Ogilvy Public Relations named Financial Mail AdFocus Specialist Agency of the Year

JOHANNESBURG, November 29, 2013 – Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa has been named the 2013 Financial Mail Adfocus Awards Specialist Agency of the Year.

“Beyond the excitement of winning, what is most important for us is that this recognition rewards our world-class people for the often astounding work they do for an amazing array of clients. The PR industry is becoming more about content and conversations and we are proud to be leading the way from a social and digital perspective,” said Ogilvy PR Johannesburg Managing Director Joanna Oosthuizen.

“We do not win in isolation of either our clients or our people. Instead, this award is a testament to the power of partnerships between our clients and us as an agency. It is the collective appetite for brave ideas, teamwork and collaboration across our disciplines and the passion of our people to deliver flawlessly that results in greatness,” said Luca Gallarelli, Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town”.

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About Ogilvy & Mather South Africa

Established in 1984, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa has been a leading advertising and communications group in South Africa for over 25 years. It currently employs over 700 staff across 14 specialised companies. In 2012, O&M SA was the most awarded South African agency at the Cannes Lions and dominated the Apex Awards for creative effectiveness for the fifth consecutive year. O&M SA has industry leading capability in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, CRM, mobile, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics capabilities; branded content and specialist communications. It is at the forefront of integrated communication, with a mission to work with clients to develop breakthrough ideas that release the potential that exists in their brands, thereby creating measurable value. Clients include both global multinationals and local businesses.


Issued for Ogilvy & Mather South Africa by: Ogilvy Public Relations, Johannesburg Ivana Naidoo, Account Manager +27 (0) 79 108 8471 Ivana.Naidoo@ogilvypr.co.za