#FutureNow Summit to Kick Start Revolution in Experiential Design
The Creative Counsel (TCC) Nigeria, part of The Insight Redefini Group, has set the pace for the revolution of the experiential space as it held its inaugural Experiential Design Summit tagged #FutureNow.
The event themed, ‘Experiential Design in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality,’ brought together various marketing experts and communications specialists across sectors such as Financial, ICT, eCommerce, FMCG, and Entertainment, in an effort to foster conversations around machine learning and data mining highlighted in new age technology and the transformation of consumer behaviours.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Ken Onyeali Ikpe, Group Chief Executive Officer, Insight Redefini, recalled the partnership of the group with Global marketing communications firm, Publicis Groupe in 2016 which caused a huge shift within the Nigerian marketing and communications space, emphasising that the birth of TCC was to change the landscape of activations, engagements, and customer experiences that can be uniquely measured and managed.
Mr. Jimi Awosika, Vice Chairman, Troyka Holdings, at the event opined that Brand managers need to be more open-minded, taking off existing industrial age thinking to become post-digital age managers. He said, “Businesses can be transformed on the back of digital transformation, and managers can bring that transformation with the application of the mind. On its own, technology cannot do without the application of the mind.”
Also speaking at the Summit, the convener, Mr. Joshua Akinbanjo, Chief Operating Officer, The Creative Counsel Nigeria, posited that “TCC is in the business of the show for which the metrics of success are instant and feasible”. He noted that the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of IoT market is projected to grow to 15% with a value of about $581 billion for ICT-based spend by 2020, stressing that only ambitious and discerning brands leaders with ambition to drive category leadership will adopt technology to drive consumer connections in order to improve volume and value for profits.”
The Panellists and moderators at the event include Okenla Christiana, AGM, Customer Experience and Advocacy, ipNX Nigeria Limited; Oyebowale Akideinde, Entertainment, and Tech Executive; Mayowa Adebayo, Chief Marketing Officer, and Consultant, Wakanow; Dr. Omotola Elatuyi, Marketing Manager, Innovations, Guinness Nigeria; Bosah Madueke, Augmented Reality Developer; Agbons Igiewe; General Manager, Ziza Digital; Lead Consultant, Quadrant MSL, Anurika Azubuike; and Lekan Babalola, Head of Business Operations, TCC Nigeria.
The event which featured practical demonstrations of Virtual and Augmented Realties as well as experiential activities that kept all guests engaged, was supported by Silverbird Television, Rhythm FM, Dominos, H2Oh!, Seven-Up, Afrione and Nasco.
The Creative Counsel Nigeria is the global experience design company of the Publicis Groupe that specializes in unlocking people’s potential to explore, through intentional activations and marketing intelligence that break down barriers to achieving market development and business goals. It operates with the belief that brands must create experiences that are centered on motivations and desire.