Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ2009

21 July 2020

Embargo : None

 Written by : Dave Macleod


Media Advisory - Media arrangements for the Vodacom Durban July

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Access to media
The Vodacom Durban July 2020 is being staged 'behind-closed-doors' on Saturday, in strict adherence with the COVID-19 lockdown protocols and guidelines agreed with the relevant health and security authorities. As set out in the NHA regulations, we cannot permit any media personnel to attend the event to cover, as they have done in the past.

Accordingly there will be no application for media accreditation and no media whatsoever will be permitted to enter Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 25 July to cover the event.

VDJ Media Toolkit
There is a heightened interest in this unusual running of the Vodacom Durban July, and to enable media outlets to properly cover the event, we have put in place structures to generate the copy, results, images, audio and video content needed to enable media based off-site to properly cover the event.

We have a team of in-house photographers, videographers and journalists that will be working on Friday and Saturday to service the Vodacom Durban July Media Toolkit that will be available on the event website http://vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za/media/toolkit/. Links to all this content will still be distributed by email as well.

This will include the following content for free download and use by any media organisations:
Friday 24 July
Guest Designer fashion showcase, featuring eight guest designer outfits and nine outfits from Durban Fashion Fair Designers.
- High Resolution digital images with captions. (estimated time of availability 2pm)
- Audio clips for radio featuring several of the Guest designers, loaded and downloadable from SoundCloud. (est 3pm)

Saturday 25 July
Vodacom Durban July
- Embed code to share the live streaming of the entire raceday, suitable for website or social media.
- News and lifestyle high-resolution digital images of the raceday underway 'behind-closed-doors'. (est 1:30pm)
- Flash results from the Vodacom Durban July with high-resolution digital images. (est 3:30pm)
- Downloadable HD video of the Vodacom Durban July, with interviews with the winning jockey and trainer. (est 4pm)
- Audio clips via SoundCloud of the Vodacom Durban July commentary and interviews with the winning jockey and trainer. (est 4pm)
- Summary copy with high-resolution images. (est 5:30pm)

Specific requests
Any media organisation with specific requests for coverage of the Friday and Saturday programme of events is welcome to email Dave Macleod on dave@gameplanmedia.co.za and we will endeavour to accommodate these requests.

The 2020 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 25 July. More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

Social Media
#VDJ2020
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VodacomDurbanJuly/
Twitter https://twitter.com/VodacomDbnJuly
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/VodacomDurbanJuly/

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Click to download the hi-resolution pic

Vodacom Durban July logo - landscape orientation - JPeg  

Vodacom Durban July logo - portrait orientation - JPeg  

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