by MarkLives. WPP is launching AKQA in South Africa through the rebranding of Platform 5.
by Johanna McDowell. Ninety-seven pitch consultants from all over the world attended the first online session with WPP on Monday, 29 June 2020, which was structured as an open conversation in five parts.
by Herman Manson. Collective ID, an ad agency best known for its former incarnation as Ireland/Davenport, has stopped trading, MarkLives has confirmed.
by Herman Manson. The former Leo Burnett South Africa CEO/CCO and OwenKessel co-founder is now leading creative at WPP’s bespoke agency for Distell.
by Johanna McDowell. Meetings and speed-dates with a total of 17 agencies including group and independents —a very big Day 2!
by Johanna McDowell. On our first day in LA, we met with MeringCarson, WPP, Fred & Farid (with AAR Group), Circus, and The Many.
by Sabrina Forbes. The ex-KFC CMO has joined the leadership team for the new bespoke WPP agency for Distell.
by Herman Manson. Distell has consolidated and awarded its account to a new WPP bespoke agency led by Fran Luckin and Paul Jackson.
by MarkLives. Following a five-month process, Ford has announced a global redesign of its marketing operations.
by Bobby Amm. The knock-on effect in the South African commercial service industry has been evident, with a huge drop in work this past summer season.