South African ad man on international agenda

17 March, 2010


JOHANNESBURG — The Jupiter Drawing Room’s Graham Warsop will be travelling to The Dominican Republic in late March to judge America’s prestigious One Show Awards. It will be his second time on the jury (In 2001 he had the distinction of becoming the first SA creative director to sit on a One Show panel). This year’s jury has only three judges from outside the Americas and Europe (the other two are from Canada and China).

Having accepted the invitation to judge the One Show, Warsop then received an invitation to be a Jury Chairman, for a second time, at America’s other top award’s show, the Clios.

Because the dates overlap, he was forced to decline this latter invitation.

Warsop said, “It’s obviously a great honour both personally and as an ambassador for The Jupiter Drawing Room and the local industry. When judging overseas I inevitably bore people senseless telling them about our achievements as a country with such a tiny percentage of world ad spend. Obviously, as I last judged nine years ago, they have forgotten that fact”.

The One Show and Clios are the only US shows endorsed by the SA Creative Circle.


Contacts
Samantha van Vuuren, Communications Manager
svanvuur@jupiter.co.za  
+27 11 233 8865

Michael McClelland, WPP Fellow
mmcclelland@jupiter.co.za  
+27 11 233 8881

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.

About Graham Warsop
Graham Warsop is the Founder and Chairman of The Jupiter Drawing Room (SA) & Partners. In addition to founding South Africa’s number 1 creative agency group (Creative Circle Points Table 2009), his awards include 23 Cannes Lions (9 Gold), One Show Pencils, Clios Statues, LIAA Statues, and recognition at D&AD. At the LIAA 20th Anniversary retrospective, he was recognized as the most awarded creative director in the history of the festival. He lives in Cape Town with his family.

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