The principles which shape our work

Purpose driven

We want to do work that is meaningful and helps our clients achieve their objectives.

Deliberately lean

We like flat, we like simple. We do better work this way.


We love to work with talented people who share our passion for great work.

Relationships first

We believe in long-term relationships and not transactions.

Reflective and curious

We like to think and not just do. We’re curious and love steep learning curves.


We’re committed to a better society and we don’t take on work which doesn’t support this.

We work with people we like, on content and communications projects where we can have a meaningful impact.

Our services


Company profiles
Press releases
Web copy


Business launches
Creative concepts
Communications strategy
Marketing coaching for SME’s


Short animations
Video interviews

A manifesto is a declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or organisation. It promotes a new idea, a belief system and sets its intentions on achieving a new reality. We believe that all communication should be connected to an organisation’s founding purpose and aspirations.

A few of our clients


Meet our founder

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Victoria Williams, Director

Victoria has more than ten years’ business-to-business communications and consultancy experience working with companies across various sectors.

Prior to founding Manifesto in 2014, she was a partner at leading public relations agency H+K Strategies South Africa. During her time there worked in a number of sectors representing organisations such as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, BlackRock and The Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan.

She worked on local and global launches, crises, major conferences and even a prime minister’s press conference. Much of her work involved profiling local companies internationally or building a presence for multinationals entering Africa.

Earlier working experience includes roles at multi-national food, a media and marketing public relations agency, a business expansion consultancy and a copywriting internship.

Victoria has a strong interest in small business marketing. She is the author of Advertise the Right Way, and the co-author of Marketing your Business.

She holds a BA in Media & Communications and postgraduate diplomas in copywriting.

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Client testimonials

Edward Harris, Head of Communications, The Africa Progress Panel

“Victoria brought real value to our work at the Africa Progress Panel, a group chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, with the launch of our 2014 report launch. Victoria’s upbeat demeanour, organisational savvy and extensive media contacts paid dividends. She (and her team) was an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Peter Russell, Marketing and Strategy Officer, RE:BRAND

“I worked with Victoria in 2010 – an absolute professional.”

Anita du Toit, Partner, Franchising Plus

“Victoria has excellent communication skills and a positive, helpful attitude. Her insight and contributions added significant value to our projects.”


Manifesto is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Contact us for more information about your content and communications needs.

Partner Centre, Riversands Incubation Hub, 8 incubation Drive, Riverside View Ext 15, 2191
T +27 11 012 4600
E victoria@manifestomedia.co.za