The VW Polo GTI DateDrive integrated campaign by Ogilvy Cape Town won a gold at The Bookmarks digital awards last night. Here's why....

  Loving this 'haters' campaign for the 2011 Loeries. The annual South African advertising awards choose a new agency each year to work on the campaign, this year's "Don't hate. Create." is by Draftfcb.   The campaign is supported by a mobi site and specially developed augmented reality...

The guys from Net#work BBD'MO is hosting a Movember Agency party for everyone who growing 'taches this month. This is an open event and should be one of the few get togethers where most of the Cape Town agencies band together. Feel free to join if...

[youtube][/youtube] Zanews have some news, their in-house team at Both Worlds has been chosen as a finalist in 5 out of 5 categories entered into this year's Bookmark Awards:
Agency - Best online video
Publisher - Specialist Digital Publisher
Publisher - Best mixed media project
Publisher - Best use of Video/Audio
Publisher - Blog Award
The team has also been busy creating some ads for Zanews. Have a look -

There are only 2 days left to nominate your favourite blogs for the SA Blog Awards. The blogs with the most nominations in each category get into the top ten which are then voted for in the next round. Please help us make the...

Digital is a new Creative Circle - Ad of the Month category. Out of 53 entries in total from the first six months of this year (Jan – June 2010), these are the winners. FIRST PLACE The Kiss Name of Agency: Mesh/Draftfcb Client: Vodacom Product: Broadband Leadership Title of Ad: The Kiss Production Co: Department Fu Entry Category: Internet Video Agency Team: Richard Fitzgerald – CD Julie Webb – AD Jade Amic - Animator Web Link:
Loerie awards 2010 logo Winning a Loeries Young Creatives Award kick-starts great things For young creatives, the glory of winning the Loeries 2010 Young Creatives Award, at the start of their careers, is just the very beginning. The race is now on to find this year’s most talented duo. Entrants have until 30th June to submit their portfolio. The Young Creatives Award recognises outstanding achievement of individuals under the age of 27 working in any area of brand communication – Advertising, Communication Design or Experiential Media. Entrants submit a portfolio of their work and the winners receive a Gold Loerie, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to an international award show of their choice.
The winners of the Spier Contemporary 2010 Competition were announced at the launch of the art biennale at its City Hall venue on 13 March 2010 in Cape Town. The prizes awarded consist of a combination of five cash prizes, worth R500 000 in total, selected by the judging team and seven international artist-in-residency prizes made by the individual residency programmes. In addition, a ‘People’s Choice’ Award (based on votes by those visiting the Exhibition) will be given at the end of the Cape Town leg of the Exhibition. The cash prize winners are (in no particular order): Araminta de Clermont – (photography) Dave Robertson – (photography) Jessica Gregory & Zen Marie – (video installation) Christopher Swift - (mixed media) Hasan and Husain Essop – (photography) The Artist-in-Residency Awards were awarded as follows: Gyeonggi Creation Center - South Korea (two awards provided)- Lindi Arbi and Mohau Modisakeng The Instituto Sacatar and the Sacatar Foundation on the Island of Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil (two awards provided) - Sicelo Ziqubu and Jacki McInnes 18th Street Arts Centre in Los Angeles, California, USA - Mlu Zondi Thamdigi Foundation Prize in Arnhem, Netherlands (two awards provided) - Angela De Jesus and Johann van der Schijff

While this might be a little late, its still really awesome. Juju were responsible for creating all the title sequences for the Loeries 2009, here is an edit of all of them together Client: The Loerie Awards Event Agency: H-Factor Executive Producer: Andrew J. Shelly Creative Director: Jeremy Collins Title Design...

The Bookmarks Awards Ceremony was held last night in Johannesburg. Below is all the winners, more details to follow soon. 2009 Winners Best in Show: Digital Marketing Category Client Title Agency Cell C Createme Microsite Gloo Digital Design & Studio 4332 Best in Show: Publishing Category Client Title Agency News24 News24 Digital News Brand Integrated Campaign Digital Marketing: Website Award Client Title Agency Creative BRONZE Glade Music Festival Glade...

Vote for The Bookmarks Bizcommunity People's Choice Award
A new addition to this year's Bookmark Awards ( is the launch of a people’s choice award. You can vote for your favourite ads via SMS. The public are encouraged to vote for the piece of work that they think best deserves the title of people’s choice for the category of: 1. Digital Marketing | Online Advertising 2. Publishing | Website The winner will be announced at The Bookmarks Awards which will take place in Johannesburg on 12 November 2009 – click here for tickets. Entries and SMS details are below the fold. Results are updated every 10 mins on Bizcommunity.
Draftfcb (Johannesburg and Cape Town) not only paid attention to this year's clarion call for the Pendoring campaign (Don't neglect the Taal!); this advertising group walked away with handfuls of gold and silver Pendoring trophies at the prestigious fifteenth award ceremony of the Pendoring Advertising Awards for excellent Afrikaans and South African advertising. With nine gold and two silver Pendorings in the bag, Draftfcb Johannesburg this year walked away with the biggest crop of Pendorings. Draftfcb Cape Town followed with three gold, which brought the agency's tally to a whopping 12 gold and two silver Pendoring Awards. This glorious celebration of excellence, which took place at Vodaworld, Midrand, on Friday evening, 18 September to honour the cream of the Afrikaans advertising crop, was once again a gathering like no other! And to crown it all, the most Pendoring trophies ever – 19 gold and 12 silver – were awarded to the agency and student winners at this gala event. The rugby "heroes" Jan & Elton not only brought victory for the Springboks, but also for Draftfcb Johannesburg and its client, Vodacom. The two TV spots featuring these popular characters walked away with gold in the TV category, and to crown it all Jan also won the sought-after Prestige Award, Pendoring's highest honour. In addition Jan and Jan & Elton were also awarded gold in the category Truly South African – TV, with another gold Pendoring for the latter in the category advertising: mixed media campaign (above-the-line). And the cherry on top was when singer/actor Robbie Wessels was honoured as the best performing artist in these two advertisements. Entries in the TV category Truly South African were of such a high standard that the judges also awarded a gold Pendoring to Ogilvy Johannesburg for its Zulu advertisements Skop for KFC. Draftfcb Johannesburg's jolly radio spot for Nando's titled Name won in no two categories: radio and Original Afrikaans. More gold awaited this Johannesburg agency in the radio category for the Toyota ad Afrienglish, while another Toyota ad, Tannie Emsie, walked away with a silver Pendoring. In the category best jingle/expression/concept/heading, Draftfcb Johannesburg's TV ad for Vodacom with the heading Are you free; or are you dom? was awarded a silver. Draftfcb Cape Town triumphed in the newspaper category with its advertisement Dawid & Goliat, while gold went The Jupiter Drawing Room for its advertisement Bonded by blonde. Draftfcb Cape Town's coffee cup wraps for Die Burger also walked away with gold in the section experiential marketing for its entry Coffee Wraps in the direct marketing and promotion category. In this category TBWA\Tequila's entry for Auto Trader titled Oesmatjie won silver. The entry Matiesous for Klipdrift brought Draftfcb Cape Town its third gold Pendoring, in the outdoor category. In the magazine category Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town received a gold Pendoring for its advertisement for the Afrikaans edition of Sports Illustrated, titled Sport Ikone, while Joe Public received a silver for its Ocean Basket ad Maklike Sushi. Pendoring itself could boast a gold and a silver Pendoring trophy. In the experiential marketing section its 2008 Pendoring advertising online campaign walked away with a gold, while the print campaign in 2008 with Patricia Lewis and Steve Hofmeyr was awarded a silver in the Truly South African category: print advertisements. In this category Black River FC also took silver for its MINI campaign AIRyobaness and Abuti bulu roof. The poster titled Pinkie (for the Checkers wine route) by NINETY9CENTS Communications in Cape Town took a silver in this category. The category online and experiential mixed-media category had no winners. In the student category, advertising above-the-line, the advertising school Red & Yellow of Cape Town walked away with gold for the National Lottery's ad titled Doen net wat jy wil met jou bokke while the AAA School of Advertising took a silver with its Pendoring campaign. VEGA The Brand Communications School's entry for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, titled A Family Dedicated to Care was awarded gold in the Truly South African category for students, while the AAA School of Advertising took silver for its Cadbury campaign, Milk tart/Malva pudding/Cheesecake choco and North West University's Potchefstroom Campus for its ATKV campaign Kraanvoël/ Perdeby/Ystervark. In the category for digital media, North West University's Potchefstroom Campus not only won gold with its entry Riemtelegram, but it was also crowned the overall student winner. This university also received a silver for its entry Bevonk! in the student category: mixed media campaigns, as well as for its ATKV campaign, Out of the Horse's Mouth in the Truly South African category. Click more for all the winners.
A force to be reckoned with The cream of the crop 2009 Pendoring entries, which were judged in Johannesburg last week, has once again shown that as an advertising language, Afrikaans can hold its own in any company. In the region of forty agencies, advertising schools, freelance copywriters/creatives and smaller creative companies submitted over 300 entries for the fifteenth Pendoring Advertising Awards for excellence in Afrikaans and Truly South African advertising. The formidable judging panel chaired by the international judge, Gerhard Myburgh of Australia, has selected a total of 51 agency finalists from 14 advertising agencies and 12 student finalists from four tertiary institutions, which brings the total number of finalists to 63. To facilitate the entry and judging process, the proprietary entry management solution developed by The Loeries was used and all scores were recorded using Apple iPod Touch devices. This judging system ensures a smooth process and by using the Apple devices, error in the ballot counting process is avoided. In terms of agencies, Draftfcb Johannesburg leads the pack with 16 finalists, followed by its Cape Town counterpart, Draftfcb Cape Town with 13 finalists. The agency group, therefore, boasts no fewer than 29 finalists! Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town walked away with five finalists. Ogilvy Johannesburg bagged three finalists, and Ogilvy Cape Town one, bringing the total number of finalists for the Ogilvy-group to four. The Jupiter Drawing Room has two finalists behind its name, while 'stable mate' Black River F.C. has one, bringing the group's total to three. The Cape Town agency NINETY9 CENTS Communications also has three finalists to its credit. Joe Public, who walked away with the Pendoring Prestige Award last year, garnered two finalists this year, while Baie-Lingual Blink Stefanus, MagicWorks, TBWA\Tequila, The President and Volcano Advertising each has one finalist to their names. In terms of student entries, North West University Potchefstroom Campus reigns supreme with seven finalists, followed by the AAA School of Advertising (Johannesburg campus) with two, Vega The Brand Communications School also with two and the Red & Yellow School of Advertising in Cape Town with one. According to Myburgh, Executive Creative Director of The Campaign Palace in Melbourne, the radio category and the TV-section of the Truly South African category were particularly strong, and the best work easily caught the eye. "In general the standard of gold winners was relatively high. Work originally conceptualised and created in Afrikaans, stood out. Mere translations simply didn't make the grade." The Truly South African category yielded the best work in years, reckons Myburgh. "As the work was of a very high standard, there was much debate on prospective gold winners, particularly in the radio category of Truly South African," he says. Click more for a list of all the finalists. (Article taken from the Pendoring site)
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