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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

GLOBAL

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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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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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

UNITED KINGDOM

Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt
Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt

LONDON, UK: UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has received at least one South African government tender, valued at more than R8m.

13 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Ajay, left, and Atul Gupta. Picture: Martin Rhodes,
Bell Pottinger walks away from the Guptas

UK-based public relations firm Bell Pottinger announced on Wednesday that it was cutting ties with Gupta-owned Oakbay, saying its ability to be an effective advocate for the company had been compromised

By Natasha Marrian and Genevieve Quintal 18 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists
New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists

A new global agency network, Code Red, has been developed to offer security vendors looking to build a profile in the competitive security marketplace the opportunity to work with security PR specialists globally

29 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Collaboration - a game changer
Collaboration - a game changer

Comment8, a UK internal communications consultancy, hosted its third annual iCollaborate conference in London, focussing on key trends impacting practitioners

By Daniel Munslow 22 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication
IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication

LONDON: The IABC EMENA, the counterpart of the Africa region of the IABC, hosted their annual conference titled "Power to the People", addressing the key trends in communication

By Daniel Munslow 15 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The United Nations appoints Mother London to world sanitation brief
The United Nations appoints Mother London to world sanitation brief

LONDON, UK: Mother London has been appointed by the UN to develop a global communications campaign to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

10 Apr 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014
Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: The UK looks set to take home the title of most awarded country at the 2014 D&AD Awards, with 136 In Books and 43 Nominations*, totalling at 179 Awarded entries for the year. Across the Atlantic, the United States is in second place in the country rankings with 118 (82 In Book and 36 Nominations).

2 Apr 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

It's time to get your D&AD annual
It's time to get your D&AD annual

LONDON, UK: Here comes the 2013 edition of the much sought-after annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work.

3 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year
Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year

LONDON, UK: LIA has announced that Ogilvy & Mather is the 2013 Network of the Year, being awarded a total of 126 awards, including one Grand LIA, 28 Gold Statues, 40 Silver Statues and 57 Bronze Statues. The network also secured 42 Finalists at LIA 2013.

19 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD releases Black Pencil Judging Film
D&AD releases Black Pencil Judging Film

LONDON, UK: D&AD has released a Black Pencil Judging Film from the 2013 Awards, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the rigorous judging process employed by the awards. (Video)

7 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

London International Awards - deadline looming
London International Awards - deadline looming

LONDON, UK: The London International Awards are closing soon - you have just five days left to enter!

11 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Excellence in visual thinking, Taschen releases D&AD50
Excellence in visual thinking, Taschen releases D&AD50

LONDON, UK: Taschen and D&AD are launching a new book that gives a special insight into the last 50 years of design and advertising, and offers a rich visual history of the society the creative industry helped to shape.

14 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD calls for entries for the 2013 Student Awards
D&AD calls for entries for the 2013 Student Awards

LONDON, UK: D&AD is providing ambitious creative students with the ultimate platform to launch their careers in design or advertising. The annual D&AD Student Awards are now open for entry, offering a range of real briefs set by clients from some of the world's top brands.

12 Dec 2012

PORTUGAL

Jury line-up announced for 25th Eurobest
Jury line-up announced for 25th Eurobest

LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: Eurobest, Europe's leading annual awards and Festival for creative communications, has announced an exceptional line-up of 94 industry professionals who will come together in Lisbon to judge the 25th awards.

7 Nov 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards 2013: Entries open
D&AD Awards 2013: Entries open

LONDON, UK: So what's new? Well to start, we're launching with the announcement of this year's judges. Yep, all 195 judges from 25 countries.

2 Nov 2012

PORTUGAL

Eurobest celebrates 25 years with world-class jury presidents
Eurobest celebrates 25 years with world-class jury presidents

LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: Organisers of the European Festival of Creativity, Eurobest, have today announced the impressive line-up of distinguished jury presidents, who, along with Sir John Hegarty, will lead ten juries in the award's 25th year.

5 Oct 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

WIRED 2012 announces agenda
WIRED 2012 announces agenda

LONDON, UK: The event's organisers have announced the agenda for WIRED 2012.

21 Sep 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD announces the All Time Pencil Winners, President's Awards and (one) Black Pencil
D&AD announces the All Time Pencil Winners, President's Awards and (one) Black Pencil

LONDON, UK: Last night, 18 September 2012, D&AD staged a huge party and awards ceremony to celebrate its 50th birthday. At the event, the top ranked agencies, studios and people of the last 50 years of D&AD were recognised with a one-off Award. The 2012 Black Pencil and President's Awards were also announced. The event is a celebration of the most influential names of the last 50 years of commercial creativity.

19 Sep 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD announcements due soon
D&AD announcements due soon

LONDON, UK: Next week, D&AD is issuing a series of announcements to mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the world's most coveted prizes for creative excellence.

12 Apr 2012

SPAIN

Can media compete with sport?
Can media compete with sport?

MADRID, SPAIN / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspapers no longer just cover sports - they compete with them The footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has 42 million fans on Facebook. Nike puts out a sports magazine as good as any done by the traditional press. Fan sites are the go-to destination for millions who once turned to newspapers as the primary source for sports news.

4 Apr 2012

FRANCE

Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries
Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Golden World Awards 2012: IPRA calls for entries
Golden World Awards 2012: IPRA calls for entries

LONDON, UK: The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) is accepting entries for the Golden World Awards 2012.

14 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies
Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies

LONDON, UK: Acting on their social, environmental and ethical concerns has become second nature for the majority of Brits, but new research from Mintel finds when it comes to finance, cynicism prevails and most consumers feel green and ethical claims in finance are nothing but spin. Indeed, today, nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits believe green and ethical "talk" by finance companies is a PR stunt.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 10 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards deadline extended
D&AD Awards deadline extended

LONDON, UK: We know it can be tough to get your entries completed on time, so we're extending the deadline to complete and pay for your entries online by Wednesday 8 February.

2 Feb 2012

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