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Fresh new ad campaign for Doctors Without Borders lets actions speak through clever wordplay
Fresh new ad campaign for Doctors Without Borders lets actions speak through clever wordplay

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has embarked on a campaign to remind South Africans of their work, focused on HIV and TB, and medical emergencies such as sexual and gender-based violence...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 1 day ago

Image credit: Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash.
Don't police it, policy it: The importance of a communication policy

Here are six reasons you need to invest in a communication policy today...

By Chanell Kemp 1 day ago

Living the 'Gud' life.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Cassandra Gudlhuza

This week, we go behind the selfie with Cassandra Gudlhuza, CEO of Black Circle Communications...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Radio essential part of communication mix
Radio essential part of communication mix

Increasing clutter and advertising noise is making radio a more important element in the communication mix than ever before, according to New Zealand marketing specialist Roy Hawker...

Issued by Algoa FM 2 days ago

Image credit: Rachel Pfuetzner on Unsplash.
Cultural context key to successful South African PR narratives

Brand exposure opportunities have exploded and fragmented in recent years, with new technologies and communications platforms opening a world of possibilities to PR professionals and beginners alike...

By Obren Msuku 2 days ago

Image credit: Roman Fox on Unsplash.
Are you the you or the us on the team bus?

The privilege I have had over my years within this industry - apart from continued learning - is observing and being exposed to new thinking, new attitudes and new generations of PR practitioners...

By Prinella Pillay 3 days ago

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

For the culture or from the culture?
For the culture or from the culture?

Every marketer's dream is to be able to influence pop culture or ride the wave and turn it into a thriving social campaign...

By Jabulani Sigege, Issued by Irvine Partners 13 Sep 2019

DevCom is hiring! (Communication consultants)
DevCom is hiring! (Communication consultants)

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. We have a lot of water, and we need a couple of thirsty horses to join us at the river. But... we are a tribe of unicorns...

Issued by DevCom 12 Sep 2019

Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa
Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa

We know that underage drinking is a problem, but we're quick to dismiss it as an issue only in other communities or a result of youthful curiosity or peer pressure...

Issued by Riverbed 12 Sep 2019

Image credit: Alessandro Bogliari on Unsplash.
In cricket and reputation crisis, pork pies and greased piglets demand a stony heart

An innings for the ages holds lessons for communicators about when and how to react in a crisis, writes William Smook...

By William Smook 12 Sep 2019

Image credit: Roman Logov on Unsplash.
Why it's OK not to stay in your lane

Over the years, I have come across promising PR practitioners and passionate young communicators who push hard to master one or two aspects of PR...

By Prinella Pillay 11 Sep 2019

Nonye Mpho Omotola, Managing Director, Africa Communications Media Group.
Forging an era of collaboration between Nigeria and South Africa

There are benefits to the two nations of Nigeria and South Africa coming together and working towards shared common goals...

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 11 Sep 2019

TBWA appoints Luca Gallarelli Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa
TBWA appoints Luca Gallarelli Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa

TBWA has announced the appointment of Luca Gallarelli to Group CEO, TBWA\South Africa...

Issued by TBWA 10 Sep 2019

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

DUO Marketing + Communications opens 2020 graduate programme for PR industry entrants
DUO Marketing + Communications opens 2020 graduate programme for PR industry entrants

Applications for the next intake of DUO's graduate programme, to commence in January 2020, are now open...

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 10 Sep 2019

Forget finances, Old Mutual is set to pay dearly in the reputation stakes
Forget finances, Old Mutual is set to pay dearly in the reputation stakes

The financial services giant set off on the wrong foot with the Peter Moyo crisis. But, how is Old Mutual managing its crisis after firing Moyo twice? Neeran Naidoo, partner in Hewers, assesses this from a crisis communication perspective...

By Neeran Naidoo, Issued by Hewers 6 Sep 2019

Modern Marketing expo kicks off next week
Modern Marketing expo kicks off next week

Are you in the business of helping brands to be seen? To be noticed? To be inspired? Then the Modern Marketing expo is for you...

Issued by Practical Publishing 6 Sep 2019

Image credit: Diogo Nunes on Unsplash.
Millennials vs not so millennials

For many industry practitioners, the most common complaint is described in one word - millennials...

By Prinella Pillay 6 Sep 2019

Image credit: Ewan Robertson on Unsplash.
What the future of PR looks like

Public relations has changed considerably in the past few years and is presenting exciting times for business and brands...

By Michael Gullan 5 Sep 2019

What womxn say...
What womxn say...

The way womxn are seen and valued in society has the power to shape a country's landscape on a social, cultural and economical level...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 4 Sep 2019

Free online marketing: The ultimate DIY guide - part 1 of 4
Free online marketing: The ultimate DIY guide - part 1 of 4

Generating leads for your website doesn't have to cost money. That's right: "free online marketing" exists. But make no mistake, while it may not cost you money, it will cost you time...

By Jenaré Hardcastle, Issued by The Web Shack 3 Sep 2019

The age of the artificial; the proliferation of 'fake'
The age of the artificial; the proliferation of 'fake'

A threat to democracy, discourse, to truth; 'fake news' has become the buzzword of the last few years...

By Molly Fitz-Patrick, Issued by Red & Yellow 3 Sep 2019

Slide from Bagley's presentation.
Click this! Email marketing myths, debunked!

Jason Bagley, CEO of Firing Squad, presented Meltwater's August 2019 webinar, on how to win at email marketing. Here's why this digital marketing dinosaur is still relevant today, along with an overview of Bagley's top five email marketing myths debunked...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2019

Image credit: Epica Awards.
Epica Awards offers epic SA discount!

The Epica Awards is offering a special discount to entries from South Africa...

2 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

All the panellists. Picture © Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

Marisa Calvert, Keabetswe Taele and Lali Stander.
Top women in PR compete for coveted GSport award

Marisa Calvert, Keabetswe Taele and Lali Stander were all nominated for the Woman in PR and Sponsorship GSport Award for 2019 and we chat to them about why this award is so significant...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2019

Marketing works. Work it.
Marketing works. Work it.

Why doesn't marketing sit with the grown-ups around the boardroom table?..

Issued by IMC Conference 29 Aug 2019

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