by Martin MacGregor. What happens if media owners go bad and can’t be trusted? When they don’t apply the rules properly or, even worse, purposefully self-destruct?
by Jerry Mpufane. Significant changes to local content quotas have created a huge opportunity for the smart brand CMOs.
Head group communications at the SABC, Kaizer Kganyago, has denied that the national broadcaster will not be flighting the second of the Democratic Alliance’s ‘Ayisafani’ election ads. “The ad will be played,” Kganyago has confirmed to MarkLives. This follows media reports and claims by the DA that the ad has been banned by the SABC.
The SABC has banned its election ad according to a press statement issued by the EFF. This follows on news last week that the SABC had banned, and then unbanned, an election ad by the DA. In the ad the EFF calls for justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre and the ‘physical’ destruction of eTolls.
The DA has received notice from the SABC that it is removing the DA’s ‘ANC Ayisafani’ television commercial from the airwaves. The SABC has now released a statement outlining their reasons for pulling the DA’s ad.
The DA has received notice from the SABC that it is removing the DA’s ‘Ayisafani’ television commercial from the airwaves, according to a statement issued by the party.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) Today’s Design Annotator features the best from 10and5 in the form of: Design Indaba Expo highlights and brand activations; the new Volkswagen Polo Vivo TVC “The Hit”; Native VML’s e-reader app, bookly; a TV licence ad; SA-born comic book artist Willem Samuel; Mirage magazine’s Henrik Purienne; more on Absa’s L’Atelier competition; and visual development artist Lorraine Alvarez Posen.
by SAARF & MarkLives (@marklives) For the week of 17 February — 23 February 2014, the top five SABC 1 shows from previous weeks still remained in place on the SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings Chart, but with dramas Loxion Lyric and Amaza swapping places.
SABC News has been shown to have sunk to a new low. The Broadcast Complaints Commission (BCCSA) has found that the SABC was “unprofessional and actually reckless”, as well as “duplicitous” and deceptive, in its broadcast of allegations by controversial businessman Robert Gumede that investigative journalist Sam Sole was ‘bribed’ with a R900 air ticket by John Sterenborg, a former business partner of Gumede, to investigate him.
Media placement house Mercury has had to retrench 10 staff members following a decision by the Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS) to centralise control of Government’s R1.7 billion annual advertising budget (including departmental). The GCIS was a long-standing client of Mercury, which has had considerable success in attracting business from government departments and parastatals over the years.