Lucky 13. King James celebrates as one of the top digital agencies again with 13 bookmarks awards

The King James Group had plenty to celebrate at the 10th annual IAB Bookmark Awards in Johannesburg last night. As one of the top performers for the third year running, the agency walked off with 13 awards across multiple categories. The final tally included 2 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze for blue chip clients Sanlam, Santam, Visa and Siemens.

The Bookmarks set the benchmark for excellence in digital marketing and rewards the best creative and innovative work that delivers tangible results. The agency’s standout performance on some of its biggest, globally recognized campaigns over the past year is a result the Group can be very proud of.

Comments Dan Pinch, partner and executive creative director at King James Digital, “The spread of wins in many different categories ranging from VR to video and messaging apps to integrated shows the power of having some of the best digital specialists in the country and our success at integrating that talent with the creativity that has always been at the heart of King James. The focus of the Bookmarks on creativity also shows that some of our most boundary pushing conceptual work is also delivering really solid returns on client-focused work.”

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Full list of awards


Content Strategy:

GOLD – Sanlam – Uk’Shona Kwelanga

Integrated Mixed Media Campaign:

SILVER – Sanlam – Uk’Shona Kwelanga

SILVER – Sanlam – Mna Nam

Branded Content:

SILVER – Sanlam Sky Solutions – Uk’Shona Kwelanga

SILVER – Sanlam Private Wealth – Family Fortune

Online Video:

BRONZE – Santam – What I’d Rather Do

Online Video Series:

SILVER – Santam – What I’d Rather Do

Social Paid Advertising:

SILVER – Sanlam – Uk’Shona Kwelanga

Craft – Interface Design:

BRONZE – Siemens – CalendAR App

Craft – Online Video Production:

SILVER – Sanlam – The Man Who Thinks He’s About To Die

Emerging Digital Technologies and Channels:

GOLD – Sanlam – Uk’Shona Kwelanga

BRONZE – Visa – Visa eLearning Platform

BRONZE – Siemens – CalendAR App