by MarkLives. The suspensions follows after the agencies were found guilty of transgressing the ACA’s Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.
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.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Ireland/Davenport is expanding its digital capabilities with the launch of VIRUS, its new digital specialist agency. VIRUS combines existing in-house talent with the yet-to-be announced acquisition of a digital agency.
Industry sources have confirmed that Ireland/Davenport has won the Vodacom advertising account. It was announced earlier this week that Draftfcb had lost the business after 19 years. A formal announcement is yet to be made by Vodacom and/or Ireland-Davenport.
Ireland/Davenport describes itself as a boutique communications agency and clients include BMW, Investec and SA Tourism. Ireland/Davenport was founded by Executive Creative Directors Philip Ireland and John Davenport. Susan Napier is the Managing Director.
The Vodacom Group has confirmed that its integrated TTL marketing services business is out to pitch. Herman Manson reports.
by Veli Ngubane. The transformation debate is no longer an issue about black and white people; it’s about opening practical, results-driven dialogue between those who care about the future of this industry.