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Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide
Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide...

23 Jun 2017

Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency
Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency

Arye Kellman from Tbo Touch's Touch HD and Jason Levin from Elevation Holdings have partnered to start a new agency that will use influencer marketing to build real connections with digitally-driven audiences and mavens...

23 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Chris Moerdyk
Crisis communications is a very specialised business

I was having a chat a few weeks ago to Neeran Naidoo, CEO of Hewers Communications, with whom I have worked on and off for many years on various projects, mostly involving crisis communication...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jun 2017

(c) Yael Weiss -
Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. Last week it was Outsurance's Father's Day ad. The list of social media disasters goes on and on...

By Walter Pike 21 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Eat Out appoints Mango-OMC for seventh consecutive year
Eat Out appoints Mango-OMC for seventh consecutive year

Eat Out has appointed Mango-OMC again to assist the brand with the public relations and communication for the prestigious Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 21 Jun 2017

Hill's The Underdog Project in Cape Town
#OrchidsandOnions: There's no monopoly on capital doing good

When a brand does good for the society in which it exists, it can have powerful positive effects not only on its image, but also on sales...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jun 2017

Bonfire Media drives attention to The Afropolitan magazine's 50th edition gala
Bonfire Media drives attention to The Afropolitan magazine's 50th edition gala

To mark its 50th edition, The Afropolitan, a magazine that celebrates the rise of the new cosmopolitan African style, hosted a gala evening on 1 June...

Issued by Mbongiworks 20 Jun 2017

Clare Bowen
Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

Canes Lions PR Grand Prix winner Fearless Girl, by McCann New York, State Street Global Advisors.
#CannesLions2017: PR Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes PR award ceremony on 19 June 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Start the day happy with the Thrive 16-seater Breakfast Blend Bike
Start the day happy with the Thrive 16-seater Breakfast Blend Bike

To help South Africans with their busy on-the-go lifestyles, Mbongiworks launched two amazing experiences that will dial up the morning smiles...

Issued by Mbongiworks 19 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place
#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

AlphaSpirit © –
The changing face of digital agencies - adapt or die

Over the past two decades, the digital world has undergone a rapid evolution - from marketing mix newcomer, to a mandatory (yet not fully understood) element of brand communications...

By Tom Fels 15 Jun 2017

Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt
Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt

LONDON, UK: UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has received at least one South African government tender, valued at more than R8m.

13 Jun 2017

(c) Katarzyna Bialasiewicz -
Virtual meetings are still meetings

How not to be an ass-hat when it comes to telecons and video conferencing...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Jun 2017

(c) Feng Yu -
#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

(c) everythingpossible -
Five reputation recovery steps if your name emerges in #GuptaLeaks

By now you would have observed that some of the individuals whose names appear in the leaked emails by members of the Gupta family and their associates, were not necessarily people involved in their business dealings...

By Vincent Magwenya 6 Jun 2017

OLC Experiential has a new space
OLC Experiential has a new space

Thursday, 1 June saw experiential agency OLC (Offlimit Communications) launch its new office at 34 Impala Road in Chislehurston, Sandton, in collaboration with Flux Trends' Dion Chang, who shared insights from this year's 'The State We're In' presentation called Dazed and Disoriented: The Impact of Being Woke...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jun 2017

Kagiso Rabada and Shaun Pollock named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa
Kagiso Rabada and Shaun Pollock named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa

Nissan has named the number one ODI bowler in the world, Kagiso Rabada, and former South African captain and cricket legend, Shaun Pollock, as brand ambassadors to further leverage the company's global sponsorship deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

Issued by Openfield 5 Jun 2017

Growing brand belief to new heights
Growing brand belief to new heights

Engage Joe Public, a member of the brand and communications group Joe Public United, is fast becoming the go-to public relations agency for clients with interesting challenges and hardcore delivery needs...

Issued by Joe Public United 2 Jun 2017

Riverbed's PR team expansion aligned to agency growth
Riverbed's PR team expansion aligned to agency growth

The month of May saw Riverbed, leading female, black-owned and -managed, integrated communications agency, boost its public relations team with the appointments of Sibongile Modiba and Mpho Singo...

By Michelle Cave, Issued by Riverbed 31 May 2017

Kaiser interviewing mentalist Gilan Gork.
#AfricaMonth: Hein Kaiser in the media and marketing mix

Hein Kaiser wears many professional hats in the media and marketing space. While his day job is head of communications for fastjet across the continent, Kaiser is also the host of Mix 93.8 FM's Media & Marketing show. He explains why you're only ever as good as the last 15 minutes, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 30 May 2017

Mbongiworks and Bonfire Media get people 'partying' at breakfast time for NutriDay
Mbongiworks and Bonfire Media get people 'partying' at breakfast time for NutriDay

To reignite a love of breakfast in a world that is too busy to sit down in the morning, Mbongiworks developed a campaign idea for NutriDay that encourages South Africans to celebrate breakfast every day, with the launch of the NutriDay Breakfast Party campaign...

Issued by Mbongiworks 29 May 2017

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica.
#AfricaMonth: Demographica's Warren Moss on the business of B2B marketing

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica, was the only judge from Africa in the annual BMA B2 Awards, which recognise the top performing Business to Business (B2B) marketers around the world. He shares tips for success in B2B marketing and how they're now set to empower black-owned agencies in the marketing and communication space...

By Leigh Andrews 29 May 2017

Bonfire Media takes top spot
Bonfire Media takes top spot

Consumer PR and digital PR specialists Bonfire Media continued their winning ways at the 2017 Prisms taking home the Silver Award for their Hellmann's Rock Your Burger PR campaign for the Unilever mayo brand...

Issued by Mbongiworks 26 May 2017

Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company
Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company

Ayanda Mbanga Communications has entered an exciting new era! CEO, Ayanda Mbanga explains the new direction, fresh approach and services...

Issued by AMcomms 26 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Creating our own entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Creating our own entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa

Entrepreneur, Abiot Mahlatse Ledwaba talks about the hustle and how he used his skills to create opportunities that helped him strengthen his brand and start his own business...

By Juanita Pienaar 26 May 2017

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