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Opinion and Insight

How Ogilvy South Africa Found Its Creative Groove

LBB Editorial, 1 week, 4 days ago

Fresh from a Cannes Grand Prix high, the agency is still putting out more lovingly-created work – and nudging their way up the internal network ranks, finds LBB’s Laura Swinton

There’s some kind of amazing alchemy bubbling up in Ogilvy South Africa. Maybe it’s just serendipitous timing, or maybe it’s something else, but th... Read more

Awards and Events

straight 8 Shootout Comes to South Africa for the First Time

lbbonline.com, 1 week, 4 days ago

The global one-Super 8-cartridge, no-editing film challenge brings its ad industry charity shootout from Cannes to South Africa

straight 8 brings its thrilling filmmaking competition, from Cannes Film and Ad Festivals, to South Africa. All kinds of companies from the ad indu... Read more

Radar

Things are Getting Massïf on South Africa’s Production Scene

Massif Media, 1 week, 4 days ago

Peter Carr chats to Laura Swinton about the nimble smart new production company that came flying out of the ashes of Velocity and Bouffant

“One of the bigger failures at the bigger production house was that the directors were really just a product. They had no interest in the business.... Read more

Your Shot

Your Shot: How an Iconic Haircut Helped South Africans Find their Inner Mandela

LBB Editorial, 1 week, 4 days ago

Ogilvy Johannesburg ECD Mariana O’Kelly tells LBB’s Laura Swinton how a four-year passion project with the Mandela Foundation and Philips strove to embody the great man’s grace and dignity

This July marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, and among the celebrations and remembrances is a quietly powerful film that ... Read more

Creative

Hellocomputer and FCB Cape Town Aim to End Bullying in Just 5 Questions

FCB EMEA, 2 weeks ago

Campaign for Western Cape Government educates learners and schools on how to deal with modern bullying tactics

The Western Cape Government is striving to put an end to bullying at schools across the province by launching a mobile toolkit and campaign called ... Read more

Creative

20 South African Fashion Designers Collaborate on Afrofuturist Castle Lite Campaign

Egg Films, 2 weeks, 5 days ago

The beer campaign was created by Ogilvy and directed by Egg Films' Lebogang Rasethaba

Egg Films’ Lebogang Rasethaba directed Money Calling, a new multi-format video which includes several TVCs and a music video featuring South Africa... Read more

Hires, Wins & Business

Publicis Groupe Africa Driving Business Change Through The Power of One

Publicis Worldwide, 1 month ago

500 creative minds and 14 agencies move under one roof

Publicis Groupe’s Cape-based agencies have chosen the East City Precinct as their new home. The agencies and the nearly 500 creative souls that sta... Read more

Creative

FCB Johannesburg's Surreal TVC for Toyota’s New SUV Aims to Give African Viewers a ‘Total Rush’

FCB EMEA, 1 month, 1 week ago

Rush Squad was shot by Robin Goode of Figment Films over four days in the Tankwa National Park

FCB Joburg’s television commercial launching Toyota South Africa’s new compact SUV is a ‘total rush’, pun intended. Dubbed ‘Rush Squad’, the T... Read more

Creative

KFC Makes a Meal Out Of Their New TV Ad

lbbonline.com, 2 months ago

World Cup football-focused spot created by Ogilvy Cape Town was directed by Karien Cherry from Giant Films

The insight comes from the fact that soccer players often take a dive for a free kick or to get the opposing player a card. Just click to that litt... Read more

Creative

Christopher White Revisits the Site of His Infamous Car Crash… But This Time the Car’s Driving Him

NET#WORK BBDO, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO take Christopher back to the treacherous road where he almost lost his life 30 years ago, in a new autonomous S-Class

A commercial made by Mercedes-Benz in 1990 told the story of crash survivor Christopher White with the tagline “Engineered like no other car in the... Read more