by MarkLives. WPP is launching AKQA in South Africa through the rebranding of Platform 5.
by Herman Manson. While the two agencies combined officially as of 1 June 2020, the integration process will last through the rest of June 2020.
by Herman Manson. TBWA\South Africa has merged agencies Grid Worldwide and Openco.
by Herman Manson. Hellocomputer Cape Town and FCB Cape Town have merged to create a new agency: HelloFCB+.
by Herman Manson. Two experiential and activation agencies, Stretch and Point Blank, have merged to form a new agency named Elevator.
by MarkLives. The resulting merged company has over 400 full-time staff, in 13 offices worldwide, running digital marketing campaigns across 100 countries.
Publicis Groupe and Omnicom have announced that they have terminated their proposed merger by mutual agreement, “in view of difficulties in completing the transaction within a reasonable timeframe.”
Bob Hoffman. Over 20 years ago I left the agency business for the first time. We had sold our agency to a “global” network and after two years of working for them I decided it was not the life for me. I took the money and ran.
by MarkLives. Two of the world’s largest agency networks are merging.
by Herman Manso. Digital agency NATIVE, one of the last major independent digital agencies in SA, has been bought by WPP.