Juanita Pienaar
SOUTH AFRICA
Why ethics and reputation matters in Africa [study]

Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters.
Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters.
[Juanita Pienaar] Regine le Roux of Reputation Matters sums up some of the insights that stood out to her from Apra's recent ethics and reputation research study and elaborates on how we can change the narrative and positively influence the stories that are told about Africa...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: John Beale, Pernod Ricard's head of communications

#Newsmaker: John Beale, Pernod Ricard's head of communications[Jessica Tennant] Having joined Pernod Ricard in 2017 as a media manager, John Beale was recently promoted to head up the communications department...

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Robert Gentle
SOUTH AFRICA
A different kind of annual report

A different kind of annual report
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[Robert Gentle] Forget about the annual report to shareholders; here's a different kind of report that many people might actually read...

Posted 22 days ago | Like
Judith Middleton
SOUTH AFRICA
The value of a niche PR and digital marketing agency - DUO Marketing + Communications

Judith Middleton[Judith Middleton] We all feel it, it's been a challenging year and the outlook is looking uncertain, but this is the time to sharpen your focus and partner with an expert who knows your market...

Posted 28 days ago | Like
Judith Middleton
SOUTH AFRICA
A fresh approach to customer service - DUO Marketing + Communications

Judith Middleton[Judith Middleton] During 2018 we made some significant changes to our internal team structures that have improved our business, delivering greater value to our clients, and a richer and more fulfilling work experience for our team across PR and digital marketing services...

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Nicole Capper
SOUTH AFRICA
The globalisation decade - MANGO-OMC

The globalisation decade[Nicole Capper] An International Public Relations Network article authored by Nicole Capper, Managing Director of the South African member agency - Mango-OMC...

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Leago Monareng
SOUTH AFRICA
Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan

Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan
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[Leago Monareng] Although it is difficult to accurately predict what kind of a crisis an organisation might face, there is no doubt that planning and preparing for a crisis is vital...

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Gerhard Hope
SOUTH AFRICA
The press release is dead; long live the press release

The press release is dead; long live the press release
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[Gerhard Hope] "Before you think the press release is dead, the truth is that because of the ever-growing information bubble and news jumping at you like 'pop-up' ads, there is a need for brands to create their own narrative like never before."...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Revealed: What holistic PR measurement looks like today

Revealed: What holistic PR measurement looks like today
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[Leigh Andrews] Lauren Chavez, director at Atmosphere Communications and executive earned media director at King James Group, which came out tops at the IAB's #Bookmarks2019 for digital excellence, was the presenter of Meltwater's most recent monthly webinar, on why 'the rands no longer make sense' for PR. Here's what you missed...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Khangelani Dziba
SOUTH AFRICA
Boom, and then there were all these market changes

Boom, and then there were all these market changes
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[Khangelani Dziba] How much of this traditional media, earned media and media relations tactics still work?...

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Chris Moerdyk
SOUTH AFRICA
10 years later and still the same PR mistakes - Chris Moerdyk

Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] A decade ago, I posted the following warning and the situation has now worsened considerably with far too many companies still stuck in the past and wondering why their sales are struggling...

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Robert Gentle
SOUTH AFRICA
Your thought-leadership toolkit

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Image source: Gallo/Getty.
[Robert Gentle] Powerful, integrated and effective...

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Jennifer Stein
SOUTH AFRICA
Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption

Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption
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[Jennifer Stein] Whether a company enjoys the size and stature of Ford, Tiger Brands or KPMG, or is a much smaller enterprise, the fundamentals surrounding reputation and perception remain unchanged, clearly underscoring the absolute need to be prepared for a crisis...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Robert Gentle
SOUTH AFRICA
Business is too timid with its PR

Business is too timid with its PR
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[Robert Gentle] It needs to take control of its public narrative...

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Louise Hunt
SOUTH AFRICA
Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan

Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan
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[Louise Hunt] While companies compete for headspace in a noisy and crowded environment, thought leadership as a tried and trusted PR tactic is coming into its own in the South African media space...

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Robert Gentle
SOUTH AFRICA
Has "PR" become a dirty word?

Has "PR" become a dirty word?
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[Robert Gentle] Even its practitioners don't seem to like it...

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Lukhanyo Mpumela-Kwaza
SOUTH AFRICA
Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!

Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!
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[Lukhanyo Mpumela-Kwaza] It's no secret that we operate in an open-minded interconnected society that is comprised of engaged, aware and conscious employees. However, in order for internal communication to be effective, we must constantly find new ways of delivering engaging experiences...

Posted 4 months ago | Like (1)
Leago Monareng
SOUTH AFRICA
Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018

Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018
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[Leago Monareng] As a PR professional, crisis communication is all about getting your client out of the storm with the least amount of damage, whether it's to the organisation or its reputation...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Jennifer Stein
SOUTH AFRICA
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
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[Jennifer Stein] The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

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Sheila Afari
SOUTH AFRICA
#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons

#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons[Sheila Afari] On Thursday, 10 January 2019, Twitter went into a frenzy over what appeared to be Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena in a car crash captured on InstaLive...

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