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We are a progressive proudly South African company based in Johannesburg with satellite offices in Tshwane and Durban, however we are capable of servicing the entire footprint of South Africa and extending into Africa. We are a proudly BBB EE level 2 compliant with 51% black female ownership.

Surge Brand Studio was founded by John Arvanitakis in 2012 to offer clients an integrated  events and activations partner with the ability to  craft and activate events of any size (from small intimate events) to large scale events and activations of any size.  As the name suggest Surge is a studio of services enabling us to offer a complete range of integrated services from Event Management, Experiential Brand Activation, Décor Styling and Design, Production Management, PR, Brand Management and Design and Tech Gear hire.

(Surge crafts integrated events or experiences to showcase our clients in a unique narrative that encourages engagement and  distinctive and memorable experiences that place our clients top of mind and ensures their consumers become part of the story)progressive

Our service offering and business model is designed to make use of the best of bread that the industry has to offer and in so doing we partner with fellow entrepreneurial companies to offer the most cost effective and competitive rates whilst always focusing on service excellence delivering outstanding, uniquely crafted creative concepts that makes our clients events stand out from their competitors. By supporting a network of fellow entrepreneurs we contribute to the local community wherever possible.

Our studio offering enables us to provide our clients (who we prefer to call “business partners”) with the opportunity to deliver event project management and experiential brand engagements across a wide range of platforms, or we are able to offer a complete turnkey solution supported by our expert team of Event Managers and Producers (Surge EVENT FUNDI’s) ensures that their entire event is always on brand, on budget and on time.

Inspired thinking and Excellence is key to our success, as an award winning studio, in meeting the requirements of our business partners needs in a shifting and dynamic market place.

As innovative and focused marketing fundi’s, it is imperative for us to be trailblazers to the changing communication needs of our clients and their consumers.

We are firm believers in the old saying “If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur” – Our success is not built on high prices but on expert service offering by experts in the events industry, with over 40 years combined experience, and the continued support of our many long lasting business partnerships with our clients that have stood the test of time and by word of mouth reviews and references have ensured the continued success of our company.


Attention to Detail:

Our Event Fundi’s pay attention to every detail, developing, planning and managing the process, every step of the way. We make it look effortless by offering a seamless word-class service, one that is structured for success – both yours and ours.


With Surge Brand Studio your event is in expert hands with our complete control extending to the financial management of your event with IT reporting mechanism that manages your event budget.  Our project management software and IT ensures detailed project plans and CPA schedules ensures detailed action points with deliverables and deadlines clearly defined to guide our Fundi’s and service providers to ensure the success every event we produce.


Communication is all about what we do and this extends to ensuring our business partners are kept in the loop every step of the way. We hold regular statues meetings report and feedback sessions with our clients leading up to the event. After the event our detailed report back and de-brief sessions with our clients ensures that we unpack all the learnings from the event together.


At Surge Brand Studio we believe in “Building Belief Through Experience” and ensure that in everything we craft we are not “just CREW – but are here to create ART”

Contact Details:

Contact Person: John Arvanitakis
Telephone: +27 11 465-8696
Cellphone: +27 83 415 2774
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