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RIP Brian Searle-Tripp

Tributes are pouring in for Brian Searle-Tripp who has reportedly passed away.

Searle-Tripp enjoyed a successful career in the communications industry for 46 years. In 1976, he became a founding partner in the advertising agency Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin, which, in 1985, became Ogilvy& Mather, Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin, part of the Ogilvy Worldwide network.

In 1994 he was a founding partner of the Red & Yellow School of Logic & Magic, which has become South Africa’s foremost school of communications, enjoying an international reputation.

In 1995 he became the first recipient of the South African Creative Directors’ Forum Hall of Fame award, and in 1996 he was chosen as Financial Mail’s Advertising Achiever of the Year.

He retired from the industry in 2007.

Many in the advertising industry are posting tributes online:

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