by MarkLives. Publicis Groupe has been appointed to the second tranche of Distell brands.
by Herman Manson. Engen has ended its relationship with FCB Cape Town after a six-year run.
by Herman Manson. Publicis Africa Group has grown from 200 people in 2010 to 3000, and now spans 35 countries and 51 agencies — an investment of billions of rand.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Kevin Roberts, executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, is full of hope and optimism that its South African agency, the recently amalgamated Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock, will pull together to become a formidable name once again in the SA advertising world.
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) Gail Curtis has left advertising and her position as group CEO at Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa, after nine years with the agency. She departed in May 2014 but is committed to advising the agency through July. Her plans are to establish a new consultancy focused on mentoring women in senior management positions.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week’s Design Annotator includes: World Design Capital 2014 via Instagram, Yenza — Make It, 365 Postcards for Ants, Better Living Challenge, Plascon Design Awards, Guild Design Fair, Anthony Bila, Daniel Ting Chong, Machine’s second birthday, MTN’s “We’re Guilty” and Tuffy’s sweet makeover.
Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging and design launches: latest furniture design trends from Cologne; spicing things up in the kitchen; is nailing a product to a wall actually art; and the sweet smell of success.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Publicis is buying out digital agency Synergize and launching a new unit within Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa, called Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize. AtPlay, the digital division of Saatchi & Saatchi, will be integrated into the new agency.
Louise Marsland’s (@Louise_Marsland) pick of new product, packaging and design launches.
A Tuff environmental campaign; start-up success story’s bold new stores; Z-Card worms its way into creating Turkish delights; and sampling in the loo.