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eXceptional work pays off for 99c at the Effie Awards99c, the full-service, integrated advertising agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, took top honours at the inaugural Effie Awards in Johannesburg on Thursday, 14 October 2021. 19 Oct 2021 Read more

Ackermans drives #periodpoverty awareness with its sanitary pad initiativeIt's reported that an estimated 3.7 million young people* are unable to afford sanitary pads in the country. This is known as 'period poverty' (#periodpoverty), a term coined to refer to the lack of access to sanitary products and hygiene facilities to manage menstruation and it remains a prevalent issue in South Africa. 19 Aug 2021 Read more

Let your blue jeans do the talking at AckermansWhoever said "In the right denim, a girl can conquer the world" was definitely on to something. Jeans are a wardrobe staple that you can take from day to night, and from a weekend away to a city dinner in a matter of minutes. 12 Jul 2021 Read more

Spur waiters celebrate a 'great occasion' this Freedom Day in new brand commercialSouth Africa's favourite family restaurant, Spur Steak Ranches, has launched a heart-warming campaign for Freedom Day, which sees the first Spur waitron choir commemorate the resilience of the South African spirit with joyful song. 20 Apr 2021 Read more

4Racing announces chair, provides update for SA horse racing4Racing, the new South African horse racing operator, has been established with the purpose of stabilising, protecting and radically transforming the horse racing industry at every level. 4Racing's focus is on establishing a solid foundation from which the industry can once again thrive for the benefit of all stakeholders, starting with the workforce of racing but, importantly, also partnering broadly to drive and deliver collaborative, inclusive and disruptive growth in jobs and the economy of horse racing. 6 Apr 2021 Read more

Ackermans now offers smartphone range onlineFor the first time ever, leading value retailer Ackermans is offering its wide range of cellular and tech products, which ranges from high-end to more affordable products, online via its new online shop. 29 Mar 2021 Read more

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure business rescue practitioner proposes Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters' bidAfter a thorough and competitive bidding process, Phumelela business rescue practitioner (BRP), John Evans, has selected Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters' (MOD) post-commencement finance offer of R550m to present to Phumelela creditors for approval. 25 Aug 2020 Read more

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testingCape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs. 25 Aug 2020 Read more

Spur's documentary-style flag bearer commercial recognised as one of South Africa's Best Liked AdsLeading data, insights and consulting agency, Kantar, has announced Spur Steak Ranches' flag bearer commercial, produced by its leading creative agency 99c in collaboration with 7Films, as one of South Africa's Best Liked Ads for Q4 2019. 14 Aug 2020 Read more

Spur bringing South Africa together this festive season with Spur is Everywhere campaignSpur Steak Ranches in collaboration with hip hop artist, Early B, are bringing South Africans together this festive season with the brand's latest campaign titled "Spur is Everywhere". 21 Jan 2020 Read more

Spur's latest commercial light-heartedly nudges us to take being active more seriouslySpur Steak Ranches, Ninety9cents (99c) and Hungry Films, have come together to produce a story that reminds us that even as we age, participating in sports and being active is still important. This sentiment is brought to life using children in various grown up settings (such as behind a car steering wheel), reiterating the myriad excuses adults use to avoid getting active. 21 Jan 2020 Read more

Badge of honour: Refinery celebrates the unique with new spring campaign starring Chantel StruwigLocal fashion retailer Refinery is set to make waves across the local industry with its new spring campaign which embraces diversity, encouraging others to be unashamedly, authentically themselves. 24 Jul 2019 Read more

1 Woman's legacy. 4 Celebrity chefs. 67 Litres of soup. 67 Minutes.Local ad agency 99c presents the Winter Karma Kitchen this Mandela Day 17 Jul 2019 Read more

Hisense's new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa boomsHisense, supplier of affordable and high-quality electronic goods, is rapidly gaining traction across the continent's business-to-business market and is poised to become a significant player in Africa, where it is already a leader within the consumer goods category. 10 Jul 2019 Read more

Digital media bootcamp: Personalise or perishWe all know how digital has exploded in recent years to become a crucial component of advertising. This has resulted in the digital realm becoming crowded and consumers being constantly bombarded by brands and their messages. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

How to take travel envy-inducing photographsThere's nothing like travelling to a dream destination to inspire your photography or reignite your passion for the art. The bright blues of Chefchaouen, warm yellows of India's Golden City, the icy whites of Iceland's jaw-dropping landscapes - it's enough to turn even the most casual happy-snapper into a wannabe pro. When it comes to capturing your dream trip in a series of great photos, you want to be prepared. So, we've compiled a few top tips from travel-enthusiast, freelance writer and blogger, Natalie Roos. 16 May 2019 Read more

99c appoints new creative head to its TTL divisionNinety9cents (99c) Cape Town has appointed Dane Alexander as creative director of the agency's through-the-Line portfolio, reporting to executive creative director Marius van Rensburg. Alexander makes a welcome return to the agency after leaving in 2012 to seek out new challenges. 30 Apr 2019 Read more

99c sponsors second annual Ciclope Africa FestivalNinety9Cents (99c) is proud to once again have sponsored Ciclope Africa, as it made its return to South Africa. This year's festival was held at the Goodluck Bar in Johannesburg. 23 Apr 2019 Read more

99c partners with MECA to offer expanded list of services99c has formed a strategic partnership with the Marketing & Entertainment Communications Agency (MECA), to offer clients a full range of specialist activation, events, culture curation, music and talent/influencer management services. 5 Feb 2019 Read more

Spur's latest commercial on overcoming adversity set to inspireSpur Steak Ranches, Ninety9cents (99c) and 7Films have collaborated to produce a truly South African story of how working as a unit in the face of adversity can make the impossible, possible. The campaign tells the emotional story of Team Spur's Mountain Biker Alan Hatherly's incredible true-life account of how he - with the support of his team - overcame adversity on his journey to achieving a World Championship win in Switzerland this year. 10 Dec 2018 Read more

Takealot to now stock LaCie - leading global data storage solutions brandSeagate Technology's premium brand 'LaCie' designs world-class external storage products for creative professionals and Apple users. LaCie products, differentiated by their sleek design and unmatched technical performance, are now available from one of South Africa's leading online stores, takealot.com. 28 Sep 2018 Read more

Ninety9cents adds new accounts to its portfolioNinety9cents (99c) has recently added several new accounts to its Cape Town portfolio, including the multi-brand OK Franchise Division, Namibia Asset Management, Kuda Holdings and Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS). 21 May 2018 Read more

Ten years of 99c: What's next for Cape Town's 'Most Admired Agency'?This year marks Ninety9cents' (99c) tenth anniversary since its inception in 2008. Recently recognised by its peers as Cape Town's "Most Admired Agency" in the annual MarkLives Agency Leaders poll, 99c has come a long way in the agency's relatively short existence. 20 Feb 2018 Read more

Entries now open for first-ever African edition of international festival of craft, CiclopeCiclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is hitting the shores of Cape Town this year in its first-ever Africa regional leg. Ciclope Africa aims to shine a light on production excellence across the continent. 26 Jan 2018 Read more

SA takes home metal at international craft festivalSouth African production and film talent recently took home a number of accolades at leading international craft festival Ciclope, at the awards ceremony hosted in Berlin, Germany on the 26th and 27th October. 10 Nov 2017 Read more

International film craft festival appoints local industry leaders to its Grand and Executive JuryCiclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on 26-27 October in Berlin, Germany. 19 Oct 2017 Read more

Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak RanchesNinety9cents (99c) has been appointed lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches after a four-way pitch. 18 Oct 2017 Read more

99c appoints managing director for LusakaNinety9cents (99c) has appointed Natasha Omokhodion-Banda as the Managing Director of the Lusaka office. Omokhodion-Banda will be responsible for heading up the agency's operations, and ultimately, growing the agency into broader Africa. 15 Aug 2017 Read more

Ninety9cents' young talent to represent South Africa at Cannes LionsNinety9cents (99c) is proud to announce that two of its employees, Amri Botha (Post Production Editor) and Carina Coetzee (Copywriter), were awarded top prize in the South African leg of the Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition. This honour will see them heading to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity later this month, where they will represent their country in the Young Lions competition. 17 May 2017 Read more

99c introduces new media offeringNinety9cents (99c), an integrated advertising agency headquartered in Cape Town with offices in Johannesburg and Zambia, has now added media strategy, planning and buying to its existing service offering. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

99c appoints new managing director for Johannesburg branchMasego Motsogi has been appointed as Managing Director of Ninety9cents' (99c) new Johannesburg agency, effective 1 February 2017. 27 Feb 2017 Read more

PUMA ignites local flavour in new ‘Run The Streets' commercialPUMA South Africa, together with lead creative agency Ninety9cents and Paul Ward, Director of 0307, has recently launched its ‘Run The Streets' campaign – a gripping commercial with major local flavour. 23 Feb 2017 Read more

Strawberry or spinach? New campaign for Nutrific's wheat biscuit promises 1000 ways to eat itNutrific South Africa, alongside its full-service communications agency, Ninety9cents (99c), recently launched '1 tasty cereal biscuit/1000 ways to eat it'; a campaign showcasing the myriad ways the 100% wholegrain breakfast biscuits can be enjoyed. 8 Nov 2016 Read more

Customers take centre stage in new TVCs which celebrate Ackermans' centenaryTo celebrate its 100th birthday, Ackermans - in collaboration with its long-standing agency partner, Ninety9cents (99c) - has crafted three emotive television commercials (TVCs) that share real-life stories of the brand's place in the lives of its customers - as told by its customers. 26 Oct 2016 Read more

No small change: 99c opens Zambian branchNinety9cents (99c), one of South Africa's largest independently owned full-service advertising agencies, has opened a new office in Lusaka, Zambia, as of July 2016. 8 Jul 2016 Read more

After a creative benchmarking process, Cape Town-based advertising agency, Ninety9cents, has been awarded the Ackermans account. 5 Nov 2010 Read more

The agency moves to bigger premises due to growth. 3 Nov 2010 Read more

Cape ad agency appeals to the hero withinCape Town-based advertising agency, ninety9cents, has rolled out an unconventional awareness campaign for the Emergency Assistance Volunteer Support (EVS) that will make Capetonians think twice and support this cause. 20 Jul 2010 Read more

ninety9cents named Ad Review's Newcomer Advertising Agency of the YearCape Town-based advertising agency, ninety9cents, was named as best newcomer of the year on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 at Tony Koenderman's Ad Review Awards. 3 May 2010 Read more

Relative newcomer to the advertising industry, ninety9cents, has signed several new accounts in just a few months. New business includes Diamonds of Africa, Digicape, Distell, Disaster Management Corporation, Jack Wellsted & Co, John Dory¹s Fish and Grill and Rhodes Food Group. 5 Feb 2010 Read more

Checkers' National Supplier of the Year in the Service Provider category has been won by ad agency, ninety9cents, beating three other nominees. 9 Dec 2009 Read more

The Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees (KKNK), held for the past 15 years, has become a highlight of South Africa's cultural calendar, gaining popularity every year since its inception. 8 Aug 2009 Read more