[Peter Mann] I bottomed out on unwanted, unwarranted, unjustified bullxxxx marketing today when my cell rang with a Cape Town number I didn't recognise. (021 557 **83)
[Peter Mann] The flood of comments on Twitter and other social media platforms around Oscar Pistorius highlight the extreme dangers of unmediated social media.
[Peter Mann] One of the greatest ironies of the advertising industry is that they don't believe in their own product.
[Peter Mann] Even though ad agency bosses and media owners sit on a veritable pile of money, they live in the land of declining returns - where you have to run harder just to stay in the same place.
[Peter Mann] The other day I was asked whether PR practitioners now have more power than ad agency bosses. Brian Berkman who was writing for Advantage magazine kindly told me I could disagree if I wished (I do) and he gave me 200 words in which to do so.
[Peter Mann] As President Jacob Zuma surveys the rash of headlines and news stories today lampooning him for blaming apartheid's long-deceased architect, Hendrik Verwoerd, for the current crisis in education in Limpopo; he has only himself to blame. His Verwoerd gaffe on Redi Thlabi's show destroys his credibility.
[Peter Mann] Luminaries from the public relations industry gathered in Johannesburg on Sunday, 25 March 2012, to celebrate the annual PRISM Awards. Meropa Communications was not among them and - once again - we did not win any awards. You see, I don't believe PR agencies should win awards.
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