by Jason Harrison. As the late, great Bob Rightford used to say, “I’m really not interested in how hard you tried; I’m only interested in if you did what needed to be done.”
by Herman Manson. Over the course of 20 years, King James Group has established itself as one of the creative drivers in the South African agency market.
by MarkLives. The industry reacts to the news of Bob Rightford’s death, including a tribute by Matthew Bull.
by Veli Ngubane. This young and gifted creative tells us how she’s killing it — and what capoeira is.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Luca Gallarelli — who took over as MD of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town in November 2013, following the departure of Gavin Levinsohn for Australia — believes there remains significant areas for growth and expansion at the agency, which employs 300 people and generates between R100–R120 million in annual revenue.
Design Annotator with Uno de Waal is a new column featuring the top design work from South Africa’s biggest online creative showcase, Between 10 and 5, curated by Publisher Uno de Waal @Unodewaal.
This week we’re looking at some incredible video pieces released (and a TV ad). We’re big fans of behind the scenes/process related content, and the video by Ogilvy is definitely a hit. When it comes to illustration, we thought we’d be a bit light and only feature one piece this week, done by RADIO for an international Seaworld center. We love their work!
Fourteen years after its launch King James has emerged as South Africa’s most acclaimed independent ad agency. Growing organically, the agency has finally reached a tipping point to boost confidence, influence and revenues, even as it steers the challenges of offering a fully integrated, digitally adept service.