Hellocomputer was named Digital and Integrated Agency of the Year at the 2014 Tony Koenderman AdReview Advertising Awards last Thursday, 22 May.
"Having been a contender for this award many times previously it is fantastic to finally get to the podium ahead of the other finalists," said managing director, David Moffatt.
"We're thrilled to have been recognised for the consistently great work and business results we achieve in partnership with our clients. Well done to everyone at Hellocomputer; this certainly gives us some really good momentum to build on for the remainder of 2014 and 2015."
Hellocomputer also shared campaign awards with client Johannesburg Zoo and sister agency FCB Johannesburg for its Tweeting Badger campaign. During its launch phase, this grabbed the imagination of news teams, social media-ites and zoo fans around the world, including the likes of Times Live, Huffington Post, NotCot, Best Ads on TV, BuzzFeed, TED and Perez Hilton.
FCB Johannesburg notched up another win, this time for client Coca Cola, for its 'Bobby' campaign. This interpretation of a global concept for the new Coca-Cola brand campaign was previously acknowledged by Coca-Cola's global marketing team as being the best interpretation worldwide, named as one of the top-scoring commercials that Millward Brown has ever tested in South Africa, and listed in the top 5% of Coca-Cola commercials worldwide.
"To date, 2014 has been a successful one for FCB South Africa and its agencies with standout performances such as emerging as the best performing agency group in the Creative Circle's Ad of the Year 2013, and notching up the most ads on Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads 2013 list," said Group CEO Brett Morris.
"I believe these performances - as well as this at AdReview - demonstrate the group's creative depth and prowess. It's really very gratifying to see the commitment to creativity across the group acknowledged in this way.
"Huge respect to the teams involved, and well done to everyone who touched the work from strategy through to client service, traffic, production and, of course, our clients."