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AAAN concludes LAIF award plans, holds creative seminar

By Princewill Ekwujuru
Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has concluded plan to hold the 2009 edition  of it’s  Creative Awards tagged “Lagos  Advertising  and Ideas Festival” (LAIF),  fourth in the series, as it holds creative awards seminar and exhibition this week
The Creative Awards was initiated in 2005  to fill a critical gap in the dearth of creative ratings and rewards for the Professionalism.

The intention is to continue to encourage practitioners to greater heights in the development of strong and original ideas as well as the execution of such ideas. In line  with global practices, the Association has  invited eminent senior practitioners as members of the 2009 Jury.  The Jury will be led by Mr. Hulley Nicholas, the Creative Director of TBWA/ HUNT/LASCARIS.  A South African, Hulley was the most awarded Creative Director at the just concluded 2009 edition of the  Cannes Award, held in France.  He  will be joined by Mr. Jean  Nkenpsa  of  Bates from Cameroun.

The  Nigeria Jury led by Mr. Stevie Laoye, former Vice Chairman of STB_McCann Lagos,  and Managing Director/CEO of Dencil Limited and others. In another development, the association said that before the award proper,  it will hold the annual creative awards seminar and exhibition by 18 September, 2009 in Lagos.

The association also stated that the objectives of the seminar is to  connect advertisers, agencies and the service providers, parade of the newest creative technology in town, improve the local content of marketing communication materials. In addition to create opportunity to build/improve its customer base, create an avenue for regular exchange of new ideas, quicken the local industry pace of development, attract investment to the marketing communication industry and align with global practices.

While discussant includeMr. Olu  Akanmu, Director, Retail Banking-Bank PHB, Mr. Kelechi Nwosu, CEO, TBWA/Concept, and  Mr. Kola Oyeyemi _ General Manager _ MTN and others..


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