by Herman Manson. Gareth McPherson has been appointed Virgin Active South Africa chief marketing officer, effective 1 March 2020.
Rangaka leaving Ogilvy to replace Tilly at FCB
by Herman Manson. Ogilvy Cape Town CCO, TselisoRangaka, is leaving the agency to be FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer Johannesburg GCCO, replacing Ahmed Tilly.
On the Radar:
-KingJames34° launches in Kenya
-EXCLUSIVE: Brenda Khumalo joins Demographica
-Publicis Groupe reports increased revenue, neg organic growth
-Unstereotype Alliance launches SA chapter
-Mediology appoints group MD
-Viv Gordon rebrands, rolls out new CI
-Maggs, citing health, steps down as eNCA chief editor
Every year since 2012, MarkLives has been polling South Africa’s top ad agency leaders to find out what they think of their competitors, whom they see as effective managers and great creative leaders, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.
#AgencyLeaders2019: The one to watch in 2020
by MarkLives. The Odd Number has been voted the ad agency to watch in 2020 in South Africa, with the Duke Group as runner-up, by South African agency executives in 2019.
#AgencyLeaders2019: Most-admired for agency diversity
by MarkLives. For 2019, The Riverbed Agency has been voted most-admired for agency diversity in South Africa, with The Odd Number as runner-up, by South African agency executives.
#AgencyLeaders2019: Most-admired ad agency
by MarkLives. For 2019, Joe Public United has been voted as most-admired ad agency in South Africa, with King James Group SA as runner-up, by SA agency executives.
#AgencyLeaders2019: Most-admired ad agency boss
by MarkLives. For 2019, James Barty has been voted as most-admired ad agency boss in South Africa, with Mike Abel as runner-up, by SA agency executives.
#AdChamps: PhilisaAbafaziBethu, Capitec, Tops at Spar & King Price
by Kyle de Waal & Morgan Botha. Welcome to #AdChamps, a column where two 'millennials' celebrate the outliers — those special ads that connect and engage. First up we have campaigns by PhilisaAbafaziBethu, Capitec, Tops at Spar and King Price.
by Leigh Tayler. As advertising professionals, I wonder if we don’t sometimes become stuck in our ways when it comes to creativity, what it looks like and its role is in the world.
Q5: Appreciating isintu in adland, with Melusi Tshabalala [interview]
by Carey Finn. South Africa’s favourite isiZulu teacher recently added more African languages to his Everyday Speak virtual classroom, with no plans to slow down. He weighs in on learning, and leaving our comfort zones.
SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for Dec, Nov 2019
by MarkLives. The hottest primetime shows on DStv in South Africa revealed: TV ratings for December and November 2019.
SA TV Ratings: e.tv — primetime top 20 for Dec, Nov 2019
by MarkLives. The hottest primetime shows on e.tv in South Africa revealed: TV ratings for December and November 2019.
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