Agency Leaders: 2014’s most-admired ad agency in SA

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Our annual poll of South Africa’s top agency executives has already revealed which agencies, agency leaders and creatives are most admired by regional peers. Today, we reveal the results of our national poll, which dispensed with regional boundaries and asked execs to nominate their choice of their most-admired peers, irrespective of where in the country they are based.

Agency Leaders: 2014’s most-admired ad agency in Cape Town

by Herman Manson. Every year, MarkLives polls South Africa’s top agency leaders to find out what they 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. Today, we publish the results of our regional Cape Town poll.

Ogilvy apologises for, withdraws controversial Feed A Child ad

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Ogilvy Cape Town, the agency behind the controversial new Feed a Child campaign, has apologised for giving offence and confirmed that the ad has, in consultation with its client, been withdrawn. The ad showed a wealthy white woman treating a black child like a pet and feeding him bits of food off her plate. In one scene the boy licks her fingers clean. ‘The average domestic dog eats better than millions of children,” the ad concludes. It then urges viewers to make a donation to NGO Feed a Child.

Agency Leaders: 2013’s most-admired ad agency in Cape Town

It’s always good to know what the boss thinks. Having polled Cape Town’s agency leaders we can now tell what those leading the city’s ad agencies think of their competitors, who they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.

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