by MarkLives. TBWA has tasked South African group CEO, Sean Donovan, with the additional role of TBWA\Asia president.
by Herman Manson. TBWA\South Africa has merged agencies Grid Worldwide and Openco.
by Herman Manson. The ad agency has announced that it won’t participate in the upcoming Standard Bank TTL pitch.
by MarkLives. The Loeries has decided that all work entered by TBWA\Hunt Lascaris for the Apartheid Museum in this year’s awards be disqualified.
by Herman Manson. TBWA\Hunt Lascaris has issued a statement acknowledging it inadvertently misquoted Verwoerd and Trump, in a Loeries award-winning radio ad produced for the Apartheid Museum.
Industrial holding company, Phembani Group, has upped its stake in TBWA\South Africa by 5%, taking its total holding to 25%. TBWA\SA, which is headquartered in Johannesburg and has six offices with over 550 employees, now has 30% black ownership, with employees retaining a significant minority stake in the firm. TBWA\SA has also announced that Prishani […]
Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants has appointed Moliehi Molekoa as acting managing director and Mary Gearing as acting deputy MD; the two have both have been with Magna Carta for 12 years. The positions will only be filled permanently in 2018. The current CEO, Sechaba Motsieloa, will be leaving Magna Carta to pursue interests outside […]
by Herman Manson. We list the agencies you made time to read about here on MarkLives during 2016.
TBWA\Durban has acquired Durban-based digital agency, SUGAR. According to Sean Donovan, managing director of TBWA\Durban, acquiring SUGAR was aimed at increasing TBWA\Durban’s digital capacity, allowing it to become more media-agnostic. “We have been building our digital capability organically over the past few years,” says Donovan. “By getting the SUGAR team on board, we were able […]
by Herman Manson. Openco caused a significant upset this year when it won BMW SA from long-time agency, Ireland/Davenport.