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  • Regional Integration Key to Driving Africa’s Growing Competitiveness

    May 10, 2013

    Poor economic integration and the low levels of trade and cooperation among its countries have, once again, been identified as the biggest impediments to Africa’s growth and ability to become the prosperous economic giant it could. Speaking at the launch of the Africa Competitiveness Report 2013, at the World Economic Forum on Africa being held in Cape Town yesterday (9 May), WEF chief economist Jennifer Blanke, and her fellow panellists, had a simple message: Africa...

  • FleishmanHillard Unveils Newly Refreshed Brand

    May 7, 2013

    FleishmanHillard Unveils Newly Refreshed Brand; Showcases Evolution of Leading Public Relations Firm into the World’s Most Complete, Fully Integrated Communications Company ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2013 — FleishmanHillard today unveiled a newly refreshed corporate brand and associated digital media property. The new branding reflects the evolution of the leading public relations firm into a fully integrated communications company that provides clients with the world’s most complete communications solutions. Long recognized around the world for excellence...

  • State Information Bill Close to Becoming Law Amid Fierce Opposition

    April 26, 2013

    South Africa’s controversial Protection of State Information Bill, so-called the Secrecy Bill by its detractors, was finally passed by Parliament yesterday. It now awaits President Jacob Zuma’s signature to become law. The main objective of the bill, according to State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, is to protect state security. He says it is needed to enable government to better regulate the handling of sensitive state information, combat the peddling of such information and counter espionage...

  • Ignore Media Training At Your Peril

    November 19, 2012

    For something so important in public life, far too many public figures pay little attention to how the general public perceives them.  This is quite strange, given that one can learn how to speak clearly, confidently and to get their point across in a way that their audience understands and appreciates. Yes, you don’t have to be born with the gift of the gab to, for example, explain why taps are running dry; hospitals have...

  • Taking your Digital Strategy from Good to Great

    October 22, 2012

    “Everything that can be digital, will become digital and everything that can be connected will be connected”. This was the headline message as Joshua Ross opened his keynote for Fleishman-Hillard at the IMC conference last week, defining what it could possibly mean to be great in digital activities. From fridges to light bulbs, every industry is seeing a digital revolution. It is in this context that it comes as no surprise that organisations are placing...

  • Fleishman-Hillard Appointed PR Agency for Discovery Networks

    June 22, 2012

    Fleishman-Hillard, one of the country’s leading public relations agencies, has recently been appointed as the PR partner to Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) in South Africa. In a seven way pitch, Fleishman-Hillard ticked all the boxes in terms of what the Discovery Networks CEEMEA team was looking for. “We embarked on a gruelling process to identify the perfect PR partner for Discovery Networks. An Agency that could not only...

  • Microsoft So.Cl – Not a Facebook Rival

    May 29, 2012

    Officially launched this week, new social network “So.Cl” is the creation of the Microsoft Research FUSElabs - that accidentally went online a few months ago. More like Pinterest than Facebook, and aimed predominantly at a student market, So.Cl is a site aimed around sharing web-based visually stimulating content within general interest categories – like movies, sports and cars. In FUSElabs words, it is “focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of...

  • Former Editor Joins Fleishman-Hillard

    April 18, 2012

    Respected former editor Thabo Leshilo recently joined the Fleishman-Hillard team as a Director. Thabo brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the media industry and business environment gained over two decades as a reporter, editor and columnist He has held several key editorial positions during his illustrious career – including being transport editor, news editor, night editor and assistant editor at Business Report. He is a past winner of the coveted Sanlam Business Journalist...

  • Vuvuzela – Official Newsletter for Fleishman-Hillard SA

    August 30, 2011

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  • Fleishman-Hillard Unites Europe, U.K. and Africa Under John Saunders

    April 15, 2011

    John Saunders, Fleishman-Hillard regional president for Continental Europe and Ireland, has now taken on additional responsibility for the firm’s operations in the United Kingdom and Africa...