Monday, 22 January 2018

Mike Ogbalu Replaces Charles Ifedi As New Verve CEO

On Friday, January 19th 2017, Interswitch, one of the leading Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company, celebrated one of its pioneer executives, Charles Ifedi, the outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Verve International, with a befitting send-forth event.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Aurecon young Civil Engineer selected for Davos

Young Civil Engineer, Shamiso Kumbirai, at global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, has been chosen to represent Southern African youth at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is taking place in Davos on 23 – 26 January 2018. Kumbirai is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, a network of inspiring young people under 30 working to address local, regional and global challenges.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Etihad Airways Executive Embarks On Round The World Record Attempt

Senior Etihad Airways executive, Andrew Fisher, embarks on a journey of a lifetime on 21 January when he attempts to break the world record by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors.

Analysts Predict Bullish Future for Nigeria’s Real Estate Investment Trust Market

The globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit which recently took place between the 28th and 29th of November 2017 provided delegates with insight into a real estate sector that is set to rebound strongly in 2018.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Stanbic IBTC target youths with inaugural Youth Leadership Series

Nigeria’s leading one-stop financial services provider, Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has said it plans to deepen financial and entrepreneurial knowledge among Nigeria’s younger generations through a Youth Leadership Series. Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni, in a statement stated that the organization has finalized plans to host the inaugural edition of its youth empowerment motivational series – the Youth Leadership Series dubbed - Against The Odds on Thursday 25 January, 2018.

How new Pan-Africanist business men, women are driving Africa’s economic transformation - Osinbajo

Africa's impressive economic transformation is currently being driven by ambitious businessmen and women who are stepping beyond national borders and going global, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the inaugural Africa Rising lecture of the Harvard University Business School on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

CABSAT 2018: Canon showcases its latest innovation for broadcast and cinema industry

Canon showcased its latest industry-leading innovations at CABSAT 2018, the leading broadcast, satellite and creative media event in the Middle East and Africa region. The leader in imaging solutions also provided visitors with the opportunity to experience its full range of security solutions, Pro Video portfolio and professional imaging products first-hand at dedicated shooting areas and end to end workflow scenarios.

Cowbell Celebrates 20 Years of Support for Mathematics As 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show Opens

The 2018 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz show and the search for the next inventor opened with enthusiasm on Tuesday in Lagos as Promasidor Nigeria Limited marked 20 years relationship of Cowbell and Mathematics.

Mzamo Masito appointed Google CMO for sub-Saharan Africa

Google has appointed Mzamo Masito as its chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa. Masito joins Google from Vodacom, where he held a senior position. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as well as a post-graduate diploma from UCT.

GAC Motor Secures Exclusive Rights for the Second Season of Forbes Africa

Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde.

Lanre Adisa announced as first Jury President for Pitcher Awards

The organizers of the Pitcher Awards and Cannes Lions Official Festival representative in Nigeria, CHINI productions, have announced Mr. Lanre Adisa, Managing Director/CEO, Noah’s Ark as the Jury President for the Heritage category of the Pitcher Awards.

Nine bidders line up for 2020 Uefa Super Cup

Uefa, the governing body of European football, has revealed that nine member associations have expressed an interest in hosting the 2020 edition of its Super Cup match.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Turkish Airlines has performed well beyond expectations in 2017

Turkish Airlines has completed the year 2017 with a great success. The number of passengers in 2017 compared to previous year was increased of 9.3 percent and the flag carrier carried 68.6 millions passengers. Compared to the previous year the load factor reached 79.1% by increasing 4.7 points. The flag carrier has reached highest December load factor rate with 79.5% in the last month of 2017 in its history.

African Billionaires Rise From 21 to 23 on Forbes’ List; Dangote Remains Richest On the Continent

Number of billionaires in Africa on Forbes' list grew from 21 to 23, collectively now worth $75.4 billion. Nigerian Aliko Dangote still remains the richest African worth $12.2 billion, up $100 million from a year ago. This is the seventh time in a row. The second on the list is the South African diamond mining heir, Nicky Oppenhiemer, with a net worth of $7.7 billion, up $700 million from last year.

Monday, 15 January 2018

LaLiga Hires Hill+Knowlton Strategies as PR Agency in Nigeria

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been appointed as LaLiga de Fútbol Professional’s (LaLiga) PR agency in Nigeria. Headed out of the H+K Lagos office, the team will help to develop the Spanish national football league’s communications strategy all across Africa.

Customs targets N1.5trn in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service has set a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for 2018.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hammed Ali, disclosed this at the first management meeting for 2018 held in Abuja.

Airtel Touching Lives: An Initiative Beyond Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), one of the stems of sound corporate governance, is increasingly attaining wider global and local adoption as its impacts in achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals become more perceptible. Today, top executives across different industry want to demonstrate their corporate citizenship through altruistic, ethical and legitimate initiatives that present their organizations as socially responsible.

Media Seal Appoints Adeniba GM As Ayo Kupoluyi Retires

Media Seal, one of Nigeria’s foremost media specialist companies and the Worldwide Partner Inc (WPI) agency in West Africa has announced the appointment of former Media and Communications Manager of Friesland Campina in West Africa, Oluwafemi Adeniba as its new General Manager.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Samsung confirms Galaxy S9 will be unveiled next month

Samsung has revealed that its next prized mobile phone, the Galaxy S9 will be launched in February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

AU blasts Trump for remark on ‘shithole countries’

The African Union on Friday blasted President Donald Trump for his profane comments about African countries and other nations, and recalled the U.S.’ history of bringing in slaves from the continent.

Mobile Innovation: How 5G will Enable the Future

Despite a brief power outage at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018, global innovation persevered as more than 3,900 companies, including some 900 startups, spurred new business and partnerships across every major industry. The second and third days of the world’s largest tech event focused on 5G innovation, the future of video and reimaging the world of television. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, CES 2018 runs through January 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stormzy Partners With Nokia 8 to Show Both Sides of the Story For New Music Video

Nokia 8 is the official technology partner for Stormzy’s new music video, capturing real moments throughout the day as part of its Unite For initiative.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Prima Garnet and Ogilvy & Mather Africa Reach Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement

Leading Marketing Communications organisations reach an amicable resolution of longstanding dispute, as a Lagos High Court enters the Settlement Agreement of the parties as Consent Judgment and effectively brings the matter to a closure.

Prima Garnet Communications Limited and Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV have announced that they have reached an amicable settlement over a previous affiliation dispute. The settlement follows an application to the High Court of Lagos State by Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV and which was confirmed by Prima Garnet Communications Limited, to seek a settlement agreement on an affiliation dispute, which was under litigation for several years.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

All set for WCF Global communications Forum in Geneva

Communications Experts, Top Managers, and Local Market Leaders, amongst others will be identifying the power of communication and its influence on the modern world at the 2018 World Communications Forum (WCF) scheduled to take place at Geneva, Switzerland between March 21st and 22nd.

Social Media Week Lagos Returns; To Kick-off On February 26th

Social Media Week Lagos heads into it's 6th year after a successful 2017 edition that saw over 15,000 attendees across the week and had a global online reach of 454 million. The annual conference now considered Africa's largest digital media & tech event returns to Landmark Centre on the 26th of February to the 2nd of March, 2018.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Apple App Store hit record $300 million in sales on New Year's Day

App store customers globally generated $300 million in purchases on New Year’s Day 2018 for Apple - setting a new for an holiday season.

Why Amazon is planning a bid for Premier League streaming rights

The tech giant Amazon is very likely going to bid for Premier League streaming rights and this could break up broadcasting dominance shared between BT Sport and Sky Sports. The Premier League has growing markets in Asia and the US.

East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa elaborating the theme of the 3rd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit.

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints New Group Chief Financial Officer

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) today confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. Mr Powers will join EAG in January 2018.

Google Unifies All Its Payment Solutions Under “Google Pay”

Google has announced that it is merging or unifying all of its various payment solutions into a single brand, called “Google Pay.”

Grand Cereals Limited Donates Food Items to Orphanage Home

To further promote its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and provide for the needy in the society, Grand Cereals Limited, an integrated food production company has donated items to charity. The items ranged from cartons of Grand Cornflakes to Grand Pure Soya Oil. The donation was made during a visit to the Little Saints Orphanage in Lagos by the Regional Sales Manager, Monjarin Sunday on behalf of the company.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Kankarofi Takes a Bow as APCON Registrar

Upon the expiration of his tenure as stipulated by law, Registrar of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi has bowed out of office. The former regulator stepped down early this week after more than a decade in office.

Blackwood Grills and Bar Berths in Ikeja

This yuletide will be memorable for Lagos fun seekers, with the berthing of Blackwood Grills and Bar; especially those in the Ikeja axis.

Dubai’s sets New Guinness World Record for Largest Light and Sound Show on a Single Building

The UAE once again captivated the world this New Year’s Eve with a dazzling spectacle to usher in 2018. Emaar’s ‘Light Up 2018’ Downtown Dubai celebration hosted more than a million visitors from across the world and reached an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide through live television broadcast and social media livestreams.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Consumers Pick GTBank, Airtel, Indomie as Most Oustanding TV Commercials in 2017

Advertisers of various products or commodities, services or ideas are aware of the competitive business environment and therefore often seek to become top-of-the-mind of consumers in their market category through compelling ads.

The current business conditions that make a master brand strategy more attractive today are best understood in the context of the benefits that such a strategy delivers. Efficient impact, customer retention, competitive strength, increased flexibility and stakeholder appeal which build bran equity are what brand owners seek to achieve in their marketing communication today.

Nike Set to Launch Rusell Westbrook's Signature Shoe, The Jordan Why Not Zero.1

Sportswear giant Nike has announced that its Rusell Westbrook's signature shoe, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 will be launched on Monday, January 15 with limited quantities of the Mirror Image colorway.

Excitement as F&D Rewards Competition Winners

It was joy all the way for lucky customers of F&D Audio Equipment last week when the Nigeria’s most affordable premium speakers brand organized an award ceremony at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, to reward winners of its week-long karaoke contest.

LaPRIGA Awards: Brand Communicator Named PR Magazine Of The Year

Nigeria’s most consistent premium frontline all gloss brand and marketing communication magazine, Brand Communicator has been awarded the prestigious PR Magazine of the Year Award (Print) by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Lagos State chapter.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Innovation, Strategy to Drive IMC in 2018 - Experts

Despite the fact that Nigeria exited recession in the third quarter of 2017, the rate at which the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) industry in Nigeria experienced growth was insignificant as business close their financial books for the year; awaiting a better 2018.

2018 being a year preceding another general election in Nigeria, many Nigerians are hopeful it will be a better one.  President Muhammadu Buhari government during his New Year speech promised better lives for the people. And from the proposed budget been submitted to the National Assembly, big sectors such as power, works & housing; transportation; ICT; retail among others are likely to be major focus.

We're Willing to Co-host the World with North Korea, claim PyeongChang 2018 Organisers

PyeongChang 2018 president Lee Hee-beom has reaffirmed that plans are in place to accommodate North Korea at next month’s winter Olympic Games, should talks scheduled for next week prove successful.

Lagos to host 2nd edition of African Football Forum

Africa’s premier football business event, the Football Africa Forum (FAF) will stage its second edition in Lagos, Nigeria on 19-20 February 2018 and it will coincide with FIFA’s Executive Football Summit, which is also taking place in the city.

Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

Streaming giant Spotify has been hit with a massive copyright lawsuit on behalf of Wixen Music Publishing, to the tune of at least $1.6 billion.