by Herman Manson. The physical merger between the Gloo and the Ogilvy Cape Town teams starts in June 2016.
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.
WPP announces that its wholly-owned marketing communications network, Ogilvy & Mather, has acquired Gloo Digital Design, an award-winning South African digital design agency specialising in creative campaign solutions for all sectors across the digital media space.
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 Charlie Mathews. MarkLives speaks to multimedia artist, Lebogang Tshetlo about his multiple transformations, and how he’s transmuted personal pain to find a new sense of self.
by Thabiet Allie. This is a scary time for the music industry at large and most artists have lost 90% of their income due to show cancellations. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
by MarkLives. The Odd Number has been voted the ad agency to watch in 2020, with the Duke Group as runner-up, in SA by SA agency execs in 2019.
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 Herman Manson. We list the creative people most read about on MarkLives during 2019.
by Bradley Elliott. We speak to Veldskoen co-founder, Nic Latouf, about ecommerce and going global in this sixth Only Connect podcast episode.