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Guinness Nigeria Appoints Mark Mugisha Kivuna As Marketing & Innovations Director

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Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.

…As Adenike Adebola moves ahead as Africa Innovations Director, Diageo

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.

Until his appointment, Mark Mugisha was Marketing and Innovations Director at Serengeti Breweries Ltd in Tanzania. Also, Adenike Adebola moves ahead as Africa Innovations Director, Diageo.

Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.
Mr. Mark Mugisha Kivuna, Guinness Nigeria Marketing & Innovations Director.

Mark Mugisha has joined Guinness Nigeria with immense experience in Marketing and Sales in the FMCG industry, having worked with East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) where he started his Diageo journey in August 2013. Before then, he was with Unilever where he had worked in various capacities. Mark has degrees in International Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from Makerere University.

Commenting on the appointment, Baker Magunda, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria, said “I’m delighted to have Mark join the Guinness Nigeria leadership team. His experience and leadership will support Guinness Nigeria’s ambition for long-term growth and competitiveness”.

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Globacom Holds Draw For Festival Of Joy Promo In Lagos

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Ahead of the planned presentation of prizes to winners of Globacom’s Festival of Joy promotion in Lagos, the company on Monday, November 28, 2022, held a draw to select the lucky subscribers.

The draw which was held at Gloworld on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, was witnessed by the media, Glo subscribers, and the Head of Legal Services of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Gloria Ireka.

Globacom said winners who emerged from the draw will receive their prizes at a presentation ceremony to be held at the same Gloworld location on Tuesday, November 29.  They include the winner of a brand new Kia car and winners of sewing machines, generators, and rechargeable fans.

The company is giving out 20 houses, 24 brand-new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines, and 1,000 rechargeable fans in the Festival of Joy promo.

To participate in the promo, subscribers are required to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) in order to be eligible to win the prizes on offer.

“If you would like to be the next Festival of Joy Landlord, you are required to make data subscription(s) of at least N20,000 during the promo period, while those who are interested in winning cars should make a monthly recharge of N10,000; N5,000 monthly recharge for power generators, N2,500 monthly recharge for sewing machines and N500 weekly to win rechargeable fans”, Globacom explained.

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Airtel Commemorates World Children’s Day, Reinforces Commitment To Accelerate Digital Learning For Nigerian Children

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Airtel Commemorates World Children’s Day, Reinforces Commitment To Accelerate Digital Learning For Nigerian Children

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As part of activities to commemorate World Children’s Day, leading telecommunications service providers, Airtel Nigeria, and UNICEF hosted Augusta Anuguo (‘Esther’), the differently abled child star featured in Airtel’s latest TVC, ‘Esther’. 

During the ceremony at the Airtel Headquarters, Ikoyi, Lagos, Miss Anuguo had the rare privilege to function in the capacity of Airtel Nigeria’s CEO and MD, Surendran Chemmenkotil as she emerged CEO for the day.

Using this privilege and executive powers as CEO, she remarkably led an advocacy campaign for Nigerian children, especially the differently abled as she signed a policy for Airtel Nigeria to continue to pursue opportunities that will accelerate digital learning for all children in the country, regardless of ethnicity, location, or ability.

Airtel Commemorates World Children’s Day, Reinforces Commitment To Accelerate Digital Learning For Nigerian Children
The beneficiary and Lead Act in the Data is Life 5.0 TVC titled “Esther”, Anuguo Augusta; and the Principal, Christ Life Special Mission for Deaf School, Apeh Rachael Oluwatoyin, receiving a gift from the Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmankotil during the commemoration of World Children’s Day 2022 at Airtel Headquarters, Ikoyi Lagos, last Friday, 25th November 2022.

In response, the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, assured her of the company’s commitment to digital learning in Nigeria.

“Airtel Nigeria joins UNICEF and the entire world to mark World Children’s Day. As a company, Airtel is committed to Nigerian children and will continue to support initiatives that will create a better future for all children. We are happy to mark this day with Esther as well as all Nigerian children and we shall continue to support platforms and initiatives that will lead to a better future for all children in our dear country, Nigeria, he said.

The CEO also awarded the sum of N1.5m to young Anuguo to support her education and her advocacy for Nigerian children as a key influencer.

“I am also happy to offer Miss Anuguo a scholarship of N1.5m to support her education. This gesture is to encourage her to continue her advocacy for differently abled children as she champions their cause as a key influencer. Thank you for all you do, Anuguo.,” he said.

Airtel Commemorates World Children’s Day, Reinforces Commitment To Accelerate Digital Learning For Nigerian Children
Left-Right: Marketing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Ismail Adeshina; Principal, Christ Life Special Mission for Deaf School, Apeh Rachael Oluwatoyin; the Beneficiary and Lead Act in the Data is Life 5.0 TVC titled “Esther”, Anuguo Augusta; Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmankotil; and Ag. Head of Brands & Advertising, Airtel Nigeria, Omobolanle Osotule, during the commemoration of World Children’s Day 2022 at Airtel Headquarters, Ikoyi Lagos, last Friday, 25th November 2022.

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Airtel Commemorates World Children’s Day, Reinforces Commitment To Accelerate Digital Learning For Nigerian Children
Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmankotil, congratulated the beneficiary and Lead Act in the Data is Life 5.0 TVC titled “Esther”, Anuguo Augusta, during the commemoration of World Children’s Day 2022 at Airtel Headquarters, Ikoyi Lagos, last Friday, 25th November 2022.

Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities, and nations.

World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

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Re-Ignite Public Affairs Wins The Public Affairs Agency Of The Year Award At The Spokenpersons Digest Communication Awards 2022

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Re-Ignite Public Affairs Wins The Public Affairs Agency Of The Year Award At The Spokenpersons Digest Communication Awards 2022

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Re-ignite Public Affairs, Nigeria’s first full-service public affairs consulting firm was awarded the “Public Affairs Agency of the Year” at the 2nd edition of the Spokesperson’s Digest Communication Awards 2022.

The award is an acknowledgment of Re-ignite Public Affairs’ valuable contribution to the practice and development of Public Affairs in Nigeria.

According to the chairman of the event, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the President, who presented the award to Re-ignite Public Affairs, “These awards recognize the most successful campaigns, initiatives, people and teams in the communication, PR and integrated marketing communication industry”. He also added that the process of selecting the awardee is a transparent process and only companies and individuals who have contributed to the growth of PR in Nigeria emerged as winners in their various categories.

Re-Ignite Public Affairs Wins The Public Affairs Agency Of The Year Award At The Spokenpersons Digest Communication Awards 2022
Left-Right: Mr. Femi Adesina FNGE OON, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Franklyn Ginger-Eke FNIPR, Executive Director/ COO, Re-ignite Public Affairs, during the presentation of the award for Public Affairs Company of the Year Award to Re-ignite Public Affairs at NICON Luxury, Abuja.

Receiving the award on behalf of Re-ignite Public Affairs, Franklyn Ginger-Eke, Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer said “I am grateful for this recognition of work the Re-ignite Public Affairs team have been doing in the last six years since the firm commenced operations. Being voted as the Public Affairs Agency of The Year is an attestation to the passion and commitment of the RPA team to redefine this very important and emerging segment of the Public Relations practice by empowering the public and private sector organizations with tools to enhance governmental and legislative relationships, shape public policies and public opinion towards achieving their corporate goals”.

Re-Ignite Public Affairs Wins The Public Affairs Agency Of The Year Award At The Spokenpersons Digest Communication Awards 2022

He dedicated the award to the RPA team because according to him, they are the energy behind the satisfaction the firm puts on the faces of their clients. He also dedicated the award to RPA clients for constantly believing in the work the company does.  Finally, appreciated the Spokesperson’s Digest for the initiative and a well-organized event.

Re-ignite Public Affairs is Nigeria’s first full-service public affairs consulting firm that employs innovation in providing research-based, strategy-driven solutions that aim to enhance democracy, good governance, and corporate reputation through value-driven political lobbying.

The firm is a member of the CMC Connect (Perception Managers) Group, a leading Public Relations brand in Nigeria.

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