Monday, August 29, 2011

Billboard awards, the winners are…

A total of 20 winners from different categories have emerged at the third edition of the Brand As King award organised by the Executive Option Media Limited, publishers of Billboard World magazine, an out-of-home publication.

In the list of awardees, Fidelity Bank emerged the most outstanding environment-friendly brand; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio got the most performing governor medal.

The award for Best Brand Reporter went to Goddie Ofose of Daily Independent, while Brand and Marketing Network TV won the electronic segment. Nollywood (Male) category went to John Okafor; winner of Female category was Kate Henshaw; while Julius Agwu won the Comedy (Stand Up) prize.

Speaking at the event, the chief executive officer of the company, Mrs. Maureen Umanah stated, “every year, Billboard World Magazine celebrates ingenuity within the advertising and brand community, especially in out-of-home media and other associated media services.”

According to her, the awards project is the publication’s corporate social responsibility initiatives (CSRI) aimed at encouraging and motivating key industry players that have contributed immensely to the development and growth of outdoor advertising business in Nigeria.

“It is our own way of giving back to the society and people who have impacted positively to ensure economic viability and sustainability of the outdoor media practice,” she said

Dignitaries present at the occasion included Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Speaker, Samuel Ikon; former president, Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) and a ranking member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Chief Ahmed Ipoola Omisore; CEO, Integrated Troops Limited, Demola Adedoyin; and Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Eunce Thomas among others.

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