by MarkLives. Pete Case, Ogilvy SA chief creative officer, has resigned and will be leaving the agency at the end of 2019.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) It was a deal that industry insiders had been speculating about for months. Then, in November 2014, Gloo Digital Design and WPP-owned Ogilvy & Mather South Africa finally announced the merger.
Pete Case needs little introduction to the larger creative or digital community. His name is intricately linked to that of the multi-award winning digital agency Gloo, AdReview’s Digital Design Agency of the Year for the past four years running, where he serves as founding partner and Executive Creative Director.
by Tim Robinson (@burningpoint) We speak to Peter Lord, the creator of Morph and founding partner of Aardman Animation, about the new Morph series to be released online in 2014, what it means to update a 37-year-old icon for modern times and what role crowd-sourcing ideas will play in the new series.
by Gill Moodie (@GrubstreetSA) The great thing about Twitter is that you get a direct insight into the minds of powerful people usually only accessible through an army of communications specialists or at least a very firm personal assistant – if they will let you in, that is.
In case you were chilling yesterday, you might have missed an extraordinary twissyfit from Iqbal Surve, the proprietor-in-waiting at Independent Newspapers, who instead of grumbling over his Sunday lunch took to Twitter to voice his extreme annoyance over a column written by Business Times editor Rob Rose.
Digital agency Gloo is seeing budgets dedicated to digital going up by as much as 50%, says Gloo ECD Pete Case, as corporate South Africa keeps shifting budget towards digital platforms. And it’s going towards more than marketing in its traditional sense, says Case, who cites Spur as one client investing in digital as a means to manage brand material going out to franchises.
by Herman Manson. The Ogilvy Joburg MD is leaving the ad agency to take up a new position outside adland.
by Herman Manson. Ogilvy Cape Town CCO, Tseliso Rangaka, is leaving the agency to be FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer Johannesburg GCCO, replacing Ahmed Tilly.
by MarkLives. For 2019, Alistair King has been voted as most-admired creative leader, with Ahmed Tilly and Peter Khoury as joint runners-up, in SA by SA agency execs.
by MarkLives. Alistair Mokoena, Ogilvy South Africa CEO, is leaving the communications group to take up the role of Google South Africa country director.