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#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

Lagos, Nigeria.
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

RetroVIIral
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

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies
New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

What the Nigeria PR report tells us about doing business in Nigeria
What the Nigeria PR report tells us about doing business in Nigeria

The trends, challenges and prospects of the Nigerian public relations industry, as outlined in the recent Nigerian PR Report...

By Gbenga Joseph Sogbaike 19 Jun 2017

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

AlphaSpirit © –
The changing face of digital agencies - adapt or die

Over the past two decades, the digital world has undergone a rapid evolution - from marketing mix newcomer, to a mandatory (yet not fully understood) element of brand communications...

By Tom Fels 15 Jun 2017

AMA opens Abidjan office
AMA opens Abidjan office

The African Media Agency (AMA) accelerates its growth with the opening of a new office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast...

12 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica.
#AfricaMonth: Demographica's Warren Moss on the business of B2B marketing

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica, was the only judge from Africa in the annual BMA B2 Awards, which recognise the top performing Business to Business (B2B) marketers around the world. He shares tips for success in B2B marketing and how they're now set to empower black-owned agencies in the marketing and communication space...

By Leigh Andrews 29 May 2017

Founder, Consumer Advocacy Forum Nigeria, Sola Salako; managing director, Edelman South Africa, Jordan Rittenberry; managing director, Chain Reactions Nigeria, Israel Opayemi; and founder & chief executive officer, Proshare Nigeria Limited, Femi Awoyemi, at the presentation of 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Annual Global Study organised by Chain Reactions Nigeria, in partnership with Edelman in Lagos.
Nigerian PR boosted

Edelman and Chain Reactions Nigeria have launched the Edelman Trust Barometer Survey Report on trust and credibility in the PR industry...

29 May 2017

Robyn De Villiers, chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Africa (left) and Aude Bousseau, marketing and PR manager of Turner Africa (right), receiving the 2017 SABRE Award in the Public Education category.
Cartoon Network awarded at African Sabre Awards

Cartoon Network Africa has walked away with two notable accolades at the first ever African SABRE Awards...

16 May 2017

Nike Breaking 2 was so much bigger than an athlete breaking 2 hours
Nike Breaking 2 was so much bigger than an athlete breaking 2 hours

If you were to name the marathon athletes who attempted to break the two-hour barrier in the Nike Breaking 2 campaign last weekend, I would be surprised if more than 1% of you would get one name correct...

By Richard Dunn 10 May 2017

Burson-Marsteller takes African Network of the Year at PR awards
Burson-Marsteller takes African Network of the Year at PR awards

Burson-Marsteller Africa wins African Network of the Year at the 2017 PRISM Awards...

10 May 2017

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The role of PR in shaping a future-fit industry

In his closing remarks at the end of the National Prisa Conference on Thursday, Daniel Munslow, CPRP and conference chairman said public relations has to start shaping the agenda to ensure a future-fit industry...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2017

Prisa 2017 Prism Awards campaign of the year winners.
All the 2017 Prisa Prism Award winners!

Winners of the 2017 Public Relations Institute of South Africa's (Prisa) Prism Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Park House of Events on 6 May 2017 following its two-day annual conference...

6 May 2017

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