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Jury for the 2019 APEX awards announced

Tthe 2019 APEX award adjudication panel consists of highly regarded individuals and industry trail blazers.

Written by Association for Communication and Advertising, 5/16/2019 9:43:39 AM

Drawn from strategy, digital, creative, research, media, marketing as well as agency heads, the 2019 APEX award adjudication panel consists of highly regarded individuals and industry trail blazers. The group is tasked with the significant responsibility of combing through entries to identify and award the ‘work that works’.

Since inception by the ACA in 1995, the APEX Award has been the profession’s highest – and only – award for communications campaign performance excellence in an industry that is constantly refining and redefining creativity. The jury will be screening entries for campaigns that rose above the clutter, had extensive reach and communicated via mediums that delivered on campaign objectives. The rigorous adjudication process spans three rounds during which submissions are judged against specific criteria including rigour, degree of difficulty, clarity of evidence, compelling case, and insight.

“Winning an APEX award delivers evidence of the profession’s contribution to business success. It reinforces the value we provide as an industry and affirms our contribution within the context of the broader economy. This heavyweight adjudication panel is entrusted with identifying and bringing to the fore those campaigns that truly delivered on brand objectives and impacted the bottom line,” says Mathe Okaba, CEO of the Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA)   

Apart from being an essential business tool that affixes value to credentials for agencies, marketers and leading brands, winning an APEX award is a definitive demonstration that great ideas generate great results.  APEX recognises the creative work that worked; the campaigns that manifested effectiveness in creativity that extends beyond words and pictures to creative intellect and intellectual property that is the currency of the profession.

The 2019 APEX awards is proudly hosted by the ACA with Key Partner Provantage Media Group and sponsors Kantar and Vodacom.

The 2019 APEX awards jury:




Ivan Moroke

Chief Executive Officer

Kantar, Insights Division

Gareth Leck

Group Chief Executive Officer

Joe Public United

Mathe Okaba

Chief Executive Officer


Ana Carrapichano

Group Managing Director


Daniel Naidoo


Gendel Interactive

Fran Luckin

Executive Creative Director

Grey SA

Ismail Jooma

Head of Strategy


Jason Harrison

Managing Director

M&C Saatchi Abel

Kagiso Musi

Group Managing Director

Meta Media

Katlego Moutlana

Head of Strategy

Mortimer Harvey

Leigh Tayler

Strategic Director

Joe Public United

Lwandile Qokweni

Chief Strategic Officer

MEC Global

Mick Blore

Chief Executive Officer


Natalie Botha

Creative Development Director

Kantar, Insights Division

Neil Higgs

Independent Consultant

Retired ex TNS Global

Refilwe Maluleke

Managing Director


Roxy Maqache

Chief Executive Officer

Desert Arabia

Su-Lise Tessendorf

General Manager: Brand, Strat & Comms


Thabang Skwambane

Managing Director

FCB, Johannesburg

Thulani Sibeko

Chief Marketing Officer

Standard Bank

Tlalane Ntuli

Chief Operations Officer

Yalu SA

Zayd Abrahams

Head of Brand


Winners will be announced at the APEX awards Gala Dinner to be held at The Venue @ The Houghton Hotel on the 11th July 2019.

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