BrandCrunch Wins LaPRIGA Online PR Magazine of the Year; BHM, TPT, Others Bag Awards
BrandCrunch Nigeria, the Nigeria premier marketing news portal has been awarded the LaPRIGA PR Magazine (Online) of the Year Award by the Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
The award presentation took place at the annual Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) night, which held at Four Point by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos on 21st December, 2017.
Earlier on his remark, Chairman, NIPR Lagos State Chapter, Olusegun McMedal said the selection of the winners is a base on their contribution in the marketing communication industry.
According to the award citation, “the PR Magazine of the year award (Online) presented to BrandCrunch Nigeria for upholding the highest professional standard in online publishing and journalism that informs, entertains and educates, engaging minds, building relationships, transforming marketing decision and impacting the future”.
Presenting the award to BrandCrunch, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos praised the platform for upholding the tenets of good journalism and moving the frontier as the premier marketing specialized online platform.
Established in 2011, BrandCrunch Nigeria has remained the revolutionary force in marketing news reportage and informed industry analyses and commentary.
Speaking on the award, the Publisher, BrandCrunch Nigeria, O’Lekan Babatunde says it feels good to know that some people somewhere recognize and appreciate the importance of the platform and its contribution to the knowledge in transforming marketing decisions in the industry. We are indeed grateful to the organizers, the Lagos Chapter of the NIPR just as we promise to continue to push the envelope.
“It is indeed gratifying that this is not an award you buy but the platform is spotted and recognized for its contributions to developing and advancing the course of the industry”.
The online marketing news portal has also emerged a veritable thought leadership platform through its high profile BrandCrunch Learning Session, differentiated as a veritable medium for the cross fertilization of ideas especially on carefully selected topical issues that enhance growth and place the industry on the cutting edge.
The second edition of the LaPRIGA award tagged “Celebration of Success” also saw some PR Agencies, PR Practitioners and Journalist taking home laurels for their immense contributions to growth and development of Nigerian PR industry.
Those conferred with the awards at the event include: Black House Media as Best Agency to Work With and Agency of The Year, Red Media also emerged “Best Agency to Work With” and “Best Agency Using New Media”; Bidemi Zakariyau was recognized as “Rising PR Practitioner”; Ikem Okuhu, Publisher, Brandish emerged “PR Journalist of the year”; while BrandCommunicator Magazine carted home “PR Magazine of the Year Award”.
Others winners include TPT International (Best Agency to work with and Best PR Agency) while LaPRIGA Life Time Achievement Award was presented to the CEO, CMC Connect Burson-Marsteller and President FAPRA, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya.
The event was witnessed by Mazi Sam Okereke; Adetokunbo Modupe, Chairman, TPT; Bolaji Okusaga, Managing Director, Precise among others.