Joe Public has announced that Pepe Marais, its co-founder and integrated group chief creative officer, was inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame at the 2022 Loerie Awards. According to the group, this award acknowledges Marais’s impactful career and contributions to the creative industry.
This Loeries Hall of Fame was first introduced in 2008 with the aim to recognise select creative individuals for their impactful and ongoing contributions to the growth of the industry.
“I love this industry, it has a special place in my heart. Not one morning have I ever woken up over the past 30 years without excitement and energy for the day ahead,” says Marais.
Marais adds, “I strive towards the greater purpose of our business; I live to deliver creative excellence in everything I do. I could not have achieved what I have thus far without my family, our clients and our suppliers. Most of all, this recognition was made possible through the talent and commitment of each and every one of our Joe Public people.”
Marais says, “I am because of all of you. What a wonderful milestone to mark the beginning of the next 30 years. Here’s to bringing our purpose to life through the power of creative excellence, in service of our people, our clients and our country.”
Now in its 44th year, the Loerie Awards saw a culmination of festivities and networking among the best creative minds in Africa and the Middle East take place.
The agency’s art director, Raphael Janan Kuppasamy, received the 2022 Loeries Young Creatives Award in recognition of his talent and to celebrate his trajectory of creative excellence.
Joe Public, together with its clients and growth partners were awarded a total of 33 Loeries. The awards included:
- 15 awards for Chicken Licken — one of which was Brand of the Year
- seven awards for Nedbank
- five for SAB
- two for SANBS
- one for Engen, and
- one for Amnesty International.
“We are delighted that our work and our people are being acknowledged in the industry. Winning these awards is not only a demonstration of the diverse strengths and creativity within our agency, but it is also a living testament to our purpose of growth,” concludes Xolisa Dyeshana, integrated chief creative officer at Joe Public.
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