Warren Lodge

“Vision is the ability to see potential in what others overlook.” Rick Warren

I have worked in the corporate world (account manager – media sales) with the biggest advertising agencies and on the world’s biggest brands. After about 10 years in the game, and while studying branding at Vega, I realised the power brands have to change behaviour and influence culture. I then decided to do my own thing and start a through-the-line brand agency that works with brands that are changing the world for the better. In 2013, LIFEbrand was born. Since then, we have breathed life into over 60 brands in the non-profit, social enterprise, education and non-profit arenas. We believe we have added significant value to the socially orientated brands we have worked with, and by doing that, we have helped amplify their positive impact in the world.


Baccalaureus Technologiae: Marketing (Nelson Mandela University)
Post Graduate diploma: Media Management/Planning (AAA School of Advertising)
BA Honours Degree: Brand Leadership (Vega School)

Michael Just

“Work hard. Be brave.” Casey Neistat 

I am a free-thinking creative who believes in harnessing the power of branding for the good. I joined up with Warren at LIFEbrand in 2017 and have loved the opportunities of working with organisations that are changing the world for the better. One of my biggest passions is to reach out to disadvantaged people and mentor them in the creative space so that they can reach their full potential.


Certificate in Theology (George Whitefield College)
BA Degree: Creative Brand Communications (Vega School)


‘do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God’ Mica 6:8


I am an Agile marketer by trade and personality. I believe marketing is compassionate empathy dressed in well-executed admin, thought leadership and a whole lot of creativity. 

One of the main reasons that I love marketing is that it seeks to understand people well enough in order to find well-matched solutions and then find creative ways to connect the two. 

I joined LIFEbrand in 2024 as the Project Director and have loved how my training in marketing and heart for justice has found a way to share a roof. Amplifying the voices of people doing important work in our city and cross the world is an opportunity I’m so grateful for. 

I find joy in seeing the big picture and understanding the details required to implement the big picture practically. I look forward to working with organisations to see their work amplified in the right way, at the right time for the people who need it most.  



BCOM: Marketing Management (UNISA)
ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Marketing (ICP-MKG) (The International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)
Marketing Analytics Mastery: From Strategy to Application (Short Course)



Lulama Galeni – South Africa

Didienne Dube – Netherlands 

Clement Spocter – South Africa 

Natalie Doralingo – South Africa

I really enjoyed my time at LIFEbrand and working with Warren was really fun and insightful. This internship inspired me to continue working in the Civil Sector as it is something I am very passionate about, helping others. LIFEbrand really pushed me to get to know myself and what I wanted in life. I would definitely recommend this internship and experience to any young person interested in helping others and keen to meet cool people in the Civil Sector

 Jacob Bassler – USA

My time at L!febrand was more than I could have expected.
While working at LIFEbrand, I was able to connect to Cape Town through a unique lens,
while giving back to the local communities through media, arts, and service.

Abulele Ndenze – South Africa

My experience at Life Brand was amazing and insightful. It reinforced my knowledge of understanding clients and their brand as a tool to remember when creating work for them. The office space and working environment at Life Brand is super chilled and the workflow is also amazing. Going out shooting and meeting people on location were one of the best times, I would definitely do that again. Editing B-roll footage of the soccer kids in Nyanga was also quite fun and I enjoyed playing the footage over and over because of how cool and fun the kids were.