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Nando’s serves up red-hot social commentary

Nando’s, the proudly South African restaurant chain famous for its original flame-grilled peri-peri chicken, has lit a fire with its latest cheeky and controversial TV advertisement viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube in less than four days.

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So what was really new at Cannes in 2014?

Human truths don’t change, but everything else has. Josie Fisher, MD of MetropolitanRepublic Cape Town, reflects on Cannes 2014.

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MetropolitanRepublic, MTN Uganda win at Digital Impact Awards Africa

MetropolitanRepublic and mobile telecommunications provider MTN Uganda took several awards at the inaugural Digital Impact Awards Africa, held in Kampala, Uganda, on Thursday August 21 2014.

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MetropolitanRepublic wins IAB account

MetropolitanRepublic will soon find itself working at the heart of South Africa’s digital publishing, marketing and advertising industry after winning the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa account.

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MetropolitanRepublic bolsters its creative force

MetropolitanRepublic is once again welcoming new citizens to the agency: this time, it’s hotshot creative duo Tim Beckerling and Sean Harrison, who join as creative directors.

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MTN ‘Duck Egg’ ad wins Orchid

“Duck Egg”, the new MTN Africa brand commercial made by MetropolitanRepublic, was awarded an Orchid in the June 6 2014 edition of the Saturday Star newspaper.

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MetropolitanRepublic: One republic. Five countries. And Cape Town

MetropolitanRepublic operates as one agency across many regions. As an owner-managed business that established its first office in Johannesburg, the group is nimble and responsive. MetropolitanRepublic goes where its clients need it to go, which took it to Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and Swaziland even before it opened its Cape Town office in April 2013.

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Gareth Lessing adds creative clout to MetropolitanRepublic

It’s full steam ahead at MetropolitanRepublic, says founder and partner Paul Warner, and joining the integrated creative advertising agency to help stoke the coals is Gareth Lessing, in the position of executive creative director.

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MetropolitanRepublic charms with MTN ‘Duck Egg’ ad

Old-school advertising and storytelling meet modern technology in “Duck Egg”, the new MTN Africa brand commercial made by integrated creative advertising agency MetropolitanRepublic.

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FNB celebrates 20 years of freedom by going back to the very beginning

27 April, 1994. The date of South Africa’s first democratic election, and unofficially, the country’s first day of true freedom. It was a day that nobody took for granted. But 20 years later, can we say the same thing? Or is tomorrow just another day to many of us? FNB wanted to help all of […]