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New Net#work BBDO MD

Net#work BBDO has appointed Leo Manne, the former TRACE TV southern Africa regional head and SABC executive, as managing director. He replaces Gautham Narayanan, who was forced to leave the agency and South Africa after Home Affairs “clanged the door shut,” according to a statement issued by the agency. “Leo is renowned for shaking things […]

New head of strategic planning at Net#work BBDO

Net#work BBDO has announced the promotion of Tebogo Koena to head of strategic planning, effective immediately. “The role of strategy doesn’t always get the credit it deserves,” says Net#work BBDO ECD, Brad Reilly. “Strategic planning is critical to the creative process and although it doesn’t get a fair share of the limelight, the work behind […]

21 years of Net#work BBDO #21CD

Today,  Thursday, 21 May 2015, Net#work BBDO celebrates its 21st year. To ring in the milestone, co-founder Mike Schalit has invited 21 creative leaders who were part of the Net#work BBDO family to join him in forming the creative incubator for the country’s future creative leadership, called the #21CD Creative Leadership Foundation. To kick off #21CD, […]

Account moves: Net#work BBDO wins the Lotto

Net#work BBDO has won the account of the South African National Lottery operator, Ithuba Holdings (Pty) Ltd, following a pitch that saw four agencies on the short-list. Brad Reilly, newly appointed ECD at BBDO says, ‘Our primary task is to drive behavioural change.  The only way to do this is to reframe the role of […]

Breaking news: New creative leadership announced for Net#work BBDO

Net#work BBDO has announced its new creative leadership team following the departures of Executive Creative Director Rob McLennan and Deputy Executive Creative Director Graeme Jenner.

McLennan and Jenner were amongst those who left following the loss of the Nedbank account late last year to Joe Public.

Net#work BBDO promoted internally – Schalit had already indicated that the move of McLennan and Jenner would allow the next layer of creative talent to move up within the agency.

Jenny Glover and Brent Singer have been appointed as Joint Executive Creative Directors of Net#work BBDO. Bruce Anderson was appointed to a new leadership support role, which will see him form part of a new Executive Creative#Council with Glover and Singer, and which will report directly to the Chief Creative Officer Mike Schalit.

EXCLUSIVE: Rob McLennan and Graeme Jenner leaving Net#work BBDO

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Net#work BBDO is losing both its Executive Creative Director Rob McLennan and Deputy Executive Creative Director Graeme Jenner.

Mike Schalit, Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Net#work BBDO South Africa, confirmed that their resignations have been received by the agency. According to Schalit the creative partners are leaving to set up a new hot shop. They will remain with the agency for several months to ensure a smooth transition.

Schalit says Net#work BBDO has always spawned creative break-aways, some of which have become highly successful agencies in their own right, like Ireland-Davenport and Joe Public. According the Schalit the agency has always attracted creative entrepreneurs and eventually they do leave but not before contributing to the legacy of Net#work BBDO