by MarkLives. The marketing and communications account for SA Tourism has been awarded to seven different agencies across multiple disciplines, with each further subcontracting to a black-owned agency.
by MarkLives. Grey Advertising Africa has appointed Louise Johnston as MD of its South African operations.
by Jeff Harvey & Glenn Jeffery. We’ve had time to reflect on our first time at Cannes Lions, check out the work we didn’t see, and gather the photos and videos we haven’t shared yet.
by Jeff Harvey & Glenn Jeffery. We two 40-year old Cannes Lions virgins from Grey SA have teamed up with MarkLives to provide a wide-eyed, slightly sweaty and not-entirely innocent take on Cannes Lions 2018.
by Johanna McDowell. DDB was first up and it’s fascinating to see how a leadership change in the past 18 months has changed the way that this agency presents itself.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Volcano, an agency that this year entered its 21st year in operation the South African ad industry, has been resisting offers from the multinational networks for years. But, a year ago, WPP suddenly closed down its SA agency for Grey. Negotiations with Volcano started soon afterwards.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) GREY has re-entered the South African market. WPP has announced that its wholly-owned operating company Grey has acquired a majority stake in The Volcano Group. GREY exited the local market abruptly in July 2013, when it closed its Johannesburg agency.
by Johanna McDowell (@jomcdowell) NEW YORK CITY: Day 1 of the AdForum Worldwide Summit is always a big day, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is often the only time the consultants have seen each other in a 12-month period and there is always a lot to catch up on. Secondly, on Day 1, we have a lot of energy and spirits are high.
The Creative Circle has just released the Cannes 2011 Results table.
Here is the latest Amstel commercial which broke at the end of last year. Love the music. Concept by Grey South Africa.