Tokunboh George-Taylor, CEO Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Otis Ojeikhoa, CEO, Brands Optimal; Emmanuel Ajufo, CEO, Opportunity To See (OTS) and Rotimi Bankole, GMD SBI Stagwell, were among ten seasoned marketing communications professionals honoured by the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) at the 2022 edition of the Brands and Marketing Conference and Awards held on Friday at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
The veteran professionals, among others, bagged Special Recognition Awards for their contribution towards the growth of the various sectors in which they operate in particular and the Integrated Marketing Communications space in general.
Other awardees were Kelechi Nwosu, CEO, TBWA/Concept (Creative Advertising); Emmanuel Oriakhi, Marketing Director, NB Plc (Marketing); Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head, Sustainability, Access Bank Plc (Sustainability); Anthony Chiejina, Chief Brand Officer/Communications, Dangote Group (Brand Management); Eniola Bello, MD, Thisday Newspaper (Media) and John Ajayi, Publisher/CEO, Marketing Edge Magazine (Brand Journalism).
Mrs George-Taylor was recognised for her contribution in the Public Relations space while Otis Ojeikhoa bagged the honour in the Experiential Marketing sub-sector.
Rotimi Bankole’s award was in the Media Buying category while Ajufo was rewarded for his effort at uplifting the Outdoor Adverting sector.
On his own, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, EVC/GCEO, Verdant Zeal Group, didn’t just bag the Special Recognition Award but was also named Patron of BJAN.
The 2022 edition also served as the 10th anniversary of the annual Brands and Marketing Conference and Awards.
According to the association of brand journalists, the recognitions were aimed at paying tributes to the veterans’ resilience in the face of several challenges in the Nigerian economic landscape.