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26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World
26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The WorldArticle

Global Citizen announced that the Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign helped mobilise over 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and $302m to the ACT-Accelerator...

Issued by OnPoint PR 2 days ago

Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021
Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021Article

SABC3 and 1Magic announced it will air Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on (May at 9.30pm and 6pm (SAST), respectively...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 May 2021

BREAKING: Duke Group launches Duchess
BREAKING: Duke Group launches DuchessArticle

In a first for female empowerment and for South African business, the Duke Group has launched Duchess - a 100% Black female-owned, Level 1 BBBEE-compliant, full-service production facilitator, committed to connecting industry needs and ideas with a network of production specialists, giving first option to female experts...

3 May 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

SA avocado sector expected to see uptick in exports
SA avocado sector expected to see uptick in exportsArticle

"Between 45 and 50% of South Africa's avocados are exported; 10 to 12% are processed into oil and guacamole, and the rest are sold locally. About 95% of South African avocado exports are to Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia."

26 Apr 2021

Champ wins Cycling SA accountNew account

21 Apr 2021

Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on Biz
Biz Press Office Quarterly: 10 ways to successfully start and manage a newsroom on BizArticle

A warm welcome and congratulations to the many companies who have opened or published via their Press Office Newsrooms so far this year....

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Mar 2021

Duke wins Webafrica accountNew account

25 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Meagan Fester, Champ's new MD
#Newsmaker: Meagan Fester, Champ's new MDArticle

Meagan Fester, a well-established sponsorship specialist with experience working across blue-chip brands both locally and internationally, is the Duke Group's newly appointed MD of its new sponsorship marketing agency, Champ...

Jessica Tennant 23 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Jeremy Crowder joins Positive Dialogue as the new managing partner
#Newsmaker: Jeremy Crowder joins Positive Dialogue as the new managing partnerArticle

Positive Dialogue, the new-generation PR agency and member of the Duke Group has announced that Jeremy Crowder has joined their team as the new managing partner...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Mar 2021

BREAKING: Introducing Champ, Duke's new sponsorship marketing agency
BREAKING: Introducing Champ, Duke's new sponsorship marketing agencyArticle

The Duke Group today announced the launch of sponsorship marketing agency, Champ, which forms part of its group of specialist agencies...

11 Mar 2021

Pandora's box in the workplace
Pandora's box in the workplaceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has so fundamentally changed our world that 'hope' has become an essential quality that leaders must bring to their working environments...

Auguste Coetzer, Issued by People Power Placements SA 5 Mar 2021

Duke and Copysmith partner for AI writing services
Duke and Copysmith partner for AI writing servicesArticle

Duke recently signed up as the first South African enterprise to partner with Copysmith, the AI copywriting and content generation platform...

Issued by DUKE 22 Feb 2021

Duke paints Bo-Kaap white to launch Jive #DalaYourColour summer campaign
Duke paints Bo-Kaap white to launch Jive #DalaYourColour summer campaignArticle

To kick off the launch of the annual Jive summer campaign, Duke, in collaboration with Mark1 and Positive Dialogue, created quite a stir in one of Cape Town's most historic neighbourhoods...

Issued by DUKE 12 Feb 2021

Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021
Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021Article

For those in the aviation industry, the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it one of the most turbulent years on record. But for Aviation Co-ordination Services, the lessons of 2020 and the hope of a vaccine could see passengers return to a safer and more efficient airport experience...

Issued by ACS 11 Feb 2021

Mark1 launches independent martech advisory firm, Carbon1
Mark1 launches independent martech advisory firm, Carbon1Article

With the need for expert marketing and advertising technology firmly embedded in South African business, Joe Steyn-Begley, co-founder of Mark1, a member of the Duke Group, has responded to this need by successfully spearheading the launch of Carbon1 MarTech advisory...

3 Feb 2021

Small habits that can make a big impact on your finances in 2021
Small habits that can make a big impact on your finances in 2021Article

Changing behaviour is never easy. However, implementing good financial habits can create new behaviours, which, in turn, can secure our financial future and enhance our lives...

Issued by Payflex 29 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Gaining a fullmetal heart
#BizTrends2021: Gaining a fullmetal heartArticle

It's strange to write about advertising trends for 2021 when we've just emerged from a year of chaos. But chaos is perhaps, the only thing we can choose to come to terms with...

Suhana Gordhan 18 Jan 2021

Getting South Africans safely back in the air
Getting South Africans safely back in the airArticle

Will the battered aviation industry be able to rebuild and regain its place in the world economy after a devastating 2020...

Issued by ACS 13 Jan 2021

Winners announced for 2020 Durban Fashion Fair Recognition Awards
Winners announced for 2020 Durban Fashion Fair Recognition AwardsArticle

The 2020 Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) programme showcased and honoured work of approximately 17 designers to potential buyers during the Class of 2020 Fashion Showcase and Recognition Awards held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, 11 December...

15 Dec 2020

Aileen Sauerman rises to the top as Duke Advertising's newly appointed MD
Aileen Sauerman rises to the top as Duke Advertising's newly appointed MDArticle

Having enjoyed a successful 15-year career in the South African advertising industry, Aileen Sauerman has risen through the ranks at Duke Advertising to become their first female managing director...

Evan-Lee Courie 8 Dec 2020

#FMAdFocus2020 - Triple Eight named Agency of the Year, again
#FMAdFocus2020 - Triple Eight named Agency of the Year, againGallery

Marketing, PR and digital agency, Triple Eight, has been named as the Agency of the Year at the 2020 FM AdFocus Awards, walking away with the title for the second time having won it in 2019. The agency was also named Specialist Agency of the Year and took home the Transformation and African Impact Awards.
This year's FM Creative Challenge Award went to King James for their 'black lives don't matter' ad for Blackboard Organisation. Other winners include Rogerwilco, who won the Small Agency of the Year, Duke (Medium Agency of the Year) and Joe Public (Large Agency of the Year).
Here is a gallery of all the 2020 FM AdFocus Awards winners.

26 Nov 2020

#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!
#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!Article

The 2020 Assegai Awards was held at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday, 26 November...

26 Nov 2020

#FMAdFocus2020: All the winners!
#FMAdFocus2020: All the winners!Article

The winners of all the FM AdFocus Awards 2020 were crowned at a small gathering at The Empire in Parktown last night, with Agency of Year Triple Eight walking away with the prestigious title for the second time...

26 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day four winners
#Loeries2020: Day four winnersArticle

The Awards announced on day four of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Thursday, 19 November, included Design, Design Crafts, PR and Media Communication, Live Communication and the Marketing Leadership Award...

Jessica Tennant 19 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing divisionArticle

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

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Why the time is right to leverage the power of influenceArticle

Tracy Jones, MD: Positive Dialogue shares her expertise on why the time is right to leverage the power of influence...

Tracy Jones 30 Oct 2020

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiled
Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiledArticle

Prince William launched the £50m Earthshot Prize this week that will see five, £1m prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems by 2030...

9 Oct 2020

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Shortlist announced for 2020 FM Adfocus AwardsArticle

The shortlist for the 2020 FM Adfocus Awards has been announced...

9 Oct 2020

Reflections from Michelin South Africa's new managing director
Reflections from Michelin South Africa's new managing directorArticle

Since taking over as the managing director for Michelin South Africa, Marcus Baffoe-Bonnie has led the business, and its 10 cluster of countries, through major shifts that have built on the work of his predecessors...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 17 Sep 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalists
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced, featuring a record number of agencies, corporates and individuals and representing 100s of South African brands...

8 Sep 2020

African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife
African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlifeArticle

The economic impact on the tourism industry - a key funder of conservation in Africa, has been crippling, leaving Africa's wildlife under threat...

8 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

#WomensMonth: Suhana Gordhan, "Stay... we need you."
#WomensMonth: Suhana Gordhan, "Stay... we need you."Article

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews Duke's recently appointed ECD Suhana Gordhan...

Jessica Tennant 24 Aug 2020

Warm up you winter blues with sizzling opera streamings from the Met in New York
Warm up you winter blues with sizzling opera streamings from the Met in New YorkArticle

The free opera streamings in local time can be watched from midnight to midnight the following day...

Daniel Dercksen 21 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Suhana Gordhan, newly appointed ECD at Duke
#Newsmaker: Suhana Gordhan, newly appointed ECD at DukeArticle

Following the recent announcement of Suhana Gordhan's new appointment as ECD at the Duke Group and in light of Women's Month, we interviewed her to find out how this came about, and how she plans to lead the agency creatively and help change the narrative of the local advertising landscape...

Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2020

Duke gives Jive Lite some local flavour with launch of new Jive X
Duke gives Jive Lite some local flavour with launch of new Jive XArticle

Now known as Jive X, the sugar-free version of the Western Cape's most popular soft drink has received a full overhaul with a new name, new look, new label and even a new flavour...

Issued by Duke Advertising 12 Aug 2020

Free musical and opera streamings this weekend
Free musical and opera streamings this weekendArticle

Add some music to your entertainment menu with free streamings from New York's celebrated Lincoln Centre and Met Opera...

Daniel Dercksen 7 Aug 2020

ACA launches webinar series on critical role of human capital
ACA launches webinar series on critical role of human capitalArticle

As part of its #ACACaresCovid19 initiative to address various issues affecting the marketing, advertising and communications sector, the ACA will be launching a series of webinars...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 3 Aug 2020

What's new on Showmax in July
What's new on Showmax in JulyArticle

Detective procedurals, druidic fantasies, World War Two dramas - that's all brand-new on Showmax in July. Plus, new movies include a Jordan Peele horror and a wrestling comedy featuring The Rock, while on the local front there's a dark bingeable series and a film about Sophiatown...

Issued by Showmax 9 Jul 2020

ACA Board of Directors and Executive for 2020/21 announced
ACA Board of Directors and Executive for 2020/21 announcedArticle

The new Board of Directors of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) for the 2020/2021 fiscal were elected at the 73rd Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 24 June 2020...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 1 Jul 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - ACA invests in futures
#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - ACA invests in futuresArticle

Bizcommunity, in collaboration with the ACA (Association for Communications and Advertising), announces an exciting new content collaboration aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business...

15 Jun 2020

How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seas
How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seasArticle

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface. But, because many of us spend most of our lives on land, the 362 million square kilometres of blue out there isn't always top of mind...

Jennifer Silver, Leslie Acton, Lisa Campbell, Noella Gray 5 Jun 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyondArticle

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

Duke takes Jive Cape Town Funny Festival online with #5SecondsOfFunny Challenge
Duke takes Jive Cape Town Funny Festival online with #5SecondsOfFunny ChallengeArticle

The Duke Group created the Jive #5SecondsOfFunny Challenge, taking some of Cape Town's best-loved comedians online for 30 days of short, sharp five-second comedy snippets...

Issued by Duke Advertising 22 May 2020

The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't work
The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't workArticle

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the initial stockpiling of food and other items, government regulation of the prices of basic food and medical goods has received significant attention...

Willem H. Boshoff 14 May 2020

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