Flow Communications

Loerie Winners
Flow's public relations team toasting to a Gold Loerie Award in 2017

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.

We achieve this by using creative ideas based on a holistic strategy. We recognise the role of traditional media and new media platforms as efficient channels to take a message or position to market, and create strategies that make the most effective use of innovative technologies that are changing the face of communications.

As a business, we look at the challenge first before recommending a solution. We develop systems, procedures and tactics for our clients to allow them to simplify and effectively manage complex processes when dealing with a diverse stakeholder base with varied needs.

We have a diverse range of clients, from global brands to smaller, sometimes rather quirky clients.

Services

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Flow provided public relations services to Nando's for five years. Pictured is former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, with Flow's Apaphia Lefatle

Media relations

  • Media plans/​strategies
  • Media lists
  • Media lobbying for coverage
  • Media relationship-building
  • Media training
  • Briefing material for clients prior to all interactions with media
  • Producing and placing opinion pieces
  • Evaluating media trends and providing feedback to clients
  • Development of press material – press statements, background information, bite books (standard responses and key messages), holding statements, Q&As, etc.
  • Media monitoring
  • Media coverage reports
  • Media analysis

Communications strategy development (holistic)

  • Internal
  • External

Communications plans

We develop detailed implementation tactics that clearly specify what we are going to do, when, how and to what end.

Reputation management

  • Leveraging all communications tools to create, enhance and defend the reputation of a business
  • Specialist skills in the relatively new area of online reputation management

    Crisis management

    • Developing an early-warning system
    • Prioritising issues
    • Identifying and training crisis teams
    • Developing holding statements
    • Developing Q&As
    • Developing and continually evaluating crisis-management systems
    • Conducting systems readiness tests
    • Specialist crisis media training

    In 2017, Flow won a gold Loerie in the Public Relations category for the Nando’s Reconciliation Table campaign. We also won gold at the 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards in the Online PR category, for Filmfinity’s (previously Ster-Kinekor Entertainment) Ghostbusters promotional campaign.

    At 2018’s PRISM Awards, Flow won Gold in the Healthcare category for its SANBS Hyperimmune Campaign, and in the 2018 New Generation Awards, Flow won a silver for Best Online PR Campaign for the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture with Barack Obama.