Clover Mama Africa improves its Mamas' quilting skills

Clover Mama Africa improves its Mamas' quilting skills

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Clover Mama Afrika has provided its quilters with a refresher's course on how to enhance a 'skew' log cabin quilt with hand embroidery. Alida Sharpe, who is teaching this technique, says that she is confident that this type of quilting can sell easily for them as they can apply it to handbags, cushion cover and even small wall hanging.

 
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Machine wins Sanlam account

Machine wins Sanlam account

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Sanlam Group has appointed Machine, a brand experience agency, as its internal communications partner. The appointment intends to see the delivering of communications to Sanlam's 30 000+ staff and key stakeholders across Africa.

 
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Clockwork welcomes Penny Motsamai

Clockwork welcomes Penny Motsamai

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Communications agency Clockwork Media has appointed financial PR veteran Penny Motsamai as its business unit director for its Standard Bank account. Clockwork took the reins of the bank's consumer PR business in the second quarter of 2019.

 
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Reputation management 101

Reputation management 101

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Once your brand or business is out there, competing, breaking record sales and being the talk of the town — it's time to consider reputation management as part of your public relations tools. Don't wait for bad things to happen before you have a solid reputation management plan in place.

 
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Philip Morris SA launches beach anti-litter campaign

Philip Morris SA launches beach anti-litter campaign

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'Our Beaches are not Ashtrays' is the message of a public awareness drive, which is targeting Cape Town beachgoers over the festive season. The campaign is supported by the City of Cape Town and the Clean C NGO, which runs regular beach-clean-ups along the coastline on the first Saturday of every month.

 
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Five tech tools that every PR should use

Five tech tools that every PR should use

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Tech-powered tools can help a public relations professional immensely, but only if the correct tools are being used. media update’s Talisa Jansen van Rensburg walks you through five tech tools that every PR pro should be using.

 
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HelloFCB+ and the City of Cape Town partner for GBV campaign

HelloFCB+ and the City of Cape Town partner for GBV campaign

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The campaign, titled 'Boys Do What Men Teach Them', aims to look at the normalisation of gender-based violence depicted in men's actions, including locker room talk, rape jokes and the objectification of women. The campaign also aims to create awareness that people are not speaking out against it when they see these actions.

 
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Christel House SA launches its '#GiveAHandUp' campaign

Christel House SA launches its '#GiveAHandUp' campaign

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Christel House South Africa will be welcoming 60 new grade R learners to the school in January 2020. The school has appealed to the public to support their '#GiveaHandUp' campaign to help raise funds for school supplies for the new learners.

 
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Maximise your festive cheer and minimise your environmental impact

Maximise your festive cheer and minimise your environmental impact

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The festive season is here and has been informed by conscious movements sweeping the globe —  including drinking trends, which see people minimising their alcohol intakes, says the team at The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC). The team says that environmentalism is also on the festive season to-do list and 2020 New Year resolutions.

 
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DSM gives insights into the future of public relations

DSM gives insights into the future of public relations

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While there is still going to be a demand for hard copy publications, the number of new media — which are going to be launched digitally — is going to increase exponentially, says Lisa Schneider, managing director at the Digital School of Marketing. Schneider says that this is good news for PR executives.

 
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