Akintunde’s VMA Communications Transforms to LEAP Communications
With the Corporate Affairs Commission approving the transformation process last week, VMA Communications Limited, incorporated in December 2000, is now to be known as Leap Communications Limited.
Founded by Muyiwa Akintunde, a seasoned communications consultant and journalist, Leap Communications will play in the marketing communications terrain with bias for public relations and allied practices.
According to Akintunde, the company’s CEO and Lead Consultant, Leap Communications, which is located in Ikeja, Lagos, will focus on stakeholder engagement and management; media relations; crisis communications, containment and management; online PR services; and sponsorship, among other practices.
Until recently, Akintunde was the Executive Director of MarketingMix and Company, during which period the firm emerged the PR Agency of the Year 2010 at the inaugural edition of the PR Golden Eagles Awards, organised by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He had a stint as Managing Consultant, Primedia International, a subsidiary of HotSports Nigeria Limited.
Akintunde started his PR career with C&F Porter Novelli in April 2004 as Group Head, Media Services from where he moved to MarketingMix in October 2007.
He has had the privilege of managing the PR campaigns of major international companies, including MTN, Motorola, Unilever, Microsoft, Standbic Bank, Procter and Gamble, Emirates Airlines, Samsung and Cadbury.
A PR and media trainer, Akintunde is the Assistant General Secretary of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN). He had worked as editor and reporter in several local and international media outfits including The Guardian newspapers, UK-based Africa Today magazine, Newswatch magazine and the defunct Daily Times.
He leads a team of vibrant PR professionals whose passion is to deliver cutting edge services. “In all our dealings, we at Leap Communications shall be guided by our core values – excellence, compassion and integrity – and a go-getting spirit,” Akintunde assured.