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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

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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

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Why NATO is so interested in this simple influence model and how you can use it to transform your leadership today
Why NATO is so interested in this simple influence model and how you can use it to transform your leadership today

Do leaders always look powerful, impressive or charismatic? And how do you measure the effectiveness of a leader?..

Issued by Gilan Gork 28 Aug 2019

Image credit: Epica Awards.
Epica Awards adds Grand Prix for PR category

The Epica Awards will now also hand out a Grand Prix for PR...

27 Aug 2019

Brave Decisions by Brave Women: Tumi Rabanye, strategic director, The Brave Group
Brave Decisions by Brave Women: Tumi Rabanye, strategic director, The Brave Group

In this instalment of the "Brave Decisions by Brave Women" series, Tumi Rabanye, strategic director at The Brave Group talks to us about her journey and key moments in her life which led her to where she is today...

Issued by The Brave Group 27 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: AKA on breaking boundaries and building a risky brand
#Loeries2019: AKA on breaking boundaries and building a risky brand

In a first for the DStv Seminar of Creativity, the Supa Mega that is AKA, ended off the day with a candid presentation about how he's built his personal brand and ended up where he has, through hip hop...

By Angie White 24 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower
#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower

Tara McKenty, creative director at Google APAC in Sydney and Loeries digital communication jury president for 2019, was the second speaker at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity at Loeries 2019...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions
#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions

The second session of the Loeries Masterclasses included one from Nando's on authentic brand-building, based on the notion that the best way to build a brand is not to try...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

Chris Moerdyk
Human beings are the world's worst communicators

Contrary to popular belief, mostly by MDs and CEOs, the vast majority of people who think they know how to communicate, actually haven't a clue...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 22 Aug 2019

Riverbed wins Sasol business
Riverbed wins Sasol business

Through-the-line creative communications agency Riverbed has been selected as the corporate communications agency for Sasol following a recent pitch...

Issued by Riverbed 21 Aug 2019

Media powerhouses to take the stage at Step It Up
Media powerhouses to take the stage at Step It Up

UN Women Country Director Anne Githuku-Shongwe will be part of a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for sensitive gender reporting and storytelling at the Step It Up for Gender Equality Conference on 29 August...

Issued by [dot]Good 21 Aug 2019

Image credit: Headway on Unsplash.
What does public relations mean to you?

Many companies have a perception of what public relations (PR) is. More often than not, they confuse PR with marketing and branding with advertising...

By Liesl Simpson 21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

The Loeries judges. © Loeries.
#Loeries2019: Day 1 judging finalists!

The first set of finalists has been announced for Loeries 2019...

19 Aug 2019

Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA media
Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA media

This Women's Month, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) calls on the media to be more mindful of the kind of content they create and share...

Issued by [dot]Good 19 Aug 2019

7 tips to communicating more effectively in meetings
7 tips to communicating more effectively in meetings

Even with increased use of technological communication methods, such as emails, phone calls, and video conferencing, workplace meetings are still one of the best places to get live feedback, exchange information, collaborate, plan projects and make decisions that will impact the organisation's bottom line...

16 Aug 2019

Image credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 2019

BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app
BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app

BMi Research has announced improvements and upgrades to its print promo ad tracker making the app even more user friendly...

Issued by BMi Research 13 Aug 2019

Unstereotype Alliance: The problem is not seeing the problem.
#Loeries2019: Welcome UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance SA chapter!

This Women's Day in SA, we welcomed news that the Loeries has joined forces with UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance initiative, to launch its South Africa chapter, set to use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2019

Decode kicks off social media training for government communicators
Decode kicks off social media training for government communicators

Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) communicators at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto were the first to receive social media training with Decode Communications...

5 Aug 2019

#CEM19: Once you've lost consumers' trust, how do you re-establish it? KPMG responds
#CEM19: Once you've lost consumers' trust, how do you re-establish it? KPMG responds

Ignatius Sehoole, CEO of KPMG SA's honest keynote presentation at the 8th annual CEM Africa Summit was a highlight for many. He said, "We know where we are, we know how we got here, and we have started our journey of renewal. Our ongoing task is to re-establish trust of the SA business community and society." Here's how they're doing so...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

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