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12.11.2019 Business & Finance

Marketing Experts Honoured At 9th Marketing World Awards

By News Desk
Marketing Experts Honoured At 9th Marketing World Awards
NOV 12, 2019 BUSINESS & FINANCE

A total of Fifty-two (52) awards were conferred on leading players of Africa's Marketing industry at the 9th Marketing World Awards (MWA) held on 8th November, 2019 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

Under the theme "celebrating brands and individuals that work tirelessly and passionately", the 9th edition of the MWA recognized individuals and organizations that have exhibited excellence in the marketing profession, and being a Pan-African event, winners were named from across Africa.

The awards recognized outstanding brands, the best campaigns, marketing innovations and creative use of digital marketing channels.

The 9th MWA hosted marketing experts from Blunap, Barclays Bank, MTN, Mouka Foam, Jospong, Zenith bank, PZ Cussons, FBNBank Ghana Ltd, First Bank of Nigeria, Sterling Bank, Access bank, Terragon Ltd, Chi Limited, SBI Media, Nigeria Stock Exchange and a host of others.

Barclays bank took home awards for Best Corporate Banking Brand of the Year and Marketing Team of the Year (Banking). Blunap Ghana was given the Emerging after sales brand of the year award and Nigerian companies; Terragon Group, Mouka Foam and SBI Media, bagged awards for MarTech Provider of the Year, Iconic Brand of the Year and Media Agency of the Year respectively.

MTN Ghana took home the awards for; best Company in Customer Care, Marketing Campaign of the Year (‘MTN MoMo @ 10’), Telecom Brand of the Year, Marketing Team of the Year: Telecom, Marketing Industry Personality of the Year (Noel Kojo –Ganson, CMO) and Customer Service Personality of the Year (Jemima Kotey Walsh, customer service executive).

Odunayo Sanya, General Manager of Planning & Customer Management for MTN Nigeria was awarded with the Customer Service Thought Leadership Award.

The Marketing World Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Folake Ani Mumuney; Group Head of Marketing & Communications for First Bank Holdings.

The CEO of Instinct Wave, Mr. Akin Naphtal in his welcome speech at the event, lauded all award winners for their outstanding performance and innovations in the marketing and communications industry.

“At the helm of successful companies is the marketing communication function yet the industry is often overlooked, especially when it comes to counting profit contributors. This is why the 2019 MWA is putting the spotlight on brands and individuals for their immense contribution to the marketing industry”, he said.

Below is the full list of award winners:

Smartphone Brand of the Year Infinix
Best Corporate Banking Brand of the Year Barclays Bank
Fastest Growing Banking Brand of the Year FBN Bank Ghana Limited
CSR Company of the Year Jospong Group
PR Campaign of the Year Cussons Baby Moments PZ Cussons
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (Promoting Sustainability & Reporting) Nigeria Stock Exchange
Women Banking Brand of the Year Access Bank Ghana
Best Company in Customer Care MTN Ghana
Retail Banking Brand of the Year Ecobank Ghana
Brand Activation of the Year Onga Cook Art Promasidor Gh Ltd
Best Hotel Brand of the Year Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Digital Campaign of the Year Big Time Data Bundle AirtelTigo
Marketing Campaign of the Year ‘MTN MoMo @ 10’ MTN Ghana
Best Brand in Thought Leadership Initiatives Standard Chartered Bank
Innovative Juice Brand of the Year Chivita 100% Fruit Chi Limited
Media Agency of the Year SBI Media
Insurance Brand of the Year Glico Group
MarTech Provider of the Year Terragon Group
Financial Brand of the Year (Nigeria) Access Bank
Financial Brand of the Year (Ghana) Zenith Bank
Emerging After Sales Brand of The Year Blunap Ghana
Emerging Creative Agency of the Year Streams Media
Telecom Brand of the Year MTN Ghana
Iconic Brand of the Year Mouka Foam Celebrating 60 Years
Iconic Brand of the Year FirstBank Nigeria Celebrating 125 Years

West Africa Top 20 Marketing & Communications Professionals
Dapo Martins- Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank Plc
Toyin Henry-Ajayi- Head of Advertising, Access Bank Plc
Noel Kojo –Ganson, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Ghana
Sophia Lissah- Group Head of Communication, Jospong Group
Nana Adu Kyeremateng- Head, Corporate Communications & Brand Mgt, Access Bank
Mr. Shine Akiem Torsoo- Marketing Manager, Promasidor Ghana
Asiedua Addae- Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand &Marketing- Standard Chartered Bank
Abba Lokko, Head;Communications& External Relations; GCNET
Chidinma Braye-Yankee- Head of Corporate Affairs & Service Delivery, Zenith Bank
Nana Essilfuah Boison- Head of Marketing, Barclays Bank
Nana Efua Rockson, Group Head, Corporate Affairs & Marketing, Glico Group
Mrs. Rita Nana Aba Tsegah Regional Head Corporate Communication, Ecobank Ghana & AWA Cluster

Individual/Team
Marketing Team of the Year: Telecom MTN Ghana
Marketing Team of the Year: Banking Barclays Bank
Emerging PR Professional of the year Michael Sarpong Bruce, Head of Communication, AirtelTigo
Corporate Communication Professional of the Year Olumide Orojimi- Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Stock Exchange
PR Professional of the Year Sophia Lissah- Group Head of Communication, Jospong Group
Marketing Industry Personality of the Year Noel Kojo –Ganson, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Ghana
Media Professional of the Year Rotimi Bankole, CEO, SBI Media
Customer Service Thought Leadership Award Odunayo Sanya- GM, Planning & Customer Management, MTN Nigeria
Brand Leadership Award Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, Executive Vice Chairman, Verdant Zeal Group
Marketing Technology CEO Award Elo Umeh- CEO, Terragon Group
Customer Service Personality of the Year Jemima Kotey Walsh Customer Service Executive; MTN Ghana
African Marketing Professional of the Year Monali Shah- Marketing Communications Director, The Coca-Cola Company
Marketing World Lifetime Achievement Award Folake Ani Mumuney- Group Head, Marketing & Communications, First Bank Holdings
Outstanding Contribution to Public Speaking Kafui Dey, Corporate MC

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