The Internal Communications cluster at New Media cleans up at local awards
The Internal Communications cluster at New Media cleans up at local awards

New Media's Internal Communications team scooped multiple awards at the SA Publication Forum's 17th annual SAPF Awards, which took place on Friday...

Issued by New Media 17 Sep 2018

Not all marketers can help you be authentic
Not all marketers can help you be authentic

Authenticity is one of the new watchwords of the marketing world and it is most crucial for B2B operations. But one of the best ways to achieve it is through subject matter experts sharing their knowledge...

By Brian Holmes, Issued by Scarlet Letter 17 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWings
Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWings

Meropa Communications, as part of its pro-bono work, has developed and produced an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise R1m for non-profit organisation, Blind SA...

13 Sep 2018

Can Nikes really help you run faster?
Can Nikes really help you run faster?

A new study on branding has a surprising answer...

By Doron Malka 13 Sep 2018

Michael Wokorach races towards the try line. Credit: APO.
Writing the story of the rise of African rugby

The APO Group presents 'The Incredible Rise of African Rugby' in a new published guide to the sport on the continent...

13 Sep 2018

100 Most Influential Young Africans
100 Most Influential Young Africans

South Africa's award-winning entrepreneur, founder and chief of DNA Brand Architects, Sylvester Chauke, has made the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans...

12 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

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

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...

By Jennifer Stein 11 Sep 2018

Mathe Okaba, the new CEO of the ASA. Image supplied.
Mathe Okaba named new CEO of the ACA

Mathe Okaba has been appointed to the position of CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), the official industry body for the advertising profession in South Africa...

10 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Management systems in creative agencies
Management systems in creative agencies

When you're busy with pitches, egos and the relentless 24-7 of the creative industry, it is easy to side-eye this vital, yet often overlooked business management tool. A management system can be the difference between success and failure in a business...

By Jenni Lawrence 10 Sep 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack is lead consultant at Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Rice Krispies, cost and worth

Is the debate about cost versus worth in the communications space truly a PR problem, or a communications industry problem...?

By Taazima Kala-Essack 5 Sep 2018

Mimi Kalinda, co-founder and managing director of Africommunications Group.
Innovation vital to Africa's DNA, but so is strategic communication

Innovation is a critical part Africa's DNA, but it only plays a part in shaping the continent's narrative when the world becomes aware of it...

By Mimi Kalinda 3 Sep 2018

Publicis Machine's Martell Cognac VS Single Distillery influencer campaign connects
Publicis Machine's Martell Cognac VS Single Distillery influencer campaign connects

How do you get the attention of the smoothest crew in town? Those to whom cool comes easy, on whom success rests comfortably and with whom both people and brands want to mingle?..

Issued by Publicis Machine 3 Sep 2018

Thando Ntsinde, senior account manager at Edelman South Africa. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: 'It is our time now!' - Thando Ntsinde

Thando Ntsinde, account manager at Edelman South Africa, elaborates on the state of marketing communications in South Africa, the challenges females are facing in the industry and shares some advice on how women can empower themselves to move forward.

By Juanita Pienaar 31 Aug 2018

Know how to "date" your client
Know how to "date" your client

The art of onboarding clients and managing expectations...

By Monica van der Spuy 29 Aug 2018

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteran

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

By Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
#Loeries2018: Gordon Ray on winning a Grand Prix for Nando's '#rightmyname'

M&C Saatchi Abel took home a Grand Prix for Nando's '#rightmyname' in the print communication category for tactical use of newspaper at this year's Loerie Awards, which took place on Friday, 17 August and Saturday, 18 August at the ICC in Durban...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Aug 2018

Chris Moerdyk
Protect your reputation before it is attacked

The vast majority of the value of companies today is in their reputational goodwill. The risk of losing this value is now acknowledged as the "risk of all risks"...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 23 Aug 2018

Absa Premiership wins Campaign of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards
Absa Premiership wins Campaign of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards

Absa and their sponsorship agency, Playmakers, walked away with the coveted Campaign of the Year at the prestigious Sport Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton on Friday, 17 August...

Issued by Playmakers 22 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly
#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly

Keeping to the Women's Month theme, we asked a couple of female local jurors to select this year's Loeries predictions in their respective judging categories...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2018

The biggest PR fails and brand disasters of the last decade
The biggest PR fails and brand disasters of the last decade

Being a big brand means having a lot of responsibility when it comes to reputation and portraying a positive image to the rest of the world. But, even the most famous and iconic companies can make mistakes and get it disastrously wrong...

By Ade Lewis 17 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the live communications finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the live communications finalists!

Finalists in the live communications categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!

Finalists in the PR and media communication categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the print communication finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the print communication finalists!

Finalists in the print communication categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Grid takes branding to new heights
Grid takes branding to new heights

As part of Absa's recent rebrand, I interviewed Grid Worldwide's chief experience officer Yatish Narsi to find out how they came up with the idea to conduct a drone show to showcase the vision for the brand, South Africa and the African continent as a whole...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Aug 2018

Marloe Wise, client services director at Demographica.
#WomensMonth: The Sheryl Sandberg quote we should read every Sunday...

Mentorship is a crucial factor of career growth. Marloe Wise, client services director at Demographica, explains the role of business mentors in her own life and why we need to address the lack of female representation in management positions within the B2B space...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2018

#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace
#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace

The negative impact of code-switching and tokenism, why females speak almost three times as many words a day as men and how to deal with queen bees in the workplace were hot topics at the most recent Future Females Cape Town morning session. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2018

Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'
Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'

In her opening keynote at the Marie Claire Power Summit, Jane Raphaely noted that every day should be Women's Day. "Yesterday we lived in a man's world. Today we live in a woman's world... I've seen many things happen and I am yet to see women achieving true equality..." Here's what she believes we ought to do about it...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Aug 2018

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