by MarkLives (@marklives) BMW will be parting ways with its South Africa agency, Ireland/Davenport (a WPP agency), after a decade of working together. BMW was Ireland /Davenport’s founding client. The BMW business will be taken over by Openco (majority owned by TBWA\South Africa).
by Herman Manson. BMW Group South Africa has moved both its BMW and MINI brands to Wunderman Thompson South Africa.
by MarkLives. The ad agency managing director will be taking up the position of marketing director.
by Herman Manson. Openco caused a significant upset this year when it won BMW SA from long-time agency, Ireland/Davenport.
by Herman Manson. Ireland/Davenport has suffered its third significant account loss — SA Tourism — in just over two months.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) The Vodacom loss accounts for about 40% of Ireland/Davenport’s revenue, MD Sue Napier confirms, and will result in the agency contracting in size.
Industry sources have confirmed that Ireland/Davenport has won the Vodacom advertising account. It was announced earlier this week that Draftfcb had lost the business after 19 years. A formal announcement is yet to be made by Vodacom and/or Ireland-Davenport.
Ireland/Davenport describes itself as a boutique communications agency and clients include BMW, Investec and SA Tourism. Ireland/Davenport was founded by Executive Creative Directors Philip Ireland and John Davenport. Susan Napier is the Managing Director.
by Herman Manson. Collective ID, an ad agency best known for its former incarnation as Ireland/Davenport, has stopped trading, MarkLives has confirmed.
by Herman Manson. We list the most-read-about account pitches and new business wins on MarkLives during the course of 2019.
by MarkLives. John Davenport has joined Havas South Africa as its new chief creative officer.