by MarkLives. Luca Gallarelli will be replacing Sean Donovan as TBWA\South Africa group CEO, effective 1 December 2019.
by MarkLives. Luca Gallarelli’s last day as group MD of Ogilvy SA is today, Friday, 6 September 2019.
by MarkLives. Luca Gallarelli is now MD of the Ogilvy Group (South Africa); Vicki Buys is now Ogilvy CT MD; and Tassin Albertyn is now head of delivery.
by Herman Manson. The physical merger between the Gloo and the Ogilvy Cape Town teams starts in June 2016.
by Herman Manson. We interview Luca Gallarelli on what this Mondelēz Gum brand win means for Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Ogilvy Cape Town, the agency behind the controversial new Feed a Child campaign, has apologised for giving offence and confirmed that the ad has, in consultation with its client, been withdrawn. The ad showed a wealthy white woman treating a black child like a pet and feeding him bits of food off her plate. In one scene the boy licks her fingers clean. ‘The average domestic dog eats better than millions of children,” the ad concludes. It then urges viewers to make a donation to NGO Feed a Child.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Luca Gallarelli — who took over as MD of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town in November 2013, following the departure of Gavin Levinsohn for Australia — believes there remains significant areas for growth and expansion at the agency, which employs 300 people and generates between R100–R120 million in annual revenue.