With more people and businesses moving online, what will 2021 hold when it comes to digital communication? And what can companies do to prepare for what is coming?
James Bayhack 30 Nov 2020
There are three main forces that will fundamentally shape the world of PR and business communications in 2020 and beyond...
Kevin Welman 19 Dec 2019
2017 was not a good year for companies handling crises. The number of casualties was alarming. We had our pick of it - from motoring, to beverages, to aviation, and everything in between...
Daniel Munslow 4 Jan 2018
Hein Kaiser from Mix 93.8 FM, chats to Alan Bloom, Chief Business Development and Brand Officer of NPO RED, an organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, about NPO’s, communication trends and re-imagining the value chain, on his latest Marketing & Media show.
PRISA's 2017 National Conference in May is set out to convene futurists, business leaders and communication professionals to discuss key issues surrounding innovation, communication and leadership...
Issued by PRISA 14 Mar 2017
Today sees the launch of ByDesign Communications, the communcations company with a challenger mentality that's set to be innovative and different by design...
Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2016
This year's Loerie Awards include a new Public Relations Communication category. PRISA's two-day PR-themed conference also forms part of Loeries® Creative Week Durban. Here's why you simply can't ignore PR as part of the creativity mix...
Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2016
AtHoc has announced new capabilities focus on automation tools, rules engine and alert flow to reduce labour-intensive activities, while accelerating response...
The World PR Forum has selected South African communication consultant, Daniel Munslow, to speak at the 2016 World Public Relations Forum in Toronto, Canada...
A highlight of Loeries Creative Week Durban is the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where seven global leaders in creativity will share insights on brand communication trends by interpreting the topic 'Creativity Adds'...
No phrases strike fear into the hearts of marketers faster than 'big data' and 'programmatic media buying', but they're crucial for simplifying your work life...
Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2015
Members of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) will meet in Mauritius for the 26th annual conference themed 'Advancing Africa' from 28-30 May 2014.
ECCO International Communications has released the top five do's and don'ts trends for best communication practices for businesses, following an international survey conducted in 40 countries.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: The level of expenditure on television content produced in Scotland increased again in 2009, Ofcom's annual Communications Market Report has revealed. Scotland now accounts for 3.6% of all networked programme spend by the four public service broadcasters across the UK, up from 2.5% in 2008.
The Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) has devised a theme for its national conference, Africa on Top, which envisages a new world order where an African super power has assumed the pivotal position of influence on world affairs and the global guardian of democracy and freedom.
Fleishman Hillard (FH) South Africa recently hosted the MDs from its African partner offices in Joburg to discuss the building of African PR capacity in the wake of recovering business levels and the run-up to the World Cup. The meeting saw partners representing Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Zambia and Cape Town in attendance.
The inaugural 2010 PRISA breakfast late last week featured Linda Hamman and Daniel Munslow of Talk2Us on the importance of internal and external communication strategy in 2010 and beyond. These included insights based on both local and global research, demonstrating how internal communications is a key enabler to external communications and the brand promises that are made to the public via various channels.
Unquestionably, 2010 will be a more positive year for the South African media, marketing and communications industry, not least of which will be the fruition of many years of passion and commitment to host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Gisele Wertheim-Aymes 12 Jan 2010
The 2008 International Media Forum South Africa (IMFSA) that ended yesterday, Thursday, 22 May 2008, in Johannesburg, provided a viable platform for representatives of foreign media to ‘clear their names' about allegations flying around that they only focus on Africa's negative reporting, thus betraying the dark continent. CNN Africa bureau chief Kim Norgaard lashed out at critics, saying there is nothing better than reporting on the full picture of Africa to help change people's lives.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 23 May 2008
African social media and news aggregator Afrigator last night, Wednesday, 21 May 2008, launched a page dedicated to the xenophobic attacks currently happening, tracking blog posts, news, podcasts and videos. The dedicated page is similar to the one created for the violence in Kenya that occurred after elections beginning of the year.
Simone Puterman 22 May 2008
ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe told the International Media Forum in Johannesburg this morning, Thursday, 22 May 2008, that attacks on foreign nationals over the past week was an attack on the values of our civil society in South Africa and needed to be condemned as hate crimes. He called on all South Africans to condemn these barbaric acts.
Louise Marsland 22 May 2008
As demand for news on Africa continues to increase overseas, what Africa does or does not matters the most, due to economic reasons. Many speakers at the 2008 International Media Forum SA (IMFSA) currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, said that the latest xenophobic attacks have deeply hurt South Africa's image abroad and could scare away investors and tourists. Meanwhile, Government spokesperson Themba Maseko told delegates that these attacks were unacceptable but orchestrated and caught Government off-guard.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 22 May 2008
The African National Congress (ANC)'s proposal for the creation of a Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT) has put the party on collision course with media analysts, editors and journalists, who fear that such a process will curtail media liberties. But speaking at the International Media Freedom of SA (IMFSA) that opened yesterday, Wednesday 21 May 2008, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad has said that SA press freedom is not under threat.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 22 May 2008
President Thabo Mbeki put out a strong statement on the xenophobic attacks in and around Johannesburg this week - but it should have been done last week, immediately when the crisis erupted, said the Financial Times correspondent in South Africa, Alec Russell, speaking on Wednesday, 21 May 2008. at the International Media Forum conference in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Against the background of a terrifying week of xenaphobic attacks in South African townships, displacing more than 20 000 immigrants from their homes in Gauteng, the International Media Forum in Johannesburg is addressing the issue of SA's image abroad and how to engage with the international media. Bizcommunity.com is blogging and reporting from the event today and tomorrow, 21 - 22 May 2008.
The International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa, custodian of Brand South Africa, today, Wednesday, 21 May 2008, launched MediaClubSouthAfrica.com, a web-based media service for all who want to track the country's progress and achievements in the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and beyond. The launch took place at the International Media Forum South Africa (IMFSA) which opened in Bryanston today.
Both Moeketsi Mosola, CEO of South African Tourism, and Jerry Vilakazi, CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), yesterday, Tuesday, 20 May 2008, added their support to the calls by the President, senior government officials and other leaders for an immediate stop to attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.
NEWSWATCH: South Africans, along with the world's media, are looking on in horror as xenophobic violence flares out of control across Gauteng, targeting immigrants in townships surrounding the economic heartland of the country. New media technologies bring the terror to light in awful technicolour as The Times video of a man burning to death is forwarded around the world before one can say, “How on earth did we get here again?”
The World Print and Communication Congress (WPC8) being hosted in Cape Town in South Africa from the 24 - 28 January 2005, has an intense four-day programme of mainly international speakers across the disciplines of print, including design, newspapers, packaging, magazines and strategy.
Louise Marsland 11 Nov 2004
If you are serious about the future of the world printing and communications industry, there are a myriad of reasons not to miss out on the World Print and Communication Congress (WPC8) being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 - 28 January 2005.
In an interview with the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), to clarify issues raised by the industry and put certain regulatory initiatives into perspective, Louise Marsland, presents an edited version of the Q & A with Margaret Moscardi, PRISA executive director.
Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2003