The third and final bout of the day will see Ivan Moroke (TBWA), Graham Warsop (The Jupiter Drawing Room), Dawn Rowlands (Aegis Media) and Alistair King (King James) battling it out for the winning title.
Having arrived in South Africa in 1987 to finish a novel, Graham Warsop took a job as a copywriter in a local advertising agency. After 18 months in the industry, Warsop thought of moving companies but decided to start his own instead, thus the Jupiter Drawing Room came to life. In the 20 years that Warsop has been in advertising, he has won more creativity points (as measured by the official SA Creativity Survey) than any other Creative Director in South Africa.
In the blue corner we have Ivan Moroke, whose career started in the coal face of marketing, i.e. direct marketing. In Moroke's case, this was selling cigarettes from the back of a car in the rural areas of Mpumalanga and North West provinces. After several years in various managerial positions across the marketing value chain, Moroke moved to Added Value as the Project Director and then joined Lowe Bull as their Strategic Director. After two years as the Managing Director of the Lowe Bull JHB, Moroke joined the Brand Consultancy Yellowwood Future Architects as the Group Managing Director. After three years he joined TBWA Hunt Lascaris at the beginning of 2011 as the Group Managing Director.
Not afraid to state her case and speak her mind, Dawn Rowlands owns Aegis Media which owns leading global media brands such as Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope and Trigger/Isobar, and has seen excellent growth in the sub-Saharan region over the last two years under Rowland's leadership. In 2003, Rowland's founded Integrator - South Africa's Out of Home communications agency - which she later sold to Posterscope South Africa. Dawn's other achievements include running the AMASA Media School in Cape Town, the role of Media Director of DDB and Bates South Africa, and the Head of Strategy for Ogilvy Cape Town.
And ready for the final knockout, Alistair King, currently ranked No 1 creative director in SA by the members of the Creative Circle, is the founding creative partner of King James Group - a top 10 agency group in size and consisting of 8 companies across the communication spectrum. King has always believed in medium-neutral creative thinking and strives to live and breathe pop culture, not merely observe it. King has also owned a record label producing albums for such artists as Arno Carstens and Flat Stanley. He's a passionate collector of First edition books, Single malt whisky, Virgin Olive Oils and anything with a fascinating story to it. -MORE-
The topic they will be discussing and debating will be How Print is killing the Internet.
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- Live music & much more
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