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...
Sober Up is Biogreen Technologies' first in-house product. This innovative, exciting product, promoting human health and general well-being in SA, assists with the reduction of alcohol from the body, relieving hangovers and digestion.
Issued by Sober Up 15 Nov 2012 11:43
Clover, one of South Africa's leading dairy suppliers and 34Woman, a division of AdReview's Specialist Agency of the Year, 34, developed a campaign to drive consideration and purchase of Clover's vanilla-flavoured Mmmilk, all whilst supporting a cause that resonates with the whole family.
Issued by 34 15 Nov 2012 10:50
Boomtown Strategy Brand Agency secured a silver at the 2012 CLIO Healthcare awards in New York for its direct mail campaign for Africa Health Placements, an organisation that places doctors from the US and Europe in public service roles across Africa.
Issued by Boomtown 15 Nov 2012 10:15
Hiring Bounty, which makes use of crowdsourcing as a recruitment tool, and Idea Bounty, which solves business problems by tapping into the creativity of the masses, are working together to find the best and most creative idea to drive traffic to the recruitment site.
15 Nov 2012 10:13
The China Sourcing Fair will again be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre from 28 to 30 November. This is the last leg of the 2012 global road show following major successes in Hong Kong, Dubai, Miami, Sao Paulo and Mumbai. Oasys Innovations was contracted for the third successive year to build the show.
Issued by GL events Oasys 15 Nov 2012 09:53
There are a significant number of misconceptions as to what exactly a PR strategy entails and how it adds value to business. This presents a considerable challenge for practitioners in the PR space, particularly with regards to the management of client expectations.
By Lucinda Boddy 15 Nov 2012 09:46
Web 2.0 and spectacular innovations in mobile technologies have opened-up a world of opportunities for companies and their brands to interact with a diversity of customers, regardless of where in the world they may be.
Issued by NATIVE VML 15 Nov 2012 09:16
MediaVest, in collaboration with NU Venture, Tractor Outdoor and Draftfcb, conceptualised a vertical wall garden in 2011 as a billboard for Emirates airlines. Grown on a traditional billboard, it was constructed solely from wood and vegetation.
15 Nov 2012 09:13
Email is still one of the most important and widely-used communication channels that marketers have at their disposal, but the way that many organisations use it is still surprisingly unrefined. Nowhere is this clearer than in the lack of attention many marketers pay to the mobile device as a channel for email marketing.
By Richard Mullins 15 Nov 2012 08:30
Southern Comfort's latest TVC takes its positioning of 'Here's to the Unexpected' up several notches, giving it a fast-paced, contemporary and unexpected twist in its first locally produced commercial. It has begun airing on all SABC channels, e.tv and DStv this week.
15 Nov 2012 07:53
Following its launch in mid-August 2012, the TopTV Prepaid payment voucher is proving to be quite popular. To date, it has sold close on 70,000 vouchers on consignment to various distribution partners and has been activating more than 500 prepaid vouchers daily in recent weeks.
15 Nov 2012 07:32
On Thursday, 22 November 2012, a student exhibition will take place at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Irene, Centurion at 7pm. Pepe Marais, a founding partner of Joe Public, will open the event. The exhibition runs until 2pm on 1 December 2012.
15 Nov 2012 07:26
As a method of launching the new online fragrance site, Indigo Tree, Morrisjones wrapped rows and rows of jacaranda trees in designer-scented, purple ribbons.
15 Nov 2012 06:17
KykNet's new actuality breakfast show, Dagbreek, broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 6-8am, will offer a discussion of the latest news in the Afrikaans dailies, as presented by editors from the Media24 newspaper stable: Tim du Plessis, Waldimar Pelser and Mandy Rossouw. Their analysis of the day's events can be found in detail in the newspapers.
15 Nov 2012 06:04
5FM has announced that Natalie Frank has been appointed as the station's new marketing manager which will see her developing and implementing the marketing and CSI strategy for 5FM and for promoting the station, its programming and events.
14 Nov 2012 15:47
A new glossy magazine, targeting people, innovation and entertainment, has been launched by Lonaka Media, a new publishing company. The magazine, entitled PiE, puts people at the heart of the innovative digital era.
14 Nov 2012 11:45
Online consumer confidence in South Africa increased by one point to 78 in the third quarter of 2012 but remains flat when compared year-on-year (Q3 2011) according to global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
Issued by Nielsen 14 Nov 2012 11:25
The SABC is extending its coverage of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry's sittings in Rustenburg by providing a live stream on the SABC News website www.sabc.co.za/news, as well as on the SABC News YouTube channel.
14 Nov 2012 10:55
Tasked with developing an insightful, relevant marketing campaign that would connect with the festival's target audience, 34Woman used the classic knock-knock joke (or klop-klop grap, in Afrikaans) to give this year's Aardklop festival more gees.
Issued by 34 14 Nov 2012 10:35
It seems that digital marketing is the buzzword of the moment. Every tech-savvy analyst and advertising exec is repeating the message, to the point of it being an industry mantra, that a marketing strategy with its sights set on success needs to put the digital platform at the forefront of its tactical mix.
Issued by Wetpaint Advertising 14 Nov 2012 10:22
What do you do when a client asks you for a truly unique and captivating concept for a campaign? Where do you look for something genuinely beautiful and out of this world? When Investec Asset Management gave this challenge to Ireland/Davenport they found their answer in the Amazon.
Issued by Ireland/Davenport 14 Nov 2012 10:16
Big ideas are rare. So if you are going to go big, go really big; let's say 22 metres high by nine metres wide. That's the size of the new Doom billboard up in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Issued by TBWA 14 Nov 2012 10:00
Social media is by now considered to be an integral aspect of any brand's online marketing mix, and while social media can be used to boost any brand's profile there are certain brands that excel at the social networking game.
Issued by Digital Fire 14 Nov 2012 09:57
The Irish-based Digital Marketing Institute announced a new partnership with Vega School of Brand Leadership to train over 3000 students in digital marketing in South Africa next year. The Institute forecasts that the South African market will generate revenues in excess of €3 million for the company by 2015.
14 Nov 2012 09:42