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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Brand inc helps launch unique sporting platform that showcases African talent - Brand inc
Brand inc helps launch unique sporting platform that showcases African talent

Brand inc Creative Group helped launch an exciting new sports property that is designed to reveal African talent to a global audience, called Africa Hoop Showcase...

Issued by Brand inc 1 hour ago

The One Club announces 2016 One To Watch winners
The One Club announces 2016 One To Watch winners

The One Club, producer of The One Show and Creative Week, has announced the winners for One To Watch, the premier global competition for creative professionals under the age of 30...

Issued by One Club 21 hours ago

Janine Lloyd
#CommerceMonth: Putting a name to PR business expertise

Hot off the back of their PRISM Award 'campaign of the year' win, PR Expert shares insight into the top five PR trends of the moment as well as the importance of mentorship in building the industry's future professionals...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

© mj007 123RF.com
Managing reputational risk in the age of social media

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, more than 25% of a company's market value is directly attributable to its reputation...

By Christelle Marais 3 days ago

DKC closes business after 14 years
DKC closes business after 14 years

Ben and Tessa de Kock have decided to close their business, DKC (De Kock Communications) in June 2016, after nearly 14 years in communications, servicing a portfolio of blue chip South African and offshore clients...

25 Apr 2016

123RF
Modern PR: The evolution of communication

I am old enough to remember the days when you used a sheet of carbon paper to make a copy of a document while typing it on a typewriter...

By Marisa Louw 21 Apr 2016

Colleagues? Nah, we're family - Mortimer Harvey
Colleagues? Nah, we're family

You've met our uncles, Gerald and Dave. Now, it's time to meet the latest additions to the Mortimer Harvey family...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 21 Apr 2016

The reluctant hero
The reluctant hero

Peter Mann, chief executive of Meropa Communications received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Prism Awards 2016. The irony of the Award is not lost on him...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Apr 2016

Growing brand belief - Joe Public United
Growing brand belief

Engage Joe Public, Joe Public United's specialist public relations and communications agency for the group, has steadily been converting and retaining business as they enter their third year of growth...

Issued by Joe Public United 20 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 21 April 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Colin Don Schouw...

20 Apr 2016

Zubair Timol
Combining PR and content marketing to maximise results

Creating quality content has major benefits for a brand's search engine optimisation efforts, social media engagement, and its credibility. Additionally, offering content marketing services will make the role of PR even more vital to brands...

By Zubair Timol, Issued by Meltwater 19 Apr 2016

PR Expert wins PRISM Campaign of the Year Award
PR Expert wins PRISM Campaign of the Year Award

PR Expert, a small public relations consultancy, took top honours at this year's PRISM Awards, clinching the PRISM Campaign of the Year Award...

18 Apr 2016

Celebrating the passion of communications
Celebrating the passion of communications

"The Prism Awards entries this year show the high calibre of work that the South African Public Relations (PR) sector delivers, making it a world-class industry." That was the message from the judges last night at the annual Prism Awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Apr 2016

US study predicts PR industry will approach $20bn by 2020
US study predicts PR industry will approach $20bn by 2020

The USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations has released an executive summary of its Global Communications Report, which predicts the worldwide PR agency business will grow from its current estimated size of $14bn to $19.3bn...

18 Apr 2016

I hate speaking to your call centre!
I hate speaking to your call centre!

How many times have you said this or heard someone say it? In this post I would like to explore the reasons why these interactions are so dreaded...

By Chantel Botha, Issued by BrandLove 15 Apr 2016

From bananas to glue... it's PR's time
From bananas to glue... it's PR's time

There has never, in my mind been a clearer time for PR. In the Wizard of Oz, everyone and thing was controlled by a small man pulling the strings and our world was like that, but today is not the case anymore...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Apr 2016

Piehl and Welman.
Piehl to power new PR future for FleishmanHillard SA

The news broke yesterday that Sharon Piehl has been appointed as general manager for FleishmanHillard SA's Johannesburg office effective 1 May 2016 as current GM Kevin Welman is moving on for personal reasons. Both share exclusive insights...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Apr 2016

©Dmitriy Shironosov via 123RF
Three steps for SMEs to target communications and drive customer excellence

SMEs should treat the personalisation of communications as a huge opportunity rather than focusing on the potential impact of poor communications as a risk to their businesses...

By Jacques van Wyk 14 Apr 2016

Centricity Image Library
New cloud-based image library for professionals in tourism

The solution enables hotels and other tourism products to move their often scattered image libraries to a dedicated centralised cloud that can be managed, organised and shared...

12 Apr 2016

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Reputation discussions should happen more frequently in business

We are living in an interesting time, with so much focus on our country's President, his past and current actions, and the company he keeps...

By Ashley Truscott 11 Apr 2016

[One Show 2016] Branded Entertainment, Radio and PR finalists announced
[One Show 2016] Branded Entertainment, Radio and PR finalists announced

The One Club have announced the finalists for branded entertainment, radio and PR, with nine featuring from South Africa...

11 Apr 2016

Survey indicates skills shortage in communications industry is growing
Survey indicates skills shortage in communications industry is growing

After its launch of the VMA African Communications Survey in February 2015, VMA Group Africa has again surveyed 386 senior communication practitioners from 251 different companies for its February 2016 survey...

7 Apr 2016

How PR should be - integrated into the overall communications mix © Rido – 123RF.com
Integration: Business imperative or communications buzzword?

Gau Narayanan, BBDO Africa regional director, says that given the fragmentation of audiences in 2016, integration is more important now than it has ever been before...

By Lisa Edwards 7 Apr 2016

Tech PR storming into Africa - Duo Marketing
Tech PR storming into Africa

Specialist B2B tech PR and digital marketing agency DUO Marketing and Communications welcomes two new clients to its growing portfolio of customers that want to grow market share in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region...

Issued by Duo Marketing 5 Apr 2016

VIMN Africa and Ogilvy & Mather partner turn MTV monochrome for Human Rights Day - Ogilvy & Mather
VIMN Africa and Ogilvy & Mather partner turn MTV monochrome for Human Rights Day

#LetsTalkColour was a 24-hour campaign which saw MTV symbolically change all of its platforms across Africa to black and white to encourage conversation on racial discrimination...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 5 Apr 2016

Prism judging panel selected
Prism judging panel selected

The Prism Awards, taking place on 17 April, have announced this year's judging panel, which comprises a diverse mix of experts in communication, advertising, corporate affairs, public relations, brand strategy and media...

4 Apr 2016

Dr Kenneth Kaunda One of a Kind ride - Seven Colors Communications
Dr Kenneth Kaunda One of a Kind ride

The Ikgate Motlhala cycle campaign in partnership with the North West Department of Tourism and the North West Tourism Board returns from 24-29 April in honour of struggle stalwart and former President of Zambia Dr Kenneth Kaunda's 91st birthday...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 4 Apr 2016

Rittenberry, keeping in front of the news...
[Behind the Selfie] with... Jordan Rittenberry

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Jordan Rittenberry, newly appointed managing director of Edelman South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Mar 2016

Gender gap closing through new communications programme
Gender gap closing through new communications programme

To focus on helping organisations take full advantage of the benefits associated with closing the gender gap and creating more opportunities for women to rise as leaders...

29 Mar 2016

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