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  • Joe Public places top 3 at Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

    Joe Public places top 3 at Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

    Posted: August 27, 2015
    The Sunday Times held its 17th annual Top Brands Awards last night at The Maslow hotel in Sandton. Michael Bratt attended the event to find out which brands claimed glory.
  • Joe Public celebrates a year of growing creativity at the 2015 Loerie Awards

    Joe Public celebrates a year of growing creativity at the 2015 Loerie Awards

    Posted: August 25, 2015
    Joe public’s Adam Webber and Roanna Williams on the red carpet for the 37th annual Loerie awards at the Durban ICC on Sunday, 16 august 2015
  • Growing effectivity with Apex Awards 2015

    Growing effectivity with Apex Awards 2015

    Posted: July 22, 2015
    Joe Public is proud to have scooped a Bronze Apex Award in last night ACA APEX Awards Ceremony in the Launch Category in partnership with Mediology for the FoordCorp ‘Canine Cuisine’ campaign. Along with also being named a finalist for 'Project English' for One School at a Time.
  • Joe Public United Africa

    Joe Public United Africa

    Posted: July 3, 2015
    Joe Public United is a unique union of African advertising agencies represented in 14 countries across the continent.
  • Cannes, a growing ground for Joe Public

    Cannes, a growing ground for Joe Public

    Posted: June 29, 2015
    This year saw a strong Joe Public delegation attending Cannes, along with attendees from Clover and Nedbank.
  • Millward Brown South Africa announces the Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2014

    Millward Brown South Africa announces the Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2014

    Posted: June 24, 2015
    Advertising legend Howard Gossage once said "Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it's an ad."
  • South Africa walks away with a 2015 Cannes Lions Promo & Activation win!

    South Africa walks away with a 2015 Cannes Lions Promo & Activation win!

    Posted: June 24, 2015
    Joe Public took home a Bronze Promo & Activation Lion for its 'Vote SA' Cinemark experience app...
  • Joe Public to participate in the growth of female creatives at Cannes

    Joe Public to participate in the growth of female creatives at Cannes

    Posted: May 26, 2015
    Joe Public’s Katherine Glover has been selected to attend the Cannes’ “See It Be It” 2015 initiative.
  • How do you grow great?

    How do you grow great?

    Posted: May 25, 2015
    The simple answer is to “be great”. But what are the building blocks of being “great” for an advertising agency?
  • Joe Public wins Silver Pencil at 2015 One Show Awards

    Joe Public wins Silver Pencil at 2015 One Show Awards

    Posted: May 13, 2015
    NEW YORK: The One Club has announced the winners for the 42nd annual One Show Awards. Seven South African agencies have taken home four Silver and six Bronze Pencils: One ShowTBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Joe Public, M&C Saatchi Abel, Ogilvy & Mather Joburg, FCB South Africa, Grid and Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town.
  • How design can make a genuine impact

    How design can make a genuine impact

    Posted: May 8, 2015
    Three ways design can help make noise and instigate positive change, as revealed by South African agency Joe Public at Design Indaba.
  • Interview: Pepe Marais & Xolisa Dyeshana #designindaba

    Interview: Pepe Marais & Xolisa Dyeshana #designindaba

    Posted: May 8, 2015
    Herman Manson (@marklives) – We talk to Pepe Marais and Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer and executive creative director, respectively, of advertising agency Joe Public, on how their started their advertising careers, tools of the trade and what skill sets they think a modern creative director needs to create consistently effective work (even we were surprised).
  • Why you'll hear from Joe Public at Design Indaba 2015

    Why you'll hear from Joe Public at Design Indaba 2015

    Posted: May 8, 2015
    Leigh Andrews – Whet your appetite for Design Indaba 2015 with a preview of what to expect from Joe Public's Xolisa Dyeshana and Pepe Marais in their conference-opening talk...
  • [Behind the Selfie] with... Pepe Marais

    [Behind the Selfie] with... Pepe Marais

    Posted: May 7, 2015
    This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Joe Public...
  • A purpose-filled future

    A purpose-filled future

    Posted: May 7, 2015
    Pepe Marais "People are attracted to brands that display a deeper sense of purpose." The more the world feels devoid of meaning, the more people are attracted to brands that display a deeper sense of purpose.
  • We need more magical thinking

    We need more magical thinking

    Posted: May 6, 2015
    "This will be the year of survival of the most innovative." - Xolisa Dyeshana, ECD, Joe Public
  • How will your non-profit organisation move mountains?

    How will your non-profit organisation move mountains?

    Posted: April 22, 2015
    We live in a world that is fast becoming more competitive than it’s ever been. An increase of the global population from 3 billion to 7,3 billion over the last fifty years has lead to a decrease in the moral fibre of our human society.
  • Joe Public's One School at a Time will #MakeChange at Design Indaba 2015, one font at a time

    Joe Public's One School at a Time will #MakeChange at Design Indaba 2015, one font at a time

    Posted: March 12, 2015
    Communications group Joe Public United’s corporate social investment programme and non-profit organisation One School at a Time will make its mark at this year’s 2015 Design Indaba in Cape Town. Following up on Shift Joe Public’s highly awarded Fonts for the Future campaign they will host an interactive stand (D7) at Design Indaba Expo
  • Agency Leaders: 2014’s most-admired ad agency in South Africa

    Agency Leaders: 2014’s most-admired ad agency in South Africa

    Posted: March 12, 2015
    Joe Public has emerged as the most-admired ad agency among Joburg-based ad execs, with FCB South Africa the runner-up.
  • There is gold at the end of our rainbow

    There is gold at the end of our rainbow

    Posted: January 30, 2015
    Is it enough to rely on local pride, or should we be looking for clues in the times we live in, and who we are, to drive brand value?
  • Dialdirect: The Notebook

    Dialdirect: The Notebook

    Posted: January 16, 2015
    Dialdirect has given its brand positioning a complete overhaul with a promise to offer consumers insurance made easy.
  •  Dylan Mclean to grow Connect Joe Public

    Dylan Mclean to grow Connect Joe Public

    Posted: January 12, 2015
    Joe Public is proud to announce the appointment of Dylan McLean as the Executive Creative Director and Managing Partner of their new Johannesburg-based digital offering, Connect Joe Public.
  • Joe Public Agency of the Year

    Joe Public Agency of the Year

    Posted: December 4, 2014
    The Financial Mail’s AdFocus Awards joined forces with Jeremy Maggs’ The Annual for a combined awards show on November 26th. The event, called The Annual AdFocus Awards, took place at RoomFive in Rivonia.
  • Joe Public puts down new roots

    Joe Public puts down new roots

    Posted: October 31, 2014
    Today, Friday 31 October, marks a significant new ring in the tree of growth for South Africa’s largest independent communications group, Joe Public.
  • Joe Public's Growth tree sprouts shiny thorns

    Joe Public's Growth tree sprouts shiny thorns

    Posted: October 28, 2014
    This past weekend saw Joe Public celebrating yet another year of creative excellence at the Pendoring Awards, leading the night with 1 Gold and 3 Silver Pendoring awards.
  • Joe Public Celebrates the Growth of their Clients, People and Country at the Loeries

    Joe Public Celebrates the Growth of their Clients, People and Country at the Loeries

    Posted: September 23, 2014
    South Africa’s largest independent communications group Joe Public including Shift Joe Public and Ignite Joe Public won 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze awards, as well as two Craft Certificates at this year’s Loeries Awards ceremony. Clients awarded included Nedbank, Foodcorp and One School at a Time (OSAAT).
  • Joe Public places second for the Sunday Times Top Brands Agency of the Year

    Joe Public places second for the Sunday Times Top Brands Agency of the Year

    Posted: September 1, 2014
    The Robyn Putter Top Brands Agency of the Year Award recognises the contributions of the creative agencies behind the brands, and is calculated on the first, second and third place rankings of clients in the survey. This year the award went to FCB South Africa, with Joe Public placing second and King James third.
  • Riding the long road for education

    Riding the long road for education

    Posted: August 12, 2014
    This year Joe Public and friends have created a charity bond consisting of 40 riders that will be cycling the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge to create awareness for One School at a Time.
  • Learnings from a Young Cannes Lion

    Learnings from a Young Cannes Lion

    Posted: July 22, 2014
    Sir John Hegarty spoke on behalf of today’s audience when he said: “It’s probably the most exciting time to be in the industry, but I’m confused by the fact that I’m not seeing more and more great work. With all this technology we should be getting better but we seem to be getting worse”.
  • Joe Public grows in Africa

    Joe Public grows in Africa

    Posted: July 17, 2014
    Communications group Joe Public is excited to announce their partnership with integrated communications agencies Cosse (Nigeria and Ghana) and HWMiT (Zimbabwe).
  • Joe Public named Agency Group of the Year 2014

    Joe Public named Agency Group of the Year 2014

    Posted: May 29, 2014
    The AdReview Awards are recognised as a symbol of the very highest creative achievement in the advertising industry in South Africa.
  • Changing education one mountain at a time

    Changing education one mountain at a time

    Posted: May 22, 2014
    Bronwyn James, Managing Director of One School at a Time challenged her body and mind to trek up to Everest’s base camp in April this year to raise funds for the schools advancement programme.
  • Nedbank campaign makes a splash with a Savvy new billboard

    Nedbank campaign makes a splash with a Savvy new billboard

    Posted: May 13, 2014
    Nedbank’s popular ‘savvy’ save for a rainy day marketing campaign has been brought to life in an exciting new way with the launch of an innovative new billboard using technology that has never been seen before in South Africa.
  • Two One Show Golden Pencils for a golden cause

    Two One Show Golden Pencils for a golden cause

    Posted: May 13, 2014
    Joe Public have been awarded two Gold Pencils for their radio campaign Project English, at this year’s One Show awards. The campaign for One School At A Time demonstrated how regular, additional English tutoring improved learners’ understanding of the language. The campaign swooped up a Gold Pencil for Public Service and a Gold Pencil for Radio.
  • Two Nedbank adverts place top 10 in Millward Browns South Africa’s best-liked ads 2013

    Two Nedbank adverts place top 10 in Millward Browns South Africa’s best-liked ads 2013

    Posted: April 16, 2014
    Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials.
  • Gold for social media in public relations – PRISM’s 2014

    Gold for social media in public relations – PRISM’s 2014

    Posted: April 10, 2014
    Joe Public wins gold - Social Media for Public Relations
  • Ad of the Year in Radio for Project English

    Ad of the Year in Radio for Project English

    Posted: April 7, 2014
    Joe Public's One School at a Time awarded the August Radio Ad of the Month and Ad of the Year by the Creative Circle
  • Cannes grows Joe's young talent

    Cannes grows Joe's young talent

    Posted: March 30, 2014
    Joe Public have it in the Cannes again as they swoop up first and third place in this year’s Young Lions competition. The brief challenged young creatives to produce a 60-second cinema commercial in 48 hours that would get South Africans from all walks of life, but particularly the youth, to the voting polls as well as support the Independent Electoral Commission’s election campaign, “I VOTE SA (IXSA)”.
  • Mugg & Bean to enjoy a bottomless cup of Joe

    Mugg & Bean to enjoy a bottomless cup of Joe

    Posted: March 18, 2014
    No one can say “bottomless coffee” without thinking of one of the country’s most loved brands, Mugg & Bean. A home away from home that South Africans have come to love for their famous coffee, freshly baked giant muffins and generous heart. The recent appointment of Joe Public as their advertising partner is the reason you will find Joe Publicans walking around on a caffeine buzz.
  • Growing from the inside out

    Growing from the inside out

    Posted: March 13, 2014
    Two new senior positions in the Media department continue to build a truly integrated solution to maximise growth for Joe Public’s clients. Suraya Pillay, with 20 years’ experience in the advertising industry, has recently been promoted to Media Director for Media Buying and Planning, whilst Jodi Calvert, with 25 years media experience, has been promoted to Channel Strategy Director.
  • Cannes Chimera Jury 2014 choose Joe Public

    Cannes Chimera Jury 2014 choose Joe Public

    Posted: February 5, 2014
    No agency could have asked for a more explosive creative start to the year. Joe Public’s creative team, Amy Auret (Copywriter), Monique Kaplan (Art Director), Keshia Osmond (Art Director), Roanna Williams (Creative Director) and Adam Weber (Executive Creative Director) have been honoured as the only South African creatives to have their idea selected as one of the worldwide winners in the annual Cannes Chimera Challenge.
  • McCain appoints Joe Public’s fully integrated offering

    McCain appoints Joe Public’s fully integrated offering

    Posted: January 29, 2014
    As the year opens Joe Public Johannesburg celebrates the arrival of their newest client, McCain Foods South Africa, adding to the groups FMCG stable. Having added digital services as well as public relations to the agency over the last six months, the group is delivering on its promise to provide a fully integrated offering to its clients.
  • Agency Leaders: The most-admired ad agency in Johannesburg

    Agency Leaders: The most-admired ad agency in Johannesburg

    Posted: January 23, 2014
    Every year, MarkLives polls the country’s agency leadership to find out whom agency executives think of as their competitors, whom they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from. Today, we reveal the results of our poll among Johannesburg-based ad executives.
  • Nedbank takes two of the top five spots for The Best Liked Ads

    Nedbank takes two of the top five spots for The Best Liked Ads

    Posted: December 19, 2013
    As the year closes, Nedbank receives consumer accolades as two of their adverts are voted in the top 5 of the Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list for the third quarter of this year. The two television adverts, which were developed in partnership with advertising communication group Joe Public, are Nedbank Savvy Life (Eugene 'want it') in second position and Nedbank Savvy Approve It (Eugene online banking) in fourth position.
  • Joe Public awarded Agency Leaders of the Year

    Joe Public awarded Agency Leaders of the Year

    Posted: December 19, 2013
    Joe Public celebrates their win for the first joint award in the history of the Financial Mail’s AdFocus Advertising Awards for Agency Leaders of the Year presented to Gareth Leck and Pepe Marais.
  • Triple crown just out of reach for Joe Public

    Triple crown just out of reach for Joe Public

    Posted: December 6, 2013
    Though currently ranked only eighth on the creative league table, Joe Public is everybody’s darling this year. True, Ogilvy Cape Town carried off the AdFocus Agency of the Year Award in Johannesburg last week, pipping Joe Public by the slimmest of margins in the history of the award.
  • Joe Public scoops the Annual Agencies' Agency of the Year award

    Joe Public scoops the Annual Agencies' Agency of the Year award

    Posted: November 29, 2013
    This morning Joe Public was awarded The Annual’s Agencies’ Agency of the Year award. The honour of receiving the Agencies’ Agency of the Year award is testament to Joe Public’s values & purpose as the award is received through votes by industry peers. With an income growth of 89% and staff growth of 42%, the agency has experienced a phenomenal year of growth
  • Bobtail makes a bang for fireworks season

    Bobtail makes a bang for fireworks season

    Posted: November 5, 2013
    Bobtail, South Africa’s most-loved dog food, in partnership with Joe Public and the NSPCA have created something a little unique for this year’s firework season. While fireworks create excitement for everyone, this adage doesn’t hold true for our furry friends and companions, our dogs.
  • Joe Public recognised as one of South Africa's top companies to work for

    Joe Public recognised as one of South Africa's top companies to work for

    Posted: October 21, 2013
    Joe Public was recently awarded the “Standard of Excellence” in the 2013 Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey. The agency group was recognised as one of South Africa's Top 40 companies to work for, as well as being the only Advertising Agency to receive the accolade.
  • Ignite Joe Public wins Tempest Car Hire

    Ignite Joe Public wins Tempest Car Hire

    Posted: October 21, 2013
    Ignite Joe Public has recently been appointed as the communication agency for Tempest Car Hire. The agency will be igniting the car hire brand with activations, promotions as well as internal communications and ATL with immediate effect.
  • Speaking more than just English

    Speaking more than just English

    Posted: September 12, 2013
    Joe Public entered the Pendoring Awards leading the pack with 14 finalists and ended it by flying the Afrikaans language flag high.
  • Joe Public opens in Namibia

    Joe Public opens in Namibia

    Posted: September 6, 2013
    Cornerstone Joe Public, a newly formed joint venture owned by Margareth Gustavo and Joe Public South Africa, will see the communications group formally extend its services into Africa for the first time.
  • Keri-Ann Stanton to head up Joe Public's new PR Division

    Keri-Ann Stanton to head up Joe Public's new PR Division

    Posted: August 20, 2013
    Communications group Joe Public is proud to announce the appointment of Keri-Ann Stanton to head up its new PR division that will officially open its doors on the 1st of September.
  • Steers account goes to Joe Public

    Steers account goes to Joe Public

    Posted: August 12, 2013
    Joe Public Johannesburg has been appointed as the above-the-line agency for Steers. The agency will be assisting Steers with its new brand positioning, promotional campaigns and product launches from July 2013.
  • Yawn and Douwe Egberts coffee is yours

    Yawn and Douwe Egberts coffee is yours

    Posted: July 18, 2013
    Imagine a world where all you had to do to receive a free cup of delicious, steaming hot  Douwe  Egberts coffee was to yawn. That's right. Just yawn, and your exceptional caffeine fix appears right in front of your eyes.
  • Joe Public’s family continues to grow stronger

    Joe Public’s family continues to grow stronger

    Posted: June 26, 2013
    Joe Public has made a number of creative and strategic appointments to ensure that the communications group continues to grow from strength to strength.
  • Brothers for Life makes a difference and wins an Apex

    Brothers for Life makes a difference and wins an Apex

    Posted: June 18, 2013
    Last night, the national Brothers for Life 360° integrated social communication campaign, in partnership with communications Group Joe Public and Mediology won a Bronze Apex award in the Sustain Category for successfully affecting mind-set's and behaviour change in South African men. In addition, the campaign was recognised with a Special Award, acknowledged only to non profit organisations, charities or causes.
  • Joe Public Group launches "the agency of next" in Cape Town

    Joe Public Group launches "the agency of next" in Cape Town

    Posted: June 18, 2013
    The Joe Public Group has announced a new addition to its existing structure by launching Joe Publicn in Cape Town. The new agency's name is based on the Growthn strategy that has been central to the Group's phenomenal performance in the last few years.
  • Way Better Clover campaign wins a Gold Apex

    Way Better Clover campaign wins a Gold Apex

    Posted: June 13, 2013
    Last night, Clover Industries Limited in partnership with communications group Joe Public was acknowledged with a Gold Apex Award for excellence in effective advertising within the Change Category.
  • Zonke launches new ZAZI womens campaign

    Zonke launches new ZAZI womens campaign

    Posted: May 29, 2013
    Communications group Joe Public in partnership with client JHHESA (Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa) have created a new national women's campaign featuring Zonke, addressing South African girls and women affected by issues such as gender-based violence, inter-generational sex, teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.
  • Joe Public wins Ad Agency of the Year at AdReview

    Joe Public wins Ad Agency of the Year at AdReview

    Posted: May 24, 2013
    Last night Joe Public was recognised as the overall Agency of the Year at Tony Koenderman's AdReview advertising awards. In addition the agency was awarded Gauteng Agency of the Year and won the Agency Choice award, which is based on a democratic voting process by South Africa's senior advertising executives.
  • Joe Public grows it talent pool

    Joe Public grows it talent pool

    Posted: May 22, 2013
    Communications group Joe Public has made a number of senior appointments to further strengthen the team.
  • Joe Public Ignites Mercedes Benz

    Joe Public Ignites Mercedes Benz

    Posted: April 22, 2013
    Joe Public Ignite has been awarded the Mercedes Benz Commercial Vehicles (MBCV) account following a competitive three-way pitch.
  • Brothers for Life ad shows 18 women raped during State of the Nation Address

    Brothers for Life ad shows 18 women raped during State of the Nation Address

    Posted: February 25, 2013
    A hard hitting ad was placed in The Sunday Times on behalf of Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and its Brothers for Life initiative. Strategised and executed by agency Joe Public, the company says that as a national campaign dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle and behaviour choices amongst men, Brothers for Life felt compelled to get involved.
  • Joe Public named Financial Mail AdFocus Agency of the Year

    Joe Public named Financial Mail AdFocus Agency of the Year

    Posted: November 29, 2012
    Joe Public has been recognised as Financial Mail AdFocus's Advertising Agency of the Year for 2012. Gareth Leck, CEO says that the agency has come a long way over the past 14 years.
  • Xolisa Dyeshana appointed Loeries Chairperson

    Xolisa Dyeshana appointed Loeries Chairperson

    Posted: October 2, 2012
    Joe Public's Creative Director Xolisa Dyeshana has been confirmed as the newest Loeries Chairperson. Xolisa takes over the reins from Bonsiswa Pezisa as he begins his two year tenure.
  • Joe Public celebrates major haul at Pendorings and Loeries 2012

    Joe Public celebrates major haul at Pendorings and Loeries 2012

    Posted: September 25, 2012
    An ecstatic Joe Public team are celebrating in their newly extended Johannesburg offices this morning after receiving the Pendoring Upetha Award (a newly created accolade that rewards the best Proudly South African piece of work), four Golds and three Silver Pendorings; and a Grand Prix Loerie, four Gold Loeries, seven Silvers and two Bronzes.
  • New Mahindra ad 'rises' to the occasion

    New Mahindra ad 'rises' to the occasion

    Posted: August 28, 2012
    The evolution of the Mahindra vehicle brand in South Africa has seen the launch of a new television commercial conceptualised by ad agency Joe Public developed around the concept of the brand's 'Rise' positioning.
  • William Shatner & Dial Direct boldly go where no other insurance company's gone before

    William Shatner & Dial Direct boldly go where no other insurance company's gone before

    Posted: July 24, 2012
    There's a new Dial Direct ad campaign in town that's currently shifting the positioning of the insurance brand from Yada Yada towards that of a one-touch solution that is 'simple smart'.
  • Assupol reinvests in its SA brand heritage

    Assupol reinvests in its SA brand heritage

    Posted: July 9, 2012
    Assupol has relaunched its brand presence using a multi faceted advertising campaign to promote a new image and positioning that embraces the rich history of South Africa in the 1950s and the colourful heart and soul of Sophiatown...
  • International judge joins Pendoring panel

    International judge joins Pendoring panel

    Posted: June 1, 2012
    Antoine Houtsma, executive creative director of Joe Public Amsterdam, will chair the panel of South African advertising creatives and specialists for the 18th annual  Pendoring Advertising Awards, which takes place 16-18 August at Media Park in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
  • Clover extends the magic to billboards

    Clover extends the magic to billboards

    Posted: May 9, 2012
    Supporting its 45-sec TVC, initially flighted in October last year,  Clover's Way Better campaign takes to the streets with a range of billboards that bring individual characters to life from its Milky Way ad. Each billboard will be used to focus on a character and bring across the company's commitment to innovation and quality.
  • Joe Public rallies a Twitter army for Aids, wins international Bees Award

    Joe Public rallies a Twitter army for Aids, wins international Bees Award

    Posted: May 1, 2012
    Joe Public has won a highly coveted international social media Bees Award in the category Best Use of a Micro-Blogging Platform for its stand-out Brother's for Life campaign funded by USAid; this despite facing stiff competition from a number of international agencies.
  • Foodcorp to Joe Public

    Foodcorp to Joe Public

    Posted: March 5, 2012
    Joe Public, which recently won the Jet account which is also part of Edcon, will assist Foodcorp in growing its business and brands, including Pieman's, Nola, Bobtail and Ouma Rusks, among others. 
  • Jet set with Joe Public

    Jet set with Joe Public

    Posted: February 14, 2012
    Joe Public has won the Edcon family value retailer Jet above-the-line account, which was previously held by The Jupiter Drawing Room Johannesburg.