EXCLUSIVE: New start-up agency Area 213 buying into ecommerce plays

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Be ready for a host of new start-up agencies in the South African market, says Ben Wren, co-founder of one of the newest, Area 213. According to him, the market opens up every couple of years as the local market goes through a period of acquisitions by global networks.

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.

MetropolitanRepublic Cape Town to close

by Herman Manson (@marklives) MetropolitanRepublic has issued a statement announcing the closure of its Cape Town office. “In a refocusing of its business interests following client demand and resultant opportunities, integrated creative advertising agency MetropolitanRepublic has decided to close its Cape Town branch and open additional branches in new markets on the African continent,” reads the announcement.

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

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.

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