About Us

Company profile

Corporate Image is one of South Africa’s leading communications consultancies. Formed in 1987 and operating independently, we have been extensively involved over the years in the financial services; food and beverage; agriculture; retail; telecommunications and technology; and leisure and entertainment industries. 

The company has a core competence and competitive advantage in reputation building and management, and in crisis communications, and a strong yet broad-based blue-chip client list that includes some of South Africa’s largest companies, most of which are JSE-listed.

We are renowned for our excellent C-suite relationships and the provision of well-considered strategic counsel to Chief Executives, Excos and other executives at large, listed companies over the years. Agency staff have direct and intimate (not arm’s length) knowledge of working in African countries for the past two decades.

The company has a core competence and competitive advantage in reputation building and management, and in crisis communications, and a strong yet broad-based blue-chip client list that includes some of South Africa’s largest companies, most of which are JSE-listed.

We are renowned for our excellent C-suite relationships and the provision of well-considered strategic counsel to Chief Executives, Excos and other executives at large, listed companies over the years. Agency staff have direct and intimate (not arm’s length) knowledge of working in African countries for the past two decades.

An Ipsos independent research survey into PR agencies in South Africa, conducted among editors, deputy editors and business journalists, rated Corporate Image the highest of all PR companies in all categories, including overall professionalism, integrity, standard of press releases, understanding of clients and sectors, being proactive and providing service to clients.

Corporate Image is a Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment contributor.

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An Ipsos independent research survey into PR agencies in South Africa, conducted among editors, deputy editors and business journalists, rated Corporate Image the highest of all PR companies in all categories, including overall professionalism, integrity, standard of press releases, understanding of clients and sectors, being proactive and providing service to clients.

Corporate Image is a Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment contributor.

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South Africa

Corporate Image is based in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our administrative headquarters are in Cape Town, with a larger pool of Account Directors in Johannesburg.

International

Corporate Image has an international representative office in London.

We are also a member of the Compass Network, an independent global PR network, representing the best global PR consultancies that work across a range of companies, from well-established international brands to young start-ups. This network extends across EMEA, the US, South America, and APAC.

Africa experience

Our Managing Director, Tamra Veley, has directly executed reputation and strategic communication management work in more than 12 African countries during the last decade alone. We have affiliate agencies in ten African countries – Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho and Mauritius, and close working relationships with professionals in many more countries throughout the continent.

Corporate Image has conducted media training and crisis simulation exercises in Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, Zambia and Botswana in the past year. Further in-country experience includes Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Angola, Moçambique, Morocco, and the DRC.

Company memberships

Public Relations Institute
of South Africa (PRISA)

Institute of Directors
Southern Africa (IoDSA)

Chartered Institute of Public
Relations Practitioners (CIPR)

AWARDS

Corporate Image has won a number of international and local
awards for our client work

Internationally, Corporate Image was awarded Best Public Relations & Communications Agency in South Africa at the 2019 MEA Markets African Business Excellence Awards. We have also won two International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Awards – one for the Top Institutional Campaign globally and another for the Best Campaign Using Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Research in Communications globally.

Our local awards include a 2015 African Excellence Award for Content Marketing Gold, a 2013 Excellence in Public Relations (Gold Circle Award), and various SA Financial Mail PRISM Gold & Veracity Awards.

This said, while we have been pleased each time we’ve won an award, it has usually been when a client or partner agency has nominated us. We do not ordinarily enter awards given that our work is most often both confidential and sensitive.