Koo Govender honoured at the Future & Drivers of Change Awards for her role in women empowerment in SA - VWV GroupIn spite of robust pro-women legislation, many areas of South Africa still experience the continuation of an unequal, gender-insensitive social fabric that discriminates against women. In response to this injustice, and a firm believer in empowering women, Koo Govender, CEO of the award-winning brand experience agency VWV, has and continues to work tirelessly to right this inequality in every way she can. Her most recent enterprise, the Phakama Women's Academy, though only two years in the making, has captured the hearts and minds of those who have been exposed to its special brand of upliftment. With this as the backdrop, it's no surprise that Govender has been awarded the Women's Empowerment Award in the 2015 Investing in the Future & Drivers of Change Awards; an honour conferred on her by the Mail & Guardian & Southern Africa Trust. 9 Nov 2015 Read more >>

Entitlement a thing of the past: New breed of female future leaders arising - VWV GroupCourage, passion and tenacity. These are the characteristics that best define the VWV Phakama Women's Academy 2015 cohort who recently graduated. Following an intense mentorship programme, VWV's initiative has released 32 young women, who all received the necessary soft skills coaching to begin their journey; one of conquering the corporate world. And in the future it is hoped they will break the glass ceiling to occupy their rightful place in the C-suite halls of fame, with some even sitting at the heads of boardroom tables. For these young women are without doubt the future and represent the marketing and communications industry leaders of tomorrow. 14 Aug 2015 Read more >>

First intake of 2015 students graduate from Phakama Women's Academy - VWV GroupThe first 2015 intake of Johannesburg Phakama Women's Academy students have graduated - with all 32 second- and third-year students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the AAA School of Advertising, and the Vega School of Brand Leadership making the grade. 13 Jul 2015 Read more >>

VWV selects new group of students for Phakama Class of 2015 - VWV GroupAward-winning brand experience agency VWV has announced that the Phakama Class of 2015 has been selected. A final tally of 32 second- and third-year students were carefully chosen to participate in the innovative CSI programme now in its second year. Aimed at developing vital on-the-job skills to empower young women entering the marketing sector workplace, the students have been selected from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the AAA School of Advertising, and the Vega School of Brand Leadership. 5 May 2015 Read more >>

25 students graduate from the VWV Phakama Women's Academy - VWV GroupThe Phakama Women's Academy Class of 2014 has graduated and according to the sponsor of the innovative CSI initiative, VWV Group, the 25 savvy young women are prepared and ready to take on the corporate world. 19 Nov 2014 Read more >>

For the past 20 years, The Hamlet Foundation, a 'Place of Hope' for intellectually challenged adults and children in Regents Park, Johannesburg, has hosted a glittering National Awards Banquet to recognise and reward individuals across South Africa who have made an outstanding contribution within the field of intellectual disability. 14 Nov 2014 Read more >>

Meet SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer at the DStv Kids Xtravaganza this festive season - VWV GroupChildren's favourites Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and Nick Jr's Dora the Explorer will be performing live in their own shows at the DStv Kids Xtravaganza, which takes place at Vodacom World in Midrand from 12 to 15 December. 6 Nov 2014 Read more >>

VWV at the forefront of women empowerment: new Phakama Women's Academy launches - VWV GroupAward-winning brand experience agency VWV Group, known for its ability to deliver highly impactful events and campaigns that change perceptions and inspire action, has announced the launch of an innovative CSI programme aimed at developing vital on-the-job skills to empower young women entering the marketing sector workplace. 4 Aug 2014 Read more >>

Holiday fun with Ben 10 and Mister Maker at DStv Kids' Xtravaganza - VWV GroupThe winter school holidays will begin with a bang when the DStv Kids' Xtravaganza brings your children's favourite television characters to life at Vodacom World in Midrand from 28 June to 6 July 2014. 20 Jun 2014 Read more >>

Global brand experience agency VWV has been reappointed to produce the 2014-2017 MillerCoors Distributor Conventions in the USA; an event that the agency has produced for 10 consecutive years. Following the 11-month pitch process and account review, VWV beat out eight major experiential agencies. 8 Nov 2013 Read more >>

VWV completes the rollout of a ground breaking property for Orange Kenya - VWV GroupLeading brand experience agency VWV was appointed by cell phone service provider Orange to help it develop a brand-building consumer awareness activation process for the Kenyan market. Having worked in 16 countries on the African continent and intimately familiar with the nuances of the continent and its people, VWW was the obvious partner for the job. 6 Nov 2013 Read more >>

Delicious festival to become a bi annual event - VWV GroupInterest in festival from as far afield as New Zealand 17 Oct 2013 Read more >>

VWV appoints Koo Govender as its first female CEO - VWV GroupThe VWV Group, South Africa's leading brand experience agency, has announced Koo Govender's appointment as the first female CEO in its thirty-year history. Govender who is currently the M-Net director: corporate marketing and communications, will take over the reins in September. 6 Sep 2013 Read more >>

VWV Massive launches Delicious International Food and Music Festival - VWV GroupVWV Massive has launched Delicious: A music festival for food lovers where every touch point is delicious! 8 Aug 2013 Read more >>

VWV launches music and entertainment sponsorship division: VWV Massive - VWV GroupGlobal award-winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group, has announced the launch of a new division, VWV Massive, and as the name suggests, everything it does is just that: massive. Headed by music and entertainment industry giants, Lloyd Cornwall and Tom Pearson-Adams, the division uses music and entertainment properties and platforms to achieve client brand objectives. 24 Apr 2013 Read more >>

VWV lands Red Bull Beat Battle for third consecutive year! - VWV GroupVWV has been named the agency responsible for the execution of South Africa's third Red Bull Beat Battle. The contest will showcase the country's top street dance talent this April in Soweto. The leading brand experience agency staged the inaugural production in 2011 and again in 2012 - needless to say that the Red Bull Beat Battle 2013 is highly anticipated! 27 Mar 2013 Read more >>

VWV prepares for AFCON 2013 Closing Ceremony - VWV GroupWith just days until the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 Closing Ceremony, the leading experience agency responsible for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of this tournament, VWV Group, is preparing for what is set to be a fitting and colourful wrap up to the games. The 30-minute ceremony will take place just before the final game on Sunday, 10 February 2013, at the National Stadium and will feature some spectacular performances and special effects. 7 Feb 2013 Read more >>

VWV celebrates 18 years of support for the Hamlet Foundation - VWV GroupFor the 18th consecutive year, leading brand experience agency, VWV, has supported The Hamlet Foundation by staging its annual awards ceremony and fundraising banquet. Hosted at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, this year's event was an enormous success with over 350 corporate and public guests giving generously. 18 Jan 2013 Read more >>

Leading brand experience agency VWV turns 30 - VWV GroupVWV recently celebrated its 30th birthday. The team spent the evening socialising and partying with colleagues and clients who have been a part of their amazing journey over the years. 29 Oct 2012 Read more >>

VWV goes faster and higher at 2012 London Games - VWV GroupGlobal brand experience agency, the VWV Group, and exhibit and event specialists, GES, teamed up to create a unique and memorable branding experience at the Canada House during the 2012 Olympic Games. 10 Aug 2012 Read more >>

VWV gets on board with BRT - VWV GroupLeading brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was recently appointed by AM Consulting Engineers (AMCE) to produce and stage the sod-turning event to mark the official launch of the City of Tshwane's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The event took place at the site of the new station in Hatfield, Tshwane, and hosted 160 guests, including government officials, stakeholders, and a variety of media. 10 Aug 2012 Read more >>

VWV produces its ninth MillerCoors conference in USA - VWV GroupWith offices in Johannesburg, Dallas and Chicago, the award winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group is well positioned to tackle the international market. Its latest coup was the appointment by MillerCoors to produce its annual distributor convention - for the ninth consecutive year. An achievement that speaks to VWV's attributes as an agency, of creativity, consistency, and the pursuit of excellence. 6 Aug 2012 Read more >>

VWV appointed by Castle Milk Stout to produce a campaign worth savouring - VWV GroupThe VWV Group, a South African brand experience agency dedicated to conceptualising and executing campaigns that connect consumers to the world's leading brands, has been appointed by Castle Milk Stout (CMS) to bring to life the brand's unplugged music platform. The CMS campaign will engage consumers with unique, live and unplugged music performances by some of South Africa's leading musicians against the backdrop of specially designed intimate venues. The campaign is crafted to enable consumers to experience the brand proposition - savouring genuine connections whilst savouring the smooth, dark taste experience of Castle Milk Stout. 1 Aug 2012 Read more >>

VWV fires up Nando's conference - VWV GroupAward-winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was recently appointed by Nando's to produce and execute its World-Wide Licensing (WWL) conference. The event was staged at the luxurious Trou Aux Biches resort in Mauritius and hosted 80 delegates from 16 countries; licensees flew in from countries as diverse as Qatar, Singapore, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and the United Arab Emirates. 18 Jun 2012 Read more >>

VWV appointed to produce Bavaria conference in Colombia - VWV GroupSouth Africa's award-winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group, recently flexed its global muscle when it was appointed to produce the Bavaria commercial sales conference in Colombia. Bavaria is an SABMiller subsidiary and the biggest single contributor to profits in the SABMiller global empire. 13 Jun 2012 Read more >>

VWV Group names new CEO - VWV GroupKingsley Potter has been named the new chief executive officer of the VWV Group, South Africa's leading brand experience agency. Effective this month, the appointment follows the departure of Abey Mokgwatsane who left the company in November to join Ogilvy. Potter has been brought on board to lead VWV into a new and exciting era and has all the experience necessary to deliver on this mandate. 10 May 2012 Read more >>

MINI Roadster is positioned for adventure by VWV - VWV GroupAward-winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was appointed by MINI to launch the new Roadster - the sixth model in the brand's current line-up and its very first open-top two-seater. VWV's brief was to launch the Roadster under the creative positioning of 'another night, another adventure' - rolled out in two phases: the first being the reveal of the new model at the Design Indaba and the second, to introduce the Roadster at a Cape Town event that included test drives under a full moon. 2 Apr 2012 Read more >>

VWV appointed by Samsung for Africa activations - VWV GroupThe VWV Group's reputation of working with blue chip brands was reconfirmed when it was appointed by Cheil to produce and manage three activations for Samsung. A significant appointment for the Group, Samsung recently overtook Apple as the world's top-selling smartphone manufacturer. 19 Mar 2012 Read more >>

VWV appointed by Redd's Kenya to launch new bottle packaging - VWV GroupSouth Africa's leading brand experience agency, the VWV Group, recently conceptualised and produced the launch event of the Redd's 340ml bottle in Kenya. VWV's robust experience in working within African countries played a big part in securing the project, as did the unique creative concept that was strategised for the brand. 1 Mar 2012 Read more >>

VWV and Blue Moon produce ANC Centenary celebration - VWV GroupSouth Africans are abuzz about the ANC Centenary celebration television production being a resounding success and one that reflected the history of the ANC superbly. The agencies responsible for the coup were the VWV Group and Blue Moon. VWV was tasked with producing the event, and Blue Moon was responsible for the creative deliverables. 17 Jan 2012 Read more >>

VWV wins USA MillerCoors Conference - VWV GroupFor the eighth consecutive year, the VWV Group has been appointed by MillerCoors to conceptualise and produce its Distributor Conference, which is to be hosted in Las Vegas, USA in 2012. 15 Dec 2011 Read more >>

VWV appointed by FNB - VWV GroupLeading brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was appointed by First National Bank to produce a vibrant informative two-minute video. 14 Dec 2011 Read more >>

Brand experience agency VWV was commissioned to create a film production for Avis. 8 Dec 2011 Read more >>

VWV commissioned by Clover - VWV GroupLeading brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was recently commissioned by Clover to execute the 'Clover Way Better' brand re-launch to business partners and staff. 25 Nov 2011 Read more >>

The Red Bull Beat Battle - VWV GroupVWV, one of SA's leading brand experience agencies, has won the pitch to produce the Red Bull Beat Battle dance crew competition, which is to be held at the Blue Room, Old Park Station on the 19th of November. 18 Nov 2011 Read more >>

Castle Milk Stout: Good Food and Wine Show - VWV GroupVWV strikes gold again. 17 Nov 2011 Read more >>

VWV in its 15th year of giving back to the disabled community - VWV GroupDisability has nothing to do with ability ~ Unknown 14 Nov 2011 Read more >>

VWV and MINI on secret assignment - VWV GroupIt's not every day that a car brand launches a new addition to its fleet, which is why the introduction of MINI's latest model to South African audiences, the Coupé, called for a stylish celebration. VWV, the award winning brand experience agency was mandated with conceptualising and producing a launch event that would make a MAXI impression. Taking into account the MINI brand personality - avant garde, pioneering and quirky, VWV set up an experience targeted at the high-end brand users and tech-savvy, with a focus on the upper LSM male population. 14 Nov 2011 Read more >>

It's sky high for VWV and Castle Milk Stout - VWV GroupThe VWV Group was recently appointed to execute the repositioning of the brand, Castle Milk Stout. This brief culminated into a repositioning experience targeted at a fresh market, and one that saw the new Castle Milk Stout drinking ritual come to life - that of: pour, pause, sip, enjoy! 1 Aug 2011 Read more >>

VWV raises its glass for the SAB Conference - VWV GroupThe VWV Group was commissioned by SAB Limited to conceptualise and produce its three-day 2011 marketing, sales and distribution conference recently held at Sun City. The theme 'Serving to Win' aimed to align and motivate the 1 422 staff in attendance, while simultaneously launching the much anticipated Carling Cup that was unveiled at the resort's Shebeen. 11 Jul 2011 Read more >>

VWV changes one life at a time - VWV Group"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank 4 Jul 2011 Read more >>

Leading experiential agency, the VWV Group, won the bid to work on the event that would mark the launch of 8.ta - Telkom's much spoken about mobile offering. 10 Nov 2010 Read more >>

It's hard to believe that something that has kept the entire nation and the world so enthralled for the past six years is over. Two months after the final whistle of the World Cup has blown South Africa and Africa can look back with pride at what has been achieved. 12 Oct 2010 Read more >>

VWV leaves its fingerprint on something shiny - VWV GroupJohannesburg-based experiential agency, VWV, has scooped its 12th Loerie Grand Prix in the category of live events expanding its award count to 102 in less than 10 years. This latest accolade, for its award-winning work on the World Cup Closing Ceremony, was recognised by the judges as worthy of the highest industry honour for 2010. 11 Oct 2010 Read more >>

Closing ceremony of the World Cup final: lights, colour and action - VWV GroupThe VWV Consortium produced a closing ceremony arguably fit to raise the curtain on Africa's first World Cup Final. The spectacular performance involved approximately 730 cast members - although a lot less than the opening ceremony - it made way for a completely different event. The ceremony included cutting edge technology and sophisticated projection that translated into reverting and cutting edge entertainment while still capturing an African feel. 11 Jul 2010 Read more >>

The VWV Consortium was responsible for the World Cup 2010 Opening and Closing ceremonies lived up to the high hopes of all South Africans with an eruption of colour, song, and dance, celebrating the world's African origins. 11 Jul 2010 Read more >>

The Closing Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup produced by the VWV consortium is set to be a colorful, celebratory tribute to the tournament, the fans and their experiences in the host country during a memorable month. 7 Jul 2010 Read more >>

Following the huge success of the MINI Convertible launch and the MINI 50th celebration, VWV's work spoke for itself and clinched the production of the MINI Dealership Conference. 5 May 2010 Read more >>

The VWV Group, one of SA's leading experiential communication agencies, won the BMW South Africa pitch to produce the launch of the new BMW 5 series Grand Turismo. The details of the event were kept tightly under wraps to add intrigue and distinctiveness to the exclusive occasion. 4 May 2010 Read more >>

Leading experiential communications agency, VWV, has been appointed by Wimpy to conceptualise and produce its national franchise conference. One thousand delegates will cross country to Johannesburg to attend the annual event on the Wimpy calendar. 3 May 2010 Read more >>

Leading experiential communications agency, VWV Group, has been appointed by SABMiller Africa to produce a marketing, sales and distribution conference for its African and Indian operations in Johannesburg. 2 May 2010 Read more >>

Experiential communications agency, VWV Group, has appointed the following new staff to join the team: 5 Feb 2010 Read more >>

Leading experiential communications agency, VWV, was appointed by state-owned logistics company, Transnet, to conceptualise and produce its Capital Projects corporate video. VWV also steered the design of Transnet Capital Projects' communications toolkit as part of this commission. 15 Sep 2009 Read more >>

Leading experiential agency, VWV has been appointed by Mini to conceptualise and implement the new Mini Convertible launch to be held in the Johannesburg, CBD. 14 Sep 2009 Read more >>

VWV captures a moment in time - VWV GroupFor the second consecutive year leading experiential agency, VWV Group, was commissioned by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals to produce a documentary to accompany its 2010 Moments in Time calendar project. The 30-minute DVD features 13 calendar models all of whom are seemingly ordinary South Africans living with cancer. 14 Sep 2009 Read more >>

FIFA announces Confederations Cup 2009 off-the-field team players - VWV GroupThe 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (OC) has announced the internationally renowned VWV Consortium as service providers to produce the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 opening and closing ceremonies. 14 May 2009 Read more >>

Meet the man behind the numbers at VWV - VWV GroupIn the last three years leading specialist stakeholder agency, VWV, has doubled the size of its business. In a thriving business within a growing industry, the role of a strong numbers person becomes crucial, particularly when business systems have traditionally been peripheral to creativity. 23 Apr 2009 Read more >>

Africa open for business - VWV GroupVWV's recent appointment to stage the first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), has Jameson Hlongwane giving voice to doing business on the continent. 19 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Empowerment-hungry Chairman of the VWV Group, Mark Steinhobel, shares lessons learned on the road to sealing a dream BEE deal. 12 Dec 2008 Read more >>

VWV prepares a feast for Hamlet Foundation - VWV GroupAs one of its CSI initiatives for the year, leading specialist communications agency VWV staged the Hamlet Foundation's annual awards ceremony and fundraising banquet at the Kyalami Castle. The Hamlet Foundation cares for intellectually challenged adults and children in and around Johannesburg, and VWV's involvement was no small contribution, given that 520 guests were in attendance. 25 Nov 2008 Read more >>

VWV teams up with Gary Bailey to coach corporates on 2010 - VWV Group“The 2010 FIFA World Cup is one of two mega events in the world second to the Olympics. Arguably soccer is the more exciting of the two. 2010 makes this the biggest branding opportunity we will have as a country in this decade. It also means that all South Africans are in National Service for our World Cup.” 13 Nov 2008 Read more >>

Most executives who run small-to-medium size businesses in the marketing industry will tell you that they always feel as if their business is on a knife's edge, characterised by inconsistent revenue streams, ever-changing client lists and high staff turn over, among other perennial problems. You're never entirely sure that you will be around next year. 24 Oct 2008 Read more >>

On the face of it, experiential marketing seems to be one of those elusive terms like antidisestablishmentarianism - it sounds great but doesn't have a life in the real world. 23 Oct 2008 Read more >>

What constitutes the DNA of a company? Is it the culture? The history? The premises, or products, or people? And what part of it must be preserved, at all costs and for all time? 22 Oct 2008 Read more >>

The dealership just called you to collect your brand new car. You arrive in anticipation of stepping into the vehicle you've longed for since college. Not only had you gawked at it on the road time and time again, you finally managed to take it for a spin at the very same dealership the previous week. 21 Oct 2008 Read more >>