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Loeries Judge

Adam Brandt
Group ECD
Gorilla
Durban, South Africa

Adam being in Advertising before the days of web, means he still puts huge emphasis on ideas first. From Art Director to Creative Director and now Group Executive Creative Director at Gorilla, Adam’s past roles include ECD at Gloo and Ogilvy JHB he has buckets of experience and strives to evangelise creativity in this ever changing landscape with an instinctive marketing vision and Digital appetite.

His Having an edge, being brave yet strategic is something he is well known for on many brands like MINI, Vodacom, FNB, Coca Cola, KFC, AXE and more. He has motivated and led creatives, copywriter, and developers in the studio and sold ideas and concepts in the boardroom.

Adams Digital experience spans 19 years, allowing him to work with some of the best creatives in the Industry. Described as a leader, talented folk have a way of sticking to him like glue. His energy and selfless nature is one that gains trust and embraces creativities, allowing for the best work to prevale. Collaboration is a key value and his mantra is “Agency: a bunch of people you believe in."

Adam has won various accolades at the Loeries "KFC SoundBite” Grand Prix, Bookmarks and Assegais Awards, more recently Cannes Lions and called upon to Judge on respected industry bodies such as Wipped Cream (WPP) and DMMA/Creative Circle. He looks forward to whats next.

Annette de Klerk
Senior Copywriter
Net#Work BBDO
Johannesburg, South Africa

Annette’s career should have started when she received her degree in Information Design, but she realised she liked words more than pictures and applied to do Copywriting at AAA. They accepted and she did it. She started working at Grey Johannesburg in 2008, then went to Joe Public and is now employed at Net#work BBDO as senior copywriter.

She’s won local and international awards and made some work she’s proud to show her parents (and some she isn’t).

Between the advertising life, she really likes taking long scrolls on her phone, looking at pictures of cute animals, wandering around in the wilderness and alliteration.

Ewurafua Addo - Atuah
Country Marketing Head
AB - Inbev
Ghana

Ewurafua is currently the Country Marketing Head at Accra Brewery Limited, AB InBev’s Ghana business and manufacturers of Ghana’s number one selling beer, CLUB Lager which celebrated its 85th anniversary last year. She’s held a number of roles in Accra Brewery since joining in 2013 and has worked in the legal and customer service fields in Ghana and the UK. She loves shopping for contemporary Ghanaian fashion and is quick to accept an invitation to travel both in Ghana and abroad. 

Loeries Judge

Hylton Warburton
Group Head Design
Disturbance

Durban, South Africa

 

Kevin Parry
Creative Director
The Hardy Boys
Durban, South Africa

Been there, done that, folded the t-shirts. That’s exactly what Kev did while finishing up his studies … second time round. He’s a fighter – which gave him the edge, and got him noticed. At TBWA he quickly climbed the ranks to Senior Designer and Art Director working on some of their biggest brands. Driven by his fighting spirit, he turned “pro” – opening his own boutique design and illustration hub that “won a few awards”. Next, a partnership with a digital agency and the opportunity to immerse himself in a new, virtual challenge. Now – The Hardy Boys, again working on the agency’s biggest brands. He’s a 2 x Cannes Lion shortlister, has won three Loerie awards and a Gold packaging award. Creds that pack a punch.

 

Mary Murray
Senior Designer
FCB Durban
Durban, South Africa

In Mary’s final year of studying graphic design at the Durban Technikon in 2002, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris awarded ‘The Most Original Campaign’ for a Brylcreem brief. In the same year her campaign for Splashy Fen won the whole third-year class tickets to the music festival. In 2003 she moved to Cape Town where she lived for 10 years and won 3 bronze Loeries - 2 while at Gloo and 1 while at The Jupiter Drawing Room. She designed in London for 2 years. After returning to her roots in KZN just shy of 2 years ago, she’s a senior designer at FCB Durban.

Mbeu Kambuwa
Senior Copywriter
FCB 
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mbeu Kambuwa, fondly known as ‘Snooze’, started his journey 7 years ago after graduating from Vega Durban. In that time he crafted his skills at some of SA’s top agencies, including Ogilvy JHB, TBWA Hunt Lascaris and FCB Johannesburg where he currently works. He loves what he does and this love has been reciprocated in the form of various awards such 1 Gold Loerie, 1 Silver Loerie, 3 Bronze Loeries, 1 Gold Pencil (One Show), 1 Bronze Lion (Cannes) and a Silver Pendoring. When he’s not advertising he’s doing comedy, where he’s made a name for himself by writing for various comedy sitcoms and by performing on some of SA’s biggest stages. He was nominated at the Savana’s Comic Choice Award for best Newcomer 2015 and 2016, as well as won Comedy Central’s Grab the Mic in 2015.

 

Ntando Msibi
Copywriter
The Odd Number
Johannesburg, South Africa

I’m Ntando Msibi, an award-winning copywriter at The Odd Number - where I learnt two important lessons.

Lesson number 1: Ideas can come from anywhere. Yes, even from Ous’ Mavis the cleaner or Bra Joe, the security guard.

Lesson number 2: Wearing glasses doesn’t only make one look smart. It can also get you lot of girls. It works. I can testify.

I don’t only believe in God, I also believe in good ideas, Man United and Kaizer Chiefs. Khosi 4 Life!

With almost 7 years experience as a copywriter, I have worked at the following agencies: Lowe Bull, Grey Advertising, Blue Print Advertising, Thackwell & Whittaker and Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg.

When I’m not writing adverts AKA alverts, I’m taking selfies (lots of them) and recording Instagram stories.

Ntokozo Tshabalala
Copywriter
TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris
Johannesburg, South Africa

With over 7 years experience, Ntokozo Tshabalala started his career at FCB Joburg. After his short stint there, he moved to MetropolitanRepublic where, during his four-year stay, raked in a couple of Loerie statues, two that happen to be gold. He also got shortlisted at Cannes for best PR work on the African continent. A campaign that got him in trouble with the South African government for mocking the president, it was a campaign that appeared on front-page newspapers and prime time news. He currently plies his trade at TBWA Hunt/Lascaris, where he recently picked up a bronze at One Show and a Loerie for the new voice radio category.

Loeries Judge

Ryan Liedeman
Art Director
Net#Work BBDO
Johannesburg, South Africa

Ryan is an Art Director and a multidisciplinary Designer. Over and above, he’s a full-time student of human behaviour and an artist at heart. Advertising is his 9 to 5 (or so the contract stipulates) and Net#work BBDO is where he calls home. Having spent close to 9 years in the industry, Ryan has earned himself over 35 local and international awards which is testament to him being a passionate exponent of idea driven advertising, turning big ideas into actionable and memorable work, which impacts the way people think, feel and behave.

Thabang Manyelo
Copywriter
FCB
Johannesburg, South Africa

Thabang “Tipidang” Manyelo is a multiawarded copywriter from FCB Africa. At such a young age, the plethora of awards he has won range from countless Loeries, Pendorings, Cannes Lions, a campaign D&AD Pencil, and South Africa’s first One Show Best Of Show in the Radio Discipline. He is driven by ideas that change the landscape of the industry and will be looking for work that lives true to this sentiment on the Loeries judging panel this year.

 

Jabulani Sigege
Creative Director

M&C Saatchi Abel
Cape Town, South Africa

Currently a Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Abel in Cape Town, Jabulani has previously worked at King James and 140 BBDO. A copywriter by trade, he’s won awards at local and international shows, including Cannes, One Show, Loeries, Pendoring, Assegai and Eagle Awards.    

Outside of work, he’s a bibliophile, kwaito fanatic, hip hop head, a movie & TV series junkie, and occasional runner. You’ll also catch him watching cartoons with his son and people watching (not in a creepy way).