by Jake Bester (@BI9PUN) As a result of a poorer showing by South Africa internationally this year — in volume only, I must add — those who have won abroad might be feeling pretty confident coming into the 2014 Loeries, as there is less big work to compete against. My experience says: “Don’t.”
Gordon Ray, founding partner and executive creative director of M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town, is now creative partner, with Jake Bester taking over as ECD. Comments Neo Mashigo, M&C Saatchi Abel Group chief creative officer, “Gordon has played a huge role over the past nine years, growing the business and, in the process, producing iconic, […]
by Carey Finn. The Cape Town-based agency is looking to strengthen its presence in the market.
Dalmatian Advertising has won of the Renault account. “I love challenging the status quo, big ideas and working with talented people,” says Jesus Bovedam Renault South Africa VP of marketing, . “We have found all of that and more in the team at Dalmatian. We are going to do very exciting things this year and […]
Construction concept coup for Inhouse, Consol keeps active with new range and Martell Cognac comes to SA — Cheryl Hunter’s weekly pick!
by Oresti Patricios (@orestaki) From Nkandla to load-shedding, from chaos in parliament to ISIS, the bad news seems to be coming at us hard and fast. Thankfully, there’s a flame-grilled chicken brand with a good sense of humour that’s campaigning hard to get us to laugh.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Publicis Groupe has acquired independent agency Machine and is merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to establish Publicis Machine. Publicis Groupe is currently reinvigorating its South African and African business through a number of acquisitions.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For Design Annotator today, we’ve chosen: Young South Africa featuring Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Bizarre AfrikaBurn motion photos by Lukas Renlund; Show & Tell creative talks; 10 creatives inspired by the city; Jo Anke Gallery’s Hlengiwe Vilakati; illustrator and standup comedian Donovan Goliath; artist blankets for Mr Price Home; and a call to enter the Nokia Asha A-List Competition.
Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging and design launches: a designer paper activation from Shift Joe Public; a stunning pop-up promotion from Machine; Lego gets down on a porn star that plays with its brand name; and media brand GQ launches another brand engagement site.
As news broke late Friday that MetropolitanRepublic has been stripped of all its Loeries wins @marklives started retweeting industry reaction on our Twitter feed. We have reprinted some of those retweets here.