John Hunt and Google to join Loeries International Creative Seminar

John Hunt, Worldwide Creative Director, TBWA\ Worldwide

The Loerie Awards is pleased to announce the final speakers for the International Seminar of Creativity in Cape Town. John Hunt – Worldwide Creative Director, TBWA\ Worldwide, and a Google USA speaker will join the four jury chairmen at City Hall in Cape Town. In addition to this, three global leaders will join a panel discussion via Google Hangout.

Speakers for Loeries Seminar of Creativity:

• Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, New York

• David Nobay, Creative Chairman, Droga5, Sydney

• Chris Lee, Founder & Creative Director, Asylum, Singapore

• Alex Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer, Serviceplan Group, Hamburg

• John Hunt, Worldwide Creative Director, TBWA\ Worldwide, Johannesburg

• Google USA representative (to be announced soon).

• Three global brand leaders via Google Hangout (to be announced soon).

The seminar will be held at City Hall on Friday 21 September and tickets are now available from This highly anticipated event on the Loeries calendar takes place as a part of Creative Week Cape Town, which runs from 15 – 23 September.

John Hunt, Worldwide Creative Director, TBWA\ Worldwide

Zambian native, John Hunt, is a local and international legend who co-founded the advertising agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in 1983, based on the mantra Life's too short to be mediocre. And indeed it has not been a mediocre journey for the agency. Since its inception, they have won countless awards including Agency of the Century, Agency of the Decade and Ad Age’s International Agency twice.

In 2009, TBWA produced the ‘Trillion Dollar Campaign’ for The Zimbabwean Newspaper, which went on to become the most awarded campaign of all time – including a Cannes Grand Prix, Loerie Grand Prix, Grand Clio, D&AD Black Pencil, and the Art Directors Club (first ever) Black Cube.

Proof that brand communication can make the world a better place, John was intimately involved in Nelson Mandela's first ANC election campaign in 1993. He has also found time to write a number of television and theatre plays, as well as other literature. He was named South African Playwright of the Year for Vid Alex, a play that condemned censorship during the apartheid years. John’s first book, The Art of the Idea, published in 2009, has already been translated into a number of languages.

Creative Week Cape Town 15 – 23 September

This year, judging will immediately precede the awards ceremonies and form a part of Creative Week Cape Town. Judging Week will be held from 17 – 20 September at Cape Town's revered City Hall and finalists will be announced throughout the week.

The week concludes with the Seminar of Creativity on Friday 21 September and the Awards Ceremonies on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September at the CTICC.

Do not miss any of the official Loeries activities during Creative Week. Take advantage of the special four-night accommodation packages (Thursday – Monday) that are available with Tsogo Sun, the Official Accommodation Partner of the Loeries. Tsogo Sun have a selection of hotels to suit any budget and will provide four nights bed and breakfast – and you only pay for three nights!

Tempest, the Official Car Hire partner of The Loerie Awards is offering the most competitive rates available for vehicle rental for all Loeries bookings, plus they will donate 10% of all Loerie rentals to the Creative Future Scholarship.  This is your chance to give back to the industry with one simple phone call. Make sure you support our country's young creatives by booking your transport with Tempest Car Hire!


Both awards and seminar tickets are open for booking. Be sure to get your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Go to, where you will also find our Creative Week programme, as well as further information on the awards, judging and our seminar speakers.

Major Sponsors

The major sponsors of The 34th Annual Loerie Awards are Cape Town Tourism, The City of Cape Town, Gearhouse South Africa

Additional Sponsors and Official Suppliers

Adams & Adams Attorneys, ADreach, Antalis, Aon South Africa, Associated Magazines, Avusa Media, Backsberg, Barron, BEE Online, Black Powder, Bouffant, Cape Town Partnership, Commercial Producers Association, Freq’ncy, Gallo Images, Google, Graphica, GreaterCapital, Greensky,  Hetzner, Mail & Guardian, MTV, Newsclip, Paygate, PocketMedia Solutions, Rocketseed, SABC, Tempest Car Hire, The Jupiter Drawing Room South Africa (Johannesburg), Think iT Solutions, Tsogo Sun, Ultra Litho, Woolworths

Travelling Exhibition Venues and Dates

Dates to remember:

Concept Interactive, Cape Town    16 – 20 July 2012
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE 6 – 15 August 2012
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria  27 – 31 August 2012
Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 8 – 12 October 2012
Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein   29 October – 2 November 2012

Important Loerie dates to diarise:

Migrate magazine – issue 15
Now available at Exclusive Books & CNA stores

33rd Loeries printed Annual
Available at Exclusive Books, Pulp Books & the Loeries website

Creative Week Cape Town 15 – 23 September 2012
Judging Week at City Hall 17 – 20 September
Seminar at City Hall – 21 September

The 34th Annual Loerie Awards at the CTICC
22 & 23 September 2012

Migrate magazine – issue 16
November 2012

For more information go to


For more information please contact:
Michelle Barrett
Media & Operations Manager
The Loerie Awards
011 326 0304

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