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#PRISMAwards20: Call for young voices
#PRISMAwards20: Call for young voices

The PRISM Young Voices (PYV) gives 10 young people an opportunity to be mentored by South Africa's top public relations and communications professionals during the 2020 PRISM Awards, in an effort to inspire and upskill them...

Issued by PRISA 24 Jan 2020

Chris Moerdyk
Great brands were born in bad economic times

So, it's bad times for business and not a good time to create new products and brands? Wrong, wrong, wrong! History has shown that nothing stirs ingenuity like a bad economy...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 24 Jan 2020

PRISM Awards calls for 2020 entries
PRISM Awards calls for 2020 entries

The call is out for all communications and public relations consultancies to submit their online entries for the industry's most sought-after awards...

Issued by PRISA 23 Jan 2020

Tia Mthethwa, Fableist & Co.’s PR business unit director.
Iconic Collective expands service offering to include PR service division

Fully integrated and hybrid advertising agency, Iconic Collective has announced a new PR division, Fableist & Co...

23 Jan 2020

HaveYouHeard delivers 'first for Africa' creator's conference for YouTube at AMPD Studios
HaveYouHeard delivers 'first for Africa' creator's conference for YouTube at AMPD Studios

YouTube's first-in-Africa creator's conference, a pop-up held towards the end of last year at AMPD Studios in Johannesburg, was successfully curated and facilitated by HaveYouHeard...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 23 Jan 2020

Dustin Chick heads up Razor, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa's new PR agency.
#Newsmaker: Dustin Chick to head up M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agency

In case you missed it, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa has launched a new strategic PR agency called Razor, to expand its service offering into the PR and influence space. The agency has appointed Dustin Chick from Ogilvy South Africa, where he spent almost 10 years as head of strategy: influence and public relations...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jan 2020

Personalisation needs a purpose
Personalisation needs a purpose

The digital revolution is well underway. Brands are experiencing increasing pressure to stand out in a highly personalised online environment...

By Ashish Williams, Issued by MediaCom 21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dream
#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dream

With the greatest anticipation that the African marketing and communication industry will thrive and strengthen in the foreseeable future, it is important to note that the way we as South Africa and the greater continent consumes media will determine the speed at which we progress as a nation in that regard...

By Gee Motsepe 21 Jan 2020

Call for comments on guidelines to develop PoPI Codes of Conduct
Call for comments on guidelines to develop PoPI Codes of Conduct

Although there are still no clear indicators as to when the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will come into force, there have been some recent PoPI related developments...

16 Jan 2020

Adebola Williams, the CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria. Image supplied.
The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in Africa

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

By Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

PR builds trust and remains a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal
PR builds trust and remains a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal

In a recent online marketing survey one of the questions asked was which sources of information respondents trust the most when they're in the market for a new technology solution...

By Judith Middleton, Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 14 Jan 2020

Mathe Okaba, CEO of the ACA.
#BizTrends2020: On social ills, margins and marketing effectiveness

There are three distinct areas that will to some extent continue shaping and moulding our profession and the broader marketing and communications industry in 2020 and beyond...

By Mathe Okaba 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communication
#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of PR and communication

When social media appeared in the 2000s it saw the emergence of a whole new digital industry. Many believe that the public relations industry was caught unawares and that they struggled to catch up with the initial opportunities. It is now critical that we prepare for the new wave of changes upon us...

By Francois van Dyk 10 Jan 2020

Dustin Chick.
Dustin Chick to run M&C Saatchi Abel SA's new PR agency

Dustin Chick will be using his journalism and communications expertise to launch and lead M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agency, Razor...

9 Jan 2020

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

By Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Looking back to look forward
#BizTrends2020: Looking back to look forward

As a businessowner whose company vision is to be Africa's reputation research company of choice to build sustainable businesses, it is important to be up to date with what is happening on our continent. Trade is booming across Africa...

By Regine le Roux 6 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

Why communication matters in organisational transformation
Why communication matters in organisational transformation

2020 is here! For some organisations, the year has been earmarked for changes like scaling down products, the introduction of new technology, retrenchments or management reshuffling...

By Maiyo Febi 3 Jan 2020

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2020 vision - a brand's guide to surviving the new year

In 2020 we will face new challenges as well as the same old ones. Brands will want to generate buzz, by being provocative but avoid the backlash of stepping that one step too far over the line...

By Ima Peter 30 Dec 2019

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3 ways corporates can respond to a social media crisis

With more than 23 million users now spread across social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, it's more important than ever to know not only what's being said about your brand, but also where and how you should address it...

By mamahlatse marokane 24 Dec 2019

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Here's what consumers want from customer communication in 2020

It's now well-established that customer communication is vital to the success of any business. But it can only play that role if it meets the wants and needs of the consumers receiving it...

By Brent Haumann 23 Dec 2019

Create better content in 2020
Create better content in 2020

Matt Potter, chief content officer for John Brown Media UK, shares some insight into how to create better content - and it's all about connecting with your consumers on an emotional level...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Dec 2019

2020 trends forecast
2020 trends forecast

Michael Zylstra, Chief Strategy Officer at DAN SSA, shares his 2020 trends forecast...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 19 Dec 2019

Are you ready for voice search in 2020?
Are you ready for voice search in 2020?

Aidan Blundell, Head of SEO at iProspect, explains why it's important to keep up with SEO trends, especially in 2020...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 18 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced
The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa has announced the appointment of Alistair Mokoena, CEO of Ogilvy South Africa, as its new chairman, and Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree, as IAB SA vice-chair...

Issued by IAB South Africa 12 Dec 2019

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2019 State of the Media Report released

Journalists are contending with fewer resources and a host of challenges, including receiving more PR pitches than ever...

10 Dec 2019

Joe Public United ranked number one for contributing to its clients' business growth
Joe Public United ranked number one for contributing to its clients' business growth

The South African arm of SCOPEN's Agency Scope Report which conducts research into the South African marketing and communications industry recently completed its third edition study for 2019 and the results are in...

Issued by Joe Public United 9 Dec 2019

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