FCB Johannesburg is the 2017 AdFocus Agency of the Year. It also took the honours in the Large Agency category. The MediaShop won in two categories — Network Media Agency of the Year and the Transformation Award. Winners were announced in Johannesburg this week. Advertising agencies were marked on four criteria: new business and growth; business retention and relationships; awards and industry recognition; and empowerment and social responsibility. In a year when transformation was the key theme in the AdFocus publication, FCB Johannesburg proved it was a leader. The agency is a level one BBBEE contributor with more than 51% black and 40% black female ownership. It has increased the proportion of black staff from 38% in 2015 to 70% in 2017. It boasts 55% female representation across the business. The agency reported 50% revenue growth in the review period, July 2016 to June 2017. The Partnership of the Year, in association with Independent Agency Search & Selection, was won by the 9...

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