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Nirvik Singh promoted to global COO role at Grey GroupA prime mover in Grey's dynamic international growth 12 Sep 2019 Read more

Gillette Women's Day tributeWhen a company touches the lives of over five billion people around the world, the potential to do good is profound. The people we serve expect more from brands and companies - to do more for society as well as their businesses. According to EBiquity 2018 survey, nine out of 10 millennials and GenZ-ers expect brands to take a stand on social and environmental issues. They expect brands to be a 'force for good'. This is a significant shift to what was expected from brands a decade ago. 14 Aug 2019 Read more

Mazda Southern Africa appoints Grey Advertising AfricaGrey Advertising Africa is pleased to announce its appointment by Mazda Southern Africa effective 1 November 2019. 13 Aug 2019 Read more

Grey takes us back to a Life before UberReminiscing about your wild and free nights spent partying it up is awesome. Remembering that your mom was there outside the club to pick you up at exactly 11:30pm because you didn't have a ride? Not so awesome. 11 Jan 2019 Read more

The Grey Africa Network sets its Vision 2020 at the Phambili Africa annual conferenceThe Grey Africa Network three-day conference, Phambili Africa, wrapped up with Grey CEO, Paul Jackson, presenting the Group's Vision 2020: "To be the best agency network on the continent by scale, geographic coverage, talent and client and award recognition by 2020." 28 Sep 2018 Read more

Grey Consulting is launchedMichael Houston, Worldwide CEO of Grey Group, announced the launch of Grey Consulting. This new global enterprise practice for the network will draw on over 150 professionals across the world, technologists and leading-edge creative intelligence. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

Grey Africa wins double at Apex Awards 2018The prestigious APEX Awards, presented by The ACA (Association for Communication and Advertising) recognises the performance excellence of communications campaigns. Grey Africa was recognised at the 2018 awards show for a campaign that utilised an unusual method to garner consumer attention and action. The campaign, entitled NSPCA "Dogfight", was awarded a Bronze APEX, as well as the Kantar Millward Brown Special Award for demonstrating an ingenious response to limited advertising or research funds. 27 Jul 2018 Read more

Virgin Money and Grey South Africa presents 'The Unpredictables'Famously effective advertising agency Grey Johannesburg recently produced a series of television commercials for Virgin Money Insurance titled "The Unpredictables". 4 Jun 2018 Read more

Grey Johannesburg wins Wood Pencil at D&AD 2018On Thursday night, Grey Johannesburg was awarded a Wood Pencil at the D&AD Festival in London for its Duracell radio campaign, "Times change. Power doesn't." 2 May 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising South Africa appoints Clerence Mkansi as a community managerClerence describes himself as dedicated, ambitious, enthusiastic young man who always sees tasks to completion. "I'm passionate about assisting with the development of young people through education, as this is the key behind motivating and leading my team towards achieving all organisational goals", says Clerence Mkansi, a son of a game tracker and a cleaner-turned chef, who grew up in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. 9 Apr 2018 Read more

Grey South Africa welcomes Yolisa ZekaYolisa joins Grey Advertising from Ogilvy where she spent her last three years working on health and wellness brands (Calmettes, Agulax, Brufen etc), "She is the latest addition to the client service team and has hit the ground running adding a lot of input and value to the team," says Michelle Pereira, BUD at Grey South Africa. 9 Apr 2018 Read more

Grey South Africa expands its social team with the addition of Hamilton ZwaneBorn and bred in Soweto, Hamilton is 27 years of age with a BA in Development Studies and Communication from the University of Johannesburg. His interests include, watching series, movies, swimming, fashion, selfies and reading. 9 Apr 2018 Read more

Consol Glass and Grey Johannesburg's winning ad sees new success at Kantar Millward BrownConsol Glass is proud to announce that their television commercial (TVC), "The Best Things Come in Glass", has been given new honour at second place on the most liked ad list by Kantar Millward Brown this March. Even though the award was for second place, it was overall the best loved South African-produced advert. Last year saw success for the firms as the ad was placed number one for Q1 in 2017. 4 Apr 2018 Read more

Grey Africa wins big at Creative Circle AwardsGrey Africa was recognised at the prestigious Creative Circle Awards for its work on its Satellife and Duracell campaigns. Satellife won first place in Outdoor and the Duracell 'Times Change' radio advertisements won third place in Radio. 26 Mar 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising South Africa's Dulux TVC named one of South Africa's Best Liked Ads by Kantar Millward BrownLocal agency Grey Advertising's Dulux 'Weatherguard' TVC was recently listed as one of Kantar Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads for the fourth and final quarter of 2017. 23 Mar 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising appoints Jessica HandleyJess is the newest addition to Grey Johannesburg's strategy team. She did her undergraduate studies in neuropsychology at University of Cape Town, and went on to do her postgraduate in marketing at Red and Yellow. 8 Mar 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa welcomes new social media intern to its teamGreySouth Africa has appointed Dineo Nyamane as a social media intern. Dineo is a Media Practices Graduate from Boston Media House and she also holds a diploma in social media management diploma from Red and Yellow. She is a social media head and a lover of all things advertising. 16 Feb 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa welcomes Kwanele Mngomezulu as a PR internKwanele Mngomezulu is the latest addition to the Grey team. He recently graduated with an Honours degree in Strategic Corporate and Marketing Communication from The University of Johannesburg (UJ). 14 Feb 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa expands strategy team with a new appointmentGrey South Africa has appointed Amy Harper as a strategic planner. Amy holds a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the AAA School of Advertising. 12 Feb 2018 Read more

Uber goes local, with their first 'above-the-line' campaignGrey Advertising is proud to announce Uber's first South African locally produced TVC and radio spot campaign, which went live from Monday, 13 November 2017. The concept centred on Freedom. The campaign brings to life the occasions when we just don't want to be troubled by the hassle of driving ourselves to an outing which requires us to be free. The ads capture the comedically irrational relationships between South Africans and their cars. 30 Nov 2017 Read more

Grey Europe named EACA Euro Effies Agency of the Year 2017Grey Europe has been named Agency of the Year at the 2017 EACA Euro Effies in Brussels. This marks the eighth time since 2005 that the agency network has scooped the prestigious award and is further proof of Grey's commitment to delivering Famously Effective work for its clients. 23 Oct 2017 Read more

Client service is deadWhat has been the biggest change in the advertising industry over the last two decades, besides the rise of digital channels? Surely one of the biggest changes has been client service. Back in the day, client service were paper-pushers. Glorified admin girls. Perhaps half-decent project managers, if you were lucky. That role is well and truly dead. Thank goodness. But it doesn't bode well for you or your agency if you think that this archaic role will satisfy your clients' needs in 2017. 17 Oct 2017 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa welcomes new web developer intern to its dynamic teamGrey Africa has appointed Thapelo Mokgosi as a web developer intern. He holds a National Certificate in Introduction to Internet and Web Design and has acquired just over a years' experience at the Gauteng Department of Finance where he served as web developer. 10 Oct 2017 Read more

Grey Africa appoints digital account directorGrey Advertising Africa appoints Ashton Claire Kerwin as digital account director. Ashton has a B.A. Honours in Strategic Communications from the University of Johannesburg. 3 Oct 2017 Read more

Grey champions business in AfricaWhile there is no doubt that both the image and reality of Africa has changed dramatically, and the reality of the continent's economic growth rate is constantly strengthening, there is still much fear which surrounds taking on new business territory in Africa. 2 Oct 2017 Read more

Fearless, or just pigheaded?Did you know that DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid, is found concentrated in mammalian brains? I ate one. Yes, I did. Pig brain! I still shudder at the thought, and I am pretty sure that my vegan friends will have my head for it. Yet, I did it. Why? Because actions speak louder than words, and when confronted with your own perception of bravery, you can only step up and face the proverbial music. 22 Sep 2017 Read more

Grey South Africa wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Loeries 2017This weekend Grey Africa proved that you don't have to be a big agency to win at the Loeries. In short, the agency won: 23 Aug 2017 Read more

Grey Group acquires major stake in Hug DigitalGrey Group has acquired a majority stake in Hug Digital, a leading independent regional digital marketing agency, based in the Middle East. Founded in 2009 by Oussama Jamal (Chairman) and Tim Baker (Chief Executive Officer), Hug Digital is one of the largest and fastest-growing 360°digital agencies in the MENA region. 17 Aug 2017 Read more

Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of recordRevlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV) recently announced the appointment of Grey as its global creative agency of record and MediaCom as its global media agency of record. 15 Aug 2017 Read more

Grey South Africa wins Gold at Cannes LionsWhen you start thinking about how much culture and technology have changed over the last 10 years, it's really quite something. This was the insight that won Grey South Africa a Gold Cannes Lion for its radio campaign for Duracell Duralock technology - guaranteeing a 10-year shelf life. 30 Jun 2017 Read more

Grey Africa nabs third spot at the Creative Circle AwardsGrey Africa's iconic NSPCA dog fight campaign won third place at the Creative Circle Awards 2017. 2 Jun 2017 Read more

Grey Africa welcomes new interns Peace Maluleke and Solomon MolefeGrey Africa has welcomed two new PR interns to the team. 23 May 2017 Read more

Grey Africa appoints new HOD for PR divisionGrey Public Relations, a division of Grey Africa, has appointed Carla van Pletzen as the new Head of Public Relations. 15 May 2017 Read more

Grey Africa appoints Jeanette Grove as Creative Director of Content and SocialJeanette joins Grey Africa from Quirk, and prior to that Gloo and Ogilvy. She brings to Grey just over 21 years' experience in the broadcasting, advertising and communications industries in both South Africa and the UK. 8 May 2017 Read more

Easter holiday: keeping your eye on the important thingsMost South Africans are looking forward to a well deserved break this Easter holidays. It allows for quality time with the people who matter most, family. Whether traveling or staying home, families are generally more relaxed during this time and might not be as aware of their surroundings as they would be during their day to day routines. A car door might not be locked or a safety belt could be left unsecured. This is however, the time where we should be more committed to safety due to heightened criminal activities and an influx of traffic on our national roads. 13 Apr 2017 Read more

Grey Group chooses Centrespread as its lead agency in NigeriaGrey, Adweek Global Agency of the Year 2015, is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria's largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market. The Centrespread Group, which operates from offices in Lagos and Abuja, will rebrand as Centrespread Grey, re-establishing the global advertising giant as a leader in providing creative and effective fullservice marketing solutions across the African continent. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

Grey Africa welcomes new learnersGrey Advertising Africa has welcomed new learners Thabang Nyalungu, Millicia Khosa and Lindokuhle Nkosi to the group. 7 Mar 2017 Read more

Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight." ~ Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. 21 Feb 2017 Read more

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named President of the Print and Publishing Jury at 2017's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 8 Feb 2017 Read more

NSPCA 'Start a Dog Fight' campaign takes first place at the Creative CircleGrey Africa nabbed the number one spot at The Creative Circle for the NSPCA "dog fight" campaign. The campaign was listed number one in the Outdoor & OOH category for September. 24 Nov 2016 Read more

NSPCA 'Start a Dog Fight' campaign wins gold at the Assegai Integrated Marketing AwardsGrey Africa's controversial NSPCA campaign to raise awareness about the scourge of dog fighting in SA won gold at the Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards. The campaign won two gold Assegai awards and scooped the Newcomer of the Year award. The golds were for Experiential Media and Direct Response Mass Media. 14 Nov 2016 Read more

Grey Africa and Consol Glass' 70th birthday campaign evokes memories from days gone byGrey Advertising Africa's latest campaign for Consol Glass evoked nostalgia to remind South Africans that for generations the best things have come in glass. 3 Nov 2016 Read more

Grey Africa introduces new internsGrey Africa is proud to announce the addition of another five new interns to its agency family. The SETA-funded internship programme that runs for a year provides interns with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and obtain the necessary work experience intended to help them to assimilate and grow in the advertising industry. 17 Oct 2016 Read more

Grey Africa has a lifesaving story to tellGrey Africa and the NGO CLAW (Community-Led Animal Welfare) launched their much anticipated children's book, Zee Rescues a Friend, to the children of Durban Deep on Saturday, 17 September 2016. 10 Oct 2016 Read more

Politicians must heed overwhelming public demand to close all domestic and international ivory marketsAs world leaders convene in Africa to decide the fate of endangered species, the vast majority of people across North America, Europe and Australia, unaware of legal ivory trade in their countries, call on politicians to finally close all ivory markets. 26 Sep 2016 Read more

Pharma advertising - Copy and paste or compelling communication?I recently came across a website called The site offers visitors the opportunity to "Design your very own healthcare campaign" - free of charge. It's supposed to be funny, and it would be, except for the fact that just about every piece of health-related communication I've seen in the past few years looks like it was designed using this site. You know what I mean, happy patients running on the beach or staring wistfully at a sunset; the overused jigsaw puzzle pieces; juvenile drawings - anything from a stereotypical family to a pair of lungs, designed to tell doctors the product is for children; and my personal favourite - blue or green (and in the case of the eminently creative, blue and green) swooshes top and bottom of the page. 4 Aug 2016 Read more

Condolences pour in for Grey's former CEOGrey Africa was sad to hear that advertising icon, a former CEO, Chairman and Deputy Chair of Grey Advertising (South Africa), Ian Shepherd, passed away on 4 July 2016 after a short illness. 6 Jul 2016 Read more

Dogfighting - a real and shocking reality in South AfricaA campaign launched by the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) that highlighted the rampant crime of dogfighting in South Africa sparked a wildfire across social and traditional channels. The campaign went live in Johannesburg on Monday, 27 June, reaching public uproar only a few hours later and aimed to bring the shocking realities that surround this crime to the awareness of the South African public. 30 Jun 2016 Read more

Changing course - Brand activations redefinedWe have all found ourselves sidestepping one of those cute promoters in a tight-fitting dress straddling the product isle at our local grocery store. "Let me tell you about the new..." she starts, but in anticipation you evasively side-step and start walking faster, purposely avoiding eye contact. Not to be dissuaded she continues with her syrupy pitch, "This product will change your life ..." making it seem like this wondrous product will surely change life as you know it, at least forever. You, know you have at least 101 things to do today and do not have time for this frivolity, but you nonetheless politely stop and listen as you feel sorry for the poor promoter, "she is only trying to earn a living after all!". 18 May 2016 Read more

Grey Africa produces moments that count for ConsolOver the past few years Grey Africa has been an integral part of the team that has helped Consol Glass evolve from being merely a glass manufacturer to an interactive brand with a growing presence on social media and the ability to capture the emotions associated with the trials and tribulations of life. 13 May 2016 Read more

Fran Luckin named one of the Cannes Lions judgesGrey Africa's Chief Creative Officer, Fran Luckin has been named one of the juror's for the Cannes Lions 2016. Fran is one of eight judges from South Africa who will be playing a major role in determining the future path of creative communications as said by Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals. 12 May 2016 Read more

Grey Africa takes a spot in Grey's Go Global initiativeGrey Africa's Art Director, Tarryn Bezuidenhout, has clinched a spot in the Grey Go Global initiative. Grey Go Global gives an opportunity to eight participants from Grey agencies globally to spend anything from two weeks to one month working abroad in a Grey sister office. 11 May 2016 Read more

Weber appoints Grey as its first global agencyWeber is the largest grilling brand in the world, boasting products such as propane grills and propane grill accessories, as well as electric grills, cookbooks and mobile apps, in some 54 countries. 29 Apr 2016 Read more

Per Pedersen appointed Chairman of the Grey Global Creative CouncilPer has been appointed Chairman of the Grey Global Creative Council. He has been with Grey for 25 years. The Grey Global Creative Council was established nine years ago where the network's tops creatives gather to share, rate, collaborate and assist with the cultivation of creative ideas. This takes place every six months in interesting and inspiring locations where our creative team not only get to know each other but also provide valuable feedback and insight into their peers work. 20 Apr 2016 Read more

Advertising things... that make life betterI know you all think it'll be cool to win the Lotto, retire at 30 and spend all day playing Candy Crush on the couch. I'm not speaking from experience, but I reckon it would suck. Fun in the beginning, but eventually you'll have no compelling reason to get out of your PJ's or brush your hair in the morning. That's the life of someone who has no purpose. They just exist, they don't actually have a positive impact on themselves or their community. It's exactly the same for brands. If a company doesn't have a purpose or something to stand for, it just exists. Adds no meaning and no value to its customers. 6 Apr 2016 Read more

Grey Africa invests in tomorrowAgency commits to strengthening young talent through WPP training initiative 19 Feb 2016 Read more

Grey Africa launches Volvo LifePaint in South AfricaLifePaint was conceived by creative agency Grey London and has been produced in partnership with Swedish start-up Albedo100. 12 Feb 2016 Read more

Grey Africa kicks off 2016 with three promotionsGrey Africa has announced the permanent appointments of two client service interns, Mondli Mngomezulu and Danielle Senekal, who have successfully completed the company's internship programme. 8 Feb 2016 Read more

Grey Africa excels at SES WeekIn the true spirit of the 'Famously Effective' ethos that the agency lives by, Grey Africa was proud to have not only met client expectations but also exceeded them at the recent SES Week project which took place between 16 November and 19 November 2015 in Cape Town. 11 Dec 2015 Read more

Grey Group named Adweek's Global Agency of the YearAdweek has honoured Grey as its "Global Agency of the Year" for 2015. This is the group's second win in the past three years for this prestigious honour. 10 Dec 2015 Read more

Grey Africa expands shopper division with two new appointmentsFast growing division strengthens resources 11 Nov 2015 Read more

Grey Africa releases TVC promoting the Dulux Visualizer app driving 100,000 downloads in four weeksGrey Africa recently produced the new Dulux Visualizer app TVC which has recently hit screens nationwide. 21 Oct 2015 Read more

Grey named Cannes Lions North American Network of the YearThe Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named Grey its 2015 North American Network of the Year. The award honours the agency with the highest score for entries in all creative categories in each region. 5 Oct 2015 Read more

Grey Africa presents new Cartrack fleet TVCLike the previous Cartrack TVC, where the car magically disappears 'right in front of your eyes', Grey Africa was proud to conceptualise yet another Cartrack TVC that brings the same surreal, quirkiness to life while delivering a strong, retail message and continuing to build and reinforce Cartrack's bold and unique brand proposition. 16 Sep 2015 Read more

Grey Africa launches specialist branding design unit: Grey DesignEpitomising its philosophy of "Famously Effective" work - Grey Africa has expanded its service offering with the development of its specialist branding unit, Grey Design. The design division will be integrated within the current Grey Africa's structures and looks at both existing and new client business to expand. 10 Sep 2015 Read more

Grey announces three new appointmentsGrey Africa is proud to announce the promotions of Huibri Schalkwyk to PR and Social Business Unit Director, and Charlene Olivier to Shopper Creative Director. Grey Africa also welcomes Solly Mafa as a web developer. 3 Sep 2015 Read more

Grey Africa stands with StanStand with Stan is a non-profit organisation created to provide access to prosthetics for amputees that do not have the means to purchase their own, or may have very bad prosthetics which could be doing more harm than good. 1 Sep 2015 Read more

How to have a successful internshipAs a millennial I am always seeking experiences that go beyond doing business for clients because I believe there has to be a bigger purpose tied to the work that one does. I can say I experienced this during my internship at GREY Africa, which confirmed my belief that there is definitely something compelling about advertising. 19 Aug 2015 Read more

Grey Africa supports SAPESI in curbing illiteracyGrey Africa was proud to support The North West Department of Education and Sport Development (NWDESD) and SAPESI (The South African Primary Education Support Initiative) in the recent Mobile Library Inauguration ceremony which was held on Thursday, 23 July, at the Royal Marang Hotel, Rustenburg. 6 Aug 2015 Read more

Grey Africa's Jessica Wheeler wins Rising Star AwardThe annual Standard Bank Rising Star awards honour individuals between the ages of 28 and 40 whose inspiration and passion combined with their capacity for achievement and success make them stand out among their peers in their various sectors. 31 Jul 2015 Read more

Francois du PreezDigital marketing is slowly becoming a thing of the past and this is good news for us digital guys. For far too long have we sat in the shadows, waiting for the tail end of the brief to reach us so we can tick the necessary boxes and ensure the above-the-line idea is rolled out digitally. 15 Jul 2015 Read more

Grey sets its sights on India and other updates from Grey's CEO Jim HeekinFor some time India has been a frustrating region, according to Heekin. "Everyone sees the size and there's excitement around the opportunity. But by the same token, we've not seen the changes and reforms to make the business environment easier. But have clients pulled away? No," says Heekin. Grey is at the point where we can see solid GDP over the next decade, making India Grey's next 'famously effective' agency. 10 Jul 2015 Read more

Jessica WheelerI just landed this awesome 'Strategic Planning Director' job. I am a week in and while this article may lead to the shortest strategic planning career in the history of advertising, I reckon I'll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and give it a go anyway. 6 Jul 2015 Read more

Glenn JefferyGlenn Jeffery on why you should rather eat for enjoyment than diet and trust your gut instead of the data. 3 Jul 2015 Read more

Grey's famously effective work hauls 113 Cannes LionsGrey group excelled at the annual Cannes Lions in 2015, exceeding all expectations with a total of 113 Cannes wins from various Grey offices throughout the network. 2 Jul 2015 Read more

Grey Africa captures Nespresso Magazine #24Grey Africa recently played a role in assisting Nespresso to reveal the 24th edition of their Nespresso Magazine - which has taken the direction to feature a city showcasing the best of its gastronomy, design and elements that resonate with the Nespresso brand. 30 Jun 2015 Read more

Grey Africa steers Tudor launch in SAGrey Africa was the agency behind the recent Tudor launch event which was held at Randlords, Johannesburg - a venue that lives up to the same brand ethos of the watches - elegance within reach. 24 Jun 2015 Read more

Grey South Africa helps Volvo embark on 'A New Beginning'Grey was recently tasked with helping Volvo in South Africa showcase its transformation. Volvo Cars and Swedish artist and producer Avicii announced a creative collaboration to celebrate their Swedish roots with a new recording and music video, released globally on 8 May. This collaboration forms the basis of a global brand campaign entitled 'A New Beginning'. 17 Jun 2015 Read more

Sharon BothaAgencies often forget just how important interns can be, so how do we get them to sit up and take note? I've had the fortune of heading up the internship programme and youth marketing division at my current agency. I've been in this bustling, energetic industry for over 26 years and am still surprised on a daily basis by how young people communicate why they want an internship or want to 'job shadow' and how agencies react. 10 Jun 2015 Read more

Video content creators wantedData is getting cheaper and connection speeds faster. The environment is perfect for video to flourish online, and it is. Advertisers are turning to video to populate their social pages instead of just stills. Internet users are relying on video to inform them without the hassle of reading. We like moving images, it helps us digest information without too much work. 28 May 2015 Read more

Back-to-back win for Grey in The Times Creative ChallengeQuick thinking and fast turnaround has secured Grey Africa two consecutive days of free print and digital media space in The Times' Creative Challenge. The competition opens up agencies to the opportunity to secure exposure every day in The Times print edition, and on, rewarding the most creative execution of a trending news or social topic. 27 May 2015 Read more

Right now or neverFor businesses to better understand their customers and unlock new revenue streams, marketers need to act fast to turn insights into results in real time, but does anyone really comprehend today's world of accelerated change, magnified by the immediacy and impact of the available technology like; internet, smart phones, social media etc? 14 May 2015 Read more

Grey London named in the top five creative agencies worldwide by WARCThe Warc 100, released recently, named Grey London in the five Top Creative Agencies Worldwide. Uncle Grey and Grey London were also named in the 20 Top World's Best Marketing Campaigns for their work for Only jeans and the British Heart Foundation. 13 May 2015 Read more

What Judge Dredd taught me about advertisingFrancois Boshoff on happiness, suffering for your art, advertising... And comics. 30 Mar 2015 Read more

Kim GentleIn South Africa, first world and third world often blend into each other without anyone noticing, especially in the form of technology. One catches a first-world Gautrain or communicates with the rest of the globe via the very latest smartphone or iPad, yet we have potholes on our roads that could engulf a small car and power cuts that occur almost on a weekly basis. So technology is certainly our flag-bearer, but how has this benefited the consumer? 24 Mar 2015 Read more

Vodafone UK appoints Grey LondonFollowing a pitch against incumbent Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Grey London has been appointed the UK agency of record for global telecoms giant, Vodafone. 16 Feb 2015 Read more

Marc LaxI'm a firm believer that we are the masters of our own destiny, we create the world we live in. This applies to agency-client relationships as well, you can either be a supplier or a strategic/business partner. 13 Feb 2015 Read more

The robots are taking overWhere does this leave us? 4 Feb 2015 Read more

Grey shines spotlight on South Africa's science and research leader - CSIRSouth Africa's remarkable contributions to the fields of science and research will soon be in the spotlight, as the CSIR reveals its first ever 360-degree marketing campaign. Conceptualised and executed by the team at Grey, the campaign strives to drive awareness of the talent and technologies shaping our lives by highlighting the pioneering solutions researched, developed and perfected right here in South Africa. 29 Jan 2015 Read more

Grey crowned Campaign's Advertising Network of the Year 2014It's been a record seven years of consistent financial and creative performance growth for the Grey network, with 2014 proving to be the year in which the network has not only expanded geographically, but continued to produce the famously effective work that has made it one of the most formiddable networks in the world. Having just been announced Campaign's Advertising Network of the Year 2014, Grey is showing no signs of slowing down, either. 13 Jan 2015 Read more

Volcano wins Ad Age International Agency of the YearJohannesburg-based full-service advertising agency, Volcano, has been recognised as the Ad Age International Small Agency of the Year 2014. Scooping silver in the international category, Volcano is also the first ever African agency to be honoured at the awards. 4 Aug 2014 Read more

Grey Africa behind Cartrack's new TVCCartrack are standing behind their exceptional recovery rate by offering clients up to R150,000 in the unlikely event that they are unable to recover their stolen or hijacked vehicle. As the only vehicle recovery company in South Africa willing to put their 'money where their mouth is', they required a breakthrough TVC to communicate their unique offering to the South African market. Thanks to some incredible creative direction and award-winning post-production, the new Cartrack TVC, conceptualised and created by the team at Grey Africa, allows the viewer to witness a car literally disappearing - right in front of their eyes. 25 Jul 2014 Read more

The "content" revolutionIn the digital age we find ourselves in a position where content has become king. But as little as five years ago advertisers were still competing for the top position through the use of gimmicks, thinking that entertainment is the key to inform online customers of their products. As the head of a digital department I frequently heard the words: "Yes, it brings across the message. But it's so boring." followed by the all-too-familiar "Can you make it pop, or bounce or do something?". Those were the days of flash websites with loading times designed to allow the user an opportunity to finish that quilt she's been putting off for so long - all in the name of entertainment. There were no quick solutions and developing an engaging website was a year-long, super-expensive process. The worst was that the final product would have a shelve life of a few months - its imminent death fuelled by the daily complaints of customers who visibly aged before the contact details could load. Those were the days. Good riddance. 17 Jul 2014 Read more

In-store communication speaks louder than wordsIt's estimated that 70% of purchasing decisions by consumers are made when coming face-to-face with in-store point-of-sale. In my opinion this is probably an optimistic figure many hope to achieve when it comes to evaluating the efficacy of their standard point-of-sale material. You might be ticking a box by having a bulky pull up banner on display next to their product, but does it make the product or the campaign memorable? 15 Jul 2014 Read more

Glenn JefferyAs the hashtag in the title may suggest, I went on a digital course the other day. As one does these days. The course started with the speaker asking us all to list the various social media platforms. One of the many that came up was Snapchat. Another app to add to the six you already have on your phone for chatting to people. Except with this one the conversation disappears after a brief moment. 1 Jul 2014 Read more

The Salvation Army's eye-catching real estate campaignReal estate hunters were surprised by an eye-catching advert among the luxurious properties offered by Lew Geffen in the Saturday Star Property Section this past weekend. The property listing, depicting a discarded mattress under a bridge, was placed among upmarket properties listed in and around Johannesburg. The property in Sandown promised a nomadic lifestyle in an open plan, low maintenance space with easy access to the N1. 19 Jun 2014 Read more

@PR, it's time we got a divorce. I'm leaving you for @PC #TwitterDivorcedPR is great fun these days, isn't it? In fact, recent experience has led me to start a one-woman crusade to rename the ancient art of PR into a far more appropriate acronym, PC. Public Conversations. After all, at the end of the day and given the world we operate in today, relations simply don't cut it. Conversations do. No amount of pitching a concept is going to get you exposure, if it isn't presented in a way that gets people talking. No matter how utterly relevant nor how obviously beneficial the message you hold, if you can't provide the content in a format that's relevant and exciting to a myriad of different platforms, then you're going to find yourself up the proverbial creek. 13 Jun 2014 Read more

Why relevant design is the way forwardWhat more do you say about design that hasn't already been said? More importantly, what can we say about Volcano Design other than that it is no more? No, we haven't shut our doors, nor have we all been axed. The correct answer is (c): we have rebranded as Grey Design. 23 May 2014 Read more

Francois du Preez joins Grey Digital as creative directorGrey Africa has significantly boosted its digital offering following the arrival of Francois du Preez, into the position of digital creative director. Francois brings a strong and diverse digital clout to the Grey team, having vast experience from a digital creative as well as development background. 22 May 2014 Read more

The more things change...Independence is a wonderful thing. It keeps you hungrier than the big guys. You need to be smarter, faster and more versatile to survive. 20 May 2014 Read more