Chris Moerdyk
Crisis communications is a very specialised business

I was having a chat a few weeks ago to Neeran Naidoo, CEO of Hewers Communications, with whom I have worked on and off for many years on various projects, mostly involving crisis communication...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jun 2017

Eat Out appoints Mango-OMC for seventh consecutive year
Eat Out appoints Mango-OMC for seventh consecutive year

Eat Out has appointed Mango-OMC again to assist the brand with the public relations and communication for the prestigious Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 21 Jun 2017

Bonfire Media drives attention to The Afropolitan magazine's 50th edition gala
Bonfire Media drives attention to The Afropolitan magazine's 50th edition gala

To mark its 50th edition, The Afropolitan, a magazine that celebrates the rise of the new cosmopolitan African style, hosted a gala evening on 1 June...

Issued by Mbongiworks 20 Jun 2017

Start the day happy with the Thrive 16-seater Breakfast Blend Bike
Start the day happy with the Thrive 16-seater Breakfast Blend Bike

To help South Africans with their busy on-the-go lifestyles, Mbongiworks launched two amazing experiences that will dial up the morning smiles...

Issued by Mbongiworks 19 Jun 2017

Kagiso Rabada and Shaun Pollock named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa
Kagiso Rabada and Shaun Pollock named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa

Nissan has named the number one ODI bowler in the world, Kagiso Rabada, and former South African captain and cricket legend, Shaun Pollock, as brand ambassadors to further leverage the company's global sponsorship deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

Issued by Openfield 5 Jun 2017

Growing brand belief to new heights
Growing brand belief to new heights

Engage Joe Public, a member of the brand and communications group Joe Public United, is fast becoming the go-to public relations agency for clients with interesting challenges and hardcore delivery needs...

Issued by Joe Public United 2 Jun 2017

Riverbed's PR team expansion aligned to agency growth
Riverbed's PR team expansion aligned to agency growth

The month of May saw Riverbed, leading female, black-owned and -managed, integrated communications agency, boost its public relations team with the appointments of Sibongile Modiba and Mpho Singo...

By Michelle Cave, Issued by Riverbed 31 May 2017

Mbongiworks and Bonfire Media get people 'partying' at breakfast time for NutriDay
Mbongiworks and Bonfire Media get people 'partying' at breakfast time for NutriDay

To reignite a love of breakfast in a world that is too busy to sit down in the morning, Mbongiworks developed a campaign idea for NutriDay that encourages South Africans to celebrate breakfast every day, with the launch of the NutriDay Breakfast Party campaign...

Issued by Mbongiworks 29 May 2017

Bonfire Media takes top spot
Bonfire Media takes top spot

Consumer PR and digital PR specialists Bonfire Media continued their winning ways at the 2017 Prisms taking home the Silver Award for their Hellmann's Rock Your Burger PR campaign for the Unilever mayo brand...

Issued by Mbongiworks 26 May 2017

Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company
Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company

Ayanda Mbanga Communications has entered an exciting new era! CEO, Ayanda Mbanga explains the new direction, fresh approach and services...

Issued by AMcomms 26 May 2017

Grey Africa welcomes new interns Peace Maluleke and Solomon Molefe
Grey Africa welcomes new interns Peace Maluleke and Solomon Molefe

Grey Africa has welcomed two new PR interns to the team...

Issued by Grey 23 May 2017

Grey Africa appoints new HOD for PR division
Grey Africa appoints new HOD for PR division

Grey Public Relations, a division of Grey Africa, has appointed Carla van Pletzen as the new Head of Public Relations...

Issued by Grey 15 May 2017

PRISA aligns the industry to international standards
PRISA aligns the industry to international standards

The 2017 PRISA National Conference, which was held at the Indaba Hotel from 4-5 May, was deemed to be a success by delegates...

Issued by PRISA 12 May 2017

Chris Moerdyk
Why don't clients listen to their PR and ad agencies?

It is human nature that clients don't always listen to their PR and ad agencies and it often takes an independent outside “guru” to confirm what they are being told before clients sign off on strategy and campaigns...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 12 May 2017

Gwen Watkins
Why I love baby boomer clients

As a baby boomer, I am predisposed towards dealing with fellow baby boomers but even more so with other women baby boomers in management and top positions. The reason is simple; we have a no-nonsense response to life...

By Gwen Watkins, Issued by Freelancers Writing Services 12 May 2017