eBay intensifies Gumtree SA investment

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Claire Cobbledick has moved out of the adland bubble and on to client side. Formerly the MD at storied Cape Town agency The Jupiter Drawing Room, she now reports to eBay as head of marketing for its Gumtree SA classifieds brand. This has resulted in a shift in her understanding of client/agency relationships.

Agency Leaders: 2012’s most-admired ad agency in Cape Town

MarkLives set out to discover which agencies, agency bosses and creative directors other agency execs most admired over the course of the past year.

2010 hit the reset button in Cape adland

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.

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