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 MarkLives. Alistair Mokoena, Ogilvy South Africa CEO, is leaving the communications group to take up the role of Google South Africa country director.
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 MarkLives. Luca Gallarelli will be replacing Sean Donovan as TBWA\South Africa group CEO, effective 1 December 2019.
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%.
Melissa “Mel” Daniels officially stepped into her new role of DDB South Africa CEO at the end of December 2019, following a three-month handover period with Emmet O’ Hanlon. Previously, she was chief of staff at TBWA\South Africa. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead this iconic advertising agency and incredibly proud to […]