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INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of Show
INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of ShowArticle

The International News Media Association today announced first-place winners in its 2020 Global Media Awards competition, with Volt Africa the Best of Show winner for Africa...

1 day ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber ShandwickArticle

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the selfie with Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick, who recently won Best Up-and-Coming Public Relations Professional at the 2020 Prism Awards...

Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide.
#StartupStory: The Platinum Club's fresh and youthful approach gives them the edgeArticle

Fully-fledged boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's, Lee-Roy Wright says that apart from the fact that they are young and vibrant, they understand the ever-changing landscapes of PR and digital and are able to evolve and adjust quickly because of it...

Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

The One Show finalists announced for 2020: SA in with 20 entries!
The One Show finalists announced for 2020: SA in with 20 entries!Article

The One Show has revealed its 2020 finalists with 20 finalist entries announced for South Africa...

27 May 2020

Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investment
Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investmentArticle

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment, both inwards to the country and in building the country's export capacity to global markets, in line with the strategic goals and objectives of key stakeholders...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 26 May 2020

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry
How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industryArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

Riverbed scoops 12 major Prism Awards
Riverbed scoops 12 major Prism AwardsArticle

The Riverbed Agency walked away as the biggest winner at the prestigious 2020 Prism Awards, taking home 12 Prism Awards...

Issued by Riverbed 19 May 2020

Getting real about fake news
Getting real about fake newsArticle

Social media has proven to be a devastatingly effective spreader of false information, far faster and to a far wider audience than was ever possible before...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 19 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: ALL THE WINNERS!
#PrismAwards2020: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

This year's Prism Awards took the form of a short online segment as the ceremony was cancelled in March 2020 due to concerns of the spread of Covid-19...

15 May 2020

Ogilvy's Paul O'Donnell voted president of EACA
Ogilvy's Paul O'Donnell voted president of EACAArticle

Paul O'Donnell, chief executive of Ogilvy EMEA, has been elected as the new president of the EACA...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 12 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Candice Marescia
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Candice MaresciaArticle

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 Siyabonga Thwala
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyabonga ThwalaArticle

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 Oarabile Tlhabane
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Oarabile TlhabaneArticle

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

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Tashinga Nyahunda
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Tashinga NyahundaArticle

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 Lerato Motloung
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Lerato MotloungArticle

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

What tragedies on Mount Everest can teach business about communicating in a time of crisis
What tragedies on Mount Everest can teach business about communicating in a time of crisisArticle

In this article Patrick Conroy, now the head of strategy for PR and influence at Ogilvy in Johannesburg, reflects on the importance of crisis communications in the modern age...

Patrick Conroy, Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 6 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Emma Anderson
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Emma AndersonArticle

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

Screengrab from Joe Public's Secrets Movie for Nedbank.
NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 winners with SA's Joe Public bagging 2 Golds and a SilverArticle

The 2020 NYF Advertising Awards saw South Africa's Joe Public win two Gold awards and a Silver and campaigns by FCB Africa, Intrepid Fox and Riverbed achieving Finalist/Shortlist status...

5 May 2020

Tribeca partners with Lego SANew account

30 Apr 2020

Banishing the scourge of fake news during the Covid-19 crisis
Banishing the scourge of fake news during the Covid-19 crisisArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic made landfall in South Africa, fake news ramped up on just about every platform, causing widespread panic and paranoia...

Vista Kalipa, Issued by OnPoint PR 24 Apr 2020

The Retroviral team.
#NewBiz: Retroviral adds Lil-Lets and Gumtree to its challenger brand portfolioArticle

Digital-led, creative agency, Retroviral has added both Lil-Lets and Gumtree to its challenger brand portfolio, which will lead to a 50% increase in agency billings YOY'...

22 Apr 2020

Victoria Falls thrives reaching highest flow levels in a decade
Victoria Falls thrives reaching highest flow levels in a decadeArticle

The Victoria Falls appears to be thoroughly enjoying its alone time, reaching its highest flows in a decade in a powerful display of breath-taking beauty and intensity, which ironically no one is there to witness...

22 Apr 2020

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PR lessons from Game of ThronesArticle

It's day something or other of lockdown and we've decided to rewatch the entire Game of Thrones series, because hey why not? Somewhere around season two or three, a line is voiced that sticks with me. "A man is what others say he is and no more"...

Chirene Campbell 21 Apr 2020

Covid-19 media research in light of lockdown extension
Covid-19 media research in light of lockdown extensionArticle

As South Africa entered its third week of lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, research shows marginal increase in mentions compared to the first two weeks...

17 Apr 2020

How NPOs can avoid panic, mitigate the impact of Covid-19
How NPOs can avoid panic, mitigate the impact of Covid-19Article

Although many leaders within the sector are used to working in under-resourced scenarios, the impact of physical distancing will affect service delivery to beneficiaries...

Dr Armand Bam 15 Apr 2020

Image credit: The One Show Awards.
The One Show 2020 announces full shortlistArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced shortlisted entries for The One Show 2020...

14 Apr 2020

NYF Advertising Awards 2020 shortlist announced
NYF Advertising Awards 2020 shortlist announcedArticle

SA agencies, FCB Africa, Intrepid Fox, Joe Public United and The Riverbed are amongst entries shortlisted by the 2020 New York Festivals Advertising Awards' online grand jury...

14 Apr 2020

How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality
How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequalityArticle

The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared...

Moses Ngware 7 Apr 2020

Sabre Awards Africa: 2020 winners announced
Sabre Awards Africa: 2020 winners announcedArticle

The winners of the 2020 Sabre Awards Africa have been announced...

7 Apr 2020

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Where will our 2020 harvest go? A post Covid-19 perspectiveArticle

The Covid-19 conversation remains rife, and the pace of its development (the virus and the topic) will likely not slow down soon...

Sonja Bezuidenhout 6 Apr 2020

Covid-19 dominates the media in South Africa
Covid-19 dominates the media in South AfricaArticle

No single story has ever dominated the global media landscape as much as the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on health, safety and global economies...

Issued by Ornico 3 Apr 2020

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Best practices for PR campaigns during Covid-19Article

Lama Abdelbarr has put together a guide on what PR professionals should be pitching right now and how they should be doing it...

Lama Abdelbarr 3 Apr 2020

McDonald's South Africa donates meals to the country's first responders
McDonald's South Africa donates meals to the country's first respondersArticle

McDonald's South Africa has given back to first responders protecting the country during the unprecedented lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Pacinamix 30 Mar 2020

McDonald's South Africa is temporarily closed for business
McDonald's South Africa is temporarily closed for businessArticle

McDonald's South Africa announced its decision to close all of its restaurants to the public with effect from midnight of Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in line with the national directive given by the President on Monday, 23 March 2020...

Issued by Pacinamix 27 Mar 2020

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Lessons from Covid-19 - Be crisis ready!Article

Victor Moreriane, chief director of communications at Gauteng's Department of Infrastructure and Development, writes that organisations which are pro-active may survive but those who are reactive will face major consequences...

Victor Moreriane, APR 27 Mar 2020

3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio Awards
3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio AwardsArticle

The 2020 Radio Awards panellists nominated Gagasi FM in an impressive three categories...

Issued by Gagasi FM 27 Mar 2020

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When the term 'crunch time' means more than something in our industryArticle

As per usual (now), it's expected to kick off a content piece like this with, 'we are seeing the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic', etc...

Sonja Bezuidenhout 25 Mar 2020

Covid-19: With stringent procedures in place, successful services held
Covid-19: With stringent procedures in place, successful services heldArticle

On Sunday 22 March 2020, one week after South Africa was placed in a state of national disaster because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God held a national day of prayer and fasting...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 23 Mar 2020

Messaging in a time of crisis
Messaging in a time of crisisArticle

Nicole Capper, CEO of managing director of Mango-OMC shares some insights from conversations she's had with partners and agency owners around the world about messaging in a time of crisis...

Nicole Capper 20 Mar 2020

Savour Hemel-en-Aarde's harmoniously matched food and wine at Creation Wine Estate
Savour Hemel-en-Aarde's harmoniously matched food and wine at Creation Wine EstateArticle

Hermanus is known as a whale-watcher's haven, but wine-lovers have ample reason to visit this sleepy hollow on the Walker Bay Wine Route, starting with Creation Wine Estate in the heavenly Hemel-en-Aarde Valley...

Leigh Andrews 18 Mar 2020

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Communications in a time of crisisArticle

Any crisis calls for strong leadership, delivered with clear, concise communications, explains Sandra Gordon, CEO of Stone Soup PR...

Sandra Gordon 18 Mar 2020

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PR 2020: Brand awareness or coverage call girl?Article

Public relations is a vague term for an industry of different services, specialities and personalities. I've been in the industry for 20 years and I still haven't quite figured out how to explain to people what PR is...

Sasha Kupritz 16 Mar 2020

Prism Awards 2020 event cancelled amid coronavirus concerns
Prism Awards 2020 event cancelled amid coronavirus concernsArticle

The Prism Awards committee alongside the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (Prisa) have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Prism Awards event, amid concerns of the increasing impact of the coronavirus in the country...

Issued by PRISA 16 Mar 2020

Prism Awards 2020 tickets now available
Prism Awards 2020 tickets now availableArticle

The 23rd annual Prism Awards, on 5 April, will take place at The Houghton Hotel, one of Johannesburg's most exclusive venues and member of the prestigious five-star luxury brand, the "Leading Hotels of the World"...

Issued by PRISA 12 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

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