Times have changed and recently we went out to our community of over 100 planners and asked them what they thought planning did these days.
To the outsider, the voting patterns in South Africa’s recent municipal elections may appear insignificant. For South Africans, the political landscape has changed fundamentally.
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I am an Australian male born in the 70s. A proud dad of two boys, Rupert and Harvey. And happily married to a fabulous lady called Carly.
My social feed is already jammed with pictures and links to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and I am more than a little envious of those there and cursing a travel and budget schedule that keeps me away.
A couple of weeks ago in our London office, I was shown a creative campaign about to be pitched to a client. It was perfect in that annoying “I wish I had been part of that” sort of way.
It has become apparent that agencies need to act like product companies as well as service companies and that being both raises new challenges.
Kiwis are not that egalitarian and are positively “European” in matters of Trust, according to the first-ever Edelman Trust Barometer results for New Zealand announced in partnership with our New Zealand affiliate Acumen Republic.
My initial reaction to the Sharapova drug test failure on Facebook was pretty negative. I guess “beauty” in crisis communications is sometimes in the “eye of the beholder.” But how did all of this play out? I thought I would run some numbers on it.
Sometimes it seems we are surrounded by rational empiricists vainly trying to predict the movements of herd animals.
Trust in the four institutions of business, government, media and NGOs is up around the world, but it is only the developing economies of Asia and the Middle East that can feel good about that.
That’s the next stage of the journey for the smarter social and digital PR agencies and their clients. Here are a few predictions for the year ahead.