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Structuring a future-ready communication function - icandi CQ
Structuring a future-ready communication function

Locally companies have been slower in adopting a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for their communication function, however, more than ever, communication as a business function needs to adapt - or slowly die...

Issued by icandi CQ 27 Mar 2015 11:07

More submissions, more quality entries for PRISM Awards 2015
More submissions, more quality entries for PRISM Awards 2015

The 20% increase in submissions, the improved quality of entries, and the extension of categories beyond South Africa, firmly entrenches the PRISM Awards as the most sought-after awards in public relations on the continent...

Issued by PRISM Awards 25 Mar 2015 11:26

Publicis Machine launches Newsdesk - Publicis Machine
Publicis Machine launches Newsdesk

Publicis Machine has launched Newsdesk - an innovative new service that ensures agency teams, their clients and brands keep up with the relentless pace of social media...

Issued by Publicis Machine 25 Mar 2015 11:00

Thabiso Dlamini
Why 2015 should be the year of internal communication

Internal communication is a fundamental part of any organisation's operations, for without optimising this it will not operate efficiently...

By Thabiso Dlamini 20 Mar 2015 15:02

[Behind the Selfie] with... Craig Dummett
[Behind the Selfie] with... Craig Dummett

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Craig Dummett, Director of Dummett & Co...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Mar 2015 09:29

Michelle Joubert
Avoid the email abyss

A key requirement of the JSE's listing rules is to ensure full and equal public disclosure of information on a real time basis...

By Michelle Joubert 17 Mar 2015 05:20

Global brand Pizza Hut teams up with Verve! to satisfy the local South African palate
Global brand Pizza Hut teams up with Verve! to satisfy the local South African palate

One of the world's biggest pizza brands was coming to a pozi near you and Verve! wanted to do something lekker to announce the arrival...

Issued by Verve 16 Mar 2015 12:24

PR-Net rolls out events, suppliers lists
PR-Net rolls out events, suppliers lists

In the Western Cape, PR-Net has two events coming up. On 31 March, PR-Net Trade, in partnership with Publicity SA, hosts a 'Meet Your Media' event and the other, on 8 April 2015, has Chicago's Mike Santoro of PROI Walker Sands talking on 'Adapt or Die'...

16 Mar 2015 09:16

The epic impact of global-local acquisitions and mergers
The epic impact of global-local acquisitions and mergers

Independent agencies are few and far between. Elian Wiener, founder and CEO of Epic Communications - recently acquired by Publicis Groupe - tells us about the benefits of being an 'acquired agency'...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2015 08:00

James Hurford
How to write persuasive messages

Persuasive copy should always grab the reader's attention, secure their interest, stimulate their desire for the goods or service, and lastly, motivate them to take action...

By James Hurford 13 Mar 2015 04:42

Jess Mouneimne
When getting PR on a trending topic goes very right and very wrong

Two major pieces of news went viral this month, the Cape Town fires and the colour of that (white and gold) dress...

By Jess Mouneimne 12 Mar 2015 15:02

The soft and fluffy stuff - soft skills - CoreXalance
The soft and fluffy stuff - soft skills

Today more than ever, soft skills education is needed as it plays such a vital role in our personal growth. With technology being such a huge part of our life, we can see how impersonal society is getting...

Issued by CoreXalance 12 Mar 2015 10:58

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 2: Ten presentation structures to replace those slides

In my previous article, we used scientific methodology to establish that PowerPoint now outnumbers Homo sapiens, has become sentient and self-perpetuating. Happily, there are alternatives...

By Douglas Kruger 11 Mar 2015 07:58

Thabiso Dlamini
Five reasons governments need PR practitioners with agency experience

We have witnessed public relations roles pop up at a rapid pace within government departments, yet innovation and the effective use of new media platforms have taken a back seat...

By Thabiso Dlamini 10 Mar 2015 14:41

Two experts in different fields to speak at IPRA World Congress 2015
Two experts in different fields to speak at IPRA World Congress 2015

Join the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and their official partner, the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-29 September 2015...

10 Mar 2015 06:24

Don't write off SA's print media just yet - Brian Anthony Communications
Don't write off SA's print media just yet

"The print media landscape in South Africa may have seen better days, but it is far from obsolete," writes media consultant Brian Hayward of Brian Anthony Communications...

Issued by Brian Anthony Communications 9 Mar 2015 11:19

Tiffany Markman
"In other words..." - Writing to clients without pissing them off

With business writing, you can't really say what you mean - unless you want a world of drama. Here are some ways to engage with clients and customers without offending them, using 'safe' versions of the rude phrases that tempt you...

By Tiffany Markman 9 Mar 2015 08:00

Judges ready for Prism Awards duty
Judges ready for Prism Awards duty

The judges' panel for the PRISM Awards 2015 have been announced...

6 Mar 2015 08:48

Planning ahead to save money - Global Access
Planning ahead to save money

Today, communications is all about cost. Trim, cut, and drop are the new buzz words when budget is allocated. The challenge then is to find a solution that works for the finances...

Issued by Global Access 5 Mar 2015 11:12

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 1: Seven reasons you could do better without slides

Ever hear the story about the Russians in Bosnia watching their unlikely US allies designing their PP slides? One nonplussed Russian said, "If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you..."

By Douglas Kruger 5 Mar 2015 08:05

Danette Breitenbach
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

Prism Awards entries top out again
Prism Awards entries top out again

This year's entries for the annual Prism Awards, being announced on 19 April 2015, again attracted record entries, particularly in the Launch of a New Product, Service or Category. The judges will have to evaluate 213 entries across 37 categories...

2 Mar 2015 15:36

CCI (previously JHHESA) is looking for a PR agency
CCI (previously JHHESA) is looking for a PR agency

CCI is seeking quotes from an external PR company to assist with the strategic development and implementation of below-the-line communications to support campaigns, extend their audience reach and ensure that the information contained within them is made accessible to the widest possible audience on all appropriate media platforms...

Issued by JHHESA 2 Mar 2015 08:46

Ian Henderson
Not love, but the right business model will bring us together

With all the successes of the Internet and globalisation, the dream was once for a global village of freely communicating, distance-trading world citizens...

By Ian Henderson 27 Feb 2015 15:22

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Koo Govender and Jaco Van Zyl...

27 Feb 2015 12:57

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Thabiso Dlamini
Customer service remains the pillar of your PR strategy

The role of public relations in an organisation remains an important aspect of its growth owing to the economic climate and technological developments we have witnessed...

By Thabiso Dlamini 26 Feb 2015 05:26

Why good conversations improve performance
Why good conversations improve performance

People talk at work all the time. Most CEOs, executives, and senior managers, would claim they encourage dialogue in the workplace...

Issued by In Context 23 Feb 2015 11:14

Talking to the media: No action replay

On Media@SAfm (104-107FM) this Sunday, 22 February, at 9am, Janine Lazarus and anchor, Ashraf Garda, will discuss how critical effective media training is for those who communicate in the full glare of the media spotlight...

Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 20 Feb 2015 10:59

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