Front row from left to right:
Jenny Ehlers, Sabine Heckmann, Dylon Dreyer, Jeanine Gomes, Jake Bester

Back row from left to right:
Neo Mashigo, Anthony Walton, Andrew Ringrose, Gavin Williams, Michael Leese-Rolfe, Safaraaz Sindhi, Lucas van Vuuren


Creative Circle Announces Monthly Award Winners for March & April 2018

Judging for the Creative Circle Monthly Awards took place at M&C Saatchi Abel in Cape Town yesterday where the country’s best creativity, in advertising and brand communication for the months of March and April 2018, were awarded.

Categories included Communication Design; Integrated Campaign; Digital & Interactive Communication; Film; Live Communication; Radio & Audio; Print Communications; Out of Home and PR & Media Communication. Not all categories placed winners.

The 12-member jury was made up of a mix of senior and junior creatives from Creative Circle member agencies. This mix of skills allows the judging to act as a training ground for up-and-coming creatives to learn how to evaluate work. The panel included:

- Neo Mashigo (Jury President), Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi Group South Africa
- Jake Bester, Executive Creative Director, Dalmation
- Dylon Dreyer, Creative Group Head: Multimedia & Design, The Niche Guys
- Jenny Ehlers, Group Creative Director, King James
- Jeanine Gomes, Senior Copywriter, Mullen Lowe Cape Town
- Sabine Heckmann, Creative Director, FCB Cape Town
- Michael Leese-Rolfe, Creative Director, FoxP2 Cape Town
- Andrew Ringrose, Creative Director, Duke
- Safaraaz Sindhi, Creative Group Head, Ogilvy Cape Town
- Lucas van Vuuren, Executive Creative Director, Jupiter Cape Town
- Anthony Walton, Executive Creative Director, Geometry Global Cape Town

- Gavin Williams, Creative Director, True North Design

In addition to the awards, AB-InBev and Liberty have been announced as partners of Creative Circle’s Annual and Monthly Awards with Primedia Broadcasting coming on-board to sponsor the Radio & Audio category. These endorsements are something that Pete Khoury, Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris and Creative Circle Chairman has described as “encouraging and exciting for the creative industry in South Africa.”

“It is amazing to have great brands who invest in the power of great creativity,” says Khoury. “In return for their support, our partners also get unique access to South Africa's leading creative minds through bespoke workshops and inspiration sessions with our Creative Circle executive committee and member agencies.”

The Creative Circle represents advertising and design agencies, and only Creative Circle members are eligible to enter the awards. All monthly winners are shortlisted for the Annual Awards that will take place in March 2019.

The Creative Circle Interim Rankings for 2018 and the 2017 Rankings can be found here.

Entries for work flighted in May 2018 will be open between 4th and 11th June, with judging on 28th June at Promise in Johannesburg.

All the Monthly Award winners for March and April 2018 are listed in the table below. All winning work can be viewed on the website.


January - December 2017

Category Entry Agency Prize Brand Title
Communication Design Grid Worldwide Branding First Marble Meat Made Luxury
Communication Design Grid Worldwide Branding Second TBWA\ TBWA\ The Distuption® Company
Communication Design Grid Worldwide Branding Third Krugerrand  Krugerrand: Extruded Into Space

March 2018

Category Agency Prize Brand Title
Communication Design M&C Saatchi Abel Second Nando’s #rightmyname
Digital & Interactive M&C Saatchi Abel First Nando’s #rightmyname
Digital & Interactive Ogilvy Johannesburg Second MultiChoice Halloween Sleepover
Digital & Interactive TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg Third Tiger Brands Make Them Stop
Film TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg First Joburg Ballet Copy Cat
Film King James Group Second Newlands Spring Brewing Co. NotThatNewlands
Film King James Group Third Sanlam Bright idea
Integrated Ogilvy Cape Town First Ab-InBev Africa #NoExcuse
Integrated M&C Saatchi Abel Second Nando’s  #rightmyname
Live Communications Ogilvy Cape Town First Ab-InBev Africa Soccer Song for Change
Live Communications Joe Public United Second The Apartheid Museum Bill of Rights ZA
Live Communications Ogilvy Johannesburg Third MultiChoice Halloween Sleepover
Out of Home King James Group Third Netflix Comedy Therapy
PR & Media M&C Saatchi Abel First Nando’s #rightmyname
PR & Media King James Group Second Newlands Spring Brewing Co. NotThatNewlands
Print M&C Saatchi Abel First Nando’s #rightmyname
Print M&C Saatchi Abel Second Nando’s #rightmyname

April 2018

Category Agency Prize Brand Title
Digital & Interactive TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg First Joburg Ballet Breaking Ballet
Digital & Interactive FCB Cape Town Second Western Cape Government #Itcanwait
Digital & Interactive TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg Third Joburg Ballet Breaking Ballet
Film TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg First Joburg Ballet Africa Forever
Film Grid Worldwide Branding Second #HopeJoanna #HopeJoanna
Film Bain & Bunkell Third Indiefin Be Indie
Print TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg First Apartheid Museum Past and Present, Verwoerd, Botha, Smuts
Print The Odd Number Second Brand South Africa Freedom Day, Amandla, Marriage, Rhodes
Print FoxP2 Advertising Third National Geographic Kids See Nature At Its Best, Whale, Peacock, Wildebeest, Aurora Borealis
Radio  FCB Joburg First Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd Toyota Hilux Hill Assist “Just Another Road”, Anniversary, Lobola, Boss Man
Radio TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg Second Apartheid Museum Past and Present, Verwoerd, Smuts, Botha
Radio The Odd Number Third BBC South Africa The World’s Deadliest Drivers, Gusheshe, Mikize, Bachelors