Monday, 30 August 2021

2021 Effie Awards South Africa announces 38 Finalists

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2021 Effie Awards South Africa announces 38 Finalists

Johannesburg, August 26th 2021 – The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), organiser of the Effie Awards South Africa has announced that 38 finalists have made it through the first round of judging. Finalists will be competing for a highly coveted Effie in the inaugural Effie Awards South Africa.

A total of 106 entries across 47 categories were adjudicated by a highly experienced and distinguished jury representing the marketing, communications and advertising sector. Drawn from a variety of disciplines including strategy, digital, creative, research, media and marketing, the jury has been tasked with Awarding Ideas that Work® and will reconvene in September to adjudicate the shortlist. Winners will be selected at the end of the second round of judging and announced at the Effie Awards Gala event to be held in October.

Jury Chair, Mpume Ngobese notes that the impressively high number of cases and extensive list of categories entered into for the first Effies in South Africa bears testament to the reputation of the globally recognised Effie Awards programme. Additionally, it highlights the resilience and focus of the local industry, in spite of what has at best, been a very difficult year or two.

“When we consider the rather turbulent and uncertain times we have experienced since the onset of the pandemic, the desire and willingness to participate in this first Effie Awards has been a revelation. The quality of submissions was exceptional and posed a real challenge to the jury as they sifted through the remarkably creative and effective work that was presented. We look forward to uncovering the most effective campaigns in the next round of judging and to celebrating our first Effie Awards winners,” comments Ngobese.

The full list of finalists is as follows:

AgencyCampaignClient
99c Communications XTRA SAVINGS LAUNCH – NO SMOKE AND MIRRORS Checkers
99c Communications XTRA SAVINGS LAUNCH – NO SMOKE AND MIRRORS Checkers
Brave Group Jungle #DoLifeWithHeart Jungle South Africa
FoxP2 #16DaysOfLight First for Women (FFW)
Grey Advertising Africa Virtual Comedy Bar Savanna Cider
Grey Africa / Liquid Speaking to South African Men Through Their Gogos Gillette
Joe Public United You Belong Brutal Fruit
Joe Public United GET IT BACK Castle Milk Stout
Joe Public United Nedbank Money Secrets – A category-busting blockbuster Nedbank
Joe Public United Responsibility: More than just a footnote South African Breweries
Joe Public United Sign the Smile Off Amnesty International
King James Cape Town TymeBank Brand Launch Campaign TymeBank Launch Campaign
King James Cape Town In Sync with Sho Madjozi Stayfree
King James Group Sanlam Funeral Cover 2019 Campaign Sanlam Funeral Cover
M&C Saatchi Abel Nando's Churros - Same Same But Better Nando's
M&C Saatchi Abel "How Rewarding Optimism, Rewarded Us." Nando's SA
M&C Saatchi Abel Nando's - Mzansifying Monopoly Nando's
Ogilvy South Africa The Little Generosity Shop That Delivered Big Results Cadbury Dairy Milk
Ogilvy South Africa The Little Generosity Shop That Delivered Big Results Cadbury Dairy Milk
Ogilvy South Africa Black Fryday Bucket KFC South Africa
Ogilvy South Africa Don't Dread The Shed DStv Now
Ogilvy South Africa The Rape Page Rape Crisis Cape Town
Ogilvy South Africa THE HOOK APP KFC
Ogilvy South Africa The Fabric That United The Nation Castle Lager
Ogilvy South Africa ‘Bold, Brave and Strong’ – an icon’s revival Carling Black Label
Ogilvy South Africa The Rape Page Rape Crisis Cape Town
Ogilvy South Africa Winning in snacking 'Wherever. Whenever' KFC
Ogilvy South Africa Packed with Purpose Cadbury Dairy Milk
Ogilvy South Africa Don't Dread The Shed DStv Now
Ogilvy South Africa The Fabric That United The Nation Castle Lager
Ogilvy South Africa NXT LVL Cav Thy Self Vodacom
Ogilvy South Africa Sabbatical: A Launch With The Gift Of Time Volkswagen Touareg
Planit Media Rate My Plate Harvestime
TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg Blame No More Hype Magazine
Think Creative Africa Yalu Nothing To Hide Yalu Financial Services
TILT #IndulgeAllYourSenses with Kellogg’s Granola Kellogg's Granola
Wunderman Thompson BMW Anywhere BMW
Wunderman Thompson #BeTheLight Vodacom

Winners will be announced at the inaugural Effie Awards Gala on Thursday 14 October 2021.

The Effie Awards South Africa is organised by the ACA with Presenting Partner Sponsor Provantage Media Group, and Sponsors, Nedbank, Sanlam and Vodacom.

For more information visit the Effie Awards South Africa website at www.effieawards.co.za or visit www.acasa.co.za.

Follow @EffieSouthAfrica on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and @EffieAwardsSA on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest developments.

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About Effie®
Effie is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit whose purpose is to lead and evolve the forum for marketing effectiveness. Effie leads, inspires and champions the practice and practitioners of marketing effectiveness through education, awards, ever-evolving thought leadership initiatives and first-class insights into marketing strategies that produce results.  The organization recognizes the most effective brands, marketers and agencies, globally, regionally and locally through its 50+ award programs across the world and through its coveted effectiveness rankings, the Effie Index. Since 1968, Effie is known as global symbol of achievement, while serving as a resource to steer the future of marketing success.  For more details, visit effie.org.

About the ACA
The ACA is the official, representative body for the Communications and Advertising profession in South Africa, representing agencies in the profession (who at present contribute approximately 95% of South Africa’s measured ad spend) to government, media and the public. The ACA is a voluntary body formed by and for the industry, focused on and committed to self-regulation and to defending the highest standards of ethical practice.

For more about the ACA visit www.acasa.co.za or call the ACA on (010) 880 3399

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Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and Effie South Africa
Mathe Okaba – CEO ACA
(010) 880 3399

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