by Julie Pughe-Parry. In Q1 2017, Claire Cobbledick had her leadership skills put to the test, following a disastrous redesign of the Gumtree SA website.
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.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Claire Cobbledick is no longer MD of The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, having left the agency at the end of November 2013 after after having served out a three-month notice period. Kevan Aspoas is now serving in a dual role of MD and CEO for the foreseeable future.
MarkLives set out to discover which agencies, agency bosses and creative directors other agency execs most admired over the course of the past year.
by Herman Manson. The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town has collapsed their separate ‘leadership’ and ‘management teams’ into a single unit.
At the end of last year, the bad news just kept coming for The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town). At the start of December 2011, the agency was informed that a two-month termination clause had kicked in on its biggest account – that of Woolworths – which it had held for five years.
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.