BMW leaves Ireland/Davenport for OpenCo

by MarkLives (@marklives) BMW will be parting ways with its South Africa agency, Ireland/Davenport (a WPP agency), after a decade of working together. BMW was Ireland /Davenport’s founding client. The BMW business will be taken over by Openco (majority owned by TBWA\South Africa).

Ad of the Week: Not all things black and blue are #thedress

by Oresti Patricios (@orestaki) A couple of weeks ago, Ireland/Davenport quickly spotted an opportunity to capitalise on the viral nature of #thedress for one of its clients — the Salvation Army’s Carehaven. The result is a campaign that is simple, smart — and the flash of inspiration is in the wording “black and blue.”

Ad of the Week: You have a right to know

by Oresti Patricios (@orestaki) Right2Know is an organisation that was formed in 2010 to oppose the Secrecy Bill, and it has continued to do so in the form of parliamentary lobbying, street demonstrations and various campaigns. The latest took the form of an email campaign by Ireland/Davenport.

Agency Leaders: 2013’s most-admired ad agency in Johannesburg

by Herman Manson (@marklives) It’s always good to know what the boss thinks. Having polled Johannesburg’s agency leaders, we can now tell what those leading the city’s ad agencies think of their competitors, whom they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.

SA wins Design, Press & Radio Lions, takes first gold #canneslions

The Design, Press, Radio and Cyber Lions category winners have been announced at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Ad of the Week with Oresti Patricios – the cellphone wars

by Oresti Patricios. Cell-C’s latest campaign is being flighted with numbing regularity on SABC and e-TV, promoting the concept of switching networks, while keeping your number.

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