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Date: 27 Feb 2015
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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

IPRA Congress announces speaker line-up
IPRA Congress announces speaker line-up

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) World Congress, taking place in Johannesburg, from 27-29 September 2015, has announced its keynote speakers...

19 Feb 2015 11:15

James Hurford
Tips to being a better speaker

Speaking well is one of the most important skills you can develop. Personal relationships, social interactions and work situations all require you to communicate to other people...

By James Hurford 18 Feb 2015 07:09

2015 winners of Discovery Sport Industry Awards
2015 winners of Discovery Sport Industry Awards

The annual Discovery Sport Industry Awards, which reward the industry's best work in marketing, PR, sponsorship, talent management, advertising, community investment, social media and branding, have announced this year's winners...

17 Feb 2015 09:30

Dynamic communication agency looking for material design and production company
Dynamic communication agency looking for material design and production company

Centre for Communications Impact (previously known as JHHESA) is a section 21 South African entity that uses strategic communication approaches to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans...

Issued by JHHESA 16 Feb 2015 09:43

James Hurford
'The Golden Thread'

When writing a speech you need to be crystal clear about the message you're trying to get across. Speeches audiences remember tend to follow this principle - they have a single thread that runs through the whole talk...

By James Hurford 14 Feb 2015 13:11

Tim Hill
12 signs that your PR company is winging it

Having been a publicist on and off since the late 1990s and being the current owner of a PR company, there are certain buzz phrases and agency traits that make me cringe...

By Tim Hill 13 Feb 2015 06:00

Translations: man vs machine
Translations: man vs machine

Since the first room-sized computer gave its maiden beep, doomsday rumours that machines will soon take over the work of humans have abounded...

11 Feb 2015 14:41

Rudi Massyn
Your press release is aimed at the wrong audience

When I first started working as a journalist, I signed up for every possible press release related to my sector. From the most arbitrary organisations to the big political parties and over-enthusiastic corporates...

By Rudi Massyn 10 Feb 2015 14:06

Jessica Pleass
The reality check: An intern's account on climbing the PR ladder

Jessica Pleass, Account Executive at Lion's Wing Brand Communications, provides her view on a graduate's expectations when entering the workplace, and what to expect as an intern and entry-level employee...

By Jessica Pleass, Issued by Lion's Wing 10 Feb 2015 11:23

SAPA's end: start of a new collaborative era
SAPA's end: start of a new collaborative era

The announcement that the South African Press Association (SAPA) will cease operations on 31 March has been met with widespread dismay...

9 Feb 2015 14:18

Coping under media fire? How to avert a communication crisis! - P and P Communications
Coping under media fire? How to avert a communication crisis!

Join this networking breakfast at PRISA with well-known Janine Lazarus and find out how to manage a communication crisis before it even happens...

Issued by P and P Communications 9 Feb 2015 14:07

Marie Yossava
Crisis management in the 'always on' era - Keep calm and carry on... or is it that simple?

You can't control public opinion but you can sway it, if your messaging is succinct, well thought through and backed up by suitable action...

By Marie Yossava, Issued by Grapevine Communications 4 Feb 2015 11:52

Marion Scher
Pulling PR costings out of a hat

I was recently asked to quote for a media consultancy job by a Cape Town company...

By Marion Scher 3 Feb 2015 07:40

Be a pro at crisis management - learn from global guru Alan Hilburg - ITWeb
Be a pro at crisis management - learn from global guru Alan Hilburg

Alan Hilburg, president and CEO of Hilburg Associates, is presenting a master class on crisis management, communication and brand protection, aimed at providing delegates with a 10-step plan on how to address shortfalls...

Issued by ITWeb 2 Feb 2015 13:21

Two new African categories at PRISM awards
Two new African categories at PRISM awards

In line with its vision of becoming an African celebration of excellence in public relations and communication, the PRISM awards have introduced two new categories with an African focus...

2 Feb 2015 08:47

Premier Hotels & Resorts Group appoints Greater Than
Premier Hotels & Resorts Group appoints Greater Than

Premier Hotels & Resorts Group has awarded its full-service PR & Communications to Greater Than.

30 Jan 2015 11:48

The cost of not having a crisis management plan - ITWeb
The cost of not having a crisis management plan

Global crisis management guru warns that not being prepared can break a business...

Issued by ITWeb 29 Jan 2015 16:04

Douglas Kruger
Want to be an industry expert? Make this one principle your entire business model

Some goals require what seems like contradictory behaviour. Becoming a venerated thought-leader in your industry is one of them...

By Douglas Kruger 29 Jan 2015 14:14

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