Winners of the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2016 announced

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The Financial Mail AdFocus Awards Agency of the Year 2016 is PHD Media SA. All the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards winners were announced last night at an event in Rivonia that saw the who’s who of the advertising industry gather to either be recognised or to cheer their peers on.
“I would like to congratulate all the winners for their contribution to the industry and for the great achievements within their respective agencies over the past year. A big thank you also goes to the agencies that went the extra mile in packaging their submissions and making the task of the judges so much easier. Good luck to all again for next year’s entries,” says AdFocus Jury chairman, Craig Page-Lee.
The winners are:
AGENCY OF THE YEAR
PHD MEDIA SA
LARGE ADVERTISING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
FCB JOHANNESBURG
(Finalists: FCB Johannesburg, Joe Public, M&C Saatchi Abel, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town)
MEDIUM ADVERTISING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
AVATAR
(Finalists: Avatar, Havas Worldwide, Net#work BBDO, OFyt and The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town)
SMALL ADVERTISING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
OPENCO
(Finalists: FoxP2 Cape Town, House of Brave, Openco and Riverbed)
MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR
PHD MEDIA SA
(Finalists: Alphabet Soup, Initiative Media, Mediology, PHD Media and The MediaShop)
SPECIALIST AGENCY OF THE YEAR
GRID WORLDWIDE
(Finalists: Actuate, Demographica, Grid and Playmakers)
DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR
HELLOCOMPUTER
(Finalists: Hellocomputer and Native VML)
PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY OF THE YEAR
OGILVY PR JOHANNESBURG
(Finalists: Burson-Marsteller Africa, Engage Joe Public and Ogilvy PR Johannesburg)
AFRICAN AGENCY NETWORK OF THE YEAR
BURSON-MARSTELLER AFRICA
PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR (award proudly sponsored by The Observatory)
THE HARDY BOYS AND SA HOME LOANS
 (Finalists: FCB Johannesburg and Toyota, King James and Santam, M&C Saatchi Abel and Heineken, and The Hardy Boys and SA Home Loans)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (award proudly sponsored by Liberty Group)
HAPPY NTSHINGILA
INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR (award proudly sponsored by House of Brave)
BRETT MORRIS
STUDENT OF THE YEAR (award proudly sponsored by Nedbank)
CARINA BONSE, Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic, Cape Town
The Financial Mail AdFocus Awards would like to thank all sponsors, as well as The MediaShop – the official WiFi partner for the Awards.

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