Sharon Piehl has been appointed general manager of FleishmanHillard’s Johannesburg operation, effective 1 May 2016. She will take over from Kevin Welman, who’s been with the PR agency for over 20 years and who’s stepping down for personal reasons after nearly nine years as GM. Piehl has more than 18 years of experience in the […]
The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 23 September 2020. “With a record number of entries received this year, I would like to thank each one of you for entering the awards and for going that extra mile in showcasing some […]
The 2020 PRISM winners were announced on Friday evening, 15 May 2020, via YouTube and social media. Riverbed won the South African Campaign of the Year category for its Underage Drinking campaign. While we have your attention, please would you consider taking out a MarkLives membership to help finance our operations? The covid-19 pandemic is […]
by MarkLives. The marketing and communications account for SA Tourism has been awarded to seven different agencies across multiple disciplines, with each further subcontracting to a black-owned agency.
MMI Holdings has appointed three communications agencies to manage its public relations: FleishmanHillard South Africa will manage the group’s corporate communication; MSL Johannesburg* will cover the brand communications for Momentum; and Eclipse will handle the communications for Metropolitan, Momentum Short Term Insurance and Multiply, Momentum’s wellness and rewards programme. “Our new partner agencies each demonstrated […]
by MarkLives. The industry reacts to the news of Tony Koenderman’s death, including a tribute by Matthew Bull.
A new strategic communications firm, ByDesign Communications, has been launched by Kevin Welman and Vanessa Baard, both recently of FleishmanHillard. “While ByDesign Communications is a full-service communications, content and public relations firm that will partner clients on critical business issues, our management team has a unique balance of business and communications experience spanning the last […]
The 19th PRISM Awards, which celebrated, recognised and rewarded excellence in the South African public relations industry, took place Sunday evening, 17 April 2016, at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. The newly introduced Lifetime Achievement Award went to Peter Mann, founder and CEO of Meropa Communications, from a pool of nine nominees. This new […]
Following a record number of entries from South Africa’s marketers, agencies, publishers and individual, the finalists for the eighth IAB Bookmark Awards have been announced. The 2016 awards ceremony will take place on 3 March 2016 from 7pm at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg. Comments Josephine Buys, CEO of IAB SA, “The calibre of this […]
Cannes Lions 2015 has announced winners in the Glass, Outdoor and Media categories. South Africa had no winners in Glass but Gloo@Ogilvy took a Bronze Lion in Media for FNB. In the Outdoor category Joe Public won a Bronze Lion, as did Ogilvy Cape Town and Publicis Machine. Y&R South Africa Cape Town won three Bronze Campaign Lions in the same category.