BrandArena: Advertising Connoisseur, Bunmi Oke Clocks 52

Monday 23 May 2016

Advertising Connoisseur, Bunmi Oke Clocks 52

Chief Operating Officer at one of the leading integrated marketing communications agency in Nigeria – 141 Worldwide, Mrs. Olubunmi Oke yesterday, May 23rd turned 52.

Friends, family and of course colleagues in the IMC industry took to social media to celebrate her with birthday wishes, prayers and praises.

Mrs. Oke is one of the few female marketing communications specialists that have excelled in the male dominated industry.

As the pioneer Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of 141 Worldwide, she has lead a prolific team of professionals over the last seven years, and built 141 into a prominent world-class advertising agency in Nigeria. 

Bunmi is a British-Born Nigerian (with over 25 years’ experience), who started her career in advertising at Grant Advertising (McCann – Erickson affiliate) in 1986, where she worked as a PR Executive/Account Management trainee. Joining LTC –  (now JWT ) advertising in 1989, her exceptional organizational and presentation skills resulted in her rising through the ranks rapidly  over 10 years and became the first female client service director. Bunmi went to the best schools in Nigeria and hence is an alumni of the University of Lagos, Queen’s college, Yaba, Lagos and Holy Child College, Obalende, Lagos!

A former President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) and member Council of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). Bunmi has served as an executive and Vice President of AAAN Board. She is the only practicing female Fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, (APCON) amongst the 4 women in Nigeria who have attained this level.

Bunmi is well travelled and has attended several business and advertising courses in Nigeria and abroad. She was also a recipient of the 2011 Vital Voices – Wimbiz  &  Exxon – Mobill ToT EinH training in Uganda programme, for a female marketing communications specialist in Nigeria.

141 handles several multinational accounts including British American Tobacco – West Africa Area, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, SWIPHA, Multi choice/DSTV,  and many others.

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