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Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design
Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa

3 days ago

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content

By Angie White 21 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one

In this three-part series, I chat to ROI Africa MD Tonya Khoury about the ins and outs of media monitoring, how AVE fits into it all (and if it should), the need for regulation in the industry, and what this all means for Bizcommunity

By Angie White 15 Sep 2017

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PR firm Bell Pottinger puts UK arm into administration

LONDON - The UK arm of public relations firm Bell Pottinger entered administration on Tuesday after being 'heavily financially impacted' by the fallout from an alleged racially charged ad campaign in South Africa

13 Sep 2017

Gwen Watkins
Heads up

Effective headlines captivate audiences, essential as attention span is now around 15 secs (think billboard). Media websites want click-through, print media want purchasers - all depend on great headlines

By Gwen Watkins, Issued by Freelancers Writing Services 12 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: A different take on communications
#InnovationMonth: A different take on communications

ByDesign Communications is celebrating its first year of business this month and has already won a few awards, including being named the SABRE EMEA Best New PR Consultancy in 2017

By Jessica Tennant 12 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign
#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign

The campaign acknowledges the importance of motivating and involving both local inhabitants and visitors in promoting and building brand Stellenbosch as a special and preferred tourist destination

11 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

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How PR giant Bell Pottinger made itself look bad

The reputation of global PR company Bell Pottinger has suffered a massive blow. The boss has resigned, clients have walked, the firm has been expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association and it has now put itself up for sale

By Paula Keaveney 8 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

An abbreviated year
An abbreviated year

This year has seen Litha Communications supply PR and events management services to multiple organisations in both the private and public sector

Issued by Litha Communications 6 Sep 2017

Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament
Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament

The beleaguered SABC is a step closer to having a permanent board after Parliament's communications portfolio committee drew up a final list of the 12-member board on Tuesday, following much deliberation

By Bekezela Phakathi 6 Sep 2017

Levergy to go BOS
Levergy to go BOS

Emerging player in the sports drinks market, BOS Sport, has appointed Discovery Sports Industry Awards Agency of the Year, Levergy, as their new creative agency

Issued by Levergy 5 Sep 2017

Original photo of the Gupta brothers by Gallo Images, republished with permission from Daily Maverick.
Take that, Bell Pottinger: Guptas' PR firm given UK's harshest industry smackdown

Monday's reveal of the results of an independent review commissioned by Bell Pottinger into its work on the Gupta account was quickly overshadowed by the announcement that the PR industry regulator has handed down the harshest possible sanction to the firm

By Rebecca Davis 5 Sep 2017

UK PR firm Bell Pottinger has been kicked out of its industry regulatory body
UK PR firm Bell Pottinger has been kicked out of its industry regulatory body

In a unanimous decision by a British PR regulatory body, the controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has been struck a fatal blow

By Kyle Cowan 5 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

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Bell Pottinger CEO James Henderson resigns, retains stake

It seems Bell Pottinger CEO James Henderson has finally called it quits, having handed in his resignation over the weekend, according to various sources.

4 Sep 2017

Ryan McFadyen is one the co-founders of hyh, previously HaveYouHeard
HaveYouHeard's new identity offers a more holistic approach to advertising

Co-founder of HaveYouHeard, Ryan McFadyen, chats about how the company's new identity benefits the business from a marketing perspective and also shares the creative challenges they faced during the rebranding process

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Sep 2017

Janine Lazarus
From attack dog to mentor

Life is a funny thing. But the one thing it has taught me is that the only constant is change. It doesn't come easily to most - not least of all to me. It can be a terrifying prospect, a leap into the unknown, and an utterly overwhelming inevitability

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 1 Sep 2017

Chris Moerdyk
What has the Bell Pottinger saga taught us?

A lot of South Africans would have clapped their hands with joy after hearing that Bell Pottinger had been found guilty by their UK representative body of breaching the PR code of ethics. But, as the biblical saying goes, let him who is without sin cast the first stone

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Condriac's Keshia Patchiappen on climbing the corporate ladder
#WomensMonth: Condriac's Keshia Patchiappen on climbing the corporate ladder

Keshia Patchiappen, appointed a director at Condriac Digital Communications earlier this year, shares her journey from manager to leader over the course of her 11-year career trajectory from then intern to now CEO

By Jessica Tennant 28 Aug 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

Bell Pottinger breaches PRCA Code of Conduct
Bell Pottinger breaches PRCA Code of Conduct

NEWSWATCH: Last month the Democratic Alliance (DA) submitted a complaint against Bell Pottinger regarding its work for Gupta-owned Oakbay Capital, which had not been upheld by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)'s disciplinary committee

25 Aug 2017

UFI LOC appoints UFI NGL grant recipient to manage PR and sponsorship for the 84th UFI Global Congress
UFI LOC appoints UFI NGL grant recipient to manage PR and sponsorship for the 84th UFI Global Congress

Seven Colors Communications has been appointed to be the PR and sponsorship service provider for the 84th UFI Global Congress taking place 1 to 4 November at the Sandton Convention Centre

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 25 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Tips to sell products in controversial markets

Creating services or products in industries that are highly regulated or controversial is obviously difficult. However, with proper planning it can be done in a proper way

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 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

#Loeries2017: All the Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication categories

17 Aug 2017

DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries
DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries

Digitlab's work with SA CAN in creating the TrackBox Emergency Response App has earned them a finalist spot in the Loeries' Digital and Interactive Communication category

Issued by DigitLab 17 Aug 2017

A woman's place in agriculture
A woman's place in agriculture

Agriculture is traditionally regarded as a male profession, but those in the industry know that women are playing an influential role in developing the growth of agriculture in Africa

17 Aug 2017

Women in Marketing Awards 2016. ©
Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications

16 Aug 2017

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