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Grey launches Sensodyne 'Moments' global campaignIn a refreshing change from the clinical approach of past campaigns, the new Sensodyne 'Moments' campaign targets sensitivity sufferers with a simple, yet effective message - 'Life's too short for sensitivity'. 3 Dec 2021 Read more

Viceroy promotes cultural learning with Conversations on Culture sessionsAs people, we've always been guided by our culture. It has been our compass for where we need to go and shone a light on where we're from. South Africa is well known for its diversity, and we are considered a melting pot of ethnic and cultural diversity. 29 Nov 2021 Read more

Scottish Leader mixes it upDespite intensifying competition, Scottish Leader is a flourishing whisky in the South African market. This decades-old favourite has been mixing things up with an array of whisky mixes for years, from a Manhattan to an Irish Coffee. 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Loeries 2021 Young Creatives Awards for two Grey rising starsAt this year's Loeries, Grey South Africa celebrates two winners in the highly competitive 'Young Creatives Award' - Tyler Lambert and Kevin Radebe. Winners in this category must be multi-dimensional: not just talented creatively but also strong strategically, mature and responsible and good role models for those coming up behind them. 22 Oct 2021 Read more

Savanna's agony aunt dishes out advice to SA's umjolo woesWith social distancing, lockdown, and mask-wearing approaching the two-year mark, singletons have been growing their sweatpants and slipper collection, they have also let their umjolo 'dating' game down. Umjolo is facing a serious pandemic with no way to 'jola' (get to know each other) properly. We have to wear our masks and respect the curfew which could limit those kissy moments and staring lovingly face-to-face. 18 Oct 2021 Read more

Grey and WPP Liquid on a winning streakLast Friday, Grey and WPP Liquid walked away with two Golds and one Bronze at the annual New Generation Awards: 1 Oct 2021 Read more

Chamdor's 'The Art of Celebration' campaign awarded best print design awardChamdor is a premium sparkling grape drink made from some of the best grape sources in the world and is a leading, premium non-alcoholic beverage available throughout Africa. Chamdor lets consumers celebrate life's most special and memorable moments in affordable luxury. 21 Sep 2021 Read more

Savanna Light - It's not that heavy. It's dry, but you can drink itIn the next 10 decades, humankind will look upon the early 2020's as a time of strife. It's understandable to feel 'dramatic' but if it's over chakalaka and garlic bread then turning to Shakespearean comedy it may be a bit heavy. 15 Sep 2021 Read more

Savanna Cider voted coolest alcohol brand at the 17th annual Sunday Times GenNext AwardsStarted in 2004, the Sunday Times GenNext study remains the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey. It consists of the polling of over 5000 South Africans. This year, for the first time, the opinions of young adults aged 25-30 years were incorporated. This expansion in the age gate was also to cater for the newest category - Coolest Alcohol Brand, only voted for by youth 18 years and older. 10 Sep 2021 Read more

Welcome, young wolvesAs we pass the midway mark for 2021, it's difficult to believe that there are only five months left of this year. 27 Aug 2021 Read more

#OurBestShot a Savanna Premium Cider campaign that talks to the real side effectsSavanna Premium Cider is an unlikely suspect when it comes to promoting vaccination, however that's what the Savanna brand has been doing. Staying true to the brand's humorous take on things, the message lands well without it feeling like a lecture, or being reactive or frightening in any way. As Andy Rice puts it, it's ''subtle, refined and responsible." 12 Aug 2021 Read more

Standard Bank, Nedbank and Grey Advertising support Unicef to assist KZN and Gauteng communities
Standard Bank, Nedbank and Grey Advertising step up to provide R3.6m for acute and longer-term needs for children and people affected by violence and looting
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Driven to succeedThapelo Mokgosi, or Thaps as we call him, is employed by Grey Advertising South Africa as a junior front-end developer and digital creative. Mokgosi is a beacon of hope. A light tower on the rough seas of reality. 16 Jul 2021 Read more

Grey tops the Kantar Best Liked Ads of 2020 rankings with 3 of SA's top 10 commercialsKantar's Best Liked Ads celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by South Africans, whom we believe to be the most important critic - the person who, ultimately, chooses to buy your brand or not. 9 Jul 2021 Read more

Savanna and Comedy Central Africa continued to show its unwavering support for SA's comedic talentSafta-nominated Comedy Central Live at the Savanna Virtual Comedy bar renewed for season three starring (in)famous comedians like Tumi Morake, Nina Hastie, Trevor Gumbi, Tyson Ngubeni and many more 6 Jul 2021 Read more

Grey Africa wolves howl with prideThis month's Creative Circle Ad of the Month in the Print category goes to Grey - which wins first place for its SPCA initiative. 2 Jul 2021 Read more

South Africa's first Digital Craft Lion awarded to Grey AfricaGrey Africa and WPP-Liquid were recognised at the 2021 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, receiving two Bronze Lions in the categories: Direct > Use of Mobile and Digital Craft > Technology > Native and built-in features (an SA first). 25 Jun 2021 Read more

The fine art of building a brand for modern traditionalistsAs the world and the media environment becomes more diversified, branding is taking on an entirely new role. No longer is it just a way to identify your product and create an interest in it. Today's successful brands engage with their audiences and build relationships with them based on shared values, interests, history, and culture. And as we celebrate Africa Month it's timely to acknowledge that staying connected to the heritage that defines us is becoming more and more important as cultures become less homogenous. Connecting with known and well-loved brands is an important part of that because it enables us to maintain and celebrate our identities. 17 Jun 2021 Read more

Savanna, Grey Africa/WPP Liquid awarded 2 coveted Mobile Merits at the One ShowThe locally relevant campaign to get people texting in their mother tongues counted amongst the world's best ideas. 15 Jun 2021 Read more

Sandton SPCA, Grey Africa get tongues wagging with some clever optical illusionsPssst! The universe is trying to tell you something. 8 Jun 2021 Read more

Yes indeed folks, another accolade for Savanna's #DecoloniseAutocorrectThe shortlist for the 2021 D&AD Awards were announced recently, and Savanna's #DecoloniseAutocorrect made the list! 19 May 2021 Read more

Lubba Ngonzo promoted to group account directorWPP Liquid is pleased to announce the promotion of Lubba Ngonzo from account director to group account director. 11 May 2021 Read more

3 of the top 5 Kantar Best Liked Ads from GreyGrey, living up to its 'famously effective' reputation, was pleased to learn that it's work has placed in second, third and fifth position in Kantar's Best Liked Ads for Q3 of 2020. 7 May 2021 Read more

Grey Group ranked #1 in creative effectivenessThe recent Warc rankings titled 'The Health of Creativity' positioned Grey Group as number one in creative effectiveness, living up to Grey's promise of being 'famously effective' since 1917. 29 Apr 2021 Read more

Grey and WPP Liquid win silver at global 2021 Clio AwardsLanguage is a vital aspect of our culture. In South Africa, the dawn of democracy was marked by the new government giving 11 of South Africa's languages recognition as official languages. Sadly, autocorrect is still stuck in a decidedly undemocratic mode, where it will correct any word it doesn't recognise into English. This means that an innocent bathong suddenly turns into 'bathing'. 23 Apr 2021 Read more

Grey celebrates the announcement of 2 jury members for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2021Grey Advertising Africa learned that two of its senior creatives have been selected as jury members for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2021. Jury members hail from across the world and represent the global industry's leading talent from the broadest spectrum of disciplines. 16 Apr 2021 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa welcomes Lauren Dixon-Paver and Abigail Visser to the Grey wolfpackGrey Advertising Africa has appointed Lauren Dixon-Paver and Abigail Visser as a multimedia designer and creative: social and content, respectively. 12 Apr 2021 Read more

Savanna and Grey Africa/WPP Liquid tackle the '#MyFriendZone'Savanna Cider, with its crisp, dry and daringly witty sense of humour, is known for uplifting the nation through humour. This light-hearted perspective on life and the introduction of Siyavanna South Africa - "We get you; we are on the same page" - has enabled Savanna to effortlessly tap into everyday situations and bring them to life. Think of Savanna as the social commentator around South Africans' everyday life. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

The Mazda CX-30 is launching and you're invited. And you, and you, and youThe brand new and much-anticipated Mazda CX-30 was recently launched in South Africa, so naturally Grey was tasked with introducing this world-class car to the country. Looking at the vehicle, one thing was evident from the get-go: it's so incredibly and meticulously designed that you'd swear it was made just for you. 3 Mar 2021 Read more

TJ Njozela joins Grey Advertising Africa as creative directorGrey SA is proud to have the talented TJ join us as a creative director. We are looking forwards to working with him and applying his unique creative mind to the benefit of our clients in our time-honoured famously effective way. 24 Feb 2021 Read more

When Savanna gets serious, it must be serious. Deadly serious.It is a well-known fact that South Africa's annual road accident statistics are significantly higher than the world average. Surpassing the numbers in even our own continent when compared to other African countries, this is a concerning statistic that all our country's road users should take seriously. 17 Feb 2021 Read more

The AA team joins GreyThe dynamic, multi-talented creative duo, André de Jager and Ayesha Kaprey, has joined Grey to work on the Hunter's portfolio and across the Distell tier one brands. After doing their rounds at Grid and KesselsKramer, they were two busy-body students making their lecturers' nightmares and dreams come true at Vega Cape Town. Between them, they've won several Gold, Silver and Bronze Loeries. 15 Feb 2021 Read more

Steph Van Niekerk celebrated in the 2021 Campaign UK Female Frontiers AwardsSteph van Niekerk is the only South African creative to be selected as an honouree in the 2021 Female Frontiers Awards. 8 Feb 2021 Read more

Welcome to Qaqamba who joins Grey Group as business unit directorQaqamba is a seasoned all-round marketer with the battle scars to boot, having experienced life on both client and agency-side, from Cape Town to Joburg. Add to that, her zest for life, and you get the fierce, kind, strong and engaged bundle of energy we all can't wait to work with. 3 Feb 2021 Read more

No better time to advertise than right now! Yes, even in a recessionGrey Advertising decided to heed its own advice and scale up its advertising spend during the deepest recession the world has experienced in modern history. 29 Jan 2021 Read more

Babalwa Makuluma joins the Grey Group wolfpack as BUDPassion, drive and energy is what you get from our newest team member - Babalwa Makuluma who joins the Grey Group wolfpack as BUD. 22 Jan 2021 Read more

Welcome to Marcus Moshapalo who joins Grey Group as creative directorGrey Group has appointed Marcus Moshapalo as its new creative director. 19 Jan 2021 Read more

Savanna celebrates its South African Comedy AwardsThe 2020 South African Comedy Awards celebrated the best in the comedy industry at the Soweto Theatre on 12 December. On the night, comedians and industry stakeholders who have helped grow the industry within SA were acknowledge and awarded for their contribution to the upliftment of comedy in South Africa. 17 Dec 2020 Read more

Grey gives us something to obsess over with the Mazda CX-3The Mazda CX-3 is a world-class car that could not be created without one vital ingredient. Obsession. Obsession of the designers. The engineers. An obsession to carve out something that brings ingenious solutions together in exactly the right way. 14 Dec 2020 Read more

Grey Africa scoops a few birds at the #Loeries2020
Creating a bond with consumers on their own turf
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WPP's AKQA and Grey form a new network modelAKQA and Grey launch new network model - industry powerhouse offers clients outstanding creativity, innovation and brand-building at global scale 13 Nov 2020 Read more

Grey Africa reflects on its award-winning campaigns over the past yearOver the past year, Grey Africa has been committed to creating inspiring and innovative campaigns and has been recognised by the industry through multiple accolades and awards. Here are just three of the campaigns that the agency is proud of. 26 Oct 2020 Read more

Savanna Cider highlights the ironies of influencer marketing and invites consumers to also get 'money for nothing' in new promoThese days influencers are an ubiquitous part of every marketing plan, including that of Savanna, South Africa's most-loved cider. Known for its crisp, witty perspective on the ironies of South African life, it now turns that perspective on itself and its dependence on a new class of celebrity - famous not for skill or artistry, but for clout and likes. 23 Oct 2020 Read more

Grey Africa appoints new Senior Traffic Manager and StrategistGrey Africa recently welcomed two new advertising experts to their family - Samantha Di Terlizzi as the Senior Traffic Manager and Dineo Bodibe as a Strategist. 20 Oct 2020 Read more

Grey Africa wins Creative Circle Award for #SavannaVirtualComedyBar campaign, ahead of launch of season twoGrey Africa is proud to announce that it has been recognised by the Creative Circle for its work on the #SavannaVirtualComedyBar campaign, winning first place in the Digital Interactive Award category. The #SavannaVirtualComedyBar was developed and launched during the Covid-19 lockdown to support comedians and help cheer up the nation. 16 Oct 2020 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa appoints new strategy business directorGrey Advertising Africa is excited to announce the recent appointment of Sindiswa Masuta as its new strategy business director to take responsibility for all the business of strategy, including - South African Tourism, Mazda, Distell to name a few brands. 2 Jun 2020 Read more

Grey Africa welcomes Khanya Sijaji as new creative directorOn behalf of WPP Liquid, the team at Grey Africa is excited to announce the appointment of Khanya Sijaji as the new creative director at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid. 26 Mar 2020 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa excels in the Scopen Agency Scope studyGrey Advertising Africa is proud to announce its outstanding results in the latest Scopen Agency Scope study. 5 Mar 2020 Read more

Grey makes a splash at the Super BowlThe Super Bowl might be over, but Grey keeps on winning as more media outlets feature the company's work in their 'best of' and 'top-10' lists. Grey had four separate activations before, during, and after the big game on 3 February, which all made big splashes. 17 Feb 2020 Read more

WPP Liquid hires heavyweight Felix Kessel as creative leadOn behalf of WPP Liquid, the team at Grey Africa is excited to announce the appointment of Felix Kessel as the new creative lead at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa announces Louise Johnston as managing directorGrey Advertising Africa has announced the appointment of seasoned advertising campaigner, Louise Johnston as managing director of its South African operations. 8 Nov 2019 Read more

Nirvik Singh promoted to global COO role at Grey GroupA prime mover in Grey's dynamic international growth 12 Sep 2019 Read more

Gillette Women's Day tributeWhen a company touches the lives of over five billion people around the world, the potential to do good is profound. The people we serve expect more from brands and companies - to do more for society as well as their businesses. According to EBiquity 2018 survey, nine out of 10 millennials and GenZ-ers expect brands to take a stand on social and environmental issues. They expect brands to be a 'force for good'. This is a significant shift to what was expected from brands a decade ago. 14 Aug 2019 Read more

Mazda Southern Africa appoints Grey Advertising AfricaGrey Advertising Africa is pleased to announce its appointment by Mazda Southern Africa effective 1 November 2019. 13 Aug 2019 Read more

Grey takes us back to a Life before UberReminiscing about your wild and free nights spent partying it up is awesome. Remembering that your mom was there outside the club to pick you up at exactly 11:30pm because you didn't have a ride? Not so awesome. 11 Jan 2019 Read more

The Grey Africa Network sets its Vision 2020 at the Phambili Africa annual conferenceThe Grey Africa Network three-day conference, Phambili Africa, wrapped up with Grey CEO, Paul Jackson, presenting the Group's Vision 2020: "To be the best agency network on the continent by scale, geographic coverage, talent and client and award recognition by 2020." 28 Sep 2018 Read more

Grey Consulting is launchedMichael Houston, Worldwide CEO of Grey Group, announced the launch of Grey Consulting. This new global enterprise practice for the network will draw on over 150 professionals across the world, technologists and leading-edge creative intelligence. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

Grey Africa wins double at Apex Awards 2018The prestigious APEX Awards, presented by The ACA (Association for Communication and Advertising) recognises the performance excellence of communications campaigns. Grey Africa was recognised at the 2018 awards show for a campaign that utilised an unusual method to garner consumer attention and action. The campaign, entitled NSPCA "Dogfight", was awarded a Bronze APEX, as well as the Kantar Millward Brown Special Award for demonstrating an ingenious response to limited advertising or research funds. 27 Jul 2018 Read more

Virgin Money and Grey South Africa presents 'The Unpredictables'Famously effective advertising agency Grey Johannesburg recently produced a series of television commercials for Virgin Money Insurance titled "The Unpredictables". 4 Jun 2018 Read more

Grey Johannesburg wins Wood Pencil at D&AD 2018On Thursday night, Grey Johannesburg was awarded a Wood Pencil at the D&AD Festival in London for its Duracell radio campaign, "Times change. Power doesn't." 2 May 2018 Read more

Consol Glass and Grey Johannesburg's winning ad sees new success at Kantar Millward BrownConsol Glass is proud to announce that their television commercial (TVC), "The Best Things Come in Glass", has been given new honour at second place on the most liked ad list by Kantar Millward Brown this March. Even though the award was for second place, it was overall the best loved South African-produced advert. Last year saw success for the firms as the ad was placed number one for Q1 in 2017. 4 Apr 2018 Read more

Grey Africa wins big at Creative Circle AwardsGrey Africa was recognised at the prestigious Creative Circle Awards for its work on its Satellife and Duracell campaigns. Satellife won first place in Outdoor and the Duracell 'Times Change' radio advertisements won third place in Radio. 26 Mar 2018 Read more

Grey Advertising South Africa's Dulux TVC named one of South Africa's Best Liked Ads by Kantar Millward BrownLocal agency Grey Advertising's Dulux 'Weatherguard' TVC was recently listed as one of Kantar Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads for the fourth and final quarter of 2017. 23 Mar 2018 Read more

Uber goes local, with their first 'above-the-line' campaignGrey Advertising is proud to announce Uber's first South African locally produced TVC and radio spot campaign, which went live from Monday, 13 November 2017. The concept centred on Freedom. The campaign brings to life the occasions when we just don't want to be troubled by the hassle of driving ourselves to an outing which requires us to be free. The ads capture the comedically irrational relationships between South Africans and their cars. 30 Nov 2017 Read more

Grey Europe named EACA Euro Effies Agency of the Year 2017Grey Europe has been named Agency of the Year at the 2017 EACA Euro Effies in Brussels. This marks the eighth time since 2005 that the agency network has scooped the prestigious award and is further proof of Grey's commitment to delivering Famously Effective work for its clients. 23 Oct 2017 Read more

Client service is deadWhat has been the biggest change in the advertising industry over the last two decades, besides the rise of digital channels? Surely one of the biggest changes has been client service. Back in the day, client service were paper-pushers. Glorified admin girls. Perhaps half-decent project managers, if you were lucky. That role is well and truly dead. Thank goodness. But it doesn't bode well for you or your agency if you think that this archaic role will satisfy your clients' needs in 2017. 17 Oct 2017 Read more

Grey champions business in AfricaWhile there is no doubt that both the image and reality of Africa has changed dramatically, and the reality of the continent's economic growth rate is constantly strengthening, there is still much fear which surrounds taking on new business territory in Africa. 2 Oct 2017 Read more

Fearless, or just pigheaded?Did you know that DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid, is found concentrated in mammalian brains? I ate one. Yes, I did. Pig brain! I still shudder at the thought, and I am pretty sure that my vegan friends will have my head for it. Yet, I did it. Why? Because actions speak louder than words, and when confronted with your own perception of bravery, you can only step up and face the proverbial music. 22 Sep 2017 Read more

Grey South Africa wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Loeries 2017This weekend Grey Africa proved that you don't have to be a big agency to win at the Loeries. In short, the agency won: 23 Aug 2017 Read more

Grey Group acquires major stake in Hug DigitalGrey Group has acquired a majority stake in Hug Digital, a leading independent regional digital marketing agency, based in the Middle East. Founded in 2009 by Oussama Jamal (Chairman) and Tim Baker (Chief Executive Officer), Hug Digital is one of the largest and fastest-growing 360°digital agencies in the MENA region. 17 Aug 2017 Read more

Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of recordRevlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV) recently announced the appointment of Grey as its global creative agency of record and MediaCom as its global media agency of record. 15 Aug 2017 Read more

Grey South Africa wins Gold at Cannes LionsWhen you start thinking about how much culture and technology have changed over the last 10 years, it's really quite something. This was the insight that won Grey South Africa a Gold Cannes Lion for its radio campaign for Duracell Duralock technology - guaranteeing a 10-year shelf life. 30 Jun 2017 Read more

Grey Africa nabs third spot at the Creative Circle AwardsGrey Africa's iconic NSPCA dog fight campaign won third place at the Creative Circle Awards 2017. 2 Jun 2017 Read more

Grey Africa appoints Jeanette Grove as Creative Director of Content and SocialJeanette joins Grey Africa from Quirk, and prior to that Gloo and Ogilvy. She brings to Grey just over 21 years' experience in the broadcasting, advertising and communications industries in both South Africa and the UK. 8 May 2017 Read more

Easter holiday: keeping your eye on the important thingsMost South Africans are looking forward to a well deserved break this Easter holidays. It allows for quality time with the people who matter most, family. Whether traveling or staying home, families are generally more relaxed during this time and might not be as aware of their surroundings as they would be during their day to day routines. A car door might not be locked or a safety belt could be left unsecured. This is however, the time where we should be more committed to safety due to heightened criminal activities and an influx of traffic on our national roads. 13 Apr 2017 Read more

Grey Group chooses Centrespread as its lead agency in NigeriaGrey, Adweek Global Agency of the Year 2015, is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria's largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market. The Centrespread Group, which operates from offices in Lagos and Abuja, will rebrand as Centrespread Grey, re-establishing the global advertising giant as a leader in providing creative and effective fullservice marketing solutions across the African continent. 10 Apr 2017 Read more

Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight." ~ Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. 21 Feb 2017 Read more

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named President of the Print and Publishing Jury at 2017's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 8 Feb 2017 Read more