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Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, Communication Professionals & Outstanding Brands Shine at the Maiden Edition of Corporate Communications Awards

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The Corporate Communications Awards, the first of its kind award event in Nigeria aimed at celebrating outstanding achievements in Nigeria’s Corporate Communications industry held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The award event brought together eminent personalities for an evening of fine music, networking and gala.

Winners emerged via nominations by Corporate Communications professionals, public voting as well as deliberations by members of the Advisory Board and from various industries including the media, academia and Corporate Communications.Winners were presented with an attractive plaque in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Corporate Communications.

Sesema PR, the organizers of the CCAS extends warm congratulations to all award winners. According to Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu, MD, Sesema PR,“The CCAs identified and rewarded the very best in Corporate Communications. The award event will be an annual feature of Nigeria’s corporate communications industry”. She added.

Winners at the CCAS 2017 are Jago Milk, “for the winner in you”, Best use of video award; Wedding party – Elfike Film Collective, best use of PR in entertainment award; Keex Tribe (Jide Ipaye), best use of PR in SME; Funke Akindele, best use of individual PR award; Union Bank, best rebranding project award, Indomie’s “You Like No Other” campaign won the campaign of the year award. Special media recognition was also given to Guardian, Ebonylifetv, and BellaNaija. Francesca Uriri, founder, Leading Ladies Africa and PR Manager at Weber Shandwick, won the Alima Atta Excellence award. Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs, Access Bank Plc, emerged corporate communications professional of the year.

In attendance were industry players such as Yomi Badejo-Okunsanya; Group CEO CMC Connect, Anudeep Sharma; Marketing Head Sosaco Nigeria Ltd, Otega Ogra; Group Head Corporate Communications BUA Group, Usman Imanal; Corporate Communications Manager; Stanbic IBTC, Irene Kayoma; Payporte Head corporate strategy, Toyin Egbebi; Corporate Communications; Ericsson, Dooyum Okwong; Marketing communications and Customer Experience Manger, Letshego  amongst others.

The CCAS also featured a competition for young graduates- The Corporate Communications Pitch Competition (CCPC). Deniran Oghenemine, a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin emerged winner in the IT/Digital aspect of the CCPC, while Steven Aghalu, a graduate of Mass Communication, also from the University of Benin emerged winner of the PR aspect of the CCPC. The winners were presented with cash prizes of N130, 000 each and a 6-months paid internship at Sesema Public relations.

To cap the event, Sesema PR marked its 15th anniversary with the cutting of its celebration cake.

Adesuwa Onyenokwe, CCA Advisory Board Member and Editor in Chief TW Magazine

Omasan Ogisi CCA Advisory Board member and GM Corporate Affairs MTN NG

Habiba Balogun, CCA Advisory Board Member and Lead Consultant Habiba Balogun Consult

Tampiri Irimagha Akemu, Managing Director Sesema Public Relations

Tony Usidamen

Anudeep Sharma, Head of Marketing Jago milk

Iniabasi Okon, Protection Plus Services

Sola Mogaji, MC of the event and Classic FM OAP

Barbara Bedike, representing CEO, International School of Communication / Pinnacle PR

​Imoni Lilian​

Muhammed Haruna, Communications Officer & O’ tega Ogra, Group Head Corporate Communications BUA Group

​Cee classic, Pulse TV​

Damilola Sobajo, General Manager Sesema Public Relations

​Julia Obinna, CCA Team​

​Francis & Nkiru Osaji​

Uche Lotanna Anajemba, Managing Partner, MML

Tracy Oyekanmi​

​Elvis Subor, CCA Team​

Abiola Akinyemi, Project Manager​, ​Corporate Communications Awards

 

Edafe Onoriode, CCAs Team

Tobi Amao, CCA Team

​Ayoyinka Olutuyi, Insider NG​

Tampiri IrImagha Akemu & Dooyum Okwong, Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience Manager Letshego

Tampiri Irimagha Akemu, Managing Director Sesema PR & Organiser CCAs 2017, giving the welcome Address

​MC Pashun​

Tosin Odunfa receiving the Best use of PR in entertainment award for Wedding Party- Efike Film Collective

Anudeep Sharma, Head of Marketing Jago Milk, winner of the Best use of video Award

L-R Ayo Odeyemi, Corporate Affairs Manager, Intercontinental Distillers presenting the Award to winner of Best use of PR in SME to Paul Okereke, Online Operations, KeexsTribe

L-R Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, Dean School of Media & Communications Pan-Atlantic University, Ameachi Okobi Winner, Corporate Communications Professional of the Year and Tampiri Irimagha Akemu, MD Sesema PR/ CCAs Organiser

L-R Guardian Representative receiving the special recognition awards from Omasan Ogisi GM Corporate Affairs MTN Nigeria

Ameachi Okobi, Head of Corporate Communications Access Bank, Winner Corporate Communications Professional of the year

Anudeep Sharma Head of Marketing, Jago Milk, Winner Best use of Video

Mrs Ipaye, KeexsTribe, Winner of the Best use of PR in SME Award

Francesca Uriri, Winner of the Alima Atta Excellence Award

The CCAS also featured a competition for young graduates- The Corporate Communications Pitch Competition (CCPC). Deniran Oghenemine, a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin emerged winner in the IT/Digital aspect of the CCPC, while Steven Aghalu, a graduate of Mass Communication, also from the University of Benin emerged winner of the PR aspect of the CCPC. The winners were presented with cash prizes of N130, 000 each and a 6-months paid internship at Sesema Public relations.

Expert Panel of Judges for the Corporate Communications Pitch Competition

L-R Winner PR Aspect , Dr Mike Okolo, Faculty Member School of Media and Communications Pan Atlantic University and Tampiri Irimagha Akemu, MD Sesema PR

Dr Mike Okolo, Faculty member School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Winner IT/ Graphis Aspect and MD Sesema PR

Cross section of the 2017 CCPC Finalists with their certificates of participation

Sesema PR/ CCAs team cutting the Company’s 15th Year Anniversary Cake


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