Icasa invites interested stakeholders, media to press briefing

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is inviting stakeholders and the media to the press briefing that officially announces its decision on applications for individual commercial free to air television broadcasting services and the related spectrum licence. The press...

18 Mar 2019

Publicis merges Blue 449, Spark Foundry

According to Adweek, Publicis Groupe's media division has announced that Blue 449 and Spark Foundry have united to create a single entity. The two agencies include such major brands as Mondelez, Campbell's, Marriott and Southwest Airlines, among many others, on its client rosters. Read more on...

6 Mar 2019

Last chance to enter Sabre Awards

The late deadline for the Sabre Award to North America, EMEA and Africa ends today, 28 January 2019, at midnight PST. The entry sites include relevant information for all of the regional competitions, including categories, fees, key dates, and advice on crafting a winning entry. There are...

28 Jan 2019

Entries now open for Cannes Lions 2019

The Cannes Lions 2019 is now open for entries. Click here to enter.

24 Jan 2019

WPP leads gender equality efforts in media, finds Bloomberg's 2019 GEI

British multinational advertising and public relations company WPP has been acknowledged for its commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women's equality in Bloomberg's 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index considers companies' efforts in promoting gender equality across...

16 Jan 2019

Icasa reviews Draft Sports Broadcasting Regulations submission date

The submission date for written comments on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations - which was published on 14 December 2018 - has been reviewed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The date for written comments has been moved from 4 February...

14 Jan 2019

Icasa told hold public hearings over commercial free-to-air licensing

In respect of the process to grant licences for the provision of individual commercial free-to-air television broadcasting services as well as the related radio frequency spectrum licence, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold public hearings. This follows the...

22 Nov 2018

2019 Apex Awards is open for entries

The 2019 Apex Awards is officially open for entries. An Apex Award is an award for communications campaign performance excellence. Click here to enter.

13 Nov 2018

R2K calls for Competitions Commission to step in on high data costs

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has called on the Competitions Commission of South Africa to mediate on high data costs in South Africa. R2K called for the mediation at a data services market inquiry at the Competition Commission on 17 October 2018. The non-profit organisation made a number of...

17 Oct 2018

Celebrity Services Africa Global picks up Telly Award

Celebrity Services Africa Global (CSA) has won a Telly Award in the Campaign Branding category for its Destinations Distilled online campaign. The agency created and produced the campaign for Diageo and One&Only Resorts in 2016.

20 Sep 2018

Icasa calls for radio frequency spectrum applications

For the purpose of providing a commercial subscription broadcasting service, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is requesting applications for the radio frequency spectrum. The successful applicant for the radio frequency spectrum will be assigned 45% capacity of...

31 Jul 2018

Ivan Booth shares PR knowledge in new book

Ivan Booth has collated his 21 years of experience in the public relations arena in a book titled The Publicist's Playbook. The veteran PR consultant has spread his expertise over 29 chapters, which are aimed at providing prospective publicists and current PR professionals with insightful...

17 Jul 2018

Icasa to address discussion document inquiry's with public hearings

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold public hearings in acknowledgement of a discussion document on digital broadcasting services in South Africa. The discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services was published on 29 March 2018. The public...

4 Jul 2018

Gold Quill Award acknowledges Sappi's safety initiative

The International Association of Business Communications granted Sappi Southern Africa with the Gold Quill Award in Montreal, Canada. The Gold Quill Awards programme acknowledges business communication excellence globally and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the...

12 Jun 2018

Icasa to hold hearings on priority markets document

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is to hold meetings over the discussion document on priority markets. The priority markets study is the second phase of the cost to communicate programme that will identify markets in electronic communications sector which will be...

5 Jun 2018

CSA introduces new sports division

Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) has created CSA Sports; a new division that is dedicated to sports talent representation and strategic brand marketing. The company has already signed South African sports stars and has concluded a brand ambassadorship deal with Jay Jay Okocha. CSA Sports...

5 Jun 2018

Lauren Shantall rebrands to Scout PR & Social Media

Lauren Shantall Integrated Communications has rebranded to Scout PR & Social Media due to company growth. The company has expanded since its inception and now employs 15 people. It has also expanded its business interests and client base, hence the rebranding.

16 May 2018

2018 Clio Entertainment Awards submissions are open

Entries for the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards are now open. In partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, the Clio awards acknowledge creative communications for the entertainment business. Pieces that first appeared in public between 1 June 2017 and 31 August 2018 are eligible for entry into this...

2 May 2018

Djembe Communications is up for two PRWeek Global Awards

Djembe Communications has been shortlisted for two PRWeek Global Awards. The company has also been nominated for Best Campaign in Middle East/Africa and Global Event Activation for its implementation of the annual Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 (IPA) event held in Ghana last year. The PRWeek...

9 Apr 2018

Icasa introduces Consumer Advisory Panel

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be launching the Consumer Advisory Panel (Cap) to advise it on consumer-related issues within broadcasting, telecommunications, and postal services. Cap will also connect with consumers to establish a better understanding of...

8 Mar 2018

Fine joins the GlobalHealthPR global network

Independent healthcare communications consultancy Fine has joined GlobalHealthPR's global network. Fine will help strengthen GlobalHealthPR's strategic presence in South Africa and across Africa, helping to address increased client demand for deep insights and seamless execution across the diverse...

10 Jan 2018

Vuma sells 51% stake

Vuma Reputation Management has conducted a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBBE) transaction with three members of the company's executive team. The result of the transaction makes the company now 51% black-owned and 30% black female-owned. The three members acquired the 51% stake...

26 Oct 2017

Oh Happy Day awarded top wedding planner

Oh Happy Day has won the Top Wedding Planner Award at South Africa's Top Vendor Wedding Awards this year. The awards are held annually in Cape Town and the event was hosted by Forum Embassy Hill this year. Winners for the awards are voted for by the public.

31 Aug 2017

Wired Communications to manage Cunard's PR, media relations in SA

Cunard has appointed Wired Communications to manage its PR and media relations in South Africa. Wired had managed the two projects for White Star Cruise & Travel, the GSA for Cunard in the country. Wired managed two onboard media tours when the remastered Queen Mary 2 visited Cape Town in January...

28 Jul 2017

KWV Wines appoints OFYT as PR digital partners

KWV Wines has appointed Old Friends Young Talents as its PR, activation, and digital partners. OFYT will be responsible for the KWV Classic Wines Collection, Laborie, and Roodeberg brands. Drinks International previously recognised KWV Wines as the World's Most Admired South African Wine Brand...

6 Apr 2017

The PRISM Awards calls for final nominations

The PRISM Awards are calling for final nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award which takes place on Saturday, 6 May 2017 — the award is presented to an industry expert who has made a remarkable impact on the public relations profession. The 2017 PRISM Awards sponsors include The Park...

13 Mar 2017

Wired Communications signs new business, makes temporary relocation

Wired Communications has signed up some new business including CDE Global in the UK and Global Kinetic. The company will also be temporarily relocating to 22 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Green Point for six months while its office in 20 Wandel Street, Gardens is being refurbished. The company...

1 Mar 2017

Burson-Marsteller Africa CEO to deliver 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture

Burson-Marsteller Africa chairperson and CEO, Robyn de Villiers will deliver the 2017 Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in the Palace of Westminster in London. De Villiers's address will focus on his experience in Africa's communication...

23 Feb 2017

IAS helps Autism SA find pro bono advertising, communication assistance

With its mandate to lead Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness, education, therapy and advocacy throughout the country, Autism South Africa itself has 'special needs' when it comes to finding agencies to undertake its advertising and communication. Claudia Ceresa, research developer and...

8 Feb 2017

2017 EMEA SABRE Awards jury includes Joanna Oosthuizen

The jury for the SABRE Awards, which recognises achievement in brand reputation and engagement, has named national MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa, Joanna Oosthuizen as one of two South Africans to join the 2017 EMEA Sabre Awards jury. The Sabre Awards results will be announced in May...

31 Jan 2017

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