Industry Updates: February 2015

Record Number of Entries Received for PRISM Awards | 27 Feb 2015

With an almost 20% increase in entries into the 2015 PRISM Awards, competition for the public relations and communication industry’s most sought-after awards is going to be tough! This is according to the organisers of this year’s awards, which take place on 19 April at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton. more

DHL Named Africa’s Number One International Freight Forwarder | 27 Feb 2015

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post, has scooped the award for Africa’s International Freight Forwarder of the Year for the 3rd time. more

Agency to join the MSLGROUP network in South Africa | 27 Feb 2015

Publicis Groupe announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, the country’s leading independent integrated strategic communications agency. more

Introducing TweetDeck Teams | 26 Feb 2015

Introducing TweetDeck Teams, a simple way to share access to your Twitter accounts without sharing passwords. The feature is starting to roll out today on TweetDeck for web, Chrome and Windows. more

Making SA’s food safe will keep us proud | 26 Feb 2015

The South African food industry is taking matters into its own hands. Food manufacturers and retailers are now working together to become self-regulated in terms of food safety and compliance so that not only domestic consumers but also entire industries, more

Blue Strata Trading comes out tops at Accenture Innovation Index Awards | 26 Feb 2015

Blue Strata Trading, a premium import and working capital specialist, was named the winner of the Master’s Zenith category at this year’s Accenture Innovation Index Awards, which took place today at The Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead. more

Roundtable Debates Get Bigger and Better | 26 Feb 2015

The Redzone Round Table breakfast sessions have become an established landmark on the South African marketing calendar. more

Cannes Lions bolsters Creative Effectiveness with hands-on help | 26 Feb 2015

Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, are passionate about both great film and advertising making this the perfect synergy to bring you the latest information from the world’s premier advertising festivals. more

Engage with Africa on a long-term basis | 26 Feb 2015

Ecobank Group CEO Albert Essien gave the keynote address in Munich today at the 4th Conference on Managing Risk in Africa. Mr Essien offered strategies for managing risk in Africa’s growth markets. more

One Rand Man continues incredible journey – into educational sphere | 26 Feb 2015

During National Savings Month in July last year, the incredible journey of the One Rand Man gripped the imagination of millions. A unique social experiment in which an ordinary South African lived entirely on R1 coins for a month more