November 19, 2007

stormhoek given south africa's no. 1 brand campaign award


Just got this e-mail:

Last night, in Johannesburg, the Council of judges for South Africa’s Marketing Excellence awards gave a gold medal and trophy to Stormhoek as the best Brand marketing campaign of the year (Small Budget).

They gave the same awards to other brands for Medium Budget and Large Budget and Extra Large Budget.

Finally, they gave a bigger trophy to the Grand Prix winner for the overall brand campaign winner and this went to Stormhoek.

Gold awards and trophies were handed out for sponsorship campaigns, arts and culture campaigns and an ex-advertising copywriter (now Absa Bank marketing manager) called Happy Ntshingila was crowned Marketing Man of the Year.

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Posted by hugh macleod at November 19, 2007 10:48 AM | TrackBack

looks like you're really happy! congrats!

Posted by: pixites at November 19, 2007 11:01 AM

Congratulations to you and Stormhoek.

Posted by: ceedee at November 19, 2007 12:14 PM

congrats! well deserved.

Posted by: vicequeenmaria at November 19, 2007 6:58 PM

That's phenomenal and so well-deserved. You created a real upheaval in an intensely staid market.


Posted by: B.L Ochman at November 19, 2007 8:26 PM

Very interesting... as always! Cheers from -Switzerland-.

Posted by: Dog training at November 25, 2007 9:46 AM

I fucking love that toothy wine bottle. Love it. Love gapingvoid too. Gives me something fun to look at while the rest of my graphic design class does critiques. :)


Posted by: J. at November 26, 2007 7:54 PM

Wow! Congratulations to you and Stormhoek, I second the motion.

Ads from the heart & wit are a self-transforming art form.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2007 2:59 AM