Ad agency Ireland/Davenport (ID), which recently increased its black ownership from 25.1% to 51%, has rebranded to become Collective ID. The word “collective” encapsulates and reinforces the cooperative way in which Collective ID wants to work: combining everyone’s experiences and expertise, collaborating in the name of collective wisdom, and working together to unlock the skills […]
Ireland/Davenport has issued a response to a decision by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) to suspend it, along with DDB South Africa and Wunderman South Africa, from the organisation. The three agencies were found guilty of transgressing the ACA’s Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches. Read: ACA suspends DDB SA, Ireland/Davenport, Wunderman […]
by MarkLives. The suspensions follows after the agencies were found guilty of transgressing the ACA’s Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.
Ireland/Davenport (a WPP agency) has announced that founding partner, Philip Ireland, will be leaving the agency. At the same time, it announced the appointment of Karabo Songo as CEO. “Ireland/Davenport is eternally grateful for the enormous role that Phil has played in building the agency. In time, Phil will explore the many options that are […]
by MarkLives. The ad agency managing director will be taking up the position of marketing director.
by Herman Manson. Ireland/Davenport has suffered its third significant account loss — SA Tourism — in just over two months.
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) The Vodacom loss accounts for about 40% of Ireland/Davenport’s revenue, MD Sue Napier confirms, and will result in the agency contracting in size.
by MarkLives (@marklives) Vodacom will be consolidating its advertising and communication portfolios into one agency group, moving its above-the-line account from Ireland/Davenport to join its digital and retail portfolios at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.
Ireland/Davenport has secured Budget Car Rental as a client, following the acquisition by Avis of the Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa. Ireland/Davenport was awarded the Avis account in 2010, following a three-way pitch, and has been providing creative solutions to the brand for the past five years. The longstanding successful relationship with Avis […]