Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Verdant Zeal Group, Dr Tunji Olugbodi, has been honoured with a Brand Leadership Award at the 9th edition of the Marketing World Awards (MWA) held recently at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
This was in recognition of his giant strides and outstanding performance in the Integrated Marketing Communication industry in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
MWA, organized by Instinct Wave, remains one of the most credible Pan-African industry awards. The award recognizes outstanding performance across Marketing Communications Industry in Africa. It also showcases and applauds best-performing banks, corporations and personalities in various categories.
While addressing the media at the award ceremony, Mr Akin Naphtal, the CEO of Instinct Wave, said, “Marketing World Awards is designed to celebrate those that have put Africa on the map of global marketing with their extraordinary exploits and the development made in the areas of digital, experiential, media, stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and creativity.”
“The awardees, especially those in the Marketing Communications industry were recognized for their exceptional professionalism and for helping to advance the frontiers of the industry,” he added.
Expressing his excitement on the award, Mr Olugbodi noted that “we are honoured to have been recognized by such a reputable organization. It is a reward for hard work, tenacity, and persistence that Verdant Zeal Group which operates in Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia has put into the industry in the last 12 years.”
“We believe that this award will further spur our innovation and engagement in technology. We will continue to play a relentless and leadership role in the quest to push things forward with the aim of changing the face of Advertising in Africa. I believe this award will motivate us not to rest on our oars but to keep moving,” he added.
Mr Olugbodi, a consummate marketing communications professional, has over 30 years of experience within the industry. He is also the convener of the Innovention Series, a veritable platform where thought leadership discussions about the progress of Africa are raised and the pioneer President of the International Advertising Association (IAA), Nigeria Chapter.
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