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Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
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PR agencies can be the new SEO agencies of the 2016 digital revolution

Long gone are the days when companies would put Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) consultants on large retainers to increase both their website hits and Google presence...

By Christopher Smith 22 Sep 2016

African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution
African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution

The African Media Agency has expanded its communications media channel to distribute press releases to media in the United States...

22 Sep 2016

Twiga Communications launches #PrimaTopToys
Twiga Communications launches #PrimaTopToys

Those watching trending hashtags on the night of 21 July would have noticed #PrimaTopToys overtake #OscarPistorius...

Issued by Twiga Communications 20 Sep 2016

Choosing an online reputation management tool
Choosing an online reputation management tool

How the right social media monitoring and analytics tool can help companies manage their brand image.

By JP Kloppers 20 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PR
#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PR

Marcusbrewster is set to further disrupt business as you know it with its new on-demand PR offering. MD Andre Fourie explains how to use this to your strategic advantage...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2016

Hall with some of the Hero team against the Cape Town backdrop.
#InnovationMonth: Marketing a superHero city

Hero agency MD Andrew Hall talks us through the intricacies of effectively marketing a city that's so cosmopolitan yet still uniquely African (hello Cape Town), and why the Hero team is perfectly positioned to do so...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2016

PR services iceberg
The PR services iceberg

There is a misnomer that delivering public relations (PR) services is easy - that it is the cheaper alternative to advertising and that determining its value is as simple as knowing what an Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE) is...

By Dominique Pienaar 15 Sep 2016

PRISA welcome address
PRISA welcome address

President of PRISA Thabisile Phumo recently addressed the audience gathered at the 59th PRISA conference in Durban about the internal crisis the PR profession is facing in a time when the world is yearning for its meaningful contribution...

Issued by PRISA 13 Sep 2016

Adding value to client/agency relationship
Adding value to client/agency relationship

To add value to the typical client/agency relationship means more than taking an output based approach, with clients expecting consultants to achieve a defined and mutually agreed set of monthly deliverables...

By Kerry Simpson 9 Sep 2016

Public relations in Africa - growth and challenges
Public relations in Africa - growth and challenges

PR owner Jacqueline Boulos has been exploring communications opportunities in East Africa...

By Jacqueline Boulos 9 Sep 2016

Integrated communications is the new black
Integrated communications is the new black

At its simplest, integrated communications is about harmony. A pleasing effect (think customer conversion and sales) caused by a well-coordinated execution of different, reinforcing promotional methods...

Issued by Brand inc 8 Sep 2016

Melanie Millin-Moore offers one-on-one PR consultations
Melanie Millin-Moore offers one-on-one PR consultations

Melanie Millin-Moore is offering one-on-one PR consultations to the PR industry, drawing on her extensive international experience in public relations, particularly her 36 years with Sol Kerzner.

7 Sep 2016

Global network vs independence - does size really matter?
Global network vs independence - does size really matter?

Founder of newly-launched ByDesign Communications agency, Kevin Welman, discusses the merits of being part of a global network, versus being an independent agency...

By Kevin Welman 7 Sep 2016

APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa
APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa

The African Press Organization launches MENA Wire, a press release distribution and monitoring service dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa...

6 Sep 2016

Baard and Welman.
#InnovationMonth: Introducing ByDesign Communications

Today sees the launch of ByDesign Communications, the communcations company with a challenger mentality that's set to be innovative and different by design...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2016

[Newsmaker] Sechaba Motsieloa from Magna Carta
[Newsmaker] Sechaba Motsieloa from Magna Carta

Sechaba Motsieloa was appointed as the new CEO of Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants last month. He began his new role at the beginning of September, having moved from McDonald's South Africa...

By Beverley Klein 5 Sep 2016

#GoForGold - Five qualities of Olympic athletes junior PR pros can learn from
#GoForGold - Five qualities of Olympic athletes junior PR pros can learn from

Most of us will never compete in the Olympics. However, while your career path may not have you running 400m in under 45 seconds or somersaulting your way to eternal Olympic glory, there are certain qualities you can learn from Olympic athletes that will help you pole-vault your way up the corporate ladder...

By Jillian Penaluna 1 Sep 2016

Ornico launches Open Africa with GIBS
Ornico launches Open Africa with GIBS

Brand Intelligence company Ornico has announced that it will be publishing a business and brand guide for industry leaders, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), at the University of Pretoria...

Issued by Ornico 1 Sep 2016

Outdated communication systems pose business threat
Outdated communication systems pose business threat

Due to rapid advancements in communications technology, outdated systems pose risks if they are not updated when necessary...

1 Sep 2016

PR-Net offers two workshops for PR practitioners in Cape Town
PR-Net offers two workshops for PR practitioners in Cape Town

On 15 September 2016 at the Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro in Seapoint, Cape Town, two PR workshops will be held - one on crisis management and one an opportunity to meet the media...

31 Aug 2016

Chris Moerdyk
A press release is really just a last resort

Far too many PR people these days still believe that press releases are mainly what media relations are all about. They are wrong. Very wrong...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 30 Aug 2016

AMEC launches Measurement Month 2016
AMEC launches Measurement Month 2016

AMEC will be hosting "Measurement Month" during September to educate communication and PR practitioners about the latest best-practices in measuring the effectiveness of their campaigns...

Issued by Ornico 30 Aug 2016

Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when
Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when

Unless you're a blue-chip who needs a professional PR on-call in case a crisis comes up, you may wonder whether you need a retainer or if a project will do. Both have their merits but should be chosen, like most things, with some know-how. Here are the pros and cons of both...

By Rebecca Cronje 29 Aug 2016

Gooding-Kobus with WE SA's GM, James Wilson
PR in the boardroom - pipedream or reality?

As they exited the lift, the alarm and pitch in their voices made me think there was a medical emergency, or that a woman had gone into labour in the foyer of our hotel. "Our lives are over if we don't get this right. We're dead, dude," barks ad man one. "That's right," intercepts ad man two, "We're about to miss the print deadline." And so began my Loeries Creative Week at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban...

By Sarah Gooding-Kobus 29 Aug 2016

IABC Africa Conference 2016 unveils critical insights into the future of business communication
IABC Africa Conference 2016 unveils critical insights into the future of business communication

The annual IABC Africa Regional Conference is set to return to the Vineyard Hotel and Spa from 2-4 November, to address critical issues facing the future of business communication...

Issued by IABC Africa Region 29 Aug 2016

Abel and Grace
#BODCT: The power of the Big Idea

One of the most anticipated talks from the first day of Business of Design Cape Town 2016 came near the end of the day from Mike Abel, chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel on the 'power of the idea'. Here's what you missed if you weren't there...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Aug 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 187: PR chat with Marcus Brewster
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 187: PR chat with Marcus Brewster

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Marcus Brewster...

26 Aug 2016

Silver Quill deadline date extension
Silver Quill deadline date extension

The new deadline for Silver Quill award entries is 9 September 2016. Enter now...

By Ghrethna Kruger, Issued by IABC Africa Region 26 Aug 2016

Wilson at the PRISA Conference
Of doers and criticisers

"You get two types of people in the workplace, those that get stuck in and 'do' and those that sit on the sidelines, observe and then critique what has been done"...

By James Wilson 25 Aug 2016

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