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Joe Public, the most admired Agency

Cornerstone owner, Margareth Gustavo, a well-known local Public Relations professional is proud of their South African partner, Joe Public which received accolades in recent polls.
She said they needed to celebrate and make it known here in Namibia that Cornerstone is proud to be associated with such a well renowned organisation. “we felt it appropriate to share Joe Public’s milestone with you our clients, stakeholders, suppliers and friends. Join us as we celebrate our partners. Their achievement is our achievement!” said Gustavo
Every year since 2012, MarkLives, one of South Africa’s leading online advertising and marketing publications, has been polling South Africa’s top agency leaders to find out what they think of their competitors, who they see as great leaders and creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from. Last week, Joe Public United was voted “The Most Admired Advertising Agency in South Africa” for 2015. This award is based on peer recognition.
Herman Manson of MarkLives revealed the agencies most-admired by their peers in South Africa during 2015. The results were as follows:
Johannesburg: The most-admired ad agency in Jozi,was Joe Public United, with the runner-up being FCB Africa. Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg was named a contender.
Cape Town: Here the vote went to King James Group (Cape Town), with Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town the runner-up and FoxP2 contending.
The most-admired ad agency in South Africa
Joe Public United offices
Joe Public United
Joe Public United beat Cape Town’s principal hope this year for the accolade, King James Group, by a narrow margin. It’s also broken O&M Cape Town’s three-year winning streak since the poll began to grab top spot.
Joe Public United Africa logoNew business gained in 2015 included De Beers, John Hopkins, Population Services International, Unilever and Iliadin. Its current client list includes Nedbank, Jet, Clover, Steers and Mercedes-Benz Commercial. Full time staff stands at 163. Revenue (not billings) stands at between R100–R150m.
Earlier this week Gareth Leck, Joe Public Group CEO, was named a runner-up in the category of most-admired agency boss in SA.

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