Monday, 4 July 2016

Industry Update: OAAN POSTER AWARDS 2016


Greetings from the Events Team!

The challenges around the Advertising Watershed in Nigeria are known by many in the broadcasting and media industries. However, conversations need to be had and plans of action drawn in order to address the impact of an increasingly digital and multi-screen environment on society and the role the Advertising Watershed should have in protecting the vulnerable.

A segment of the APCON International Summit on Advertising in Nigeria will be dedicated to addressing the Advertising Watershed in Nigeria. This segment will feature:

Guest Presentations giving the International and local perspectives on the Advertising Watershed

International Expert Speakers and Panellists to share ideas and possible solutions

Interactive Discussion Panels addressing many of the important questions being posed...

  What is the future of the Advertising Watershed in Multi-platform multi-device environment?

  What are the issues around adequate enforcement of the advertising watershed in Nigeria?

  What obligations do media regulators and stakeholders have to ensure the essence of the watershed’s social  value remains guaranteed?

There are just over 3 WEEKS to the start of the APCON International Summit on Advertising in Nigeriataking place on the 7th – 8th July 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel on Victioria Island in Lagos

Be sure to not to miss out on a place at this industry event…REGISTER NOW!

DIAMOND SPONSOR for the APCON International Summit on Advertising in Nigeria is the Beer Sectorial Group (BSG) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria.

The Beer Sectoral Group (BSG) is an umbrella body for leading brewing companies in Nigeria with members operating in over fourteen breweries scattered in thirteen states of Nigeria. Members include; Guinness Nigeria Plc, International Breweries Limited, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Pabod Limited and Intafact Beverages Limited.

The objectives of the BSG are to galvanize the efforts of members in canvassing the position of the industry; promote an enabling environment that supports the smooth operation of members as well as provide the platform for formulation of policies to guide operators, among others.

The group is fully committed to working with the government and other stakeholders in promoting responsible marketing and consumption of beverage alcohol in Nigeria.

For more information on this leading industry event, visit the Summit website to review thePROGRAMME and REGISTER

We look forward to meeting with you in Lagos!!

Kind regards,

The Event Team
BSP Media International (UK)
on behalf of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON)

Industry News and Updates (Press Clippings)

Friday, 27 May 2016

"Outdoor Advertising Marketing & Sustainable Strategies" / induction held on May 24/25 2016

APCON's seminar themed "Outdoor Advertising Marketing & Sustainable Strategies" / induction held on May 24/25 2016 @ Sheraton Hotel Lagos.

Friday, 25 March 2016


L-R: Mrs Neta Nwosu, Former Chairman of BJAN; Mr John Ehiguese, President, PRCAN, Presenting the award to Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi, Reg./CEO of APCON as Patron of BJAN, while Mrs Clara Okoro, Vice-chairman BJAN looks on 

The Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) has conferred the honour of Grand Patron on the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was represented by Mr. Gboyega, in recognition of his immense contributions to the growth of Communications and Integrated Marketing Communications Industry. 

The Association also honoured some eminent individuals as Patrons and Matrons who have equally contributed their quota to the development of the Industry over the years. 

Those honoured at the 4th BJAN World Consumers’ Rights Day Symposium held in Lagos on March 15, 2016, include: 
  • The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy
  • Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Group Managing Director of Insight Communications, Mr. Jimi Awosika
  • Mr. Udeme Ufot.  Group Managing Director of SO&U Limited

Others were: 
  • Reg/CEO of APCON, Alh. Garba Bello Kankarofi
  • CEO Worldwide, Mrs. Bunmi Oke
  • MD of Executive Options Ltd.,/Publisher of Billboard World Magazine, Mrs. Maureen Umanah.

PIX 2 - at the 4th Brand Journalist Association of Nigeria Consumers’ Rights Day Symposium 2016,  with the theme: Banking in Nigeria Development and Customers’ Challenges, held at the White House Hotel GRA, Ikeja Lagos on Tuesday 15th day of March 2016.

L-R: Mr Goddie Ofose, Chairman Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN); Ms. Sola Salako, President/CEO, Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria; Mr John Ehiguese, President, PRCAN; Mr Adetokunbo Modupe, Keynote Speaker/Chairman, TPT International with Mrs Maureen Umanah, MD, Executive Options Media Limited and Mrs Olubunmi Oke, CEO, 141 Worldwide 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Brand Innovation Conference 2015 - "Branding in the New Normal" - October 21, 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,

Find attached documentation on Brand Innovation Conference 2015 tagged “Branding in the New Normal” organized by Brandzone Consulting LLC and partnered by Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

BrandPlatform is a knowledge-based arm of BRANDZONE CONSULTING which specializes in developing content and information through seminars and workshops that aid the growth of the practice of Branding and Marketing Communications. Owing to the dire need to constantly infuse their brands with ideas and dynamic thinking, corporations and practitioners are constantly seeking for opportunities to elevate the thinking and capabilities of their branding and marketing team.

The rise of technologies has transformed the Branding and communications paradigm. Today’s consumers are engaging very differently with brands owing to the growing power of the connected consumer and an explosion of new technology tools. Branding and Communications experts today face a constant proliferation of new methods and channels for consumer engagement that queries the traditional approach given the proliferation of digital technology and Social marketing. The Full Day Conference focuses on how branding and communications experts can reach today’s Technologically savvy audiences, build deep customer relationships, and connect with the consumer in a positive way, in today’s new normal.

The conference will attract top and senior branding, marketing and communications professional from diverse sectors who will converge to share learning and new insights about the future of Branding and marketing in a technologically driven world. Speakers at the conference are senior and top marketing, branding and communications executives from diverse sectors that include FMCG, telecommunications, banking, oil and gas and advertising representing multinationals, Fortune 500 firms, blue chip companies and top rated indigenous corporations.


Focused on achieving collective intelligence, the Brand Innovation Conference is hinged on the collection and documentation of new knowledge and best practice in the areas of Branding and Marketing Communication Management with a view to aid industry development.

Part of the process is to provide a platform where participants will:
• Gain new knowledge and insights needed to drive more customer engagement.
• Increase knowledge on media, technology and brand management strategies.
• Understand the dynamics of digital and new media in achieving business objectives.
• Increase knowledge on social enterprise dynamics as a catalyst for organizational growth.
• Learn and share branding best practice with industry experts
• Network and connect with industry leaders and practitioners across diverse sectors.

Conference Venue: The Oriental Hotel, 3, Lekki-Epe Express Way, Lagos
                 Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
                 Time:  9:00am
                 Fee: N 45,000 per participant.

The Conference would equip participants to drive positive impact in their organizations.

Kindly find attached the Conference Flyers.

For further information, kindly contact the Project Manager Emmanuel Charles on or +2348165188611.