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Draftfcb Puts In A Sharp Performance At Pendoring

Draftfcb South Africa put in a sharp performance at the 2013 Pendoring Advertising Awards in Cape Town last night (September 20) winning a total of seven awards, including the Prestige Award.


Jacques Shalom Joins Y&R Johannesburg

Y&R Johannesburg recently appointed Jacques Shalom as Group Creative Director on the Telkom account, as well as Jaguar, Danone and Adcock Ingram.


Wimpy Continues To Make South Africa’s Day

Wimpy, the iconic 46-year old family restaurant chain, is reminding South Africans why they love its breakfasts with a put-a-smile-on-your-dial television commercial from Draftfcb Johannesburg and Egg Films.


MemeJobs ramps up operations due to increased demand

MemeJobs, a Job Portal that has been an integral part of Burn Media’s portfolio, has recently announced that it will be making some changes in order to meet the growing demand of high quality employees within the digital industry.


A glimpse into Creative Spark Interactive

Founded in 2010 to cater to the increasing demand for specialised digital expertise, Creative Spark is a cutting edge digital agency characterised by its ability to innovate and constantly push the boundaries. In the three years since its inception the company has experienced considerable growth, expanding from a one man operation to a team of 28.


Old Mutual Shatters Personal Financial Planning Paradigm, Uses Real People/Real Dreams To Show How

Old Mutual, a trusted brand with over 168 years’ experience helping South Africans achieve their financial goals, has shattered the personal financial planning paradigm with the launch of their Financial Lifestyle Solutions campaign.

At the same time, it has broken the mould when it comes to communicating with its target market by giving real people with real personal financial goals, the opportunity to experience their future dreams.

These experiences have been captured on film, and used in a stirring integrated television, radio and print and Out of Home campaign devised by Old Mutual’s marketing communication partner, Draftfcb Johannesburg.


Draftfcb South Africa Confirms Position The Leading Brand Builder

Draftfcb South Africa clients featured well in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2013 published in South Africa on August 18 to confirm the group’s reputation – and that of its agencies – as a leading brand builder on the continent.


Read All About It…The Witness Appoints Y&R Durban

Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands’ quintessential newspaper, The Witness is introducing a new daily edition in the Durban market this year, and appointed Y&R Durban to conceptualise and implement the launch campaign.


Savanna Cider’s timeless new TV commercial

Savanna Premium Cider is visiting a new bar with two new dry characters in its new quirky TV commercial.


Y&R SA Top Clients Are Top Brands

Two of South Africa’s biggest clients, Pick n Pay and Telkom who sit in Y&R South Africa’s stable, received several accolades at the 15th Sunday Times Top Brands 2013 Awards hosted on the 15th August 2013.


Another amusing radio spot from Harold & Netflorist

Harold, well-known voice of NetFlorist, has provided South Africans with another reason to giggle with his latest radio spot announcing the birth of the royal baby.


MACHINE adds more cogs to the Joburg wheel

MACHINE, the 2013 Ad Review Breakthrough Agency of the Year, continues to grow from strength to strength, prompting an upstaffing to bolster the already formidable team in the Johannesburg office.

The agency, which is only in its second year of operation, has grown by a whopping 42% this year. With a staff complement of 95 across Joburg and Cape Town, and clients including Miller Genuine Draft, Red Bull, Citroen and L’Oreal, the agency is already the country’s fourth biggest independent advertising agency – and getting bigger every day.


Media highlights for July 2013

Hellocomputer in Cape Town, a unit of Draftfcb, devised the world’s first outdoor website for Toyota RAV4 in PSFK.

Melusi Mhlungu, copywriter, Johannesburg, participated as a judge in a July panel to decide the Ad of the Month, inSA Creatives and Bizcommunity.


John Brown Media embraces transformation and education

As part of global leading independent content marketing agency, John Brown Media is proud to announce that its South African business has attained a Level 3 B-BBEE Contributor status with a B-BBEE Recognition level of 110% and a Procurement Recognition level of 137.50%. Along with the launch of the John Brown Empowerment Trust, the group is passionate about transformation in South Africa.


Y&R Johannesburg Hosts Ad Of The Month For The First Time Ever

Y&R hosted the Creative Circle Exco meeting and Ad of The Month judging for the first time in its history at their Johannesburg agency on Thursday, 25 July 2013.


Two new appointments for the thriving John Brown Media digital division

As John Brown Media – a world-leading independent content agency – continue to cement their position as digital content experts in South Africa, they’re pleased to announce the appointment of two digital talents to strengthen their dedicated team. Sue Disler joins as general manager (digital) and Luke Peters will take up role of digital publisher – their exceptional digital capabilities will enable John Brown Media to better service their growing client portfolio.


Pendoring entry deadline extended!

If you still haven’t entered this year’s Pendoring awards, here’s the good news: we’ve extended the entry deadline to 17:00 on 22 July 2013!

The bad news is that no further extension will be given.


Pick n Pay and John Brown Media announce the launch of SA’s first digital food blogger competition – Freshly Blogged

Pick n Pay is to launch South Africa’s first online food blogger cooking competition, created and produced by John Brown Media. The competition will see South Africa’s top food bloggers seeing who can out-cook the rest to take the title of Pick n Pay Online Food Blogger of the year.


South Africa’s Number 1 Camphor Cream Breaks Into Lotion Market

South Africa’s number 1 camphor cream, Ingram’s, has broken into the lotion market with a new campaign utilising the well-known faces of the national broadcaster’s weather presenters.


Hellocomputer Introduces The World’s First-Ever Outdoor Website

Toyota South Africa, with the help of award-winning digital agency, Hellocomputer, and staging maestro, Thingking, have designed, built and installed the world’s first-ever outdoor website in Johannesburg.


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