4 reasons you should be investing in public relations
4 reasons you should be investing in public relations

Public relations (PR) gets a bad rap and that's probably because so many people don't understand the concept at all...

By Sue Charlton APR 16 Nov 2018

Africa is a market of opportunity for PR
Africa is a market of opportunity for PR

Bizcommunity.com chats to Scott Wilson, president Africa and Europe, Burson Cohn & Wolfe ...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Oct 2018

APO Group selected as official newswire of Web Summit 2018
APO Group selected as official newswire of Web Summit 2018

An exclusive agreement means APO Group will provide enhanced press visibility of the event which is the largest of its kind in the world...

Issued by APO Group 12 Oct 2018

Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand
Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand

Earlier this year, Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe global communications agencies merged, creating BCW, which has a strong network across Africa...

10 Oct 2018

Mimi Kalinda, CEO Africommunications Group.
It's time for Africa to tell a new story

Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it...

By Mimi Kalinda 27 Sep 2018

Michael Wokorach races towards the try line. Credit: APO.
Writing the story of the rise of African rugby

The APO Group presents 'The Incredible Rise of African Rugby' in a new published guide to the sport on the continent...

13 Sep 2018

100 Most Influential Young Africans
100 Most Influential Young Africans

South Africa's award-winning entrepreneur, founder and chief of DNA Brand Architects, Sylvester Chauke, has made the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans...

12 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack is lead consultant at Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Rice Krispies, cost and worth

Is the debate about cost versus worth in the communications space truly a PR problem, or a communications industry problem...?

By Taazima Kala-Essack 5 Sep 2018

Mimi Kalinda, co-founder and managing director of Africommunications Group.
Innovation vital to Africa's DNA, but so is strategic communication

Innovation is a critical part Africa's DNA, but it only plays a part in shaping the continent's narrative when the world becomes aware of it...

By Mimi Kalinda 3 Sep 2018

BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe
BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) has appointed market leaders responsible for growth and innovation in the Europe and Africa (E&A) region. South Africa's Robyn de Villiers will head up Africa....

27 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

Using media relations to promote Africa
Using media relations to promote Africa

The anticipation of new business on the continent means that investors will also be looking for reputable communications companies to uphold a positive image for them in the media space...

By Nhlanhla Kubeka 7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too
#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too

There are six main reasons for the rise of Africa as an investment destination and each of them has an impact on the practice of effective communications across the continent...

By Robyn de Villiers 30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation
#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation

The recent ethics and reputation study conducted by Reputation Matters on behalf of the African Public Relations Association, has highlighted many opportunities for the continent to take charge of its narrative...

29 May 2018

EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year
EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year

Clockwork Media has won the 2018 Africa Consultancy of the Year at the EMEA SABRE Awards...

28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 23 May 2018

The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

Jennilee Peremore lists five of the common misconceptions of PR and the qualities you should look for when looking to hire a PR employee or agency...

By Jennilee Peremore 23 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of APRA and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa...

By Louise Marsland 18 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The need for accelerated social progress and purpose-driven communications is at an all-time high, especially in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

SABRE Awards, Africa.
All the African SABRE PR winners

Ogilvy takes home top honours at second African SABRE ceremony as the African public relations industry celebrates the best campaigns...

14 May 2018

Promoting values: Taking back the African narrative
Promoting values: Taking back the African narrative

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa's most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent...

11 May 2018

Sebastian Kaulitzki ©
#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 23 Apr 2018

(c) Ventsislav Bratovanov -
The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

David Tiltman, head of content, Warc. Image supplied.
Warc and Sabre Awards partner to showcase PR-led case studies

Warc has partnered with the Sabre Awards to showcase award-winning PR-led case studies from around the world...

16 Apr 2018

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