Bunmi Oke Floats Ladybird Limited
By Tunji Faleye
Announcing her resignation from 141WorldWide some months ago, Mrs. Bunmi Oke, former Chief Operation Officer and Executive Director of the agency has floated a new agency called Ladybird Limited.
Ladybird Limited is the new entrant into the integrated marketing communication industry.
Investigation has shown that bearing any last minute changes, the agency will be officially launched soon where its vision, mission, brand values and business model will be unveiled.
It will be recalled that after resigning from 141 Worldwide, Bunmi threw more light behind her decision to quit the agency.
In an exclusive chat with Brand Communicator team recently at her Ikeja office, Bunmi said she had concluded her assignment at the agency and that it was time for her to move on to other things. She said, “There is time for everything. Even the Bible affirms that. The significance of this is that it is time for me to move on, to pursue other God-given dreams and aspirations.
“I believe I have done my assignment here and it is time to move on to another assignment,” she said.
Bunmi who made the announcement of her resignation on the occasion of her birthday, did not disclose her next line of action until our intelligent unit discovered that preparations are on top gear to launch her new agency soon.
The former President of Association of Advertising Agency of Nigeria was the pioneer Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of 141 Worldwide. She led a prolific team of professionals over the years, and built 141 into a prominent world-class advertising agency in Nigeria.
She is a British-Born Nigerian, who started her career in advertising at Grant Advertising (McCann-Erickson affiliate) in 1986, where she worked as a PR Executive/Account Management trainee. Joining LTC (now JWT ) advertising in 1989, her exceptional organizational and presentation skills resulted in her rising through the ranks rapidly over 10 years and became the first female client service director. She went to the best schools in Nigeria and hence is an alumni of the University of Lagos, Queens College, Yaba, Lagos and Holy Child College, Obalende, Lagos.
She was also a recipient of the 2011 Vital Voices WIMBIZ&Exxon-Mobill ToT EinH training in Uganda programme for a female marketing communications specialist in Nigeria.