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#AfricaAchiever: Vuma Reputation creates Africa division to drive expansion
#AfricaAchiever: Vuma Reputation creates Africa division to drive expansion

Bizcommunity Africa's #AfricaAchiever is Nonye Mpho Omotola, business director of Vuma Reputation Management's new Africa division, established to drive expansion on the continent...

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2017

Talking about Africa's reputational narrative
Talking about Africa's reputational narrative

Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa's reputational challenges and opportunities...

11 Sep 2017

Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?
Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?

How a business responds when things go wrong can mean the difference between a swift resolution and making the problem a whole lot worse...

By Nicole Suter 7 Sep 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

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

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

The SABRE Awards
Global SABRE PR awards launched for Africa

Holmes Report and African Public Relations Association (APRA) launch first Africa SABRE competition...

3 Jan 2017

Marrakesh, Morocco. Image by 123RF
African PR awards launched

Holmes Report and APRA launch first Africa SABRE competition for the public relations industry...

9 Dec 2016

Burson-Marsteller Africa wins on the continent
Burson-Marsteller Africa wins on the continent

Burson-Marsteller won PR accolades in Uganda and Kenya recently...

1 Dec 2016

APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa
APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa

The African Press Organization launches MENA Wire, a press release distribution and monitoring service dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa...

6 Sep 2016

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Bizcommunity.com has set up a tribute page in honour of communications doyen and former journalist, Ruth Golembo, who passed away suddenly last week...

18 Jul 2016

Dharmesh Nagar
How to market in Africa

Marketing in Africa: getting around uniquely African hurdles...

23 Jun 2016

Magna Carta CEO, Vincent Magwenya, celebrates in Berlin last night
Magna Carta wins Africa PR Consultancy of 2016

Magna Carta wins Africa PR Consultancy of the year...

26 May 2016

Elian Wiener
The Holmes Report Africa Consultancy of the Year

Five PR companies are in the running for Africa PR Agency of the Year Award by the prestigious Homes Report...

23 May 2016

Alex Nam
APO ramps up multimedia PR distribution in Africa

CDNetworks, chosen by APO, brings 95% reduction in global website load times for press release distribution platform...

12 May 2016

Coping under fire
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015

Lorrianne Cloete
PR superheroes, your time is now

What exactly do these extreme changes in the media landscape mean for PR? When the world around you shifts, would you continue to walk down the same old road and expect to reach the same destination?

By Lorrianne Cloete 9 Oct 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding
[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding

No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.

By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

San Reddy to lead PR firm marcusbrewster
San Reddy to lead PR firm marcusbrewster

San Reddy, best known to South Africans as a former primetime news anchor on free-to-air channel e.tv, has been appointed MD of the public relations firm marcusbrewster effective 1 August 2011. He replaces Hein Kaiser, who left to launch his own agency, RedStar Communication.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 22 Jul 2011

Loerie Awards adds PR category for 2011
Loerie Awards adds PR category for 2011

The Loerie Awards has introduced a PR category to this year's awards. Public Relations Industry of Southern Africa (PRISA) spokesperson Bridget von Holdt believes the move is indicative of the importance of strategic communication in the overall communication mix and that the inclusion of PR exposes other industries to the real value of strategic communication and its vital role in brand management.

20 Apr 2011

PR Worx wins IABC African Gold Quill
PR Worx wins IABC African Gold Quill

In the media relations category of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) African Gold Quill Awards, PR Worx won for its Anglo American's CSI publicity activities. It received the highest publicity category score in Africa, after the first tier of judging, so the entry will be submitted to the second round of international adjudication in the US.

28 Mar 2011

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

15 Mar 2011

Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend
Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]

By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011

2011 Maputo International Ad Festival set for May

The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.

23 Feb 2011

[2011 trends] Ever-changing ad industry, constantly developing trends
[2011 trends] Ever-changing ad industry, constantly developing trends

So what we can expect to see in 2011? The industry is always changing and new trends are constantly developing and therefore it is crucial to keep the following top of mind.

By Adene van der Walt 18 Jan 2011

Building business: contribution or contamination?
Building business: contribution or contamination?

It's reassuring to think that leaders are born. Frankly, I don't buy that. Oh, there may be some exceptions, mostly in history, but good business leaders do not feature among them.

By Linda Hamman 29 Nov 2010

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