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DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries
DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries

Digitlab's work with SA CAN in creating the TrackBox Emergency Response App has earned them a finalist spot in the Loeries' Digital and Interactive Communication category...

Issued by DigitLab 1 day ago

A woman's place in agriculture
A woman's place in agriculture

Agriculture is traditionally regarded as a male profession, but those in the industry know that women are playing an influential role in developing the growth of agriculture in Africa...

1 day ago

Women in Marketing Awards 2016. ©
Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications...

2 days ago

Call to social media content managers and strategists to participate in survey
Call to social media content managers and strategists to participate in survey

Arthur Goldstuck of World Wide Worx and Oresti Patricios of Ornico invite SA's social media specialists to contribute to the understanding of their industry...

Issued by Ornico 2 days ago

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#WomensMonth: Success = Extremely hard work and perseverance

Communication specialist, Jana Leonard, explains the importance of hands-on experience to succeed in this typically-female field and how she juggles all her responsibilities...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa
Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

Expanding into Africa, Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four African communications agencies...

3 days ago

Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of record
Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of record

Revlon recently announced the appointment of Grey as its global creative agency of record and MediaCom as its global media agency of record...

Issued by Grey 3 days ago

PR industry to kill AVEs - learn more at #AMECMM
PR industry to kill AVEs - learn more at #AMECMM

A major global initiative has been launched by the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC) and other industry bodies to eradicate the use of Advertising Value Equivalents (or AVEs) in modern public relations...

Issued by Ornico 14 Aug 2017

Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs
Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs

Thoriso Kolobe lists several challenges her PR agency faced by offering its services exclusively to SMEs...

By Thoriso Kolobe 11 Aug 2017

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Red Dot Award: Communication Design selects 67 winners

Agencies, designers and companies from 50 countries entered their works in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017...

11 Aug 2017

Jones says, "Make work your passion."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tracy Jones

This #WomensMonth, we go behind the selfie with Tracy Jones, managing director at Positive Dialogue Communications, who dubs herself “a technophile out of necessity.”...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2017

What's taught in lecture rooms should match the real world
What's taught in lecture rooms should match the real world

Do PR students really extract value from the course work at varsity or is it a complete waste when they are introduced to the world of work?

By Khangelani Dziba 7 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study
Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

Brandseye analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines...

4 Aug 2017

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

Brands, Black Twitter will come for you if you are not careful
Brands, Black Twitter will come for you if you are not careful

Khangelani Dziba believes brands should be encouraged to have voices and state their position in the market but this right comes with a huge responsibility and a need for heightened awareness...

By Khangelani Dziba 31 Jul 2017

A sad tribute to my Grootman, Ronnie Mamoepa
A sad tribute to my Grootman, Ronnie Mamoepa

A government communicator that has not had the chance of associating, talking or socialising with Ronnie Mamoepa, whom I affectionately called Grootman, has lost a great opportunity...

By Bonnie Ramaila 27 Jul 2017

The Bell Pottinger public relations blunder
The Bell Pottinger public relations blunder

Bell Pottinger, with its ill-advised public relations project for the Guptas' Oakbay company, could not have happened to this country at a worse time...

By Sejamothopo Motau, Issued by PRISA 26 Jul 2017

The 2017 Silver Quill Awards are here!
The 2017 Silver Quill Awards are here!

The Silver Quill program is now accepting entries, and the early-bird deadline is 15 September...

Issued by IABC Africa Region 26 Jul 2017

Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis
Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis

The idea that content for social media cannot be planned and that live content can only be decided at the last minute, is an antiquated concept, writes Suzanne van Aswegen...

By Suzanne van Aswegen 24 Jul 2017

Why journalists make the best marketers
Why journalists make the best marketers

There's an interesting trend where many journalists eventually gravitate towards the marketing sector. While not all news writers are making the move, there are a great many of them writing copy...

Issued by Rogerwilco 21 Jul 2017

Rob Garden
The power of publicity - Blurring the lines of sport and entertainment

How did a fight, which is being referred to by some as a circus act, go from a crossover TV event to the most lucrative boxing match in history? The answer, quite plainly, is through publicity...

By Rob Garden, Issued by Levergy 20 Jul 2017

Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger
Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger

Three public advocacy groups - Section27, the Helen Suzman Foundation and Save SA - are taking joint action over the probe into the conduct of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger...

19 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited
Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited

Dentsu Aegis Network has extended its footprint in Africa with the signing of Impact Africa Limited (iAfrica), a leading marketing and public relations agency, as its affiliate full-service agency in Rwanda...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 19 Jul 2017

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#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth
#CSIMonth: Why having an authentic approach to your CSI initiatives is key to sustainable growth

It's a bad idea, as part of your CSR strategy, to pose with a big cheque to show that you are ‘doing good', says Chris Bischoff, research and sustainability specialist at Reputation Matters...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The ACA found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches...

17 Jul 2017

Yolande Botha directs Shortstraw's latest music video
Yolande Botha directs Shortstraw's latest music video

If you've ever wanted to take your frustrations and anger out on something without being put in the naughty corner, the latest video for this Joburg Indie Rock band is for you...

Issued by The Brave Cartel 17 Jul 2017

Weathering a #GuptaLeaks fallout
Weathering a #GuptaLeaks fallout

SAP has become just the latest in what we can expect to be a substantial list of individuals and organisations tarnished in the ongoing #GuptaLeaks revelations. What should you do if you think you may be next?...

By Dharmesh Nagar 14 Jul 2017

Is it time to regulate the PR industry?
Is it time to regulate the PR industry?

It has become more important than ever to address the current lack of regulation in the public relations industry, and explore the best options in promoting ethical conduct across the profession...

By Daniel Munslow 14 Jul 2017

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