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Nahana - Re-imagining Transformation!
Recently at the annual Financial Mail AdFocus Awards, which have become a landmark in the South African marketing and communications landscape; Nahana Communications Group was recognised with the Transformation Agency Award. The accolade acknowledges agencies in South Africa that have led the industry in diversity, equity and inclusion transformation efforts. 12 Dec 2022 Read more

Gwen Bezuidenhout and Chris Botha are certified stars at the Most Awards 2022
At this year's Most Awards, media professionals congregated for a night of glitz and glam to celebrate and recognise esteemed media professionals, owners and agencies who have delivered excellence in terms of service delivery, knowledge and innovation. 12 Sep 2022 Read more

FCB Joburg bags a Cannes for Coca-Cola South Africa's BeatCan campaign
FCB Joburg and Coca-Cola's BeatCan campaign walked away with a Silver Cannes Lion at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the Radio & Audio category, under Food and Drink, as well two shortlists for use of music and audio led creativity. 30 Jun 2022 Read more

Toyota named in Top 10 of Africa's most admired brands for second year
Toyota has been named as one of Africa's most admired brands by Brand Africa, an intergenerational movement established in 2010 to inspire a brand-led African renaissance to drive Africa's competitiveness, connect Africa and create a positive image of the continent. 29 Jun 2022 Read more

Diversity, equality and inclusion: What they mean for FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer
This year's edition of the Disability Career Expo attracted 1,300 learners with disabilities, as well as educators, entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and NGOs. Included in this number were FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer, the only marketing and advertising organisations to participate in the two-day event in May. We asked Joey Khuvutlu, MD of the FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer group, and Melanie Sarjoo, its head of human resources, to explain their involvement and expand on the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion within the group. 10 Jun 2022 Read more

Toyota continues winning streak with stellar performance at 2022 Car of the Year
Toyota continues its winning streak on the continent with a stellar performance at the 2022 Car of the Year awards that included the overall Car of the Year trophy and four of the nine categories. 9 Jun 2022 Read more

Dear Cheerleaders: Diving into the metaverse is a mistake, it does not exist yet
The metaverse does not exist yet. Examples of what it could be do exist, but they are not an interoperable cohesive whole which is what the metaverse requires in order to exist. It requires a process of monopolistic platform development beyond simple open collaboration of developers. This is why the idea is attractive to the likes of (the entity formerly known as Facebook) Meta, as the size of these companies would allow them to indulge in the scale of monopolistic development required to build the metaverse. Therefore it will not land tomorrow, and a single small company cannot deliver it in isolation. 7 Apr 2022 Read more

HelloFCB+ and Twizza say Cheers to a new partnership
Twizza may have humble beginnings rooted in the Eastern Cape, but they are now established as a household name in Mzansi, making quality soft drinks, energy drinks and water with an unmatched flavour offering at affordable prices. 1 Mar 2022 Read more

Bestmed teams up with FCB Joburg to create its first-ever TVC
Bestmed, the biggest self-administered and fourth-largest medical scheme in South Africa, recently launched its first-ever TVC in collaboration with FCB Joburg. The TVC campaign, named 'People are different', ties in with the brand promise of 'Personally Yours', which explores Bestmed's tailored offering to its members across all medical aid plans. 29 Oct 2021 Read more

FCB and Debonairs Pizza help South Africa overcome lunch-shedding
South Africa's leading pizza quick-service restaurant, Debonairs Pizza, recently launched its Small Triple-Decker® TVC. The TVC promotes the Small Triple Decker that comes with a free energy drink. 29 Sep 2021 Read more

The Awesome Foursome Treat by Debonairs Pizza caters for many tastes
Debonairs Pizza, the leading quick-service restaurant in the pizza category, has launched its Awesome Foursome Treat® TVC. The TVC celebrates individual preferences at family mealtime with a unique pizza deal that lets consumers choose four out of the six different flavours to be delivered in one supersized 40cm square pizza box. 16 Aug 2021 Read more

FCB launches new campaign for Coca-Cola that connects Africa's youth through music
Coca-Cola has always been about music and connecting people through the power of refreshment. This time around, the brand is taking the music out of the booth and putting it in your hands. Literally. 4 Aug 2021 Read more

HelloFCB+ and Fuelcontent landed 6 Pixels for 3 clients at the IAB Bookmark Awards
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. Thursday evening the IAB hosted its 13th annual award showcase, rewarding excellence in digital marketing communication and the powerful impact it has on the overall marketing mix. 3 Aug 2021 Read more

Nahana Communications Group launches Small Business Rescue Fund to help rebuild South Africa
On 20 July 2021, Nahana Communications Group launched its Small Business Rescue Fund to donate R1,400,000 to various small businesses, devastated by the looting and violence that swept across the country in the past weeks. 26 Jul 2021 Read more

Key trends to watch in the world of social media
The Hellosocial team lists their top picks below: 30 Jun 2021 Read more

Recently launched Debonairs Pizza TVC highlights the #BehindTheMask normal
Debonairs Pizza, the leading quick service restaurant in the pizza category, has launched its Real Deal pizza TVC. The new TVC not only showcases value for money but also highlights the #BehindTheMask normal, where everyday conversations are 'masked'. 10 Jun 2021 Read more

The City of Cape Town and HelloFCB+ ask residents: How are you?; raising awareness for mental health
The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic forced all South Africans to come face to face with mental health, by either experiencing it themselves for the first time or seeing a loved one go through it. 26 May 2021 Read more

Finding inspiration and creativity in a time of crisis: FCB Joburg delivers an insightful session at Ad Week Europe 2021
Last week, Advertising Week Europe 2021, held a four- day immersive digital experience from 10-13 May 2021, showcasing some of the most revered minds in advertising, brand marketing and technology from around the globe. 21 May 2021 Read more

FCB launches campaign for Toyota's latest offering
Toyota South Africa has launched the all-new Toyota Agya to capture a bigger share of the country's small car market. 27 Jan 2021 Read more

Girl Effect's Springster and HelloFCB+ bring 'Girl Possible' to life to help inspire, support young girls to dream big
Springster is a mobile-first global brand created by Girl Effect, an international non-profit that builds media to help girls make choices and changes in their lives. Springster connects millions of girls in countries such as Kenya, Indonesia and Ghana with online content that's designed to help them navigate the complexities that come with growing up and is available for free with no data charges. 25 Jan 2021 Read more

Lactalis SA awards full-service account to HelloFCB+
Following a strategic and creative pitch, Lactalis SA has awarded its integrated marketing communications on its Parmalat, Melrose and President Cheese brands, excluding media planning and buying, to HelloFCB+. 21 Jan 2021 Read more

McCann1886 successfully applies lockdown lessons for Steers
McCann1886 is successfully applying the lessons it learnt during last year's hard lockdown to the work it is doing for clients across the board. 20 Jan 2021 Read more

McCann1886 enters 2021 with new accounts
McCann1886 was awarded several accounts in the last few weeks of 2020 and begins the new year on a high. 14 Jan 2021 Read more

Tastic's new TVC from FCB Joburg a reminder of people's innate generosity - the spirit of ubuntu
Tastic Rice's new TVC from FCB Joburg is a beautifully cast and shot reminder of people's innate generosity, and how much that generosity shapes our everyday lives. 17 Dec 2020 Read more

HelloFCB+ brings SABC3's festive season proposition to life
HelloFCB+ is using digital and social media to communicate SABC3's festive season proposition to millennial fans of the channel's programming. 10 Dec 2020 Read more

FCB named Adweek's 2020 Global Agency of the Year
FCB has been selected by Adweek as its Global Agency of the Year. Citing the agency's continued growth, innovation and ability to quickly adapt in the face of the many challenges impacting the world this year, the publication recognised FCB's unwavering focus on its people, clients and the creative work they accomplish together as the factors that made the 147-year-old network stand out. 9 Dec 2020 Read more

HelloFCB+ and the WCED inspire 2020 matrics to #CommitToFinish their matric year
With the school year disrupted as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the Western Cape Government Department of Education (WCED) is urging the 2020 matric class not to give up with its #CommitToFinish campaign. 8 Dec 2020 Read more

HelloFCB+ awarded Western Cape Government business
After a stringent three-phase tender process, HelloFCB+ has been awarded the Western Cape Government (WCG) marketing communication account. 3 Dec 2020 Read more

The MediaShop wins Network Media Agency of the Year
For the third time in the past four years, The MediaShop has been awarded Network Media Agency of the Year at the 2020 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards. 27 Nov 2020 Read more

#Loeries2020 round-up: FCB Joburg, HelloFCB+
FCB Joburg and HelloFCB+ each picked up highly coveted Gold Loeries at the Loeries Creative Week held between 16 and 20 November. 26 Nov 2020 Read more

South Africa's online shoppers given opportunity to shop more sustainably
South African shoppers have been given the opportunity to shop more sustainably by carbon offsetter, ReSpek Nature, and leading online retailer, 19 Nov 2020 Read more

Toyota shows South Africans the meaning of 'the luxury of freedom' with new Toyota Fortuner
Toyota South Africa is showing South Africans exactly what the phrase 'the luxury of freedom' means with the launch of the new Toyota Fortuner. 19 Nov 2020 Read more

New Debonairs Pizza TVC celebrates SA's fondness for being 'happiiii'
Debonairs Pizza is celebrating South Africa's fondness for being 'happiiii' during the festive season with a new TVC from FCB Joburg for its current value deal, the Festive Deal. 17 Nov 2020 Read more

Cape Town ECD one of Creativepool's Creative Industry Influencers of the Year 2020
Cape Town-based Camilla Clerke, executive creative director at the human connections agency HelloFCB+, has been named as one of Creativepool's Creative Industry Influencers of the Year for 2020. 29 Oct 2020 Read more

Toyota SA evolves Toyota Hilux's strategic positioning with launch of 8th generation
Coinciding with the unveiling of the 8th generation of its market-leading range of super tough bakkies, Toyota South Africa has evolved the Toyota Hilux's 'Tough, Tougher, Tougher-er' strategic positioning to claim 'Legendary Toughness'. 28 Oct 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg appoints Struan Bourquin to lead Toyota SA account
FCB Joburg has appointed Struan Bourquin to lead its business on the Toyota South Africa account, one it has held since 1961 when the agency (then Lindsay Smithers) was asked to launch the first Toyota model to be sold in South Africa, the Toyopet. 27 Oct 2020 Read more

Cape Town Stadium to feature in new racing video game from iconic Codemasters stable
The Cape Town Stadium has been selected as one of the in-game playgrounds in a new racing game from leading UK video game developer and publisher, Codemasters. 26 Oct 2020 Read more

The 5th Edition of the Toyota Fortuner Challenge goes ahead
The fifth edition of the annual Toyota Fortuner Challenge is going ahead this year, albeit under South Africa's Covid-19 regulations. 15 Oct 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg launches new 'star' in Toyota SA's galaxy
FCB Joburg has created a 360° through-the-line campaign for the new 'star' in Toyota South Africa's galaxy the Toyota Starlet, utilising television, radio digital and social, out-of-home, print and below-the-line print collateral in dealerships. 13 Oct 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg tweaks concept approved before lockdown for Debonairs
FCB Joburg has tweaked a concept originally conceived, approved and shot before lockdown for Debonairs Pizza, the country's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza segment. 30 Sep 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg's #ThisIsGlugGlug ad for Sasol takes poll position on best liked ads list
FCB Joburg's "This isn't just any fuel. #ThisIsGlugGlug television commercial for Sasol Energy has taken poll position on the list of South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads of 2019. 14 Aug 2020 Read more

4,000 orphans, vulnerable children receive 35 tonnes of critical supplies and protective equipment with the support of the Nahana Foundation
A total of 35 tonnes of food, essential household items, sanitisers and masks - equivalent to 1,800 care parcels - were delivered to more than 3,800 orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers in Ga-Dikgale to coincide with #MandelaDay2020. 22 Jul 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg's first shoot coming out of lockdown helps Toyota welcome customers back on the road
After more than two months of hard lockdown, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is welcoming its customers and other road users back on the byways and highways with a campaign from FCB Joburg. 6 Jul 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer group MD Thabang Skwambane one of world's 'most creative'
International advertising, media and technology journal, Adweek, has included one of South Africa's leading admen - group managing director of FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer - Thabang Skwambane on its 2020 Creative 100 Honour Roll. 11 Jun 2020 Read more

Tomorrow Trust launches social media challenge to assist vulnerable learners during lockdown
The Tomorrow Trust, a non-profit organisation supporting children and youth in need throughout their educational journey, has launched a social media campaign to assist its beneficiaries or their caregivers stay connected to support during the lockdown. 13 May 2020 Read more

Coca-Cola leverages its English Premier League sponsorship in Nigeria with a campaign from FCB
Coca-Cola is leveraging its sponsorship of the English Premier League with an integrated campaign currently running in Nigeria, and created and implemented by the soft drink's marketing partners on the continent including FCB, Isobar, Dentsu, Ogilvy Nigeria, Town Criers and R&B Public Relations. 27 Feb 2020 Read more

FCB Joburg and Coca-Cola's Phonetic Can major winner at 2019 Creative Circle Awards
FCB Joburg and its client, Coca-Cola South Africa, were among the biggest winners at the 2019 edition of the Creative Circle Annual Awards. 25 Feb 2020 Read more

Debonairs Pizza kicks off 2020 with 'Last Number' promotion for its popular Triple-Decker
Debonairs Pizza, the country's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza segment, has kicked off 2020 with a campaign from FCB Joburg promoting its popular Triple-Decker® offering. 12 Feb 2020 Read more

Tseliso Rangaka appointed group chief creative officer at FCB and Hellocomputer Johannesburg
Creative big-hitter Tseliso Rangaka is returning as chief creative officer to the agency where he started his career, FCB Joburg, also assuming responsibility for the creative output of its specialist agency partner Hellocomputer. 11 Feb 2020 Read more

Latest episode in #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign another winner on social
The latest episode in the #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign from FCB Joburg is another winner on social media with 150,000 Facebook views, 2,224 views on Instagram and over 911 views on YouTube. 12 Dec 2019 Read more

Sasol 'Ama-Glug-Glug' retains pole position as South Africa's Most Loved Ad
Sasol 'Ama-Glug-Glug' created in 1999 by Lindsay Smithers FCB, now FCB Joburg, has retained its pole position as South Africa's Best Liked Ad 'of all time'. 9 Dec 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg announces a new creative leadership team
FCB Joburg is putting its creative future in the hands of young and ready talent. Suhana Gordhan and Tian van den Heever, both of whom are no strangers to the advertising industry, have been promoted to executive creative directors joining Neo Segola who became an ECD last year. The trio have consistently been creating highly contagious, well-awarded work for the agency for several years now. 4 Dec 2019 Read more

Debonairs Pizza's Halloween campaign delivers scary results
Debonairs Pizza's recent Halloween campaign captured South Africa's imagination and delivered scary results in terms of social media uptake. 19 Nov 2019 Read more

MyToyota launches intelligence platform to keep Toyota drivers connected
FCB Joburg has pulled together a 360° campaign to communicate Toyota South Africa's innovative cloud-based internet-connected intelligence platform aimed at providing in-mobility Wi-Fi-connected services. 14 Nov 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg celebrates with 3 Gold, 5 Silvers and 4 Crafts at Pendorings
FCB Joburg celebrated the end of the 10th month of 2019 with three Gold and five Silver Pendoring Awards for 'contagious' work for three iconic brands and a design for its agency refurbishment, as well as four prestigious Craft Awards. 11 Nov 2019 Read more

Umalume teaches his nieces and nephews about Debonairs Pizza
Debonairs Pizza, the 28-year-old proudly South African brand that is also the leading quick-serve restaurant in the pizza market, is promoting their Khetha 5 offer five medium pizzas for just R249.90, with a new 30-second TVC and 20-second cut down from FCB Joburg. 6 Nov 2019 Read more

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group. 1 Nov 2019 Read more

NetFlorist and HelloFCB+ gets guys to send flowers to their mates
What do South African men think about every 6 seconds? That's right. Football. English Premier League Football, to be precise. Some would say they love it more than their, well, loved ones. 1 Oct 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg, HelloFCB+ and Hellocomputer clients shine in 2019 Top Brands lists
FCB Joburg, HelloFCB+ and Hellocomputer clients shone in this year's Sunday Times Top Brands survey with 16 brands achieving a spot in 15 categories, two of them business. 27 Sep 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ creates endowment fund to honour Simon Nicholson, support skills development initiatives
HelloFCB+ has created an endowment fund to celebrate the life of one of its employees, Simon Nicholson, who passed away in 2018. 17 Sep 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg creates new TVC for Easy Waves
FCB Joburg has created a campaign with an above-the-line focus for the Easy Waves Moroccan Oil haircare range that gives semi-natural women freedom to style their hair healthily and with ease. 13 Sep 2019 Read more

New heroes brave the fourth Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge
South African sports heroes once again do the unbelievable in a campaign created by FCB Joburg to promote the fourth edition of Toyota's highly-successful Fortuner 4x4 Challenge. 5 Sep 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg wins at Loeries 2019 for Coca-Cola SA, Toyota SA
FCB Joburg won a total of 10 Loeries at the 2019 Loerie Advertising Awards held in Durban over the weekend for its clients Coca-Cola SA and Toyota SA. 28 Aug 2019 Read more

Debonairs Pizza continues to innovate with On the Double Stacked
Debonairs Pizza, the leading quick service restaurant in the pizza category, has launched an innovative new version of its popular On the Double® offer as part of its ongoing strategy to engage with millennials and attract new customers. 16 Aug 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ wins creative and strategic duties for the City of Cape Town
The City of Cape Town has handed HelloFCB+ the reins to its account after a hotly contested pitch that pit a number of Cape Town-based agencies against each other. 15 Aug 2019 Read more

Press Start! Toyota SA launches iconic Supra with FCB Joburg
Toyota SA has launched the fifth-generation Supra to South African high-end sports car enthusiasts with a 360° campaign from FCB Joburg that taps into the nostalgia of the video games it featured in during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. 14 Aug 2019 Read more

Toyota Hilux turns 50, celebrates with everyday legends in new campaign from FCB Joburg
Toyota Hilux celebrates 50 years in South Africa this year with the launch of a new limited-edition model, the Hilux Legend 50. FCB Joburg brought this campaign to life, celebrating the role everyday legends have played in its success. 8 Aug 2019 Read more

Did someone say 'meerkat'? Toyota SA and old family friends launch bespoke limited-edition Hilux
Toyota SA has launched the next chapter in Toyota's GR product story - a bespoke limited-edition Hilux GR Sport - with a new television commercial from FCB Joburg, featuring old family friends. 29 Jul 2019 Read more

Sir Fruit appoints HelloFCB+
Sir Fruit, the national juicing and distribution company well known for its quirky take on everything, has appointed HelloFCB+ as its through-the-line agency. 18 Jul 2019 Read more

Capfin reaps rewards of partnering with HelloFCB+
Just 10 weeks after awarding its account to the newly formed HelloFCB+, Capfin South Africa is reaping the rewards of its decision. 11 Jul 2019 Read more

Toyota Rush launch wins Marketing Achievement Award
Toyota South Africa and its long-term marketing partner, FCB Joburg, were awarded last week (June 27) by the Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) in the New Product or Brand Launch category for the 2018 launch of the Toyota Rush. 4 Jul 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ establishes creative technologist position, appoints Brendan Arries
To further augment its creative product and reduce the inherent divide between creativity and technology, HelloFCB+ has established a creative technologist position and appointed Brendan Arries to the role. 2 Jul 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ helps fathers get the gift they really deserve this Father's Day
In a new campaign by HelloFCB+ for Pernod Ricard and The Glenlivet, The Great Father's Day Gift Upgrade gave dads a way to get the gift they really deserved this Father's Day - a bottle of The Glenlivet. 21 Jun 2019 Read more

New TVC from FCB Joburg drives Debonairs' Pizza Friendzy promotion
A new television commercial - in 30-second and 20-second formats - from FCB Joburg is driving a Debonairs Pizza promotion that is creating R160m's worth of attention, the Debonairs Pizza Friendzy®. 19 Jun 2019 Read more

Jonathan Deeb resigns as joint CCO of FCB Joburg
After six years at the helm of the creative department of FCB Joburg, joint CCO Jonathan Deeb has announced his resignation. Jonathan is looking to pursue new, possibly global, opportunities. 11 Jun 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg wins D&AD Pencil for Africa's Travel Indaba
Hot on the heels of being part of the team praised by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom for delivering the "best Africa's Travel Indaba hosted yet", FCB Joburg has received another accolade for its work on the account. This time, it's a Wood Pencil from the D&AD Awards, which bestows the most prestigious awards in the creative industry - the Pencils. FCB Joburg received a Wood Pencil in the Branding - New Branding Schemes category for its corporate identity for Africa's Travel Indaba. 28 May 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ and Netflorist say it with a Pencil
Newly formed Cape Town agency, HelloFCB+, has already landed its first piece of major silverware in the form of a Wood Pencil at this year's annual D&AD Awards in London. 27 May 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg helps deliver 'best yet' Africa's Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019, which took place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban earlier this month, brought together over 6,500 delegates including 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers and was, according to Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, the "best Africa's Travel Indaba hosted yet". 23 May 2019 Read more

HelloFCB+ designs for Cradle of Human Culture
HelloFCB+, the human connections agency based in Cape Town, designed the corporate identify for the Cradle of Human Culture, launched in April by Wesgro and the Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport and Economic Development and Tourism. 21 May 2019 Read more

Kaizer Chiefs star in #Story6 in Toyota SA's #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign
Soccer legends Kaizer Chiefs Football Club star in the latest chapter of Toyota South Africa's #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign which pays homage to the marque's numerous loyal fans. 20 May 2019 Read more

FCB Joburg launches a new campaign for an iconic brand
For 93 years South Africa's leading spread, Black Cat continues to empower future generations, a fact made clear in a new campaign from FCB Joburg highlighting - as always - that 'the kids are alright with peanut power'. 16 May 2019 Read more

Bye-bye Harold, hello Bra Gift
South Africans are saying 'Bye-bye Harold, hello Bra Gift' as NetFlorist introduces its new spokesperson to the country with its Mother's Day campaign which launched last week (30 April). 6 May 2019 Read more

Debonairs Pizza reminds fans to take advantage of its free delivery service with new TVC campaign
In a world where convenience comes at a price, South Africa's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza category, Famous Brands' Debonairs Pizza, is reminding fans to take advantage of its free delivery service with three punchy television commercials in a campaign called "Skaba Dom". 11 Apr 2019 Read more

Sasol invokes iconic SA ad in latest campaign from FCB Joburg
Sasol Energy has invoked an iconic South African ad first flighted 27 years ago in its latest fuel campaign from FCB Joburg, coincidentally the agency responsible for the TVC when it was trading as Lindsay Smithers-FCB. 10 Apr 2019 Read more

KOO helps mom come put silver lining around her family's 'ku-rough' day
A new television commercial from FCB Joburg for Tiger Brands flagship, KOO, highlights why it is not only the country's favourite tinned food brand1, it also leads the Top 10 pack of South Africa's favourite brands. 27 Mar 2019 Read more

FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer campaign helps online florist bust the drought
A campaign created by FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer for NetFlorist, South Africa's largest online florist and gifting company, came to the business's rescue when sales dried up in 2018. 13 Mar 2019 Read more

Toyota SA launches new Corolla Hatch with TVC from FCB Joburg
Toyota South Africa and FCB Joburg have launched the all-new Toyota Corolla Hatch with a 30-second television commercial directed by Your Girlfriend's Morgan Dingle and supported by an integrated campaign with a strong digital component. 28 Feb 2019 Read more

71 graduates complete work experience with FCB Africa
A group of 71 advertising and marketing graduates recently completed their mandatory month-long work experience module at the FCB Africa Group's campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hailing from various tertiary institutions in Gauteng, and as far-flung as the North West, Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape and Lesotho, the graduates had the opportunity to observe, work, and experience the daily activities and routines of agency life. 18 Dec 2018 Read more

Debonairs Pizza loses its head
If you were asked to compile a list of engaging digital initiatives from brands that typically live in the traditional media space, chances are you'd add 'Headless Deliveryman' created for Debonairs Pizza by FCB Joburg to celebrate Halloween to that list. 12 Dec 2018 Read more

Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget
Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6,000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey. 11 Dec 2018 Read more

30 graduates complete FCB Africa's 2018 Programme
A total of 30 graduates have completed FCB Africa's 2018 Graduate Programme, 20 at the agency group's Johannesburg campus and 10 at its Cape Town offices. 11 Dec 2018 Read more

WCG stresses emergency medical staff EMS bravery with two new videos
The Western Cape Government (WCG) has launched two new videos focusing on the vital role its Emergency Medical Staff (EMS) play on a daily basis. 6 Dec 2018 Read more

McCann South Africa, 1886 Advertising merge
McCann South Africa and 1886 Advertising are to merge. The new agency, registered as McCann1886, will begin trading on 1 January 2019. It will be led by 1886's current managing director, Derek Coles, and current chief creative officer, Stuart Stobbs. 5 Dec 2018 Read more

To claim fast internet for all, VOO Telecom turns the infamous buffering wheel into a new medium
Data shows that over 50% of people experience "buffer rage" every day. A state of uncontrollable anger induced by the interruption of online content or streaming video due to slow internet speed. 34% of respondents even suffer more from buffer rage than road rage. 4 Dec 2018 Read more

Debonairs Pizza launches 'Dezemba' campaign
The festive season is upon us. And as we get ready to let our hair down and kick our feet up, Debonairs Pizza rolled up its sleeves one last time to launch a meal that would make this year's festive a little more 'feast-ive' - without breaking the bank, of course. 14 Nov 2018 Read more

Toyota adds TV to Aygo mix
The new campaign for Toyota Aygo from long-standing marketing partner, FCB Joburg, adds television to the mix after historically relying on digital to communicate with the competitively priced car's young and highly aspirational target market. 13 Nov 2018 Read more

FCB Inferno launches latest evolution of 'This Girl Can' for Sport England
One of FCB Africa's sister agencies, FCB Inferno, has launched the latest evolution of its "This Girl Can" campaign with Sport England, entitled "Fit Got Real", which aims to inspire women to have the confidence to be more active to improve both their physical health and mental well-being. 12 Nov 2018 Read more

High fives all round for FCB Africa clients on top brands lists
Palms are stinging at FCB Africa's offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg from high-fiving the myriad client/agency teams after their phenomenal performance in the Sunday Times 2018 Top Brands survey. 29 Oct 2018 Read more

#AfricaEmoji forever
In July 2018, in true Africanacity style, Absa gave a new emoji life on our Twitter screens - #AfricaEmoji. 19 Oct 2018 Read more

Toyota SA, FCB Joburg create beaded billboard as Corolla love letter
This Heritage Month, Toyota South Africa and its long-standing agency, FCB Joburg, have created a 'beaded billboard' with the help of KZN community-based NGO Woza Moya to celebrate the love Toyota Corolla owners feel every time they drive their cars and celebrate the Corolla heritage. 21 Sep 2018 Read more

Women playing larger role at SA's oldest agency
The promotion of two extremely talented women to executive creative director and the appointment of three new Exco members - all of them women - at FCB Joburg has highlighted the commitment of South Africa's oldest full-service marketing communication agency to ensuring women's voices are not only heard, they are acted upon. 17 Sep 2018 Read more

Toyota Hilux gets 'tougher-er' in new campaign from FCB Joburg
Toyota Hilux, renowned for its legendary toughness and for nearly 50 years the market leader in a hotly contested segment of the market, goes up against its toughest competition yet in a new campaign from FCB Joburg. 11 Sep 2018 Read more

Tastic Rice repositions masterbrand, innovates with two new variants
Tastic Rice has taken to the small screen to communicate its new masterbrand campaign, as well as the launch of two new variants in the rice market. 11 Sep 2018 Read more

FCB Joburg assists host 10th Annual BRICS Leaders' Summit
FCB Joburg and its eventing team assisted Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) with the execution of the BRICS Business Forum, a key event within the overall BRICS Leaders' Summit held in Johannesburg recently. 10 Sep 2018 Read more

Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge social media campaign wins at Sports Industry Awards
The social media element of the 2017 campaign developed by FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer for the Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge took top position in the 'Best Use of Social Media' category at the Sport Industry Awards held last week in Johannesburg. 6 Sep 2018 Read more

Key to unlocking domestic travel potential: Creating a travel culture among young South Africans
The key to unlocking domestic tourism and travel potential in South Africa is to create and nurture a travel culture among all its peoples, and especially among its young, increasingly mobile and highly aspirational Afrilennials. 30 Aug 2018 Read more

Hat trick for Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge
Toyota South Africa is running its Fortuner 4x4 Challenge this spring, making it a hat trick for the successful competition which pairs four professional athletes with four Toyota fans as the teams battle it out in a bid to drive home in a brand-new Fortuner 4x4. 29 Aug 2018 Read more

Debonairs Pizza showcases ease of 'Deliver to Pin' with new TVC
Debonairs Pizza is showcasing how easy it is to interact with the Debonairs Pizza mobile app and uses its Deliver to Pin functionality to have your pizza delivered when you are not at a formal physical address. 28 Aug 2018 Read more

Feisty TVC for Debonairs Pizza from FCB Joburg 'Big Nyana'
South Africa's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza segment and FCB Joburg 'went big' in Debonairs Pizza's latest television commercial with outsized locations and props to show why, when you have a taste for big things, the Big Nyana will more than make the grade. 10 Aug 2018 Read more

FCB Joburg distills essence of 'Africanacity' as it assists Absa relaunch in Africa
FCB Joburg has created a new word, as well as a 360° campaign embracing traditional and new media, to assist Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa Group, in its relaunch in Africa. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

Popular ad campaign wins again!
These three radio ads from FCB Africa agency, 1886 Advertising, took a Radio Campaign Silver Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival this year, proving that great creative ideas have the legs to go the distance, year after year. 24 Jul 2018 Read more

FCB Joburg's TVC for Toyota's new SUV a 'total rush'
FCB Joburg's television commercial launching Toyota South Africa's new compact SUV is a 'total rush', pun intended. 13 Jul 2018 Read more

FCB Africa appoints chief technology officer
In a move which underscores the importance of technology to successful companies worldwide, FCB Africa has named Andre Pillay, currently its Chief Information Officer, as its first Chief Technology Officer, and awarded him a seat on its Executive Committee (EXCO). 9 Jul 2018 Read more

FCB Joburg and Mrs Balls: Turning meals you like into ones you love
Tiger Brands' 147-year-old flagship brand, Mrs Balls Chutney, has taken to the small screen to reinforce its stature within the category. 27 Jun 2018 Read more

SA Tourism, FCB Joburg celebrate Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 success
SA Tourism's marketing team and marketing partner, FCB Joburg, again proved their mettle at Africa's Travel Indaba 2018, which drew to a close in Durban on 10 May. 8 Jun 2018 Read more

FCB Joburg designer selected to study for Masters in Sweden
An FCB Joburg designer, Nontokozo Tshabalala, has beaten out 20,000 applicants to join nine other young South Africans to be awarded a Sweden Institute Study Scholarship (SSIS) to study for her Masters degree in that country. 7 Jun 2018 Read more

South African Tourism, FCB Joburg successfully rebrand Africa's Travel Indaba
South African Tourism and FCB Joburg have successfully completed the rebranding of "Indaba" as "Africa's Travel Indaba" at this year's event, which drew to a close in Durban on 10 May. 5 Jun 2018 Read more

Annicia Manyaapelo appointed Integrated Executive Business Director at FCB Joburg
Annicia Manyaapelo has been appointed Integrated Executive Business Director on the South African Tourism account at FCB Joburg. 31 May 2018 Read more

FCB copywriter off to Cannes as global correspondent
A young copywriter from FCB Joburg has just landed the gig of her lifetime (to date) - Yenani Madikwa has been selected as FCB Global's second annual Cannes FCBsocialEYE and receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend Cannes 2018 next month (June). 30 May 2018 Read more

Singing the praises of Debonairs Pizza's Beef Almighty
Debonairs Pizza has launched the Beef Almighty, a new premium quality beef steak topping range comprising three variants (Double Beef & Bacon, Spicy Beef, and Beef & Mushroom) with a new television commercial from FCB Joburg called "Praise Singer". 22 May 2018 Read more

Toyota's new social engagement campaign from FCB Joburg lifts off
Toyota's new social engagement campaign has successfully lifted off with over 90,000 hits and 1.4 million impressions for its first execution paying homage to Toyota Corolla owner Jitesh and his car. 16 May 2018 Read more

Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect
Rohan Reddy has been appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect with responsibility for curating the creative product of the group's affiliate agencies on the continent, particularly for clients and brands with a global footprint or a presence in markets across Africa. 14 May 2018 Read more

Terry Unser appointed Executive Business Director at 1886
Terry Unser, previously Executive Business Director at FCB Africa affiliate, 1886, has rejoined the agency as Executive Director: Integrated Business. The position, a newly created one, underscores the importance of integration across all media channels and marketing disciplines for 1886's clients. Her responsibilities include all communication and business development for clients as well as managing their integrated media solutions. 19 Apr 2018 Read more

Cobus van Zyl appointed as EBD At FCB Africa
Cobus van Zyl, a marketing communications professional with seven years' experience in South Africa and eight in various sub-Saharan Africa markets, has been appointed an executive business director at FCB Africa with responsibility for FCB Connect, the liaison between the group's affiliate agencies on the continent and clients with a footprint in markets across the rest of Africa. 11 Apr 2018 Read more

Mr Cuddles back in new Wimpy TVC
Mr Cuddles, best friend of one of Wimpy's cutest customers ever - and previously the scapegoat when her dad attempted to shift the blame for eating the cheesegriller off her mom's plate - is back in a new television commercial for the iconic South African fast-service family restaurant. 4 Apr 2018 Read more

Debonairs Pizza sides with working moms
One of South Africa's leading quick service restaurants in the pizza market, Debonairs Pizza, has come down squarely on the side of working moms with its value-for-money deal, a wallet-pleasing On the Double® promotion offering two large pizzas - from a choice of six amazing flavor combinations - for just R129.90. 16 Mar 2018 Read more

SA's largest agency puts the 'broad' into B-BBEE
FCB Africa is celebrating several recent B-BBEE milestones that, once again, highlight that the group is one of only a handful in the industry that doesn't pay lip-service to the word "broad" in the phrase "broad-based black economic empowerment". 7 Mar 2018 Read more

FCB Africa, FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer Land 11 Bookmark Pixels for five clients
FCB Africa and its agencies - FCB Cape Town, FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer - landed 11 Pixels for five different clients at the IAB Bookmark Awards, including a highly sought-after Black Pixel. 6 Mar 2018 Read more

NetFlorist's sassy cupid on air with free Lindt chocolates in time for Valentine's
NetFlorist, South Africa's largest sameday gift and flower delivery service, and its sassy cupid, Harold, are back on air in time for Valentine's Day. 8 Feb 2018 Read more

Facebook update not the end of brands and social media
The update to Facebook announced last week Thursday (18 January) will not lay waste to the time, effort and money spent by brands on creating and curating a presence on the social media channel. 24 Jan 2018 Read more

Debonairs Pizza launches 'Awesome Foursome'
Debonairs Pizza has launched the 'Awesome Foursome™' - a super pizza comprising four large pizza squares, each measuring 17cm by 17cm, topped with the consumer's choice of four of six different popular Debonairs Pizza flavour combinations. 11 Jan 2018 Read more

Toyota South Africa, FCB Africa 'renew vows'
Toyota South Africa and FCB Africa have 'renewed their vows' meaning that one of the longest-standing relationships in the local advertising and marketing industry will continue uninterrupted. 15 Dec 2017 Read more

25 interns successfully complete FCB Graduate Programme
FCB Africa's Graduate Programme, a year-long mentorship and work experience immersion at the group agencies FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer Cape Town, Hellocomputer Joburg, FCB Joburg and 1886, successfully capped 25 interns during the last weeks of 2017. 13 Dec 2017 Read more

FCB Africa to power the Sasol brand
After a four-way pitch, FCB Africa has been appointed to handle the above-the-line marketing communication for Sasol. 11 Dec 2017 Read more

'Man Up, Slow Down'
To draw attention to the national 16 Days of Activism campaign, FCB Cape Town has developed another hard-hitting ad for the Western Cape Government's Safely Home initiative. 7 Dec 2017 Read more

FCB Cape Town recognised at 2017 Care Awards
FCB Cape Town has been recognised once again for its innovative CANSA Testimonials campaign, this time by an international audience at the 2017 Care Awards. 4 Dec 2017 Read more

Absa looks to boost card usage over cash with a campaign from FCB
Absa intends boosting card usage over cash with a new campaign from FCB Joburg that utilises television, radio, out-of-home, digital, social and internal communications. 24 Nov 2017 Read more

For parents of Down syndrome babies, 'sorry' is a dirty word
FCB Canada has launched a follow-up to its award-winning "Down Syndrome Answers" campaign for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society to coincide with Canadian Down Syndrome Week. 14 Nov 2017 Read more

Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials
Marketers who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies, but those who appreciate the subtle nuances between the two 'generations' and use this understanding to finetune their brands' relationship with consumers should experience growth in terms of sales and brand value. 6 Nov 2017 Read more

Brand SA, FCB Africa finalists in 2017 City Nation Place Awards
Brand South Africa and its marketing partner, FCB Africa, have achieved finalist status in the 2017 City Nation Place Awards, an international competition benchmarking and celebrating best practice in place branding vision. 19 Oct 2017 Read more

Finally home: A 6,000km journey on foot for Aluwani
Ten years ago, FCB Joburg MD Thabang Skwambane was so moved by the plight of one small Limpopo child that he founded Aluwani to care for a community of 63 orphaned and vulnerable children, cycling unsupported from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for the organisation. 28 Sep 2017 Read more

New radio spot airs in Debonairs Pizza's ‘Lamba Busters' campaign
A new radio spot - the fourth in a series promoting Debonairs Pizza's ‘#Un-lamba yourself' special offers - has broken on 5FM and Metro FM. 15 Sep 2017 Read more

New Debonairs Pizza TVC plays up size of new Cram-Decker
A new television commercial for Debonairs Pizza pays homage to the size and hunger-busting satisfaction delivered by its brand-new pizza innovation, the Cram-Decker™. 8 Sep 2017 Read more

Toyota Fortuner 4X4 enlists support of four sporting heroes for 2017 competition
Toyota Fortuner 4x4 has enlisted the support of four prominent South African sports heroes for its 2017 version of the competition that enthused sports and motoring fans countrywide last year. 4 Sep 2017 Read more

FCB Joburg sends graduates to One Show ‘Minds Wide Open' bootcamp
Two talented members of FCB Joburg's Graduate Programme - Nontokozo Tshabalala and Shannon Koor - have won a rigorous internal evaluation process and will be flying to Michigan State University in the United States to attend the highly respected Minds Wide Open workshop. 31 Aug 2017 Read more

New campaign from FCB for Amarula Trust urges ‘Don't Let Them Disappear'
A new campaign from FCB Cape Town for the Amarula Trust aims to decrease demand for elephant ivory through education. 25 Aug 2017 Read more

FCB Cape Town creates dramatic new #SafelyHome commercial
Safely Home, the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport & Public Works' road safety campaign, has released a new hard-hitting TV commercial created by FCB Cape Town and Egg Films. 17 Aug 2017 Read more

New Bonitas 'Epiphanies' TVC builds on successful 2016 ‘Eureka' campaign
Bonitas Medical Fund is building on the considerable success of its 2016 ‘Eureka' campaign with ‘Epiphanies', a new television commercial and supporting online proof point videos. 1 Aug 2017 Read more

Debonairs Pizza takes it to a new level
Debonairs Pizza, South Africa's most satisfying fast-service restaurant according to the recently released South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), has taken ‘it' to a new level with another television commercial that taps into the social fabric of its core target market. 31 Jul 2017 Read more

FCB Joburg MD meets Aluwani fundraisers at Vic Falls
FCB Joburg Managing Director Thabang Skwambane has joined former Aluwani interns Warren Handley and Tom David at Victoria Falls for a few days of their epic journey on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg. 21 Jul 2017 Read more

Western Cape Government's Safely Home video created by FCB Cape Town goes viral
A video created by FCB Cape Town for the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport and Public Works' Safely Home campaign has gone viral and ignited social media platforms around the world. It has over 30 million views on the Daily Mail Online site alone. It has also been picked up and shared by traffic law enforcement agencies in the UK, America and Australia. 20 Jul 2017 Read more

FCB Cape Town pats Mother City agencies on back for Cannes performance
FCB Cape Town, one of the most respected agencies in the Mother City, has praised its contemporaries in the coastal town for their impressive performance at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 5 Jul 2017 Read more

Debonairs Pizza, FCB Joburg celebrates top slot
Debonairs Pizza, one of the brands in the Famous Brands stable, and its marketing partner, FCB Joburg, are celebrating the quick service restaurant chain's move to the top slot on the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index. 4 Jul 2017 Read more

Toyota ‘buffs' Yaris image with Yaris Pulse, new campaign
Toyota South Africa has ‘buffed up' the Yaris' image with the launch of Yaris Pulse, which sports a bigger 1.5l engine and improved rear styling among other attractive new features. 21 Jun 2017 Read more

Wimpy inspires South Africans to reconnect
Wimpy, one of the country's favourite casual dining family restaurants, is inspiring South Africans who never have enough time, to make the time for the ones that they love. 20 Jun 2017 Read more

FCB Joburg helps South African Tourism launch new product, new campaign
FCB Joburg helped South African Tourism launch two new initiatives to delegates at Indaba 2017 last month. 14 Jun 2017 Read more

FCB Africa creates lion's share of South Africa's favourite ads
FCB Africa agencies have once again created the lion's share of South Africa's favourite television ads, according to Millward Brown Kantar's annual listing. 13 Jun 2017 Read more

Debonairs' Pizza's humorous tack secures top spot on Kantar Millward Brown Most-Liked list
Debonairs Pizza's determination to weave good-hearted, family-style humour into its advertising has paid off with a top spot on Kantar Millward Brown's Most-Liked television commercials list for the third quarter of 2016. 30 May 2017 Read more

Debonairs Pizza calls on South Africans to ‘Un-Lamba' themselves
South Africa's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza sector for some 25 years, Debonairs Pizza, is getting the country moving with a fast-paced radio commercial. 25 May 2017 Read more

FCB Joburg celebrates another SA first at the One Show
FCB Joburg is celebrating another South African first and its radio advertising prowess with its ‘War of Words - Anniversary Forgotten' commercial for NetFlorist. 22 May 2017 Read more

Engen puts a little F1 in your tank - literally
Engen Primax Unleaded, which has the same fuel technology and engineering that has powered the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One team to three world championships, is now available at Engen forecourts in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. 19 May 2017 Read more

Toyota Hilux parks itself in the premium space with Kipling-inspired commercial
Toyota South Africa is positioning the much-loved Toyota Hilux as a truly premium vehicle with a new commercial that celebrates its more aspirational qualities, while holding on to the marque's authentic, South African charm. 18 May 2017 Read more

FCB Cape Town puts pen to paper for Exclusive Books
FCB Cape Town was inspired by classic writers such as Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka to ‘put pen to paper' in its latest campaign for Exclusive Books, one of South Africa's largest bookselling chains with stores throughout South Africa and one in Gaborone, Botswana. 16 May 2017 Read more

Award-winning 'boys' are back in a new campaign for CANSA
The award-winning ‘boys' - two of the two of the hairiest, wrinkliest and most frank-speaking brand ambassadors around - are back in a new campaign for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). 15 May 2017 Read more

NetFlorist's Harold gets close up and personal for Mother's Day
Harold, the public persona of South Africa's leading and largest same-day gifting service, NetFlorist, is getting close-up and personal for Mother's Day with a radio campaign that plays on the “your mother” theme. 10 May 2017 Read more

Toyota demonstrates how taking care preserves functionality, looks - beautifully
A new campaign from FCB Joburg for Toyota Customer Services is demonstrating how taking care of your Toyota throughout its life cycle will preserve its functionality and its appearance. 19 Apr 2017 Read more

New ad for Debonairs Pizza from FCB Joburg breaks through the ‘cell phone barrier'
FCB Joburg has developed a new television commercial for Famous Brands' Debonairs Pizza that breaks through the ‘cell phone barrier'. 11 Apr 2017 Read more

Toyota launches social media live-streaming campaign
If you want to connect with millennials, then you've got to speak their language... and that language is music. 30 Mar 2017 Read more

Toyota gets social by using fans online comments to launch new car
In a dramatic departure from today's pedestrian motor vehicle advertising, Toyota South Africa has used internet comments from its online fan base to launch the C-HR, its brand new high-powered cross-over marque. 2 Mar 2017 Read more

The Toyota Corolla makes fans fall in love with driving again
‘Waku-doki' (the Japanese expression for “heart-pumping” excitement”) is a philosophy that drives Toyota's marketing and it's at the centre of the latest “Love Driving” campaign for the new Corolla. 27 Feb 2017 Read more

FCB Cape Town wins Wesgro
Wesgro, the Western Cape's official tourism, trade and investment agency, has appointed FCB Cape Town to handle its estimated R15m annual marketing and communications account. 25 Jan 2017 Read more

FCB, Hellocomputer's 'Testi-monials' wins Silver Clio
'Darryl', one of the 'testes' starring in the provocative 'Testi-monials' campaign created by FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer for the Cancer Association of South Africa, has been awarded a Silver Clio in the prestigious international competition of the same name. 12 Dec 2016 Read more

FCB Africa celebrates 90 years of iconic South African advertising
FCB Africa - having opened doors in 1926 as E Lindsay Smithers Advertising Agent with the Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company as its first client - is celebrating 90 years of iconic South African advertising this month. 8 Dec 2016 Read more

Wimpy challenges South Africa to #SummerLikeAChamp
Tasked by South Africa's favourite fast-service family restaurant chain, Wimpy, to devise a summer campaign featuring its lip-smacking, tastebud-thrilling, hunger-busting Champ Burger Combo, FCB Joburg looked to an overworked, grey-suited businessman for inspiration. 7 Dec 2016 Read more

Innovative business development, enhancement moves from FCB Cape Town
Leading full-service agency in the Western Cape, FCB Cape Town, has introduced two new innovations it anticipates will add growth and additional relevancy to its current offering. 5 Dec 2016 Read more

FCB celebrates AdFocus wins
It was a 'good night out' for FCB Africa and its agencies at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards held on 23 November. 25 Nov 2016 Read more

FCB Joburg leads first-ever Pendoring official ranking
FCB Joburg, the largest full-service agency within the FCB Africa group, has taken pole position on the first-ever Pendoring official ranking table with a total of 56 points while its sister agency, FCB 1886, placed in seventh position with 25 points. FCB Cape Town, with 11 points, just missed a position in the top 10 ranked agencies. 14 Nov 2016 Read more

Toyota Aygo campaign beats targets
The recent #AygoParentPitch campaign from Toyota South Africa and its marketing partner, FCB Joburg, has significantly beaten the targets the team set itself. 11 Nov 2016 Read more

New business wins for FCB Cape Town in SA, Africa
Spirits in the FCB Cape Town office, already high after beating out 20 other agencies to win the Western Cape Government's R40m communications services tender, have been lifted further by new work coming the agency's way. 8 Nov 2016 Read more

FCB Africa celebrates its Pendoring metal
FCB Africa is celebrating its 2016 Pendoring Awards wins with three of its agencies adding metal to their trophy cabinets this weekend (Friday, 28 October 2016). 28 Oct 2016 Read more

New TVC in Savanna's 'Savanna's Got Apples. Have You?' campaign breaks
Distell's premium cider brand, Savanna, is airing the second television commercial in a campaign developed by FCB Cape Town to entrench the brand's new positioning: 'Savanna's got apples. Have you?'. 24 Oct 2016 Read more

FCB Joburg announces powerful new creative partnership
FCB Joburg has taken a strategic decision to further bolster its creative product by bringing the highly respected and awarded Ahmed Tilly into the agency to partner Executive Creative Director, Jonathan Deeb, in a joint chief creative officer leadership team. 21 Oct 2016 Read more

Toyota Fortuner 4X4 urges SA to vote for one of four sporting heroes. Why?
The Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge - currently appearing on television, in print, on radio, at point-of-sale and on billboards as well as on the web and social media - is urging South Africans to vote for one of four local sporting heroes. 18 Oct 2016 Read more

Wimpy's Big W Breakfast TVC has it all
Smart casting, brilliant character direction, solid performances and a simple yet highly appealing storyline - Wimpy's new television commercial for the Big W Breakfast packs as much into 30 seconds as the fast-service family restaurant chain delivers at breakfast time. 13 Oct 2016 Read more

IDC retains FCB Africa as marketing and communication partner
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has retained FCB Africa as its marketing and communication partner. 12 Oct 2016 Read more

'Fashion With Compassion' pops up at FCB Africa in Joburg, Cape Town
The Butterfly Box, a pop-up charity shop stocked with new and previously loved designer and top-quality men and women's clothing, shoes and accessories at budget prices, debuts in Johannesburg this week at advertising agency FCB Joburg and makes its first birthday appearance in Cape Town at FCB Cape Town. 6 Oct 2016 Read more

Wimpy's meat-loving Papa keeps SA smiling
Wimpy is flighting two new entertaining episodes in 'The Chronicles of Papa'. The recently launched campaign enhances Wimpy's positioning as a casual dining destination offering big eat and value grill meals. 30 Sep 2016 Read more

FCB named SA's Top Creative Agency for third consecutive year
FCB Africa claimed the Robyn Putter Award for the third consecutive year last night at the 18th annual Sunday Times Top Brands awards function. 26 Aug 2016 Read more

CANSA's 'Testi-monials' from FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer one of 2016 Loeries' most awarded
The campaign devised by FCB Cape Town and brought to life by its sister agency, Hellocomputer, for Cancer South Africa (CANSA) earlier this year was one of the most awarded at the 2016 Loerie Advertising Awards Festival held in Durban this weekend (20-21 August). 24 Aug 2016 Read more

Seasoned businesswoman rejoins FCB Africa as chair
Marketing veteran Maserame Mouyeme, who has 26 years' business experience in Africa including South Africa, is returning to FCB Africa as its non-executive chairperson. 11 Aug 2016 Read more

Debonairs Pizza Crammed-Crust - for everyone
South Africa's leading quick service restaurant in the pizza segment, Debonairs Pizza, is promoting its Crammed-Crust® pizza with a 30-second television commercial from FCB Joburg. 2 Aug 2016 Read more

Debonairs Pizza hands control to its customers
Debonairs Pizza, the leading quick service restaurant in the pizza category, is handing control to its customers with a new television campaign that encourages them to customise their pizzas - any which way - using its Smartphone app to communicate with the nearest restaurant. 28 Jul 2016 Read more

Wimpy promises SA's meat lovers a thrill
A new campaign from FCB Joburg, Team Best and Hungry Films for Famous Brands' casual dining destination chain, Wimpy, is promising South Africa's meat lovers a 'thrill' the next time they opt for a grill in one of its restaurants. 26 Jul 2016 Read more

FCB Africa notches up three ads on Millward Brown Top 10 list
FCB Africa has confirmed its ability to consistently create advertising that connects and resonates with the South African consumer with its recent performance on the Millward Brown list of 2015's Most Liked TV Ads. 25 Jul 2016 Read more

New Bonitas TVC delivers highly focussed message
A new television commercial from FCB Joburg for Bonitas Medical Fund is delivering a highly focussed message that prompts South Africans to question exactly what their medical aid gives them. 19 Jul 2016 Read more

FCB Cape Town wins Bronze Apex for Savanna 'New/Different' campaign
FCB Cape Town has won a Bronze Apex for the 'New on the outside. Still different on the inside' campaign it developed for Savanna to launch the Distell cider brand's new packaging and revitalise its communication with consumers. 13 Jul 2016 Read more

Toyota Customer Services radio campaign highlights what happens when parts go bad
A new radio campaign from FCB Joburg for Toyota Customer Services is reminding South Africa's Toyota drivers why investing in genuine parts matters not only when it comes to safety and peace of mind, but because of the impact they can have on everyday life and its well-planned events. 30 Jun 2016 Read more

Debonairs Pizza On the Double
The leading quick service restaurant in the pizza market, Debonairs Pizza, is promoting its popular On the Double® offering with a television commercial on SABC, and DStv channels during May, June and July. 29 Jun 2016 Read more

FCB activation scores three million views in three days
An activation devised by FCB Cape Town for BMW Motorrad scored well over three million views on social media in just three days. 28 Jun 2016 Read more

FCB Cape Town and NetFlorist show guys the power of flowers
NetFlorist, South Africa's largest same-day gift and flower delivery service, recently challenged its agency to get guys to send their gals more flowers more often, not just on anniversaries and birthdays. 24 Jun 2016 Read more

Witty campaign for Toyota 86 leverages instant messaging to demonstrate speed
A witty online and print campaign from FCB Joburg for Toyota 86, the sports car jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, leverages instant message chat to demonstrate the vehicle's racy urban prowess and drive home its pay-off line, "Go Play". 20 Jun 2016 Read more

FCB Joburg helps SA Tourism take INDABA to new heights
Hot on the heels of successfully delivering on its first outing, at Meetings Africa, for South African Tourism after being awarded the multi-million rand account last year, FCB Joburg has helped the office notch up another major success, INDABA 2016. 8 Jun 2016 Read more

Nivea Sun protects Cape Town's kids with sunscreen-dispensing slip 'n slide
Inspired by the success of the Nivea Dolls initiative last year in Brazil, Nivea Sun wanted to continue looking for other innovative ways to help parents protect their children from the harmful effects of the sun. 27 May 2016 Read more

1886 awarded coveted Gold Pencil in New York
1886, one of the partner agencies in the FCB Africa network, has been awarded a coveted Gold Pencil at this year's The One Show for a radio campaign - iGugu - for Cell C. 16 May 2016 Read more

Wimpy creates new burger category
Wimpy, the 49-year-old fast-service restaurant in the Famous Brands stable, has created a new category of burger with the launch of the Slam Burger, a 150g pure coarsely ground beef meatball slammed onto the sizzling grill and then shaped by the unique Slam press just long enough to lock in the succulent juices and flavour. 9 May 2016 Read more

Clorox selects FCB and mcgarrybowen/Dentsu Aegis Network as agencies of record
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has announced the selection of FCB and mcgarrybowen/Dentsu Aegis Network as the lead creative agencies to represent Clorox's portfolio of businesses. Both agencies have demonstrated strong creative talent, digital marketing prowess, multi-discipline integration, communications planning, and seamless access to outstanding capabilities across their networks. 4 May 2016 Read more

Marthinus Van Loggerenberg
A strong complement of global brands yearn for a juicy piece of the African pie. Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia and the DRC are feverously pursued based on their lucrative economic growth. The saying goes 'Africa is tough country'. Well, this multi-faceted continent certainly reveals more nuances than ever imagined. 3 May 2016 Read more

With Toyota Fortuner, freedom and luxury are not mutually exclusive
Toyota South Africa launched a new generation of the Toyota Fortuner earlier this month (April), with an integrated campaign from long-standing marketing partner, FCB Joburg. 22 Apr 2016 Read more

Adoration, respect, homage - Yes, it must be a Debonairs Pizza delivery
Debonairs Pizza, the 25-year-old quick service restaurant that leads the pizza category, is launching a new flavour of its famous Triple-Decker® - the Ultimate, a man-sized 5 sausage Triple-Decker®. 4 Apr 2016 Read more

Schoolboy one-upmanship drives home new Toyota Hilux launch message
Toyota South Africa Motors has launched its all-new Toyota Hilux with a campaign led by a television commercial that is going to tug at the heart strings of the country's moms and dads, grannies and grandpas. 9 Mar 2016 Read more

Groundbreaking BBBEE deal for Africa's oldest communications group
FCB Africa has concluded a BBBEE deal that it believes will have a profoundly positive influence on young black women as well as a major impact on South Africa's economy in the years ahead. 23 Feb 2016 Read more

FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer give Cancer Association of South Africa 'balls'
There are certain things men don't like to talk about: their favourite team losing, when they last cried during a movie, and their balls. 9 Feb 2016 Read more

Household tabby takes to Toyota RAV4 for adventure
FCB Joburg has given the typical 'man's best friend' storyline a unique twist to introduce the new Toyota RAV4 to the South African public. 1 Feb 2016 Read more

Debonairs Pizza spoils South Africans with On The Double Feast
Based on the insight that many South Africans travel home to visit their families during the end-of-year festive season, Debonairs Pizza briefed FCB Joburg to conceptualise a campaign that would appeal and encourage consumption during this period. 2 Dec 2015 Read more

Aygo back on screen with new TVC from FCB Joburg
Toyota Aygo, launched in 2011 to appeal to the younger, first-time buyer living in a household with monthly income exceeding R30,000, is back on the screen with a new TVC from FCB Joburg. 30 Nov 2015 Read more

FCB Joburg crafts Huletts first TVC in a decade
Huletts, a brand synonymous with sugar in South Africa, is advertising on national television for the first time in more than 10 years with the commercial that won FCB Joburg its above-the-line business a few months ago. 24 Nov 2015 Read more

FCB Cape Town wins six Pendoring Advertising Awards
FCB Cape Town won six awards at the annual Pendoring Advertising Awards this weekend, including one Gold Pendoring and five Silver Pendorings. 3 Nov 2015 Read more

FCB best performing group On Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list
With four television commercials out of a possible 20, FCB is the best performing group on Millward Brown's recently released Best Liked Ads lists. 5 Oct 2015 Read more

FCB South Africa 'Top Brand Agency of the Year' for third time in four years
FCB South Africa was awarded the 'Robyn Putter Top Brand Agency of the Year Award' for the third time in four years this week (Tuesday, August 25) at the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2014 awards ceremony. 28 Aug 2015 Read more

Richelieu's new TVC a European epic
Richelieu's new television commercial from FCB Cape Town is an epic game of cat-and-mouse filmed across Europe. It's the first to include all three variants in its family of products, and truly captures the brand's rich, rewarding lifestyle with its locations and wide Mediterranean vistas. 19 Aug 2015 Read more

FCB South Africa notches up another successful Loerie Awards
"Two Golds, five Silvers, eight Bronzes and two Craft Certificates: the FCB South Africa group and its agencies have notched up another successful Loerie Awards," says Group CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Brett Morris. 18 Aug 2015 Read more

FCB South Africa wins SA Tourism account
In one of the most prestigious - and biggest - account moves this year to date, the agency widely regarded as responsible for building many of South Africa's iconic brands has been tasked with building on the country's already impressive reputation as a tourism destination. 3 Aug 2015 Read more

FCB SA makes Millward Brown Top 20, again
FCB South Africa has two TVCs on Millward Brown's annual Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2014 maintaining its track record of a presence on the list year-in and year-out.* 24 Jun 2015 Read more

FCB Cape Town and Engen celebrate 'award-ing' week
Engen and its marketing communication partner, FCB Cape Town, are celebrating an 'award-ing' week with two accolades bestowed by that most important critic - the consumer - in less than five working days. 20 May 2015 Read more

FCB best performing agency on Most Liked TVC list
FCB South Africa is the country's best performing agency group on Millward Brown's Most Liked TVC list for the fourth quarter of 2014. 19 May 2015 Read more

Social entrepreneur at helm of one of SA's largest agencies
Well-known social entrepreneur and businessman, Thabang Skwambane, has been appointed managing director of FCB Joburg, the flagship agency within the FCB South Africa group. 15 Jan 2015 Read more

FCB adds Pendorings to its 2014 trophy case
FCB South Africa had only just washed and packed away the glasses and recycled the champagne bottles it had opened to celebrate its award successes during September when it had reason to again polish the glassware and pop the cork in October thanks to its showing at the 2014 Pendoring Advertising Awards (24 October 2014). 28 Oct 2014 Read more

FCB South Africa finds another way to 'Keep Flying' SA's flag
FCB South Africa has found yet another way to keep flying South Africa's flag with the launch of the Giant Flag initiative just outside Graaff-Reinet. 24 Oct 2014 Read more

FCB Joburg, Coca-Cola South Africa head Loeries Official Rankings for 2014
FCB Joburg heads what is arguably one of the two most important tables of The Loerie Awards Official Rankings for 2014 - the Overall Ranking By Agency table. Not surprisingly, its client, Coca-Cola South Africa, tops the other - the Overall Ranking By Brand table. 20 Oct 2014 Read more

More than gold at the end of Coca-Cola's rainbow
There was more than gold at the end of the rainbow for Coca-Cola South Africa and its marketing communication agency, FCB Joburg, at the 2014 Loerie Awards this weekend (Saturday, Sunday, 20-21 September 2014). 25 Sep 2014 Read more

FCB wins Top Brand Agency of the Year Award
FCB South Africa has confirmed - again - its status as the country's leading brand builder and its client, Coca-Cola South Africa, was named South Africa's Favourite Brand in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2014. 2 Sep 2014 Read more

Gold at end of rainbow for Coca-Cola RainbowNation
Coca-Cola South Africa's #RainbowNation Celebration of Freedom Day has won the recognition and admiration of the world's marketing and advertising fraternities to bring home four accolades from the leading awards of the international stage. 23 Jun 2014 Read more

Coca-Cola creates rainbows to celebrate
20 years of our #RainbowNation 22 Apr 2014 Read more

Collaboration between Hellocomputer and FCB Johannesburg electrifies the Labello kiss
The collaborative duo that gave South Africa the world's first tweeting honey badger, has again broken the mould with an electrifying activation for Labello, a Beiersdorf AG brand first launched in 1909. 11 Apr 2014 Read more

FCB Creative Circle's Best Performing
With three different agencies featuring at the Creative Circle's Ad of the Year Awards 2013 last week (3 April), FCB South Africa has emerged as the best performing agency group. 9 Apr 2014 Read more

FCB Johannesburg dominates Millward Brown Best-Liked Ads List
FCB Johannesburg has dominated Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads List for the final quarter of 2013 with three ads making it into the Top 10. 26 Mar 2014 Read more

New name, CI roll-out confirmed by Draftfcb South Africa
Draftfcb South Africa CEO, Brett Morris, has announced the roll-out strategy for rebranding the local agencies following the March 10 announcement that the global network and its agencies will be renamed FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding). 17 Mar 2014 Read more

Draftfcb simplifies brand to FCB In global name change
Local Strengths Championed Around the World 11 Mar 2014 Read more

Deeb takes on full creative responsibilities at Draftfcb Johannesburg
Brett Morris's move into the CEO chair at Draftfcb South Africa has resulted in executive creative director, Jonathan Deeb, taking full creative responsibility at the group's Johannesburg agency. 20 Feb 2014 Read more

Number one tinned food brand even More Monate
South Africa's enduring number one tinned food brand and its favourite brand in 2012*, KOO, has launched a trans-media campaign that refreshes and modernises its appeal while still communicating the vast range of old favourites and innovative newcomers in its stable. 18 Feb 2014 Read more

Real love deserves real expression this Valentine's Day
The country's largest same-day gift service, NetFlorist, is reminding South Africans that real love deserves real expression - not virtual - when it comes to wooing their Valentines. 11 Feb 2014 Read more

At home in Africa
A fast-paced chase through the rugged terrain of an African desert puts the Toyota Land Cruiser range through its paces in a new television commercial created by Draftfcb Johannesburg. 4 Feb 2014 Read more

A new era for Draftfcb South Africa
Draftfcb South Africa has made a number of key appointments at the senior level, effective immediately, heralding a new era for the group. 21 Jan 2014 Read more

New TVC for Hilux builds on 'Toughness Rubs Off' proposition
Toyota South Africa has added another television commercial to its 'Toughness Rubs Off' campaign for the Toyota Hilux. 13 Jan 2014 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg shows how to make a difference in first 1000 days
Draftfcb Johannesburg and several of its service provider production companies - Bioscope Films, Orchestra Blue Post Production, Blade, Freq'ncy - are showing how South Africans can make a difference in just 1000 days by donating 900 hours to create a fund-raising campaign for Cotlands while its sister company, The Media Shop, leveraged its media relationships to secure free media space. 26 Nov 2013 Read more

Retail and shopper insight specialist boosts strategic capabilities
Retail agency in the Draftfcb South Africa group, Swipe, has boosted its strategic capabilities with the appointment of a new director, Anoka Balram. 10 Apr 2013 Read more

Draftfcb Social Marketing drives success for Operation Khanyisa
Draftfcb South Africa's agency specialising in promoting behaviour change through social marketing, cause marketing and government communication campaigns has created a new integrated campaign to give additional impetus to Operation Khanyisa. 4 Apr 2013 Read more

Thanks to a campaign that married television with online and viral components, the Vodacom Bulls made a 209 000-strong impression on South African rugby fans in just a few weeks. 18 Mar 2013 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg Celebrates three TVCs On Best Liked Ads 2012 list
Draftfcb Johannesburg is celebrating this week with three television commercials on Millward Brown South Africa's list of the 20 Best Liked Ads of 2012. 12 Mar 2013 Read more

Black & White 'A catwalk' for NIVEA Invisible
NIVEA Invisible for Black & White, the deodorant from Beiersdorf South Africa that keeps black clothes black and white clothes white for longer, rewrote a chapter in its marketing handbook when it took to the catwalk late last year in a bid to boost already high levels of awareness and trial for the product. 6 Feb 2013 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town unites two African originals
Two African originals - Amarula Cream and Alek Wek - have been united by Draftfcb Cape Town in a beautifully shot and elegantly edited television ad breaking ahead of the summer festive season. 13 Dec 2012 Read more

Hamster called Squeaks the winner in Hellocomputer's first Hack-a-Thon
One stormy Saturday morning last month (November), around 25 creative types and whiz-kid coders assembled in the basement of Draftfcb Johannesburg for the first-ever Hellocomputer Hack-a-Thon. 11 Dec 2012 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa was one of the agencies in the spotlight this past week (November 28) at the prestigious Financial Mail AdFocus 2012 Awards. 3 Dec 2012 Read more

New Klipdrift Export TVC highlights ageless appeal
The new television commercial from Draftfcb Cape Town for South African icon, Klipdrift Export, highlights that the Distell brand has as much appeal and zest for life today as it had when it was launched over 70 years ago. 22 Nov 2012 Read more

New Yaris TVC makes great deal of sense
Despite an animated talking rocking horse and giant bullfrogs, the new Toyota Yaris television commercial makes a great deal of sense to those in the market for a hatchback. 12 Nov 2012 Read more

Vodacom Summer Blitz 'Nice', 'Twice'
'If it's nice, then you get it twice' is Vodacom's mantra for its 2012 summer blitz which will doubleTalk, SMS and Internet purchases made during 1 Nov - 14 Dec. The promotion also offers double your million with Vodacom Millionaires, double deals and double entertainment. 7 Nov 2012 Read more

Big signing as Mokoena joins Draftfcb
Alistair Mokoena, previously head of marketing at ABSA Retail & Business Bank, has joined Draftfcb Johannesburg as managing director. 2 Nov 2012 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town highlights Engen's positive impact on our world
Engen's Chemicals and Special Products division has highlighted the positive impact it has on our world in a simple yet extremely elegant activation that broke early in October this year. 31 Oct 2012 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town drives TV game show for Engen
Adding a different spin to the many 'win a car' promotions currently being offered by brands and retail outlets, Draftfcb Cape Town has developed a television game show to attract shoppers to the QuickShops located on Engen forecourts countrywide. 24 Oct 2012 Read more

Rewarding social media engagement for Red Heart Rum
Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading full service digital agencies and now part of the Draftfcb group, recently rolled out a new social media campaign for Red Heart Rum that harnesses the cool and trendy positioning of Café Racer-styled motorcycles, made famous by legendary celebrities such as James Dean. 23 Oct 2012 Read more

Olmeca Tequila breaks social media record with Hellocomputer
Olmeca Tequila has broken a Pernod Ricard social media record with assistance from leading digital agency, Hellocomputer. 16 Oct 2012 Read more

Toyota tells consumers to 'Go Play'
Toyota South is revving the South African vehicle market with the launch of the Toyota 86. 3 Oct 2012 Read more

Hellocomputer charges ahead with social media
Hellocomputer, one of South Africa's leading full service digital agencies, has recently secured a number of local and African brand accounts of Pernod Ricard. The accounts awarded to Hellocomputer consist of Red Heart Rum, Olmeca Tequila, The Glenlivet and Havana Club in South Africa and Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vodka and Chivas Regal in East Africa. 2 Oct 2012 Read more

Hellocomputer, the creative digital marketing agency that recently joined the Draftfcb South Africa group, has reasserted its position as a leader within the digital communications landscape by reaping five accolades at the 2012 Loerie Awards. 26 Sep 2012 Read more

Hellocomputer, Toyota 86 go play
Toyota South Africa has followed up the heart-pounding television commercial with which it launched its high-performance Toyota 86 with a microsite and game of international standards to set pulses racing even faster. 19 Sep 2012 Read more

Hellocomputer dominates July's digital platform
Hellocomputer celebrated its recent inclusion in the Draftfcb South Africa fold by dominating the digital category in the Ad of the Month Awards judged by the Creative Circle. 5 Sep 2012 Read more

Toyota drives home all kinds of families
Tasked to drive home the versatility of Toyota's family vehicle range, Draftfcb Johannesburg has created an execution that - for the first time in quite some time - features more than one of the vehicles in the same print ad. 29 Aug 2012 Read more

Pendoring 'Vat Oor' thanks to Draftfcb Cape Town
South Africa's creatives, particularly those who have entered into the 2012 Pendoring Advertising Awards, which come to Cape Town for the first time since their inception in 1994, are taking over the Mother City with a campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town. 28 Aug 2012 Read more

Savanna Premium Cider now an SA icon
Distell brand Savanna Premium Cider has been rated in poll position in the Alcoholic Drinks: Cider category of the 2012 ICON Brand Survey, according to a statement released July 18. 23 Jul 2012 Read more

Vodacom with Draftfcb Johannesburg/Ola Films for Durban July
Vodacom is betting on a campaign developed by long-standing marketing communication partner, Draftfcb Johannesburg, to profile its sponsorship of the Vodacom Durban July. 9 Jul 2012 Read more

New Vodacom Rugby TVC calls for 'Super Gees' as Super Rugby reaches final stages
An entertaining new 45" TVC from Vodacom is urging Super Rugby supporters to get on their 'super gees' as the round robin tournament enters its final stages. 5 Jul 2012 Read more

New TVC illustrates Vodacom's power to inspire
Vodacom's new television commercial illustrates how a relatively high-brow concept like 'connectivity' can inspire, enable and empower even the most technophobic of people to achieve on the grandest scale. 2 Jul 2012 Read more

Hilux print campaign stresses toughness rubs off
A new print campaign from Draftfcb Johannesburg for the new Hilux barrels down the 'Beyond Tough' tracks hacked out by previous campaigns for South Africa's favourite bakkie. 20 Jun 2012 Read more

Draftfcb irreverent, nasty? You bet, you Mutha!
Draftfcb Cape Town has been accused of being irreverent and downright nasty by one of its clients - and the client is loving it! Online radio station is based in the Mother City, and is dedicated to delivering a fresh alternative to the playlists it says are being recycled on the mainstream airwaves. 18 Jun 2012 Read more

Draftfcb 'smiles ahead' for Toyota Etios
Three South Africans who had no idea they were being filmed feature in the television commercial devised by Draftfcb Johannesburg to launch the new Toyota Etios. 6 Jun 2012 Read more

Anxiety, unease, fright from Draftfcb
To highlight the peace of mind all Lexus LS 460 drivers experience when reversing their luxury vehicles, Draftfcb Johannesburg tapped into the uncomfortable feeling many people get when they put their car into reverse and ease their foot off the pedal. 28 May 2012 Read more

Koo shares stories to build brand
Koo, the 72-year-old brand in the Tiger Brands stable, is communicating its family values and salt-of-the-earth personality in an emotive new television commercial - its first in three years - from Draftfcb Johannesburg. 28 Mar 2012 Read more

Toyota Yaris has launched a new online competition (, to target ambitious 25-35 year olds. 23 Mar 2012 Read more

New executive creative director for Draftfcb South Africa's social media specialist
Draftfcb South Africa's digital and social media specialist, Mesh, has appointed Kerry Friend as executive creative director of its Johannesburg office. 8 Feb 2012 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg, AdReview's Gauteng Agency of the Year and AdFocus' Agency of the Year for 2011, has been awarded one of South Africa's most iconic and loved brands, Wimpy. 3 Feb 2012 Read more

Barnwell's return shot in arm for Cape Town ad industry
Cape Town's advertising industry has been given a shot in the arm with the return of one of South Africa's favourite creative sons, Mike Barnwell. 1 Feb 2012 Read more

Magazine, radio launch Lexus IS 350
A magazine and radio campaign focusing on power and performance is driving the launch of the breath-catching Lexus IS 350. 10 Jan 2012 Read more

RCS looks for growth with charming TVC, ambitious marketing campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town
RCS, a provider of credit and financial services solutions to more than one million South Africans, is looking for growth with a charming television commercial and ambitious marketing campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town. 6 Dec 2011 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg was called to the podium twice last week at the Annual AdFocus Advertising Awards to accept two of the prestigious accolades made by this Financial Mail publication. 29 Nov 2011 Read more

Momentum launches new TVC
Momentum has launched a new television commercial that alludes to the wide choice of products and services it offers while demonstrating the Momentum broker's passion and understanding of that choice. 21 Nov 2011 Read more

Klipdrift runs tongue-in-cheek rugby campaign
To capitalise on the excitement generated by the rugby being played in New Zealand, Draftfcb Cape Town turned its talent for word-play to an on-consumption poster campaign for Distell brand, Klipdrift. 25 Oct 2011 Read more

Draftfcb creates two new characters for Vodacom, lets them loose on summer
The duo - Marcus and Mack - feature in the 60-second television commercial to launch Vodacom's communication platform for summer, 'Connect to the Summer of More'. 19 Oct 2011 Read more

Surreal world, creatures created to launch Lexus Hybrid Hatchback
Draftfcb Johannesburg has created a dramatic print and outdoor campaign to launch Lexus' new luxury hybrid hatchback, the CT 200h. 11 Oct 2011 Read more

Trustworthiness and diversity shown in Engen's new TVC from Draftfcb Cape Town
Engen showcases its diversity and trustworthiness in a new television commercial from Draftfcb Cape Town. 7 Oct 2011 Read more

Vodacom 'gives' Bokke a virtual stadium of fans
Vodacom, an associate sponsor of South Africa's official rugby team, 'gave' the Bokke a virtual stadium of fans showing their support, ahead of their departure for New Zealand. 26 Sep 2011 Read more

Savanna enlists US celebrities for latest ad
Savanna, the country's number one cider brand according to the Sunday Times/TNS Top Brands Survey published in August this year, has signed up two US celebrities to feature in its latest television commercial. But, they're not quite what you'd expect them to be. Or, are they, given the cider's penchant for dry humour? 16 Sep 2011 Read more

Imana Foods: From garage to television
Imana Foods (PTY) Ltd, a truly South African company that first started producing soya mince from a home garage in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, has launched a new television campaign to refresh its appeal and communicate its commitment to its target community. 26 Aug 2011 Read more

Adcock Ingram's new packaging for ARVs becomes common denominator in campaign
A visual created by ODC (Origin Design Centre) as part of the process of delivering new packing for Adcock Ingram's anti-retroviral product range so enthused the pharmaceutical giant that it adopted it across all its ARV communication material. 23 Aug 2011 Read more

Draftfcb Durban 'Simply Not Chicken'
Draftfcb Durban has proven it is simply not chicken about challenging production budgets with an ad for Rainbow's biggest retail Added Value brand, Simply Chicken. 11 Aug 2011 Read more

ODC refreshes Adcock Ingram packaging
Origin Design Centre (ODC), a Durban-based design resource partnering with agencies in the Draftfcb South Africa group, has over the past year redesigned the packaging for an array of Adcock Ingram products. 20 Jul 2011 Read more

New Rainbow Chicken ad: Another reason to believe
A new television commercial for Rainbow Chicken is efficiently reinforcing the 51-year-old brand's promise - that it's the best value-for-money offering on the shelf. 8 Jul 2011 Read more

Vodacom turns up the power with new TVC from Draftfcb
Living up to the promise it made when it unveiled its new corporate colours - moulding its business around consumer wants and desires - Vodacom is introducing unlimited music fulltracks to its youth customers. The affordable offering is available at an even further discounted price via its tailored youth proposition: Vodacom Color. 29 Jun 2011 Read more

New run-about from Toyota targets youth market
Toyota South Africa has launched the Toyota Aygo (pronounced: eye-go), one of the iconic brand's best-sellers in Europe, into the local market with an eye-catching television commercial from Draftfcb Johannesburg and Bouffant Films. 6 Jun 2011 Read more

Warra Warra what? Warra Warra Vodacom!
Just four words, performances spiked with attitude and fast-paced, in-your-face story-telling make the latest television commercial from Vodacom one that grabs viewers' attention ... and keeps it. 2 Jun 2011 Read more

Draftfcb Durban wins a Silver Clio at the 2011 Clio Awards
Draftfcb Durban has won a Silver Clio at the prestigious 2011 Clio Awards. The award is in the Direct Mail category and was for long standing client, Trellidor. 26 May 2011 Read more

New Vodacom TVC 'powered' by SA's top musicians
Some of South Africa's top musicians are joining forces in Vodacom's newest television commercial, Power Rap, which broke on national television April 24. 5 May 2011 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town has added two new arrows to its creative quiver with the appointment of Aaron Harris and Doug Larter as creative directors. 4 May 2011 Read more

Draftfcb Africa Network announces annual Creative Excellence winners
The winners of the 2010 Creative Excellence Awards were announced at the Draftfcb Africa Network Conference held last month (March 2011). 11 Apr 2011 Read more

Draftfcb accepts 'Men In The Making' challenge
Draftfcb Johannesburg accepted the 'Men in the Making' challenge posed by Tracker and MetroFM and invited three different schools to send learners to join sons, nephews and cousins of staff members who intended interacting with staff members for a day in the agency on Wednesday, 24 March 2011. 30 Mar 2011 Read more

An online campaign for Toyota Hilux has astounded the vehicle manufacturer's marketing team by yielding results that exceeded target by 300%. 7 Mar 2011 Read more

Mesh, the digital and experiential agency spun out of Draftfcb South Africa earlier this year, has ended its first six months trading as an independent entity on a high with a handful of prestigious awards including taking first place in the inaugural digital category in the Creative Circle's Ad of the Month Awards for 'The Kiss' campaign for Vodacom. 15 Dec 2010 Read more

The Draftfcb Africa Network has been appointed by Singapore-based Wings Corporation to handle the media planning and buying in Africa for its SoKlin brand. 29 Nov 2010 Read more

Toyota Hilux launches innovative interactive 'Hilux Man-Up' campaign
Toyota Hilux is on the lookout for South Africa's toughest man and has launched a broad-reaching communications campaign to find him. 22 Nov 2010 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa partner agencies continued their winning streak with a solid performance at last week's Assegai Awards (November 11), which acknowledges excellence in the fields of direct and digital marketing as well as CRM and relationship marketing. 16 Nov 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Durban has brought home the city's first Eagle since 2000. 16 Nov 2010 Read more

Mother City agency, Draftfcb Cape Town, and several of its clients have made their mark in the annual Best of Joburg Readers' Choice Awards. 12 Nov 2010 Read more

Vernacular advertising - you're doing it wrong
I've been struggling to write this piece for about three years; I've simply been too scared to write it. My opinion is a bit controversial, the topic is highly politicised and - depending on the reader - I'm bound to be branded either a racist or a house nigger. So here goes... 10 Nov 2010 Read more

Vodacom launches ambitious new soccer platform
Vodacom has launched an ambitious new soccer platform - Push iPassion - to capitalise on its extensive sponsorship investment enabling it to reach the sport's complete supporter base of 12 million fans. 10 Nov 2010 Read more

Vriendelike Frikkie, the first of numerous ads for the Distell icon brand featuring the charismatic brandy drinker, is the jewel in a crown of accolades won by Draftfcb Cape Town. 9 Nov 2010 Read more

Toyota launches Yaris Zen for the truly enlightened
Toyota SA is targeting ambitious youngsters, possibly first-time car buyers, with its new Yaris Zen campaign from the personality-packed brindle boxer, Buddy. 4 Nov 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town's retail clients - Spur Steak Ranches and Sterns - have topped their categories in the third annual Times and Sowetan Retail Survey. 27 Oct 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town has proven its mettle as one of South Africa's most creative and effective agencies in the financial services arena with yet another sterling performance at the 2010 Midas Awards. 26 Oct 2010 Read more

With the flighting of a new TVC, Vodacom's campaign to launch its youth offering comes full circle
The flighting this week of a television commercial for Vodacom Color is the final component of an extended launch programme that kicked off in May this year. 25 Oct 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Cape Town has been appointed ahead of two Johannesburg-based agencies as Engen's through-the-line marketing partner. One of the largest pieces of business to go out to pitch this year, the win is a significant fillip for the agency. 13 Oct 2010 Read more

The local judges for the John Caples International Awards have been announced - Draftfcb Cape Town's executive creative director, Glynn Venter; marketing communications agency 34's creative director, Richard Phillips; QuirkeMarketing creative director, Emma Carpenter; Studio4332 executive creative director, Stu Stobbs; and Trigger/Isobar's executive creative director, Roelof van Wyk. 15 Sep 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Durban has won their last four consecutive pitches. The Durban shop has recently added the University of KwaZulu-Natal; electronic appliance manufacturer, Logik; hair colour brand, Inecto; and hair extension and accessories manufacturer and distributor, Kinky World of Hair, to their growing stable. 15 Sep 2010 Read more

Draftfcb SA linked to top brand performance
Savanna, Vodacom, Old Mutual, Koo, Toyota, Energade and Santam - what do these brands have in common? Aside from the fact that they were named number 1 or 2 in their markets in the Sunday Times Top Brand Awards this weekend (Sunday August 29), they all rely on a Draftfcb South Africa agency to assist with their marketing and advertising initiatives. 2 Sep 2010 Read more

Mesh dominates inaugural 'Digital' category at Creative Circle Ad of the Month Awards
Mesh, the digital and interactive specialist agency within the Draftfcb South Africa group, dominated the inaugural digital category at the Creative Circle Ad of the Month Awards, taking first and second spot. 2 Aug 2010 Read more

Toyota unleashes new brand campaign featuring next generation of 'Buddy'
Toyota South Africa has unleashed a new brand campaign featuring the next generation of 'Buddy' on a public already besotted with the charismatic canine. 21 Jul 2010 Read more

As a football fan, the privilege of watching the world's best players grace our pitches in the biggest tournament in the world is over. I don't have words to describe what this month has meant to me as a football nut. Even the biggest cynic needs to give unreserved credit to FIFA and the LOC for staging a world-class event. The stadiums, infrastructure, television production and operations have set the standard for future host countries. 16 Jul 2010 Read more

Big brands give 'Keep Flying' campaign the nod
Just 10 days after its launch, the Keep Flying campaign has been given the nod by over 70 big and small brand names in South Africa. 14 Jul 2010 Read more

New MiWay campaign from Draftfcb 'too good to be true'
A new campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town for MiWay is showing consumers that their short-term insurance offering is almost too good to be true. 27 May 2010 Read more

Outdoor campaign drives launch of two new Lexus models
To drive the launch of two new models in the Lexus IS250 range - convertible IS250C and high performance IS-F - Draftfcb Johannesburg developed an outdoor campaign that contrasts the pair and puts into pictures and words the reasons why someone would chose to purchase them. 18 May 2010 Read more

Lexus punches hole into high-performance market with Draftfcb TVC
In a moment reminiscent of the iconic movie, The Right Stuff, the Lexus IS-F has ‘punched a hole' into the high-performance sedan market with a dramatic launch television commercial developed by Draftfcb Johannesburg and produced by Velocity Films. 10 May 2010 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg has developed a comprehensive online strategy for the sporty new Toyota Auris X range that is certain to attract the attention of its prime target market - young, adventurous and digital savvy South Africans. 4 May 2010 Read more

Hot on the heels of being appointed by the Clinix Medical Group to develop a brand strategy and redesign of its identity, Draftfcb Johannesburg has won the Lil-lets Group Limited account. 28 Apr 2010 Read more

Cape Town's creative talent has been recognised by a leading international awards organisation. The John Caples Awards in New York, founded in 1978 by direct marketing pioneer, Andi Emerson, to honour the acclaimed copywriter, John Caples, has asked Draftfcb Cape Town executive creative director, Glynn Venter, to sit on its organising committee for the 2010 awards. 21 Apr 2010 Read more

Only days after scoring gold at PRISM 2010, the competition that recognises companies that have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into their PR initiatives, corporate and brand PR consultancy Redline added seven new clients to its portfolio. 20 Apr 2010 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa has added two new clients to its books. 7 Apr 2010 Read more

Buddy pays homage to Toyota Hilux
Buddy, Toyota SA's much-loved canine spokesman, pays homage to the Toyota Hilux in a 10-second television commercial introducing the Legend40, launched to mark the vehicle's 40 years as one of the country's favourite ‘tough guys'. 29 Mar 2010 Read more

It's official: Draftfcb produces South Africa's most liked advertising
Draftfcb South Africa's clients have swept the boards at a special awards ceremony marking 25 years of Millward Brown's Adtrack™ survey in South Africa confirming, once again, the agency's ability to create advertising that touches the heart and soul of the South African consumer. 9 Feb 2010 Read more

Elegant new look from Draftfcb Cape Town for Carrol Boyes
Draftfcb Cape Town has launched a new in-store point-of-sale and print advertising campaign for iconic South African designer, Carrol Boyes, to showcase her six new pewter tableware ranges. 18 Jan 2010 Read more

Innovative use of media for latest Santam execution
Draftfcb Impact in Cape Town has utilised magazines in an innovative manner to demonstrate the benefits of client Santam's new short-term insurance products. 13 Jan 2010 Read more

Brett Morris to chair the Creative Circle
Highly respected creative talent and Draftfcb South Africa's Chief Creative Officer, Brett Morris, has been recognised by his peers for his creative and leadership flair as they have elected him chairman of the Creative Circle, the industry's body for creative representation. 14 Dec 2009 Read more

Buddy makes appearance in Automark ad
Proving that Toyota SA and its marketing partner, Draftfcb Johannesburg, are truly committed to the decision that the marque's new ‘spokesman', Buddy, should feature in all of its marketing communication to successfully extend reach and recall during the current tough trading conditions, the wise-cracking dog is to make an appearance in the newest Automark television commercial. 7 Dec 2009 Read more

Redline, one of South Africa's leading stakeholder communication companies with an established track record working for global and national blue-chip clients, is extending its expertise and local knowledge base to foreign media contingents attending the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 25 Nov 2009 Read more

Buddy on small screen again for Toyota SA
Buddy, the handsome canine with attitude, is to star in his third television commercial for Toyota South Africa in as many months. 24 Nov 2009 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa walked away with six golds and three bronzes at a glamorous gala awards dinner held in Newtown, Johannesburg on the 17th of November 2009. 19 Nov 2009 Read more

Multi-millionaire campaign for Gidani from Draftfcb Impact
Draftfcb Impact has launched a new game for South Africa's national lottery operator, Gidani, using television, national radio stations, newsprint and spectacular outdoor sites. 18 Nov 2009 Read more

Redline's financial advertising division rubbed shoulders with the giants in this specialist sector at the 2009 Sake24 Financial Advertising Awards thanks to its performance for AltX-listed client, SilverBridge, which included a prestigious first place for the month of May and a very commendable second place in the Overall Ad of the Year in the Content category. 13 Nov 2009 Read more

Marketers globally face six major ‘truths' that will impact the way they do business in the short and medium term, says Draftfcb Worldwide's global chief strategy officer, Michael Fassnacht. 13 Nov 2009 Read more

Redline and Impact score double points for Draftfcb at the LG Mobile Worldcup
Draftfcb, through its corporate and brand public relations specialist, Redline, and its below-the-line activation studio, Impact, has successfully launched, and concluded, the South African leg of the LG Mobile Worldcup. 11 Nov 2009 Read more

Multi-talented Draftfcb team tickles SA's funny bone again
The multi-talented Draftfcb Johannesburg team responsible for the side-splitting and award-winning ‘Jan and Elton' television commercial as well as the highly-popular spoof of Beyonce's hit, ‘Single Ladies', has created another series of ads for its client, Vodacom, to reward loyalty during the summer holidays. 5 Nov 2009 Read more

Draftfcb Impact all a-Twitter
A digital campaign by Draftfcb Impact has the experiential, promotional and new media specialist agency all a-twitter: not only did their creative effort garner the team a coveted Loerie award, it has the agency communicating in a manner that is relevant to their various lifestyles and client business needs. 2 Nov 2009 Read more

Buddy - Toyota's new TV star - takes to small screen again
Buddy, the charismatic brindle Boxer brought to the small screen by Toyota South Africa and its marketing partner of nearly half a century's standing, Draftfcb Johannesburg, has made a second television commercial. 22 Oct 2009 Read more

FNB plays it home-style
First National Bank's ‘Customer Game' - which rewards customers for card transactions, ATM withdrawals, as well as online banking services with double tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup - presented communications partner, Draftfcb Impact, with a major challenge: how to officially announce as many as 1,000 winners on a quarterly basis. 14 Oct 2009 Read more

Toyota finds new star to warm consumers' hearts
Toyota SA and its marketing partner of nearly half a century's standing, Draftfcb Johannesburg, have found a new star to warm consumers' hearts: a charismatic brindle Boxer named ‘Buddy'. 7 Oct 2009 Read more

After dominating the Pendoring advertising awards with 12 Golds and a Grand Prix, Draftfcb South Africa had an excellent showing at this weekend's Loerie Awards winning a total of 14 Loeries and two craft certificates - making it one of the country's biggest and most consistent winners at South Africa's premiere advertising award shows. 5 Oct 2009 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa's client brands continue to rank as the country's favourites, according to research conducted by TNS Research Surveys on behalf of Avusa Media. 28 Aug 2009 Read more

Batman's special effects team creates new TVC for Lexus Hybrid
BUF, the internationally acclaimed animation firm in Paris (France) that has provided spectacular special effects for many global brands and feature films, such as Batman - The Dark Knight, joined forces with local heroes, Draftfcb Johannesburg and Velocity, to create an inspiring television commercial for the new generation Lexus RX. 26 Aug 2009 Read more

New Vodacom TVC kicks off drive to make internet more accessible
A new television commercial featuring dozens of ordinary South Africans dancing to Beyonce's hit, ‘Single Ladies', is an extension of Vodacom's drive to illustrate that the internet is ‘maklik'. 29 Jul 2009 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa has launched a groundbreaking new data analysis, modeling and visualisation service called Visual Analytics. Its objective is to transform dry data into live intelligence that makes decision-making quicker, easier and smarter. 27 Jul 2009 Read more

Vodacom continues to support soccer supporters
Hot on the heels of its television commercial paying tribute to South Africa's soccer fans and urging them to positively demonstrate their support for Bafana Bafana during the Confederations Cup, Vodacom and Draftfcb Johannesburg have launched another exciting soccer ad. 20 Jul 2009 Read more

New Vodacom soccer TVC praises the fans
Paying homage to the ever-growing passion and energy of South Africa's soccer fans, Vodacom's newest television commercial clearly demonstrates that South Africa's number one cellular network has the interests of the game and its fans at heart. 25 Jun 2009 Read more

Vodacom continues the Player 23 story
Many television advertising campaigns are designed to have ‘legs', meaning that the big idea behind the campaign has the ability to be recreated through numerous different scenarios and stories. And no brand or agency has developed iconic characters and larger-than-life stories over the years quite like Vodacom and its long-standing marketing partner, Draftfcb South Africa. 8 Jun 2009 Read more

"Norm and Co", a new campaign from Draftfcb Impact, demonstrates Vodacom's engaging and interactive approach to online advertising. 1 Jun 2009 Read more

Brett Morris is back in the building!
The chatter in the lifts, the buzz up and down the stairwells and the banter in the canteen at Draftfcb South Africa this morning (April 1) is that one of the industry's most respected creative talents, Brett Morris, is Back in the Building! (Capitals and exclamation mark fully intended!) 1 Apr 2009 Read more

Stakeholder communications company, Redline, has taken first place in the Year End Results category at the Business Day Financial Advertising Awards for client Impala Platinum. 13 Mar 2009 Read more

Close shave for Draftfcb Johannesburg
For some, the proverbial ‘close shave' is a highly undesirable occurrence; for others, it is a matter of life and death and this is what Draftfcb Johannesburg staff took to heart when they responded to deputy managing director, Heidi Nelson's, call to shave their heads to beat cancer. 12 Mar 2009 Read more

590 000 Capetonians decide the content of their radio advertising
Braving Cape Town's peak hour morning traffic with the Lexus GS450h, Draftfcb Johannesburg in collaboration with HeartFM, recently invited listeners to create their own radio advertising in the form of the Lexus LiveDrive. 10 Mar 2009 Read more

Vodacom launches fully integrated campaign to leverage rugby sponsorship
Vodacom has embarked on an ambitious and far-reaching fully integrated marketing campaign to leverage its sponsorship investment in South African rugby. 24 Feb 2009 Read more

Toyota Hilux takes the digital high ground
Toyota Hilux has taken the digital high ground with an interactive website designed by Draftfcb Impact to provide visitors with an energetic, rewarding and dynamic online experience. 26 Jan 2009 Read more

New ‘love story' from Vodacom for summer
Vodacom has launched its traditional end-of-the-year campaign with a television commercial inspired by one of the most memorable on-screen romances to come out of Hollywood. 2 Dec 2008 Read more

It's a Xmas wrap for Hugh's Haven and Draftfcb Johannesburg
As one of its contributions to its corporate social outreach beneficiary, Hugh's Haven, Draftfcb Johannesburg has designed a Christmas-themed wrapping paper to encourage South Africans to participate in a toy drive for the child care centre. 24 Nov 2008 Read more

Draftfcb brands more towers for FNB, enlivens Bloem's skyline
Draftfcb Johannesburg has branded four more cooling towers for First National Bank as the bank gears up to celebrate and welcome visitors to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. 17 Nov 2008 Read more

Another first for Toyota SA, Draftfcb - ‘green' ink
Toyota South Africa continues to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to ‘going green' - its most recent marketing and information brochure, that for the Yaris Sedan, has not only been printed on environmentally paper, it has been produced using soy-based inks. 4 Nov 2008 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa executive creative director, Francois de Villiers, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the judges and organising committee of the Pendoring awards in recognition of the inspiring role he has played in the communication industry, specifically when it comes to Afrikaans advertising. 29 Sep 2008 Read more

'Extraordinary' campaign for Bioplus from Draftfcb
Draftfcb Johannesburg's 'Extraordinary Question' campaign for Bioplus worked exceptionally well to satisfy two of the client's key objectives - to boost sales and drive consumers to so that the user database could be expanded and validated. 17 Sep 2008 Read more

Mystery of Stonehenge solved
For years people have pondered the origin of the megalithic ruin known as Stonehenge, which stands on Salisbury Plain just west of the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. 16 Sep 2008 Read more

Panado turns a new page with new 15" TVCs
Panado®, the GP's choice for pain and fever, is showcasing the variants within the brand's range with a series of three short and pithy new television commercials. 15 Sep 2008 Read more

Vodacom ad tickles judges' funny bone
Draftfcb Johannesburg's ‘We've been having it' television commercial for Vodacom has been named as the country's funniest ad at the 2008 South African Comedy Awards. 12 Sep 2008 Read more

The South African advertising industry is embracing young vibrant creative talents and opening career avenues to them through the Imagination Lab, and Draftfcb is working with this inspiring initiative to help identify, nurture and train our youth to ensure a strong industry for the future. 3 Sep 2008 Read more

I guess, for the frustrated bookkeeper or medical intern who becomes a copywriter, it's a kind of redemption. She gets to re-identify herself as “a Creative”, and therefore be “creative” which, to many minds, is the only real virtue. 28 Aug 2008 Read more

Draftfcb works "beautifully" with Gill Shampoo
Draftfcb Johannesburg has increased the visibility of Gill Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in a television campaign that cleverly combines humour and sport, and as the long-standing pay-off line says: "It works beautifully." 27 Aug 2008 Read more

In a departure from its usual corporate and brand work, the public relations specialist in the Draftfcb South Africa group, Redline, has taken on a local rock band as a new client after its lead singer called up to say how impressed he was by the fresh and slick appeal of the consultancy's new website. 21 Aug 2008 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg creative directors Pippa Capstick (copy) and Paul Coetze (art direction), and web designer Richard Fitzgerald, have created both a web presence and online advertising campaign for Lexus. 14 Aug 2008 Read more

Draftfcb Durban agency has been riding the new business wave for several weeks now to win the marketing communication business for Décorland and Transnet Pipelines, as well as several other smaller accounts. 13 Aug 2008 Read more

Stylish new campaign for Lexus from Draftfcb Johannesburg
To enforce Lexus' positioning as the luxury car brand for discerning drivers seeking leading-edge technology and design, Draftfcb Johannesburg's team of creative directors, Erin Brooks and Leon Moodley, has developed a campaign called “10 grams, 2 decibels”. 5 Aug 2008 Read more

Hot on the heels of securing two first places in Sake24's Financial Advertising Awards 2007/8 monthly competition, Redline has again taken poll position - twice. 4 Aug 2008 Read more

A strong creative performance by Draftfcb Johannesburg and Joe Public this past weekend (July 29) in Margate has Draftfcb South Africa ranked second - as a group - on the points table for The Loerie Awards 2008. 1 Aug 2008 Read more

Draftfcb Johannesburg creatives win international ‘Ad of the Month' award
Draftfcb Johannesburg creatives Lawrence Katz and Olivia Tesson have won an international ad of the month award - the Professional YoungGun of the Month, for June 2008 - for their Ultraoptec Extinct campaign. 31 Jul 2008 Read more

Investing in training and then giving your trainees the opportunity to show off their new skills will do more than just make your employees feel good about the company, more than just win the company ‘people' awards, and more than just flesh out its BEE credentials. 30 Jul 2008 Read more

Santam marks 90th birthday with celebratory campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town
Leading short-term insurer, Santam, has marked its 90th birthday with a celebratory campaign from Draftfcb Cape Town, highlighting how the company has revolutionised its industry many times during its nine decades. 22 Jul 2008 Read more

Vibrant new TVC kicks off Vodacom's soccer sponsorship
A new and stylish television commercial sees Vodacom kicking off this year's soccer sponsorship campaign. 2 Jul 2008 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa came back from the French Rivera this week with one Silver Lion in the Radio Campaign category and a draft of finalists across the board. 26 Jun 2008 Read more

Redline, the integrated corporate and investor communications agency within the Draftfcb South Africa advertising and communication group, is constantly proving its worth as a professional and creative marketing partner with its performance in the country's awards programmes. 21 May 2008 Read more

Urban legend ‘Vernon Koekemoer' debuts in first TVC
Vernon Koekemoer, named ‘flavour of the month' for May by trend-spotting company, Flux Trends, has made his television commercial debut in a new ad in the Lucky & George campaign developed by full-service agency, Draftfcb Johannesburg, for its client, Vodacom. 8 May 2008 Read more

Draftfcb South Africa walked away with two out of only three Gold awards made by APEX at a gala ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa last week (Thursday April 10). 17 Apr 2008 Read more

Redline's financial advertising division beat the big guns in this specialist sector to the most prestigious prize awarded at the Business Day Financial Advertising Awards this year – first place in the Year End Financial Results category for its long-standing client, Impala Platinum. 3 Mar 2008 Read more

Die Burger ad campaign wins in Europe
Die Burger's current advertising campaign is on the list of winners at this year's Epica Awards, Europe's premier creative awards held annually and judged by the European advertising trade press. 7 Jan 2008 Read more

New offering set to change lives...
The era of democracy and social change which our country is undergoing brings with it challenges and opportunities that require a new and innovative strategic insight and a marketing approach which goes way beyond traditional advertising. 21 Nov 2007 Read more

Redline, the stakeholder communications company in the Draftfcb South Africa stable, has signed several new accounts recently. 31 Oct 2007 Read more

Redline, the stakeholder communications company in the Draftfcb South Africa stable, recently concluded a highly successful publicity campaign – reaching an audience of 5 million – for the Women in Business initiative. 30 Oct 2007 Read more

Draftfcb is the new name of FCB South Africa, SA's largest and longest-established advertising agency, which is once again proving its ability to innovate and grow in a rapidly changing world, without losing its distinctive identity. 18 Oct 2007 Read more

FCB South Africa has been named as one of the country's Top 25 employers by Corporate Research Foundation in its 2007 edition of BEST Employers™ South Africa, joining blue chip companies like Shell SA, ABSA, Microsoft and, interestingly, clients Vodacom, Metropolitan Life and Pfizer on the podium. 27 Sep 2007 Read more

Creative gurus from FCB Johannesburg recently spent time with students from the Imagination Labs to view and critique the work they intend entering in the MultiChoice Vuka! Awards. 29 Aug 2007 Read more

FCB Durban ‘Seaton Deleval' campaign intrigues viewers
For several weeks now South Africans have been doing their utmost to find out just who is the mysterious and sophisticated man called Seaton Delaval. His name and snippets of his life have been seen in teaser ads on TV, the press, roads, and even at airports – always with the question, "Who is Seaton Delaval?" 28 Aug 2007 Read more

Hollywood technology used for launch of Toyota's new Auris
A television commercial devised by FCB Johannesburg to launch Toyota SA's new brand, the Toyota Auris, was shot in Johannesburg using the technology Hollywood film crews used to shoot the box-office hits, Superman Returns, Apocalypto, Scary Movie 4 and Casino Royale. 27 Aug 2007 Read more

Origin Design Centre creates Seaton Delaval
Origin Design Centre, a brand and corporate identity specialist company within the FCB South Africa group, has ‘created' Seaton Delaval, the identity for a property development on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. 22 Aug 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg puts stars in Hugh's Haven children's eyes
As part of its corporate social outreach programme, FCB Johannesburg has ‘adopted' Hugh's Haven, a childcare centre providing approximately 80 pre-school children from financially and socially disadvantaged backgrounds with a safe, constructive and educational environment during the day. It also provides an after-school care facility for older children in the Yeoville area. 21 Aug 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg proves only the exceptional stand out with Toyota's Auris City virtual environment
To launch the new Toyota Auris, the web team at FCB Johannesburg created a virtual world – AurisCity – for the vehicle to capture the attention and imagination of the target market of young, successful, tech-savvy professionals. 16 Aug 2007 Read more

FCB South Africa appoints new group MD
Selomane Maitisa joined FCB South Africa in June this year as its Group Managing Director. A B.Com, UED and MBA graduate, Maitisa grew up in Mamelodi East, Tshwane. She has also completed the MAP (Management Advancement Programme) at Wits Business School. 19 Jul 2007 Read more

DStv Select launches with funny-bone tickler from FCB Johannesburg
Vodacom has launched its ground-breaking entertainment offering, DStv Select, with a television commercial from FCB Johannesburg which – as South Africans everywhere have come to expect – tickles their funny-bones. 27 Jun 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg has started the awards ball rolling for South Africa at the 2007 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival by winning a Gold Lion in the direct mail category. 20 Jun 2007 Read more

Toyota SA ‘leads the way' – again - as FCB Johannesburg creates specialised PDA website
Toyota South Africa recently upped the ante regarding its leading edge online presence with a website specifically designed for use on the ever-present Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). 15 Jun 2007 Read more

Redline, the stakeholder communications company in the FCB South Africa group, achieved over R300 000 worth of media coverage for the opening of The Imagination Lab's fifth facility last month (May 2007). The media exposure for the launch of the Soweto facility was handled by Redline pro bono as part of their corporate outreach programme. 14 Jun 2007 Read more

Toyota Hilux turns on ‘soft' owner
The latest television commercial for South Africa's oldest bakkie demonstrates once again that only tough is good enough. Crafted by the creative team of FCB Johannesburg's Molefi Thulo (copywriter) and Kush Chetty (art director) together with Sylver Films' Lizelle Wagner (director), the commercial tells the story of a bachelor farmer who changes his image to impress a young lady. 12 Jun 2007 Read more

Simplicity shows the way for KOO's ‘Unite against Hunger' donation
A simple sticker transforming the appearance of a can of tinned fruit effectively and creatively raised awareness for KOO's commitment to ‘Unite Against Hunger', a charity that helps feed those in need. 1 Jun 2007 Read more

Wanda Swart appointed as MD for Ingwe Communications
Ingwe Communications – a specialist in research, consumer insights, brand health monitoring, immersions and activations for the emerging market – has appointed Wanda Swart as managing director. 31 May 2007 Read more

Dave Rooney joins FCB Johannesburg
Dave Rooney, who spent four and a half years as national media strategy manager for group sales and marketing at the SABC after being part of the team that established the commercial sales strategy for the DStv bouquet while at Oracle Airtime Sales, has joined FCB Johannesburg as its new media director. 14 May 2007 Read more

AdReview, the highly respected annual reviewing the advertising and marketing industry, has named FCB Durban as its ‘Durban Agency of the Year’. 11 May 2007 Read more

FCB pulls in heavyweight models to get message across for Toyota Land Cruiser
FCB Johannesburg has called in the heavyweight models – that’s heavyweight, not super; the difference is, well, big – to get the ‘ton after ton day after day’ message across in a new print campaign for the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Station Wagon and Pick-up. 10 May 2007 Read more

Meerkat love...
First there was ‘Muskrat Love’, written by Oklahoma singer/songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey and covered twice in short order; in 1973 by America and then in 1976 by Captain & Tenille, who scored a Number 4 hit with the tune in the United States of America. 8 May 2007 Read more

Men’s Health, one of the highly successful titles in the Touchline Media group, has appointed FCB Cape Town as their marketing communication partner. 3 May 2007 Read more

New executive creative director for FCB Johannesburg
FCB Johannesburg has appointed Rob McLennan as its executive creative director. McLennan replaces Brett Morris who leaves the agency to take up a new position at Nando’s. 4 Apr 2007 Read more

Since appointing FCB Durban as Game’s new advertising agency, Game has exceeded its sales target for seven months in a row. This achievement substantially exceeds any previous performance in recent years. 15 Mar 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg campaign for new Lexus beats targets
The campaign devised by FCB Johannesburg to launch the Lexus LS460 has seen monthly sales spiral upwards since breaking in November last year. 12 Mar 2007 Read more

Less than a month after announcing a ground-breaking black economic empowerment transaction which put shares in the hands of over 70 of its staff members and lifted its BEE equity ratio to 35%, FCB South Africa has struck another deal. 23 Feb 2007 Read more

Once again, FCB South Africa has dominated the Millward Brown Top 20 Most Liked and Most Noted Lists, proving it delivers amongst the most effective advertising in South Africa. 14 Feb 2007 Read more

A broad-based Black Empowerment deal announced this week has given staff at South Africa’s leading marketing communication agency, FCB South Africa, a significant share in its equity. 22 Jan 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg's Xmas Party for disadvantaged children a great success
FCB Johannesburg hosted a Christmas party for the children of Hugh's Haven, the childcare centre the agency has 'adopted' as part of its corporate social outreach programme.  17 Jan 2007 Read more

FCB Johannesburg staffers have invested considerable time and intellectual capital in Sandton's Urban Lab and Alexander's Alex Lab after being approached by The Imagination Lab's Yemeshree Moodley to share their experiences with students at both facilities.  8 Jan 2007 Read more

FCB Design, FCB Cape Town's award-winning corporate identity, product and environmental design unit, has been tasked with redeveloping the environmental design and brand experience at four of Distell's brand homes in the Western Cape.  13 Dec 2006 Read more

Specialist PR agency Redline has strengthened the diversity of its portfolio by gaining the Rainbow Chicken account. Rainbow Chicken has appointed Redline to handle its corporate and brand public relations for Rainbow Chickens, Farmer Brown, Cobb and Epol.  5 Dec 2006 Read more

Ingwe's activation campaign for Vaseline Blue Seal reaches 400 000 schoolchildren
An activation campaign developed for Vaseline Blue Seal by consumer insight and activation agency, Ingwe Communications, is talking directly to over 400 000 primary schoolchildren and will continue to do so until the end of the academic year.  1 Dec 2006 Read more

'Fuzzy' friend stars in TVC for Toyota SA's new entry level MPV
An imaginary friend called 'Fuzzy' is the star of an integrated communications campaign devised by FCB Johannesburg and FCB Impact 361° to launch the Toyota Avanza. 20 Nov 2006 Read more

New Robertsons Herbs & Spices Cape Town outdoor 'hair-raising'
Outdoor featuring the irrepressible local comedian Soli Philander is catching motorists' attention in various locations in Cape Town, the star's home town. 15 Nov 2006 Read more

FCB South Africa creates new group role, appoints Capetonian to position
FCB South Africa has named Tanya Schreuder, currently Media Director of its Cape Town agency, as its Group Media Director.  9 Nov 2006 Read more

Robertsons Herbs & Spices still hero of two new TVCs
A new range of seasoning blends from Robertsons Herbs & Spices remains the hero of two new television commercials from FCB Durban, despite the fact that they share the screen with a couple of South Africa's biggest names in comedy.  2 Nov 2006 Read more

Die Burger has launched a through-the-line communication campaign emphasising its new pay-off line 'Die Burger Praat Saam', which loosely translates as 'join the conversation'. 1 Nov 2006 Read more

Santam parties with 14 000 in Jozi
Santam, South Africa's leading short-term insurer, together with 94.7 Highveld, recently hosted one of their biggest events to date, with 14 000 potential clients in Johannesburg assisted by their marketing and communications partner, FCB Cape Town.  20 Oct 2006 Read more

FCB Johannesburg presents car to childcare centre
FCB Johannesburg has presented a motor car to Hugh's Haven in Yeoville, the childcare centre the agency has 'adopted' as part of its corporate social outreach programme.  3 Oct 2006 Read more

Ingwe 'pockets' Mellow-Wood Brandy for Distell
Durban-based emerging market specialist agency, Ingwe Communications, has 'pocketed' another successful Mellow-Wood Brandy promotion for brand owner, Distell, with the conclusion of the fifth season of the 'Mellow-Wood Inter Tavern Pool Challenge'.  2 Oct 2006 Read more

FCB Johannesburg goes Direct for Vodacom
FCB Johannesburg's creative team of Grant Jacobsen (creative director), James Dodd (group head copywriter), Nicolynne van der Walt (art director) and Michelle Kreuiter (copywriter) has developed an above-the-line campaign for Vodacom's online cellphone shopping mall, Vodacom Direct, 29 Sep 2006 Read more

Toyota SA teams up with Diesel Clothing
To reinforce the RAV4 Diesel's positioning as a sexy and progressive alternative to the marques historically associated with success, FCB Johannesburg teamed the vehicle with Diesel, one of the most sought after and progressive clothing labels available today. 28 Sep 2006 Read more

A recent study conducted by the UCT Unilever Institute and Research Surveys into the relationship between marketing and South Africa's black middle class has confirmed that FCB South Africa's approach to television advertising resonates positively with these 'Black Diamonds'.  26 Sep 2006 Read more

Following the June 1 announcement that Interpublic Group planned to create a revolutionary new agency model by combining its Draft and Foote Cone & Belding units to create DraftFCB with Howard Draft as its chairman and CEO, a 90-day integration process began. With Laurence Boschetto, most recently president and COO of Draft's global operations, and Jonathan Harries, global chief creative officer for DraftFCB, named co-chairs of a 35-person Integration Committee, the agency has made significant progress in determining the optimal operational structure of the new organisation.  21 Sep 2006 Read more

Toyota Avensis: a rose by any other name
FCB Johannesburg's television commercial for the new Toyota Avensis demonstrates that the vehicle truly is 'a rose by any other name'. Developed by the creative team of Lindy-Ann McCrindle and Charles Foley, it shows a so-obviously-very-much-in-love man driving his Avensis from flower seller to flower seller to buy the bloom of love, roses.  11 Sep 2006 Read more

Zesty promotion from FCB Impact 361º for Savanna
A rather 'zesty' promotion for Distell brand, Savanna Dry Premium Cider, developed by the Cape Town office of FCB Impact 361º, has surpassed its objectives. Not only did the promotion stimulate more entries than targeted, the nature of the response from the public indicates that it resonated with them and strengthened their relationship with the brand.  5 Sep 2006 Read more

FCB Johannesburg, Galaxy team up for Mousson
FCB Johannesburg's solution to the challenge of increasing sales while driving the functional benefits of the Mousson range of body lotions, on a limited budget, was to team up with Galaxy Jewellers to give away 18 rings in an SMS-based competition.  4 Sep 2006 Read more

FCB Impact 361º gives Klipdrift a home on the web
The Cape Town office of FCB Impact 361º, the experiential marketing specialist with exceptional design and web skills within the FCB South Africa group, has given Klipdrift a home on the internet. 25 Aug 2006 Read more

To-the-point does it in the LSM 1 - 3 markets, says FCB Johannesburg
While clever copy and complex story lines certainly have their place in advertising, sometimes keeping it simple is the most effective approach. This is the case with the most recent campaign by FCB Johannesburg for the Dolly Varden brand, the leading glycerine-based product in the personal care market.  21 Aug 2006 Read more

Santam's new radio campaign is tickling listeners' funny bones with its 'live' phone calls to different Lost and Found departments. Developed by the creative team of Francois de Villiers, Declan Sharp and Andre de Wet with the help of radio producer Vanessa Parkin, the campaign of 40 second spots has protagonists calling to find out about lost possessions such as a cobra, pet dog and dentures. 15 Aug 2006 Read more

FCB develops viral campaign for Netflorist
Following the positive reaction to a rather clever - and tongue-in-cheek - print campaign for Netflorist, FCB Johannesburg's creative director team of Gerhard Myburgh and Catherine Thomson expanded the concept into an email viral campaign that is spreading like - well, a virus - over the internet. 11 Aug 2006 Read more

Santam helps Capetonians brave the weather with FCB Cape Town
FCB Cape Town's through-the-line teams worked together to make the best marketing use of some 10 000 yellow umbrellas client Santam had made available.  8 Aug 2006 Read more

South African youngsters like the way Mo the Meerkat - and the brand he represents, Vodacom - move. That's according to the latest 'Generation Next' study published recently (Sunday July 30, 2006) in the Sunday Times. 8 Aug 2006 Read more

FCB ad for Ingram's Camphor Cream reinforces the brand's superiority
FCB Johannesburg's new television commercial for Ingram's Camphor Cream is only 30 seconds long but it quickly reinforces the brand's superiority versus competitive products when it comes to healing South Africa's skin.  3 Aug 2006 Read more

Santam MultiHome
Leading financial services company, Santam, has introduced an affordable short-term insurance product for lower income earners. 'Santam MultiHome' is designed to mitigate the damage or loss incurred through fire, theft or flooding for as little as R35 a month. Targeted at lower income households, it was launched for Santam by FCB Cape Town.  6 Jul 2006 Read more

FCB Durban and Farmer Brown make enjoying chicken easier
After an absence of approximately 16 years, Farmer Brown is back on television. FCB Durban's new Farmer Brown television campaign recently broke, with two new commercials featuring Farmer Brown Easybraai and Easyserve - two exciting ranges destined to change the chicken market forever. 19 Jun 2006 Read more

FCB Johannesburg launches Yaris Sedan for Toyota
FCB Johannesburg's latest campaign for Toyota Yaris Sedan launches the sedan model to young, stylish families; that is, parents with young children. 5 Jun 2006 Read more

'Lip-smacking' brand campaign brings Rajah Curry home to Soweto consumers
In an SA advertising 'first', selected home-style eateries in and around Soweto have been rebranded with Rajah Curry Powder signage, utensils and consumables as part of a synergistic brand activation campaign for Robertsons Spices. 17 May 2006 Read more

Mother City agency shines at the One Show
One of the Mother City's leading advertising agencies, FCB Cape Town, has outshone other South African agencies at the One Show Design with two 'pencils'. 15 May 2006 Read more

Unilever Foods, which owns many of South Africa's household-name food brands, has briefed Ingwe Communications to provide it with consumer insights and understandings that will ensure new products meet the needs and match the desires of its key target market, LSM Bs. 9 May 2006 Read more

FCB Impact Ices Energade
FCB South Africa’s promotions experiential specialist, FCB Impact 361º, developed a visually exciting campaign for the launch of Energade Ice.  20 Apr 2006 Read more

FCB Cape Town emerged as the best individual agency at the recent bi-annual APEX Awards, walking off with three awards. 18 Apr 2006 Read more

FCB Impact 361º, the promotion and experiential specialists within the FCB South Africa Marketing Communications Group, has assisted Vodacom in launching 'Talking Points', a loyalty programme developed to reward Vodacom prepaid customers. 6 Apr 2006 Read more

Toyota SA has launched a rugged sport utility vehicle (SUV) - the Fortuner - with a through-the-line campaign comprising television, print, brochures, leaflets, dealer launches and web element developed by full-service agency FCB Johannesburg. 2 Apr 2006 Read more

Two agencies from the FCB Africa network dominated the 'Other African Countries' section of the 2006 Gecko Awards recently. The Gecko Awards are Namibia's premier annual advertising award event. 3 Mar 2006 Read more

FCB South Africa is the local advertising industry's 'King of Hearts', having taken pole position on both Millward Brown Impact's Liking Score charts. These charts, one addressing the developed market (LSM 7+) and the other the developing market (LSM 5+6), identify which television commercials are most liked by ordinary South Africans.  26 Feb 2006 Read more

Durban-based Origin Design, a division of the FCB Group, has been awarded the contract for theme branding of the new R180-million Gambia Sheraton resort and conference centre on the Gambian coast. 22 Feb 2006 Read more

FCB Impact 361° Johannesburg launched South Africa's first television advert created 'by South Africans for South Africa' on Sunday 15 January on behalf of the FCB South Africa group's client, Vodacom. 24 Jan 2006 Read more

FCB South Africa has had an exciting start to 2006 with several changes at senior management level. 19 Jan 2006 Read more

The launch campaign by advertising agency FCB Johannesburg for First National Bank's (FNB) ground-breaking family education finance 'booster' plan, FNB Career Facility, has proved a resounding success, with prospective customers sending more than 6 000 SMSes to the response number in the first six days alone. 15 Jan 2006 Read more

The Eulactol range of therapeutic solutions for specific dry skin problems has been "nipped and tucked" at the hands of full-service advertising agency FCB Johannesburg. 13 Dec 2005 Read more

Reaffirming the importance of its African operations to its international business success, FCB Worldwide has named FCB South Africa as one of its newly formed Centres of Excellence. 12 Dec 2005 Read more

Full-service advertising agency FCB Johannesburg's 'Move on. Move up' campaign for the new Toyota Yaris hatchback is well on the way to achieve its ambitious awareness target within three months of the November 5th 2005 launch date. 7 Dec 2005 Read more

To bolster its positioning as official supplier to the SA soccer supporter ahead of the Football World Cup in 2010, food retailing giant Shoprite has launched the nationwide Shoprite Soccer Skills Challenge, aimed at nurturing the young BafanaBafana stars of tomorrow while attracting potential customers to Shoprite outlets around the country.  6 Dec 2005 Read more

This design by FCB Johannesburg for long-standing client, Vodacom, was judged best in the world in the highly competitive calendar category of the Sappi International Printer of the Year competition staged in Shanghai, China recently. 29 Nov 2005 Read more

Reasons to celebrate seem to crop up regularly for Vodacom and its long-standing marketing partner, FCB South Africa. Hot on the heels of Vodacom's stellar performance in the Sunday Times/Markinor Brands & Branding 2005 survey (October 2005) comes FCB South Africa's receipt of the 'Vodacom's CEO Award for Excellence'. 27 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Activ, the retail specialist in the FCB South Africa group, recently journeyed to Nigeria to discuss various new ideas and strategies for the opening of first Shoprite store in the country with FCB Africa member, FCB Centrespread. 24 Nov 2005 Read more

First National Bank (FNB) has followed its highly entertaining launch and awareness campaigns for the One Account with a tongue-in-cheek take on one of television's most successful 'soapies' - Days of Our Lives.  23 Nov 2005 Read more

As part of its corporate social outreach programme, FCBians from the FCB South Africa group's Johannesburg agency took 50 children from the Yeoville Educare Centre (YEC) to the Johannesburg Zoo for the afternoon. 20 Nov 2005 Read more

Needing to strike exactly the right note with the unveiling of its key private banking initiative, First National Bank drew on the well-honed expertise of experiential marketing specialist agency FCB !mpact 361. 17 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Durban has developed a television commercial that relies on its client's steely nerve to demonstrate its commitment to its "Put Us to the Test" advertising campaign. 17 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Johannesburg has taken to the streets for Toyota Corolla Verso in a bid to strengthen the link between the model and the Toyota brand name. 15 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB South Africa group member, FCB Jonssons, dominated Friday's (November 11) 'Financial Advertising Awards' winning a total of five of the eight awards including the prestigious 'Best Agency Overall: Design' award. Client Anglo Platinum also went to the awards podium taking honours in the Disclosure category. 14 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Impact 361°'s Cape Town team of creative director Glynn Venter, art director Craig Keown and copywriter Xolisa Dyeshana has developed a promotional competition for Fish Eagle that resonates with the premium brand's icon - the majestic and gracious raptor of the same name. 14 Nov 2005 Read more

In a major extension of its 'make every moment count' branding, cellular market leader Vodacom has launched its first ever television game show, Yebo Millionaires, in which lucky Vodacom customers stand the chance of transforming their lives in an instant by winning up to R1 million in cash in one of the nationally broadcast weekly draws. 8 Nov 2005 Read more

Flight of the Fish Eagle, the celebrated natural brandy in the sleek, green, square bottle, has launched an unprecedented branding spectacular throughout the stylish Melrose Arch complex. 8 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Headspace, FCB Johannesburg's brand and media strategy resource, has strengthened its capabilities with the appointment of two experienced strategists and the creation of a new division. 6 Nov 2005 Read more

FCB Johannesburg continues to reach out and 'touch' the community as part of its corporate social outreach initiative.  27 Oct 2005 Read more

FCB Activ, the retail specialist in the FCB South Africa group, recently journeyed to Egypt to gleam first hand information on the Shoprite brand in that country. 26 Oct 2005 Read more

It's been 10 years since Vodacom appointed FCB Johannesburg as its major marketing communication services partner and the result of that partnership burst on to our TV screens in the guise of bumbling, leopard-skin fanatic Michael de Pina and the serene, man-about-South-Africa Bankole Omotoso. 16 Oct 2005 Read more

FCB Impact 361° in Cape Town, one of Distell's marketing partners in the Mother City, has extended the 'dry' brand tonality characterising Savanna into a sales promotion which prides itself on being labelled 'bizarre'. 10 Oct 2005 Read more

FCB Johannesburg has devised a hard-hitting television campaign for First National Bank that utilises the matter-of-fact, no-nonsense and at times abrasive personality of 702 presenter, John Robbie.  4 Oct 2005 Read more

Work at Sethani Star Centre, the benefactor of FCB Durban's social corporate outreach programme, has gathered momentum and is well on track to meet its October deadline. This is the news from the agency's chairman, Clive McMurray. 18 Sep 2005 Read more

FCB Impact 361°, the sales promotion and experiential marketing arm of FCB South Africa in Cape Town, has branded Johannesburg for the 18th World Petroleum Congress 2005. 13 Sep 2005 Read more

Savanna, South Africa's driest matured cider which utilises off-the-wall humour to great effect in its advertising, celebrated Left-handed Day in typical style on its popular web site thanks to Distell's marketing partner, FCB Impact 361° in Cape Town. 11 Sep 2005 Read more

Ingram's Camphor Cream, the Adcock Ingram-owned range of body creams and lotions with medicated natural ingredients that keep skin healthy by soothing and restoring dry and chapped skin, is set to dominate winter with a new campaign from FCB Johannesburg. 25 Aug 2005 Read more

It's not all about 'Klippies & Cola' for award-winning art director, Anthony de Klerk. It's also about hanging out with your daughter (and cat) and doing a good deed at the same time. 22 Aug 2005 Read more

Adcock Ingram is using these appealing advertisements and advertorials to showcase the innovative new products launched recently under the well-loved Elizabeth Anne's baby toiletries brand name. 21 Aug 2005 Read more

FCB Durban's new commercial for client uShaka MARINE WORLD has just been launched on the small screen. Titled 'Kaleidoscope' the ad follows in the footsteps of the highly successful previous uShaka commercial which was the 5th most liked ad in 2004 according to Millward Brown Impact. 18 Aug 2005 Read more

An integrated advertising campaign devised for Santam by FCB Cape Town is paying dividends for the short-term insurer. 18 Jul 2005 Read more

This calendar designed by FCB Johannesburg for its long-standing client, Vodacom, has won the Gold Award in the highly competitive calendar category of the Sappi African Printer of the Year competition and will now travel to Shanghai to compete in the Sappi International Printer of the Year in October. 12 Jul 2005 Read more

First National Bank's marketing partner, FCB Johannesburg, has devised a new television commercial to demonstrate the bank's support for South Africa rugby development. 4 Jul 2005 Read more

The 60-second television commercial driving the launch of Vodacom 3G as well as the Vodacom/Vodafone alliance doesn't just advertise the latest in technology, but uses it as well. 12 Apr 2005 Read more

Advertising agencies, perhaps more so than other companies thanks to the interactive and frenetic nature of their industry, have distinct personalities. Some are extrovert, loud and brash. Others shy away from the limelight, content to drift along the business current as long as nothing or no one rocks their boat. Only a few exude quiet confidence. One of these is the FCB South Africa group, headed by CEO Neil van der Weele. 15 Mar 2005 Read more

Full-service agency FCB Johannesburg's launch campaign for Law-On-Call, the innovative new legal assistance product from First National Bank, has elicited an outstanding response. 30 Nov 2004 Read more

Iconic local magazine Drum is relaunching with an intensive television, radio and poster campaign from Mother City agency, FCB Cape Town. 18 Nov 2004 Read more

Klipdrift and its advertising partner, FCB Cape Town, have won Aardklop's 'Doring' Award for the second year running. The 'Doring' is awarded to the best campaign creating excitement at the arts festival held in Potchefstroom at the end of September every year. 7 Nov 2004 Read more

FCB Cape Town has launched two new products for Santam at the same time as communicating a new positioning for the short-term insurance company. The new positioning - Santam provides peace of mind - is encapsulated in the pay-off line 'Rest Insured'. 10 Aug 2004 Read more

FCB South Africa, Vodacom's marketing communication partner in South Africa, the DRC and Mozambique, has been awarded all of Vodacom's above-the-line, below-the-line and public relations work in Tanzania. The account is currently the largest in Tanzania worth in excess of US$5-million. 14 Jul 2004 Read more

Maserame Mouyeme has been appointed group managing director of FCB South Africa, the country's largest marketing communications group.  14 Apr 2004 Read more

As part of its ongoing commitment to continually improve the quality of the integrated communication solutions it develops for its clients, FCB South Africa has refined the structure of its below-the-line capabilities. 14 Apr 2004 Read more

National Lottery operator, Uthingo Management today confirmed the appointment of FCB South Africa as its new advertising agency, effective from April 1, 2004. 8 Feb 2004 Read more

One of Cape Town's hottest agencies is preparing to light its fire in Johannesburg's advertising industry kitchen and offer upcountry clients splendid creative fare. 22 Jan 2004 Read more

Above, below, through – words that when used in conjunction with 'the line' in the company of marketers and advertising professionals are usually met with sighs of exasperation, eyes rolling heavenward and mouths clamping in a disapproving grimace. 21 Jan 2004 Read more

FCB South Africa (Cape Town), Cape Town's largest marketing communications group, celebrated the end of the year with all its entities under one roof for the first time in its close to 70-year history. 10 Dec 2003 Read more

FCB Durban's campaign for Mondi Paper's Rotatrim brand is back on the air after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled against Sappi Fine Paper, which had lodged a complaint against the television commercial. 23 Nov 2003 Read more

FCB Africa, the largest agency network in Africa in terms of billings and staff, held its 7th annual conference last month (October) to, among other things, celebrate its successes on the continent including several impressive launches for a handful of Distell brands and the expansion of Netmark's anti malaria campaign into other high risk areas. 19 Nov 2003 Read more

Distell and its marketing communication partner, FCB Cape Town, are taking one of South Africa's most endearing and enduring icons to Australia for a 'Bokjol' at the Rugby World Cup in October. 22 Sep 2003 Read more

Momentum has transformed from a small, niche insurer in 1992 to the sleek financial services industry forerunner it is today. It was therefore important for Momentum to ensure that as they embarked on a new advertising campaign, this campaign would accurately reflect who they are and what they stand for. 16 Sep 2003 Read more

Less than a fortnight after signing the largest broad-based black empowerment equity deal in the South African marketing industry to date, FCB South Africa reached for the stars not once, not twice but three times in one week. 10 Sep 2003 Read more

Mother City advertising agency, FCB Cape Town, has developed a new campaign for icanonline to increase brand awareness and prompt new clients to open an icanonline account. 3 Sep 2003 Read more

FCB Cape Town has developed a fresh creative proposition for client Parmalat that has tickled South African funny bones and seems set to find its way onto their list of 'favourite ads'.  28 Aug 2003 Read more

In one of the most important empowerment deals in the South African R9bn advertising industry, a newly-formed consortium has acquired a stake in the country's largest marketing communication group. 19 Aug 2003 Read more

Distell brand, Flight of the Fish Eagle, has been repositioned as one of the beverages of choice for the up-and-coming elite with the help of FCB Cape Town, itself recently named 'Intermediate Sized Agency of the Year' by highly-respected industry commentator, Tony Koenderman. 26 Jun 2003 Read more

FCB South Africa has announced a powerful new brand marketing resource with best-of-breed creative, strategic and implementation capabilities. 19 May 2003 Read more

FCB Cape Town, which comprises advertising, experiential marketing, design, CRM and web developmental services, has brought one of the prestigious AdReview awards home to the Mother City.  11 May 2003 Read more

Distell has launched 'Klippies & Cola' into the FAB (Flavoured Alcoholic Beverage) segment with edgy design work by FCB Design (Cape Town) and an entertaining experiential campaign from the FCB Cape Town team which dominated both the Pendoring and Raptor Awards held recently with previous Klipdrift campaigns. 21 Jan 2003 Read more

South Africa's biggest producer of wines and spirits, Distell, has asked its long-standing business partner, FCB South Africa (Cape Town), to take over the marketing communications programme supporting its premium whiskey brand, Glenfiddich. 25 Nov 2002 Read more

Leading liquor manufacturer and marketer, Distell, has appointed the Cape Town office of FCB South Africa to handle one of its flagship brands, Amarula Cream, with effect from March next year. 13 Nov 2002 Read more

Three FCB South Africa clients – Vodacom, Distell and Toyota SA – soared at last night's Raptor Awards for excellence in sponsorship thanks to the impressive strategic input by FCB Sponsorship and exciting creative executions from FCB Johannesburg and FCB Impact (Toyota SA and Vodacom) and FCB Cape Town (Distell). 20 Oct 2002 Read more

Forty FCB Africa representatives from 20 countries gathered in Botswana to discuss the state of advertising on the African continent and fine-tune the network's strategy for securing new business. Also on the agenda were strategies to enhance the already high standard of communication solutions offered by the network's member agencies and ways in which proprietary tools and new methodologies could be used to add value to clients, regardless of the countries they are trading in. 15 Oct 2002 Read more

FCB South Africa clients shone in the 2002 Encyclopaedia of Brands & Branding in South Africa published by Markinor in association with the Sunday Times last month (September 2002). 13 Oct 2002 Read more

FCB South Africa's innovative integrated business model has secured the marketing communications group another accolade. 8 Oct 2002 Read more

With its outstanding performance at this year's Pendoring Awards, full-service agency FCB Cape Town has proven just how sharp it is when it comes to developing creative and effective marketing campaigns. 22 Sep 2002 Read more

South Africa's biggest producer of wines and spirits, Distell, has named FCB Electric Ocean as its principal online partner ahead of the eight other agencies asked to present credentials to a core group of its marketing and information technology professionals. 23 Jul 2002 Read more

One of the Mother City's leading full-service advertising agencies, FCB Cape Town, has recently developed a new campaign for Cobb SA, a chicken breeding operation, to position its chickens as superior stock to others. 16 Jul 2002 Read more

The University of Port Elizabeth is well-known within the city for its highly entertaining and informative Open Days held annually to encourage potential students to seriously consider signing up for their degrees with the institution rather than leaving the coast to study elsewhere. To promote this year's event, UPE briefed incumbent agency, FCB Cape Town, to use posters as one of the main communications media. 14 Jul 2002 Read more

FCB South Africa's latest corporate-image television commercial for First National Bank continues to build on the tremendous success the FNB brand campaign and its consumer-friendly 'How can we help you?' positioning has had since its launch in September 2000. 26 Jun 2002 Read more

Successful building of relationships between brands and consumers requires the presence of more and different touch points. And while traditional advertising remains the marketer's primary instrument (and will probably continue to be in the future), other communication tools are becoming ever more important. 20 Jun 2002 Read more

The latest in the popular 'Yebo Gogo' TV commercials for Vodacom takes the leading cellular brand into a new space, literally and figuratively, via another humorous encounter between the familiar 'windgat' yuppie (Michael de Pina), a pair of football prodigies played by Montle Selepe and Johathan Ketleebo and again featuring the old hero (Bankole Omotoso). 18 Jun 2002 Read more

FCB South Africa group executive creative director, Ashley Bacon, has been appointed to the Board of FCB Worldwide bringing to two the number of local executives on the international body. Mike Bosman, FCB South Africa's chairman, took up his Board position three years ago. 6 Jun 2002 Read more

To catch the eyes of shoppers trawling the Tygervalley Shopping Centre and to draw attention to the new exact! store within the mall, FCB Cape Town's creative team turned its hand to fashion designing. 20 Mar 2002 Read more

Klipdrift Export, South Africa's best selling brandy, has been given a new television persona by FCB Cape Town creative team Anthony de Klerk (art director) and Hanlie Kriel (writer) with creative director and consummate storyteller, Francois de Villiers. 12 Nov 2001 Read more

FCB Cape Town, one of the traditional full service advertising agencies in the FCB South Africa group, has created two television commercials to support client Distell's bid to find a new market for its 5-year-old Viceroy Liqueur Brandy.
Its positioning over the past 60 years has centred on the statement ‘a superbly matured brandy, matured to a higher standard than other brandies, making it one of the world's great tastes in brandy.'
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Our goal is to be the most technologically advanced agency in the world. We were the first agency in Africa to have an internet site, the first to open a website design and publishing house, and the first in the world to run internal systems via intranet. 27 Aug 2001 Read more