Arcade director Rob Smith directed Johnnie Walker Wager and Sanlam One Rand Family for King James. These have five nominations overall each, including both Branded Content and Online Video Production.
Arcade director Lebogang Rasethaba is also up for Online Video Production for his Khuli Chana brand film for Absolut and Native VML.
Last year Rob won the only Gold for Branded Content at the Bookmarks for Sanlam One Rand Man, also with King James.
“It’s great to see strong competition this year from a record number of entries,” says Colin Howard, Arcade’s MD. “Congratulations to Rob and Lebo, but also to King James on having half the branded content finalists and Native VML for being the most nominated agency overall. ”
The winners will be announced on 3 March 2016 at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.
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INTRODUCING ARCADE CONTENT
ARCADE is a division of Egg Films that produces content that falls outside the realm of traditional TV commercials. This includes brand films, web series, music videos and more. We are breaking the mould of commercial filmmaking with a more minimal, guerrilla style of shooting but with all the backup of an established production company.
We are no longer constrained by how long or short content needs to be, freeing us to focus purely on engaging and entertaining a specific target audience. In today’s world of super-short attention spans it’s all about making content that audiences want to watch.
Branded content isn’t going to replace traditional advertising any time soon because it’s not at the frontline of selling, but it is filling that essential and bountiful space between the hard-sell and the consumer’s emotional breeding ground.
Arcade represents directors Lebogang Rasethaba, Rob Smith and Kyle Lewis. Egg Films’ multi-award-winning roster of directors is also available for any work aligned with Arcade’s style of producing content.
Arcade handles productions of any size and budget with creative skill and vision, collaborating with agencies and clients alike. The only thing we don’t do is TV commercials; that we leave to the other guys – Egg Films. Lebogang will continue to produce commercials through Egg Films.
Arcade is owned by managing director Colin Howard, director Lebogang Rasethaba, and producer Will Nicholson.