by MarkLives. King James and Ninety9cents are next on our panel, giving us its take on the business impact of Cape Town’s water crisis, and its contribution towards avoiding it.
by Herman Manson. Ninety9cents (99c) has been appointed as lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches.
by Herman Manson. The independent ad agency is following key clients, Shoprite Holdings and Ackermans, into the country.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Shoprite’s ad agency has gone into liquidation, the retailer has confirmed. Shoprite Checkers marketing director, Neil Schreuder, says that the liquidation of Shoprite’s advertising agency, Salient, has had no impact upon the business operations of the company.
Cape Town headquartered agency ninety9cents has landed the Capitec account – probably the most exciting banking brand any agency can hope to work on.
In spite of some turbulence, post Great Recession it turns out that 2010 wasn’t such a bad year for Cape Town’s adland after all. While big account moves in Cape Town were rather limited, agencies are taking the initiative to reinvent their internal processes, in some cases shedding staff and departments, while looking for work coming out of Johannesburg or internationally.
Can Cape Town become to Johannesburg what Austin is to Dallas, Barcelona is to Madrid or San Francisco is to LosbAngeles – not as big, not as industrial but certainly more creative, entrepreneurial and tech-centric? Gavin Levinsohn, CEO of Ogilvy Cape Town asks the question, but already it seems rhetorical.