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Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network

ACCRA, Ghana - Insel Communications has announced its new affiliation with leading global advertising network Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Defining reputation in Africa
Defining reputation in Africa

By next year the African Reputation Index (AFI) should have a country or countries from Africa to add to the data set…

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration
#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration

A PRISM Award is about the wow factor; not business as usual. This year the Awards, which recognise the public relations (PR) industry and its work, celebrate its 20th year. The aim is to get 300 entries – a far cry from the five in its inaugural year...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

Sun Met celebrated with Mumm hits an all-time high
Sun Met celebrated with Mumm hits an all-time high

Openfield, the PR agency appointed by Sun International for the inaugural Sun Met, has announced that R44m worth of branded media coverage was generated through PR and media efforts...

Issued by Openfield 16 Mar 2017

Owning the future of PR and leadership through innovative communication
Owning the future of PR and leadership through innovative communication

PRISA's 2017 National Conference in May is set out to convene futurists, business leaders and communication professionals to discuss key issues surrounding innovation, communication and leadership...

Issued by PRISA 14 Mar 2017

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Apps: The holy grail of content marketing

Business book author Tony Schwartz wrote, “Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the internet..."

By Julia Rhodes 10 Mar 2017

Janine Lazarus
Press conferences: Hard facts or half-truths?

So if adamantly refusing to answer questions from journalists and blaming the media for an unfolding social crisis counts as a press conference, then the whole notion of press briefings is nothing short of a cruel joke...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 10 Mar 2017

Lorinda Voges on what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in SA
Lorinda Voges on what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in SA

In light of International Women's Day, Kim Lawrence chats to 4Elements Media CCO Lorinda Voges about the full service media agency and what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in South Africa...

By Kim Lawrence 8 Mar 2017

WE South Africa establishes B-BBEE development trust
WE South Africa establishes B-BBEE development trust

Coinciding with International Women's Day, WE South Africa has announced the establishment of the WE Development Trust...

8 Mar 2017

Marie Yossava
Networking can fuel your own business while encouraging collaboration amongst your client base

Despite the tools now at our disposal, helping to forge new relationships, the value of long-standing partnerships cannot be underestimated...

By Marie Yossava, Issued by Grapevine Communications 8 Mar 2017

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#BrandManagerMonth: Mentoring the future moguls

Imagine giving your career a much-needed boost by completing a special CEO grooming programme tailored to SA's specific market conditions. Burson-Marsteller SA shares how this could be your reality through their Executive Development Programme…

By Leigh Andrews 7 Mar 2017

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The consequences of this week's Amazon outage

On Tuesday, 28 February at 11:53am PST Amazon's S3 web-based storage service went down across the US-EAST-1 region, a four-hour outage causing major issues for millions of AWS users across the US...

3 Mar 2017

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party...

By Tarryn Giebelmann 23 Feb 2017

Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards
Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards

The second round of the pan-African competition in PR and HR is open for submissions until 22 February 2017...

Issued by African Excellence Awards 20 Feb 2017

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Amazon wants to take over the boardroom, silence Skype with Chime

Internet behemoth Amazon has announced a new workplace messaging and conferencing facility. Dubbed Chime, the product is billed as a “communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust”.

By Andy Walker 15 Feb 2017

Health & Pharma added to LIA competition for 2017
Health & Pharma added to LIA competition for 2017

In response to creatives for the inclusion of a Health & Pharmaceuticals award, London International Awards (LIA) has announced the addition of two new juries to judge entries in the new categories in the 2017 awards...

15 Feb 2017

Great talks move mountains
Great talks move mountains

Since 2007, members of the Gamatong team have attended twelve TED events, in eleven cities, in eight countries, on five continents. It's been a thrilling journey, as you might imagine. We've taken it all in, with eyes wide open, and pen in hand...

By Ithateng Mokgoro 14 Feb 2017

King IV as easy as 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17
King IV as easy as 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17

Most corporates already apply King III principles and soon King IV will replace King III in its entirety...

Issued by Blue Apple 14 Feb 2017

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Improve customer service with app connecting customers, brands in conversations

Bad customer service can be detrimental to one's business. This could include automated self-service, long wait times, poor attention and inexperienced agents...

14 Feb 2017

Six business lessons in learned in 150 days
Six business lessons in learned in 150 days

So we've been in operation for about 150 days, and there have been a few lessons, many in fact, and looking back, a few things have surprised me and stand out...

By Kevin Welman 13 Feb 2017

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Brandnew Creative Agency launches internship programme

Brandnew Creative Agency, based in Salt River, Cape Town, has launched its 'Brandnewbies' internship programme, comprising seven internship positions from March to August 2017...

13 Feb 2017

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Marketers will be required to implement stringent measures to effectively manage media costs

A major cause for concern is brewing in the South African media, advertising and communication industry. A trend that was recently blown wide open in the United States by the American Association of Advertisers (ANA) is also taking place on our shores on a seemingly widespread scale...

By Johanna McDowell 8 Feb 2017

Stretch and Point Blank merge to form new below the line agency: Elevator
Stretch and Point Blank merge to form new below the line agency: Elevator

Today saw the official launch of Elevator, a new below the line agency formed through a merger between Stretch Experiential Marketing and Point Blank Marketing Communications...

7 Feb 2017

WPP forms Health & Wellness company to extend competitive advantage
WPP forms Health & Wellness company to extend competitive advantage

A new subsidiary, WPP Health & Wellness, has been formed by WPP to build on it areas of competitive advantage and accelerate growth, new opportunities and better health outcomes for clients.

7 Feb 2017

GHCM's new MD on the importance of mentorship, youth empowerment
GHCM's new MD on the importance of mentorship, youth empowerment

Glasshouse Communication Management's (GHCM) new MD Nkhensani Moyane shares her personal drive for mentorship and inspiring confidence in the youth as they enter the job market...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Feb 2017

WPP invest in US VR company SubVRsive
WPP invest in US VR company SubVRsive

In line with its strategy of investing in technology, data and content, WPP has invested in SubVRsive, a US technology company that works with advertisers that want to engage consumers in the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality sector.

6 Feb 2017

Putting PR in perspective
Putting PR in perspective

With the first quarter of the year well underway and marketing budgets being finalised, the time has come for businesses to make the decision – do we hire PR professionals or don't we?...

By Daniella Hess, Issued by Grapevine Communications 2 Feb 2017

South African agencies offer big international brands local flavour
South African agencies offer big international brands local flavour

Despite globalisation, every country has its quirks, lingo and languages that must be spoken in the right way to attract the right people. South Africa is no different...

2 Feb 2017

Mitigate Millennial mishaps

In the face of post-demographic consumerism, advertising agencies have invested heavily in research and focus groups to ensure they deliver brand strategies that hit the mark and meet briefs from clients...

Issued by Paddington Station PR 1 Feb 2017

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