Alistair Mokoena, Ogilvy South Africa CEO, says, "I am especially delighted for Mariana. She has been a creative powerhouse and is a wonderful person to work with. She has delivered a raft of great campaigns, which have lifted everyone in the agency."

Ogilvy Johannesburg MD Elouise Kelly says, "The Agency of the Year Award vindicated the positive disruption we put ourselves through, along with our drive to create a future-fit agency."

"This has allowed us to deliver work for major brands across the full suite of disciplines, including data-driven marketing, content creation, mobile-first interface design, influencer marketing, activations and earned media strategies," adds Kelly.

During 2018, Ogilvy retained its position at the top of the creative leaderboards at the Loeries, APEX, Bookmarks and the Creative Circle, winning significant awards for Huggies, KFC, DSTV, Vodacom, MTV and Cadbury.

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