Public Relations

  • Ushering In a New Era

    June 12, 2020

      According to McKinsey we face a structural break where patterns of behavior have changed overnight and will not return to the status quo. It’s the end of an era and it remains to be seen which companies will be leading industries where the underlying structure has changed dramatically; writing the rules for the new economy. The following is adapted from FleishmanHillard Global: True Intelligence. Return As the South African Government begins to ease restrictions...

  • The COVID-19 Consumer

    June 4, 2020

    During a global pandemic and a nation-wide lockdown, consumers have been forced to change their daily routines. Not only are they spending more time indoors, but they’re also spending 50% more time online. As a result, shopper behaviour has changed and businesses are seeing the impact of this. Even with these changes and harsh restrictions, 75% of consumers don’t want brands to disappear but instead, want to see a clear shift in strategy that highlights...

  • Using partnerships to tell meaningful stories

    June 27, 2018

    Communication professionals will be familiar with the challenge of landing their clients’ stories in a fast-paced, competitive and cluttered media landscape. It has evolved significantly over the past years, and it is no surprise that old-fashioned press releases are no longer enough to pique a journalist’s interest to cover a story. Communication consultants have had to re-invent themselves and do things differently to keep up with the change. Understanding the media landscape and how audiences...

  • A PR professional in the making

    June 13, 2018

    I can still recall clearly the day I received a call from Angela, telling me that I have been selected as one of the interns at FleishmanHillard South Africa. I went running to class and I ran out of breath because I was so excited. I could not believe what I had just heard and I felt like I was daydreaming. My journey at FleishmanHillard has been nothing but the best I have ever had...