The Public Relations Consultancy Chapter was established in 1996 to represent consultancies and look after their unique interests. It is run by the Chapter Committee and the Chairperson is a member of the PRISA Board ensuring that consultancy needs and interests are represented. Regular events are held with topic discussions that are of particular interest to public relations professionals that work in this field of PR.

The Board representative is Tebogo Ditshego ceo@ditshegomedia.co.za

 The following consultancies are members of the PRCC:

Member Number Member Last Name Agency Description Member Member Work Phone Member Cell Number Member Email Address
54260 At Vogue Communications (Pty) Ltd Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor Boutique Agency specialising in holistic communication services and strategy. Our business model is built on an eco-system which results in low overhead costs. We appoint the necessary expertise in the relevant service areas to support our clients needs. Carmen Bennett 011 474 3706 0824613946 carmen@voguecom.co.za
70597 Avatar 360 Group AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations, B2B consulting and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which consists of creatives, developers, writers, strategists, account managers, producers and many others. We create ideas which impact some of the world’s most recognised brands. We help our customers of all shapes and sizes decide what’s next for their business, and then we take them there by helping them build great brands and engaging customer experiences. Ethel Ramos 112685223 0844430852 ethel@avataragency.co.za
73296 Brand Partners (Pty) LTD Brand Partners is a brand marketing and communications company established in 2007. Our services include a Professional Design Studio, Corporate Branding, Event Management, Public Relations and Reputational Management, Online and Digital Media and Brand Activations. Our approach is research led thereby ensuring that our clients meet their communication objectives. Ragunathan Govender CPRP 0312670685 0795099045 clinton@brandpartners.co.za
44378 Bullion Public Relations & Communication Lola Lazarus APR 011 462 9708 083 271 5336 lola@bullionpr.com
60039 Burson, Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) Burson, Cohen & Wolfe (BCW), through its network of partners in 53 of the 55 African countries – 36 of them branded BCW – offers an unequalled footprint and a tailored for Africa approach tested over 20+ years that combines local agency insight and connectivity with seamless project delivery driven out of our Africa hub office in South Africa. BCW Africa is the only network to have been a finalist in all eight years of The Holmes Report African Consultancy of the Year Award and includes four winners in its ranks. BCW Africa also received the Financial Mail AdFocus African Network of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016, and won the Gold Award for the 2016 African Network of the Year at the South African PRISM Awards. Bridget von Holdt 0114808557 0826100650 Bridget.vonHoldt@bcw-global.com
58858 Clockwork Digital (Pty) Ltd We bridge the gap between traditional media and the brave new world of digital, which has opened multiple new avenues for message dissemination. Our award-winning PR team is all for exploring this new terrain while cultivating relationships and upholding brand reputation with professionalism and drive. Turn to them to get big-name journos and influencers talking about your brand and media releases out in the public eye – exactly where you want them. Tom Manners PRP 011 436 0366 083 660 7884 tom@clockworkmedia.co.za
73875 Constant Excellence Solutions We take pride in Public Relations (PR) and Marketing. Driven by a determined Chartered Public Relations Practioner with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. From Sponsorship, Conferencing, Events, PR, Marketing, Digital Marketing, CSI, Consulting, Brand Management, Strategy, Crisis Management, Media Relations, Procurement, Fundraising, Translation to mention a few. Mziyanda Bloro CPRP 0735711162 0735711162 mziyandabloro@gmail.com
68509 Conversations Media & Communications Conversations Media & Communications is an award-winning Public Relations and Brand Communications agency. We advise private and public sector leaders through the delivery of a comprehensive suite of reputation management services. Vincent Magwenya 011 534 8566 vincentm@conversationsgroup.co.za
73240 Ditshego Media Ditshego Media is a boutique multinational Public Relations agency with a full complement of experienced and talented staff members in the business of public relations, promoting and protecting the reputations of a wide variety of clients. In print, radio, TV and in social media; Ditshego Media nurtures their clients and build valuable media relationships for clients to generate acres of media coverage and manage close relationships with the media and stakeholders. Tebogo Ditshego CPRP 011 513 3244 0836221771 ceo@ditshegomedia.co.za
49947 DNA Brand Architects DNA Brand Architects is a one of a kind company that takes your brand where it has never been before, creating unexpected alignments that will shake up your market and blow your mind. We are created for brands with an unstoppable hunger for greatness and are committed to a re-imagined and inspired continent of Africa Sylvester Chauke 011 465 8784 0844911170 sylvester@dnabrand.co.za
44388 FleishmanHillard South Africa We’re part of one of the world’s largest communications agencies, bringing clients fresh thinking, strategic expertise and creative power for authentic, innovative comms. Sharon Piehl PRP 011 548 2000 082 600 0138 Sharon.piehl@fleishman.co.za
62602 Flow Communications Flow’s passionate and dedicated public relations (PR) team offers effective and relevant ideas on building brands, developing and protecting corporate reputations, establishing long-term relationships with stakeholders, contributing towards the profitability of a business, and minimising the impact of reputation-damaging incidents. Caroline Smith CPRP 011 440 4841 082 612 1234 caroline@flowsa.com
54702 Grounded Media (Pty) Ltd Grounded Media is an independent, integrated communications specialist with expertise in the social development sector. We’re no ordinary communications company. In fact we pride ourselves on being a flexible, thinking communications company; firmly rooted in the South African context and talking with South Africans. We produce content driven communications for a variety of clients including government departments, NGO’s and the corporate sector. Coco Cachalia CPRP 011 544 1900 083 995 4711 jennifer@groundedmedia.co.za
48817 HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd HWB is prepared for and in touch with the image and reputation management challenges facing companies in todays helter skelter world. Lynn Erasmus APR 021 421 0430 083 226 9300 candice@hwb.co.za
68435 Instinctif Partners (SA) (Pty) Ltd We are an international business communcations consultancy.Partners and specialists in reputation, capital raising, policy, engagement and creative content. We are truly global with the advantage of active local expertise in multiple African markets, advising clients across 19 countries through an established network of partners. Instinctif Partners, we deliver. Deanne Mary Chatterton CPRP 082 877 7669 deanne.chatterton@instinctif.com
73699 Lilanga Creative Lilanga Creatives is redefining the “full service” agency concept by serving up something distinct to our clients. Going beyond media outreach and press acquisition, we maximize our campaign impact by mixing a potent combination that infuses social media, brand marketing, digital marketing strategy with a generous splash of creative juices and blend in technology-focused, customized solutions as a chaser. Sibusiso P Nkosi 012 0033396 0828554436 sibusiso@gihgroup.co.za
55484 Litha Communications Our point of departure and differentiator is our belief that a communications strategy is organisationally driven rather than communications driven. In other words, the communications activity is not an end in itself but should rather serve and hence be aligned with organisational objectives. Anything short or contrary to this, is futile and tantamount to “putting lipstick on a pig”. Teresa Jenkins CPRP 011 480 4922/ 4946 0833994494 teresa@lithacommunications.co.za
49352 Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd Magna Carta is a seasoned African consultancy that thinks globally and delivers full reputation management solutions to organisations and individuals. Moliehi Molekoa 011 784 2598 moliehi.molekoa@magna-carta.co.za
50666 Martina Nicholson Associates MNA – Trailblazers in brand, reputation and trust management. We are true to our company pay-off line “Changing Perceptions”, which was first coined 24 years ago when MNA was founded. In the years since, our focus has never wavered, neither has our commitment to our ever-growing portfolio of premier clients. Martina Nicholson APR 011 469 3016 083 631 6647 martina@mnapr.co.za
54703 MSLGROUP a division of MMS Communications (Pty) Ltd We are a PR agency excelling in strategy. Driven by MSL’s in-house insight software and tools, our PR & Communications strategies ensure that we seek out the places of Influence that create the largest share of Impact for our clients. This strategic process also includes interactive messaging sessions – in partnership with our valued clients.  Michelle Wentworth 087 255 0847 079 029 2834 michelle.wentworth@mslgroup.com
51910 Ogilvy Today, Ogilvy South Africa is the leader in the industry, focused on building and transforming brands. Employing more than 900 staff across three offices, Ogilvy remains true to David’s vision; we still see ourselves as a company that does more than ads and have proven that by maintaining our humility and an almost divine discontent at our past successes, we can do more than stay relevant. Sara Butchart 011 7096600 sara.butchart@ogilvy.co.za
50667 PR Worx Our clients draw from our extensive experience in corporate communication, whether it is for the release of annual results, developing core messaging and strategies, reworking a website or partaking in an exhibition, speaking opportunity, activation or product launch, PR Worx will be able to guide, shape and deliver on all your corporate communications needs. Madelain Roscher CPRP 011 896 1818 083 468 6819 madelain@prworx.co.za
73256 PurpleRoom Communications Purple Media Group is a full service communications agency specialising in public relations, community relations, crisis and reputation management, media relations, internal communications, media training, communication strategy, corporate communications and related work. Located in the city of Johannesburg, we are serving all markets from the local landscape through as far as Sub-Saharan Africa. Thandeka Moticoe 0632649702 0716002429 nosipho@prconsultancy.co.za
73657 Razor Media (PTY) Ltd Dustin Chick  CPRP 011268 6388 0822682390 dustin.chick@razorpr.co.za
73310 Resolve Communications Since 2013, the Resolve team of public relations, public affairs and crisis management experts has successfully tackled a range of challenging assignments for global firms, JSE-listed and private companies, and various industry associations. Our team includes strategic communications and public relations professionals, public policy advisors, former parliamentarians, lawyers and journalists. Gavin Davis CPRP 0861633226 0825287903 gavin@resolvecommunications.co.za
55728 Retroviral Digital Communication Retroviral has made more brands ‘go viral’, globally than any other agency in Africa. Strategy, content creation, disemination and reporting is how we execute our craft while supporting our partners’ business objectives. Virality for us is integrating eyeballs with sales. Mike Sharman 011 807 2508 082 648 6249 mike@retroviral.co.za
65002 Seven Colours Communications Eugene Mametse CPRP 011 782 6208 083 539 3882 eugene@7colors.co.za
58054 Splendid Marketing & Communications Splendid Marketing is founded by Ms Zama Phakathi who is also the MD to several companies under the Splendid Group Umbrella. At Splendid Marketing, we specialise in media buying and planning, awareness campaigns, online communication, creative designs, social media management and branding amongst other marketing and communication service. Our vision is aimed at being Africa’s most distinctive and superior marketing agency with diversified business interests, ensuring quality services to our clients through effective and efficient marketing, media and communication business processes Zama Phakathi CPRP 0114460787 0727777799 nqobo@splendidmarketing.co.za
54455 Stone Stone is a strategy and communication consulting firm that adds significant value to respected brands and client organisations since 2008. Stone’s sound strategic thinking and detailed implementation methodologies ensure clear business strategies, effective integrated marketing and results-reaping communication for its clients. Communication is harnessed as a critical business tool to safeguard reputations, enable change and drive public issue debates. The experienced Stone team provides trusted counsel to an esteemed blue-chip client list. Stone is driven by adding value, also beyond its own bottom-line. As a founding business principle, the Stone team adds ongoing value to a number of charitable, empowering and social initiatives through financial investment as well as by applying their respected professional skills on a pro bono basis.  Willem S Eksteen  011 447 0168 083 272 6304 willem@stone.consulting
73579 The Dynaste Communication Firm An integrated Marketing Communication Firm that is affordable and creative with flexibility Mkhuseli Vangile 0110387500 0609826163 mkhuseli@thedcf.co.za
52871 The Lime Envelope A company where our passion and experience make for an exciting cocktail, that adds a sharp lime freshness to your brand’s PR communications. Public Relations or PR is the strategic management of relationships between your organisation and its many publics, using communication to achieve understanding, insight, to realise goals and meet objectives. Sarah Martin CPRP 011 467 9233; 011 467 8998 sarah@thelime.co.za
73880 The Media and Writers Firm We develop communications and writing strategies to support our clients’ business objectives and turn ordinary stories into extraordinary news stories. We are a network of writers, editors, authors, broadcasters, public speakers and world-class corporate communicators with writing, editing and oral communication skills. We are familiar with all channels of communication, including radio, television, newspapers and magazines, and are therefore equipped to produce written copy or develop communications and writing strategies to support our clients’ business objectives. Rich Mkhondo CPRP 0832010254 rich.mkhondo@mediaandwritersfirm.com
68689 The Riverbed Agency As a band of energetic dreamers and realists, we combine industry-leading strategy and creative potent PR experience to sefine exactly what South African consumers care about in relation to your business, brand, service or task. Using our Care Principle ᵀᴹ, we hone meaningful propositions and execute across multiple disciplines, often with award winning results. The Riverbed Agency won the PRISA PRISM South African Campaign of the Year award in 2020. Monalisa Zwambila CPRP 011 783 7903 083 457 6632 mona@theriverbed.co.za
73541 Umtha Strategy Planning & Development Consultancy With a dynamic and integrated management approach involving the client throughout the process, Umtha is able to carry out either one aspect, or the entire range of services required on a project. We offer a complete 360° project facilitation and communication service and also specialise in ensuring that this aspect is adhered to and performed in a professional manner. Nontebeko Jacobs 021 685 9988 0833014983 kuku@umthasp.co.za
65435 Vuma Reputation Management (Pty) Ltd As one of the leading reputation management companies in Africa, we understand that managing your reputation capital is about shaping public perception. Your organisations’ reputation – the way customers, employees, suppliers, investors, analysts, the media and industry bodies view your organisation – has an impact on your ability to win new business, retain customers, attract new talent, and gain favourable media coverage. It also acts as a barrier against competitors. We manage reputation capital for our valued clients and mitigate risk during reputation-defining situations. Working together, we enable companies of all sizes to identify and adopt reputation management strategies that build trust with the stakeholders that matter most. Palesa Madumo CPRP 0879413497 0729732996 Palesa@vumareputation.com
54558 Weber Shandwick Moving beyond public relations, our creators, strategists and technologists craft campaigns that do more than grab attention – they demand interaction, generating long-term value for our clients around the world. Ipelegeng Thibedi CPRP 011 235 4771 0824819594 IThibedi@webershandwick.com