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From the looks of things, people like him. And trust him.

From the looks of things, people like him. And trust him.

 Some of the things said about him.

"I briefed Gerard to come up with ideas for a newspaper ad to promote my silver bullion business and he didn't disappoint. In fact, I can honestly say that they were far better than anything my previous agencies have come up with, so Gerard, many thanks to you and well done! There's no substitute for experience and yours comes shining through for sure. The advice you've given me with regards to placing the ad is also appreciated. I'd be happy to recommend your services if required" David Levenstein, Lakeshore Trading

"As the owner of a marketing communications company, I've always liked the Kavonic Hone positioning of "This country's smallest ad agency" and have been looking for an opportunity to work with Gerard for some time. The opportunity came recently when a client of ours wanted to see some creative thinking. I briefed Gerard and within a day or so, he had come back to me with creative concepts that I was more than happy with. Based on this, I will be looking to put in place a working relationship in which he will hopefully serve as a creative resource for a number of my clients" Gary Steyn, marketing strategist.

"As a brand of The Printing Industries Federation of South Africa, Printing SA approached Kavonic Hone to design artwork for a flyer and its stand at the recent Propak Show. Both were required on a limited budget, and in a short time-frame. The agency did not disappoint and Gerard's creative and organisational skills were brought into play. We were more than happy with the result. (Gerard, thank you once again for all the hard work and effort that you put into making our showing at Propak 2016 the success that it was)" Zama Zulu, marketing manager, Printing SA 

"I found Kavonic Hone via a Google search and thank goodness I did! Gerard replied to my email request promptly and was interested and very helpful. He put me in contact with the correct people without any personal gain and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be helped in such a friendly and earnest way. I can only hope that I have future business that I can bring to Gerard so that we may work together" Debbie Hambides, book author

"At FutureForesight, we use Gerard for copywriting and design on an ad hoc basis and are happy with the quality of his work and his quick turnarounds. We'd have no problem recommending him to those after a reliable, cost-effective and professional creative resource" Kgomotso Lekola and Chris Barker, FutureForesight and AfricaWeather 

"I've had the pleasure of interacting with Gerard Kavonic over the recent past on design work for our company and can vouch for his enthusiasm, professionalism and quality of work. I believe he has a good understanding of the conceptual requirements and together with his positive communication skills ensures good results. I've enjoyed working with him and look forward to him assisting with the bedding down of our brand and other projects" Grant Lawless, Patriot Safety

"Gerard has been appointed to handle the creative work for The Celebrities for Good Causes Foundation in which South African celebrities from all walks of life will be coming together for the common good. Whilst the campaign has not commenced as yet, Gerard has displayed considerable insight, enthusiasm and commitment to the cause and has produced creative work which we believe will work well in furthering the aims of The Foundation. I have found his input to be more than useful and enjoy working with him" Kenneth Mgqamqo, The Celebrities for Good Causes Foundation

“Gerard clearly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to advertising and imparting advice and his nearly 30 years in the industry comes shining through. I’ll be launching The Bride’s Diary in South Africa shortly and Gerard and his “virtual team” will be invaluable in making a success of the launch. I look forward to working with them and to putting their proposals to bed”. Alene, The Bride’s Diary

"We've been using Gerard for a year or so now. In that time, he’s prepared signage and promotional material for us. He’s also helped with the design of our fleet of vehicles. We’ve found him to be reliable, quick and cost-effective and would be happy to recommend him should we be approached to do so" Andre Da Costa, Manjoh Foods

"Gerard was recommended to me some time ago, and since then, has helped us with names for a new breath freshener product, logo designs, packaging and latterly, a corporate identity for a new outdoor advertising product we intend launching soon. We’ve found him to be enthusiastic, reliable and accommodating and are happy to have him acting on our behalf" Brinn Atkinson, Neutrapharm

"Gerard was asked to put forward creative ideas to promote Cemair’s new flights from Oliver Tambo to Margate and impressed us with his work. Whilst it hasn’t been used as yet, we know what we have in him and look forward to getting him onboard" Nicolene Myburgh, Cemair

"Gerard, thank you for the outstanding workmanship, which was professional and delivered on time. Your creativity knows no bounds and we will definitely use your services in future" Dormell Properties

"Gerard, just a note of thanks. Obviously I was not sure it was the right thing to redo our corporate image, when you proposed this. We went past the re branded billboard at Stoneridge Mall this afternoon and all my doubts disappeared instantly. It is so professional and looks amazing. I am happy we followed your advice. Even though we had our doubts at the time, we now realize that this was money well invested and in hindsight we are happy we did not accept second best. We are certain our new image, marketing and branding sets us apart from our competition and takes us to the next level. We look forward to a mutually successful future association" Herbert Wolpe, Storage Genie

"Gerard’s work has exceeded our expectations and we are very happy with his ability to come up with creative and innovative ideas. In addition to this, he has never missed a deadline" Peter Dielwart, Nutr-e-volution

"We’ve had great experiences with Gerard Kavonic. His work is impeccable and he always delivers on his promises" Lewin Wicks, Managing Director, Smoothedge

"We have been using Kavonic Hone to assist us in branding, marketing and advertising of our band 2ndLife for the past year and have always been completely satisfied. The agency provides excellent service, is always punctual, is very reasonably priced and has done exactly what we’ve asked of them. I’m happy to recommend the services of Kavonic Hone" Liezel Schlesbusch, 2ndLife

"Hi Gerard, firstly, let me compliment your work. I have been so impressed by the quality and speed at which you work that I am almost speechless. I cannot thank you enough; it is such a pleasure to come across a supplier who delivers". Ricardo Gaspar, Cre8work

"His organisational skills are extraordinary and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him in this regard". Grant Nielson,

"I've known Gerard for many years as a copywriter from my time running my own ad agency. His skills and ethics are beyond dispute. His copy style is always intriguing and informative, and most importantly it’s always on time". Peter Doig, Business Beyond Boundaries

"In the short time that Gerard has been seeing to our requirements, one thing that has stood out is his enthusiasm. He attends to each project with passion and you can be confident that whatever it is that you may require, it will be done timeously and exceed your expectations. He pays great attention to detail and is extremely efficient. We look forward to a long relationship". Spike, Pegasus Elite Media

"We’ve had a close working relationship with Gerard for many years, and I can vouch for his integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to producing good work. He’s quick to understand his clients’ requirements, quick to respond and totally reliable. It’s probably due to these factors that clients enjoy working with Kavonic Hone, and feel comfortable having Gerard see to their requirements". Bridget von Holdt, Director, Inzalo Communications

"Gerard is an absolute pleasure to deal with. We redesigned our advertising campaign with ease. Our desired message was translated visually to achieve exactly what we wanted, showing Gerard’s understanding of our brand. Kavonic Hone comes highly recommended". Cindy Beets, Assistant Marketing Manager, Compass Insurance

"As a law firm, we knew nothing of the advertising world. Gerard managed our entire campaign in print and on television, right from his patient guidance at the first meeting to the airing of our first ad. He guided our initial ideas into a fresh look for our company, leaving us with new business but also a fresh thrust for our firm. We would recommend his services to anyone, but from personal experience, especially those who have never ventured into marketing their business, Gerard will take your ideas and make them work. And best of all, he will take the fear out of advertising". Houghton Harper Attorneys

"In all the time we have worked with Gerard, he has only shown professionalism, innovation and always comes up with fresh ideas that work. Gerard is extremely resourceful, his work is outstanding and will certainly prove to be an asset for all of your advertising requirements".  Ronel Vincent, Fuller's London Pride

"We've been using Gerard since 2005. During this time, we have found him to be original in his ideas. He has produced good quality work. He has been extremely helpful as well as prompt and is always able to meet all of our urgent deadlines. He has frequently produced practical suggestions in solving some of our advertising issues. We have no hesitation in recommending him for advertising campaigns and other advertising issues". Karen Mazzola, BCLR Inc

"On behalf of One Call Insurance Brokers, we offer a sincere thank you for your services over the past months during our print media campaign. Your creative work, your readiness to assist at short notice, always being available for meetings, your expert opinion and guidance and truly all-round excellent service have made our "maiden" journey into the advertising world an absolute pleasure". Trevor Greenslade, One Call Insurance Brokers

"Gerard has been assisting us with the compilation of our SAMRO Notes newsletter and we have found him to be reliable and enthusiastic. We would have no problem recommending him to companies requiring his writing or organisational skills" Yavi Madurai, SAMRO

"I've known Gerard for more than twenty years and I can vouch for his creativity and his copywriting and conceptualising skills. He is very good at what he does and approaches all projects with great enthusiasm. I have been extremely happy with the projects he has handled for us in the past and recommend him highly. In my opinion, he is one of the best copywriters in the country" Paul Middleton, Ebony and Ivory

"Gerard has handled our advertising account for a number of years now. Whilst our requirements are relatively straightforward (writing and producing our advertising, and placing it in the media), we know we can rely on him. He is quick to respond to our needs and is happy to help out whenever called to do so. We are more than happy with his services" Alet Badenhorst, University of Southern Queensland

"When we first met with Gerard, he presented one or two advertising concepts which we really liked and found to be quite refreshing. Whilst we haven't used those ideas as yet, we have been using him on an ad hoc basis to produce our advertising material and must say that we are quite happy with the service he provides" Eugene Oosthuizen, HFX Systems

“I’ve been in the financial services business for 25 years. My biggest disappointment has always been with marketing professionals. This changed when Gerard Kavonic called me and I saw true out-the-box thinking. His services are now more in need than ever with the starting of a new business” Paul Koski, The Expedited Arbitration Centre (TEAC)