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#Newsmaker: Engage Joe Public's Reatile Tekateka
#Newsmaker: Engage Joe Public's Reatile Tekateka

Following Joe Public United's appointment of Reatile Tekateka as managing partner to head up its Engage Joe Public division, we interviewed her to find out why she's excited to grow the group's reputation management offering...

By Jessica Tennant 10 hours ago

Prism success for Ogilvy South Africa
Prism success for Ogilvy South Africa

Ogilvy South Africa was among the top performing agencies at the 2018 Prism Awards winning five awards...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 12 hours ago

How public relations can help your small business grow
How public relations can help your small business grow

As a small business, you may not think you need to pay much attention to public relations (PR). However, when it comes to branding, marketing and promoting your company, PR is one of the most important tools to help get you the right type of attention for your business...

By mamahlatse marokane 1 day ago

Atmosphere Communications at the 2018 Prism Awards.
#Prisms2018: More than two minutes of success

Atmosphere made it third time lucky, winning Campaign of the Year at last night's Prism Awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

#Prisms2018: The big ask
#Prisms2018: The big ask

What is it clients want the most from their PR agencies? And what do PR agencies want from their clients? The answer, it turns out, is simple and not a big ask after all...

1 day ago

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#Prisms2018: What can South African agencies learn from the PR Cannes Lions winners?

There's no reason why South African agencies can't compete in the PR category at Cannes Lions...

By Dan Pinch 1 day ago

The ladies of the first ever SheSays Cape Town panel. Image: ©
#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter at Red & Yellow in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 1 day ago

Top to bottom, left to right: cluster 2 chief judge, Thabisile Phumo – Sibanye Eyezwe; cluster 5 chief judge, Vicki St Quintin, corporate and healthcare consultant; cluster 7 chief judge, ByDesign founder – Kevin Welman; and cluster 3 young judge, Khangelani Dziba
#Prisms2018: All in a day's work

Sixty-plus judges from a multitude of professions and industries judged this year's entries. Entries were judged online. The various panels then convened to discussed and debated, to come to the final winners...

1 day ago

Prisms 2018 Lifetime Achievement winner, Bridget von Holdt.
#Prisms2018: Lifetime Achiever, Bridget von Holdt

Bridget van Holdt is all about working for the good of PR. This year's Lifetime Achiever, she has a clear vision for the long-term future of the industry. ..

1 day ago

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#Prisms2018: PR's turn to save the day

The earned media paradox is that where we spend the most money is where consumers spend the least time...

By Serge Vaezi 1 day ago

Atmosphere Communications managed the launch of Burger King in South Africa in 2014.
#Prisms2018: Winning campaign of the year - not a secret

There really is no secret to winning the South African Campaign of the Year, says last year's winners from Tribeca PR. The secret is creating a winning campaign for your client, regardless of the 'sexiness' of the product or service you're working with...

By Nicky James, director and Roxanne Marais, account 1 day ago

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#Prisms2018: The inconvenient truth about PR

Legal trumps public relations nearly every time. Class action suit anyone?

By Keri-Ann Stanton 1 day ago

2-Minute Shower Songs
#Prisms2018: 2-Minute Shower Songs is Campaign of the Year!

This campaign was an instant success, shifting the focus from a Cape Town issue to a collective national responsibility. People around the country rallied behind 2-Minute Shower Songs, and the message translated across geographies, even garnering support from international audiences...

1 day ago

Jolene van Heerden, this year’s Best PR professional at the Prism Awards; and Monare Matema, best up-and-coming PR professional. Images © Van Heerden's  and Matema's .
#Prisms2018: Top PR consultancies and individuals

"Entering for 'cluster 6' of the Prisa Prism Awards - best agency and best PR practitioner - is more than submitting an entry, it is about getting feedback from highly regarded experienced professionals. Entrants ought to review it and apply it - it will be to their benefit" - Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, CEO of Business DNA and cluster 6 chief judge...

1 day ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Wynand Monyeseala
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Wynand Monyeseala

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Warren Mposi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Warren Mposi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simone Carter
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simone Carter

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza Sibiya
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza Sibiya

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel
Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel

The Lisbon Health International Festival has announced its Awareness jury panel, which is divided into four groups.

20 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Floyd Magubane
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Floyd Magubane

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018

Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media...

19 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simbongile Ndlangisa
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simbongile Ndlangisa

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Khangelani Dziba
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Khangelani Dziba

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2018

Get ready for the 21st Prism Awards
Get ready for the 21st Prism Awards

The 21st Prism Awards is set and ready to take place on 22 April at the Empire Conference and Events Venue in Parktown Johannesburg...

18 Apr 2018

nlighten and MANGO-OMC join forces
nlighten and MANGO-OMC join forces

MANGO-OMC has been appointed by nlighten, leading South African customer experience specialists, to handle the public relations for their brand...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 17 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Boitumelo Molusi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Boitumelo Molusi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2018

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