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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.

Johannesburg Zoo’s Tweeting Honey Badger A World First

Looking for an ingenious way to build its digital presence the Johannesburg Zoo has handed over its social media account to ‘someone’ who knows the Zoo inside out. BG, a honey badger residing in the Zoo (and its mascot) has taken on the responsibility.

Draftfcb celebrates success at Cannes Lions Diamond Jubilee

Draftfcb’s commitment to enhancing its creative product shone brightly at this year’s 60th Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, winning a total of 36 trophies, and adding to the agency’s full-circle involvement throughout the Festival.

In total the network was presented with a Grand Prix, nine Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze Lions and an additional 23 shortlists across ten categories, including multiple wins for such brands as OREO, NIVEA, SPCA/Mini, UTEC and Prime TV.

Machine wins Silver Design Lion at Cannes

Hot on the heels from their success at the AdReview awards, top integrated agency MACHINE has been awarded a prestigious Silver Design Lion at Cannes for their Marmite blogger campaign.

France, Cannes: Message from Draftfcb SA CCO Brett Morris

It’s been an intense week as usual (emotionally and physically 🙂 and as it winds down, and I have some access to Wifi & aircon, I thought I would provide you with a quick ‘canned’ look at how we’ did and who won what.

Draftfcb Cape Town takes Silver in Cannes

Draftfcb Cape Town has done it again in Cannes – this time a Silver Lion for its Engen Fire Blanket. Much respect to the team in the Mother City.

Wins for Draftfcb in Jozi and Cannes

Draftfcb Cape Town took home one of South Africa’s first Lions on Monday night (June 17) at Cannes. The World’s Smallest Big Idea for client Vital Health Foods and brand Viral Boost won its a Bronze Lion.

Pendoring is an important showcase to the world, says Tim du Plessis, executive editor of Afrikaans newspapers at Media24

“The Pendoring Advertising Awards must keep their emphasis on Afrikaans creativity as Afrikaans shares a large advertising stage where English dominates,” says Tim du Plessis, executive editor of Afrikaans newspapers at Media24. “It is on this stage that Pendoring shines a special spotlight on Afrikaans.”

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