Video footage of the presentations from the Loeries International Seminar of Creativity, which was held on Friday 20 September 2013 at Cape Town's City Hall, is now on the Loeries website. (Videos)
2 Dec 2013 08:33
At the time of writing this article there were 34 days to go, before the end of 2013. This is a time during which we should start a paradigm shift, to seeing 2013 for what it is: The year that's gone by. Right? Wrong!
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 29 Nov 2013 07:51
In the category of lifestyle PR, ask not how big your slice of the proverbial editorial pie is, but rather just how tasty. Let's face it, the media landscape has changed, the market has changed and surely now too should the measurement of editorial.
By Lorrianne Cloete 28 Nov 2013 08:35
The cash register in an agency is the PowerPoint presentation (not just the PowerPoint, but the whole package that comes with it - which is usually you).
By Sid Peimer 27 Nov 2013 05:05
There is a lot of banter these days about forming and maintaining meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. Relationships and brand perception is so hot right now in the marketing world - and also a big reason why the PR industry is the golden goose, because it is what we do best.
By Lee Wanless 25 Nov 2013 09:42
In business we spend much of our time reading or writing. But no matter how experienced we are, few of us can write even half a page without agonising over how best to put our points across.
By James Hurford 21 Nov 2013 08:42
The Loeries has released its Official Rankings for 2013, providing a transparent overview of the awards as well as helping to promote creativity and innovation as primary business tools in the brand communication arena.
20 Nov 2013 07:38
On 14 November 2013, the Artscape in Cape Town played host to the annual Bookmarks Awards. The awards showcase digital talent in South Africa and celebrate great work within the industry. (video)
By Warren Harding 18 Nov 2013 12:26
As awards evenings go, The Bookmarks 2013 cleverly played on the nature of the digital medium it represented by being very interactive and engaging.
By Our Reporter 18 Nov 2013 05:18
The Bookmarks Awards, honouring the most measurable and meaningful creative work in the digital land was held at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town last night 14 November 2013.
By Terry Levin 15 Nov 2013 10:09
The Bookmarks 2013 Awards function was held last night, 14 November 2013, at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Congratulations to all the winners!
15 Nov 2013 05:34
As I write this, I've just come back from a networking breakfast of communications people. There were several common issues that came up, but none more urgent than the lack of young talent.
By Marion Scher 13 Nov 2013 09:29
Has communication around the need for etolls been unsympathetic, arrogant and heavy-handed? Tune in to Media@SAfm (104-207 FM) this Sunday, 8 December, at 9.05am when anchor Ashraf Garda hosts Janine in what is sure to be a robust debate.
Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 5 Dec 2013 14:44
With more than a third of the global population online, web content production is growing faster than ever and website translation increasingly features on executive agendas.
By Ian Henderson 4 Dec 2013 11:09
The annual APEX Awards, hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), have opened for 2014 entries.
4 Dec 2013 09:47
The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over-jubilant and excited at the same time. Add in to this equation free food and booze and we often see a terrifying communication cocktail in which employees often commit career suicide and take far more than just a day to recover!
By John French 4 Dec 2013 09:34
Following a successful bid by Joburg Convention Bureau, the Gauteng Convention Bureau and the South African National Convention Bureau, the IPRA World Congress will be held in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre in September 2015.
3 Dec 2013 08:43
Continuing WPP's strategy of developing its services in fast-growing and important markets and sectors and strengthening its capabilities in digital media, it has purchased a majority stake in Cerebra.
30 Nov 2013 10:27
If a brand tells the story of a company's products or services then the "author" ought to have the story-telling skills of a best-selling writer.
By Claudio Milo 29 Nov 2013 08:45
Specialist B2B technology PR and marketing company DUO Marketing + Communications will be opening a Johannesburg office in February 2014.
Issued by Duo Marketing 26 Nov 2013 12:42
Frustration is the result of a misunderstanding almost always caused by miscommunication. The logical approach should be to manage communication and set up a standard for communication before going to business.
By Claudio Milo 22 Nov 2013 06:45
Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
In leadership, there's no one size fits all...Some people are born leaders, others have to be taught how to be leaders and others still are terrified by the idea of being the person in charge. Often it can be flattering to be considered for a role that requires you to oversee others, but for some, it can be a rude awakening.
By Hlangulani Msomi, Issued by INDAYI Communication 19 Nov 2013 12:13
Many of the CEOs surveyed said that, included in their top five business strategies to address these priorities, is to 'create a culture of innovation by promoting and rewarding entrepreneurship, and risk taking'.
18 Nov 2013 10:19
It's time to start getting creative and utilising these "influencers" with clever campaigns targeted at those platforms. The opportunities are endless.
By Samantha Wright 12 Nov 2013 12:49
The newly launched Lions Health festival, to be held in Cannes, just before Cannes Lions 2014, is calling for nominations of South African jurors for the Pharma and Wellness & Health juries.
12 Nov 2013 09:15
English, once the standard in a US-dominated Web, will be overtaken by Chinese as soon as 2015, according to the UN Broadband Commission.
By Ian Henderson 12 Nov 2013 08:45
marcusbrewster will be working with designer fashion jewellery line, Bullets4Peace, to launch its range in South Africa as well as raise social consciousness about violence and the effects of guns and bullets in the country.
7 Nov 2013 07:12
Leading brand experience agency VWV was appointed by cell phone service provider Orange to help it develop a brand-building consumer awareness activation process for the Kenyan market.
Issued by VWV Group 6 Nov 2013 09:01
The evaluation of chemistry during a pitch process in the communications industry provides a strong indication, if not the final word, of how the agency will ultimately perform if they are appointed by the client later in the process.
5 Nov 2013 14:30
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