LONDON - British advertising regulators on Wednesday ordered Irish bookmaker Paddy Power to immediately withdraw a campaign offering "money back if he walks" about the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius.
6 Mar 2014 14:38
Winning the right to broadcast the Oscar Pistorius trial came with clearly defined restrictions, one of which prevented the media from showing the faces or publishing photographs of witnesses who had not consented to being filmed.
By Sulaiman Philip 6 Mar 2014 08:23
For better or worse, technology has changed how we engage with media. And despite the 'print is dead' argument, clients of public relations firms still expect to get their column centimetres. So how is technology shaping the lives of media professionals?
By Jaco Pienaar 6 Mar 2014 06:30
Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio. In this week's show he speaks to marketing manager of Harley Davidson Africa, Michael Carney, country manager for The Entertainer, Natasha Pendleton and Rich Simmonds about his new book, 5 Night Plan. [twitterfall]
5 Mar 2014 10:10
The launch event for 'Practical Guide to Media Law' took place yesterday, 4 March 2014 at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, authors of the new publication.
5 Mar 2014 09:26
Translating product information into information that can be understood and, perchance liked, is up to the copywriter - however, there are many fingers clutching at their pens, which may result in what the adage warns of cooks and the broth.
By Claudio Milo 5 Mar 2014 06:30
When I was studying Journalism, we practically had a module that detailed step by step how to avoid PR agencies; my lecturer for Newswriting had little respect for the profession, often citing how the sneaky little agents use us journalists to mislead consumers for a quick buck.
By Zimaseka Njomi 4 Mar 2014 09:35
As the world's media gathered today outside and inside the High Court in Pretoria, there are many questions in the public's mind. Is this fair? Is this not voyeurism of the highest order? Will it influence the outcome? Is it necessary?
By Marion Scher 3 Mar 2014 14:56
Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, currently underway, is a landmark case for the media. A groundbreaking court ruling makes it the first time in South African history a criminal trial will be broadcast live on TV, instantly streamed via audio apps, and live-tweeted to the world.
By Shamin Chibba 3 Mar 2014 08:55
President Jacob Zuma says amendments to the Employment Equity Act and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act should pave the way for transformation in the print media in the country.
28 Feb 2014 11:00
In an industry faced with increasing competition, an explosion of media options, a shortage of skills and clients demanding more for their buck; how do media agencies stay afloat?
By Andrea Mitchell 28 Feb 2014 10:38
From Google Glass to the growth of the marijuana industry; telepathic and wearable technology; and Africa's rising consumer - 2014 is turning out to be one of those potentially defining years in communication, consumer behaviour and technology for our continent.
28 Feb 2014 07:00
This week's decision by Judge Dunstan Mlambo to allow the broadcasting of the Oscar Pistorius trial was itself broadcast live - and provided a vivid demonstration of the value of letting cameras into courts.
By Anton Harber 28 Feb 2014 06:12
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