What has your journey with Publicis Machine entailed until now?
In 2012, I took the leap from the safety of my position as a salaried employee, to co-found content marketing start-up Narrative. I had been in owned media publishing for two decades and every-where you looked, content marketing was a hot agenda item. As someone who has always leaned towards starting up new ventures, I knew that it would be wise to do this where the market trend was up. Some five years later, Narrative is a successful specialist agency within the Publicis Machine stable. 15 Sep 2017 Read more >>
For too long, advertising agencies have been stuck in an advertising silo, working as a supplier on what can be a long, complicated, and costly chain. Briefs are handed over, ideas are exchanged, advertising campaigns are produced. 17 Aug 2017 Read more >> Leading South African integrated communications agency Publicis Machine scooped Bronze at the Cannes Lions awards in the radio category this year for its Biral Spiral radio advert - "Gym Boy". The spot is one of three created for this campaign that quite literally had listeners catching their collective breaths, and almost simultaneously reaching for their tranquilisers. Which is exactly the desired effect. 5 Jul 2017 Read more >> What could be more important than investing in the education of two bright youngsters who could well be among the future leaders of our country? 5 Dec 2016 Read more >> Publicis Machine has just won the hotly-contested Mercedes-Benz Cars Digital/CRM account and already the talented team is gearing up to elevate the digital footprint of this powerful global brand. Mercedes-Benz Cars is a division of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and MBFS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MBSA. 17 Nov 2016 Read more >> The Singita Group has always been synonymous with luxury, and its 12 bespoke lodges and camps in five wilderness regions across three African countries are regularly featured in premium travel and lifestyle magazines. It recently received a nod from haute couture when Vanity Fair featured a set of bespoke luggage tags in its annual travel issue, placing the group firmly on the international fashion travel map. 1 Apr 2016 Read more >> Publicis Machine is ecstatic to announce that it has officially been appointed the advertising agency on the 1st for Women Insurance account. This announcement follows an intense three-stage pitch process. 15 Oct 2015 Read more >> Leading financial services group PSG has entrusted its brand health to Publicis Machine, appointing the agency as its ATL and digital partner, effective 1 March 2015. 12 Jun 2015 Read more >> The advent of social media has brought with it a million new ways for brands to interact with consumers, but also a million new ways for consumers to interact with brands - some positive, but far too many with the potential to cause irreparable damage if they are not dealt with timeously. 25 Mar 2015 Read more >> Publicis Machine is proud to announce that it has won the Barclays Africa Corporate and Investment Banking business, and been officially appointed to manage below-the-line (BTL) communications on this prestigious account for the next three years. 24 Feb 2015 Read more >> Just one month following the much-talked-about acquisition and subsequent merger, digital powerhouse Publicis Machine has added two of the country's top digital minds to bolster its already formidable team. 11 Nov 2014 Read more >> If bankers can reward you for using their bank, why shouldn't beer brands reward you for drinking their beer? That's the message from Publicis Machine, which recently initiated South Africa's first always-on rewards programme aimed at beer drinkers, in collaboration with Miller Genuine Draft. 1 Oct 2014 Read more >> The move marks another win for the award winning integrated agency 10 Jun 2014 Read more >> MACHINE, AdReview's Breakthrough Agency of the Year 2013, keeps gaining momentum, appointing new staff members to ramp up its Jo'burg presence and boost its creative credentials to ensure that it always provides its ever-growing client list with the best possible service in the industry. 18 Mar 2014 Read more >> In this age of massive consumer choice, nothing intimidates a shopper more than a fully-stocked toy store. Filled to bursting with enough colourful critters to stock a national zoo, more building bricks than it took to build the great pyramids, and a wider variety of dolls and miniature figurines than you'd find on a film set for Gulliver's Travels, they are enough to frighten even the toughest mom. 20 Feb 2014 Read more >> MACHINE, AdReview's Breakthrough Agency of the Year, has once again proved its mettle with its latest project for Habari Media. 28 Nov 2013 Read more >> The country's leading minds in digital judged Andy Gilder, MACHINE's head of Group Digital Strategy, South Africa's Best Digital Strategist at the 2013 Bookmarks in Cape Town on Thursday night. 25 Nov 2013 Read more >> The team at MACHINE is drinking a well-deserved toast to yet another victory, having won the Miller Genuine Draft BTL account in a competitive four-way pitch. This sees MACHINE complete a trio of hot wins after snagging both the Nando's digital account and integrated project work for Adidas. 16 Oct 2013 Read more >> MACHINE, AdReview's Breakthrough Agency of the Year 2013, can't help but crow about its latest account win: Nando's digital. 15 Oct 2013 Read more >> MACHINE, AdReview's Breakthrough Agency of the Year 2013, has hit the final quarter of 2013 running - having just won two projects from adidas South Africa in a competitive pitch. 14 Oct 2013 Read more >> MACHINE, the 2013 Ad Review Breakthrough Agency of the Year, continues to grow from strength to strength, prompting an upstaffing to bolster the already formidable team in the Johannesburg office. 13 Aug 2013 Read more >> Hot on the heels from their success at the AdReview awards, top integrated agency MACHINE has been awarded a prestigious Silver Design Lion at Cannes for their Marmite blogger campaign. 26 Jun 2013 Read more >> MACHINE was announced as one of the big winners at the annual AdReview Awards on Thursday last week, bringing home two coveted awards: Breakthrough Agency of the Year; and Advertising Achiever of the Year for Machine CEO, Adrian Hewlett. 28 May 2013 Read more >> Award winning agency MACHINE has launched their fully integrated Weet-Bix campaign which was created to get South African youth to reconnect with the trusted cereal brand. 3 Apr 2013 Read more >> MACHINE, the award-winning integrated below-the-line agency, recently acquired the digital accounts for Appletiser, Citroen and Tiger Brand Beverages, as well as the full through-the-line accounts for ADDIS and Habitat for Humanity. 13 Dec 2012 Read more >> MACHINE recently launched this year's ingenious Marmite Halloween tactical campaign, 'Don't be afraid of the Dark', which encourages people to be brave and try the original dark stuff, because there really isn't anything to be afraid of. 12 Nov 2012 Read more >> MACHINE's success at the Loeries has firmly established the agency as a formidable force on the advertising landscape. 2 Oct 2012 Read more >> Big Wednesday Big Wednesday, the ATL division within Machine, recently launched their viral Marmite campaign which immediately trended on Twitter SA and increased traffic to the website. 13 Jun 2012 Read more >> Answered Answered Insights, the online market research specialists, have launched a revolutionary mobile research tool giving marketers top line strategic insight into the emerging market. 11 May 2012 Read more >> Big Wednesday Machine's above-the-line division, Big Wednesday, has been awarded a coveted Clio statue at the 2012 Clio Awards in New York, a global awards competition for advertising, design and communications. 10 May 2012 Read more >> Domino Domino, the social media specialists, have partnered with Southern Comfort South Africa to execute a social media campaign aimed at increasing Southern Comfort's fan base and encourage increased engagement on the brand's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/southerncomfortsa). 20 Sep 2011 Read more >> Big Wednesday Big Wednesday, integrated advertising specialists, recently created a unique comic format campaign for Ad:Dynamo, a pay-per-click advertising business which matches ads to contextually relevant online editorial. 5 Aug 2011 Read more >> Domino Domino, the social media specialists, have successfully partnered with Marmite and integrated agency Big Wednesday to ensure this iconic brand remains in touch and engaged with South African consumers. 23 May 2011 Read more >> Domino Chrysler South Africa contracted Domino, the social media specialists, to execute a social media campaign which would increase awareness and social advocacy for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as promote test bookings, and conduct market research on what car colours their consumers preferred. 13 May 2011 Read more >> Big Wednesday Big Wednesday, the Cape-based integrated advertising agency which launched just under a year ago, has acquired yet another blue chip account, Triumph International South Africa account. 3 Sep 2010 Read more >> Big Wednesday Big Wednesday, the newly-formed fully-integrated advertising agency, recently sponsored the Integrated Campaign category at the Bookmarks Awards, South Africa's exclusive platform for digital publishing and advertising. 2 Dec 2009 Read more >>