Fine joins the GlobalHealthPR global network

Independent healthcare communications consultancy Fine has joined GlobalHealthPR's global network. Fine will help strengthen GlobalHealthPR's strategic presence in South Africa and across Africa, helping to address increased client demand for deep insights and seamless execution across the diverse...

10 Jan 2018

Vuma sells 51% stake

Vuma Reputation Management has conducted a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBBE) transaction with three members of the company's executive team. The result of the transaction makes the company now 51% black-owned and 30% black female-owned. The three members acquired the 51% stake...

26 Oct 2017

Oh Happy Day awarded top wedding planner

Oh Happy Day has won the Top Wedding Planner Award at South Africa's Top Vendor Wedding Awards this year. The awards are held annually in Cape Town and the event was hosted by Forum Embassy Hill this year. Winners for the awards are voted for by the public.

31 Aug 2017

Wired Communications to manage Cunard's PR, media relations in SA

Cunard has appointed Wired Communications to manage its PR and media relations in South Africa. Wired had managed the two projects for White Star Cruise & Travel, the GSA for Cunard in the country. Wired managed two onboard media tours when the remastered Queen Mary 2 visited Cape Town in January...

28 Jul 2017

KWV Wines appoints OFYT as PR digital partners

KWV Wines has appointed Old Friends Young Talents as its PR, activation, and digital partners. OFYT will be responsible for the KWV Classic Wines Collection, Laborie, and Roodeberg brands. Drinks International previously recognised KWV Wines as the World's Most Admired South African Wine Brand...

6 Apr 2017

The PRISM Awards calls for final nominations

The PRISM Awards are calling for final nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award which takes place on Saturday, 6 May 2017 — the award is presented to an industry expert who has made a remarkable impact on the public relations profession. The 2017 PRISM Awards sponsors include The Park...

13 Mar 2017

Wired Communications signs new business, makes temporary relocation

Wired Communications has signed up some new business including CDE Global in the UK and Global Kinetic. The company will also be temporarily relocating to 22 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Green Point for six months while its office in 20 Wandel Street, Gardens is being refurbished. The company...

1 Mar 2017

Burson-Marsteller Africa CEO to deliver 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture

Burson-Marsteller Africa chairperson and CEO, Robyn de Villiers will deliver the 2017 Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in the Palace of Westminster in London. De Villiers's address will focus on his experience in Africa's communication...

23 Feb 2017

IAS helps Autism SA find pro bono advertising, communication assistance

With its mandate to lead Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness, education, therapy and advocacy throughout the country, Autism South Africa itself has 'special needs' when it comes to finding agencies to undertake its advertising and communication. Claudia Ceresa, research developer and...

8 Feb 2017

2017 EMEA SABRE Awards jury includes Joanna Oosthuizen

The jury for the SABRE Awards, which recognises achievement in brand reputation and engagement, has named national MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa, Joanna Oosthuizen as one of two South Africans to join the 2017 EMEA Sabre Awards jury. The Sabre Awards results will be announced in May...

31 Jan 2017

DUO Marketing and Communications wins Agency of the Year award

Information technology company, Veeam, has announced DUO Marketing and Communications as the 2016 Agency of the Year winner at its annual PR Summit held in Amsterdam. This is the second time that DUO Marketing and Communications has been acknowledged by Veeam - DUO was named Collaborative Agency...

17 Oct 2016

PR-Net to host Tim Cohen

Business Day editor and former Financial Mail editor, Tim Cohen, will be hosted by PR-Net at the Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro in Sea Point on Thursday, 20 October. The stand-up lunch and presentation will introduce the titles' change of direction. For bookings click here....

6 Oct 2016

marcusbrewster launches on-demand PR service

Strategic communications firm, marcusbrewster, this month announced the launch of South Africa's first on-demand public relations service. The on-demand economy has broadly disrupted traditional, established industries in ways not seen since the Industrial Revolution. Global companies such as...

8 Aug 2016

GinjaNinjaPR is new name for Watt Communications

From 1 August 2016, Watt Communications, a boutique ICT PR agency, will be known as GinjaNinjaPR. Owner and chief ninja, Samantha Watt says that it was time to define the business more accurately and the people behind it. While the brand retains its ginja visual, the alignment with ninjas means...

4 Aug 2016

Cape Town workshop on upgrading media relationships

A short workshop on 'Five ways to upgrade your media relations' will be held on 25 August 2016 at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro in Sea Point, Cape Town, between 1pm and 2.30pm at a cost of R250 per person. Led by Brian Berkman, a PR consultant and working journalist, who has had parallel...

4 Aug 2016

UJ students win IPRA Golden World Award

A 25-member team of PR students from the University of Johannesburg has won the Golden World Award from the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) in July 2016, following its win in April 2016 of the PRISA Gold and Silver Award in the South African Public Relations Campaign of the Year...

26 Jul 2016

Burson-Marsteller selected as PR communications agency for AfricaCom 2016

Burson-Marsteller has been selected as the PR communications agency for AfricaCom, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14-18 November 2016. The relationship will be managed by its Johannesburg office, with support from its Cape Town team and its extensive African...

22 Jul 2016

Ruth Golembo passes away

Ruth Golembo, a PR expert for Meropa, passed away unexpectedly in Cape Town on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

15 Jul 2016

Developing editorial angles: A second workshop for PR juniors

The need to assist PR juniors with better developing PR angles for their key-client messages is greater than imagined following a sold-out session in June. PR-Net founder, Brian Berkman, a consultant with more than 20 years experience as pubic relations consultant and working journalist, presents...

13 Jul 2016

marcusbrewster named Most Innovative PR Agency: South Africa at M&A Awards

marcusbrewster has been named Most Innovative PR Agency: South Africa at the global M&A Awards in London. A recent Forrester Research study found that 82% of companies believe there is a strong connection between creativity and business results. According to the report, companies that foster...

6 Jul 2016

Developing PR Angles repeated at end of July

For those who missed the first presentation by PR-Net founder, Brian Berkman, on developing editorial angles, the workshop will be repeated on 28 July 2016 from 2-4pm at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro in Sea Point. Delegates will learn to find the hook or angle to entice editorial coverage....

6 Jul 2016

Headlines celebrates 20 years

Headlines, a PR agency with an initial focus on the IT industry, has existed for twenty years. Founder and director, Simone Lipshitz, has moved the agency beyond IT to incorporate various industry verticals.

4 Jul 2016

Second Cape Town meeting to discuss PR fees

Finding billing common ground among peers in the public relations industry is set to become a little easier with a second PR-Net meeting around the topic, to be held on Thursday, 28 July at 11am at Richard's Supper Stage in Sea Point at a fee of R200. "This 90-minute session, aimed at business...

29 Jun 2016

Vuma Reputation Management, Swiss-based Branding-Institute CMR AG enter into partnership

Vuma Reputation Management and the Swiss-based Branding-Institute CMR AG have entered into a partnership, which means that African companies are able to benefit from Vuma's access to best-practice knowledge from some of the world's most respected brand management practitioners in the fields of...

20 May 2016

marcusbrewster wins Offshore Excellence Award in London

In the 2016 Offshore Excellence Awards in London, marcusbrewster has been announced as the Best Offshore PR Agency. Now in its third year, the Awards celebrate the integrity of firms worldwide, covering the full spectrum of offshore business and industry across the seas. marcusbrewster services the...

11 May 2016

Litha Communications joins panel of professional service providers for Gauteng Province

Gauteng Province has appointed Litha Communications to the panel of professional service providers for Communication and Events Bodyshop for the next five years for the Department of Infrastructure. The consultancy, headed up by Andile Ncontsa, is honoured to be included in this roster and will...

17 Mar 2016

Burson-Marsteller acquires stake in TSE Consulting SA

WPP announced that Burson-Marsteller, its global strategic communications and public relations firms, has acquired a majority stake in TSE Consulting SA, an international sports consultancy. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and with regional partners in Europe, North and South America,...

29 Feb 2016

Changes to PRISM Awards Lifetime Achievement Awards

The PRISM Awards will be presented in Johannesburg on 17 April 2016. Nominees need not be a member of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa, but should have a minimum of 20 years of outstanding service in the public relations and communication management profession. Categories of...

25 Feb 2016

Magna Carta opens Zimbabwe office

Originating in South Africa, reputation management firm, Magna Carta, has now opened an office in Zimbabwe. Some of the company's objectives are to provide advice regarding digital communication, investor relations and crisis management to local and international companies. Magna Carta now...

5 Feb 2016

Kalinda nominated for International African Woman of the Year Award

Managing director and co-founder of Africommunications Group, Mimi Kalinda, has been nominated as one of eight finalists for the International African Woman of the Year Award. This category forms part of the Women4Africa Awards 2016 conducted in the United Kingdom. Kalinda's career history...

1 Feb 2016

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