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Quirk Joins WPP

‘EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE’ MARKETING AGENCY QUIRK AGREES TO SELL CONTROLLING INTEREST TO LEADING GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP. Leading South African marketing agency Quirk has today announced a deal with NASDAQ- and LSE-listed WPP Plc which will see the world leader in advertising and marketing services take a controlling interest, subject to regulatory approval, in the renownedly entrepreneurial and independent company. Quirk was founded by CEO Rob Stokes in 1999, and began life as a digital agency. Today it is Africa’s largest independent marketing age...

Quirk Launches 5th Edition of Textbook

The fifth and latest edition of eMarketing: The essential guide to marketing in a digital world has been published, in time for the start of the academic year. Offering aspiring marketing students and professionals a free resource covering the latest trends, developments, and techniques in digital marketing, the textbook's previous editions have fast become the academically recognised benchmark for marketing in a digital age. Published by the minds of Quirk, and based on relevant, contemporary best practice, it is now used in major South African institutions including UCT as ...

Rob Stokes Wins Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Quirk Founder and CEO, Rob Stokes was awarded with the title of Emerging Entrepreneur at the EY World Entrepreneur Awards™, Southern Africa 2013 – a prestigious accolade presented to an individual who has been identified as building young businesses with high potential. “The calibre of finalists in the EY World Entrepreneur Awards is one of the strongest we have seen yet, and we are particularly proud of the judges’ decision to award Rob Stokes as the winner of the Emerging category. His energy, innovative and unusual approach to business has reaped consider...

Quirk Jozi Appoints Fran Luckin As New ECD

In a sign of the times, Fran Luckin, highly acclaimed South African Executive Creative Director and winner of a multitude of local and international awards, will be joining Quirk Johannesburg as its new Executive Creative Director. Currently the Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, Johannesburg, Fran boasts an impressive CV with a myriad of accolades, including sitting on the Executive Committee of South Africa’s Creative Circle and judging at international and local creative awards including the Cannes Lions Awards, Clio Awards, the Loeries and the Apex Awards. Justin...

Woolworths and Quirk Roll-Out First Facebook Commerce Retail Experience

Woolworths SA and Quirk have collaborated to enhance South Africa’s f-commerce platform, facilitating and executing sales transactions on Facebook, and providing more than four million users the ultimate in online shopping experiences. Quirk, recently named as South Africa’s ‘Best Digital Marketing Agency’ at the industry’s Bookmarks awards, has developed the browser that shows how to display a page's words and images, for the user on the f-commerce page. Woolworths Head of Online, Nikki Cockcroft, says: “This was just the beginning. F-commerce is the...

Quirk Textbook Released on Kindle with a 5 Star Review

Quirk’s internationally recognised textbook, ‘eMarketing:The Essential Guide to Digital Marketing’, textbook was recently released on Kindle with a 5 star review, making it more accessible to millions worldwide. Now in its 4th edition, the textbook has gained recognition worldwide. It is now used by more than 400 educational institutions and is a one-stop resource to kick start your online marketing career. The book that includes real life case studies, looks at the entire process of digital marketing and features tools and tactics essential to search engine opt...

Quirk's Sam Beckbessinger named best New Talent in Ad Industry

Marketing agency Quirk, recently named South Africa’s Best Digital agency at the Bookmarks awards, has another star in its midst. Our very own Sam Beckbessinger romped home with the prestigious ‘New Broom Award for Young Talent’ at the annual AdFocus Awards held last night at the Arena Royale, at Broadacres, in Fourways. The award recognizes the best new talent in digital – an acknowledgement for the contributions Beckbessinger has made to South Africa’s marketing landscape. Beckbessinger is Quirk Jozi’s premier strategy planner wh...

Quirk named South Africa's best Digital Agency

The 2011 Bookmarks Awards were presented during a lavish ceremony in Cape Town’s Greenpoint - as the heavyweights in South Africa’s Digital Marketing industry slogged it out for top honours. Quirk Marketing Agency scooped seven (7) awards, including Best Digital Agency and Best in Show. Amongst more than 500 attendees dressed to the nines, Quirk proved they are leaders when it comes to creativity in a results-driven digital space, taking home Gold, Silver and Bronze awards as well as four Best Category awards. Awards won were: Group Awards Best Digital Marketi...

Quirk Brings Home 7 International Awards

Quirk has been awarded seven accolades at the 7th Annual International Davey Awards - the largest and most prestigious awards to acknowledge the ‘Davids’ of creativity'. Quirk is the only African digital agency to be recognised for their contribution to continuously produce creative excellence, snatching up three Gold and four Silver Davey Awards. Quirk’s Group Chief Creative Officer, Clint Bryce says winning 7 Davey Awards validates the Quirk Group's recent strategic positioning,‘Driven by Creativity. Disciplined by Res...

Quirk Invades Tech4Africa

Quirk will be attending an annual event that delivers insight on how to engage, enable and inspire businesses at the 2011 Tech4Africa conference, that will be held between October 27 and 28 at the Forum in Johannesburg. Tech4Africa event organiser Gareth Knight says the conference provides African businesses with an opportunity to take part in the premier mobile, web and emerging technology space. Knight says Africa has a unique set of challenges, and while there are some amazing success stories, innovation. “There are some folks doing so...