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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

#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

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

#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's time
#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's time

Chairman of Weber Shandwick, Jack Leslie, tells Bizcommunity.Africa what it will take to attract multi-national investment to Africa, the final frontier for growth and expansion for business at a pan-African level...

By Louise Marsland 16 Apr 2018

Daniel Munslow is a director of MCC Consulting.
The role of communicators in the SDGs in Africa

How Africa's communicators can aid the United Nations in communicating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

By Daniel Munslow 9 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

The state of PR in the new age
The state of PR in the new age

Traditional vs digital PR. Is it two sides of the same coin?

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 14 Feb 2018

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure
It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In the wake of the H&M debacle, Thandukwazi Gcabashe comments on the critical role PR plays in making sure marketing campaigns have gone through a reputational lens before being launched...

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 24 Jan 2018

Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy...

By Janine Lloyd 15 Jan 2018

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros...

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

#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

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

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

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Why integration matters more than ever before

Clients will only realise the value of many agencies through integration - having an impeccable conductor who can pull it all together - a 'Chief Communication Integration Officer' of some sorts...

By Vanessa Baard 13 Dec 2016

Increased recognition for communications campaigns executed in Africa
Increased recognition for communications campaigns executed in Africa

The economic surge in Africa has increased the need for world-class communications across the continent and has in turn been mirrored by the increased recognition for communications campaigns executed across Africa.

By Kelli Knutsen 10 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

John French
Are you ready for the communication revolution?

When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.

By John French 22 Oct 2013

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

Noëleen Bruton
Digital, traditional media go hand in hand

It's been exciting watching the phenomenal growth of digital media both locally and globally in the past say two decades. This, of course, has given marketers a whole new category of media in which to spend our advertising budgets.

By Noëleen Bruton 13 May 2013

Catherine Milward-Bridges
Leadership: it's the brass tacks that count

Carducci. Chanel. Prada. If only a positive leadership image stopped at good dress sense. The impression that employees hold of their leaders is as critical as the messages that they deliver.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 3 May 2013

Ted Leonhardt
How to become a new business power player

SEATTLE, US: Fred is the owner of a small design firm. His work has recently become recognised for using design thinking to build brands through social media.

By Ted Leonhardt 20 Apr 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

MANA launches online service
MANA launches online service

Government journalists in Malawi were ecstatic on Monday, 13 August 2012, when Malawi government launched www.manaonline.gov.mw, forty-six years after government established Malawi News Agency (MANA), to disseminate government information.

By Gregory Gondwe 15 Aug 2012

Gregory Gondwe
Feud exposes Malawi's telecommunication gaps

A feud that has ensued between the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and Professor Mathews Chikaonda, chairperson of both Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) and Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has exposed glaring gaps in the telecommunication industry.

By Gregory Gondwe 13 Aug 2012

Tatenda Chiweshe
Outdoor media in Zimbabwe - The First Frontier!

At the risk of over-simplifying the science (and art) that culminates in media placement, one of the guiding principles is positioning around relevant content that is consumed by a predetermined volume of the target market.

By Tatenda Chiweshe 9 Jul 2012

[Executive Check] Partnerships are critical for success in Africa's PR industry - Arcay
[Executive Check] Partnerships are critical for success in Africa's PR industry - Arcay

Global public relations and communications firm, Burson-Marsteller recently acquired a controlling stake in Johannesburg-based Arcay Communications. Founder and chairman of Arcay Burson-Marsteller, Robyn de Villiers speaks about the partnership and succeeding in Africa's PR industry.

By Walter Wafula 3 Jul 2012

MISA-Malawi wants repeal of media laws
MISA-Malawi wants repeal of media laws

The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has asked government to consider repealing all laws that are inconsistent with the constitution and those considered as an insult to the media fraternity in Malawi.

By Gregory Gondwe 4 May 2012

Cartoonists protest as MISA announces new awards
Cartoonists protest as MISA announces new awards

Cartoonists and online publishers have cried foul after the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) announced the inclusion of five more categories for the 2012 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The media groups said MISA-Malawi should not have left them out because they are also at the heart of media products worldwide.

By Gregory Gondwe 7 Mar 2012

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