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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Why you need to enter the PRISM Awards 2016
Why you need to enter the PRISM Awards 2016

Whether you're a large or small public relations consultancy, a corporate, a government organisation, an NGO or a one-person public relations practitioner, winning a PRISM Award is a serious game-changer...

Issued by PRISM Awards

Student campaign of the year for PRISM Awards 2016
Student campaign of the year for PRISM Awards 2016

Industry expects more from students and graduates than just an understanding of public relations and its different functions. The re-introduced Student of the Year Campaign of the PRISM Awards is the ideal way to bridge this gap...

Issued by PRISM Awards

Business presentations PowerPoint selfies
Business presentations PowerPoint selfies

We all know the drag about having to sit through PowerPoint presentations. Few speakers are willing to open their mouths until they have their first slide safely in place...

By Gordon Barker

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Making sense of data in communication

Every company, irrespective of size, industry, and geographic location, needs data to remain competitive. But given the amount of sources at our disposal, finding relevance in a sea of bits and bytes is not without its challenges...

By Jaco Pienaar

Moving into the 21st Century
Moving into the 21st Century

This year there's a streamlining of the PRISM Awards, not only in terms of categories, but also in terms of entries and judges with the implementation of a new online registration submission system...

By Danette Breitenbach

SA gets its first digital marketing solution for publications
SA gets its first digital marketing solution for publications

A first in South Africa, BookBeak is a digital marketing solution for book and magazine publishers and retailers...

Issued by Atheneum

Six trends communications professionals shouldn't ignore in 2016
Six trends communications professionals shouldn't ignore in 2016

As we settle into the new year, communication specialists traditionally take the time to evaluate the biggest trends that affected the profession in 2015...

Lessons from a PR student, turned PR practitioner
Lessons from a PR student, turned PR practitioner

Change is scary, every human knows that. But for me, the most frightening experience was the transition from "student to employee"...

By Jodene Louw

Online entry system on the agenda for Prepping for PRISMs - PRISA
Online entry system on the agenda for Prepping for PRISMs

The newly launched online entry system for the PRISM Awards is one of the key topics on the agenda for next week's Prepping for PRISM Awards workshop on how to submit an award-winning entry...

Issued by PRISA

marcusbrewster celebrates 25 years with new MD
marcusbrewster celebrates 25 years with new MD

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary year, integrated PR and strategic communications agency marcusbrewster has appointed Andre Fourie as managing director...

[21 Icons Season 3] Caster Semenya
[21 Icons Season 3] Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 as an individual whose life serves as an inspirational example to others to never give up and pursue your dreams despite hardships...

Jenna McArthur
[BizTrends 2016] The next big thing in fashion PR

The PR landscape is constantly evolving and finding new ways and means of reaching communities. Jenna McArthur, owner of fashion PR agency Jenna McArthur PR, maps out what's next in 2016...

By Jenna McArthur

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[BizTrends 2016] Telling the real, good story

Five years ago, the Harvard Business Review announced "The Age of Transparency"...

By Melissa Baird

PRISM Awards entries go online - PRISA
PRISM Awards entries go online

The PRISM Awards has moved the entry system for the 2016 awards exclusively online. The deadline for entries is 15 February, with the prestigious awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, 17 April...

Issued by PRISA

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Collaboration within PR industry key in 2016

Digitisation has been a core focus for businesses in all industries across the globe. The public relations (PR) industry has also felt the impact, resulting in a massive shift in how PR agencies 'sell' their services to corporates...

New measurements for PR
New measurements for PR

One of the many challenges faced by the public relations and communication industry is showing the value of all the communication efforts to clients...

[21 Icons Season 3] Mikhael Subotzky
[21 Icons Season 3] Mikhael Subotzky

Subotzky has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 for communicating open-ended photo-journalistic narratives that tell the stories of characters against the backdrop of architectural structures...

[21 Icons Season 3] Jolynn Minnaar
[21 Icons Season 3] Jolynn Minnaar

Minnaar has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season III for 'Unearthed' that was written, directed and shot by her alone and received critical acclaim at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival...

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Intuitive agency culture

Lately I've been contemplating the polarity of the communications world, especially public relations. We implement policies and processes for the sake of policies and processes...

By Roxanne Marais

Crisis management in the digital world
Crisis management in the digital world

Whether you are reading about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, # [insertgrievancehere] mustfall, or another link bait headline by Donald Trump, it becomes clear that crisis communication has changed irrevocably in the age of digital...

By Jaco Pienaar

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Getting internships right

The definition of an internship is quite clear amongst many sources that can be quickly googled...

By Claire Jackson-Bernardo

[21 Icons Season 3] Kyle Shepherd
[21 Icons Season 3] Kyle Shepherd

Kyle Shepherd has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 for his ability to transcend cultural barriers by using music as an art form to communicate commonalities and differences across diverse nations...

Content writers are not 'real' writers? It's time we set the record straight... - National Positions South Africa
Content writers are not 'real' writers? It's time we set the record straight...

So many writers out there are quick to say that content writers aren't 'real' writers. That we have sold out and given up on our dreams of penning the next best-selling novel (something that people 'will actually read'). I'm here to set the record straight...

By Bianca Marie Delport, Issued by National Positions South Africa

Top five ways to advance your content marketing strategy - Foreword
Top five ways to advance your content marketing strategy

When it comes to content marketing, the most important element of a successful strategy is being able to balance what your company has to say and what your customers, and potential customers, want to hear. Here are the top five principles Foreword implores agencies to follow...

Issued by Foreword

Masekwameng at last year's Awards
Exclusive insights from 2015's Annual AdFocus Award judges

Difficulty in choosing a clear winner in some of this year's Annual AdFocus Awards categories is testament to a well-developed marketing and communications industry...

By Leigh Andrews

Whose life is it anyway? - Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy
Whose life is it anyway?

When there are filters on what news is fit to print, there are questions that need to be asked. Join Janine Lazarus and media@safm anchor Ashraf Garda on 104-107FM at 9am this Sunday when they discuss what may be argued as nothing more - or less - than selective coverage...

Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy

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The art of generational communication

The days of drawing out the same, static message to communicate with all your consumers have come to an end. Lindy Drake, Marketing Manager of INOVO, explains how to tailor your strategy...

By Leigh Andrews

Delegates can purchase video recordings of IPRA 2015 World Congress
Delegates can purchase video recordings of IPRA 2015 World Congress

Delegates who attended the recent 2015 International Public Relations Association World congress in Johannesburg, can purchase video recordings of two full days' worth of international speakers...

Nicole Spruijt, living la vida loca.
[Behind the Selfie] with... Nicole Spruijt

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Nicole Spruijt, Senior Account Manager at marcusbrewster...

By Leigh Andrews

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