by Herman Manson (@marklives) BrandsRock and Saatchi & Saatchi are merging. Publicis Groupe is acquiring 100% of BrandsRock, founded by Mike Joubert five years ago, to launch a new brand in South Africa’s advertising universe, called Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock.
by Herman Manson (@marklives)John Dixon, the outgoing Draftfcb Group chief executive officer, will join BrandsRock as CEO, effective 1 March 2014. He will also be a shareholder in the BrandsRock business. Current MD Michael Joubert will head strategy and new business development.