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APEX awards 2018 jury announced

, 22-05-2018

As has been the case with the annual APEX awards in the past, the 2018 edition once more boasts with a highly regarded adjudication panel.

The panel consists of captains of industry from a variety of disciplines, all of whom together will be combing through entries to find the ‘work that works’.  Drawn from strategy, digital, creative, research, media, marketing as well as agency heads, the list of judges is a veritable who’s who of the industry.

For more than two decades, the APEX awards have honoured highly effective communications campaigns in South Africa and the jury will be screening entries for campaigns that rose above the clutter, had extensive reach and communicated via mediums that delivered on campaign objectives. The rigorous adjudication process spans three rounds during which submissions are judged against specific criteria including rigour, degree of difficulty, clarity of evidence, compelling case, and insight.

“The tangible results attained by the campaigns entered into the annual APEX awards are the pinnacle of proof in relation to the profession’s contribution to business success. Winning an APEX adds and reinforces credence in what we deliver as an industry and reaffirms our contribution within the context of the broader economy,” says Odette van der Haar, CEO of the Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA) which hosts the annual APEX awards.

An APEX award is a definitive manifestation of great ideas meeting great results. At the same time, it is an essential business tool that affixes value to credentials for agencies, marketers and leading brands. The awards programme recognises the work that provided creative solution to business problems, celebrating campaigns that demonstrated effectiveness in creativity. Those that extended beyond mere pictures and words, but rather showed strategic and creative intellect. These are the campaigns that add value to the currency of the industry.

Concludes van der Haar: “Winning an APEX is a proverbial feather in cap not only for the agency, but also for the brand as it brings to the fore the contribution demonstrated by the campaign in terms of the company’s bottom line. APEX is about partnerships and collaboration between agencies and their clients in the pursuit of a common objective. To deliver efficacy in marketing and communications with respect to business success.”

The 2018 APEX awards is proudly hosted by the ACA with Key Partner Provantage Media Group and sponsors Kantar Millward Brown.

The 2018 APEX awards jury members are as follows:




Ana Carrapichano

Founder and Group CEO


Andrew Shuttleworth

Executive Managing Director

House of Brave Group

Andy Rice



Daniel Naidoo


Gendel Interactive

Fran Luckin

Chief Creative Officer

Grey Africa

Gareth Leck

Group CEO

Joe Public United

Ivan Moroke


KantarTNS / Co-Currency

Jerry Anthonyrajah

Head of Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development


Julian Ribeiro

Head of Marketing, Communications & Sales

Stadio Holdings

Kabelo Lehlongwane

Deputy Director of Strategy


Katlego Moutlana

Head of Strategy

Mortimer Harvey

Mick Blore

Chief Creative Officer


Mike Jones

Marketing Manager

MultiChoice DStv Premium

Mogorosi Mashilo

Founder and Director


Natalie Botha

Creative Development Director

Kantar Millward Brown

Neil Higgs

Independent Consultant

ex TNS Global

Odette van der Haar



Priniven Pillay

Independent Strategist


Refilwe Maluleke



Robert Grace

Founding Partner & Head of Strategy

M&C Saatchi Group

Roxy Maqache

Founder and CEO 

Desert Arabia Investments

Sbu Sitole

Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director

The Odd Number

Terri-Leigh Cassel


Shift Joe Public

Veli Ngubane

Founding Partner and CEO


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About the APEX awards

The annual APEX Awards is hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) which is the recognised industry body of the advertising and communications sector of South Africa. APEX recognises and celebrates communications campaigns’ performance excellence by contributing tangibly client’s business and bottom line. Winning an APEX places a real seal on a client and agency team’s achievement because it demonstrates the contribution made by the team through its collaboration and work.  Entry into the prestigious APEX Awards is exclusive to agencies that are members the ACA and their clients.

For more information about the APEX awards visit or call the ACA on

(011) 781 2772/3.


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