NEWS FROM THE CHAIR

19 March 2015

 

Greetings, Creative Circle members

 

2014 CREATIVE CIRCLE RANKINGS

It’s been a busy old month with our January Creative Circle Awards followed a week later by the Creative Circle Awards Of The Year. Well done to all the winners, as well as the agencies that fought it out for the top ranked group, individual, large, medium and small ranked agency based on the entire year’s local and international award shows performance.

Ogilvy & Mather - 2014 Group Agency winners onstage collecting their trophy at the Creative Circle Awards held at the Venue in Johannesburg.

INTERNATIONAL JUDGES

I’m happy to say South Africa is being well represented at international award shows with the following industry leaders flying the South African flag at One Show, D&AD and Cannes.

 

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D&AD

RADIO: BRUCE ANDERSON

ECD at LOWE JHB

 

DIRECT: JUSTIN WRIGHT

CD at TBWA HUNT LASCARIS JHB

 

DIGITAL: KERRY FRIEND

ECD at ISOBAR

 

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CANNES:

PRESS: JONATHAN DEEB

ECD at FCB JHB

 

FILM: GRAHAM LANG

CCO at Y&R SA

 

PROMO: PEPE MARAIS

CCO at JOE PUBLIC

 

DESIGN: JOANINA PASTOLL

ECD at LOWE JHB

 

CREATIVE & EFFECTIVENESS: ANDY RICE

CEO & CO FOUNDER YELLOWOOD at YELLOWOOD BRAND ARCHITECTS

 

MEDIA: TANYA SCHREUDER

JOINT MD at VIZEUM

 

RADIO: LIAM WIELOPOLSKI

ECD at DDB SA

 

DIRECT: JUSTIN WRIGHT

CD at TBWA HUNT LASCARIS

 

OUTDOOR: AHMED TILLY

ECD at BLACKRIVER FC

 

 

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ONE SHOW

CROSS PLATFORM: GRAHAM LANG

CCO at Y&R SA

 

RADIO: CHRIS GOTZ

CCO at OGILY & MATHER CT

UMUZI ACADEMY

One of the primary aims of the Creative Circle is to prepare students for careers within the South African advertising industry and I’m proud to say The Umuzi Academy has surpassed our expectations since the 2014 pilot year. In fact, the Academy has produced the best results of any type of learnership program within the creative industry to date.

Some of the Umuzi Academy achievements to date include:

• 50 learners from township communities were given the opportunity to train as Graphic Designers and Photographers

• 80% of the learners completed the intensive one-year course including a three month internship at one of South Africa’s leading creative agencies

• Of which, 60% of the learners passed formal academic assessment by Da Vinci and creative assessment by Vega

• And 75% of which are economically active or in further studies

CREATIVE CIRCLE FEBRUARY AND MARCH AWARDS OF THE MONTH

The entry deadline for both months is April 10th and the awards will be judged at Native on April 30th with Jason Xenopoulos as Jury Chair.  Oh, and don’t forget, with our new, improved website, entering the Creative Circle Awards is now as easy as clicking here.

 

Good luck and thanks for your ongoing support,

Justin Gomes.
Creative Circle Chairperson.