This week's highlights ...
Welcome to the latest Publicity Update newsletter.
Top stories making headlines this week include: Caxton CTP Publishers and Printers has been named as a media partner for the upcoming World Retail Congress in London; the Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo will show the way forward for aspiring entrepreneurs; and Ingrid Lotze has been announced as the new MD of marcusbrewster.
In this week's editorial desk article, Artwell Nwaila takes a look at how you should handle a PR crisis when living in a digital world.
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Publicity and CSI news
|Dell South Africa partners with Christel House to help develop literate communities|
On Tuesday, 7 August Dell South Africa participated in a handover event with Christel House South Africa. The school aims to break the cycle of poverty by equipping learners with tools to build a life of dignity, success and self-sufficiency. Click to continue
| Acsa's annual Disability Conference enters its eighth year|
The theme of this year’s Airports Company South Africa Disability Conference is ‘Solutions for Delivery to People with Disabilities’ and will focus on real benefits for people with disabilities in South Africa. Click to continue
|FNB Whisky Live Festival celebrates its 10th year this year|
Showcasing whiskies from all around the world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival is the largest, whisky and lifestyle event of its kind and attracts more visitors than any other whisky festival globally. Click to continue
| CATHSSETA joins SETE Conference as naming sponsors|
CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Sector Education and Training Authority) have recently joined this year’s Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference as naming sponsors. Click to continue
|Pitch & Polish Workshop visits Port Elizabeth and the Eastcape Training Centre|
Eastcape Training Centre in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, began with what has become customary rain for this year’s events, yet nearly 160 dedicated entrepreneurs showed up at the Port Elizabeth Pitch & Polish workshop. Click to continue
| Caxton CTP Publishers & Printers partners with 2012 World Retail Congress|
The World Retail Congress, which takes place at the ExCeL Centre in London from 19 to 21 September has confirmed Caxton CTP Publishers & Printers as one of its media partners. Click to continue
|Bidvest Unity Walk exceeds the expectations of organisers|
Sunday, 12 August saw over 50 400 Bidvest employees and their families uniting across three cities on what was a memorable day in South African history, as they walked for wheelchairs in the Bidvest Unity Walk 2012. Click to continue
| Randlords to partner with TNF to host the Fighting AIDS Beautifully gala dinner|
Joburg’s premiere rooftop lounge, Randlords will this year partner with The Ntshulisa Foundation (TNF) and Footsoldiers to host the annual FAB (Fighting AIDS Beautifully) gala dinner, held to raise funds for the TNF projects and raise awareness on the plight of HIV and AIDS orphans in South Africa. Click to continue
|Inaugural BT Africa Expo Conference and Awards to be held in September|
Future Group in association with headline sponsor, MasterCard and corporate partners, City Lodge, Gautrain, ExecuJet, Delta Air Lines, Europcar, DHL, Travelport, Sun International and American Express Travel services, will be hosting the inaugural BT Africa Expo Conference and Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre on 6 and 7 September. Click to continue
|Ster-Kinekor Theatres hosts a charity screening at The Zone in Rosebank|
An outing filled with wonder and excitement, 50 children attended a charity screening at Ster-Kinekor Theatres at The Zone in Rosebank on Sunday 4 August. Click to continue
|Fishgate Advertising announces the launch of its own PR division|
While the question ‘What do PR and advertising have in common?’, might have most stumped, Fishgate has the answer – everything. Click to continue
|ABI launches the School Recycling Programme|
Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), the soft drink division of South African Breweries (SAB) launched the School Recycling Programme, where a total of 120 Primary Schools within ABI territories will participate. Click to continue
|Chillibush marks its fourteenth year with new branding and strategic appointments|
Through-the-line communications agency Chillibush marked it’s fourteenth successful year with fresh new branding, strategic appointments and new shareholders at a senior level in both the advertising and PR businesses, part of the agency’s strategy to remain a management-owned business and instil true passion and accountability. Click to continue
| Getaway Show celebrates 20 years this spring!|
The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Click to continue
|It's almost time again for the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk|
The annual Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk is happening on Sunday, 26 August and each walker will feed 18 children through their R35 entry fee. Click to continue
| Women take to the streets as part of Virgin Active's 'She Walks' campaign|
Scores of women took to the streets of Gauteng on Saturday, 11 August walking from Midrand to Woodmead as part of the Virgin Active ‘She Walks’ campaign. ‘She Walks’ is an event dedicated to educating women and young girls about the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle and correct weight management. Click to continue
| Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo to show the way for aspiring entrepreneurs|
August is a month to celebrate the successes, contributions and role of women in our society, historically and through the present day. Yet, when it comes to owning and running their own business, many women are not convinced that they’re cut out for it. Click to continue
| It's almost time again for the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition|
Africa’s foremost music industry event, the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, takes place from 5 to 7 September in Newtown, Johannesburg at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre. Click to continue
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From the editorial desk ...
|Handling a PR crisis in the digital world|
Today's digital age has opened up amazing opportunities for PR professionals to reach a wider audience. It has also created a platform for anyone, which is not always a good thing. This week, Artwell Nwaila takes a look at handling PR crises in a digital world. Click to continue
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