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Loeries 2019: Nando's fires up the Design category
Loeries 2019: Nando's fires up the Design categoryArticle

Nando's joins the Loeries to celebrate design...

Issued by Loeries 17 May 2019

Creative Circle monthly award winners announced for June, July, August
Creative Circle monthly award winners announced for June, July, AugustArticle

The Creative Circle, which promotes creativity in advertising and brand communication, met at Black River FC in Rosebank, Johannesburg to judge South Africa's best advertising for the months of June, July and August 2017...

Issued by Loeries 3 Oct 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!Article

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Communication Design category...

14 Aug 2017

Couldn’t do it without my peeps!
#BehindtheLoeries with... Gaby de AbreuArticle

You know him as ECD of Switch and from Brand Council South Africa (BCSA), but Gaby de Abreu is also a member of the Loeries Committee...

Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2016

Xolisa Dyeshana announced as Creative Circle chairperson 2016/17
Xolisa Dyeshana announced as Creative Circle chairperson 2016/17Article

Xolisa Dyeshana from Joe Public has been appointed as the chairperson of Creative Circle for the 2016/17 period...

14 Dec 2015

The Loeries Integrated Campaign judges announced
The Loeries Integrated Campaign judges announcedArticle

A panel of 11 judges will assess the Loeries Effective Integrated Campaign categories...

31 Jul 2015

The Loeries Communication Design judging panel has been announced!
The Loeries Communication Design judging panel has been announced!Article

Ji Lee, Creative Director of Facebook Creative Shop in New York, heads up the jury as chairman, with the rest of the panel comprising nine big local names...

3 Jul 2015

[Trends 2015] TREND: Brand personalisation
[Trends 2015] TREND: Brand personalisationArticle

CreativeBloq.com calls it 'human era' branding, this time when the focus is all on the individual and their patterns and brands discover their 'human' side out of need...

13 Jan 2015

Changes at the Creative Circle in 2015...
Changes at the Creative Circle in 2015...Article

Local advertising creativity is curated by the Creative Circle. But there are a few changes coming the Creative Circle's way in 2015...

29 Dec 2014

Mathias Rosenthal via
[Trends 2015] The rise of 'me'Article

In brand communication, 'knowing your target market' will cease to be about drawing an average every-man in outline, but will rather be about speaking to every individual customer who comes into contact with your products...

Gaby de Abreu 22 Dec 2014

New brand identity to be revealed at Exclusive Books' Rosebank opening
New brand identity to be revealed at Exclusive Books' Rosebank openingArticle

A consortium led by Global Capital, in partnership with Benjamin Trisk, Mark Barnes and Simon Sussman, has acquired Exclusive Books and the brand's new identity, designed by Switch, will be on display...

18 Aug 2014

Communication Design Panel selected for Loeries
Communication Design Panel selected for LoeriesArticle

The members of the Communication Design Panel for the Loeries have been selected. They are led by international jury chair, Jason Little, creative director of Sydney-based agency Re.

11 Jun 2013

Joe Public named Financial Mail AdFocus Agency of the YearArticle

Joe Public has been recognised as Financial Mail AdFocus's Advertising Agency of the Year for 2012.

Issued by Joe Public United 29 Nov 2012

Antalis Art of Design 2012 winners
Antalis Art of Design 2012 winnersArticle

The 13th Antalis Art of Design, launched in June 2011, received 474 entrants across the seven commercial categories and 89 in the student category. The winners were announced earlier this month at an event in Johannesburg.

14 Sep 2012

Time running out for AdFocus Awards
Time running out for AdFocus AwardsArticle

Agencies have two weeks left to submit their entries for the 2012 AdFocus Awards. The deadline is Friday 31 August.

20 Aug 2012

Creative Circle results for November, December 2011
Creative Circle results for November, December 2011Article

If you've been wondering about the Creative Circle Ads of the Month for November and December 2011, and who the new Creative Circle exco is, wonder no more. January Ad of the Month will be held on 23 February 2012 and the Ad of the Year Awards will be on 22 March.

6 Feb 2012

Switch revitalises Milky Lane look
Switch revitalises Milky Lane lookArticle

Following its acquisition early this year by Famous Brands, Milky Lane has produced a new corporate look for the summer season. Designed and executed by Switch, the identity was inspired by memories of happy childhood days, soft-serve and running after the neighbourhood ice-cream van.

8 Dec 2011

Icograda appoints new African rep
Icograda appoints new African repArticle

At the biennial general assembly of the International Council of Communication Design (Icograda), held in Taiwan last week, the council elected Switch ECD Gaby de Abreu as Africa's new representative on its executive board. He was nominated for this role in his capacity as representative of the Brand Design Council of South Africa, which has now been incorporated within the new Brand Council of SA (BCSA) .

8 Nov 2011

Loeries Integrated, TV & Radio Communication judges announced
Loeries Integrated, TV & Radio Communication judges announcedArticle

The Integrated Campaign and TV & Radio Communication judging panels have been selected for this year's Loerie Awards.

1 Jul 2011

Loeries Ubuntu Award & Communication design panels announced
Loeries Ubuntu Award & Communication design panels announcedArticle

For the 33rd Annual Loerie Awards, the Ubuntu Award and Communication Design panels have been announced.

23 Jun 2011

Loerie design judge announced
Loerie design judge announcedArticle

Garrick Hamm, creative partner at the London design consultancy, Williams Murray Hamm (WMH), will be the Communication Design jury chairman at the Loeries judging, which takes place from 5-13 July 2011. He will give a talk at the Judges Seminar on 5 July 2011 for industry professionals, students and media.

4 May 2011

Loeries announces Integrated Campaign, Ubuntu panels
Loeries announces Integrated Campaign, Ubuntu panelsArticle

The Loerie Awards has announce the Integrated Campaign and Ubuntu Award judging panels for the 2010 awards. The Loeries judging will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa between 17-25 August 2010 at Vega, the Brand Communication School.

28 Jul 2010

Four more Loeries judging panels announced
Four more Loeries judging panels announcedArticle

The Loerie Awards has announced the Advertising and the New Voice judging panels as well as the Communication Design and Student panels for the 2010 event. Judging will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 17-25 August 2010 at Vega, the Brand Communication School.

30 Jun 2010

Loeries Communication Design chair appointed
Loeries Communication Design chair appointedArticle

“Greg Quinton's creative wisdom, years of design and judging experience on numerous global juries, and Black D&AD Pencil says it all. We are very privileged to have someone of Greg's calibre on board,” says Gaby de Abreu, founding member of both Switch Design Group and the Brand Design Council, commenting of the confirmation of Quinton as jury chairman of the communication design judging panel for The 2010 Loerie Awards.

10 May 2010

Brett Morris to chair the Creative Circle
Brett Morris to chair the Creative CircleArticle

Highly respected creative talent and Draftfcb South Africa's Chief Creative Officer, Brett Morris, has been recognised by his peers for his creative and leadership flair as they have elected him chairman of the Creative Circle, the industry's body for creative representation.

Issued by FCB Africa 14 Dec 2009

SA should be creative design hubArticle

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum, ‘Is South African Design Ready for the Future Economy', featured Ravi Naidoo, founder and MD of Interactive Africa, a media and marketing firm, Nathan Reddy, CEO of Grid Worldwide Branding and Design, and Gaby de Abreu, group creative director and co-founder of the Switch Design Group, a brand consultancy.

29 Oct 2009

Think becomes Brand Design Council
Think becomes Brand Design CouncilArticle

The Brand Design Council is the new name and brand for Think, after nine years. The original identity was designed by Nathan Reddy. The new name is designed to move the identity towards a clearer statement of what it represents.

22 Oct 2009

Lisbon welcomes Design Indaba
Lisbon welcomes Design IndabaArticle

LISBON, PORTUGAL: Design Indaba is presenting a creative case study of South Africa in both exhibition and debate format as guests of ExperimentaDesign Lisbon in Portugal, 9 September - 8 November 2009. As part of the Open Talk debates, running 9-13 September, Design Indaba founder and host Ravi Naidoo will examine what the world can learn from SA's 14-year revolution; designers Gaby de Abreu (Switch), Nathan Reddy (Grid) and Nkhensani Nkosi (Stoned Cherrie) will join him on the panel.

9 Sep 2009

Loeries judging beginsArticle

Entries from around Africa and the Middle East have been submitted and The Loeries judging process is beginning - this year, for the first time, with discussion after the first round of judging, the organisers announced yesterday, Monday, 6 July 2009.

7 Jul 2009

Loeries announces communication design judging panelArticle

The Loerie Awards this week released the names of the communication design judging panel members for 2009.

4 Jun 2009

Another three South Africans to judge Cannes Lions
Another three South Africans to judge Cannes LionsArticle

Switch Design's Gaby de Abreu, Joe Public's Pepe Marais and FoxP2's Andrew Whitehouse are to sit as jurists for the Cannes Lions Design, Direct, and Outdoor juries respectively, it was announced late last week.

4 May 2009

SA industry leaders become Cannes Lions juristsArticle

Cinemark, the South African representative of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, announced the Cannes Lions 2009 Jury members from the South African region, yesterday.

24 Feb 2009

Loeries Communication Design judges releasedArticle

The Communication Design Judging Panel for the 2008 The Loerie Awards were announced yesterday, Wednesday, 21 May 2008, headed up by Vince Frost of Frost Design.

22 May 2008

2008/9 Creative Circle exco announcedArticle

Creative Circle chairman Rob McLennan has announced the members of his executive committee for the 2008/9 term. This committee comprises creative directors representing the Creative Circle's member agencies, as well as representatives from The Loerie Awards committee, Think and Café.

25 Feb 2008

So, you want to be a designer...
So, you want to be a designer...Article

Deciding what to do after you leave school is never easy. The career you choose to follow could be the start of an incredible life – where your dreams literally do come true. But how do you know you're making the right decision? How can you be sure what you want to study is the right thing for you? Gaby De Abreu, creative director: the Switch Group, shares his thoughts with would-be designers…

29 Jan 2008

Switch behind 2010 poster
Switch behind 2010 posterArticle

The FIFA World Cup official poster has a rich and diverse history, the first one designed in 1930 to promote ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup in Uruguay. Last week saw the launch of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa official poster, created by The Switch Group, which also designed the official logo.

27 Nov 2007

Contention around tenders – the debate continues
Contention around tenders – the debate continuesArticle

Requesting an agency to invest time and resources in a free pitch – with no guaranteed outcome – is indefensible, most would agree. But how different is it to invite an agency to participate in a tender? Industry opinion amongst South African graphic designers seems to hold that the distinction is minimal.

Lisa Witepski 5 Nov 2007

Doing one's bit – through designArticle

Design: not your traditional contribution to a non-profit organisation, yet one that can make all the difference in the world, according to Joanne McLaren, marketing and communications manager, Starfish Greathearts Foundation. The Foundation's pro-bono design partner? The Switch Group.

12 Sep 2007

Making ‘small' successful through brandingArticle

How not to plateau as a “SME” and become larger than just “medium”? Embrace the concept of brand building from the outset. In this way you'll move beyond mere survival, and create your own brand and consequently loyal clients, thereby establishing a firm foundation from which to reach great heights.

Gaby de Abreu 27 Aug 2007

First African judge for LogoLoungeArticle

Gaby de Abreu, group creative director of Switch Group, has been selected as a judge for the LogoLounge Book 4, the next in the bestselling series of design books from LogoLounge.com. De Abreu is the first judge from the African continent to receive such a request.

11 May 2007

David Blyth new chair of thinkArticle

At the South African Graphic Design Council (think)'s April 2007 AGM, nine board members were voted in and newcomer David Blyth, MD of Enterprise IG, was elected chairperson, while Glenda Venn (It’s a Go!), who has served on the think board for two terms, was voted in as vice chairperson.

7 May 2007

Judgement day: what the judges saidArticle

The Loerie Awards judges this year included four international judges: Jonathan Harries, EVP, WW creative director and chairman/CEO, Foote Cone & Beelding (advertising jury chair); Emmy van Gool, creative director, QuA Associates, Amsterdam (design jury chair); Duncan Gray, creative director, Proximity#ttp London (experiential jury chair); and remote judge, Nicke Bergström, creative director, Farfar, Stockholm, Sweden (experiential specialist panel: direct & promotional digital). Judging took place 14 - 18 August 2006 at the SABC in Auckland Park.

7 Sep 2006

Loerie judges announcedArticle

The Loerie Awards judges have been announced and include four international judges: Jonathan Harries, EVP, WW creative director and chairman/CEO, Foote Cone & Beelding (advertising jury chair); Emmy van Gool, creative director, QuA Associates, Amsterdam (design jury chair); Duncan Gray, creative director, Proximity#ttp London (experiential jury chair); and remote judge, Nicke Bergström, creative director, Farfar, Stockholm, Sweden (experiential specialist panel: direct & promotional digital. Judging will take place from 14 - 18 August 2006 at the SABC in Auckland Park.

17 Jul 2006

Terry Levin
Brand the Beloved CountryArticle

What would you do if you had the opportunity to do an image makeover of your country? Respected idea people, Thebe Ikalafeng from TwoTone, Gary Harwood of HKLM and Gaby de Abreu of Switch, were invited to measure their branding and design skills - in the hardest brief ever: 'Brand the Beloved Country', in front of the toughest audience anywhere at Design Indaba 9.

Terry Levin 23 Feb 2006

Thinking ahead - the future of graphic designArticle

The rising stars of graphic design were honoured at an awards ceremony organised by 'think', The South African Graphic Design Council. The Sappi 'thinkahead' awards, now in their fourth year, honours final-year students from all around the country who submit outstanding pieces of design and promising portfolios.

4 Dec 2005

Loerie judging incorporated new rules this yearArticle

This year The Loerie Awards had two international judges and a number of changes to the judging and entry process this year to ensure impartiality. All entries were labelled anonymously - no agency names visible - and there was a ballot system for voting, instead of the traditional show of hands.

11 Oct 2005

Think is thinking aheadArticle

The South African Graphic Design Council, think, is calling for entries into the fourth annual thinkahead awards, which offers graduating students an opportunity to present their work to top names in the graphic design industry.

6 Sep 2005

Loeries judging panels announcedArticle

The Loerie Awards 2005 has announced the judging panels for the design and direct categories.

29 Aug 2005

Deal makes Switch first SA-owned BEE design companyArticle

In a black economic empowerment (BEE) deal that sees S'bu Manqele becoming a 26% shareholder and an executive director, Switch Design Group has become the first, wholly-South African-owned, BEE corporate branding and design group.

7 Oct 2004

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