global culture.

THE BOARD

FRAN LE CHAT

FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON OF CSA
1955 -2017

A visionary publicist, theatre & TV producer and philanthropist, CSA Founder, Fran Le Chat took the company into the entertainment world by bringing celebrities such as; Naomi Campbell, Herb Ritts, Djimon Hounsou & Kimora Lee-Simmons to South Africa. Nothing was too big. She launched the first Planet Hollywood in Africa and raised millions of rands in the Mandela Legacy Canvas for the NMF. Fran also opened the office in Los Angeles, where she was also based until her untimely passing.

JAREN PHILLIPS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Managing the financial process and internal systems, Jaren brings significant expertise & experience to bear on both existing operations and new business.

MARC LE CHAT

CO-FOUNDER AND MD CSA INC

Marc is an esteemed writer, overseeing editorial direction & strategy. Marc has been a judge on the prestigious PICA Awards and was also Miriam Makeba’s personal publicist for 15 years.

DAVIN PHILLIPS

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Davin is a brand and new media specialist with a renowned and respected insight into developing innovative strategies for African markets.

BRANNON PHILLIPS

NEW BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Brannon’s methodical approach has seen him steering activations and brand campaigns in both the US and Africa. Based in Los Angeles, he has extensive insights into global trends, working with various start-ups.

WHERE TO FIND US

Johannesberg

Cape Town

Los Angeles

Lagos

London

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