Hall Of Fame

2015 AdFocus Award winners

Agency of the Year
M&C Saatchi Abel

Large Advertising Agency of the Year
King James Group

Medium Advertising Agency of the Year
Y&R Cape Town

Small Agency of the Year
OpenCo, part of the TBWA group

Branding and Design Agency of the Year Award
Grid Worldwide Branding and Design

African Agency Network of the Year Award
Burson-Marsteller Africa

Digital Agency of the Year
Gloo@Ogilvy

Specialist Agency of the Year Award
Playmakers SA

Media Agency of the Year Award
Vizeum SA

Partnership of the Year
HDI Youth Marketeers and Pick n Pay.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tony Koenderman

Industry Leaders of the Year
Gil Oved and Ran Neu-Ner, co-founders of The Creative Counsel

Student of the Year Award
Sarah Mitchell, a student from the Vega School of Brand Leadership in Durban


2014 Award Winners

Advertising Agency Of The Year:
Joe Public

Media Agency Of The Year:
MindShare SA

Digital Agency Of The Year:
Hellocomputer

Branding & Design Agency Of The Year:
Interbrand Sampson De Villiers

Specialist Agency Of The Year:
34

African Agency Network Of The Year:
Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Bob Rightford

New Broom Award:
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi

Agency Leader Of The Year:
Philip Ireland, John Davenport, Sue Napier and Adene van der Walt of Ireland/Davenport

Envy Award:
FCB Johannesburg – Coca-Cola’s Rainbow for a Rainbow Nation

Partnership Of The Year:
King James and brandhouse

Agencies’ Agency Of The Year:
Joe Public

Student Of The Year Finalists:
Tarryn Chudleigh (Red & Yellow)
Qondile Dlamini (AAA School CT)
Steve Lewis (Vega Dbn)

Student Of The Year:
Tarryn Chudleigh


2013 Award Winners

Advertising Agency Of The Year:
Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

Media Agency Of The Year:
The Mediashop

Digital Agency Of The Year:
Gloo

Branding & Design Agency Of The Year:
Grid Worldwide

Specialist Agency Of The Year:
Ogilvy Pr

African Agency Network Of The Year:
Ogilvy Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Mike Schalit

Agency Leader Of The Year:
Gareth Leck And Pepe Marais

Envy Award:
Quirk, For The Purchase Of The Red & Yellow School

Partnership Of The Year (2 Certificates):
Tops At Spar And Tbwa\Hunt\Lascaris Durban

Editor’s Award:
Tony Koenderman

Trailsbalzers:
Ravi Naidoo, Mary Maroun, Robyn Putter, Matthew Bull, Tony Granger ,Jonathan Harries, Gary Leih, John Hunt, Keith Rose, Jannie Hofmeyr, Bob Rightford


2012

Advertising Agency: Joe Public
Media Agency: OMD SA
Branding & Design Agency: Switch
Specialist Agency: EXP SA
Digital Agency: Quirk
Lifetime Achievement Award: Nunu Ntshingila
African Network: Ogilvy Africa
Partnership: Ogilvy CT and Carling Black Label
Newsmaker: None
New Broom: Neo Mashiga
Agency Leader: John Dixon
Chairman’s Award: Nando’s

2011

Advertising Agency: Draftfcb Johannesburg
Media Agency: The MediaShop
Branding & Design Agency: Grid
Specialist Agency: EXP SA
Digital Agency: Gloo
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gordon Muller
African Agency Network: Ogilvy Africa
Partnership: Draftfcb Jhb and Toyota SA
Newsmaker: Yusuf Abramjee
New Broom: Sam Beckbessinger
Agency Leader: James Barty
Special Award: Hamiltons Advertising and Fruit & Veg City

2010

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Johannesburg
Media Agency: Nota Bene
Branding & Design Agency: Switch
Digital Agency: Gloo
Specialist Agency: VWV
African Agency Network: Ogilvy Africa
Partnership of the Year: Ogilvy CT/Volkswagen
Lifetime Achievement: Jeremy Sampson
Agency Leader: Harry Herber
New Broom: Glenn van Loggerenberg
Newsmaker: ZANews
Chairman’s Award: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg

2009

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Johannesburg
Media Agency: Initiative Media
Branding & Design Agency: None
Digital Agency: Gloo
African Agency Network: Ogilvy Africa
Effective Advertising: Ogilvy Johannesburg
Lifetime Achievement: John Hunt, Reg Lascaris
Agency Leader: Ravi Naidoo
New Broom: Khaya Dlanga

2008

Advertising Agency: FoxP2
Branding & Design Agency: Grid
Media Agency: MediaEdge:CIA
Agency Leader: Alistair King
New Broom: Festus Masekwameng
Lifetime Achievement: Keith Rose
Effective Advertising: Ogilvy Johannesburg

2007

Advertising Agency: Jupiter Johannesburg
Branding & Design Agency: Grid
Media Agency: Universal McCann SA
Agency Leader: Renee Silverstone
New Broom: Groovin Nchabeleng
Lifetime Achievement: Graham Warsop
Roger Garlick Award: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Marketer of the Year: George Sombonos

2006

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy Johannesburg
Branding & Design Agency: Espial Go-To-Market
Media Agency: MediaCompete
Agency Leader: Mike Abel
New Broom: Given Mkhari
Lifetime Achievement: Dimape Serenyane
Roger Garlick Award: Cinevation

2005

Advertising Agency: Net#work BBDO
Media Agency: Nota Bene
Agency Leader: Keith Shipley
Media Owner: Primedia
New Broom: Wingwing Mdlulwa
Lifetime Achievement: Nkwenkwe Nkomo
Roger Garlick Award: First National Bank

2004

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg
Large Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg
Mid-sized Agency: Net#work BBDO
Small Agency: King James
Brand Agency: HKLM
Media Agency: Nota Bene
Marketing Agency: Instant Grass
Agency Leader: Nunu Ntshingila
Media Owner: Daily Sun
New Broom: Instant Grass
Lifetime Achievement: Robyn Putter
Advertiser of the Year: Exclusive Books
Roger Garlick Award: King James
Payoff Line: “South Africa: Alive With Possibility”

2003

Advertising Agency: Net#work BBDO
Large Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Medium Agency: Net#work BBDO
Small Agency: morrisjones&co
Specialist Agency: Interbrand Sampson
Media Agency: CIA Nota Bene
Roger Garlick Award: Colin Ramparsadh/Grant Willemse
Agency Leader: Mpho Mkwana
Media Owner: Nolo Letele
Advertiser of the Year: kulula.com
Tony Koenderman Award: John Farquhar

2002

Advertising Agency: TBWA SA
Large Agency: TBWA SA
Medium Agency: Net#work
Small Agency: HarrisonHuman Bates
Emerging Agency: M&C Saatchi
Specialist Agency: Octagon
Lifetime Achievement: Tso Modise
Advertiser of the Year: Dulux
Media Agency: CIA Nota Bene
Tony Koenderman Award: Peter Vundla

2001

Advertising Agency: FCB SA
Large Agency: FCB SA
Medium Agency: Jupiter
Small Agency: Bester Burke d”Arcy
Emerging Agency: Harrison Human
Specialist Agency: Octagon
Lifetime Achievement: None
Advertiser of the Year: Unilever
Tony Koenderman Award: Gail Curtis

2000

Advertising Agency: FCB SA
Large Agency: FCB SA
Medium Agency: Net#work
Small Agency: Lowe BCP
Emerging Agency: Joe Public
Specialist Agency: Nota Bene
Lifetime Achievement: Nkwenkwe Nkomo
Advertiser of the Year: Castle Lager
Tony Koenderman Award: Jupiter

1999

Advertising Agency: Net#work
Large Agency: Jupiter
Medium Agency: Net#work
Small Agency: Zoom
Emerging Agency: Bester Burke
Specialist Agency: Penny Black
Achiever: Mike Bosman
Advertiser of the Year: Tempest Car Hire
Tony Koenderman Award: KSDP

1998

Advertising Agency: O&M Rightford
Large Agency: O&M Rightford
Medium Agency: Net#work
Small Agency: Framptons
Emerging Agency: Tool
Specialist Agency: The Media Shop
Achiever: Yossi Schwartz
Advertiser of the Year: M-Net
Tony Koenderman Award: John Hunt

1997

Advertising Agency: TBWA HL/Jupiter
Large Agency: TBWA HL/Jupiter
Medium Agency: Net#work
Small Agency: Jupiter Cape Town
Emerging Agency: O² Comms
Specialist Agency: Orange Juice Design
Achiever: Reg Lascaris
Advertiser of the Year: Virgin Atlantic
Tony Koenderman Award: Nedbank

1996

Advertising Agency: O&M Rightford
Large Agency: O&M Rightford
Medium Agency: Jupiter
Small Agency: Net#work
Emerging Agency: Old Firecracker Factory
Specialist Agency: Sherwoods
Achiever: Brian Searle-Tripp
Advertiser: Vodacom
Tony Koenderman Aw: Dick Reed