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.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) It’s always good to know what the boss thinks. Having polled Johannesburg’s agency leaders, we can now tell what those leading the city’s ad agencies think of their competitors, whom they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Cell C has moved its advertising account from Ogilvy Johannesburg to Draftfcb Group. News of the move broke Friday afternoon (17 January 2014) on social media.
Jonathan Deeb, currently Executive Creative Director at Havas Worldwide Johannesburg & Havas Worldwide Digital Johannesburg (the recently rebranded Euro RSCG Group), is to join Draftfcb Johannesburg as ECD from July 15 this year.
Cell C has decided to drop King James and FoxP2 as its advertising agencies.
by Herman Manson Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide has announced the rollout of Social@Ogilvy (@SocialOgilvy), a unit that promises to deliver social media solutions to Ogilvy clients, and which will operate across numerous marketing disciplines such as advertising, direct marketing and public relations. The new unit promises to offer brands a broader and more strategically integrated …
Ogilvy Cape Town is making a tangible move towards integrating digital skills companywide and across traditional agency silos as ad spend continues its shift online. The agency has rolled out a comprehensive educational initiative with lecturer and digital strategist Dave Duarte, who joins the company to lead its Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy (ODMA).
Ogilvy & Mather has upped its stake in local subsidiary Ogilvy South Africa from 49.9% to 59%. According to Moss Mashishi, chairman of Ogilvy Africa and Ogilvy SA, the deal signifies the maturing relationship between the global and the local office, which he says has always been a flagship in the larger Ogilvy & Mather network.
Following on news that Old Mutual is out to pitch we received the following statement from Ogilvy Cape Town which holds the account at the moment:
“Old Mutual, Ogilvy Cape Town’s and Ogilvy Johannesburg’s financial services client have decided to put their creative business out to pitch later this year and the Ogilvy Group SA decided that neither Ogilvy Cape Town nor Ogilvy Johannesburg (who share the account) would participate.”
Clio Awards clarifies Ogilvy JHB campaign status.