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Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong - Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust

A crisis creates a vacuum, an informational void that gets filled one way or another. The longer a company or other organisation at the centre of the crisis waits to communicate, the more likely that void will be filled by critics...

By Kelli Matthews 16 hours ago

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 1 day ago

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

#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

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

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

By Robert Gentle 8 Mar 2019

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

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?

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

By Robert Gentle 21 Feb 2019

Helping Africa's entrepreneurs with their PR needs

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

18 Feb 2019

#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

APO announces expansion plans for 2019

Media relations expert APO Group experiences record growth in Africa and the Middle East and plans continued expansion for 2019...

6 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

African SABRE Awards 2019 extends deadline

The SABRE Awards has announced the final deadline for entries for the Africa competition that has been extended to 15 February...

1 Feb 2019

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