A crack team of resourceful and knowledgeable professionals and academics have been selected to serve as Judges during this year’s marketing awards by Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN).
The members of the team are Mr Lanre Adisa, Managing Director of award winning advertising agency, Noah’s Ark, Mr Seni Ogunkola of 9mobile, Mr Kehinde Salami, Managing Director of Ideas House and President, Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria,and Mrs Abigail Ogwezzy Ndisika (Phd, mnipr, arpa) Professor and Chevening Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos.
Others are Dr.Obiaya Ikechukwu Dean, School of Media & Communication (SMC), Pan- Atlantic University, Mrs Elo Iyayi – Managing Director ShareMind Lagos and Olaseni Fawehinmi – Corporates Services Manager, UAC Nigeria.
The 2017 edition of the Awards has been scheduled to hold on 11th November, 2017 at the Muson Centre in Lagos. The President of the association, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, announced this at its maiden press briefing held recently in Lagos.
According to the President, the awards endorsed by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), has attracted interests and entries for the first time from other West African Countries.
“Over the years, Advertisers’ Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) has made it a point of duty to acknowledge and reward marketing professionals that have made outstanding contributions to the profession”.
According to her, the 2017 edition which is planned to be unique, will reward Marketing Excellence in a bid to bring to fore the fundamental position marketing occupies in business and public sectors and also celebrate marketing achievements in the industry.
The team will judge entries across 11 categories which include: Brand of the Year, Brand Manager of the Year, Campaign of the Year, Consumer Promotion, CSR and Experiential Marketing. Others are New Brand / Brand Extension, Innovation, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Future Leader of Marketing and Brand Journalist of the Year.