ABOUT VMLY&R South Africa
VMLY&R South Africa is a leading full service (ATL, BTL, shopper, media, digital and customer experience) agency that creates purpose-driven work that lives in people’s lives.
The agency knows that consumers don’t care about advertising that is irrelevant and interruptive, which is why it creates work that engages an audience in a culturally relevant manner. VMLY&R’s strategic focus is to create work that is not only entertaining and engaging but also delivers results for clients.
In 2019, the agency has been awarded 15 Bookmarks, including four Golds, an Apex, a Cannes Lion and eight Loeries, two of which were Craft Golds.
VMLY&R South African employs over 300 people across Johannesburg and Cape Town is a proud level 1 B-BBEE agency and forms part of the VMLY&R global network.
VMLY&R is a global brand experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. The agency is made up of nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, London, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. VMLY&R works with client partners including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Office Depot, Pfizer and Wendy’s.
VMLY&R is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).
- The Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report named NATIVE VML the global ‘Entertainment Agency of the Year’ in 2017
- Y&R and NATIVE VML ranked 1st and 2nd at Cannes Lions for South African agencies
- Y&R and NATIVE VML both in Top 5 of Creative Circle rankings
- NATIVE VML ranked 3rd in overall Loeries Rankings and Runner Up at Ad Focus large agency category
- VML South Africa wins big at D&AD and One Show
- VML SA ranked 3rd most creative agency in South Africa
- VML South Africa rocks The Bookmarks 2018
- VML South Africa takes 17 for the win at IAB Bookmark Awards
Cnr Katherine Street & Harris Road
011 555 3800
Marketing Manager | Loki Magerman
VML Cape Town
G12 Old Castle Brewery Complex
6 Beach Road
021 434 4375
Chief Creative Officer | Ryan McManus
South Africa’s D&AD Work and Winners 2023
The 61st D&AD took place on 24th & 25th May 2023 in London. The Awards incorporate more than 40 categories judged by nearly 400 of the world’s leading creatives. Below you can view all the South African work that brought home those coveted Pencils and the talent behind the work. Y’all make us damn proud *group hug*
South Africa’s One Show 2023. All the winners and the work.
Behold, behold! Feast your eyes on all the winning work that got attention at the One Show Awards. This year, The One Club for Creativity is celebrating The One Show’s first 50 years of honouring global creative excellence. And that’s us South Africa, proudly standing amidst the mighty pillars of ‘global creative excellence.’ Congratulations to all our local winners! You have caused our desert-like dry eyes to well up with tears of joy. Bravo!
IDIDTHAT Craft Awards April 2023
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the illustrious Marcus Moshapalo, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R and Tebogo Malope, Director at The Star Film Company. We’re not sure if you’re all using AI technology in ways that we haven’t thought of, because damn there was a lot of good work this month! A huge congratulations for rising to the top Kim Geldenhuys from 0307, Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films, Audio Militia & Polycat Animation.
IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2022
This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Ana Rocha, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R and Amy Allais, Director and Co-Founder of Ola! Films. Congratulations to our esteemed Best in Crafters for August, the dashing Jason Fialkov from Groundglass and Fausto Becatti from Bioscope.