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[BRAND JOURNALISM] #AWARDS: PROMASIDOR QUILL AWARDS FOR WRITERS HOLDS TODAY. FIND OUT WHERE:
AGENCY NEWS

The 2016 Promasidor Quill Awards will hold Today Friday, May 27, 2016 at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos. Winners of the different categories of the 4th Season of the Awards will be unveiled at the event. The categories are: Best Report on Children and Nutrition, Brand Advocate of the Year; Best CSR and Industry Report of the Year; Best Photo Story of the Year; Education Reporter of the Year; Best Online Reporter of the Year; and Future Writer of...

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Friday, 27 May 2016
[GOGREEN] #COP21: LAGOS STATE IS REPLACING YELLOW ‘DANFO’ BUSES WITH ECO-FRIENDLY MODELS. SEE:
ADBUZZ

     Volkswagen delivery bus popularly called ‘danfo’ in Lagos. Lagosians are soon going to breathe a sigh of relief as Lagos state Government unveils brand new commuter buses set to yank Yellow buses off the congested roads of Lagos. The commercial yellow buses popularly called ‘danfo’ or ‘faragon’ in local parlance has gained popularity in the metropolise of lagos state. The new buses are expected to be cheaper and durable and the government advised danfo bus owners to key into...

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Thursday, 26 May 2016
[ENTERTAINMENT] #ENEWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH COSON WEEK AGM 2016.
BRAND WARS

                Chief Tony Okoroji Earlier this week, precisely tuesday 17th may, 2016; hundreds of gaily dressed members of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole approved Collective Management Organization for musical works and sound recordiing stormed the Oramiyan Hall of Lagos Airport Hotel for the 6th Annual General Meeting of the society. Among the many top music industry stakeholders present were Afrojuju maestro, Sir Shina Peters, ace music producer, Laolu Akins the rainmaker and Nigeria reggae legend,...

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Saturday, 21 May 2016
[BRAND NEWS] #MOTORING: KIA MOTORS PARTNER UBER IN NIGERIA, AS APPLE INVESTS IN Didi IN CHINA. READ:
AUTO BRANDS

Kia Motors Nigeria has entered into strategic partnership with Uber to provide lead generation software connecting riders to drivers in Nigeria. The partnership is directly in line with the commitment to making the people become an Uber investor with an affordable state-of-the-art Kia model range. There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria has remained one of the commercial hubs of Africa with an estimated population of over 150 million. As the most populous African country in the world, the...

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Friday, 13 May 2016
[BUSINESS] #BRANDWEEKREPORT: MTN NIGERIA FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR YEAR ENDED 2015.
BRANDS

MTN Group continues to make strides in achieving its sustainability vision of protecting and creating economic value for the company and its stakeholders, through responsible environmental and social core business practices. The Group has released its annual Sustainability Report for 2015, which details how MTN is delivering on the three sustainability focus areas of creating sustainable economic value, reducing its environmental impact and delivering societal value in a sustainable and ethical manner. “Like all businesses, we face...

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Friday, 06 May 2016
[SPONSORED] #MDVN: DIVA NIGERIA ANNOUNCES THE DIVA EXPERIENCE, CALABAR 2016. REGISTER NOW, PRIZES TO BE WON:
ENDORSEMENTS

It’s going down this November 26th in Calabar. Over 40 beautiful & classy ladies to be unveiled in the heat of Africa’s biggest carnival to the world in the presence of Nigerian celebrities & a wide audience of notable people. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be the DIVA you always dream of becoming. Get involved today!!!  It’s Nigeria’s most trending pageant, Miss Diva Nigeria 2016. For ladies between the ages of 17 & 28. It could be you....

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
[BRAND NEWS] #ORIJINZERO: GUINNESS LAUNCHES NON-ALCOHOLIC VARIANT.
ADBUZZ

Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo PLC of the United Kingdom, has announced has launched a variant of its much loved brand Orijin, a new non-alcoholic soft drink, Orijin Zero as part of its strategic drive to innovate new products that meet the dynamic needs of the Nigerian consumers. With the tagline “Rethink your soft drink” Orijin Zero is a distinctive non-alcoholic refreshing drink made from 100% Natural herb and fruit extracts, with a satisfying bittersweet natural taste. The Managing...

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Monday, 21 March 2016
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ADVERTISING

South African telecoms giant MTN said Thursday that headline earnings last year fell by 51 percent, weighed down by $600 million it put aside to cover a huge fine imposed by Nigeria (Without counting the fine, earnings were down 14 percent, chief executive Phuthuma Nhleko said.) MTN’s Nigeria operation was slapped with a $3.9 billion penalty in October 2015 for failure to disconnect 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards. The company said it had made provision of 9.2 million rand ($594...

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Friday, 04 March 2016
[INSPIRATIONAL DIGEST] MY NAKED BIBLE: CHRISTIANITY VS NUDITY IN ADVERTISING ARTS.
AD FAILS

We say hi to all our endearing and amiable blog readers. Throughout my short run in the world of Brands and Advertising, I have come across conflicting ideologies and dispositions or permit me to say self proclaimed nuances about a christian or Muslim working on ‘secular’ brands; Utterances like (take for example), ‘should a christian work as an art director, copywriter or brand manager for a cigarette brand?’, or a Muslim, by virtue of his/her religion isn’t permitted to go...

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Sunday, 21 February 2016
[BRANDS] BUSINESS REPORT: FMDQ OTC ENDORSES GUINNESS N10BN COMMERCIAL QUOTES.
ADVERTISING

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange announced the admission of the Guinness Nigeria Plc N7,225,956,000 and N2,774,044,000 commercial paper notes for quotation on the Exchange. The over-the-counter exchange yesterday described the latest admission as another stride in its commitment to the development of the Nigerian commercial paper market. CPs are short-term debt financing instruments (no longer than 270 days in tenor) consisting of unsecured and discounted promissory notes by large corporations, which can be readily traded. According to a statement...

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Friday, 19 February 2016
[CLASSIFIED ADS] VSO-ICS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION PROGRAM 2016 ENDS IN SAGAMU SUCCESSFULLY.
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Voluntary Service Overseas-VSO, a company (limited by guarantee) registered in Wales England is a once-in-a-lifetime charitable service organisation giving opportunities to volunteers between the ages of 18-25 year old interested in development projects in Africa, Asia or Latin America. The program which brings young people together to fight poverty commenced about two (2) weeks ago at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation camp in Sagamu Ogun State and ended successfully last friday and volunteers were despatched saturday. The...

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Monday, 15 February 2016
[TELECOMMS] BLACKBERRY PRIV LAUNCHED IN NIGERIA.
BRANDS

Delivering the best its privacy and productivity to the largest App Eco-system, the Canadian phone maker, BlackBerry Limited has introduced into the Nigerian market BlackBerry PRIV secure , the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android. While PRIV will provide a choice in operating system to new and existing customers, the phone maker said that it remains committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and will continue to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements. Combining the best of...

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Monday, 15 February 2016