A Week Of Arrests, Scandals, And Other PR Problems…

So you’ve heard all the drama surrounding the President’s cancelled visit to Ogoni land. You’ve read the dirty details of the fight involving Skales, his manager and Baseline Records. You’ve seen the twists and turns in the case of Runtown and Eric Manny Entertainment. These are just some of the events presenting an opportunity for us to solve PR problems and take learnings.  Join us on Facebook, on Tuesday June 7, 2016, to discuss the PR lessons from these and more.

On the other side of the world, rapper, JayZ is not ashamed of his drug dealing past as he responded to critics on Pusha T’s new track, Drug Dealers Anonymous. Brands have a lot to learn from celebrities like JayZ, on managing reputations and building brands. Our in-house hip-hop heads will add their own perspectives during our Facebook Live chat next week.

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Speaking of hip hop, did you see NET‘s amazing Democracy Day Rap Report? Watch it here.

Congratulations are in order for our girlfriends…

Beat FM’s Toolz had her white wedding to Tunde Demuren last weekend in Dubai, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi celebrated the first anniversary of her shoe line, Gbemisoke Shoes, and Tosyn Bucknor got married in France. Three of our favourite women right there!

Announcements.

So Nigeria’s President Buhari has announced the Ogoniland Clean-up, stating that oil theft, illegal refining must stop. But his no-show in the Niger Delta appeared to be a bad PR move. Especially since this is the second cancelled trip in less than 2 weeks. Is Aso Rock getting communication right?

The Shuga limb Foundation Empowerment Project tagged the Gifted and Talented held on the 30th of May with Bimbo Ashiru, Abimbola Fashola, amongst others in attendance. Akin Shuga is one of the many Nigerians showing that physically-challenged people don’t have to be disabled.

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In PR news, Chief Executive Officer of CMC Connect, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, has been elected President of Africa Public Relations Association (APRA), the continent’s Public Relations Professionals Association.

Google now controls 12% of all global media spend! Here’s what you need to know about that.

Meanwhile, Healthcare in Nigeria is about to be transformed as Interswitch enhances the health sector with the launch of Interswitch Hospital Management Solutions (IHMS).

Looking to hire a creative agency? 

Read what you should look for in PR and creative agencies here. It was written by ID Africa COO, Femi Falodun. You can follow him on Twitter @hephef.

Riding that creativity train, we’re looking forward to attending the #DMWF in London later this month. #DMWF is a digital and social marketing conference which brings the world’s marketing community together to tackle the challenges and opportunities the digital future presents. Follow us on IG and Snapchat for inside access – @bhmng.

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On The BHM Front…

Our CEO, Ayeni Adekunle, taught, this week, at Chris Ihidero’s creative master class seriesStory Story. He advised participants to see beyond the present and prepare for the future by predicting and following digital trends. You can watch the video here.

Ayeni is also the keynote speaker at the 80th birthday of Fela’s first manager and Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije, on the 19th of June. More details here.

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