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Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 5 hours ago

Jury chair, Elizabeth Windram, JetBlue Airways.
Effective Social Strategy shortlist for Warc Awards announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Social Strategy category - a search for marketing initiatives that link social strategy to business success...

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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 2 hours ago

Professor Kelly Chibale
Local scientist makes it onto Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders list

The founder and director of Africa's first integrated drug discovery centre, Professor Kelly Chibale, has been named as one of Fortune magazine's World's Greatest Leaders for 2018...

By Kim Cloete 2 hours ago

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 2 hours ago

Matthew Buckland.
Matthew Buckland on reigniting Burn Media

Matthew Buckland explains his latest role change at Creative Spark, what it means for Burn Media going forward, and the biggest digital media trends he's anticipating from 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

Small businesses should take advantage of Google's new "mobile-first" approach
Small businesses should take advantage of Google's new "mobile-first" approach

In March Google announced it had started rolling out a phased approach to the long-awaited implementation of "mobile-first indexing". Since then Google's search algorithms have shifted to using the mobile version of a website's content...

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12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 4 hours ago

Cape Chamber launches marketing initiative to help new businesses
Cape Chamber launches marketing initiative to help new businesses

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found a way to help new businesses market themselves at a fraction of the normal cost...

4 hours ago

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project

This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

By Robin Fredericks 5 hours ago

South by Southwest film festival from a South African creative's perspective
South by Southwest film festival from a South African creative's perspective

This year's South by Southwest film festival was "some kind of collective consciousness" according to Daniel Schoeman, creative technologist at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris...

By Jessica Tennant 6 hours ago

SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing"...

6 hours ago

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Grid's work for Marble.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 1

The first set of D&AD Pencil winners is announced today, with two South African agencies making the cut...

1 day ago

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

1 day 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

Research reveals cinema ads deliver strong ROI
Research reveals cinema ads deliver strong ROI

Independent research into cinema advertising in South Africa has highlighted the power and impact of the medium...

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

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: 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

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...

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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

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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

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. ..

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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...

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