Gleaming The Cube

In support of CANSA’s 8th Shavathon, Ogilvy Cape Town got in on the action and brought our own special creative flavour to the day. Setting an example and promoting the event, a few employees volunteered to be sheared ahead of time and gave give up their locks for the creation of promotional posters and a unique, hand-crafted hair font that went viral in minutes.

Luckily, some guys are not too precious about their hair, so when they were asked to cut it off in order to help create promotional posters for the Ogilvy Shavathon, they were more than happy to do so. Each volunteer was featured in his own poster and his collected hair was painstakingly positioned and used as the font.

Video footage and the completed posters found their way online and this resulted in Ogilvy Shavathon becoming a trending topic on Twitter in Cape Town as well as coverage in several blogs and online magazines including GQ.





More importantly, however, the main event, held at our beloved Buzz, was a success and several thousands of rands were raised in support of the CANSA foundation.

Thanks to all those involved for a fantastic initiative.

To find out more about the Cansa Association please visit:

International Inspiration

Good, better, best. Never let it rest, till your good is better, and your better best. We’re always pushing to do better at Ogilvy Cape Town and draw inspiration from global talent. This month Work We Wish We Had Done includes the heart warming Darth Vader ad for Volkswagen Passat, the tongue-in-cheek cereal ad by Ogilvy New York and the off-the-wall Skittles ad.


“Darth Vader” Volkswagen Passat 2012 advert – Deutsch Inc. Los Angeles.


“Putting the NO in Innovation” Shredded Wheat – Ogilvy NY


Skittles “Fly” Commercial – TBWA\Chiat\Day – New York


Today is the day!

We’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time…

It’s almost time to let your hair down and celebrate making it through 2015 with your sanity intact (well…)

A few reminders about the soirée this evening:

  1. Collect your wristbands from Fiona today. No wristband, no entry.
  2. You can leave the agency at 14:00 today to get yourself ready for the party (as long as you have all your sh*t done)
  3. The party starts at 17:30 sharp at Buena Vista Social Café (12 Upper Portswood Road, Greenpoint), thereafter we will be moving on to Casablanca
  4. You can arrive to work tomorrow at 10am



What to expect:

-People doing the jitterbug

-People crying because they made it


-Music from the future!

-People saying “If you steal my hat one more time I will be serving you a knuckle sandwich, you knucklehead :)”


-A lot of wise guys

See you later for a boogy!