Year: 2017

  • A glimpse into our tech-filled futures

    April 24, 2017

    With the first quarter of the year behind us, and the annual trade shows such as  Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and World Mobile Congress (MWC) done for the year, we are able to see what technology trends will shape the year to come for business and consumers. This year, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, connected cities, IoT-everything, 5G, smart/ self-driving cars, robotics and more has cast 2017 as the year of connected technology. Providing consumers with...

  • Why Fake News is a real PR problem

    January 27, 2017

    When the news is the news. Agenda-driven news is nothing new, but the sudden and not so subversive rise of fake news has me stunned. Black Ops, #PaidTwitter and the US Presidential Election have brought to light a deep and dark area floating somewhere between sinister political spin, cleverly crafted click bait, bad PR, and powerful pay-to-play masters who have the scary ability to twist fact into falsehood. Just last month New Balance nearly had...

  • Top 5 Social Media Trends for 2017

    January 25, 2017

    In 2016, there was no shortage of updates and developments in the social media industry. From novel features and platforms to new technologies and brand opportunities, the year proved that consumers are engaging with brands more easily than ever before. Whilst it is difficult to predict exactly how the social media landscape will advance in 2017, we know that it will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. In order for brands to enhance their...

  • FleishmanHillard’s Sharon Piehl Named to the African Excellence Awards PR Awards Jury.

    January 5, 2017

    Sharon Piehl, managing director of FleishmanHillard’s South African office, has been selected to be part of the PR jury at the 2016 African Excellence Awards, taking place in March this year. The Awards, launched in 2015, reward the best in African PR across a wide range of categories. Piehl, along with 23 other leading figures in the PR industry, will judge the most cutting-edge African PR campaigns of the past year. The Awards are part of a...