WIMCA 2019: Rewarding Outstanding Female Marketing & Communications Professionals, Brands
At 2019 Women In Marketing & Communications Conference/Award (WIMCA) held in Lagos recently, prominent and outstanding female marketing professionals in the Nigerian Integrated Marketing Communications industry were awarded from different sectors for their contributions to the growth of the industry.
WIMCA since inception, has been a platform that recognizes, encourages and rewards excellent female professionals, brands and organisations for their contributions to their various industries and the country at large.
The convener of the conference, Joshua Ajayi said “for this award, selection of the awardees went through a select panel of assessors for the various sub sectors to come out with the list of deserving female professionals,” he said.
In the individuals’ awards category, Ore Famurewa,Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina Wamco Nigeria Plc was crowned the Outstanding Female Corporate Communications Professional of the year (In the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Category).
Also in theFast Moving Consumer Goods Category, Nsima Ogedi-Alakwe, Marketing Director, Unilever Nigeria was awarded the Outstanding Female Marketing Professional of the year.
For the IT & Telecoms Category, for her outstanding performance in the sector, Omasan Ogisi, General Manager, Corporate Affairs MTN Nigeria was crowned the Outstanding Female Corporate Communications Professional of the year.
Interestingly, in the creative adverting category, Yinka Ogunde, Managing Director, Goals & Ideas Limited was crowned the Outstanding Female Creative Advertising Professional of the year.
Similarly, Tola Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Centerspread Grey was awarded the Emerging Female Creative Advertising Professional of the year for her remarkable performance.
Meanwhile, for her creative excellence in chunking out international advertising campaigns and also being the only woman in that position, Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Lagos was crowned Female Creative Advertising Director of the Year.
In the Public Relations space, Tokunboh George-Taylor, Managing Director, Hills+Knowlton Strategies was awarded the Outstanding Female Public Relations Professional of the year while Bidemi Zakariyau, Founder, LSF|PR clinched Emerging Female Public Relations Professional of the year.
Other individual awards are: Ify Onukwuba, Managing Director, Nigeria
Advertising Services Limited, Outstanding Female Out of Home Advertising
Professional of the year; Khadijat
Okunnu-Lamidi, Founder/CEO, Slice Media, Emerging Female Out of Home
Advertising Professional of the year; Nana Milagrosa, Founder/CEO, Mabatpro
Experiential Agency, Outstanding Female Experiential Marketing Professional of
the year; Buki Osunkeye, General Manager, Mindshare, Algorithm Media;
Outstanding Female Media Independent Professional of the year; Bukola Akingbade,
Founder/CEO, Neukleos, Outstanding Female Digital Marketing Professional of the
year; Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Chief
Executive Officer, CSR-IN-ACTION, Outstanding Female Sustainability
Professional of the year; Cherry Eromosele, Chief Marketing Officer, Interswitch
Limited, Outstanding Female 0f Marketing Professional of
the year (In the Financial Technology Category); Margaret Mwantok, News Reporter, Guardian Newspaper, Outstanding Female Brands and Marketing Journalist of the year; and Julia Oku Jacks, Chief Executive Officer Treewater Limited, Lifetime Achievement Award,for her role in creating and sustaining a thriving marketing communications business.
For the brand category, Maggi Cubes, Nestle Nigeria Plc emerged the Outstanding Seasoning Brand of the Year.
Access Bank Plc, went home with the biggest two awards, emerging the biggest winner in the award. They emerged the Outstanding Female Friendly Bank of the Year for her THE W Initiative and also emerged as theMost Outstanding Brand Supporting Sustainability.
The Outstanding Female Centric Foundation of the Year went to Felix King Foundation while the Female Centric Microfinance Bank of the Year went to LAPO Microfinance Bank and Haier Thermocool, emerged as Outstanding Female Centric Home Appliance Brand of the Year.