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The Jupiter Drawing Room makes history at annual Eagle Awards

27 October, 2009

JOHANNESBURG — The Eagle Awards, started in South Africa in 1998 by the Independent Newspaper Group to recognize creativity in print advertising, held its 14th ceremony on 27 October 2009.

The coveted Black Eagle was awarded for only the 6th time in the 14-year history of the competition. It went to The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg) for its “Famous Faces” campaign for the client CNA Stores. Terry Dale, CNA’s Marketing Manager, praised the campaign in particular for the way it “cuts through convention.”

In picking up the Black Eagle in 2009, The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) adds its 3rd Black Eagle trophy to the trophies cabinet. (The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) won for Design Indaba in 2005 and The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg) for Nike in 2001).

The Jupiter Drawing Room (Jhb) becomes the first individual agency office to win the Black Eagle on more than one occasion.

Each year, two respected international advertising practitioners judge the awards. This year’s judges were Tony Hardcastle and Richard Dennison from Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO in London.

Please view the campaign at the following address:  

Samantha van Vuuren, Communications Manager  
+27 11 233 8865

Michael McClelland, WPP Fellow  
+27 11 233 4332

Black Eagle Awards Results
To date the Black Eagle has only been awarded 6 times in the 14-year history of the Eagles.

2009 - The Jupiter Drawing Room (SA) - CNA
2008 - No Award
2007 - No Award
2006 - Network BBDO - Virgin Atlantic Airlines
2005 - The Jupiter Drawing Room (SA) - Design Indaba
2004 - No Award
2003 - No Award
2002 - TBWA Hunt Lascaris - Wonderbra
2001 - The Jupiter Drawing Room (SA) – Nike
2000 - No Award
1999 - Lowe Bull Calvert Pace – Independent Newspapers Women’s Day
1998 - No Award
1997 - No Award
1996 - No Award

About The Jupiter Drawing Room
The Jupiter Drawing Room & Partners is the brand holding company for Africa’s largest independent advertising agency group. The group employs 480 staff from offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The group specialises in world class integrated communication and its prestigious client list includes ABSA, Edcon, MTN, Sasol, Hyundai, Sanlam and Woolworths. Jupiter is currently ranked as the No 1 creative agency group in South Africa by the SA Creative Circle in its Creativity Table ranking and is the only agency from Africa to be ranked by US trade publication Advertising Age in the Top 5 Most Creative Agencies in the World.

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