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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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Loeries Communication Design judging panel announced

Led by jury chair Stephen Doyle of New York based agency Doyle Partners, the Communication Design panel is packed with respected industry figures.

24 Jul 2014 10:33

Quality over quantity

When I first started writing, I wanted to know how I could be the best writer possible in my field. The best advice I could find was write every day.

By Marion Scher 24 Jul 2014 06:47

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 24 July from 9am-10am as we chat to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

23 Jul 2014 10:16

Fourth edition of Marketing Communication - An Integrated Approach out now

The fourth edition of 'Marketing Communication - An Integrated Approach' by Dr Ludi Koekemoer, CEO of AAA School of Advertising, is out now...

21 Jul 2014 10:18

Print remains significant in communications

According to the Canon South Africa's Market Insights Report, print is still essential in South Africa. Although there's a continuing and fervent move to digital communication platforms...

18 Jul 2014 09:01

Gold Quills for Africa

At the recent International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) 2014 Gold Quill Awards, held at its world conference in Toronto, nine African entrants received an African Gold Quill Award...

17 Jul 2014 09:25

PR practitioner launches coaching service for PR firms

Rams Mabote, founder of Kingmaker Consulting and a seasoned public relations expert, has launched a PR coaching programme aimed at providing an individualised practical programme for PR practitioners...

12 Jul 2014 09:27

The JSE lends its financial muscle to messaging

With the growing focus on corporate governance and transparency, and with organisational reputation cited as the number one risk to companies, it never fails to amaze me how some people...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 10 Jul 2014 11:17

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Why translation is only step one for success in international markets

KFC succeeds in China, where Home Depot, Mattel and eBay could not, by localising the brand itself and not just its collateral.

By Ian Henderson 8 Jul 2014 15:03

How to avoid the public speaking willies

We've all seen it happen - the stumbling over words, the awful hesitations and lost lines...

By James Hurford 7 Jul 2014 07:32

Loeries Events and PR judging panel announced

The Events and PR Category is made up of modern brand communication - PR communication, live events & sponsorship.

3 Jul 2014 11:39

Joanna Oosthuizen new national MD Ogilvy PR

Joanna Oosthuizen has been promoted to the position of national MD for Ogilvy PR South Africa. She is currently the MD for the Ogilvy PR office in Johannesburg...

3 Jul 2014 10:54

17 things that will make your brand loved, now!

I am constantly asked what makes a brand loved and in today's fast-moving world of inter-connectedness it is essential to have a framework of key points to work from...

By Dawn Rowlands 2 Jul 2014 13:03

PR Powerhouse & Irvine Bartlett to merge

Johannesburg-based PR Powerhouse merged with Cape Town's Irvine Bartlett on 1 July 2014.

2 Jul 2014 09:41


As the hashtag in the title may suggest, I went on a digital course the other day. As one does these days.

By Glenn Jeffery, Issued by Grey 1 Jul 2014 13:48

[NewsMaker:] Mimi Kalinda

As a former MTV and Channel O presenter and filmmaker with renowned Hollywood director, Spike Lee, FleishmanHillard's latest key appointment, Mimi Kalinda, brings a wealth of media and communications experience to her new position of Director: African Lead for the global communications consultancy.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jul 2014 06:06

Seven tips for PR pros in the healthcare industry

As PR professionals within the healthcare industry, we have two main concerns: Establishing trust and spreading information.

By James White 28 Jun 2014 13:45

AFI appoints CSA as communication partner

African Fashion International (AFI) has appointed Communication Services Africa to manage the full media and communication roll-out of the annual Spring/Summer sartorial showcase, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town...

26 Jun 2014 14:38

Local tech PR agency wins global award for collaboration

Global technology firm Veeam Software has named DUO Marketing + Communications as "Most Collaborative Agency 2013" at its inaugural Global PR Summit in Barcelona.

Issued by Duo Marketing 26 Jun 2014 10:44

Demystifying the high-res image

In my mind it really is quite straightforward and simple. The quality, deep-etched, high-resolution product jpeg is the basic commodity of lifestyle PR that without, brand managers seriously reduce their chances of being published...

By Lorrianne Cloete 26 Jun 2014 10:03

How BIG is the Chinese opportunity?

Recent reports that Mandarin may be taught in some South African schools got tongues wagging about the size and shape of the 'Chinese opportunity' that may arise from this.

By Ian Henderson 26 Jun 2014 08:17

What makes a leader great... great communication

To become a great leader, you must become a great communicator. You cannot become a great leader, if you cannot speak well.

By James Hurford 24 Jun 2014 15:40

Harnessing the power of the media

Janine Lazarus will be joining a host of specialists in their fields at a media and public relations summit at Cedar Park Hotel in Woodmead today, where they will share their survival strategies to assist you in stepping up your media relations.

Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 23 Jun 2014 09:02

Dear Journo...

This letter has been a long time coming...

By Lucinda Boddy 19 Jun 2014 06:54

PR sites have lost up to 60% visibility on Google: How to adapt

Numerous articles have been published, primarily in the US, about how Google's recent major algorithm update affects the press release distribution industry and ultimately global public relations.

By Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard 18 Jun 2014 13:40

[Cannes Lions 2014] SA takes three Promo & Activation Lions

The winners of the Promo & Activation, Direct, PR and Creative Effectiveness Lions were announced yesterday, 16 June 2014. South Africa had a total of three awards winners in the Promo & Activation category. (video)

17 Jun 2014 10:31

[Cannes Lions 2014] First shortlists, first winners

Cannes Lions has just announced the first of the shortlists for Cannes 2014, and the first winners - those in the new Cannes Lions Health category.

16 Jun 2014 08:52

Capetonians to make their mark in WDC2014 initiative

Greater Than has been appointed by Ukusela eKapa, a World Design Capital 2014 initiative, to amplify their innovative design initiative.

13 Jun 2014 11:01

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