Our Philosophy

Simplicity is at the heart of Ockham’s philosophy. We solve complex problems with clear, compelling communication.

Campaign.

We conceptualise, design and implement communication campaigns that help you achieve your goals.

Fix.

We help solve communications crises quickly and quietly.

Reach.

We know what makes the media tick and how to work with journalists. We are your remote press office.

Brief.

We help you keep track of the news with a bespoke daily media briefing and monitoring service.

Engage.

We plan and manage your social media accounts with minimum fuss and maximum impact.

Write.

We craft speeches and content that helps you connect intellectually and emotionally with your audience.

Train.

We train your communications staff and media spokespeople how to communicate effectively.

Gavin Davis

Gavin is a seasoned strategic communications expert and writer with experience advising multinationals, mayors, state governors and cabinet ministers. He has held several senior posts including CEO of a prominent South African public relations firm, Partner at a Middle East-based government advisory practice and Member of Parliament. He has an MA degree in politics from the University of Cape Town and an MSc in economic policy from the University of London.

Tracè Venter

Tracè has held several senior communications positions in the public sector including in Parliament and the Western Cape Government, where she was Director of Strategic Communications. Most recently, Tracè was COO of a prominent public affairs firm where she advised clients across several sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Master of Philosophy in Political Management from Stellenbosch University.

Catherine Davis

Catherine is a content marketing specialist with experience managing communications for a number of organisations. Formerly an editor and feature writer, she has held senior positions at a number of publications including Discovery Magazine, Shape Magazine, Private Edition and Cosmopolitan. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University.

Brad Brinkley

Brad has experience in political communications, having previously worked in Provincial Parliament. During his studies, he held numerous editorial positions in student-led newspapers and magazines. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Writing from the University of Cape Town.