It's one thing entering your work for the Cannes Lions Awards - the conceptualising, crafting and grafting well into the night (and we're only talking about the case studies here), but it's another thing having someone who leads the magnificent slog, day in and day out, actually invited to sit on the judging panel. 20 Apr 2017 READ FULL ARTICLE With nineteen 2017 Bookmark Awards nominations in total, the Hellocomputer team stepped into the Galleria in Sandton last week (Thursday, 16 March) with fingers and toes crossed and a desire to bring home another round of Pixel trophies to line the office walls. 22 Mar 2017 READ FULL ARTICLE A ballsy integrated effort between FCB Cape Town and digital agency, Hellocomputer, was recently recognised by the Cannes Festival of Creativity with two Silver Lions in the Health and Wellness Category for online video. 1 Jul 2016 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the digital and interactive specialist within the FCB South Africa agency partnership, has brought back precious metal to Cape Town after a successful showing at the 2015 Loerie Advertising Awards Festival. 19 Aug 2015 READ FULL ARTICLE Designers, creatives, coders and techies: fire up your brains, sharpen your pencils, polish your screwdrivers or soldering irons, and get ready to hack - entries have opened for this year's Break.Make.Create. (#BreakMakeCreate15) hackathon. 30 Jul 2015 READ FULL ARTICLE Ten years ago, a start-up called Hellocomputer was created. The belief was simple: digital would become an indispensable part of consumer's lifestyles. 30 Mar 2015 READ FULL ARTICLE A better understanding of exactly when a brand's potential audience is online and most receptive and responsive to content - gained through access to and better analysis of data - would go a long way to assisting social media managers combat the dwindling organic reach figures coming out of Facebook. 18 Jun 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE A team going by the name, "The Sound & The Fury", has won the inaugural Break.Make.Create hackathon held on June 5 and 6 in Cape Town, 2014's Design World Capital. 17 Jun 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer was named Digital and Integrated Agency of the Year at the 2014 Tony Koenderman AdReview Advertising Awards last Thursday, 22 May. 28 May 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Break.Make.Create is South Africa's newest hackathon, launched to not only improve the skillset of the marketing industry, but give all creative, technical-minded and innovative thinkers the chance to tinker, craft and play. 26 May 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Cell C, South Africa's consumer champion in the telecommunications space, has officially appointed Hellocomputer to elevate the role of digital within its marketing mix. 23 May 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Hot on the heels of landing the chocolate and biscuit portfolios in the Mondelez (formerly Kraft) stable, Hellocomputer has been appointed by WesBank, one of South Africa's leading provider of vehicle and asset finance, as its lead agency. 11 Feb 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer has been awarded the chocolate and biscuit portfolios in the Mondelez (formerly Kraft) stable. 4 Feb 2014 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, which led the gold awards table at Bookmarks 2013, is reinventing itself for future growth and innovation. 27 Nov 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Digital specialist Hellocomputer walked away from the 2013 Bookmarks with most of the awards ceremony's golds having accounted for three of the nine awarded on Thursday evening (November 14). 26 Nov 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE BG, the Johannesburg Zoo's honey badger that began 'tweeting' in June, has become a worldwide phenomenon - gaining over 5000 followers in just 50 tweets. 10 Jul 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Toyota South Africa, with the help of award-winning digital agency, Hellocomputer, and staging maestro, Thingking, have designed, built and installed the world's first-ever outdoor website in Johannesburg. 4 Jul 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Looking for an ingenious way to build its digital presence the Johannesburg Zoo has handed over its social media account to 'someone' who knows the Zoo inside out. BG, a honey badger residing in the Zoo (and its mascot) has taken on the responsibility. 1 Jul 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Dylan Kruger, one of the pioneering strategists in South Africa's digital industry, has come on board to direct strategy at leading full service digital agency, Hellocomputer Cape Town. 19 Jun 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE 'Team Ah Yeah!' has won the first Hellocomputer/Draftfcb Hack-a-Thon of 2013 in a challenged dubbed 'Hack4Kids'. 16 May 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer and Draftfcb's first hack-a-thon of 2013 kicks off in just 24 hours in the Johannesburg office in Katherine Street, Sandton. 9 May 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer and Draftfcb will hold their first hack-a-thon of 2013 in May at their Johannesburg office in Katherine Street, Sandton. 16 Apr 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading full service digital agencies, recently rolled out a new social media campaign for Red Heart Rum and Olmeca Tequila that promoted both brands and their sponsorship of RAMfest 2013. 8 Mar 2013 READ FULL ARTICLE One stormy Saturday morning last month (November), around 25 creative types and whiz-kid coders assembled in the basement of Draftfcb Johannesburg for the first-ever Hellocomputer hack-a-thon. 5 Dec 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's most celebrated digital marketing agencies, performed impressively at the 2012 Bookmark Awards. 4 Nov 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE To encourage and showcase a pioneering spirit in creativity and innovation Draftfcb and Hellocomputer are hosting a 48-hour hack-a-thon. 30 Oct 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading full service digital agencies and now part of the Draftfcb group, recently rolled out a new social media campaign for Red Heart Rum that harnesses the cool and trendy positioning of Café Racer styled motorcycles, made famous by legendary celebrities such as James Dean. 22 Oct 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Olmeca Tequila has broken a Pernod Ricard social media record with assistance from leading digital agency, Hellocomputer. 18 Oct 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the creative digital marketing agency that recently joined the Draftfcb South Africa group, has reasserted its position as a leader within the digital communications landscape by reaping five accolades at the 2012 Loerie Awards. 4 Oct 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading full service digital agencies, has recently secured a number of local and African brand accounts of Pernod Ricard. The accounts awarded to Hellocomputer consist of Red Heart Rum, Olmeca Tequila, The Glenlivet and Havana Club in South Africa and Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vodka and Chivas Regal in East Africa. 29 Sep 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Toyota South Africa has followed up the heart-pounding television commercial with which it launched its high-performance Toyota 86 with a microsite and game of international standards to set pulses racing even faster. 25 Sep 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer celebrated its recent inclusion in the Draftfcb South Africa fold by dominating the digital category in the Ad of the Month Awards judged by the Creative Circle. 7 Jul 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of the premier SA digital agencies, has secured the services of Lieze Langford. She has fourteen years of career experience in brand management encompassing widespread exposure to both digital and classic media strategies with businesses such as Coca-Cola, SA Breweries and Media24. 7 May 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's premier creative digital agencies, has been awarded an Official Honoree at the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Integrated Campaigns category for BP Ultimate Ride 2. 17 Apr 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE The South African Creative Circle Awards took place on Thursday evening at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The Creative Circle Awards aims to develop and improve the standard of South African advertising and to enhance its reputation as a world-class industry. The awards are important in measuring the growth of creative talent within the industry. 29 Mar 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, South Africa's number one independent creative digital agency, has been awarded the 4th Street and J.C. Le Roux digital business. 27 Mar 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading creative digital agencies, was called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch. 10 Feb 2012 READ FULL ARTICLE Loerie Grand Prix winners, Hellocomputer, added 14 Bookmarks awards to their 2011 award tally. Creative Director, Simon Spreckley, won the acclaimed best creative director award. 11 Nov 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Loerie Grand Prix winners, Hellocomputer, in conjunction with The Jupiter Drawing Room Johannesburg, played a pivotal role in bringing to life the digital component of the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Sub Zero Experience featuring Grammy nominee Drake live in Joburg. 9 Nov 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE The Loerie Awards 2011 official rankings have been released. After occupying the number two position for many years, Hellocomputer has soared to the top of South Africa's digital agency list. 21 Sep 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer has emerged as the foremost creative digital agency in South Africa. The agency ran the show at the 2011 Loerie Awards for digital accolades winning in several categories including internet advertising, microsite, applications and interactive tools, digital mixed media campaign and digital crafts. Hellocomputer won a total quantum of ten Loeries including two Gold and the coveted Loerie Grand Prix for Musica's "Flo Browser". 19 Sep 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the creative digital agency, in collaboration with the Jupiter Drawing Room Johannesburg, has constructed and initiated "Enter the State of Cool" (http://www.enterstateofcool.co.za) for SAB premium light beer Castle Lite. 10 Aug 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, currently ranked as South Africa's number one independent creative digital agency, has reaped twenty finalists across digital categories in the 2011 Loerie Awards. The agency leads the finalist count. 27 Jul 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE In November 2010, Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 Kinect, providing a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience", similar to the Nintendo Wii. Fast-forward a mere six months and Hellocomputer has created an interaction system straight out of Minority Report - it's called the Flo Browser. 29 Jun 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the digital agency, has been awarded the Pernod Ricard South Africa digitalbusiness. Pernod Ricard is the world's co-leader in wines and spirits. 8 Mar 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Digital agency, Hellocomputer is the first SA Agency to be recognized by "The Agency List". The revered global website acknowledges agencies that are leaders of the future generation and showing the way through inspiring and innovative digital work. 3 Mar 2011 READ FULL ARTICLE Digital agency, Hellocomputer has been awarded the Varsity College account by media agency, Applied Media Logic. The primary mark is to construct an interactive digital platform which positions Varsity College as the premier desirable tertiary destination in South Africa. 14 Dec 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the second ranked SA digital agency at the 2010 Loeries, has been awarded project work by Sanlam after a contested pitch. The initiative forms part of a strategy to engage the local "lifestyle singles" market. 20 Oct 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the full-service digital marketing agency, enjoyed rich pickings at the 32nd Annual Loerie Awards with ten Loerie Awards. The accolades included a silver, a craft certificate and three bronze awards as well as a gold, three silvers and a bronze for collaborative work with Ogilvy Cape Town and The Jupiter Drawing Room. 6 Oct 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the full service digital marketing agency, has delivered a refreshed electronic commerce enabled website for Spier, the pioneer in sustainable business practices and much celebrated wine producer. 14 Sep 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the full service digital marketing agency, has been appointed as one of three agencies to partner Vodacom on their digital business including mobile, online, mobile advertising, mobile content and social media. Hellocomputer has been appointed to work on the much coveted account after a competitive pitch. 20 Aug 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, the full-service digital marketing agency, has been awarded the BP South Africa digital business. Hellocomputer won the coveted account after a contested pitch. 10 Aug 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE Musica presents a realm that will tantalise your tastebuds with the latest and greatest in movies, music and games! A place of sensory overload, competitions, playlists, sound clips, movie trailers and games! This place is the new Musica website - www.musica.co.za - where A World Awaits! 28 May 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE The creative and award-winning digital marketing agency, Hellocomputer (in collaboration with Metropolitan Republic), has been awarded an Official Honoree in the games category for its work on the Feed Your Ego campaign for the 2009 Loeries at the 14th Annual Webby Awards. 5 May 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE The creative and award-winning South African digital marketing agency, Hellocomputer, is proud to be appointed by Italtile. 24 Mar 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE The creative and award-winning South African digital marketing agency, Hellocomputer, is proud to be working alongside the acclaimed international agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky on the revolutionary B-cycle initiative. 19 Mar 2010 READ FULL ARTICLE South Africa's leading sports broadcaster, SuperSport, has appointed the creative and award-winning South African digital marketing agency, Hellocomputer, to communicate the soul and gameness of the Super Diski PSL brand experience via digital platforms. 24 Nov 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE The Bookmark Awards, held last Thursday night in the City of Gold, position themselves on an international level awarding only the finest work in each respective category. No Grand Prix was awarded, not even a single Gold Pixel. Adrian Hewlett, the OPA Chairman, stated "this is a truly global discipline and we have to be benchmarked internationally." 17 Nov 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer recently collaborated with Stonewall on the new "Be Big in Digital" campaign for Bookmarks '09. The product of which is a fun and successful campaign centred around our inherent desire for 15 minutes of fame, an ode to the celebrated statement by Andy Warhol. Crucial to the campaign is the captivating sound by Soft Light City. 9 Oct 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer has received the highly respected "FWA Site of the Day" award for their digital execution of the Loerie Awards campaign. 6 Aug 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer was recently briefed by its longtime client, Wilderness Safaris, to design and develop a digital brochure such that the company could be true to its environmentally friendly mandate. The website, www.wilderness-brochures.com, allows users to download specific country or camp brochures as high-quality PDF files that can either be shared with others via email or printed by the user (although Wilderness Safaris actively discourages this). 3 Jun 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer, an interactive agency combining savvy strategies with creative clout, is proud to announce some great new accounts. 17 Mar 2009 READ FULL ARTICLE A good working relationship has begun to develop between MetropolitanRepublic and Hellocomputer, the results of which can be experienced through the many layers of the MTN Backyard Series campaign. 24 Nov 2008 READ FULL ARTICLE Digital brand agency, Hellocomputer was rewarded for taking the digital design arena to new heights by scooping four silver awards at the Construction New Media Awards. 16 May 2008 READ FULL ARTICLE Cape Town-founded, full service digital brand agency, Hellocomputer, has recently opened offices in Johannesburg. 15 May 2008 READ FULL ARTICLE Hellocomputer was identified by a forward-thinking public relations agency based in London, UK, to conceptualise, design and develop an extraordinary web presence. The company is Cow, and is regarded for its creative approach to problem solving communications challenges.
6 Dec 2007 READ FULL ARTICLE
A flurry of recent online awards, including Fcukstar, Design Licks, SOS and New Web Pick, and mounting blog attention, is recognising work recently completed by Hello, and is a testament to the agency's determination to set creative benchmarks in the industry.
18 Jun 2007 READ FULL ARTICLE
A partnership between Hello and Splinter saw the conclusion of a highly successful product demo for Organic and Verisign at the Consumer Electronics' Show (CES) held recently in Las Vegas. The tradeshow is the largest of its kind in the world, with 1.8 million nett square feet and over 140 000 attendees.
23 Feb 2007 READ FULL ARTICLE
Hello has been appointed by Mavericks Revue Bar to develop their online marketing and sales strategy. Furthermore, their new web presence will be designed and developed by Hellocomputer, a division at the experiential company.
24 Nov 2006 READ FULL ARTICLE
Hello hangover! Celebrations were the order of the day, as hard work, passion and a dedication to creating the right solution for their brands meant three Loerie awards for creative produced by Hellocomputer, the digital division at Hello.
21 Sep 2006 READ FULL ARTICLE
Award winning creative director, and founding member of digital agency Generator Communications, muses on his latest venture: the human computer interaction consultancy, Hellocomputer, "the idea is to humanise technology, making interaction a pleasure for our users."
8 Mar 2005 READ FULL ARTICLE
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