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Tags : Ryan McManus

The Sound & The Fury Takes Inaugural Break.Make.Create

A team going by the name The Sound & The Fury has won the inaugural Break.Make.Create hackathon held on June 5 and 6 in Cape Town, 2014’s Design World Capital. Break.Make.Create was launched to improve the skills set of the marketing industry by giving all creative, technical-minded and innovative thinkers the chance to tinker, craft […]Read More

NATIVE VML’s The Exchange wins gold in the International Council

NATIVE VML’s The Exchange has been awarded gold in the cause related marketing category at the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Solal Marketing Awards. Conceptualised for the Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa, The Exchange consisted of the world’s first cashless fashion boutique that was opened by NATIVE VML at Cavendish Square in Cape […]Read More


Under the global brand ethos, Transform Today, Absolut South Africa has just announced six multi-disciplinary creatives for an artist residency programme called The Residence, which will see them working collaboratively to bring about meaningful change to the Johannesburg CBD in May. “Continuing the brand’s history of championing the cultural impact of contemporary art, Absolut has […]Read More


Under the global brand ethos, Transform Today, Absolut South Africa is launching an artist residency programme called The Residence, which sees five multi-disciplinary creatives working collaboratively and independently to bring about meaningful change to the Johannesburg CBD. “This is an artist residency unlike any other – because the participants will be from a variety of creative disciplines. We’re accepting […]Read More

NATIVE VML and Jameson screens independent SA content on the

Created by NATIVE VML, Jameson’s innovative new content platform, the INDIE Channel, will soon be screening the best independent content by South Africa’s young creatives, designers, fashionistas, musicians and small business owners. The website,, is already open for submissions, with the first full feature viewing of the best curated creative content set to air in Johannesburg and Cape Town […]Read More

NATIVE’s The Exchange takes top honours named Creative Circle’s Ad

NATIVE’s The Exchange has been named the Creative Circle’s Ad of the Month winner in the out-of-home category. “When we started NATIVE three years ago, we set out to build a strategically and creatively-led agency whose ideas would be born digital, but would extend beyond the digital canvas. The Exchange is a great example of that thinking… […]Read More

NATIVE brings Rocking the Daisies to life

Annually Rocking the Daisies brings its unique music vibe to the Western Cape for four days of festival fun. This year NATIVE decided it was time to promote the festival in a totally original, fun and meaningful way – by rocking the daisies literally. “We’ve invented something new that people can engage with before the event. We combined technology […]Read More

Absolut Vodka inspires South African artists using social media

Budding South African artists are sure to be inspired and amazed by Absolut Vodka’s latest offering launched on “Absolut Vodka has always had a deep association with art and creativity around the world,” says Ryan McManus, Executive Creative Director at NATIVE, the agency heading the campaign. “Absolut needed to launch the brand into South […]Read More

Be Enlightened, Be in the Dark NATIVE paints the town

Before the lights were turned off around Johannesburg on 23 March for Earth Hour, NATIVEs hit the streets spray-painting messages on the walls of the city with glow-in-the-dark CFC-free paint. The idea was that these messages would be revealed at night, reminding people to participate in Earth Hour and to embrace darkness. NATIVE’s Suhana Gordhan, Creative […]Read More

Jameson threads the discovery of fashion through social media

“Great content has been the driving factor behind Jameson’s ‘The Thread’ campaign,” believes Ryan McManus, Executive Creative Director at NATIVE. The Thread ( is about discovering and highlighting South Africa’s unique fashion sensibility by delving into our melting pot of Euro-Afro fashion as it happens. It is an engaging social content platform housed on Facebook where selected spotters share […]Read More