The most admired agency execs in South Africa

The most admired agency execs in South Africa

Who is the most admired ad agency, creative director, or agency boss in the country? MarkLives asked South Africa’s ad agency MD’s and CEO’s to nominate their peers whom they most admired during the course of 2012.

( original article by marklives.com )

"Cape Town executives overwhelmingly chose King James as their most admired agency, and King James co-founder and Group Creative Director Alistair King as their most admired Creative Director. King James Group Chief Executive James Barty was voted the most admired agency boss in Cape Town, an accolade he shared with Claire Cobbledick, MD of The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town."

  • The creative director SA’s ad executives most admire

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Most Admired: Alistair King (King James)
Runners-up: Mike Schalit, Pete Case, Chris Gotz, Ahmed Tilly (tied)

King James co-founder and Group Creative Director Alistair King was voted the most admired creative director in the country. King is well known and admired for his work on Allan Gray (its market share has grown from 3.9% to 16% since 2003 when King James won the account), Santam and Kulula.com amongst others. King is well known for being outspoken on industry issues and remains one of the most approachable creative directors in the country.

No fewer than four creative directors were tied for the slot of runner up. In total ten names were nominated by agency bosses.

Alistair King took 36% of the vote while Mike Schalit (Net#workBBDO South Africa), Chris Gotz (Ogilvy Cape Town), Pete Case (Gloo) and Ahmed Tilly (Black River FC) all tied as runners-up. Pepe Marais (Joe Public) and Brett Morris (Draftfcb South Africa) were tied as second runners-up.

  • The agency boss SA’s ad executives most admire

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Most Admired: James Barty (King James)
Runner-up: Gareth Leck (Joe Public)

King James Group Chief Executive James Barty was voted the most admired agency boss the country. With business partner Alistair King voted the most admired Creative Director in the country by agency executives, the team form a powerful duo at the top of their game, and thetale of how they built their independent agency still inspires creatives to find suites as business partners and vice versa and going it alone.

Joe Public MD Gareth Leck was the runner up. His agency, also an independent, grew revenue 105% during the course of 2012, before going on to win the Nedbank ATL account.

Other nominations with a multiple votes included Mike Abel (M&C Saatchi Abel), Claire Cobbledick (The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Nunu Ntshingila (Ogilvy South Africa) and Gavin Levinsohn (Ogilvy Cape Town).

( original article by marklives.com )


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