Friday, 29 December 2017

APCON Partners New Crystal Communications in Creativity and Talent Hunt

The  Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON in partnership with  New Crystal Communications Ltd., a leading innovative outdoor advertising company in Nigeria on a mission to identify creative talents among students in tertiary institutions
who could be groomed to fill the manpower needs of the advertising industry in Nigeria.

The initiative by the two bodies comes under the project theme: "ADVERTISING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION TALENT HUNT, to encourage and support Nigerian undergraduates to take up career in advertising.

The pilot edition of this project was moderated by Mrs. Omowunmi Owodunni, Managing Director of STB  McCann, Lagos had the following winners: First position went to Miss Odunmoluwa Fadekemi of the University of Lagos, who took away a cash prize of N500,000. The Second position was won by a team from the University of Ilorin, led by Adesina Opeyemi - they won the cash prize of N300,000. The team from Caritas University, Enugu, led by Sombo Duru came Third with a prize money of N200,000.

Consolatory prizes of N50,000 a piece  went to two teams each from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Ogba, for taking the fourth and fifth positions.

Monday, 4 December 2017


On Thursday, November 16, a book written by Dr. Josef Bel Molokwu, Senior Fellow and member of the Management team at the School of Media and Communication, SMC, was presented to the public at the NAN Media Centre, National Theatre Annexe, Iganmu, Lagos. The 472 page book titled “A Trilogy of Advertising: The Profession, The Practice, The Philosophy”, was launched under the auspices of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON. Dr Bel Molokwu was former Registrar/Chief Executive of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria – APCON from 1994 – 2005. The launch which was chaired by former Chairman of APCON and Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, Chief Olu Falomo had in attendance prominent and eminent practitioners in the Nigerian advertising space including the Current APCON Chairman and CEO, Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi among others.