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DUKE is an integrated marketing and communications group encompassing DUKE Advertising, Mark1 and Positive Dialogue Communications. Our core function is helping contender brands transform and thrive in challenging times.
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Duke unveils JiVE's vibrant summer campaign 'JiVE with …'
Leading full-service advertising agency, Duke, has proudly announced the launch of JiVE's summer campaign, 'JiVE with …' launched at an event hosted at the historic Castle of Good Hope. The campaign features creative executions across various platforms, including radio, social media, and out-of-home (OOH). 23 Nov 2023 Read more

Duke gets taste buds talking in the new Sunshine D campaign
When the team at Sunshine D briefed Duke to launch the new look and taste, one of the key objectives was to build awareness and get consumers to taste the new, improved product. Knowing that the taste of the margarine would re-ignite consumers' love for the product, the Duke team set their sights on a fully integrated campaign that would create a big impact. 29 May 2023 Read more

Tradition just tastes better. Adding sizzle to the FMCG category
Duke and The Willowton Group deliver the extraordinary and authentic with its current Sunfoil campaign. The campaign celebrates tasty South African foods prepared using oil - highlighting the joy of home-made fried foods that are steeped in tradition, love, and family. 20 Apr 2023 Read more

Duke Group achieves 52% growth in one of the toughest years for the economy and industry
The eight-year-old independent agency has shown remarkable resilience and impressive growth that's a testament to its strong leadership and commitment to client service delivery. 26 Oct 2022 Read more

Fame scoops 2 awards at this year's Most Awards
Under a year after officially launching, Fame, an independent, locally owned media agency, has won two significant awards at the 13th Most Awards held last week, namely Media Agency of the Year, and Specialist Media Agency. 14 Sep 2022 Read more

Acclaimed PR agency rebrands to Dialogue, makes key appointments, and scoops top awards at the 2022 PR Prism Awards
Agency founder Tracy Jones attributes the agency's sustained success to its strong strategic corporate communications and influencer relations offering - and its ability to adapt to a changing world. 21 Jul 2022 Read more

Duke Group shines at Business Impact Index
The Duke Group is excited to share their rankings announced at the MMA Smarties Business Impact Index Africa (BII) recently. 21 Jun 2022 Read more

Suhana Gordhan promoted to chief creative officer of Duke Group
Duke Group is excited to announce the promotion of Suhana Gordhan from executive creative director (ECD) of Duke Advertising, to chief creative officer (CCO) of the group. Suhana joined Duke Advertising in 2020, having moved from her role as ECD at FCB, and in just two years, has made a significant impact on the agency - both with the work and the people. 14 Jun 2022 Read more

Duke Group launches Fame Media: New joint venture with Omnicom Media Group
The Duke Group has partnered with Omnicom Media Group South Africa to launch Fame - an independent, locally owned, specialist media agency. Fame forms the seventh specialist agency within the Duke Group alongside Duke Advertising, Mark1 Digital, Dialogue PR, production company Duchess, market research agency Nude and sponsorship marketing business, Champ. 8 Jun 2022 Read more

Duke Advertising appoints new MD
Duke Advertising is pleased to announce the promotion of Zanele Zwane from her role of business unit director, to that of managing director. Zwane takes over from Aileen Sauerman who has opted to take some time off to focus on her role as mother to her two young children. 10 May 2022 Read more

Positive Dialogue scoops 4 PR Prism accolades in 2021
It's a sign of the times that the 24th year of SA's Prism Awards - recognising the best and the up and coming in the country's public relations and communications field - has been a virtual event. But that didn't dampen the enthusiasm to recognise SA agencies that have pulled out all the stops to support clients over the past tumultuous 12 months. 9 Jun 2021 Read more

Duke and Copysmith partner for AI writing services
Duke recently signed up as the first South African enterprise to partner with Copysmith, the AI copywriting and content generation platform. The unique conceptualisation tool will be utilised by the agency to explore creative concepts, help with brand essence generation and speed up the copywriting and ideation process. 22 Feb 2021 Read more

Duke paints Bo-Kaap white to launch Jive #DalaYourColour summer campaign
To kick off the launch of the annual Jive summer campaign, Duke, in collaboration with Mark1 and Positive Dialogue, created quite a stir in one of Cape Town's most historic neighbourhoods. The agency painted four of the iconic, colourful Bo-Kaap homes, as well as the adjacent Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum in stark, plain white in order to draw attention to the significance of colour in our lives. 12 Feb 2021 Read more