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UBA Revolutionises eBanking, Introduces Leo, Chat Banking Personality on Social Media Platforms

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has today, changed the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker who enables customers make use of their social media accounts to carry out key banking transactions.   At the official launch of Leo, UBA’s Chat Banker, which took place in Lagos on Thursday, customers of the …

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Viacom Buys Influencer Marketing Firm WhoSay

Viacom is acquiring influencer marketing company WhoSay as it looks to regain its cachet among young viewers who have been increasingly turning to platforms like Snapchat and Instagram to consume content. Since 2010, WhoSay (with financing from CAA), has worked with influencers and celebrities like Cassadee Pope and Vanessa Williams, matching them with brands like McDonald’s and Aveeno to create …

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H&M Apologizes After Accusations of Racist Ad, Reviews ‘Internal Routines’

H&M has removed and apologized for an online ad depicting a black child in a sweatshirt with text reading “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” The image, which was viewable on the fast-fashion retailer’s U.K. site, drew controversy over the weekend as social media users noticed it and shared their outrage. By Monday morning, the Swedish brand had removed the image. …

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Fidelity Bank Partners SystemSpecs for Federal Collections via *770#

Top Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc is championing a ground breaking innovation in the collection of internally generated revenue (IGR). Working in conjunction with SystemSpecs, a leading electronic financial transactions company and owners of Remita, Fidelity Bank has launched a more convenient collection and remittance of Federal Government Revenues via its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channel (*770#). The solution, …

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LaPRIGA Awards: Brand Communicator Honoured As PR Magazine Of The Year

Nigeria’s most consistent premium frontline all gloss brand and marketing communication magazine, Brand Communicator has been awarded the prestigious PR Magazine of the Year Award (Print) by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Lagos State chapter. The award presentation took place at the annual Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) night, which held at Four Point by Sheraton, …

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Prima Garnet and Ogilvy & Mather Africa Reach Out-of-Court Dispute Settlement

Leading Marketing Communications organisations reach an amicable resolution of longstanding dispute, as a Lagos High Court enters the Settlement Agreement of the parties as Consent Judgment and effectively brings the matter to a closure. Prima Garnet Communications Limited and Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV have announced that they have reached an amicable settlement over a previous affiliation dispute. The settlement …

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Destination Marketing: Ile Ife Set To Host Heritage Marathon

  The ancient City of Ile Ife, South-Western State of Osun, Nigeria is set to host its first international marathon race tagged Ile Ife Heritage Marathon on February 4th 2018. Speaking on the proposed international destination marathon race on behalf of the Ile Ife Heritage Marathon Organization (IHMO), the Race Director, Adedayo Akinbode said; “We are excited to announce the …

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TBWA\CONCEPT’s ‘Made in Aba Campaign’, supported by Ford Foundation,wins Africa\Middle East Grand Prix award

  The TBWA Africa\Middle East Network comprising Creative, PR and Digital Agencies from 26 countries  across Africa and the Middle East, gathered in Durban, South Africa for its annual Leadership Conference  between 27th November and 1st December. Conference ended with the  award night, dubbed “Africannes” celebrating creativity, craft and effectiveness of campaigns over the last 12 months. The Proudly Made …

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Heal the World Movement Empowers Over 200 People

In a swift  move to   curb the spate of  increasing  unemployment in Nigeria ,  Heal The  World  Movement ,  a Christian charity organisation  with headquarters  in Lagos, Nigerian  and branches within the country and globally,   recently  organised  a  one month  free  skill  acquisition/empowerment  for   young  men , women  and elderly  widows  . The   skill acquisition  empowerment which was   geared  towards …

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The Race for 9mobile

In a matter of days, a new owner will be announced for the country’s fourth largest telecom network, 9mobile. The company, which was hitherto known as Etisalat, ran into troubled waters when it could not meet its obligations of $1.2billion to a consortium of 13 banks that were asking for the loan repayment with accrued interests. This forced its United …

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