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Big Business Beauty

Beauty is big business – there’s hair care, nail care and skin care; body lotions, body exfoliations and body butters; lipsticks, mascaras and eye shadows … and let’s not forget the men: colognes, shaving creams and nose trimmers.


Draftfcb Signals New Ambition With Awards Weekend Royal Flush

Full-service agency Draftfcb Cape Town has signalled a new ambition with its performance – a ‘Royal Flush’ – at the prestigious Loeries Creative Week (September 20-22) in the Mother City.


ACA Appoints Y&R’s Kingsley Potter To Board

The Association for Communication and Advertising of SA (ACA) recently appointed its 2013/2014 Board of Directors. Y&R Johannesburg is pleased to announce that its managing director, Kingsley Potter was elected to serve on this board, and has expressing interest in being involved specifically in the Government and Regulatory portfolio.


Oreo launches new TV ad that connects with South African families

Oreo and Draftfcb Johannesburg are responsible for – the first time since 2006 – the new Oreo TV commercial which broke earlier this month (September).


Draftfcb, Hellocomputer Fly High At The Loerie Awards

Draftfcb and Hellocomputer are flying high over the Mother City following their performance at The Loerie Awards 2013 held in Cape Town this past weekend (September 21 & 22).


Graham Warsop inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame

Founder and group chairman of The Jupiter Drawing Room, Graham Warsop, was this weekend inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame. The honour recognised the contribution that Warsop has made to the South African industry over the past 25 years, and the role that he has played in shaping its reputation globally.


Y&R SA At Loeries – Best Year Yet

Spirits are high after this past weekend’s Loerie Awards as Y&R South Africa celebrates its most successful year yet. The agency was awarded in the traditional, design and digital categories, earning itself two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze Loeries, plus two Craft Certificates.


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.


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