Tribe Coffee Roasting names Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd as its communications brew of choice

Tribe Coffee Roasting & Tribe Coffee Shop Buitengracht Street

New Tribe Coffee Roasting & Tribe Coffee Shop in Buitengracht Street, Cape Town


Local coffee trailblazers Jake Easton, Bradley Juter and Kate Nero have appointed Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd as their go-to communications agency for the launch of their new Tribe Coffee Shop at 112 Buitengracht St, Cape Town. For Tribe Coffee Roasting, the appointment presents an excellent opportunity to build on an existing reputation in the coffee roasting industry and to raise awareness of their new outlet, a stylish concept café located within the new Donford BMW Motorrad Showroom at the same address. The showroom sports a spectacular, precedent-setting space for BMW Motorrad that is enhanced by Tribe’s new designer outlet.

tribe coffee roastingFor Tribe Coffee Roasting, the venture presents an excellent opportunity to expand upon its existing café and roastery in the Woodstock Foundry, move into the City Bowl and go beyond. “We had been looking to open an iconic space in town for a while,” explains Kate Nero, “when we met Leon Potgieter of Donford BMW. For us, this is a perfect relationship between one the world’s leading motorcycle brands and our rising lifestyle brand.”

In the new space, Nero and Easton collaborated creatively with interior designer Michelle Trimborn of Design Quarters to conceptualize the café. Tribe’s consistently excellent coffee will be on offer to supercharge visitors, with the addition of a café-style menu crafted by industry darling Maureen Muller.

Tribe Coffee Roasting is a piping hot addition to Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd’s stable of clients, which includes top local décor and lifestyle brands such Plascon, Inhouse Brand Architects, Willowlamp, Indigenus and Probio. Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd provides an integrated communications offering, spanning social, digital and .

Jeannette Unite Exhibitions 2015 Publicized by Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd

Jeannette Unite Exhibitions 2015

Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd is proud to be managing the publicity and communications for mining artist Jeannette Unite and the Jeannette Unite Studio.

For more than 15 years, Jeannette Unite has travelled to over 25 countries researching the industrial “sublime” and the secret, subterranean world of minerals.

Mining the earth for her inspiration, she brings these marvelous minerals to the surface, as it were, by incorporating them into large scale, textured artworks on canvas. Working with earth materials, mines and maps, Jeannette Unite’s geological paintings incorporate the metals and matter that first defined and continue to shape the mineral and industrial revolution.

The Jeannette Unite exhibitions 2015 that Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd has been enlisted to publicize include:


    • LAW & ORE – Youngblood Foundation, Bree Street. From 4 – 28 February 2015.


    • Blowing in the Wind – Durban Art Gallery – launch of group Mining show curated by Carol Brown. From 5 March 2015 onwards.


    • Fear and Loss: Fracking in the Karoo – Pretoria Art Museum – group show curated by Katie Du Toit. From 4 March 2015 onwards.


PPC Imaginarium Awards & Exhibition Appoints Communications Agency

PPC Imaginarium Awards & Exhibition Communications Agency

Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce its partnership in communications, public relations and publicity with the PPC Imaginarium Awards and Exhibition. PPC Ltd’s Imaginarium Awards is an ambitious art and design awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa.


The PPC Imaginarium Awards and Exhibition initiative is noteworthy for offering the country’s richest cash prize ever for an arts competition boasting over R500 000 in prize money. But it is even more remarkable for its ambition of providing a nurturing launch platform for its winners – with the aim of establishing them as leaders in their field. The inaugural PPC Imaginarium Awards cement the parent company PPC Ltd’s position as one of the largest and most exciting promoters and patrons of the arts and design in South Africa, a company that has previously been awarded for its innovation and support of the arts.

Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd’s stable of clients includes top local décor and lifestyle brands such Plascon, Inhouse Brand Architects, Willowlamp, Indigenus and Probio. Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd provides an integrated communications offering, spanning social, digital and traditional marketing and perception management. The company focuses on design and environmental clients.

After handling public relations, Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd now takes Willowlamp to market too

Willowlamp Marketing and Public Relations

After having managed public relations and communications for Willowlamp since 2014, Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd has now been appointed to handle all marketing responsibilities for this award-winning South African designer lighting company. The expanded service offering will commence as of March 2015.


Incorporating social, digital and traditional marketing and perception management, Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd provides an integrated communications offering. The agency already represents iconic brands such as Inhouse Brand Architects, Plascon and The Rug Company SA – so Willowlamp is in good hands.

Owner and Director, Lauren Shantall possesses many years of design industry experience. After working as deputy editor of ELLE Decoration magazine, she later moved on to become the Editor of Design Indaba magazine – during which time she was awarded the Communication Arts Award (USA). Lauren is also a former curator and manager of the Design Indaba Expo. The Design Indaba won a Gold Loerie for the best event of 2007, an EIBTM award for best event in the world, and the magazine was the recipient of a PICA award during her tenure there. She is delighted to have her company represent the work of Willowlamp and looks forward to guiding its success further.

Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd takes pride in helping local brands expose their products to a wider market, both locally and internationally. The Cape Town integrated communications agency eagerly anticipates unveiling the wonderful work of Willowlamp to the rest of the world.

Willowlamp has an inherently African feel, but the lighting designs transcend borders; Willowlamp chandeliers have been recognised internationally and may be seen hanging in the likes of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Dubai and the Seerose Resort and Spa in Switzerland.