by Herman Manson (@marklives) BrandsRock and Saatchi & Saatchi are merging. Publicis Groupe is acquiring 100% of BrandsRock, founded by Mike Joubert five years ago, to launch a new brand in South Africa’s advertising universe, called Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock.
by Herman Manson (@marklives)John Dixon, the outgoing Draftfcb Group chief executive officer, will join BrandsRock as CEO, effective 1 March 2014. He will also be a shareholder in the BrandsRock business. Current MD Michael Joubert will head strategy and new business development.
Fourteen years after its launch King James has emerged as South Africa’s most acclaimed independent ad agency. Growing organically, the agency has finally reached a tipping point to boost confidence, influence and revenues, even as it steers the challenges of offering a fully integrated, digitally adept service.