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The power of PR: 5 ways businesses can create stability through communicationArticle

Adam Hunter, head of Hook, Line & Sinker Communications comments on the value of integrated marketing and PR during economic upheaval...

Adam Hunter 14 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Tracey Jones, "Our strength as South Africans is our diversity"
#WomensMonth: Tracey Jones, "Our strength as South Africans is our diversity"Article

With 20 years of experience in PR and communications across a range of sectors, Tracy Jones, founder and MD of Positive Dialogue is a force to be reckoned with. Here, she shares some amazing career highlights and personal tips on getting to the top in the comms industry...

Juanita Pienaar 26 Aug 2020

Request for pitch - Newsclipping service
Request for pitch - Newsclipping serviceArticle

The Walt Disney Company Africa is seeking a full-service solution for media monitoring for its business on the continent...

Issued by The Walt Disney Company Africa 8 Jun 2020

Creatives on lockdown
Creatives on lockdownArticle

Isolated, but not alone. Locked down, but still thinking outside the box. Covid-19 is a complicated challenge, but a few DAN SSA staff members shared their inspiring ideas on how to stay positive...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 14 May 2020

How to create a communications plan for reopening after lockdown
How to create a communications plan for reopening after lockdownArticle

A necessary discussion right now is your organisation's readiness to reopen post-Covid-19 restrictions in South Africa. With some provinces hit harder than others, and economic impact taking a toll, some people are desperate for a return to normal, while others believe in the need to wait a bit longer...

Sandisiwe Gugushe 13 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Brenda Sono
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Brenda SonoArticle

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 6 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyolise Shinga
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyolise ShingaArticle

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Lorraine Maisel
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Lorraine MaiselArticle

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

22 Apr 2020

#Covid19: A global crisis requires courage
#Covid19: A global crisis requires courageArticle

In this milieu, we have an important function to fulfil. Like generals in a war, it's our responsibility to rally the troops, lead and provide support with messages of courage, hope and love...

Marie Yossava, Issued by Grapevine Communications 2 Apr 2020

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Rescuing Kenya's flower sector amid Covid-19Article

Devastating scenes of flower workers disposing tens of thousands of blooms on a daily basis, empty grading halls and packhouses have come to symbolize the extent of the damage the coronavirus has visited on the Kenya floriculture sector as global supply chains haemorrhage under the crisis.

Nelson Maina 30 Mar 2020

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PR & Comms: Show value or risk being cutArticle

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...

Lara Magnus 6 Mar 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: 'Are you kidding me?'
#OrchidsandOnions: 'Are you kidding me?'Article

Positive: Admitting to and rectifying mistakes can promote a brand. Negative: An Onion for SA Tourism and its PR and communications general manager...

Brendan Seery 3 Feb 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 agencyArticle

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...

Jessica Tennant 22 Jan 2020

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

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

#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game
#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms gameArticle

There are three main forces that will fundamentally shape the world of PR and business communications in 2020 and beyond...

Kevin Welman 19 Dec 2019

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Cannes Lions unveils 2020 themes, new Creative Business Transformation LionsArticle

It's full steam ahead for the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which is now officially open for business...

29 Oct 2019

Bronwyn Williams, future finance specialist at Flux Trends. Image credit: .
Can brands survive the era of fake news, jaded consumers and robot trolls?Article

One of the key speakers at the recent Gibs Contemporary Marketing Using Behavioural Science Customer Insights and the 4IR event was future finance specialist at Flux Trends, Bronwyn Williams who spoke about The New Rules of Marketing Engagement...

Luise Allemann 30 Sep 2019

Pacinamix appointed as lead creative agency for McDonald's SA
Pacinamix appointed as lead creative agency for McDonald's SAArticle

Following four successful years of working with McDonald's South Africa, Pacinamix has expanded its role from a niche PR and Communications supplier to the quick-service-restaurant (QSR) brand's lead above-the-line (ATL) agency...

Issued by Pacinamix 20 Sep 2019

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

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

Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2019

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What does public relations mean to you?Article

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

Liesl Simpson 20 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Tracy Jones on Positive Dialogue's integration into Duke Group
#Newsmaker: Tracy Jones on Positive Dialogue's integration into Duke GroupArticle

Tracy Jones, owner of Positive Dialogue Communications, elaborates on what the Duke Group partnership means for the firm and what she is most looking forward to as a result...

Juanita Pienaar 31 Jul 2019

There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene
There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech sceneArticle

The business opportunities that have changed the fortunes of the continent and how these businesses are impacting and transforming the quality of lives in Africa...

Olukayode Kolawole 22 Jul 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment winners include VMLY&R and Net#work BBDO!
#CannesLions2019: Entertainment winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Entertainment Lions, Entertainment for Music Lions and Entertainment for Sport Lions announced during the Entertainment award track ceremony and SA bringing home two Bronze Lions...

18 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

18 Jun 2019

Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder, Africommunications Group.
How narratives shape our realityArticle

There is a problem with the idea that women need to be specifically empowered in the media, PR and communications industry...

Mimi Kalinda 29 Apr 2019

iLobola Nge Bhubesi cleans out at the 22nd instalment of the PRISMs
iLobola Nge Bhubesi cleans out at the 22nd instalment of the PRISMsArticle

It was most definitely the night of the underdog at this year's PRISMS with Lion Lager scooping the most coveted award of the night; the South African Campaign of the Year for its ABInBEV digital series campaign, iLobola Nge Bhubesi...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 26 Apr 2019

DUO Marketing + Communications committed to developing PR and marketing industry talent
DUO Marketing + Communications committed to developing PR and marketing industry talentArticle

Digital PR and marketing agency DUO Marketing + Communications (DUO) launched its very first graduate programme for PR and communications graduates earlier...

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 18 Apr 2019

BCW Africa is PRISM African Network of the Year.
BCW Africa is PRISM African Network of the YearArticle

BCW Africa named African Network of the Year by the PRISM Awards for the fourth consecutive year and chairman and CEO, Robyn de Villiers, wins Lifetime Achievement Award...

16 Apr 2019

#Prisms2019: Meet young judge Ayanda Siswana
#Prisms2019: Meet young judge Ayanda SiswanaArticle

In the run-up to the 22nd Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 14 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 5 Apr 2019

Harness the partnership approach for greater return on PR investmentArticle

Founder and owner of Brandfundi, Michelle Cavé tackles the client/public relations pain-points to help clients get the most from their investment

Michelle Cavé, Issued by Brandfundi 17 Jan 2019

DUO launches Graduate Programme for PR industry entrants
DUO launches Graduate Programme for PR industry entrantsArticle

Digital PR and marketing agency DUO Marketing + Communications (DUO) has launched a Graduate Programme for PR and communication specialists...

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 9 Jan 2019

Agility vs integration in the PR industry
Agility vs integration in the PR industryArticle

Working in the PR industry makes for an interesting conversation starter with vastly different public opinions. Within the industry, there hasn't been much chatter around the integration and agility of PR agencies, which raises an interesting discussion...

Lwazi Piti 14 Dec 2018

Moschino x H&M collection hits SA stores in November
Moschino x H&M collection hits SA stores in NovemberArticle

Cartoons, shiny metallics, over-the-top accessories and statement-making prints are what characterise the much anticipated Moschino x H&M collection...

12 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe
#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo BaffoeArticle

Kojo Baffoe rejoined Destiny Man last month, succeeding editor Thabiso Tema...

Jessica Tennant 10 Oct 2018

Let's get something straight
Let's get something straightArticle

Within PR and communications success rests very much with the relationship between clients and agencies. Managing expectations is key for both parties. However, there are still certain fictions and realities which cloud the dynamics...

Jennifer Stein 11 Sep 2018

DNA Brand Architects adds marketing muscle to team of AllStars
DNA Brand Architects adds marketing muscle to team of AllStarsArticle

DNA Brand Architects is strengthening its team of AllStars to meet the demands of its growing agency...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 21 Aug 2018

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A few PR lessons from the world's greatest anti-hero DeadpoolArticle

Francois Rank gives a few tips on how we as communications professionals can learn from how Deadpool 2 was marketed...

Francois Rank 11 Jun 2018

Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos
Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company SysomosArticle

The acquisition expands Meltwater's ability to incorporate online news and data with social media analytics in one robust platform...

Issued by Meltwater 26 Apr 2018

Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty
Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tastyArticle

Pacinamix, McDonald's PR and communications agency, has taken an amazing leap in looking at ideas that bring food and fashion together...

Issued by Pacinamix 26 Apr 2018

Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agency
Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agencyArticle

The 90s sales slogan reads: "Go big or go home!" Does this kind of thinking still apply today?...

Maiyo Febi 25 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza Sibiya
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza SibiyaArticle

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018

Industry folks, it's time to make the circle bigger
Industry folks, it's time to make the circle biggerArticle

Khangelani Dziba reflects on being chosen as one of the Prisms Young Judges and calls on industry folks to open the industry to more millennials...

Khangelani Dziba 17 Apr 2018

Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile Tekateka
Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile TekatekaArticle

Integrated brand and communications group Joe Public United has announced the recent appointment of Reatile Tekateka to head up its public relations company, Engage Joe Public...

Issued by Joe Public United 24 Jan 2018

Joe Publicans: ECD Roanna Williams, ECD Simone Rossum and Shift Joe Public creative director Christo Kruger.
#LoeriesRanking with... Joe PublicArticle

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top-ranked creatives post-celebrations. We continue the local insights with Joe Public...

Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2017

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