Effie South Africa Announces Call for 2023 Awards Jury Members

Johannesburg, April 25th 2023 –  The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced a call for representatives of the marketing and communications industry to apply for consideration to be appointed to the 2023 Effie Awards South Africa judging panel. The Effie Awards South Africa, hosted by the ACA, recognize marketing communication that is not only creative, but most importantly, effective.

The rigorous judging process includes two rounds of evaluation from a jury of senior industry executives focused on identifying the industry’s most effective work. Each round sees a jury of senior industry professionals from a variety of marketing disciplines evaluating entries based on proof that commercial communication was key to the success of the campaign. The Effie Awards South Africa will furthermore select one case to be judged the ‘Grand Effie’ or overall winner.

“Participating in the Effie Awards judging process provides immeasurable benefits to both agencies and clients in terms of deepening their understanding of what it takes to conceptualize and roll out an effective campaign. The Effie Jury is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the industry’s ability to deliver against business objectives, whilst also ensuring that the judging process is conducted according to the highest possible industry standards,” says Mathe Okaba, CEO of the ACA.

Qualification to judge requires seniority within the industry, with round one agency representative judges typically drawn from Senior/Director level, while second round judges are drawn primarily from the C-suite. On the client side, senior management is invited to adjudicate round one, while top-level marketing executives within the company are invited to participate in round two. Following round two, the Grand Effie winner will be adjudicated by a Grand Jury of senior industry-wide professionals, drawn exclusively from the C-suite.

Interested agency and client representatives are invited to apply online via the Judges tab on the Effie South Africa website before 17h00 on the 25th of May 2023. Key dates for the 2023 adjudication process are as follows:

Application Deadline: 25th May, 2023

Judges Induction: 5th July, 2023

Judging Round 1: 19th July, 2023

Judging Round 2: 26th July, 2023

Grand Effie Judging: 30th August, 2023

Effie is known as global symbol of achievement, while serving as a resource to steer the future of marketing success. Effie Awards South Africa is organised by the ACA with sponsors Nedbank and is now in proud partnership with the Nedbank IMC Conference – Africa’s foremost integrated marketing conference. Winners of the 2023 Effie Awards will be announced on the 15th September 2023.   

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For more information on the 2023 Effie Awards, visit

About Effie®

Effie is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit whose purpose is to lead and evolve the forum for marketing effectiveness. Effie leads, inspires and champions the practice and practitioners of marketing effectiveness through education, awards, ever-evolving thought leadership initiatives and first-class insights into marketing strategies that produce results.  The organization recognizes the most effective brands, marketers and agencies, globally, regionally and locally through its 50+ award programs across the world and through its coveted effectiveness rankings, the Effie Index. Since 1968, Effie is known as global symbol of achievement, while serving as a resource to steer the future of marketing success.  For more details, visit

About the ACA

The ACA is the official, representative body for the Communications and Advertising profession in South Africa, representing agencies in the profession (who at present contribute approximately 95% of South Africa’s measured ad spend) to government, media and the public. The ACA is a voluntary body formed by and for the industry, focused on and committed to self-regulation and to defending the highest standards of ethical practice.

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Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and Effie South Africa
Mathe Okaba – CEO ACA
+27 10 880 3399

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