PADC announces Cape Town as The Skulls 2018 judging city with King James creative director Nkanyezi Masango named Chair of Judges

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The Perth Advertising and Design Club is excited to announce The Skulls 2018 creative award show will be judging in Cape Town South Africa with King James Creative Director Nkanyezi Masango as Chair of Judges.

"Following Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, we are excited to take The Skulls judging across the Indian Ocean to Cape Town," said PADC President Mark Braddock. "Cape Town's burgeoning creative scene has parallels to Perth's and the cultural connections between WA and South Africa are strong. To make further, non-sporting, connections between the two south-western cities can't be but a good thing. In Nkanyezi we have been lucky enough to secure a Chair who is at the vanguard of the new voices rising in creative communications and someone who is a big advocate for the power of the creative industries to positively affect social change. It's an honour to have him aboard."
Nkanyezi works on global brands such as Netflix and iconic South African clients including Sanlam and Santam. His career began at TBWA Hunt Lascaris in 2002 as a Copywriter. When he discovered that creativity has no cultural boundaries, he decided to take his talents to TBWA Hong Kong in 2007. And immediately got the once-in-a-life-time chance of working on adidas for the Beijing Olympics.

Before joining King James, he was Creative Director at Y&R Cape Town. During his six-year stint, he produced work for Land Rover, Colgate, SKYY Vodka, Western Cape Government and Hope Soap, which became a global phenomenon.

His work has been recognised multiple times at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Epicas, LIAs, New York Festivals and Webbys. In South Africa, he's won countless Loeries and 2 Ad Of The Year awards consecutively, at the Creative Circle.

Nkanyezi has been a jury member at major festivals including Art Director's Club NY, New York Festivals, Young Guns One Club and Ad Stars in South Korea, where he was also the keynote speaker.

A champion for diversity in the creative field, he co-founded Blackboard, an initiative that aims to raise awareness for creativity as a career to high school students in disadvantaged communities.

Skulls 2018 call for entry is now open, enter WA's celebration of commercial creativity HERE.


Mark said:

Great to see this collaboration!

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