Maverick Mind: A giant step for your business

Since the beginning of time, humankind has been sculpting the future out of nothing. A man dreamed that a computer could fit in the size of your palm and Apple was born. Another imagined an invisible sea of atoms could connect us all and, electricity was sparked into existence. We believe in the power of…

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Labstore South Africa gets Kraft-y with triple pitch win

Labstore South Africa, shopper marketing business unit of Y&R South Africa, recently added a trio of Kraft Heinz brands to their ever-blossoming client stable following three successful individual pitch efforts. Planters Peanuts, Wellington’s sauces, condiments and flavourings and Mama’s Pies are the first Cape Town-based clients for the Johannesburg-based shopper unit, who recently celebrated their…

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200m views & even more international awards for Terence Neale

2016 has been an awful year, unless your name is Terence Neale. “Terence has owned 2016,” says Egg Films’ executive producer Colin Howard. “He’s the most awarded South African commercials director internationally this year; the one with the most YouTube views; and the only South African director to have won a Direction Craft Gold at…

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Kyle Lewis dominates SA Hip Hop Awards

Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis directed five of the ten Best Music Video nominees at the South African Hip Hop Awards. Kyle is nominated for: Cassper Nyovest Mr Madumane Riky Rick x Cassper Nyovest x Anatii Fuseg Cassper Nyovest War Ready Cassper Nyovest and Anatii Jump featuring Nasty C Riky Rick Sidlukotini Directing half of the…

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Triple whammy Film win for Y&R South Africa

Y&R South Africa was recently awarded three consecutive first place accolades in the Film category at the Creative Circle Awards for July, August and September 2016. For July, the agency’s ‘Burning Ambition’ campaign for Investec was the jury’s choice as winner in this coveted category, followed by the Surf Shack Surf Outreach ‘Chasing The Dragon’…

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:-) vs LOL

By Gordon Ray – Founding Partner and Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town There’s only one thing I enjoy more than having a laugh, and that’s making others laugh. So it’s probably a good thing then that I landed up as a copywriter in an advertising agency and not as an undertaker…

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Join the Charge with the bizhub Highveld Lions and 34°

A triumphant bizhub Highveld Lions team is gearing up for an action packed 2016/2017 cricket season after their win last month at the annual eKasi challenge, held at the Soweto Cricket Oval, against their rival the Multiply Titans. The Lions were resplendent in new kit, specifically designed for the occasion by creative partner agency 34°,…

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All the winners of the 2016 Assegai Awards

10 November 2016, Johannesburg. The Assegai Awards celebrates the best in direct marketing and the outstanding work these agencies and partners have produced over the past 12 months. “Once again, judges were impressed by the quality of work and the strategic thinking around the various brands,” said David Dickens CEO of the DMASA. “Our congratulations…

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FCB Joburg leads first-ever Pendoring official ranking

FCB Joburg, the largest full-service agency within the FCB Africa group, has taken pole position on the first ever Pendoring official ranking table with a total of 56 points while its sister agency, FCB 1886, placed in 7th position with 25 points. FCB Cape Town, with 11 points, just missed a position in the top…

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