FoxP2 — one decade on and still celebrating creativity

by Herman Manson. Ten years ago, three friends returned from the US to launch a new agency, scored an early YouTube hit, a Bronze Cannes Lion — and nearly went bust.

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

It’s always good to know what the boss thinks. Having polled Cape Town’s agency leaders we can now tell what those leading the city’s ad agencies think of their competitors, who they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.

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.

Design Indaba 2012: Find courage and leave the Wookie pant-less

by Herman Manson Find courage. To leave the Wookie pant-less. To think wrong, and be right about it, to capture a sense of place in otherwise mundane spaces, to give when its not something your trade is known for, to order cities from the informal rather than the formal city. And to enjoy doing it. …

Design Indaba 2012: Where it’s at

by Herman Manson. Cape Town is gearing up to host one of the world’s premier design conferences – the 2012 Design Indaba. DI regular and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut will MC this year’s, event alongside Michelle Constant and Khaya Dlanga.

Matthew Bull, Andrew Whitehouse launch NY shop

Matthew Bull, former chief creative officer of Lowe & Partners (an Interpublic Group company) and founder of South African agency Lowe Bull, has teamed up with Andrew Whitehouse, executive creative director at FoxP2, to launch a New-York-based agency, The Bull-White House, which will be a sister agency to South Africa’s FoxP2.

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