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Pistol + Honey

Pistol + Honey is an Advertising Agency servicing clients both in South Africa + abroad.
We specialise in Social Media, Websites + Digital Marketing for Corporate Clients + selected SME's.

SA's Reach Lions-winning work...
#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

23 hours ago

David Tiltman, head of content, Warc. Image supplied.
Warc and Sabre Awards partner to showcase PR-led case studies

Warc has partnered with the Sabre Awards to showcase award-winning PR-led case studies from around the world...

16 Apr 2018

Pacinamix high-fives McDonald's SA in being crowned the nation's Coolest Fast Food Places
Pacinamix high-fives McDonald's SA in being crowned the nation's Coolest Fast Food Places

As McDonald's SA's PR, communications and activations agency, Pacinamix is part of the winning team that brought home the title of Coolest Fast Food Places at the recent Sunday Times Generation Next Awards...

Issued by Pacinamix 9 hours ago

IABC Africa Region launches 2018 Silver Quill Awards programme
IABC Africa Region launches 2018 Silver Quill Awards programme

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Africa Region has announced the kick-off to the 2018 Regional Silver Quill Awards programme...

Issued by IABC Africa Region 10 hours ago

#CannesLions2018: PR Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: PR Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions PR Lions shortlist has been released, with two SA entries making the grade in four categories...

2 days ago

Don't underestimate the link between PR and internal communications
Don't underestimate the link between PR and internal communications

After more than a decade of working in the public relations industry, I am baffled by how many people still don't see the vital link between public relations and internal communications...

By Naomi Willemse, Issued by MANGO-OMC 2 days ago

Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)
Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

A new epidemic is fast spreading across the globe. It is known as Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD) - and it kills reputations in less than 280 characters...

By Howard Feldman 15 Jun 2018

Annual reports - beyond numbers
Annual reports - beyond numbers

Today, most government, parastatals and listed companies employ the services of professional PR companies to assist in the production of their annual reports...

Issued by Litha Communications 13 Jun 2018

Weylandts comes home to M&C Saatchi Abel
Weylandts comes home to M&C Saatchi Abel

Weylandts has appointed M&C Saatchi Abel as its lead agency for all marketing and communications activity...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Saluting and celebrating our clients
Saluting and celebrating our clients

One of the greatest joys of being a PR practitioner is finding clients whose values are aligned with your own. At Grapevine Communications, we're delighted to be able to say that all of our clients tick this box...

Issued by Grapevine Communications 11 Jun 2018

Screengrab from Deadpool 2 .
A few PR lessons from the world's greatest anti-hero Deadpool

Francois Rank gives a few tips on how we as communications professionals can learn from how Deadpool 2 was marketed...

By Francois Rank 11 Jun 2018

DNA Brand Architects wins prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award for Steers
DNA Brand Architects wins prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award for Steers

On the back of an impressive win at the PRISM Awards a few weeks back, DNA Brand Architects received another global recognition at the prestigious International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards Gala, for their Steers Respek Nation campaign...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 11 Jun 2018

Image credit: Maksim Kabakou via .
Understanding the difference between marketing and public relations

Most people do not know where to draw the line between PR and marketing hence I have constantly found myself trying to distinguish the not so obvious differences between PR and marketing...

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 8 Jun 2018

Using media relations to promote Africa
Using media relations to promote Africa

The anticipation of new business on the continent means that investors will also be looking for reputable communications companies to uphold a positive image for them in the media space...

By Nhlanhla Kubeka 7 Jun 2018

Ioulia Bolchakova © –
#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?
Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?

#Newswatch: On 24 May Publicis Groupe unveiled Marcel, its AI-powered solution that will accelerate transforming the organisation from a holding company to a platform, and has since faced a deluge of questions from staff and clients...

7 Jun 2018

Image credit: Jakub Jirsak via .
Why a business always needs PR

Dominique Pienaar unpacks the importance of PR during uncertain and challenging economic times...

By Dominique Pienaar 7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Adrian Miller, ECD at Riverbed
#Newsmaker: Adrian Miller, ECD at Riverbed

Having consulted for Riverbed since the beginning of the year, the agency recently made Adrian Miller's appointment official as ECD...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Jun 2018

When internet trolls come knocking - open the door
When internet trolls come knocking - open the door

Social media is an amazing platform for engaging with your brand's audience. Do not let trolls, and disgruntled individuals steer you off course...

By Madelain Roscher 31 May 2018

Aleksandr Khakimullin © –
How to simplify social media storytelling for your business

Mark Sham of Suits & Sneakers fame recently explained what you need to know about how social media has changed the world as we know it and how your brand can be better at social media storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

7 tips to help publicists work better with journalists
7 tips to help publicists work better with journalists

Eugene Yiga offers a guide of suggestions on how publicists can better work with journalists, freelancers, bloggers, and the like...

By Eugene Yiga 30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too
#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too

There are six main reasons for the rise of Africa as an investment destination and each of them has an impact on the practice of effective communications across the continent...

By Robyn de Villiers 30 May 2018

(c) tupungato -
ABC cancels Roseanne sitcom after racist tweet

Newswatch: The American Broadcasting Company has cancelled Roseanne Barr's sitcom Roseanne in consequence to her racist and Islamophobic "bad joke"...

30 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Marcus Brewster on moving to and making it in Malta
#Newsmaker: Marcus Brewster on moving to and making it in Malta

Marcus Brewster aka 'the Maltese falcon', founder of local Marcusbrewster Public Relations, moved to Malta to expand the business into the European Union with the launch of Marcus Brewster International. A year later, and he's back in South Africa to encourage others to do the same...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation
#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation

The recent ethics and reputation study conducted by Reputation Matters on behalf of the African Public Relations Association, has highlighted many opportunities for the continent to take charge of its narrative...

29 May 2018

EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year
EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year

Clockwork Media has won the 2018 Africa Consultancy of the Year at the EMEA SABRE Awards...

28 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 25 May 2018

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