We’re sliding into 2020 with the first IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards for the year. And who better to kick things off than Black River FC’s Executive Creative Director, Roanna Williams. With over twenty years of industry experience and the trophy cabinet to back it up, we couldn’t think of anyone more suited for the position. Thank you Roanna, as always, we are not worthy!
Every month I DID THAT team up with ad industry leaders to award the finest in South African film and production craft. It’s now our honour to share with you the Official I DID THAT Craft Awards Rankings 2019. These truly were the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Animation & Special Effects. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!
We’re not quite done with 2019 yet! December’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the bearded beauty himself, Ryan McManus. Apart from being the Regional CCO at VMLY&R South Africa and on the Creative Circle EXCO, Ryan has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, One Show, ADC, Effies, NYF and often on the streets. Thank you, Ryan, you gorgeous clever creative you!
November’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the highly Instagrammable ECD of King James Group JHB, Graeme Jenner. Born in England (but we won’t hold that against him), Graeme moved to SA, was raised in Secunda and became a Graphic Designer in Joburg. Since then he has made his mark on the industry in countless ways, including being the Founder of King James II. An honour and a privilege to have you Graeme!
Creative Director at Grey Africa/Liquid, Steph van Niekerk once went on stage 15 times on a single night at the Loeries. She’s one of SA’s most awarded creatives in film, but it’s time that people know that the real talent lies with her cat, word-renowned film critic and enthusiast, Dmitri Moses, who will be joining her as co-judge this month. Thank you Steph and Moses. 🙌🐾
Every month iDidTht teams up with an industry superstar to award South Africa’s best in Craft. For the month of September, we were joined by none other than Neo Mashigo. His credits are endless so in the interest of word count, here’s the highlights reel: CCO for at M&C Saatchi Group, former Chairperson & current board member of Loeries, Co-Founder of 'I See a Different You', on the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, and basically won all the awards including Grand Prix at Cannes, legend. Thank you Neo, thank you!
Our iDidTht Craft Awards for August were judged by Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Nikki Taylor-Garrett. Fresh from serving on the jury at Cannes, Nikki brings over a decade of industry experience, working with some of the top brands while simultaneously creating disruptive work for non-profits. We couldn’t be prouder that she agreed to make our Craft Awards her side-hustle. Thank you Nikki!
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. Even though July's judge doesn’t need to look at his own awards (and there are plenty) to validate his success (which is huge), we’re practically giddy when he agrees to judge ours. Thank you to the wonderful Ahmed Tilly 😘
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month, Claudi Potter, yes, the multiple award-winning Creative Director at Joe Public United, brings her years of judgy-mcjudgerson experience to our awards and we are in awe to say the least. Thank you Claudi and congrats to all the winners.
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month, the CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin, lends us her years of experience and talent by stepping up to the judging plate. More importantly though, she makes us look damn cool, because guys, it’s Fran flippen Luckin! 😍
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. Huge shout-out to our judge: Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Cape Town, Chairperson of the Loerie Awards, 2nd Most Admired Creative Leader in Cape Town for 2 years-running and winner of numerous awards including a Cannes Grand Prix… please step aside Arya Stark, and let's give it up for Tseliso Rangaka! *crowd goes wild*
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month’s Guest Judge was John Davenport. When not polishing his roughly 20 Cannes Lions awards he’s being the badass CCO at Havas, a political writer, philanthropist, and sculptor… oh, and he also happened to put the ‘Davenport’ in Ireland/Davenport. 🔥If he wasn’t so damn nice we’d think he’s showing off.
This month’s iDidTht Craft Awards are judged by the legendary Founder and ECD at House of Brave, Vanessa Pearson. Hold onto your word count because Vanessa is an Advertising Person of the Year nominee, Cannes Judge, D&AD Judge and Loeries Judge, a multiple winner of Cannes Gold Lions, One Show Golds, Clio Statues, Loeries, Ads of the Year and New York Festival Grand Prix's and one of the most highly acclaimed Creative Directors on the African Continent. Vanessa we are putting our hands together, taking them apart and doing that several times in your honour👏👏👏
Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Elton John, Nathan Reddy - The only four humans who can successfully pull off wearing sunglasses indoors. Anna, Karl and Elton weren’t quite right for this gig, but we’re super proud to have Chairman & Founder of Grid Worldwide, Nathan Reddy, judging South Africa's best in Production Craft this month. The future is so bright son 😎 Thanks Nate and congrats to all of iDidTht's Craft Award winners.
Every month iDidTht teams up with ad industry leaders to award the finest in South African film and production craft. It’s now our honour to share with you The Official iDidTht Craft Awards Rankings 2018. These truly were the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Animation & SFX. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!
Welcome to January team – the Monday of months.😭To cheer you up here are this month’s iDidTht Craft Award results as judged by Juliet Honey, Creative Director at Net#work BBDO. Juliet’s eye for craft is like none other and in short, she memes business…and also means it. Juliet, honey, it's an honour!
Ke Dezemba Boss!😎 But first… November’s iDidTht Craft Awards have officially been judged by one of the biggest guns in the industry. Raise your craft gin glasses to the legend herself: former Chairperson of The Loeries, Creative Director at FCB and a leader we’d happily follow into any pitch, Suhana Gordhan! Massive congrats to all the sexy winners.
This month’s iDidTht Craft Awards are judged by the legend himself, Xolisa Dyeshana. If you don’t know who Xolisa is, well tbh, we don’t see the brightest future for you in advertising, but in short: Chairperson of the Creative Circle/Chief Creative Officer and partner at Joe Public/Former Chairperson of The Loeries/named one of the Top 6 People To Watch In Advertising by Finweek/Seriously, Google guys!
This month’s iDidTht Craft Awards are judged by Consulting ECD at WICK, Bridget Johnson. Bridget has over 20 years’ experience at SA’s best advertising agencies and all the awards and accolades to back up a truly powerful career. Judging our Craft Awards will no doubt be a new highlight… Glad to be of assistance Bridget 😉 and honoured to have you!
This month’s iDidTht Craft Awards are judged by Mr Easy on the Eyes himself, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\ Johannesburg, Kabelo Moshapalo. When not judging every award show out there, Kabelo is a master of creative digital solutions, driving creative excellence, and posing for kickass insta-selfies. An honour and a privilege to have you Kabelo!