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Chude Jideonwo Joins Microsoft 4Africa Advisory Council.

Microsoft Corp. has introduced the first four youth members to the 4Afrika Advisory Council to ensure the critical voices of Africa’s large youth demographic are heard. The Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council, announced last October, is an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. Microsoft 4Afrika was launched one year ago to facilitate Microsoft’s active engagement in Africa’s economic development. The four youth ambassadors will represent the issues facing Africa’s rural and urban youth, including unemployment, education and access to technology.


Kachi Onubogu Appointed Executive Director at Promasidor

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk has elevated Mr. Onyekachi Onubogu to the position of Executive Director (Commercial).
Onubogu, an experienced marketing and business development manager with cross-functional and multi-national living and working exposure across the African continent, has over 19 years’ experience in sales, marketing, finance and general management functions.


Tayo Oyedeji is New MD at Media Perspectives

Leading advertising media specialist agency, Media Perspectives, a member of the Troyka group has announced the appointment of Dr. Tayo Oyedeji as its new Managing Director. Dr. Oyedeji replaces Emeka Okeke, the pioneer Managing Director of the agency who resigned his appointment at the end of 2013.


Reorganisation, Promotions and Redeployment at APCON

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) has announced the promotion and redeployment of a number of its staff in an exercise that aims at positioning the Council for effectiveness in its mandate of regulating the advertising industry.  In the promotion exercise, Bimbola Ipaye was promoted to Director, Human Resource Management.


McCann's John Mescall appointed first Jury Chairman for Loeries 2014.

The Loeries has appointed John Mescall, Executive Creative Director of McCann Australia, as a Jury Chairman for this year’s awards. He will also be speaking at the International Seminar of Creativity during Loeries® Creative Week™ Cape Town 15-21 September.


A New President for Nigeria's Public Relations Regulatory Body.

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has a new president. The new president, Dr. Rotimi Oladele the Managing Director of Megavon Nigeria Limited was elected recently at the institute’s conference held in Abuja. A statement issued by chairman of the Lagos chapter of the institute Joseph Okonmah  said Oladele emergence as the president of the institute confirmed his contribution to the public relations sub sector and the institute over the years.


Biodun Shobanjo is The Advertising Man of All Time.

Biodun Shobanjo, founding managing director of Nigeria's leading advertising agency, Insight Communications and Chairman of Troyka Holdings, has been honoured with the award of The Advertising Man of All Time by The Sun Publishing Group. At an elaborate and glamorous event held in Lagos on Friday, 11 October, 2013, the marketing communication impressario was joined by industry leaders, professional collegues, friends and family to receive this one of its kind and first of its kind award specially designed for titans of industry.


Emeka Okeke, Carat Media Perspectives Boss on the Move.

Emeka Okeke, CEO of Carat Media Perspectives has resigned his appointment with the foremost Nigerian media agency after pioneering and leading the agency reputed to be the fasted growing in the industry for 7 years. News filtering in from the Troika Holdings HQ in Ikeja, Lagos say Emeka Okeke dropped his letter of resignation earlier this week and that the management of the group has graciously accepted his resignation. The resignation takes effect from 31 December, 2013.


Ibrahim Abba Gana Appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for MTN Cameroon.

Ibrahim Abba Gana has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer for MTN Cameroon, joining the league of few Nigerian professionals that have established global recognition within the MTN Group operation, with headquarters in South Africa. Ibrahim steps into this role with over 12 years’ experience in commercial strategy development and execution, business operations, and a commendable track record in identifying opportunities and driving operational excellence with superior analytical capacity.


Femi Olajimbiti Joins Bacardi Martini


Femi Olajimbiti has joined the Bacardi Martini Tradall Middle East & Africa team starting from July 15th 2013 as Country Manager, Nigeria.


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