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Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as managing director

Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as managing director

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Retroviral has appointed Pippa Misplon as managing director, effective from April. Misplon joins Retroviral from Ogilvy South Africa where she was previously the business director for the PR and influence division.

 
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Vodacom donates R3-million to help those affected by fires in Cape Town

Vodacom donates R3-million to help those affected by fires in Cape Town

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Vodacom has donated R3-million towards relief efforts to help people impacted by the Cape Town fire. Vodacom has additionally contributed towards the rebuilding of the Jagger Library and offered UCT students free data and airtime. The provider is giving all UCT students on the Vodacom network a free 5gig data and 200 voice minutes bundle.

 
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RAPT Creative welcomes Khangelani Dziba

RAPT Creative welcomes Khangelani Dziba

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RAPT Creative has announced that it has appointed Khangelani Dziba to establish and lead its new public relations and influencer partnerships division. This follows the agency opening satellite offices in the United Kingdom and Ukraine — to work with the clients it signed in Europe — at the beginning of 2021.

 
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Shifting from tatters to TAT: Managing a PR crisis

Shifting from tatters to TAT: Managing a PR crisis

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When a crisis strikes in PR, it's important to get everything back on track as soon as possible. This is where turnaround time (TAT) plays a vital role — by keeping your client, team and the public informed throughout. This, in turn, secures your brand's reputation and keeps the public trust intact.

 
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Tastic Rice renews partnership with Rise Against Hunger

Tastic Rice renews partnership with Rise Against Hunger

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Tastic Rice has announced that it has renewed its partnership with Rise Against Hunger. The duo set out with a target for 2021, which was to provide six million meals and to commit to the cause of thousands of families receiving a meal.

 
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OLC wins at the 2020 <i>MEA Business Awards</i>

OLC wins at the 2020 MEA Business Awards

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Offlimit Communications (OLC), a through-the-line agency, has announced that it has been named Africa’s Leading Through-The-Line Agency at the 2020 MEA Business Awards, which is hosted by MEA Markets. The agency has well established integrated through-the-line operations in Zambia, Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and Ghana and the wider African region.

 
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Stratitude empowers women with bursary initiative

Stratitude empowers women with bursary initiative

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Stratitude, a strategic creative agency, has striven to demonstrate its commitment to empowering women in the workplace. The agency has selected four women from its parent company PLP Group as beneficiaries of the agency's bursary initiative. 

 
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Sekela Hospitality Support Programme supports food service brands

Sekela Hospitality Support Programme supports food service brands

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Marvello and Meadowland (under Siqalo Foods) have partnered with RCL FOODS, Your Food Partners and Bidfood to launch the Sekela Hospitality Support Programme. The initiative aims to bring some relief and lift the spirits of business owners within the hospitality industry and professional food service brands. Businesses have until the end of April 2021 to apply to the programme.

 
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Wimpy renews sponsor partnership with Lifesaving SA

Wimpy renews sponsor partnership with Lifesaving SA

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Wimpy has renewed its existing partnership as a national associate sponsor to Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). The renewal sees Wimpy continuing its support of Lifesaving South Africa, the Watersmart Education Programme, as well as Lifesaving SA Champs.

 
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The spin cycle: PR is more than spinning a story

The spin cycle: PR is more than spinning a story

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Spin PR is likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the public relations industry. However, mending a client’s reputation is far more complex than merely twisting a story to fit a certain narrative.

 
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