After spending several years as a technology and entertainment journalist, Tom Manners recognised that for agencies to remain relevant within the ever-evolving communications industry, they needed to be more integrated. To this end, Clockwork Media was born in 2011.
Together with his business partner, Nic Simmonds, the pair have built a reputable content driven agency which has been recognised by The Holmes Report as the 7th fastest growing integrated content and communications agency in the world, offering a team of almost 100 people, comprising of South Africa’s best content, digital and creative minds working on several global accounts. The company specialises in content research and strategy, editorial compilation, digital and social media, public relations, design, web development and videography.
From the era of Trump, Fake News and dirty dealings internationally, to local battles with corruption, misinformation, and questionable PR practices here at home, it’s no secret that we’re living in a time of confusion, conflict, and rising consumer mistrust.
2017 was the year that digitally-enabled social activism came into its own. Now, more than ever, brands should be relying on journalistic principles to provide agile content that reinforces transparency, openness and diversity.
Learn more as Tom Manners dives into how to navigate this reputational minefield in the modern era.