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 […]
by Herman Manson. HDI Youth Marketeers, the youth marketing consultancy, will soon be exiting its teens.
by Herman Manson. Openco caused a significant upset this year when it won BMW SA from long-time agency, Ireland/Davenport.
TBWA\South Africa has increased its stake in marketing communications agency Openco to 51% from a previous holding of 30%. Established in 2008, Openco is a 30-person communications agency with a client list that includes Hollard, Google, the JD Group, Kaizer Chiefs, Vodacom and Alstom. In 2013 it also won business from the SABC, SA Express, […]
by Herman Manson. TBWA\South Africa has merged agencies Grid Worldwide and Openco.
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 (@marklives) TBWA is looking at as many as six more acquisitions spread out over the next four quarters, says Derek Bouwer, CEO at TBWA\South Africa. At the end of 2013, TBWA acquired 80% stake in youth marketing agency, HDI Youth Marketeers. It also increased its stake in marketing agency Openco to 51% from a previous holding of 30%.
by Carey Finn. The global director of operations for TBWA\Worldwide talks innovation, the future of work, and how SA businesses can leapfrog into the next decade.
by MarkLives. TBWA has tasked South African group CEO, Sean Donovan, with the additional role of TBWA\Asia president.
by Herman Manson. The ad agency has announced that it won’t participate in the upcoming Standard Bank TTL pitch.