Boomtown in the News

PE’s creatives to experience the best of Design Indaba

The Design Indaba simulcast for Port Elizabeth’s creatives will be brought to the city by Boomtown for a second time. The simulcast conference will be powered by AXXESS INTERNET to a venue at the Ford Little Theatre in Central Port Elizabeth from Wednesday 26 February to Friday 28 February 2014. A collaborative effort to bring the […]

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Design Indaba Simul Cast

Boomtown boosts its senior team

National branding agency, Boomtown, welcome Buuya Simonde , as a senior strategist in its JHB office. With over 15 years experience, Buuya is an advocate for strategic and analytical thought.   As a ‘Triple A’ graduate, Buuya holds Higher Diplomas in Brand & Media Management.   Buuya has experience in brand strategy formulation, strategic planning, workshop facilitation, […]

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Loeries come to roost at Boomtown

Flying direct from Cape Town, two bronze Loeries will soon be roosting at Boomtown as it scooped two prestigious birds at the 34th Annual Loerie Awards for its work with Africa Health Placements and Art for Change. Boomtown’s logo design for Art for Change was the only Loerie awarded in the logo category this year. Andrew […]

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From L to R: Andrew MacKenzie, Tim Jones, Jedd McNeilage and Gary Welsh

Reinventing Advertising

So our industry has finally reached the point of uncovering some of the gross misrepresentation that happens at creative award ceremonies. Andrew Human recently had the difficulty of walking his team through this challenge, and has had to show strong leadership in the process. Recently a top airline CEO wrote that the ‘advertising industry has reduced […]

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Closing the talent gap

With a gulf between university and the workplace, it’s the vision of private enterprises to lead the development of tomorrow’s talent. To play its role, Boomtown has launched Bayeza. A scheme to bring on-board four graduates for one year and expose them to working life, and make them attractive to future employers once the contract is up.

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Rebrand100 celebrates birth of the Adventure Province

The repositioning of the Eastern Cape as Adventure Province by Boomtown has been recognised globally as one of the most significant rebrand exercises of a destination by REBRAND 100. Once a year, a fresh panel of international business, marketing and design executives is selected to jury the competition, with the goal of showcasing globally the most […]

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Boomtown: closing the talent gap

In 2012, it was reported that 600,000 graduates in South Africa were unable to find employment, and unable to put into practice what they had learnt. With the gulf between university and the workplace not helping students, it’s the vision of private enterprises which must lead the development of tomorrow’s talent.  “South Africa has an abundance […]

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Africa Health Placements: global accolades

Though it has 20% of the world’s population, sub-Saharan Africa has only 2% of the world’s physicians.  And Africa Health Placements (AHP) has been on a mission to draw enthusiastic graduate doctors from the US and Europe to get involved, improve medical care and gain invaluable experience across Africa.  To stand out from the crowd and […]

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AHP Clio Team

Boomtown expands its force

Boomtown has recently expanded its workforce with three talented individuals who will form part of the agency’s dynamic team. With its recent account wins it became the ideal opportunity to expand and grow the team. Zintle Botha joins our team of media specialists as a Media Planner and Strategist. Previous experience was gained at Media24, The […]

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The new appointments include: (from left to right): ZIntle Botha, Lwando Marambana and Lauren McNish.

Boomtown celebrates 3 awards, across 3 continents in 10 days

After Boomtown’s success of winning a 2012 CLIO Award in New York earlier this month, as well as an Assegai, it was announced that they are adding an Epica Award to their existing trophy cabinet for the Always On Direct Marketing campaign implemented for global power generation service provider, Aggreko. The Epica awards were created in […]

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EPICA International Creative Awards