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Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy...

By Janine Lloyd 1 day ago

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Why PR is still important

Nowadays, all manner of marketing services are available, from advertising to inbound to content marketing to SEO. So, where, in this new media mix does PR fit? And is it still important?...

By Heather Baker 14 Dec 2017

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals
Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

8 Dec 2017

Controlling the narrative from the glass box
Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency...

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

(L-R) Irene Mwathi, P&G's Communications Manager and David Buchere, KPAs Senior Communications Manager, present the award for Best PR Agency to Michelle Anekeya of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, during the 2017 PRSK Awards Gala in Mombasa.
Kenya crowns best PR company

Hill + Knowlton Strategies Kenya, has been awarded the overall best Public Relations Company of the Year at the 2017 Public Relations Society of Kenya gala award...

22 Nov 2017

(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa...

21 Nov 2017

Ethiopian PR firm joins Burson-Marsteller Africa network
Ethiopian PR firm joins Burson-Marsteller Africa network

Burson-Marsteller Africa announces partnership with Prologue Burson-Marsteller...

15 Nov 2017

Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials
Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials

Marketers who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies...

Issued by FCB Africa 6 Nov 2017

In-house public relations expertise is essential
In-house public relations expertise is essential

In the public relations (PR) industry, there is a constant debate about the value of hiring a PR employee or outsourcing a PR consultancy...

By Jennilee Peremore 31 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros...

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name
BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name

Ireland/Davenport (ID) celebrated its 13th year at its office in Illovo, Johannesburg this evening and to mark the occasion along with its increase in black ownership from 25.1% to 51%, the boutique communications agency has been renamed...

10 Oct 2017

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AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business...

4 Oct 2017

Leo Burnett acquires Radar
Leo Burnett acquires Radar

Cape Town-based advertising agency Radar has joined Publicis-owned Leo Burnett as part of a drive by the global giant to increase their profile and presence in Africa as a full-service agency...

29 Sep 2017

#AfricaAchiever: Vuma Reputation creates Africa division to drive expansion
#AfricaAchiever: Vuma Reputation creates Africa division to drive expansion

Bizcommunity Africa's #AfricaAchiever is Nonye Mpho Omotola, business director of Vuma Reputation Management's new Africa division, established to drive expansion on the continent...

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2017

Talking about Africa's reputational narrative
Talking about Africa's reputational narrative

Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa's reputational challenges and opportunities...

11 Sep 2017

Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?
Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?

How a business responds when things go wrong can mean the difference between a swift resolution and making the problem a whole lot worse...

By Nicole Suter 7 Sep 2017

Bell Pottinger findings: ethics breached but 'white monopoly capital' not its creation
Bell Pottinger findings: ethics breached but 'white monopoly capital' not its creation

UK PR Firm Bell Pottinger's account team working for the Gupta-owned Oakbay was primarily responsible for devising the strategy behind the economic emancipation campaign, known in SA as the "white monopoly capital" campaign...

By Genevieve Quintal 4 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: TBWA\Raad on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'
#Loeries2017: TBWA\Raad on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'

TBWA\Raad, The Disruption Company, not only took home a Grand Prix for Nissan's Camelpower integrated campaign at this year's Loerie Awards, but also two silvers and one bronze...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Aug 2017

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Irvine Partners opens up shop in Lagos

Integrated marketing and PR agency Irvine Partners has expanded to Nigeria, opening up an office in Lagos...

22 Aug 2017

Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa
Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

Expanding into Africa, Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four African communications agencies...

15 Aug 2017

Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs
Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs

Thoriso Kolobe lists several challenges her PR agency faced by offering its services exclusively to SMEs...

By Thoriso Kolobe 11 Aug 2017

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis
Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis

The idea that content for social media cannot be planned and that live content can only be decided at the last minute, is an antiquated concept, writes Suzanne van Aswegen...

By Suzanne van Aswegen 24 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited
Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited

Dentsu Aegis Network has extended its footprint in Africa with the signing of Impact Africa Limited (iAfrica), a leading marketing and public relations agency, as its affiliate full-service agency in Rwanda...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 19 Jul 2017

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former finance minister Pravin Gordhan at the 14th congress of the SACP held at Birchwood Hotel.
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Bell Pottinger must tell Parliament why it sought to harm SA, Gordhan says

On Wednesday, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said an apology was not enough from UK-based public relations company Bell Pottinger...

By Natasha Marrian 13 Jul 2017

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Bell Pottinger's wicked Wiki ways

Controversial London public relations firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations and has been able to edit entries about the Gutpa family, leaked emails show...

10 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG
Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG

Crimson Room Communications will rebrand to MKTG, a global network brand of Dentsu Aegis Network, signifying MKTG's first official outpost in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 Jul 2017

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RetroVIIral

It's an incredibly proud moment for me to clackety clack away at the keyboard and complete the sentence (and realisation) that Retroviral is seven (VII) years old...

By Mike Sharman 6 Jul 2017

Social media should no longer be managed by junior employees
Social media should no longer be managed by junior employees

Social media platforms should no longer be managed by junior employees because these platforms have matured and so have the target audience, writes Ima Peter...

By Ima Peter 6 Jul 2017

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