Advertising & Marketing

FCB, Hellocomputer’s ‘Testi-monials’ Wins Silver Clio

‘Darryl’,  one of the ‘testes’ starring in the provocative ‘Testi-monials’ campaign created by FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer for the Cancer Association of South Africa, has been awarded a Silver Clio in the prestigious international competition of the same name.

Founded in 1959 to celebrate high achievement in advertising, the Clios annually and throughout the year recognise the work, the agencies and the talent that push boundaries and establish new precedent.

FCB Cape Town’s Silver Clio-winning concept, brought to life by the technical skills of sister agency Hellocomputer, was awarded the Health & Wellness: Disease Awareness category.

This is not its first outing at an awards ceremony this year. The campaign notched up a total of 6 Loerie Awards including 3 Golds, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. It also took a Silver Lion at Cannes and several Cristals including the Leader’s Grand Jury Grand Cristal and a Cristal in each of the Integrated and Film categories

The campaign was devised to start the conversation around testicular cancer. This is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 to 39, and affects males of all races. If monitored properly, the average survival rate after five years is around 95%, and stage 1 cancer cases have essentially a 100% survival rate. It’s for this reason that early detection and prompt action is vital. 

“We wanted to find a way to reduce the awkwardness around the topic of testicular cancer and get a conversation started, as this would encourage men to get themselves checked and increase the chances of early detection,” said Mike Barnwell, FCB Cape Town’s Executive Creative Director.

“’Testi-monials’ was a unique approach to a difficult communication challenge; we’re so thrilled it not only stepped up to the plate so successfully but has been recognised for its innovation and execution,” he said.


Client:                                                               Cancer Association of South Africa

Head of Marketing and Communication:                         Lucy Balona

Agency:                                                            FCB Cape Town/Hellocomputer Cape Town

Production Company:                                        Bioscope Films

Executive Creative Director FCB:                       Mike Barnwell

Creative Group Heads:                                      Riaan van Wyk/André de Wet

Creative Director:                                              Aaron Harris

Account Executive:                                           Stephanie Binns

Director:                                                           Hylton Tannenbaum

Executive Creative Director Hellocomputer:        Simon Spreckley

Animator:                                                          Grant Campbell

Animator:                                                          Brendon Cahill

Agency Producer:                                             Nikki-Leigh Piper

Animator:                                                          Dillan Fuller

Animator:                                                          Lawrence Jaeger

Animator:                                                          Steve Lewis

Sound Designer:                                               Arnold Vermaak

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