MARKETING EDGE Announces 2022 Awards, taps Sanwo-Olu as Keynote Speaker
MARKETING EDGE, Nigeria’s leading and authoritative brand and marketing publication has announced its annual 2022 National Marketing Stakeholders’ Summit & Brands & Advertising Awards of Excellence.
The iconic two-in-one event, which will also mark its 10th anniversary, is scheduled to be held on 16th September, 2022 at the exquisite Harbor Point Hall in Victoria Island, Lagos. The hybrid event will feature a Summit in the morning with the theme: “Technological Explosion in the Digital Age: Imperative for the Marketing Communications Industry”, while the Award Night commences at exactly 5 PM at the same venue.
Dignitaries lined up for this year’s event include Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State as a Special Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker; Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State as Special Guest of Honour; Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, Executive Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Mr. Udeme Ufot, a seasoned advertising practitioner, business leader and former President of Association of Advertising Practitioner of Nigeria.
In addition, the summit will be led by an impressive array of iconic personalities, including Guest Speaker, Tolulope Adedeji, Marketin g Director, ABInbev, West Africa; Emeka Chris Okeke, Group MD/CEO, MediaFuse Dentsu International and Director of Dentsu Ghana; Ozone Mbanefo, MD/CEO @02 Academy, Bamigbaiye Omotola, Marketing Director, Pladis Global (McVitie’s); Tunji Adeyinka, MD Connect Marketing Services, Franklin Ozekhome, CEO & Head of Futures, Idenititure Africa, Tink Africa & Bschool, Ralph Idu, CEO Poke Media, Vytautas Paukstys, CEO Eskimi, Daniel Gyefour, Regional Head of Marketing Africa, PZ Cussons, amongst others.
Commenting on this year’s Summit and awards, John Ajayi, MD/Publisher, MARKETING EDGE Group, said: “Nineteen years down the line, we can confidently say that MARKETING EDGE has come a fairly long way. Our sojourn in the industry these past years has no doubt made us an authoritative and dependable ally to all players in the Nigerian marketing and advertising ecosystem. Over the years, we have established a track record in credible brand journalism practice.
“This year’s award is one with a special attraction and uniqueness. It was organically planned and designed to reboot, re-start and re-energize the social, intellectual and entrepreneurial landscape of the Nigerian IMC. We are particularly excited to organize this award event to celebrate some of the best and brightest in our industry once again.”
MARKETING EDGE Annual National Marketin g Summit of Brands & Advertising Excellence Awards is recorded as the greatest convergence of industry legends. The iconic two-in-one event which debuted in 2013 is an initiative of MARKETING EDGE, Nigeria’s leading industry magazine. The award was conceived to reward excellence across the nation’s integrated marketing g communications spectrum. The awards ceremony has become the acme of events in the calendar of industry stakeholders in Nigeria and a talking point globally.