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Bernini's ‘Audacity To Be’campaign encourages women to make the first move
In 2024, the world celebrates a leap year in the annual calendar, and many cultures believe that it's a lucky time for women to shoot their shot. But Bernini, the only real Sparkling Spritzer made from wine, asks our South African Glowgetters: ‘Why should we wait for a leap year’? Bernini’s ‘Audacity To Be’ campaign encourages women to make their move no matter the year. 31 May 2024 Read more

New creative chapter: Metropolitan teams up with Grey South Africa
Metropolitan, a trusted and well-respected name in the financial services sector, is proud to announce the appointment of Grey South Africa as its new creative agency. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Metropolitan's commitment to innovative marketing and creative excellence. 20 Feb 2024 Read more

Krispy Kreme MENA chooses Grey Dubai as their strategy and creative agency
Grey announced their appointment by Krispy Kreme MENA as their strategy and creative agency partner, leading on all communications across the UAE, KSA, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait. 31 Jan 2024 Read more

Grey appoints Tlali Taoana as president of Grey South Africa
Grey Group announced today the appointment of Tlali Taoana as president of Grey South Africa. He joins most recently from the fintech company Ikhokha (South Africa), where, as executive head of acquisitions & growth marketing, he led the strategy and management relating to client acquisition, growth marketing, and brand & creative capabilities. 4 Dec 2023 Read more

Burger King South Africa spreads smiles with 'The Small Pleasures' campaign
Laughter is the best medicine, and Burger King South Africa prescribes it through smiles and affordable meals. In this time of 'electricity only when you're asleep' and a seemingly endless bout of 'mid-month blues', Burger King is bringing some much-needed joy and relief with their latest marketing campaign 'The Small Pleasures'. 14 Nov 2023 Read more

Burger King unveils exciting "Full-on SA Flavour" campaign for Peri-Peri Chicken range
Burger King is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Peri-Peri Chicken range, accompanied by a captivating advertising campaign embodying the essence of South African flavours and experiences. Under the theme "Full-on SA Flavour," this campaign celebrates the rich and unique local taste that defines South Africa. 31 Oct 2023 Read more

As the renowned management consultant Peter Drucker said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." No matter how well designed your strategic plan for your business is, it will fall flat without the platform of a solid company culture shared by the team who need to implement the strategic plan. 23 Aug 2023 Read more

In need of small pleasures? Grey Advertising Africa and Burger King's newest radio ads
Grey Advertising Africa and Burger King proudly introduce their newest Radio Campaign, Small Pleasures. South Africans are going through the most right now. Paying for electricity that's only on when we're asleep or at work. Our economy is going through mid-month blues, mampara week, every week, the entire month. It feels as though there is very little to be happy about at the moment. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa and KOO collaborate on Mzansi's top baked bean
The one thing Grey Advertising Africa and Tiger Brands jointly believed, and what brought them together in the way they did, is that a bean is not just sommer 'n boontjie! There are beans, and then there are KOO beans, Mzansi's golden standard in baked beans, and the number one South African bean there is! 27 Jun 2023 Read more

Obsessed with flame grilling? Grey Advertising Africa and Burger King's newest TVC
Grey Advertising Africa and Burger King are proud to introduce their newest TVC - titled obsession. Obsession: an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. As everyone knows South Africans are obsessed with braaing. Achieving the perfect braai, with meat cooked to perfection and infused with smoky flavours, is a source of personal accomplishment. 22 May 2023 Read more

Twin-twin for the 'same-same but different' new Savanna Alc Free
Grey Advertising Africa and WPP Liquid launches a twin-twin video campaign packed with double takes and signature Savanna dryness. 25 Apr 2023 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa and Tiger Brands are proud to showcase the Beacon mmmMallows Easter campaign
Grey Advertising Africa collaborated with Ola! Films to produce a charming one-of-a-kind story of two single-parent families where the kids hatch a plan to get them to meet over an Easter egg hunt. 14 Apr 2023 Read more

Jeanette Grove to represent Grey Advertising Africa at the 2023 Bookmarks Awards
Jeanette Grove, executive creative director of content and social at Grey Advertising Africa, has been selected as a judge on the social, community and influencer marketing panel for the 2023 Bookmarks Awards. Grove joined Grey in 2017 with over 20 years of experience in the broadcasting, advertising, and communication industries. A real win for the agency withherinternational expertise in content production, as working in London afforded her valuable experience in live web TV and digital copywriting. 6 Apr 2023 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa and Savanna Cider win 2 gold MMA Smarties awards
Grey Advertising Africa and Savanna Cider are thrilled to announce their recent success at the Smarties Awards, organised by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) South Africa. The annual awards programme recognises and celebrates the best in mobile marketing and advertising, honouring brands, agencies, and technology providers who have developed innovative mobile marketing campaigns that have effectively engaged consumers and delivered measurable business results. 5 Apr 2023 Read more

Tilesh Bhaga to represent Grey Advertising Africa as jury chair at the 2023 Bookmarks Awards
Tilesh Bhaga, creative director of digital and innovation at Grey Advertising Africa, has been elected jury chair for the Innovative Engineers Panel for the 2023 Bookmarks Awards. With an incredible career in programme design, this comes as no surprise, as his expertise in technology paved the way for advancement in digital multimedia innovation. 7 Mar 2023 Read more

Amarula celebrates the African spirit and the unique marula fruit in new TV commercial
Amarula, South Africa's number 1 cream liqueur and the world's first and only cream liqueur made with real marula fruit spirit, has released a new global TV commercial. "It is a true reflection of Amarula and the Spirit of Africa that ripples throughout the world and explores the versatility of Amarula," says Amarula's marketing manager, Banele Msimanga. "It's African Spirit in a bottle that opens a world of opportunities and sharing." 10 Feb 2023 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa and Burger King address the elephant (or shrinking elephant) in the room
Good-natured and compliant are just some adjectives used to describe the average personality of a local South African - while paying bills on time, noticing variations in what they pay for versus what they get in return. For a fleeting moment applying the most basic logic or solution to the things visible - it must be because I have grown up and things look smaller? 8 Feb 2023 Read more

Grey Advertising gives its growing JHB HQ a makeover with a contemporary, Afro-modern twist
To accommodate Grey Advertising Africa's fast-growing business and expanding headquarters, Grey's brief to its architectural design firm was to combine a contemporary South African feel with a fresh, modern, vibrant aesthetic. 14 Dec 2022 Read more

Fran Luckin, Grey Advertising Africa CCO, awarded AdFocus Industry Leader of the Year
Fran Luckin, chief creative officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named the Financial Mail AdFocus Industry Leader of 2022. Industry heavyweight with a career that spans over two decades, Luckin is a respected and much-loved creative mogul. 7 Dec 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa awarded South Africa's most loved bread brand, Albany
Grey Advertising Africa has been awarded the above-the-line business for Albany after a three-way agency pitch. 18 Nov 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa and WPP Liquid brings Hunter's Festive Blessings
Hunter's Cider, in partnership with WPP Liquid, operating out of Grey Advertising Africa, has been refreshing the brand with its new 'Refresh the Rules' positioning. With exciting new work from the brand promoting and motivating consumers to 'Refresh the Rules' and to do things their own way, the latest campaign focuses on the festive season. 11 Nov 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa wins big at Loeries 2022
Africa and the Middle East's premier creative festival, The Loerie Awards, hosted the 44th edition of this globally renowned festival, and Grey Advertising Africa got to leave with 18 finalists and a whole aviary of birds. 14 Oct 2022 Read more

Scottish Leader x Moonchild Sanelly change the face of whisky
Scottish Leader has been serving the whisky world some attitude since 1976. In a fluid world where stereotypes are continuously challenged, the #BraveMakesIt campaign, in partnership with Grey Advertising/WPP Liquid took it a step further by disrupting the old world of whisky by refreshing its face. 7 Oct 2022 Read more

Grey and WPP Liquid awarded the fast-growing Bernini brand
Distell, a leader in beverage alcohol, has selected WPP Liquid to manage its Bernini brand, which is experiencing exponential growth and destined to become one of the most admired RTD brands in South Africa. 27 Sep 2022 Read more

Chicken finds a new home at Burger King, with the help of Grey Advertising Africa
Who doesn't enjoy a crispy, juicy, tender piece of fried chicken, basically any time of the day? Considered a little bit of comfort food and a staple for many South Africans, menus across South Africa are scrutinized to find this little piece of delight. A restaurant that might have been forgotten or not considered the home of chicken is Burger King. Not complete novices when it comes to chicken (nuggets, tenders and burgers), they have finally introduced fried chicken to the menu. 12 Sep 2022 Read more

Highly acclaimed creative director Marcelle du Plessis joins Grey Advertising Africa
Grey Advertising Africa has appointed Marcelle du Plessis as its new creative director and custodian of the much-loved Savanna Cider brand. 31 Aug 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa joins the Tiger Brands roster of above-the-line agencies
Tiger Brands Limited, SA's largest food company, with a portfolio of proudly South African brands like Koo, Albany, Jungle Oats, All Gold, and Crosse & Blackwell created an opportunity for a new above-the-line agency to join their sought-after roster of preferred agency partners. 26 Aug 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa is part of Effie Awards 2022 judging panel
The Effie Awards 2022 judging commenced this week, and Grey Advertising Africa has two representatives on the judging panel. Louise Johnston, managing director of Grey Advertising Africa, and Maxine Selmer-Olsen, strategic planner at Grey Advertising Africa, are part of this elite judging panel. 15 Aug 2022 Read more

Natasha Maharaj selected as runner-up CMO of the 2022 IRG100 Leadership Program announced at Cannes Lions Festival
The invitation-only Institute of Real Growth (IRG) Leadership Program for CMOs and senior growth leaders connects participants to invaluable benchmarking, new insights and learnings from thought leaders and peer practitioners. The program helps create the roadmap to unlocking more humanised growth potential in business and personally. 24 Jun 2022 Read more

Cannes you even? Grey and Savanna win Gold and Bronze at Cannes Lions 2022
Grey and Savanna celebrated two wins at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. After receiving two shortlists for Savanna Cider's vaccination drive campaign called "JAB JAB" in Excellence in Radio & Audio, both converted to metal statues. 22 Jun 2022 Read more

Grey Africa promotes Tilesh Bhaga
Grey Africa Advertising promoted Tilesh Bhaga to creative director CD of digital and innovation. Bhaga will officially commence his role on 13 June 2022. 14 Jun 2022 Read more

Fran Luckin judges her 6th Cannes Lion
Fran Luckin, chief creative officer of Grey Advertising Africa, and deputy chair of South Africa's Creative Circle, has been selected as a Cannes Lions judge for the second year in a row. This time it's the Film category. 13 May 2022 Read more

Grey/WPP Liquid and Savanna Cider step in to virtual reality
Savanna Premium Cider has always prided itself on being one of the most innovative brands in SA. Its latest product innovation, the deliciously crisp and dry Savanna Chilled Chilli with hints of chilli and ginger, is taking South African taste buds by storm. But the innovation doesn't stop there, as Savanna now takes a bold step into the tech and digital AI space and unleashes Gugu, a spicy new voice assistant, for the people of South Africa. 12 May 2022 Read more

"You look like a beer man!" Hunter's Premium Cider Refreshes the Rules with a new brand campaign
Not too long ago, life was predictable and becoming an adult included laid out basic steps - finish school, study further, and then find a 9 to 5 job. However, nowadays, people think differently about their futures and what shapes their world. By taking control of their destiny, hustling on the side, they can achieve great things. 3 May 2022 Read more

Burger King and Tabasco create the Hot Chilli Lover... Grey adds the shuuu!
South Africans are a colourful nation with 11 official languages, and 12 if you consider Mzansi's daily slang such as "sho!" and "shuuu!". In honour of these unique culturally significant colloquial expressions, Burger King® decided to launch its most recent Hot Chilli Lover Burger by incorporating them into its promotion, along with SA's favourite hot sauce, Tabasco®. This delightful gastronomic and cultural fusion promises a delicious spicy burger that is perfectly aligned with its local market. 13 Apr 2022 Read more

Telling a saucy Tabasco story through out-of-home advertising
The Tabasco® brand is legendary and unlike anything else. This campaign harnesses the power of its familiarity and adds the missing link in the marketing chain with simple, eye-catching out-of-home creative. 29 Mar 2022 Read more

Savanna gets spicy with Nando's
Savanna, South Africa's favourite cider, shares a chuckle with another super brand, Nando's, to launch an innovative cider flavour, Chilled Chilli. If social media reactions are anything to go by, the Savanna and Nando's combination is a winner. 23 Mar 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising promotes Jeanette Grove to ECD of social and content
Jeanette Grove has been promoted to ECD of social and content at Grey Africa. She joined Grey in 2017, bringing over 20 years' experience in the broadcasting, advertising and communications industries in both South Africa and the UK. 16 Mar 2022 Read more

Hunter's supports music in Africa
As part of its long-standing commitment to the music industry, South Africa's first cider brand, Hunter's, in partnership with Grey Advertising/WPP Liquid, donated R100,000 to the Music In Africa Foundation for its work in supporting the African music sector. 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Bridget Langley joins Grey Advertising Africa to run the RMB account
Grey Advertising Africa recently announced that it will serve as the new creative agency for Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), the corporate and investment arm of FirstRand, working alongside RMB's existing digital, brand and media partner agencies. 3 Mar 2022 Read more

Better canned than cancelled
Savanna faces the backlash from global glass shortage head-on in a hilarious new campaign. 15 Feb 2022 Read more

Grey Africa grows their social and content offering
Grey Advertising recently welcomed seven new wolves to the social media team. Since Jeanette Grove joined Grey as creative director of Content and Social in 2017 (promoted to ECD in January 2022), she has grown the team exponentially, as Grey Africa's digital and social offering has been a top priority of the agency. 10 Feb 2022 Read more

Grey Advertising Africa announced as new full-service agency for the JSE
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE), Africa's largest stock exchange, announced that Grey Advertising Africa will serve as the company's new full-service creative agency. The agency will be responsible for developing brand creative and strategic work across traditional and digital platforms. 7 Feb 2022 Read more

Burger King and Grey launch humorous campaign for "King of the Day" value deals
These days, the word 'value' has become nebulous amongst both consumers and marketers. It's often misused, overused, and, as a result, has lost a lot of its meaning. 31 Jan 2022 Read more

The Grey wolf pack celebrates 3 promotions!
It is with immense pride that we announce three deserved promotions in the Grey wolf pack: 27 Jan 2022 Read more

Savanna takes funny to the streets
Savanna Premium Cider is at it again this time taking to the streets with the #TwirraShadeProject. The project takes the country's funniest shade thrown on Twitter and turns it into real shade with custom-designed benches and wall murals, providing 'shade' during some of the hottest months of the year when people are on holiday out and about living their best lives. 24 Jan 2022 Read more

Grey Africa announced as Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) advertising agency
Grey Advertising Africa has announced that it will serve as new creative agency for Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), the corporate and investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited. The agency will be responsible for developing creative and strategic work across media and partnership platforms. Grey will work alongside RMB's existing digital, brand and media partner agencies. 21 Jan 2022 Read more

Grey welcomes Chad Otto to the Grey Group as digital strategy lead
Grey welcomes, with great pleasure, Chad Otto to the Grey Group as digital strategy lead. 13 Jan 2022 Read more

Grey celebrates a year of success like no other
After what feels like living through several seasons of Survivor, we're proud to say that, through the collective efforts of Grey's clients and employees, our torch is burning brighter than ever. Together, we've weathered the many storms - and waves - that 2020 and 2021 brought us and we have ended the year on several high notes. 20 Dec 2021 Read more

Savanna throws some #TwirraShade
Savanna Premium Crisp and Dry Cider is at it again, 'tapping' into South African culture the latest campaign this time taps into Twitter Shade because, "Twitter shade is so abundant in our land, that Savanna has recycled it into something useful - real shade to provide relief from the hot African sun this summer. Which, coincidentally, also has zero chill bathong!" explains Eugene Lenford, marketing manager for Savanna. 10 Dec 2021 Read more

Grey launches Sensodyne 'Moments' global campaign
In 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 sessions
As 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 up
Despite 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 stars
At 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 woes
With 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 streak
Last 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 award
Chamdor 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 it
In 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 Awards
Started 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 wolves
As 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 effects
Savanna 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 succeed
Thapelo 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 commercials
Kantar'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 talent
Safta-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 pride
This 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 Africa
Grey 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 traditionalists
As 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 Show
The 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 illusions
Pssst! The universe is trying to tell you something. 8 Jun 2021 Read more

Yes indeed folks, another accolade for Savanna's #DecoloniseAutocorrect
The 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 director
WPP 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 Grey
Grey, 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 effectiveness
The 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 Awards
Language 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 2021
Grey 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 wolfpack
Grey 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 you
The 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 director
Grey 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 Grey
The 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 Awards
Steph 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 director
Qaqamba 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 recession
Grey 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 BUD
Passion, 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 director
Grey Group has appointed Marcus Moshapalo as its new creative director. 19 Jan 2021 Read more

Savanna celebrates its South African Comedy Awards
The 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-3
The 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 model
AKQA 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 year
Over 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 promo
These 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 Strategist
Grey 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 two
Grey 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 director
Grey 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 director
On 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 study
Grey 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 Bowl
The 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 lead
On 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 director
Grey 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 Group
A prime mover in Grey's dynamic international growth 12 Sep 2019 Read more

Gillette Women's Day tribute
When 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 Africa
Grey 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 Uber
Reminiscing 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 conference
The 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 launched
Michael 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 2018
The 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 2018
On 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 Brown
Consol 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 Awards
Grey 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 Brown
Local 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' campaign
Grey 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 2017
Grey 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 dead
What 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 Africa
While 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 2017
This 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 Digital
Grey 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 record
Revlon, 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 Lions
When 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 Awards
Grey 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 Social
Jeanette 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 things
Most 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 Nigeria
Grey, 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 2017
Fran 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