Stu Stobbs

Chief creative officer at 1886 Advertising, an FCB Africa Group Company
Location:South Africa


Stu Stobbs is CCO at 1886. Stobbs started in advertising in the 90s after a failed drag queen career. Worked above, below and all around the line - but never quite understood why it was there in the first place. Has won numerous local and international awards including Cannes, Caples and Loeries and has judged extensively, both locally and abroad.
#BizTrends2019: More ads. More extremist thinking

For the past three years, advertising spend in Mzanzi has gone up. I know that thanks to a chat I had with my smart mate Chris Botha, group managing director of The MediaShop. It went up roughly R2billion last year and this year it's likely to grow even more...

By Stu Stobbs 18 Jan 2019

[Trends 2015] Newsflash: TV will not die

Every year, someone predicts the death of TV ads. They claim the evidence is everywhere, from rising digital media consumption to the increased popularity of the PVR. The only thing is that no one seems to have told TV...

By Stu Stobbs 26 Jan 2015

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