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FCB Africa Notches Up Three Ads on Millward Brown Top 10 List

Press Release - Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 July 2016

Johannesburg, July 25, 2016 — FCB Africa has confirmed its ability to consistently create advertising that connects and resonates with the South African consumer with its recent performance on the Millward Brown list of 2015’s Most Liked TV Ads.

The agency’s work during 2015 saw TV commercials for three different clients – Coca-Cola SA, Toyota SA and KOO – each earn a spot in the Top 10 list, compiled using Millward Brown’s proprietary research tool, AdTrack.

In fifth position was “Share A Feeling, Share A Coke,” in seventh was “Make your Mark” for Toyota Aygo, the only vehicle category to feature this year, and taking up the eighth spot was “Beating the Best” for KOO.

According to Millward Brown, this performance brings FCB Africa’s total Top 10 positions on the last 10 lists to a phenomenal 25, making it one of the country’s most consistently creative and effective agencies.

In 2010, Millward Brown announced the Best Consumer Liked Advert for the Past 25 Years and the Best Consumer Liked Advert of the Past Decade. Both of these went to FCB – the former for Sasol Super 100 “Glug Glug” created in 1991 and the latter for Klipdrift “Met Eish” created in 2005.

FCB Africa Chief Creative Officer and Group CEO Brett Morris is understandably very proud of the agency’s performance on the 2015 list, as well as its consistency.

“Performances like these show that FCB has the depth and breadth,” Morris said, “the skills and the flair to deliver memorable creative across many categories and for different clients. Well done to everyone involved. It’s great to see your hard work recognized by the most important people to see them – the consumer!”

FCB Joburg Managing Director Thabang Skwambane, whose teams were responsible for all three of FCB’s Top 10 ads this year, added that it was interesting to note that Toyota SA was the only automotive brand to be featured in the Top 10, while Coca-Cola and KOO were two of three FMCG brands. The other brands featured in the Top 10 were in the telecoms and casual dining/fast food categories, he said.