By Dipo Olowookere
Nigeria’s foremost PR consultancy, TPT International Limited, is closing 2017 on a glorious note with two awards within a week by the governing bodies of the public relations industry in the country.
At the Presidential Dinner Award of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in Lagos, TPT International was conferred with the ‘Corporate Practitioner of Excellence 2017’ award.
Last Thursday, NIPR Lagos chapter announced TPT International as the ‘Best Agency to Work’ at a gala night held in the metropolis. The result was the outcome of independent surveys conducted for the award organisers.
On the ‘Corporate Practitioner of Excellence 2017’ award, NIPR President, Dr Rotimi Oladele, said TPT International beat other competitors to win the highly-coveted honour because of its “innovative, excellent, professional and creative” approach to campaigns and contribution to the growth of PR practice in the past two decades.
On his part, NIPR Lagos chapter Chairman, Mr Olusegun McMedal, explained that TPT International was selected as the ‘Best Agency to Work’ through a survey of agency employees, which scored the organisation high on a range of parameters such as integrity of senior management team, quality of professional development, creativity, empowerment, risk-taking, staff welfare, mobility, retention and emolument.
Former NIPR President, Mazi Mike Okereke, who presented the ‘Best Place to Work’ award to TPT International, described the agency’s approach as innovative and pace-setting.
The foremost PR practitioner said TPT International is renowned as a dream agency for practitioners, which is a proof of its leadership position.
Lead Strategist of TPT International, Mr Adetokunbo Modupe, who dedicated the awards to his team, described the recognitions as a validation of the company’s focus in managing clients’ perception in line with global standards and result delivery, as well as its determination to emerge as one of the most-sought reputation managing firms in Africa.
“In today’s PR world, story-telling driven by creative and persuasive content generation has become a major driver for perception management, which my team and I have used in firming our belief in innovation and professionalism in our practice. Our edge in the industry is our creative solution to clients’ briefs,” he said.
Toks, as he is fondly called, said his firm would continue to come up with innovative ideas to make PR practice more relevant to brands and the economy.
This, he said, “is confirmed by our philosophy in challenging the logic and subjecting existing principles and processes to intellectual and rigorous scrutiny with a view to delivering better results.” He added that the company was test-running new mechanisms that would revolutionalise the Nigerian PR practice.
Other recipients of NIPR awards included the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele; Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Dr Tunde Fowler; Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Tony Ojobo; and Chevron, while Mr Okereke delivered the dinner lecture urging PR professionals to rise up to the challenge of rebranding the country.
TPT International and Mr Modupe are serial award winners. Earlier in the year, Mr Modupe, a former Secretary General of Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), won the Outstanding PR Personality of the Decade at an industry-based recognition event organised by Marketing Edge Awards.
Other awards in the last decade included the Most Friendly PR Agency of the Year, PR Agency of the Year, Outstanding PR Agency of the Decade, Most Outstanding PR Campaign of the Year and PR Company of the Year.
Founded by Mr Modupe almost 20 years ago, TPT International is a perception management firm with a globally aligned structure. It is unarguably one of Africa’s most sought-after PR agencies.
It provides strategic PR and communications services to high-flying companies in several sectors of the economy – manufacturing, brewery, FMCG, food and beverages, energy, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, tobacco, banking and finance, real estate, media, education, construction, health, government, etc.
TPT International maintains practice areas in media relations, crisis management, brand PR, corporate communications, lobbying, lifestyle communication, public affairs, social media conversation management, etc.
Some of the companies it has worked for and still working for include: Nigerian Breweries Plc, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Lagos Business School, Buildcon Global Services, mediaReach OMD, Reckitt Benckiser, General Electric West Africa, Heritage Bank, Lenovo, WFM 97.1 Radio Station, British American Tobacco Company, Pfizer, MTN Nigeria, Lagos Lotto, Guinness Nigeria, Procter & Gamble West Africa, British Council, Starcomms Plc, MasterCard, and many others.
Manufacturers, Suppliers, Investors Meet at PROPAK
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Some manufacturers, suppliers, investors and consumers recently had the opportunity to network for the betterment of the nation’s economy through PROPAK West Africa.
PROPAK West Africa has been the largest meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, investors and government officials to network for business.
Speaking at the exhibition in Lagos, the Regional Director-West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery Group Mr George Pearson, stated that, “Over the last 8 years, PROPAK West Africa has grown into the largest exhibition in West Africa.
“It has attracted the largest numbers of exhibitors, largest space in terms of exhibition space and the largest number of visitors that come to an exhibition in West Africa.”
The eighth edition of PROPAK West Africa started on September 14 and closed on September 16 with a strong focus on providing valuable insights as well showcasing the latest technology and knowledge in the packaging, print and processing industry in a post-COVID-era.
The 2021 event has brought together top minds in facility management, operations, plastics engineering, and design, research, recycling and sustainability, business development, and executive leadership to transform and advance product innovation.
Mr Pearson stated that PROPAK West Africa provides a unique platform for showcasing Nigeria’s credentials as a leading manufacturing jurisdiction in Africa.
“We especially aim to leverage this edition to present our scorecard in reaffirming the huge and real potential the manufacturing industry has in supporting Nigeria’s much-needed growth from non-fossil fuel sectors,” he added.
Speaking on the impact of the pandemic on the 2021 edition, the regional director- West Africa of Afrocet Montgomery said that COVID-19 has impacted negatively on the turnout of visitors as well as overseas participants.
“Obviously, the pandemic has had a big impact on our business. We rely on big delegations coming from other countries such as India and China, which we have not gotten this year,” adding that “one thing that is pertinent is that we are able to run the show. It shows that we have got a lot of local support. It is a testament that PROPAK appeals to both the local economy and international market.”
According to him, the show has continued to grow and attract the region’s leading organisations from across the manufacturing sphere. New and longstanding endorsers include the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), The Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
SweepSouth Connect Launches in Nigeria
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
An online platform that connects people with reliable and vetted service professionals, SweepSouth Connect, has commenced operations in Nigeria.
The innovative on-demand connect platform allows customers the flexibility of booking a pre-vetted household or outdoor service professional at any time, providing a convenient and reliable connection, underpinned by a sense of trust.
“SweepSouth Connect is introducing a unique approach to on-demand services that are driven by passion, technology and continually learning from useful data.
“We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of domestic workers, trusted services providers and the cleaning industry in Nigeria,” the CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor, stated.
Business Post reports that the firm will be introducing its services to two cities in Nigeria: Lagos and Abuja and to offer quality services, it has partnered with one of the best cleaning agencies.
A statement disclosed that the target areas earmarked in Lagos for access to SweepSouth Connect offerings are Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Maryland, Ikeja, Surulere and Yaba.
In Abuja, residents in Apo, Wuse, Wuse 2, Central Business District, Maitama, Garki, Asokoro, Gwarimpa and Kubwa will have access to the services.
It was gathered that the company will offer a range of on-demand services in Nigeria including cleaning of the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and other common areas in the home.
For commercial cleaning, the offering includes office and industrial cleaning, post-construction cleaning, and facility management and maintenance. Other services that will be available in Nigeria are sanitisation and decontamination, decluttering and pest control.
SweepSouth was first founded seven years ago in South Africa and expanded to Kenya at the beginning of last year.
Best Gift Card Trading App in Nigeria and Ghana 2021
Selling gift cards in Nigeria became burdensome when too many platforms sprung up. Gift cards are sold everywhere, even on WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It has made finding the best platform quite difficult.
Given this, traders want to be assured by platforms that their gift cards are in safe hands. If a gift card trading app is not transparent and forthcoming, they are immediately ruled out as “fake” or “scammers.” Hence, platforms must try as much as possible to exude trustworthiness, reliability, and excellence.
A gift cards trading platform that has shown excellence, responsiveness, trust, reliance, and integrity is Astro Africa. They’ve done it so effortlessly over the years because those are some of their core values. At Astro Africa, what you see is what you get—everything more, nothing less. It is not enough to just lure you with words. Log on to Astro Africa to check out the amazing platform.
To further convince you on why Astro Africa is the best, here are some of the reasons.
Reliable and trustworthy
To trade your gift cards successfully, you need a reliable and trustworthy platform. Don’t take only my words for it, take it from over 20 people that have left positive reviews on trust pilot. Astro Africa has earned the trust of many Nigerians by being straightforward in how they deal with customers.
Easy to use
It is always tiresome when you have to watch a YouTube video or read a pamphlet before you can navigate an app or website. That is why Astro Africa created a platform that almost anyone can navigate without requesting assistance. Astro Africa is available on both the web and an android mobile app that can be downloaded from Google PlayStore.
The goal of selling gift cards for cash is to yield profit. Astro Africa understands this and is always making conscious efforts to see to it that all their customers get maximum profit. At Astro Africa, gift cards are sold at over 80% of the card’s face value. Even though the exchange rates of gift cards are not constant, Astro Africa tries their best to always sell above the normal price.
To keep up with the rates of different gift cards, use Astro Africa’s rate calculator.
Astro Africa trades a wide array of gift cards and pays its customers without delay. The only time your transactions will be delayed on Astro Africa is if there’s a problem with your card or network problem.
The customer service experience at Astro Africa is exceptional. The team works 24/7 to ensure that they attend to the needs of all customers without delay.
Another feature that traders would love is the Referral feature that allows Astro users to earn from referring new users. Each referral will earn an Astro user a sum of N500.
How to get started on Astro Africa
- Download the app from Google PlayStore or visit astroafrica.site.
- Click on register/sign in
- Input valid email.
- Fill in other columns with the right information.
- Click on create an account.
- A verification mail will be sent to you, input it immediately.
- Viola! You’re now an official Astro user.
Frequently asked questions
Can I sell my gift cards for any currency other than naira?
Yes, you can. Astro Africa pays its customers in both Naira, Ghana cedes, Usdt, and BTC. Click here to sell gift cards.
How much is a $100 Nike gift card
The price of a $100 Nike gift card is 33,000. You can calculate the rate of other gift cards by using the Astro Africa gift card rates calculator.
How much is a $50 Steam wallet Gift Card?
The price of a $100 steam wallet Gift Card is 16,000. Astro Africa has a gift card rates calculator feature that allows you to calculate current rates.
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