• ADFOCUS 2020 AWARDS

    The FM AdFocus Awards 2020 shortlist has been announced. The Awards event will take place in late November. The date will be released in due course.

ADFOCUS AWARDS 2020 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

After three juries with four jury sessions the AdFocus Awards 2020 shortlist has been decided. This year the main jury sessions were a hybrid with both a physical sitting simultaneously to a virtual one for those who could not physically attend.

“It felt like we did not miss a beat. On the jurors’ part that required hours of commitment preparing and being present. As jury chair it was exciting to facilitate,” says Tumi Rabanye, AdFocus Awards Chairperson 2020/21.


NEW AWARD

This year included a new Award, the Agency Adaptability Award. “This was a pride piece for 2020, that gave us the opportunity to see and highlight those agencies that had made the best of a very difficult climate,” says Rabanye
“We drew major lessons from judging this particular award and it will be to see the lessons that get taken on from the winning agency,” she adds.


ROBUST ENGAGEMENT

Judging this year was interesting on so many levels. “With the two foremost being the climate within which it took place and the collective wisdom in the room,” explains Rabanye.

She says that it was remarkable to have such robust engagement from some very reputable names. “The mix of skills and experience really showed.”

Overall, she says, the key outtake is definitely what resilience it takes to make it in the marketing communications industry. “Against all odds the industry continues to show up; that is a commendable feat against the exceptional backdrop of 2020!”


ADFOCUS AWARDS 2020 SHORTLIST


SMALL AGENCY AWARD

Hoorah Digital
Rogerwilco
Think Creative Africa


MEDIUM AGENCY AWARD

Duke
The Odd Number (Pty) Ltd


LARGE AGENCY AWARD

Joe Public (Pty) Ltd
King James
M&C Saatchi Abel
TBWA Hunt Lascaris JHB


PR AGENCY AWARD

Avatar PR
Eclipse Communications
Edelman
Razar Public Relations – a member of the M&C Saatchi Group


SPECIALISED AGENCY AWARD

Levergy
Retroactive
Triple Eight


PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Joe Public & Chicken Licken
M&C Saatchi & Takealot


TRANSFORMATION AWARD

DUKE
Joe Public United
Triple Eight


AFRICAN IMPACT AWARD

BCW
Dentsu Aegis
Triple Eight


ADAPTABILITY AWARD

FCB Joburg
Have You Heard
Triple Eight


NETWORK MEDIA AGENCY AWARD

Carat
The Media Shop
Vizeum


STUDENT AWARD

Dominic Hobbs - University of Johannesburg (UJ)
Jenna Cawood - Cape Town Creative Centre
Jessica Graham - Red&Yellow


Lifetime Achiever, Industry Leader and Shapeshifter as well as the sought after Agency of the Year will be announced at the event. There is no Independent Media Agency Award this year.

Since their inception in 1990, the FM AdFocus Awards have been the leading platform for individuals and agencies to be recognised not only for their creative marketing skills but for their overall business acumen as well. The awards have grown to become a landmark on the SA marketing and communications landscape by celebrating advertising effectiveness. The FM AdFocus Awards event will take place late November.



Further information:
The Annual
Debbie Montanari
011-280-3538
MontanariD@arena.africa

Cortney Hoyland
011-280-3060
hoylandc@arena.africa

The Awards Event:
Marcia Minnaar
minnaarm@arena.africa

2019 AdFocus Awards Winners

Agency of the Year:
Triple Eight
Small Advertising Agency of the Year:
The Odd Number
Medium Advertising Agency of the Year:
King James Group
Large Advertising Agency of the Year:
M&C Saatchi Abel
Specialist Agency Of The Year:
Triple Eight
Partnership Of The Year:
M&C Saatchi Abel & Nando's
Transformation Award:
Triple Eight
Independent Media Agency Of The Year
Mediology
Network Media Agency Of The Year:
The MediaShop
African Impact Award:
Triple Eight
Student Of The Year
Danielle Benadé
Creative Challenge:
FoxP2 and Ster-Kinekor 'Joker'
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Virginia Hollis
All Winners:
The AdFocus 2019 Award winners