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Are you the you or the us on the team bus?

The privilege I have had over my years within this industry - apart from continued learning - is observing and being exposed to new thinking, new attitudes and new generations of PR practitioners...

By Prinella Pillay 17 Sep 2019

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

Eloine Barry, CEO African Media Agency.
African Media Agency partners with USAfrica Expo

The USAfrica Business Expo will bring together small business owners, investors, diplomats and political figures from across the continent of Africa on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly...

11 Sep 2019

Nonye Mpho Omotola, Managing Director, Africa Communications Media Group.
Forging an era of collaboration between Nigeria and South Africa

There are benefits to the two nations of Nigeria and South Africa coming together and working towards shared common goals...

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 11 Sep 2019

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Nigerian PR industry reforms

The new leadership of the Public Relations Consultants' Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), promises reform of PR industry...

10 Sep 2019

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Millennials vs not so millennials

For many industry practitioners, the most common complaint is described in one word - millennials...

By Prinella Pillay 6 Sep 2019

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What the future of PR looks like

Public relations has changed considerably in the past few years and is presenting exciting times for business and brands...

By Michael Gullan 5 Sep 2019

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Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

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Epica Awards adds Grand Prix for PR category

The Epica Awards will now also hand out a Grand Prix for PR...

27 Aug 2019

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PR and marketing: Worlds that merge to unite

Today, the world of PR, marketing and advertising are connected in more than one way - all of which are complex and granular...

By Linda Hassall 26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

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What does public relations mean to you?

Many companies have a perception of what public relations (PR) is. More often than not, they confuse PR with marketing and branding with advertising...

By Liesl Simpson 21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

Taazima Kala-Essack is lead PR consultant, FCB Wired Botswana.
The way in which we communicate is evolving

Our news is changing, our media is changing, and the very way in which we communicate is evolving...

1 Aug 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council study
85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council study

More than 85% of the 2,000 global consumers surveyed prefer personal, trusted and reliable omnichannel engagement...

25 Jul 2019

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Understanding body language as a cluster of actions

It is not so much what they say, but all the other stuff that envelopes it...

By Howard Feldman 24 Jul 2019

Africa's communications evolution
Africa's communications evolution

Whether you're a multinational or a tech startup in Africa, comms is no longer a nice-to-have - it's a necessity...

By Jessica Hope 23 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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How publicity is like a safari - what clients need to understand

While on a game drive one rainy morning outside Oudtshoorn, I realised there are striking similarities between the pursuit of game and the pursuit of publicity...

By Claire Densham 19 Jul 2019

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An introduction to evidence-based marketing

Empirically-based studies can help to explain and predict effective communication, giving us the tools and knowledge to execute much better marketing...

By Kirsty Dugmore 16 Jul 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg
A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg

Author Michael Smorenburg took attendees of the Red & Yellow School's first lunchtime lecture of the year post-July holidays on a journey from fact to fiction and back again in describing his personal writing process...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2019

The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world
The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world

Gee Motsepe, managing director of Motions PR, on why he thinks the PR industry is the most fortunate in the entire marketing and advertising ecosystem...

By Gee Motsepe 8 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner
#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner

Lebo Madiba was recently appointed managing partner: Public Relations and Influence at Ogilvy Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2019

Instagram, the new marketing hub for business growth
Instagram, the new marketing hub for business growth

This is the time that businesses need to capitalise on brand expansion and business growth - and social media platforms - when used correctly - can assist. Refilwe Monyai, account manager at Orange Ink gives tips and tricks on how to get Instagram right...

By Refilwe Monyai 4 Jul 2019

Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?
Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?

Today, content creation is no longer limited to certain campaigns, it has become so broad to the extent that everything a business does is now part of a content strategy...

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 1 Jul 2019

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