Rachel Irvine’s journey from journalism to running a company with offices in SA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria

  Rachel Irvine has more than 20 years of experience as a communications professional. She spent the first years of her career crafting output across print, radio, television and online ...
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Rachel Irvine’s journey from journalism to running a company with offices in SA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria

09/14/2021

  Rachel Irvine has more than 20 years of experience as a communications professional. She spent the first years of her career crafting output across print, radio, television and online mediums, counting the likes of Sky Business Television among her employers. She spent several years working at the Estates Gazette as a senior journalist with…

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How to choose the right digital agency: A Q&A with Pieter Geyser

06/29/2021

Media Update’s Nakedi Phala spoke to Pieter Geyser, head of digital PR and marketing at Irvine Partners, to find out how you can choose the right digital agency for your brand. Before we dive into the details, let’s dissect the need for digital marketing services. Why does your brand need them? Well,…

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Airbnb wants national short-term rental register

06/25/2021

AirBnb has issued a call government and the tourism industry for nationwide regulation of short-term rentals, saying this could help build economic growth as the country recovers from Covid-19. This is not the first attempt by Airbnb to give the sector a boost. In September, it launched its City Portal…

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The rise of the new Zoom towns……or why your last holiday getaway could be your new home

06/08/2021

“What we traditionally saw as vacation destinations are becoming the new hotspots in real estate. Remote working has irrevocably changed the way we live. In what has been dubbed the semigration trend, city dwellers are making the most of work-from-home scenarios by moving to smaller towns, in search of better quality…

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4 money traps we’re guilty of falling into – and how to avoid them

06/08/2021

By spending a little extra time identifying these unnecessary charges, you can redirect that money towards something worthwhile, such as a retirement fund or other long-term savings goals. It is difficult to go a day without sending a message from your smartphone, browsing the internet or posting to social media.…

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YouTube puts African content creators on the world stage

06/01/2021

Bryan Obonyo, Shay Sade, Monique Touko, David Osafo, and Ian Oplot are a London-born and bred group of friends who one day decided to record their reactions to Afrobeats music videos by African artists. According to their official website, that day occurred in 2017. Fast forward to 2021 and the…

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Unlocking Africa’s Hidden Job Creators

05/26/2021

Anzisha Prize, which has essentially worked with Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs for the last decade, in conjunction with MasterCard Foundation, and African Leadership Academy recently released a report highlighting key lessons learned to navigate a future where the youth are job creators through entrepreneurship, Chiemelie Ezeobi reports According to Abraham Lincoln…

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