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What is PR really?
What is PR really?

PR is undoubtedly many things to many people. The focus of this article will look at what is PR to a small business owner, an independent artist and a marketing manager in a big corporate company...

By Thoriso Kolobe 2 days ago

#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS
#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS

The annual Apex events were held at the Sandton Convention Centre today, 16 July, where the Association for Communication and Advertising hosted its 'NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass' and the Apex Awards...

16 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Job offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA): Head of marketing and communications
Job offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA): Head of marketing and communications

BASA is looking for someone to lead the development and implementation of an innovative, flexible and agile marketing and communications strategy that makes excellent use of resources, connections and partnerships...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 12 Jul 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods
#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods

This week we go behind the selfie with Philippa Dods. She's full-time marketing coordinator at Meltwater IMA (India, Middle East and Africa) and a core member at Future Females after office-hours...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2018

The importance of diversity when creating communications strategies
The importance of diversity when creating communications strategies

It's becoming commonly known that what's fundamentally missing from the brand strategy process is the diversity of the talent. Warren Moss elaborates on why diversity is an important aspect when creating communication strategies...

By Warren Moss 5 Jul 2018

The importance of media training
The importance of media training

Keshia Patchiappen states five reasons for why media training is essential when facing journalists in the firing line...

By Keshia Patchiappen 4 Jul 2018

Screengrab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Cross-cultural confusion makes a funny ad, PR confusion makes an unhappy editor...

It doesn't take a lot to make South Africans angry... and facts, especially, are not needed when there is an angry argument to be made on social media...

By Brendan Seery 3 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

5 effective PR tips for small businesses
5 effective PR tips for small businesses

Being a small business, public relations is one the most effective and inexpensive ways to draw attention to your business...

By Adela Belin 3 Jul 2018

#NewBiz: Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD Media SA
#NewBiz: Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD Media SA

PHD SA, a subsidiary of the Omnicom Media Group, has been appointed by Pernod Ricard South Africa to oversee its media strategy and buying...

2 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta

Abroad, when politicians sponsor the football teams in their districts or dish out hampers and bottles of wine during electoral campaigns, they call it vote-buying. In Malta, these politicians are described as 'benefactors'...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 29 Jun 2018

Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster
Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster

It happened in slow motion. Like a train heading for a car stuck on the railway line. You know what is about to happen but you're hoping that someone stops it in time...

By Shelley Finch 29 Jun 2018

5 career tips for PR graduates
5 career tips for PR graduates

Finding a job after your graduation can be intimidating. Agencies are looking for juniors with experience. Internships are scarce. Jobs are scarce! Marisa Louw offers some tips that can help PR graduates find their feet after graduation...

By Marisa Louw 28 Jun 2018

The Odd Number acquires equity stake in Hoorah
The Odd Number acquires equity stake in Hoorah

The Odd Number has acquired an equity stake in digital media consultancy Hoorah, which will form the digital media arm of The Odd Number...

26 Jun 2018

#NewBiz: Signa Group appoints Stratitude
#NewBiz: Signa Group appoints Stratitude

Signa Group today announced that it has appointed Stratitude as its new strategic full service agency to position and differentiate itself in the industry...

25 Jun 2018

Pacinamix high-fives McDonald's SA in being crowned the nation's Coolest Fast Food Places
Pacinamix high-fives McDonald's SA in being crowned the nation's Coolest Fast Food Places

As McDonald's SA's PR, communications and activations agency, Pacinamix is part of the winning team that brought home the title of Coolest Fast Food Places at the recent Sunday Times Generation Next Awards...

Issued by Pacinamix 22 Jun 2018

IABC Africa Region launches 2018 Silver Quill Awards programme
IABC Africa Region launches 2018 Silver Quill Awards programme

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Africa Region has announced the kick-off to the 2018 Regional Silver Quill Awards programme...

Issued by IABC Africa Region 22 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

SA's Reach Lions-winning work...
#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

21 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: PR Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: PR Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions PR Lions shortlist has been released, with two SA entries making the grade in four categories...

20 Jun 2018

Don't underestimate the link between PR and internal communications
Don't underestimate the link between PR and internal communications

After more than a decade of working in the public relations industry, I am baffled by how many people still don't see the vital link between public relations and internal communications...

By Naomi Willemse, Issued by MANGO-OMC 20 Jun 2018

Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)
Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

A new epidemic is fast spreading across the globe. It is known as Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD) - and it kills reputations in less than 280 characters...

By Howard Feldman 15 Jun 2018

Annual reports - beyond numbers
Annual reports - beyond numbers

Today, most government, parastatals and listed companies employ the services of professional PR companies to assist in the production of their annual reports...

Issued by Litha Communications 13 Jun 2018

Weylandts comes home to M&C Saatchi Abel
Weylandts comes home to M&C Saatchi Abel

Weylandts has appointed M&C Saatchi Abel as its lead agency for all marketing and communications activity...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Saluting and celebrating our clients
Saluting and celebrating our clients

One of the greatest joys of being a PR practitioner is finding clients whose values are aligned with your own. At Grapevine Communications, we're delighted to be able to say that all of our clients tick this box...

Issued by Grapevine Communications 11 Jun 2018

Screengrab from Deadpool 2 .
A few PR lessons from the world's greatest anti-hero Deadpool

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

By Francois Rank 11 Jun 2018

DNA Brand Architects wins prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award for Steers
DNA Brand Architects wins prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award for Steers

On the back of an impressive win at the PRISM Awards a few weeks back, DNA Brand Architects received another global recognition at the prestigious International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards Gala, for their Steers Respek Nation campaign...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 11 Jun 2018

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