The traditional role of public relations continues to evolve in a dynamic and constantly changing landscape. Today, PR is a key function of an organisation's reputation management strategy...
We've all had that moment, whether at a wedding, presentation, conference or the boss's announcement, when our heart sinks at the mention of the word speech...
"When I eat a pie I'm Gloria, when I eat a pie with Tropika I'm Glorioussss!" You either love it or hate it - whatever the case, the new Tropika ads are certainly being noticed...
In societal terms, memes are a cultural construct for the transmission of ideas. Social media has distilled memes down to a way of slaughtering holy cows and popularising a central theme or ideas...
No business has the right to brazenly and publicly offend customers just because of their religion, nationality, or skin colour. There are always consequences to your business with this extreme behaviour...
Last week was not good for Volkswagen (VW): an estimated $18bn fine, executives potentially facing criminal charges, a 20% drop in share price and a reputation in shatters...
This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on blood moons, supermoons and lunar eclipse...
Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with a buzz over the debut of cult designer Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent, and whispers that the disgraced John Galliano could be poised for a comeback.
4 Oct 2012 09:25
SABMiller plc (SAB) has appointed Catherine May as its new director of corporate affairs.
4 Oct 2012 09:25
Donatella Versace bared her soul at Milan fashion week, joining Prada and Gucci in creating a soulful collection which contrasted sharply with Moschino's swinging sixties and Etro's garden of Eden.
4 Oct 2012 09:25
The next series of the Destiny and Destiny Man's Power of 40 events have been scheduled. The guest speaker is Matthew Buckland, the Managing Director and founder of the Cape Town-based digital agency, Creative Spark.
Issued by Ndalo Media 4 Oct 2012 09:14
The introduction of digital media into our marketing portfolios over the past few years has dramatically altered the way we approach our marketing strategies, and the kinds of things we do with our brands.
By Chemory Gunko 4 Oct 2012 08:16
Today is the last day of the Airports Company South Africa Strand Open, being held at the Strand Tennis Club, Cape Town from 9am to 4pm. The wheelchair tennis competition features some of South Africa's top ranked players in a contest sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and part of the NEC World Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
4 Oct 2012 06:20
The upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) summit taking place from 30 January to 2 February 2013 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland will feature CNBC Africa as a host of a debate. The topic is currently being finalised with WEF organisers and the station's editorial team.
4 Oct 2012 06:15
Velocity stood out at this year's Loeries, picking up a total of 17 awards across the board. Velocity's director Greg Gray won three golds and a total of nine awards.
Issued by Velocity 3 Oct 2012 12:13
This year the impact of the Cape Homemakers Expo was felt as far afield as Ceres. As a result of a concerted effort by the organisers and exhibitors to contribute to the social upliftment of the Western Cape's disadvantaged communities, one of the centre's community partners was the recipient of much needed building materials.
Issued by HOMEMAKERS 3 Oct 2012 12:02
Bouffant's Dean Blumberg directed Nando's 'The Last Dictator Standing' for Black River FC which has won a Grand Prix at the Loeries. Production company Bouffant won a total of 12 Loerie Awards.
Issued by bouffant 3 Oct 2012 12:02
There are multiple benefits that a mobile app can offer the exhibition industry, especially event organisers. Organisers can see statistics, user-generated content and exactly what is popular - information that is invaluable for future shows.
Issued by EXSA 3 Oct 2012 11:42
First National Bank (FNB) said yesterday, Tuesday 2 October 2012, it planned to introduce a new mobile payment device for merchants following an agreement with mPowa‚ the first company to introduce the technology in the UK. The bank's eWallet service has also been integrated by Mxit into Mxit Money‚ its mobile commerce platform‚ to create FNB Moola+.
3 Oct 2012 10:27
Futhi Mtoba, Monhla Hlahla, Patrice Motsepe and Benjamin Mophatlane - these are just a few of our high-profile past Oliver Award winners. ABSA, Microsoft South Africa, South African Breweries and Lion of Africa are some of the organisations that have been recognised by the Oliver's for their transformation and empowerment efforts.
Issued by Topco Media 3 Oct 2012 09:52
Magazine readers can browse through the new annual bridal guide, True Love Bride, the new sized i Mag lifestyle guide in City Press or the 12th edition of student life, Yes! Lifestyle Mag.
3 Oct 2012 09:41
Interactiva, a leading marketing trade magazine in Spain, published a debate in which industry players discussed and analysed mobile marketing and its reach. In this discussion Ferndando del Rey, Managing Director of DQ&A Media Group Spain, and Marta Rodriguez, Mobile and Performance Specialist at DQ&A Media Group, joined leading industry players such as Vodafone and Ericsson.
Toyota South is revving the South African vehicle market with the launch of the Toyota 86. The high-performance coupe made a grand entrance with a television commercial that tells potential buyers to 'go play'. This is being supported by a through-the-line campaign.
Issued by FCB South Africa 3 Oct 2012 09:03
With the exception of a very small percentage, by and large most branded empires with single or dozens of brand name identities are now feeling the intense heat all over the world. The slow combustion, smoke and pending flames are inevitable.
By Naseem Javed 3 Oct 2012 07:39
The Cape Dairy Experience, which takes place from 2-3 November 2012 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch, has included Youth Shows in its programme lineup. Begun last year, the event offers children the opportunity to show their ability to handle farm animals in a show ring.
3 Oct 2012 06:30
This month's digital The Media magazine, a celebration of the publication's tenth birthday, is now live and packed with media insight - especially that which is related to how the media industry has evolved in the last decade and the remaining challenges. Contributors include Harry Herber, Sandra Gordon and Tim Spira.
3 Oct 2012 06:02
A new competition offers software based tech start-ups that are getting ready to start a viable business the opportunity to win software and support services that will enable the winner to run a business.
2 Oct 2012 15:50
2012 has been a busy year for Recruitgroup. Firstly the establishment of RecruitSite, a specialist engineering recruitment division, secondly the nomination of CEO Laura Reynolds as a finalist in the 9th Annual Top Woman Awards and now the opening of its sixth division, RecruitRate.
Issued by Recruitgroup 2 Oct 2012 12:41
MACHINE's success at the Loeries has firmly established the agency as a formidable force on the advertising landscape. In their first Loeries performance MACHINE won eight Loerie awards in total, one gold, three silver, three craft certificates and a bronze.
Issued by Publicis Machine 2 Oct 2012 12:12
Perhaps not all of us are aware of the harm our 'normal buildings' have on the environment, and the price that we will pay. Opting for greener and more sustainable house designs cuts maintenance costs and improves conditions for both us and the planet. Attend the Smart Cities Summit on 30-31 October in Johannesburg and join in the discussions.
Issued by Topco Media 2 Oct 2012 12:01