If you've been wondering about the Creative Circle Ads of the Month for November and December 2011, and who the new Creative Circle exco is, wonder no more. January Ad of the Month will be held on 23 February 2012 and the Ad of the Year Awards will be on 22 March.
|Category||November 2011||December 2011|
|Print||1. Avis/GPS Rental - "Avis GPS" - Ireland/Davenport||1. National Geographic Channel/Dog Whisperer with Ceser Milan - "Fat Dog/Wrong Father" - Ireland/Davenport|
|2. Animal Anti-Cruelty League/Pet Sterilisation Drive - "Puppies" - Lowe Bull Johannesburg||2. Mercedes-Benz/Pre-Safe - "Crash/Boom/Bang" - Net#work BBDO |
|3. Birdlife SA/The Save our Seabirds Festival- "96%-Eliminated" - The Jupiter Drawing Room/Utopia|
|Film||1. Kimberley Clark/Huggies - "Perfect Fit" - Ogilvy Johannesburg||1. Nando's/Full Pack Meal - "The Last Dictator Standing" - BlackRiver FC|
|2 DNA Project/DNA - "The Cigarette That Saved Lives" - FoxP2||2 WWF/Climate Change Awareness - "Hand Drawn" - Ogilvy Cape Town|
|3. Cotlands - "Driver" - TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris||3. Toyota/FJ Cruiser - "FJ Cruiser" - Draftfcb Johannesburg|
|Radio||1. Vodacom/Don't Text & Drive - "Beep" - Draftfcb Johannesburg||1. Frank.Net/Life Cover - Death treats everyone the same "Gender/Age/Career/Health" - FoxP2|
|2. Independent Newspapers/Cape Argus - "Happily Ever After/We'll Never Know" - King James||2. Cadburys/Bournville - "Counter/Back Door/Finger/Clean" - Ogilvy Johannesburg|
|3. Yardley/Oatmeal Spot Clear - "Embarrassing Female/Male" - Bester Burke ||3. Multichoice/DStv TBN - "Adi/Alphonso/Ted" - Ogilvy Johannesburg|
|3. Foodbank - "Gloria" - Bester Burke|
|Ambient/outdoor||1. FoxTV-National Geographic/Fight Masters - "You Park Like An Idiot" - Ireland/Davenport||1. Chicken Licken/Slyders - "Horse/Whale/Mammoth" - Net#work BBDO|
|2. Birdlife SA/Save our Seabirds Festival - "Oil/Plastic/Overfishing" - The Jupiter Drawing Room/Utopia||2. Mercedes-Benz/Blue Efficiency - "Pollution Absorbing Billboard" - Net#work BBDO|
|3. Dulux/Fixit - Dulux Quick Fix Posters - "Welcome Mat" EuroRSCG||3. Volkswagen/Dyer Island Conservation Trust - "Plastic Bag" - Ogilvy Cape Town |
|Experiential||1. Wimpy/Braille Menu - "Braille Burgers" - MetropolitianRepublic|
|2. SAB/Carling Black Label - "Carling Not Darling" - Ogilvy Cape Town|
|3. Volkswagen SA/Polo GTI - "Date Drive" - Ogilvy Cape Town|
|November 2011 judges||December 2011 judges|
|Fran Luckin, Ogilvy (chairperson)||Graeme Jenner, Net#work BBDO (chairperson)|
|Glen Jeffery, Volcano||Greig Watt, MetropolitanRepublic|
|John Davenport, Ireland/Davenport||Gina King, Ireland/Davenport|
|Gareth Paul, Draftfcb ||Archibald Malinga, Draftfcb |
|Laura-May Vale, EuroRSCG||Greg Cameron, Brand Activation|
|Rob Rutherford, Net#work BBDO||Matt Martin, Promise|
|Darren Cronje, The Jupiter Drawing Room||Jacques Shalom, The Jupiter Drawing Room|
|Kamogelo Sesing, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris||Miguel Nunes, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris|
|Liam Wielopolsky, Saatchi & Saatchi|
|Marcus Moshapalo, DDB|
For more judges' comments, go to www.adlip.co.za
The Creative Circle announced in December 2011 that Chris Gotz, Ogilvy Cape Town's ECD, is to take over from Brett Morris as chairman of the official representative body of the South African creative community. Many of the 2011 exco have been retained, with a few new additions.
|Chris Gotz (chairman)||Ogilvy|
|Alistair King||King James|
|Gareth Lessing||The Nest|
|Graeme Jenner||Net#work BBDO|
|Jonathan Beggs||The Jupiter Drawing Room|
|Nathan Reddy||Grid Design|
|Pepe Marais||Joe Public|
|Rob Mclennan||Net#work BBDO|
|Xolisa Dyeshana||Joe Public|
Gaby de Abreu from Switch is the Design Council representative.
Gotz began his career 16 years ago at JWT in Cape Town. He went on to work at AMC Hunt Lascaris (which became DDB South Africa and then Gavin Reddy) before ending up at Ogilvy Cape Town, where he was appointed ECD in 2007. He has produced award-winning work for some of SA's biggest brands including MTN, Audi, Nestle, Volkswagen, Old Mutual, Kraft and SA Breweries.
During his two-year tenure (2012/2013), Gotz will be responsible for liaising with fellow industry bodies, networking with international awards organisations and advancing creative excellence in the advertising industry.Bursaries and mentorship programme
Morris, who served as chairman for two years, said during his tenure he had realised the dire need for more mentoring of younger creatives and also to avoid them jumping ahead of their potential and missing out on valuable experience. Thus, one of the highlights of his term as chairman was the launch of the Creative Circle's bursaries and mentorship programme.
The Creative Circle Ad of the Month is sponsored by Primedia Unlimited, a supporter of South Africa's creative industry across all genres.
For more, go to www.creativecircle.co.za