High Impact Corporate Communications and Reputation Management

Corporate Communications: an industry under pressure

From fake news to budget cuts and corporate scandals to political shenanigans, corporate communications professionals have never faced such pressure. Add the intense speed of change in business generally, and it's clear that we need an overview: where are corporate communications and reputation management now and where are they heading?

A distinguished line-up of experts and commentators, including some of the biggest names in the industry in South Africa, will examine:

  • Trends and new rules for engagement
  • How digital platforms and new technologies can boost corporate communications success
  • Understanding your target markets, including:
  • What do journalists really want?
  • What do employees really want
  • What do other stakeholders really want
  • Managing a brand through social media, while understanding the legal considerations
  • Saving reputations and crisis communication when disaster strikes.
  • What do companies and communication practitioners need to understand about crisis prevention?
  • Board-level Communications: Missing in Action
  • Skills: Building Successful Communicators

GIBS Acumen magazine editor and veteran broadcaster Chris Gibbons will chair the day and also moderate the various panel discussions.

Who should attend?

We recommend this conference for professionals involved in the following business areas:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Internal communications
  • Social media

Speakers confirmed to date:

Chris Gibbons, Editor of Acumen Magazine and former broadcast journalist

Max Gebhardt, Country Manager, FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications practice

Chris Maroleng, Chief Operations Officer SABC

Solly Moeng, MD, Senior Consultant,  DonValley Reputation Managers

Jacqui O'Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN SA

Moliehi Molekoa, Managing Director, Magna Carta

Janine Hills, CEO and Founder, Vuma Reputation

Brett StClair, CEO Siatik, Digital Transformation Co-founder.

Dario Milo, Partner, Webber Wentzel

Francis Herd, Anchor - Prime News, SABC

Groovin Nchabeleng, Managing Director, Blueprint Strategic Marketing Communications.

Giles White, Executive Consultant, Webber Wentzel

Joanna Oosthuizen, National Managing Director, Ogilvy PR South Africa

Other speakers to be confirmed shortly


Group bookings of 5 or more receive a 20% discount

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