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The Brave Group has opened a press office on Bizcommunity.com!
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The Brave Group is an assembly of specialist marketing and communication companies that work independently or as a group to guide clients towards more interesting, braver solutions to business challenges.

IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group
IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group

The IAB SA has launched an exciting new series of strategically aligned events for the digital industry. Held in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group, the series will give the industry smart, actionable and meaningful insights...

Issued by IAB SA 4 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

McDonald's Tunnel of Lovin'
McDonald's Tunnel of Lovin'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Tunnel of Lovin' was built around the drive-thru at the McDonald's Southgate...

Issued by Pacinamix 15 Feb 2019

Chris Moerdyk
PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019

Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!
Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!

It's no secret that we operate in an open-minded interconnected society that is comprised of engaged, aware and conscious employees. However, in order for internal communication to be effective, we must constantly find new ways of delivering engaging experiences...

By Lukhanyo Mpumela-Kwaza 14 Feb 2019

Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'
Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'

The socialverse has been inundated with one Fyre meme after the other and thanks to the Hulu and Netflix - albeit through the skewed FuckJerry lens - exposés, there has been an amplified discussion about the pros and cons of the influencer marketing space...

By Mike Sharman 13 Feb 2019

Assessing marketing for business relevance
Assessing marketing for business relevance

Two different Forrester reports published in 2018 ring the alarm bells for branding, communications and traditional advertising agencies...

By Jonathan Houston, Issued by HKLM 12 Feb 2019

(c) Alexander Sorokopud -
#NewBiz: Distell appoints WPP

Distell has appointed WPP's Team Liquid, a global holding company, to manage the full spectrum of its marketing communications for the company's portfolio of brands...

12 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice
#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice

Jared Kushner has been appointed creative director at Digitas Liquorice Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2019

#NewBiz: Clay Creative wins City & Guilds
#NewBiz: Clay Creative wins City & Guilds

New agency kid on the block, Clay Creative recently won the City & Guilds pitch for their international digital account with the agency's soon-to-be-launched #FutureFit concept...

7 Feb 2019

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
APO announces expansion plans for 2019

Media relations expert APO Group experiences record growth in Africa and the Middle East and plans continued expansion for 2019...

6 Feb 2019

The value of an understated commodity
The value of an understated commodity

It may not be part of the vision or mission statement document, but I guarantee that the lifelong undertaking of any self-aware entity is the successful advocacy of its reputation as a trusted brand and as an organisation that can deliver...

By Mika Chauke, Issued by Pacinamix 6 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018
Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018

As a PR professional, crisis communication is all about getting your client out of the storm with the least amount of damage, whether it's to the organisation or its reputation...

By Leago Monareng 31 Jan 2019

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

By Jennifer Stein 31 Jan 2019

The one thing which makes online PR a winning marketing tool
The one thing which makes online PR a winning marketing tool

Online content marketing and PR can be an exceptional marketing and lead-generation tool if you include trackable links...

Issued by The Tech Lab 29 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy
#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy

While employer branding has made significant inroads into the South African market, with a number of companies leveraging its benefits, its relevance and how to purposefully implement it does still seem to leave many indifferent...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jan 2019

Sharon Piehl, managing director at FleishmanHillard.
#BizTrends2019: Are you marathon fit?

Managing a brand's reputation is a marathon; it's about going the distance, having the stamina for the up-hills and the resilience to face harsh external conditions...

By Sharon Piehl 28 Jan 2019

Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico.
#BizTrends2019: PR measurement and evaluation trends

The public relations industry has recently seen many challenges. From the rise of "digital PR", social media and fake news, most would agree that the industry needs to rethink many of the basics on which it has always operated...

By Francois van Dyk 25 Jan 2019

P and P opens Cape Town office
P and P opens Cape Town office

P and P has opened a satellite office in the heart of Cape Town to service its growing base of business-to-business clients...

Issued by P and P Communications 24 Jan 2019

#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons
#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons

On Thursday, 10 January 2019, Twitter went into a frenzy over what appeared to be Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena in a car crash captured on InstaLive...

By Sheila Afari 22 Jan 2019

#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch
#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch

Marketing and communications holding group M&N Brands has announced the launch of its content hub M&N Entertainment, which has made its first acquisition through the purchase of online youth entertainment magazine, Zkhiphani.com...

21 Jan 2019

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic future

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

17 Jan 2019

Growth in International Public Relations Network reflective of growing trend of global collaborations
Growth in International Public Relations Network reflective of growing trend of global collaborations

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) announced this week that it has expanded its global reach with the addition of eight new member agencies from numerous countries in the world...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?
#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?

Investing in owned media to promote your travel brand...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2019

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

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

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 11 Jan 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Hefer
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Hefer

This week, we go behind the selfie with Dale Hefer - author, founder of Chillibush and CEO of the Integrated Marketing Conference (IMC) and IMC Academy...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2019

5 PR trends to look forward to in 2019
5 PR trends to look forward to in 2019

2018 oversaw the continued evolution of what it is to be a PR professional, as it became more influenced by digital elements, social media and marketing...

By mamahlatse marokane 31 Dec 2018

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints new marketing and communications agencies
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints new marketing and communications agencies

After an extensive search, Nedbank has appointed the successful agencies selected to work on its through-the-line, sponsorship and digital marketing communication strategies, effective 2019...

27 Dec 2018

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