The Corporate Communications Awards, the first of its kind award event in Nigeria aimed at celebrating outstanding achievements in Nigeria’s Corporate Communications industry.

The event which brought together eminent personalities for an evening of fine music, networking and gala held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The award event.

Winners emerged via nominations by Corporate Communications professionals, public voting as well as deliberations by members of the Advisory Board and from various industries including the media, academia and corporate communications.

Winners were presented with an attractive plaque in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Corporate Communications.

In attendance were industry players such as Yomi Badejo-Okunsanya, Anudeep Sharma, Usman Imanal, Irene Kayoma, Toyin Egbebi, Dooyum Okwong, Letshego amongst others.

Sesema PR, the organizers of the CCAS extends warm congratulations to all award winners. According to Tampiri Irimagha-Akemu, MD, Sesema PR; “The CCAs identified and rewarded the very best in Corporate Communications. The award event will be an annual feature of Nigeria’s corporate communications industry”.

Winners at the CCAS 2017 are:

Best use of video award- Jago Milk,“ for the winner in you”,

Best use of PR in entertainment award- Wedding party, Elfike Film Collective

Best use of PR in SME- Keex Tribe(Jide Ipaye)

Best use of individual PR award- Funke Akindele

Best rebranding project award- Union Bank

Campaign of the year award- Indomie’s “You Like No Other” campaign

Special media recognition was also given to Guardian, Ebonylifetv, and Bellanaija.

Alima Atta Excellence award- Francesca Uriri, founder, Leading Ladies Africa

Corporate communications professional of the year- Amaechi Okobi,Group Head, Communications & External Affairs, Access Bank Plc.

The CCAS also featured a competition for young graduates- The Corporate Communications Pitch Competition (CCPC). Deniran Oghenemine, a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin emerged winner in the IT/Digital aspect of the CCPC, while Steven Aghalu, a graduate of Mass Communication, also from the University of Benin emerged winner of the PR aspect of the CCPC. The winners were presented with cash prizes of N130, 000 each and a 6-months paid internship at Sesema Public relations.

To cap the event, Sesema PR marked its 15 anniversary with the cutting of its celebration cake.