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Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate Communications
Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate Communications

Global communications firm, Edelman is further cementing its position as a pan-African consultancy having opened a new office based in Nairobi, Kenya and with the acquisition of...

12 Feb 2020

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Luyanda Peter, MD of Harambee Communications
#BehindtheSelfie with... Luyanda Peter, MD of Harambee Communications

This week, we go behind the selfie with Luyanda Peter, MD of Harambee Communications in SA and Botswana...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2020

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The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in Africa

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

By Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

By Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media Africa 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

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To research or not to research; that is the question!

With the current economic climate, organisations are often left to wonder where they can save money and how they can cut costs. But can research really help organisations to save money?

By Chanell Kemp 9 Dec 2019

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Social media crisis management

With the silly season upon us, what plan do you and your community managers have in place for an inevitable crisis?...

By Gosi Legoale 3 Dec 2019

Measurement Month: How are your communication efforts measuring up?
Measurement Month: How are your communication efforts measuring up?

It is so important that the whole business sings from the same reputation hymn sheet to build a strong and positive reputation. Here are 14 compelling reasons why reputation research matters...

By Regine le Roux 27 Nov 2019

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SA's VMLY&R wins Silver at 2019 Epica Awards

The 2019 Epica Awards winners have been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars winning Silver in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

22 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results

Three days of Epica jury proceedings in Amsterdam have come to an end...

21 Nov 2019

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DHL Express launches live chat to enhance customer experience

"Customers benefit from quicker response times and by interacting with the company with the channels that are most convenient to them. "The deployment of MCT is a great step towards our goal of continuously improving our customers' experience."

20 Nov 2019

From Boomers to snowflakes - can we all just get along?
From Boomers to snowflakes - can we all just get along?

The phrase "OK, Boomer" reached a high point recently when it was used in parliament by a 25-year-old New Zealand politician in response to being heckled by an older colleague...

18 Nov 2019

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How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

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#EpicaAwards2019: SA's VMLY&R announced as one of the finalists!

The 2019 Epica Awards shortlist has been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars revealed as a finalist in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

13 Nov 2019

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia explaining the 5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent event.
5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

BCW Africa celebrates 30 years in Africa
BCW Africa celebrates 30 years in Africa

For 30 years Robyn de Villiers, chair and CEO of BCW Africa, and her team have been building an award-winning communications network...

6 Nov 2019

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Can your company's reputation be redeemed post-scandal?

The destructive power of a corruption incident cannot be understated. The Steinhoff scandal of 2019 and the ongoing state capture enquiry are cautionary tales of how costly unethical behaviour can be...

By Alex Roberts and Ntokozo Mahlangu 6 Nov 2019

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands

South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group...

Issued by FCB Joburg 1 Nov 2019

King James Group, Atmosphere ranked 17th at 2019 Global Sabre Awards
King James Group, Atmosphere ranked 17th at 2019 Global Sabre Awards

The 2019 Global Sabre Awards were recently announced at PRovoke19 Global PR Summit in Washington, DC. The 40 winners were selected from over 5,500 entries submitted around the world to The Holmes Report's Sabre Awards competition...

25 Oct 2019

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Creativity is key to good mining stakeholder communication

The many complexities of the mining industry means that the outdated tactics used when establishing stakeholder communication are no longer an option...

25 Oct 2019

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New PR powerhouse launches in Africa

Award-winning African communications team to focus on African Region's developmental potential...

24 Oct 2019

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Corporate reporting should extend to employee wellness

Current corporate reporting is far more nuanced than ever before, covering financial, environmental, social and governance elements. However, reporting on health has largely been neglected...

18 Oct 2019

A love letter to misfits
A love letter to misfits

Culture, by its very definition, ought to be fluid. It evolves, it changes, it adapts, and it reflects in perhaps the most authentic way the ideals, purpose and passion of an organisation...

By Taazima Kala-Essack 17 Oct 2019

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Venue change for APRA 2020 announced

The host country for the African Public Relations Association annual conference has been changed from Ghana to Tanzania...

14 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 9 Oct 2019

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