Archive for May, 2013

Media Coverage of Terrorism and Violent Crimes: Call for a Rethink

Media Coverage of Terrorism and Violent Crimes: Call for a Rethink

The important question of the relationship between media coverage of terrorism and the impact of such media depiction on the rest of us ordinary citizens has continued to generate debates and commentaries in different climes.  As a matter of fact, many informed persons, viz: Brigitte Nacos (2000), Boaz Ganor (2002), Bruce Hoffman (2006), Asogwa et.al […]

Nigerian ad space, a conclave of rumblings?

Nigerian ad space, a conclave of rumblings?

FEW weeks after the nation’s judiciary temporarily put a halt to the face-off between Prima Garnet, one of the nation’s foremost advertising agencies and its foreign affiliate, Ogilvy Africa, Guinness Nigeria Plc again stirred the industry’s hornet’s nest recently, when it protested the recent decision of the Advertising Standards Panel (ASP) to make public the […]

ASP: Between Integrity and Regulation Standard

ASP: Between Integrity and Regulation Standard

To rid the advertising industry of unhealthy practices, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), through its Advertising Standards Panel (ASP), has embarked on reformative steps, with the latest being the ban on Guinness Ad, which is currently generating controversy, Raheem Akingbolu reports   Of all the committees of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria […]

Bharat: Advertising in Nigeria Can Go Global

Bharat: Advertising in Nigeria Can Go Global

Nigeria has the potentials to become a global advertising powerhouse, and play in the world stage. This assertion was made by the CEO of Scangroup, Mr. Bharat Thakrar, who said with the phenomenal rise in the entertainment industry and a particularly spectacular growth of the Nigerian Nollywood film industry, a massive rise in advertising is […]