Public relations agencies, organizations Digest 2020 Communication Awards spokesperson bag

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Public relations agencies, organizations Digest 2020 Communication Awards spokesperson bag

Spokespersons Digest has announced the winners of the various categories of its inaugural Spokesperson Awards (TSA) 2020.

The Spokespersons Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, focuses on key advertising and strategic communications issues and trends in the PR industry.

Announcing the winners, Jury Chairman Dr Sule Yau Sule said the award process was the result of a rigorous, painstaking and highly competitive exercise conducted by a committee of seasoned communication academics, specialists public relations and public communicators.

He said panel members included Dr Saudat Baki from the University of Ilorin; Mr. Peter Oyeneye, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations; Mallam Kabir Alabi Garba, editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper; and Ms. Josie Mudathir, a seasoned public communicator.

Other members included Mr. Samuel Adeyemi, a quintessential media strategist; Mr. Inyene Ibanga, digital communication expert and TechDigest editor; Mr. Cashmir Chyna, a political communicator and Mr. Kabir Olanrewaju of Spokespersons Digest is the panel secretary.

Dr Sule said 113 applications had been received while 35 organizations were shortlisted as finalists and another 18 as finalists for communication agencies.

He said that the 12 award categories had winners from different organizations and individuals while 9 communication companies were also identified as the best agencies of the year 2020 in the respective categories.

Nine PR agencies won different award categories. These are CMC Connect for media relations; Brooks and Blakes for the press release, Red Gecko for community relations and TPT International for corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Others include Freshminds for employee relations, Cutting Edge Communication for crisis communications, Re-Ignite Public Affairs for public affairs category, Red Media for social media and Direct Contact Communication for event management category.

Meanwhile, public and private sector organizations that have implemented outstanding and results-oriented communication strategies have also won different categories of awards. These include Airpeace and Dangote who jointly won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category after receiving equal votes from the judges. The other winners are the National Drug Enforcement Agencies (NDLEA) for the Media Relations category; Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for press releases and National Communication Commission (NCC) for social media

The others are the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for community relations, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for the Employee Relations category, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the Crisis Communication and Higher Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for Public Affairs.

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Lagos and Abuja Chapters are awarded for Best Event Management and Best Chapter respectively.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ishola Ayodele and Advanced Management Academy (AMA) win the Scholar of the Year and Best Knowledge Development Hub categories respectively of the Awards.

By PRNigeria

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