It takes the bravest and the boldest to put forward their work to be judged and appraised. To everyone who submitted entries, thank you for trusting us with your work. We honour your courage and creativity.

The greatest work can be found at the confluence of art and strategy, a careful balancing act that results in ideas that shine and businesses that grow.  But how to choose what is best?

To our judges thank you for the long hours and the heated debate that has brought us to this point where we find ourselves staring at a very special shortlist of finalists.

We would like to congratulate all the marketers, their brands and their partner agencies who have been shortlisted to win a 2019 MAA award you have set the bar exceptionally high.

These awards recognise and reward successful marketing initiatives and highlight world-class campaigns that display vigour, insight, authenticity and innovation in their strategies. Only the greatest minds, the truest ideas and the boldest approaches will walk away as winners on the night.

Good luck to you all.

If you haven’t already, bookings are open to attend the summit and award ceremony on 26 – 27 June at Sun City:

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards.

Brand and campaignAgency Partner
AB InBev for Castle Lager #SmashTheLabelOgilvy SA
AB InBev for Carling Black Label #NoExcuses Soccer Song For ChangeOgilvy SA
Agrinet for Beyond Agriculture
Anglo American for Makarapa CityOgilvy SA
Audi for Audi ProteasLevergy
Aurecon for Aurecon Visual Contracts
AVBOB for The AVBOB Poetry ProjectBRAND et al
Cadbury for Remarkable RegiftOgilvy SA
Edcon for JET, MannyJoe Public
FNB for It Takes a Bank that Does More to Help your FamilyBrandTruth
FNB for Springboks from Grassroots to GreatnessBrandTruth
Innovative Solutions Group for Innovative Staffing SolutionsPR Worx
Investec for The Art of InvestecOgilvy SA
Kimberly-Clark South Africa for Huggies – The World’s Most Innovative Product DemoOgilvy SA
MARS for Royco – Let’s Eat with SiphokaziMediaCom
MINI for Creative ClubJohn Brown Media South Africa
Nando’s for #rightmynameM&C Saatchi Abel
Nando’s for PERi-FarmsSunshinegun
Nando’s for 30th Birthday BashSunshinegun
Nando’s for Grillers’ ChallengeSunshinegun
New Balance for New Balance ProteasLevergy
P&G for Ariel, making the impossible, possible.MediaCom
P&G for Gillette Venus #MovesLikeNoOtherMediaCom
Pernod Ricard for Sun Met presented by G.H. MummPlaymakers
Pick n Pay for Fresh ContentJohn Brown Media South Africa
Pick n Pay for Glass Act SeriesJohn Brown Media South Africa
Road Accident Fund #AlwaysRememberFlow Communications
Sasol for #LimitlessLevergy
Suzuki Motor Corporation for Suzuki InboundPenquin
The Merck Group for Merck Consumer Health NeurobionOgilvy SA
Toyota for Toyota Rush – Live That Rush LifeFCB Johannesburg
Volkswagen South Africa for The People’s CarOgilvy SA
Yoco for Yoco: For the Sales