The traditional role of public relations continues to evolve in a dynamic and constantly changing landscape. Today, PR is a key function of an organisation's reputation management strategy...
We've all had that moment, whether at a wedding, presentation, conference or the boss's announcement, when our heart sinks at the mention of the word speech...
"When I eat a pie I'm Gloria, when I eat a pie with Tropika I'm Glorioussss!" You either love it or hate it - whatever the case, the new Tropika ads are certainly being noticed...
In societal terms, memes are a cultural construct for the transmission of ideas. Social media has distilled memes down to a way of slaughtering holy cows and popularising a central theme or ideas...
No business has the right to brazenly and publicly offend customers just because of their religion, nationality, or skin colour. There are always consequences to your business with this extreme behaviour...
Last week was not good for Volkswagen (VW): an estimated $18bn fine, executives potentially facing criminal charges, a 20% drop in share price and a reputation in shatters...
This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on blood moons, supermoons and lunar eclipse...
The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) recently signed on Havas Worldwide Johannesburg for a project to encourage South Africans to contemplate a brighter future based on knowledge creation and innovation, as well whilst stimulating investment.
Issued by Havas Worldwide 14 Dec 2012 10:58
Come and join HDi Youth Marketeers this December as they tour the South African coastline with their Moshi Monster Summer tour.
Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 14 Dec 2012 10:56
The ever-effervescent Vivienne Bezuidenhout, who's been working at Blue Moon as a Creative for nearly three years, shares her thoughts about the creative process, work synergy and more in this interview - including what she won't be giving up in 2013...
Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 14 Dec 2012 10:28
The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in partnership with Bush Radio hosted the 12th Media Kidocracy Konference (MKK) 2012 attended by 96 young South Africans between 10-14 December at Nekkies Resort and Conference Center in Worcester in the Western Cape.
Issued by MDDA 14 Dec 2012 09:17
A new infographic youth competition and launch of first global SMS campaign by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report calls on governments to help the 200 million 15 - 24-year-olds who never completed primary school and lack the skills to find decent work.
14 Dec 2012 07:42
An 11-member delegation from the State Council of Information Office (SCIO) in China met on Wednesday with the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) to discuss communication practices.
14 Dec 2012 07:24
The editorial team of Getaway has allowed its consumers to determine the contents of the January 2013 issue, which has a comprehensive guide to almost 200 holiday ideas for 2013 provided by the readers.
14 Dec 2012 07:12
Nandi Mgwadlamba, owner of Sleeves-Up Communications, has launched a new online business and environment magazine, Rooted Wealth, which has been emailed to 6,000 readers. It plans to increase this figure to a million readers by 2017.
14 Dec 2012 06:55
Sponsored by Sunlight, Childline celebrated its annual Christmas party with fun and games for the children, with lunch and time out for the volunteer moms on Saturday, 8 December 2012.
14 Dec 2012 06:26
Primedia Unlimited subsidiary, TLC Unlimited, has announced the launch of a new mobile geo-targeting advertising platform that enables advertisers to convey strategic and geographically focused SMS via an advanced database system that targets specific audiences based on cross-demographics such as location, age, gender and income.
14 Dec 2012 06:21
This year, 100 South African kids born with cleft palate and cleft lips will receive the gift of a smile for Christmas when Operation Smile, a non-profit organisation that helps children and young adults with correctable facial deformities, will perform 100 life-changing operations.
14 Dec 2012 06:12
NEWSWATCH: An editorial in Times Live poses the question as to whether the SABC is a public or state broadcaster, while Khadija Patel, writing in the Daily Maverick reckons the ANC needs to do some serious work on its media relations. Finally, after about five years of waiting, the final regulations on digital terrestrial television migration will be published today, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 14 Dec 2012 06:01
It seems like just yesterday that the most overused word in the media planner's vocabulary suddenly appeared: convergence. I remember thinking how cool it was, and wondering how come the penny took so long to drop. Convergence was inevitable. Technology was flying and a single gadget that truly ran your life was surely on the cards somewhere in the not too distant future. Well, it has arrived.
By Harry Herber 14 Dec 2012 05:29
NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, quoting the Times, an SABC interview featuring the cartoonist Zapiro was canned at the last minute.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 13:26
A group of Grade 11 learners at Sinenjongo High School, Joe Slovo Park in Cape Town is leading the charge for free cellphone access to Wikipedia in South Africa. The learners have sent a letter to the four mobile network operators, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta, urging them to give their customers free mobile access to Wikipedia.
13 Dec 2012 12:36
MACHINE, an award-winning integrated below-the-line agency, recently acquired the digital accounts for Appletiser, Citroen and Tiger Brand Beverages, as well as the full through-the-line accounts for ADDIS and Habitat for Humanity.
Issued by Publicis Machine 13 Dec 2012 12:03
The great thing about a brave client is that they can scare you with their demands. I mean the clients that are driven by the commercial imperative to inform and inspire. The clients that want something that is both strategically smart and creatively unique. These are the clients that make my job so much harder, and my work that much better.
Fresh Eye Film Productions has had a great year with interesting and challenging projects. Great creative work has come their way with the reel expanding, showing Cindy's capabilities and strengths.
Issued by Fresh Eye Films 13 Dec 2012 10:41
Content 2013 will take place on 25 and 26 February 2013 at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The new early bird closing date is 14 January.
Issued by MANGO-OMC 13 Dec 2012 10:11
Liqui-Fruit will be the official juice sponsor of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic from 17-24 March 2013 in the Western Cape and has simultaneously announced its title sponsorship of the Liqui-Fruit Cape Times Vineyard races, which take place on the final day of the Absa Cape Epic at Lourensford Wine Estate.
13 Dec 2012 10:09
On 6 December 2012, the Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) co-hosted a panel discussion themed "Photography as a Media Format" as part of celebrating the graduates of the 2012 MPW Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (PDP) program.
Issued by MDDA 13 Dec 2012 09:50
On Saturday 15 December 2012 at a gala dinner, the top 13 finalists will take to the stage at Villa Toscana at Montecasino to compete for the title of the Face of JetSet Watches 2012 and her share of the R2.2 million prize package.
13 Dec 2012 09:47
So, the City of Joburg plans to spend - some might say, squander - as much as R10m on an image enhancement campaign. Some "image consultants" have quoted the city as much R55m for the job - which is probably more a telling indicator of just how bad its brand is than a real cost measurement.
By Llewellyn Kriel 13 Dec 2012 08:50
The Wireless Access Providers' Association (WAPA) feels that the introduction of Lite-Licensing, which is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions internationally, as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach, could benefit South Africa.
13 Dec 2012 08:39
NEWSWATCH: The tighter controls over talk shows introduced at the SABC this week have the alarm bells ringing, reports BDlive, and proof of how bad news travels is the fact that news that local SA news channel eNCA had to apologise for using an old clip dealing with comments on Nelson Mandela, has been picked up the Times of India. Mail & Guardian reports countries - the US and China to name but two - are at odds over laws governing the internet, and IOL reports on how a UK study finds that playing violent video games can make people more aggressive.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 08:28