Ogilvy Johannesburg reigned supreme at the 2018 FM AdFocus Awards. It won both the Overall Agency of the Year in 2018 and the Large Agency of the Year award, while executive creative director (ECD) Mariana O’Kelly was named the AdFocus Industry Leader of the year. It’s no surprise that Ogilvy Johannesburg took the top awards at AdFocus – the agency has had a particularly impressive year, with all areas of the business performing extremely well, significant success at local and international award shows as well as revenue growth. On an individual level, O’Kelly was also rated as one of the world’s top 12 ECDs in Gunn Report’s global agency review, with the agency’s Pete Case making the top 10 list of chief creative officers. Other big winners included FCB Johannesburg, which won the Partnership of the Year award for its relationship with Toyota. “One of the key elements this award looks for is whether the partnership is an enduring one that produces great work and how innovative that...

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