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The Hardy Boys And Disturbance – Not Entirely Unlikely Bedfellows

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Durban’s two leading creative agencies, The Hardy Boys and disturbance have joined forces. 

The Hardy Boys and DisturbanceIndependent through the line communications agency, The Hardy Boys have acquired disturbance – Durban’s leading multi-disciplinary creative hot-shop – with a view to broadening its current service offering. While the move will give The Hardy Boys’ clients access to a specialised and highly skilled design team, it will in turn provide disturbance’s clients with a broader range of service offerings.

“We have felt an increasing need to offer our clients a more holistic offering” says Richard Hart of disturbance “and knowing the terrific media neutral work Dale Tomlinson and his team produce, it made sense for us to start chatting.”

Owner managed and family-run by siblings, Richard and Susie Hart, disturbance has consistently won more local and international design awards than any other Durban based agency. As Hart puts it, ”We enable brands to articulate visually-rich stories through words, images, objects, environments and experiences.”

While disturbance’s primary focus is Brand Development, Management and Identity, the company is best known for its highly crafted take on conceptual design solutions.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tomlinson says “Our objective is to be a complete through the line service agency to all our clients, with balanced weighting in terms of skill and insight across all areas of The Hardy Boys business. Disturbance allows our clients access to an unparalleled design team.”


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