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Lessons from Covid-19 - Be crisis ready!

Victor Moreriane, chief director of communications at Gauteng's Department of Infrastructure and Development, writes that organisations which are pro-active may survive but those who are reactive will face major consequences...

By Victor Moreriane, APR 27 Mar 2020

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Five ways to digitally market your company during the lockdown

Mkhuseli Vangile, MD of DCF PR and marketing agency suggests that PR be approached in a creative way by utilising 5 key elements in digital PR...

By Mkhuseli Vangile 26 Mar 2020

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7 tips for crisis communication during the ultimate crisis: Covid-19

Whatever your location or type of business you run, the way in which you communicate during a crisis remains the same. Regine le Roux, founder and managing director of Reputation Matters, shares seven habits of highly successful crisis communicators...

By Regine le Roux 26 Mar 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media
#BehindtheSelfie with... Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media

This week, we go behind the selfie with Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Mar 2020

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When the term 'crunch time' means more than something in our industry

As per usual (now), it's expected to kick off a content piece like this with, 'we are seeing the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic', etc...

By Sonja Bezuidenhout 25 Mar 2020

Messaging in a time of crisis
Messaging in a time of crisis

Nicole Capper, CEO of managing director of Mango-OMC shares some insights from conversations she's had with partners and agency owners around the world about messaging in a time of crisis...

By Nicole Capper 20 Mar 2020

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Communications in a time of crisis

Any crisis calls for strong leadership, delivered with clear, concise communications, explains Sandra Gordon, CEO of Stone Soup PR...

By Sandra Gordon 18 Mar 2020

Solutions for events in the time of COVID-19
Solutions for events in the time of COVID-19

The world faces an unprecedented challenge in terms of combatting and defeating COVID-19. Creative solutions for those who operate within the marketing space are necessary...

By Angelique Shekleton, Issued by Multi-Media 17 Mar 2020

The rise of coronavirus, influencer marketing, and business continuity
The rise of coronavirus, influencer marketing, and business continuity

While it's not completely business as usual in light of the coronavirus, R-Squared's operations aren't affected, and measures for business continuity have been taken in order to not disturb existing campaigns and projects, ensuring the highest levels of quality...

Issued by R-Squared SA 17 Mar 2020

Influencer marketing in South Africa: 4 reasons it's still effective
Influencer marketing in South Africa: 4 reasons it's still effective

Unless you have been living under a rock, influencer marketing is certainly not a new phenomenon in digital marketing...

By Ruan Fourie, Issued by Starbright Solutions 17 Mar 2020

Luxury brands' 3 best practices for coping with Covid-19
Luxury brands' 3 best practices for coping with Covid-19

The Covid-19 outbreak is taking a toll on the global luxury industry that is heavily dependent on the spending of Chinese shoppers at home and abroad...

By Xiaofeng Wang 17 Mar 2020

Prism Awards 2020 event cancelled amid coronavirus concerns
Prism Awards 2020 event cancelled amid coronavirus concerns

The Prism Awards committee alongside the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (Prisa) have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Prism Awards event, amid concerns of the increasing impact of the coronavirus in the country...

Issued by PRISA 16 Mar 2020

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PR 2020: Brand awareness or coverage call girl?

Public relations is a vague term for an industry of different services, specialities and personalities. I've been in the industry for 20 years and I still haven't quite figured out how to explain to people what PR is...

By Sasha Kupritz 16 Mar 2020

#Covid-19: Communicating trust in uncertain times
#Covid-19: Communicating trust in uncertain times

Our natural instinct is to reassure those affected in a crisis. However, over-reassuring does not build confidence. Nowhere in the world do people feel reassured that the Coronavirus is under control. Neeran Naidoo takes stock of communicating in a crisis...

By Neeran Naidoo, Issued by Hewers 16 Mar 2020

Prism Awards 2020 tickets now available
Prism Awards 2020 tickets now available

The 23rd annual Prism Awards, on 5 April, will take place at The Houghton Hotel, one of Johannesburg's most exclusive venues and member of the prestigious five-star luxury brand, the "Leading Hotels of the World"...

Issued by PRISA 12 Mar 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa
#BehindtheSelfie with... Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa

This week, we go behind the selfie with Samantha Fuller, head of communications for Uber in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2020

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It's time to take media training seriously

An interview by a political principal last month is a stark reminder of how some people, particularly leaders, don't see media training as necessary...

By Tshepo Sefotlhelo 10 Mar 2020

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PR & Comms: Show value or risk being cut

I have always advocated that public relations cannot drive the sales of an organisation. Not because I don't believe in the practice, but because any communications strategy should be examined for its long-term benefits and not merely its sales targets...

By Lara Magnus 6 Mar 2020

Castle Lite hides 2020 Unlocks headliner in plain sight!
Castle Lite hides 2020 Unlocks headliner in plain sight!

It is now a well-established fact that Castle Lite is the coolest brand around and if there was ever any doubt, the past two weeks have proven it...

Issued by MSports 6 Mar 2020

Prism Awards to receive a face-lift
Prism Awards to receive a face-lift

In 2019, Palesa Madumo CEO and shareholder at Vuma Reputation Management and Prism Awards convenor, popped into our offices for an informal chat about the PR industry's long-standing relationship with Bizcommunity and the annual Prism Awards Ceremony...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Mar 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon
DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

Entrepreneur Jerome Cohen's business growth strategy: sustainability
Entrepreneur Jerome Cohen's business growth strategy: sustainability

Over the last decade, Jerome Cohen has managed to move brands and businesses at large from strength to strength and Offlimit (OLC) has proved that he may know a thing or two about taking a business to the next level...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 27 Feb 2020

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Selling your fish in 2020: How to communicate and market your services in the new decade

There are numerous different marketing and communication channels and methods that entrepreneurs can use to promote their products and services, but which one works best?...

By Chanell Kemp 27 Feb 2020

Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short course
Register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists short course

The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University invites communication and other front-line-facing officers/managers in central and local government to register for the Government Media: Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists course...

Issued by Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Rhodes University 27 Feb 2020

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

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Marketing is in chaos. Especially advertising, PR and sponsorship

The marketing environment in South Africa is in chaos. There is no other way of describing the loss of R50bn a year through ill-considered strategy, bad advertising and lack of research...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 25 Feb 2020

Exciting start to the year for DUO Marketing + Communications with three new client wins
Exciting start to the year for DUO Marketing + Communications with three new client wins

DUO Marketing + Communications has added three exciting new clients to their already prestigious portfolio - The Social Collective (SA), Blackboard (USA) and returning client, Telviva (SA)...

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 24 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact
#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact

New Delhi-based communication designer Ananya Khaitan has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2020. He specialises in book design and brand identity design, with his work reflecting his affinity for matters of import and impact...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Feb 2020

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