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Reputation management in Africa study

On an individual and organisational level, ethics and reputation are of the utmost importance and form part of storytelling and shaping a realistic narrative...

16 May 2019

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Ethical storytelling to enhance Africa's narrative

The African Public Relations Association (APRA) will host its annual African Public Relations Conference, in Kigali, Rwanda from 13 to 17 May 2019...

9 May 2019

Marketing to consumers? One size does not fit all
Marketing to consumers? One size does not fit all

Personalisation in advertising communication is a key part of the consumer journey. Consumers want a unique connection in exchange for their time, but they're also concerned about how brands use their data. Or are they?

By Maggie Pronto 2 May 2019

Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder, Africommunications Group.
How narratives shape our reality

There is a problem with the idea that women need to be specifically empowered in the media, PR and communications industry...

By Mimi Kalinda 29 Apr 2019

When brands get social media engagement right
When brands get social media engagement right

Social media has become an increasingly valuable component for consideration with a lot of PR strategies over the years. It's exciting to see how various brands are using social media to convey their brand personality...

By Sheila Afari 26 Apr 2019

Some of team Mama Creative, from L to R: Kyle Gounden, Karla Strydom, Mishka Naidoo, Nicola Rossi, Adam Leontsinis, and Tetelo Nhlapo.
#Loeries2019: Mama Creative explains why it's on all of us to tell better stories

You've probably already noticed this year's striking Loeries campaign in your social media feeds and daily industry reads. But this year's campaign is a little different from those of previous years. Here's how Mama Creative hopes Loeries 2019 will inspire us all to tell better stories...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Apr 2019

Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan
Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan

Although it is difficult to accurately predict what kind of a crisis an organisation might face, there is no doubt that planning and preparing for a crisis is vital...

By Leago Monareng 24 Apr 2019

The press release is dead; long live the press release
The press release is dead; long live the press release

"Before you think the press release is dead, the truth is that because of the ever-growing information bubble and news jumping at you like 'pop-up' ads, there is a need for brands to create their own narrative like never before."...

By Gerhard Hope 17 Apr 2019

BCW Africa is PRISM African Network of the Year.
BCW Africa is PRISM African Network of the Year

BCW Africa named African Network of the Year by the PRISM Awards for the fourth consecutive year and chairman and CEO, Robyn de Villiers, wins Lifetime Achievement Award...

16 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

African Sabre Awards for PR excellence on the continent.
37 African PR SABRE winners announced

The African SABRE awards demonstrate excellence in the public relations industry across the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

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Social media: Promising arena for public debate

Government communicators need to realise that traditional communication is obsolete in this digital cultural age...

By Rirhandzu Shengwenyana 5 Apr 2019

Two SA agencies nominated for The Webby Awards
Two SA agencies nominated for The Webby Awards

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Among those recognised this year in the Advertising, Media & PR categories are South Africa's Net#work BBDO and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris...

3 Apr 2019

The real reason millennials venture into freelancing
The real reason millennials venture into freelancing

If you ever wondered when the right time to promote yourself as a freelancer would be... the time is now!

By Ra-ees Moerat 3 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

Report examines impact of technology on society and communication industry
Report examines impact of technology on society and communication industry

The 2019 USC Annenberg Global Communications Report released findings that examined the impact of technology on society and the communication industry...

29 Mar 2019

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong
Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong

Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust...

By Kelli Matthews 26 Mar 2019

Four digital transformation communication strategies
Four digital transformation communication strategies

Digital transformation has changed how we communicate with our customer, colleagues and friends. The digital age demands a new kind of communications leader...

By Ronelle Bester 25 Mar 2019

Sure, you listen to your customers, but do you listen to your employees?
Sure, you listen to your customers, but do you listen to your employees?

Way back in the seventies, Peter Drucker said that business has only one purpose: to create a customer. That's where Marty Neumeier kicks off from in his recent book The Brand Flip...

By Johnny Johnson 11 Mar 2019

Cal Fussman at the CTICC ahead of his YPO talk. Image via his .
#YPOEdge: Cal Fussman on the compelling social impact of storytelling on the long game

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to master storyteller Cal Fussman about lessons he's learned from interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption
Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption

Whether a company enjoys the size and stature of Ford, Tiger Brands or KPMG, or is a much smaller enterprise, the fundamentals surrounding reputation and perception remain unchanged, clearly underscoring the absolute need to be prepared for a crisis...

By Jennifer Stein 11 Mar 2019

Business is too timid with its PR
Business is too timid with its PR

It needs to take control of its public narrative...

By Robert Gentle 8 Mar 2019

How important is ethics and reputation in Africa?
How important is ethics and reputation in Africa?

The African Public Relations Association (APRA), will be hosting the 31st APRA Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, from 13-17 May 2019...

25 Feb 2019

Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan
Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan

While companies compete for headspace in a noisy and crowded environment, thought leadership as a tried and trusted PR tactic is coming into its own in the South African media space...

By Louise Hunt 21 Feb 2019

Has "PR" become a dirty word?
Has "PR" become a dirty word?

Even its practitioners don't seem to like it...

By Robert Gentle 21 Feb 2019

Helping Africa's entrepreneurs with their PR needs
Helping Africa's entrepreneurs with their PR needs

Glass House PR introduces public relations for small medium enterprises in Africa...

18 Feb 2019

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#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

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