The 2016 PRISA Conference Advance, Rise, Grow is a two-day conference which will be held on 17 -18 August culminating with the Loeries DSTV seminar on 19 August at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel.
In this new wave where technology has increased the speed of communication, it is imperative to integrate public relations, marketing and advertising strategies. This forms the basis of the conference theme; Advance, Rise, Grow.
This two-day content driven conference will allow delegates to benefit from the shift within the media landscape and to explore ways that brands interact with the consumer and media.
Wednesday 17 August will kick-off with esteemed academics sharing compelling unpublished research. Running concurrently with this is the JumpStart youth segment and the unpacking of Award Winning Case Studies. The PRISM Award Gold Campaign of the Year is driven by unique South African youth content and talent. The Pan African Campaign of the Year shows brand commitment to African Audiences.
Thursday 18 August, Top thought leaders will be addressing pertinent topics such as:Read more ...
PRISA proudly announces its collaboration with the Loeries and is the official sponsor of the Loeries Public Relations Communication category. The 2016 PRISA Conference, with its theme Advance, Rise, Grow will be part of Loeries Creative Week Durban.
PRISA’s two-day conference will be hosted at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel from Wednesday, 17 August and will culminate with the DStv Seminar of Creativity on the Friday 19 August, followed by a jam-packed weekend of Loeries networking that is not to be missed.
Our conference will focus on the diversity of industry shift points and innovative drivers that will influence delegates to stay abreast with the current landscape - a landscape representing the convergence and emergence of public relations, advertising and marketing – a new wave.
This ‘not to be missed’ conference will enhance delegates’ understanding of how to thrive in a complex, ever-changing landscape and assist them with effective tools and skills to implement in their daily functions.Read more ...
Lorraine van Schalkwyk APR will become Immediate Past President
Thabisile Phumo APR will become President
Your Nomination for President Elect
Your Nomination for Vice-President
Due to the resignation of the PRISA President Elect, the roles of Vice President and President Elect have become vacant and your nomination for 2 honorary officers is required. The announcement of the new Vice-President and President Elect will take place at the National AGM on 23 June.
Please nominate two candidates of your choice to be part of the leadership of PRISA. Your listed candidates must be currentRead more ...
“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all,” as veteran writer Rita Mae Brown once said. It’s an apt observation considering that, for those working in creative fields, sometimes a deadline can be the best motivating factor to complete a project and make those all-important submissions.
In the spirit of motivation, Loeries®, the benchmark for brand communication across Africa and the Middle East, has extended the deadline for entries into its annual awards to 31 May 2016. The awards will take place during Loeries® Creative WeekTM Durban, South Africa, in August.
All brands, marketers, design and advertising agencies, public relations firms, film and video producers, architectural consultancies, music video producers and creative directors across the spectrum of brand communications are invited to submit their most creative and inspiring work for the period 1 June 2015 – 31 May 2016.
The theme for the Loeries® this year is “Creativity Unites Africa Middle East”, with the new campaign aiming to build robust dialogue, knowledge sharing and mutual inspiration. Read more ...
Small public relations consultancy PR Expert took top honours at this year’s PRISM Awards, clinching the PRISM Campaign of the Year Award for its “Creating Groundswell for South Africa’s First Dance Movie” entry with its client, Coal Stove Pictures. The 19th PRISM Awards, which took place on Sunday 17 April at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, celebrated, recognised and rewarded excellence in the public relations industry.
“Groundswell delivered the public relations X-Factor with a very limited budget,” added PRISMs judge Sylvester Chauke, Chief Architect: DNA Brand Architects. “They deserved to win Campaign of the Year as it was classic public relations with no Above The Line support, nor an established brand/campaign over time”.
“The entry showed good strategic thought and understanding of the target audience,” said Chief Judge Marilyn Watson, Founder of Cinnamon Communication. “It managed complex issues very well and demonstrated exceptional X-factor - off a very low budget.”Read more ...