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us. My par­ents and fam­ily are here. We have a re­ally good life and are proudly South African. But we are to­tally com­mit­ted to do­ing the right thing.”

Levin­sohn doesn’t yet have a job in Aus­tralia, but is in dis­cus­sion with Ogilvy ex­ec­u­tives there. He con­cedes the move is not a to­tal sac­ri­fice. “I am also pleased to broaden my ex­pe­ri­ence and de­velop my ca­reer in Aus­tralia,” he says. He will be mov­ing in De­cem­ber.

There’s been no slow­ing in the speed at which the in­dus­try’s re­volv­ing doors are spin­ning, as se­nior ex­ec­u­tives swap jobs. 140 BBDO CEO Eric D’Oliveira is mov­ing to Draftfcb. 140 BBDO is ranked 11th in size among Cape agen­cies, while Draftfcb is f ifth, hav­ing sl ipped f rom sec­ond spot in 2004. D’Oliveira has formed a po­tent part­ner­ship with Ivan John­son, which has re­sulted in the agency earn­ing a much stronger creative pro­file.

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