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Using media relations to promote Africa
Using media relations to promote Africa

The anticipation of new business on the continent means that investors will also be looking for reputable communications companies to uphold a positive image for them in the media space...

By Nhlanhla Kubeka 7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too
#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too

There are six main reasons for the rise of Africa as an investment destination and each of them has an impact on the practice of effective communications across the continent...

By Robyn de Villiers 30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation
#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation

The recent ethics and reputation study conducted by Reputation Matters on behalf of the African Public Relations Association, has highlighted many opportunities for the continent to take charge of its narrative...

29 May 2018

EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year
EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year

Clockwork Media has won the 2018 Africa Consultancy of the Year at the EMEA SABRE Awards...

28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 23 May 2018

The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

Jennilee Peremore lists five of the common misconceptions of PR and the qualities you should look for when looking to hire a PR employee or agency...

By Jennilee Peremore 23 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of APRA and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa...

By Louise Marsland 18 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The need for accelerated social progress and purpose-driven communications is at an all-time high, especially in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

SABRE Awards, Africa.
All the African SABRE PR winners

Ogilvy takes home top honours at second African SABRE ceremony as the African public relations industry celebrates the best campaigns...

14 May 2018

Promoting values: Taking back the African narrative
Promoting values: Taking back the African narrative

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa's most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent...

11 May 2018

Sebastian Kaulitzki ©
#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 23 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

David Tiltman, head of content, Warc. Image supplied.
Warc and Sabre Awards partner to showcase PR-led case studies

Warc has partnered with the Sabre Awards to showcase award-winning PR-led case studies from around the world...

16 Apr 2018

#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's time
#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's time

Chairman of Weber Shandwick, Jack Leslie, tells Bizcommunity.Africa what it will take to attract multi-national investment to Africa, the final frontier for growth and expansion for business at a pan-African level...

By Louise Marsland 16 Apr 2018

Caroline Kende-Robb is chief advisor to Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, chair of the UK Education Commission.
These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Daniel Munslow is a director of MCC Consulting.
The role of communicators in the SDGs in Africa

How Africa's communicators can aid the United Nations in communicating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

By Daniel Munslow 9 Mar 2018

AUC endorses APRA conference
AUC endorses APRA conference

The African Union Commission, (AUC), has endorsed the 30th edition of the African Public Relations Association Conference...

5 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Burson-Marsteller Africa expands reputation management in Africa
Burson-Marsteller Africa expands reputation management in Africa

Burson-Marsteller Africa has announced a partnership with Reputation Matters across the African continent...

27 Feb 2018

The state of PR in the new age
The state of PR in the new age

Traditional vs digital PR. Is it two sides of the same coin?

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 14 Feb 2018

Strategic appointment for Burson-Marsteller Africa
Strategic appointment for Burson-Marsteller Africa

Burson-Marsteller Africa has strengthened its financial and investor relations offering...

13 Feb 2018

Print monitoring for press release distribution in Africa launched
Print monitoring for press release distribution in Africa launched

The APO Group has launched the first print monitoring service for press releases distributed in Africa, after the APO Innovation Lab designed a cutting-edge print monitoring system for press releases distributed across Africa...

7 Feb 2018

Tell the authentic stories of Africa
Tell the authentic stories of Africa

With fake news on the rise, Africans need to tell authentic stories on their own platforms...

By Moliehi Molekoa 31 Jan 2018

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure
It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In the wake of the H&M debacle, Thandukwazi Gcabashe comments on the critical role PR plays in making sure marketing campaigns have gone through a reputational lens before being launched...

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 24 Jan 2018

African Union finally speaks out about Trump
African Union finally speaks out about Trump

The African Union's anger at Trump's derogatory remarks on Africa is unusual for an organisation that rarely speaks out, according to the Institute for Security Studies...

19 Jan 2018

Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy...

By Janine Lloyd 15 Jan 2018

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals
Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

8 Dec 2017

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