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Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy OfficerHavas is proud to announce the appointment of Mandy Leontakianakis as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Leontakianakis will be based in the Johannesburg office, leading strategy at Havas Johannesburg and across the group, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town. 17 Nov 2017 Read more

Havas Boondoggle scoops gold, silver and the Best in Show at the 2017 MMA SmartiesHavas Boondoggle walked away with three golds, one silver and the coveted Best in Show Award at the 2017 MMA Smarties™ which were held last week on Thursday, 2 November 2017, at the The Capital Moloko hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The MMA Smarties™ are the only global awards programme that recognises and celebrates innovation and creativity in mobile marketing. 6 Nov 2017 Read more

Frank talk: Rethinking value in agency-client relationshipsFrankly, the current way of working between marketing agencies and clients is in a state of flux and we are not sure what's coming next. We have seen this before, but this time it's different. We know that for marketing agencies, adding value is no longer a price nor capability consideration - those are basics that should always be right. It's now about genuinely understanding the way people are consuming information and adopting a structure that enables this understanding. Agencies who are in that state of mind are the perfect partners, poised to help clients get ‘fluent in tomorrow' and win for the future. 19 Oct 2017 Read more

Havas scoops gold at AMASA 2017 AwardsHavas walked away with a gold award at the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) 2017 Awards under the Pro Bono/Cause Related category for #SheLovesBeer. The campaign was one of the two shortlisted under the category, beating Blood Lions' LoveAfrica/Wildlands campaign. 16 Oct 2017 Read more

Aquafresh and University of Witwatersrand close off Oral Health Care Month with a bangOral care brand Aquafresh, in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand's Department of Community Dentistry, commemorated Oral Health Care month at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot West, in Johannesburg. 11 Oct 2017 Read more

Aquafresh keeps it fresh and celebrates freshness with MafikizoloIconic oral care brand Aquafresh has partnered up with one of South Africa's most loved, award-winning music duo, Mafikizolo, to celebrate the release of Aquafresh's Extreme Clean Lasting Fresh toothpaste in South Africa. This partnership celebrates this launch of the range by way of exclusively releasing the video to Mafikizolo's second single off their long-anticipated album due for release in September 2017. For the first three weeks of August, Aquafresh will be streaming the fresh new video to Love Potion to South Africa and beyond on www.aquafreshmafikizolo.co.za. 22 Aug 2017 Read more

Eoin WelshWe've just come out of Cannes 2017. Planet Ad (aka Up Uranus) is still aflutter with opinions on what won, scrambling to identify trends, and general attempts to make sense of it all. Because Cannes is not just gongs, gutter bars and gallons of rosé wine. It's the industry's annual temperature check, the optimum chance to get a bird's-eye view of what we do, what's working, what's not, and how (not to mention if) we keep ourselves relevant. 4 Jul 2017 Read more

Havas Prosumer Report: SA likes to borrow money but not pay it back!86% of South African consumers believe their lives would be better if they had less debt; yet only 24% would sell most things they own to get rid of debt. This, according to the latest Havas Prosumer Report entitled “Money, Money, Money: Attitudes Towards Credit, Consumption and Cryptocurrency.” 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Havas JHB reach top three in Creative Circle December TV awardHavas Johannesburg has pulled off a unique achievement, placing third in the Creative Circle's December TV category, with a campaign that cost precisely nothing. 10 Feb 2017 Read more

Not 'super-bowled' over - A stage this big deserves betterFirst off, in the spirit of full disclosure, I haven't the first clue how American Football works. To lapse into Americana, I'm more of a “soccer” guy myself. So let me use an appropriate analogy for the advertising aspect of the Super Bowl. 9 Feb 2017 Read more

Havas Johannesburg and Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa pay tribute to musical legendHavas Johannesburg and Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa have created a moving tribute to South African jazz legend Thandi Klaasen, who passed away earlier this month. 8 Feb 2017 Read more

Havas JHB chief creative officer earns honour as judge on New York Festivals 2017 Grand JuryChief creative officer for Havas Johannesburg, Eoin Welsh, has been invited to be part of the Grand Jury at this year's the New York Festivals. 7 Feb 2017 Read more

Award-winning week for Havas Worldwide Johannesburg and Havas Public RelationsHavas Worldwide Johannesburg and Havas PR enjoyed an accolade-laden week receiving gongs from the African Cristal Awards, an awards festival rewarding and inspiring impressive work on the African continent, the Millward Brown awards for the most-loved South African ads and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Golden World Award honouring outstanding work in PR. 14 Oct 2015 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg to take Ireland's largest dairy producer into AfricaThe Ornua Group, Ireland's largest dairy producer has appointed Havas Worldwide Johannesburg as its African advertising agency. 18 Aug 2015 Read more

Craig HannabusSocial media is often seen as the poor cousin in most digital agencies. Resources are expended on the big campaigns, while the little 'mundane' events are left to the smaller less experienced social teams. Often under-processed and over-utilised, these teams are required to push out well-designed and copy-written content on a weekly basis with barely any involvement from more experienced staff. The sweatshop nature of such productions means that quality is often sacrificed in favour of quantity. 11 Aug 2015 Read more

The Shuffle Age: Global music fans unpluggedHavas Sports & Entertainment's second edition of its FANS.PASSIONS.BRANDS study reveals that: 29 Jul 2015 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg gets amputees to highlight the plight of wounded rhinosHavas Worldwide Johannesburg has created an impossible-to-ignore communication campaign to raise awareness and funds for Saving the Survivors (STS) - an organisation created by dedicated veterinarian surgeons to save and rehabilitate rhinos that have survived the horrors of poaching. 23 Jun 2015 Read more

Havas demonstrates commitment to Africa with new start-upHavas Southern Africa has announced it has joined forces with long-term communications industry icon, Ivan Moroke, in a new business venture to be named "Co-Currency". 18 Jun 2015 Read more

Havas Worldwide and POWA find shelter and help for abused women in an unexpected havenHavas Worldwide Johannesburg has produced a hard-hitting, powerful and thought-provoking campaign for People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). The aim of the concept is to reach out to women in the safe and private environment of changerooms inside clothing stores across the country. 9 Jun 2015 Read more

The Havas Village helps security guard get to ComradesHavas Communications Group South Africa has helped a local security guard realise his dream about getting to the Comrades Ultra-Marathon. 2 Jun 2015 Read more

Top Gear - Lessons from the StigSo unless you have been living in the boot of a reasonably priced car, you will pretty much know that the writing is on the test track tyre-wall for the once mighty BBC motoring institution, Top Gear. 30 Mar 2015 Read more

Record year for Havas Group globally and locallyResults out of Paris show the Havas Group has grown a staggering 5.1% to €1,865m over the last year with an income from operations up 14.1% to €263m, while South African growth is upwards of 20% over the last year. 26 Mar 2015 Read more

Twuck my life! Big brand learnings from the twittersphereSo it's been an interesting few days in the twittersphere, with a few big brand Social Media (SoMe) players licking their respective wounds wondering how they managed to get it so wrong. 6 Feb 2015 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg launches PR divisionHavas Worldwide Johannesburg recently appointed Chris Verrijdt, previously MD of Dark Horse Communications, as the head of its new PR division. 4 Dec 2014 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has exciting plans for Nativa partnershipHavas Worldwide Johannesburg is excited to announce that it has retained its business partnership with leading health-care solutions provider Nativa. 5 Aug 2014 Read more

Ursula McAlpine appointed Havas Worldwide Group MDUrsula McAlpine, MD of global advertising agency Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, has been promoted to the position of Group MD. This position will assume the responsibility for the Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, Havas Worldwide Digital Johannesburg and Havas Shopper Marketing businesses. 28 Jul 2014 Read more

The Havas Village Sow Good project is a successOn Friday, 18 July 2014, 100-odd staff members of an advertising agency in Johannesburg rolled up their sleeves and made a difference. 24 Jul 2014 Read more

The Havas Village contributes to the community through the Sow Good ProjectIn light of Mandela Day, the South African Havas staff will be contributing 67 minutes each to the creation of a vegetable garden on the agency's Bryanston-based property, which will be named the Havas Sow Good Project. 18 Jul 2014 Read more

Promotions and new appointments at the Havas group of businessesThe southern African group of Havas businesses has experienced significant growth over the last few months, taking on new clients and projects, and has an ever-expanding team to show for it. 13 Jun 2014 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg reignites pride for SAA in the hearts of the peopleHavas Worldwide Johannesburg has launched a new television commercial (TVC) for South African Airways, South Africa's national flag carrier and also the country's largest airline. The airline has not engaged in an advertising campaign in several years and commissioned a project aimed at recapturing the hearts and minds of its market and positioning it as a world-class airline. 23 May 2014 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg Strepsils campaign wins at the New York FestivalsFollowing the noteworthy success of the Strepsils Intensive proactive radio campaign last year, which won at both Cannes and the Loeries, Havas Worldwide Johannesburg continued its success with the campaign, as it picked up two finalist awards at the recent New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. 8 May 2014 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg raises awareness for gambling addictionTo bring life to the potential negative effects of severe gambling addiction, the Havas WW Johannesburg team created stunning art pieces out of dice. These pieces are aimed at illustrating the way life can be for those living with this addiction. 22 Apr 2014 Read more

The changing face of women within advertising creative conceptsLooking at the perceptions of women communicated through advertising, Havas Worldwide Johannesburg MD Ursula McAlpine seeks to find out whether this has changed in recent years. 10 Feb 2014 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg appoints Lyn Wilson as chief strategy officerHavas Worldwide Johannesburg is proud to announce the appointment of Lyn Wilson as chief strategy officer at Havas Worldwide JHB. 21 Oct 2013 Read more

Havas SA brings smiles to underprivileged children of the Lesedi Child Care Centre this Mandela DayAlong with many others across South Africa, the employees of the Havas group in Southern Africa have honoured Mandela this 18 July by bringing smiles to the children of the Lesedi Child Care Centre in Lanseria. Everyone in Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, Havas Worldwide Digital, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Havas Media and Havas PR donated lunch packs, each individually wrapped in their own lunch bag, complete with a handprint from each employee. 22 Jul 2013 Read more

Global brand engagement network, Havas Sports & Entertainment (HS&E) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Jansen, current MD of Havas Sports & Entertainment South Africa, to the position of global client director based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 5 Jul 2013 Read more

Havas Worldwide South Africa welcomes Eoin Welsh as new ECDAs one of the world's largest advertising, digital and communication groups, Havas Worldwide is always looking to be at the forefront of creativity. In line with this, Havas Worldwide South Africa welcomes Eoin Welsh as the new executive creative director to the company. 11 Jun 2013 Read more

Havas releases annual results showing year-on-year growth globally and for the Africa regionHavas (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA) and Havas Worldwide South Africa release annual results indicating a good performance through 2012 financial year 27 Mar 2013 Read more

Vega School and Havas Worldwide JHB partner to fulfil the industry's long-term potentialVega, School of Brand Leadership, has recently chosen Havas Worldwide Johannesburg as their advertising agency. The partnership will enhance Vega's prime goal of fulfilling the potential of their students and ensuring the positive development and growth of the broader marketing and communications industry. 1 Feb 2013 Read more

The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) recently signed on Havas Worldwide Johannesburg for a project to encourage South Africans to contemplate a brighter future based on knowledge creation and innovation, as well whilst stimulating investment. 14 Dec 2012 Read more

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has recently been chosen for Autopax's new campaign to promote the cashless purchase of tickets for their City to City bus line. 16 Nov 2012 Read more

Havas rebrands Euro RSCG Worldwide network to "Havas Worldwide"As part of a rebranding operation aiming to underline a simpler and more transparent corporate structure and a unified culture, Havas has renamed the Euro RSCG Worldwide network and its agencies as Havas Worldwide. 25 Sep 2012 Read more

Relevant advertising should be preying on the news with its spear at the readyAdvertising is one of those industries treading the new way of communicating, where we're all connected to the same world that affects and creates our perceptions and our reality. In this world of over politically correctness, some are being brazen enough to say that many aspects of our overly sensitive lives are worth looking at and laughing about. This is a world where advertising can thrive, where responses to events can be broadcast almost immediately. 30 May 2012 Read more

Sex, nudity, humour and drama - all in a day's work for Euro RSCG South AfricaSo what do you say when BETC Euro RSCG, the second most creative agency in the world (according to the Gunn Report) asks you to help them come up with an ad for one of their biggest clients? Well, the guys at Euro RSCG South Africa were left pretty speechless. 16 Mar 2012 Read more

Euro RSCG raises hope for abandoned babiesIt was on the 27th of November, a summery Sunday, that Euro RSCG brushed up on their ball skills and participated in a five-a-side soccer tournament at Old Parks in Johannesburg. This was no ordinary tournament, as it was to raise funds for Door of Hope children's Mission. 8 Dec 2011 Read more

Euro RSCG brings toe-curling fun to SEXPO with Durex Play campaignTo attract people to the Durex stand at SEXPO, Euro RSCG created life size posters of a scantily clad model on a bed having a toe-curling orgasm. The copy was near the groin, and, too small to read, people were forced to lean in close, creating the illusion that they were the source of pleasure. 24 Nov 2011 Read more

Euro RSCG was honoured at a prestigious gala ceremony at the Gallagher Convention Centre on Thursday night (22 September) when it was selected as winner of the Media and Social Media Award at Topco Media's 8th Annual Top Women Awards - an award given to the company in recognition of its excellent work with regards to gender empowerment. 29 Sep 2011 Read more

Euro RSCG Group Southern Africa is Carbon Neutral after completing Level 3 of the Climate Standard, which verifies that the company has quantified, reduced and offset unavoidable carbon emissions with internationally recognised carbon credits. This status and certification encompasses the three agencies in South Africa, namely: 11 May 2011 Read more

Jonathan Deeb joins Euro RSCGJonathan Deeb, former Creative Director of Black River FC, has been appointed Executive Creative Director of Johannesburg's rapidly growing Euro RSCG Group. 18 Mar 2011 Read more

Euro RSCG sinks its talons into a Black EagleThis week, Euro RSCG South Africa took home one of the local advertising industry's most coveted creative awards - the Black Eagle. 29 Oct 2010 Read more

Euro RSCG makes Lürzer's with its stressed-out poochesIf you think it's a dog's life, think again. Because like their humans, pets have stress too. And Euro RSCG South Africa has come up with a novel way of illustrating this for client Nurtureline's Calmdog brand. 30 Aug 2010 Read more

The currency of ideasHave you heard about the new fee models that are being rolled out by the big FMCGs such as Unilever, P&G and Coke? I have recently been doing a great deal of research on these models, as well as the current remuneration models in operation in the advertising industry. 11 Aug 2010 Read more

Euro RSCG commercial helps save lives with PinkDriveThis year, the must-wear colour at the Comrades Marathon was pink, thanks to a memorable pro bono commercial, "Race", created by Euro RSCG South Africa for PinkDrive. 15 Jun 2010 Read more

Euro RSCG snaps up Gerhard Sagat to direct strategic planningEURO RSCG has appointed Gerhard Sagat as its strategic planning director. With over 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industries, and a strong background in CRM, Sagat is a valuable addition to the agency's carefully-selected talent pool. 19 May 2010 Read more

Getting more contributions that count from accountsLynn Madeley, CEO of Euro RSCG South Africa, voices her concern about the passiveness of account management in the local industry. 30 Apr 2010 Read more

Africa has the fastest growing internet penetration in the world. In South Africa, internet usage grew by 13% between 2001 and 2008, from 3.5-million to 5.1-million users (www.internetworldstats.com). South African businesses, families and individuals have acknowledged the necessity and convenience of the internet. Unsurprisingly, in line with this demand, there have been several new ISP entrants and the market is fast becoming saturated. 24 Mar 2010 Read more

Euro RSCG gets results for StrepsilEuro RSCG's Strepsils campaign, which flighted from January through November 2009, was based on two key insights. Research highlighted the target audience's belief that minor throat problems are not important enough to warrant Strepsils. Instead, the market was using regular candies and sucking sweets. 17 Mar 2010 Read more

4D Euro RSCG's “Volvo Holidays” exceeds objectives4D Euro RSCG's proactive TV commercial and interactive website - Volvo Holidays - timed to capitalise on the 2009 festive season, has achieved good results for Volvo Car South Africa. 23 Feb 2010 Read more

Euro RSCG SA's "Lighthouse" illuminates the global warming crisisEuro RSCG SA is spearheading the Justice for Climate Control campaign in South Africa, urging all South Africans to put their weight behind stopping global warming. 8 Dec 2009 Read more

Euro RSCG SA sucks it up for DinuTo illustrate the power of Dinu's super-absorbent kitchen towels, Euro RSCG South Africa has conceptualised a convincing demonstration of the new range's key benefit. 7 Dec 2009 Read more

Brand-enabled content: getting past the PVRSo the PVR is making it harder and harder for marketers to get consumers' attention? It's time for marketers to do the unexpected to win back people's attention. Angela Ferreira, Euro RSCG's planning director, looks at how using brand-enabled content can help a brand stand out from the crowd. 12 Nov 2009 Read more

Known as the biggest small agency, Euro RSCG is growing by the day and they are welcoming some hot young talent to their creative department from 1 October 2009. 15 Oct 2009 Read more

Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice - Euro RSCG asks SA to take action by downloading free musicIn June Havas Worldwide joined forces with Kofi Annan and Bob Geldof to launch "Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice" - an open-source campaign to galvanise the public and world leaders ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December. 12 Oct 2009 Read more

I'll patch your jacket, shall I?I was chatting to a client at the beginning of the year, just as the recession was beginning to bite, and he mentioned that Gucci has sent non-branded carrier bags to all its stores in New York. This got me thinking a bit more than I had already been about the economic crisis and I realised that most of us have a rather uni-faceted and short-term view of the situation. 25 Aug 2009 Read more

Euro RSCG SA makes an impression for Zero Degrees JeansRather than merely telling customers just how slim-fitting the new range of SlimFit Zero Degrees Jeans is, Euro RSCG South Africa devised an attention-grabbing instore campaign to prove it to them. 6 Aug 2009 Read more

Euro RSCG SA beefs up Pinocchio for Mr MinEuro RSCG South Africa has turned the fictional wooden puppet who dreamt of becoming a real boy into a fashion model, for a creative campaign launching a new range of fragrances for Mr Min Furniture Polish. 15 Jul 2009 Read more