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Account moves: MetropolitanRepublic wins LEGiT fashion account

Fashion outlet LEGiT has appointed MetropolitanRepublic as its communications agency. The agency was awarded the account following a three-way pitch against Grid and McCann. Commenting on the appointment of MetropolitanRepublic, Marina de Wet, general manager, LEGiT, “We are excited to welcome MetropolitanRepublic to the team. We were single-minded in looking for an agency that passionately […]

New MD for MetropolitanRepublic

Integrated creative advertising agency MetropolitanRepublic announced the appointment of Karen Ballenden as managing director on Friday, 17 October 2014. Ballenden was part of the launch team of the agency. Since March 2013, she has worked as group regional business unit director to oversee MetropolitanRepublic’s role as the lead strategic and creative agency for MTN Global […]

MetropolitanRepublic Cape Town to close

by Herman Manson (@marklives) MetropolitanRepublic has issued a statement announcing the closure of its Cape Town office. “In a refocusing of its business interests following client demand and resultant opportunities, integrated creative advertising agency MetropolitanRepublic has decided to close its Cape Town branch and open additional branches in new markets on the African continent,” reads the announcement.

MetropolitanRepublic appoints new ECD

Gareth Lessing has joined MetropolitanRepublic as executive creative director. Lessing — whose awards haul includes Grand Prix and five Gold, three Silver and four Bronze awards at Cannes Lions, along with 76 awards at the Loeries, including three Grands Prix — joins MetropolitanRepublic at a time when the agency is “stamping its authority in the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Sanlam “re-scopes” MetropolitanRepublic contract

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Sanlam has “re-scoped” its existing contract with ad agency MetropolitanRepublic. Ainsley Moos, head: group communications at Sanlam, has confirmed the news to MarkLives after queries as to whether the agency/client relationship between Sanlam and MetropolitanRepublic remained in place.

Account wins: Nando’s picks MetropolitanRepublic and The Mediashop

Nando’s has appointed Metropolitan Republic as the company’s new creative agency and is keeping The Mediashop as the media agency for its Southern African and World Wide Licensing markets. MetropolitranRepublic replaces Black River FC. The agency selection process was facilitated by Yardstick. The appointments mark the end of the Nando’s agency roster appointment process. The […]

Hermaneutics: Two narratives on MetropolitanRepublic sanctions

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Two very interesting but diverging stories ran on Thursday, 7 November 2013, in, ironically, two media products that also shares a newsroom. Both cover the MetropolitanRepublic/Loeries awards scandal, which saw the agency stripped of its awards for entering work that did not meet entry criteria, and then blaming its juniors, the broader ad industry and the Loerie organisers when caught out (it did eventually take full responsibility for its actions).

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