Author Archives: PR

Understanding Public Relations

We hear about Public Relations all the time but most times, it is used in ways that does not reflect the real functions and intentions of the profession. To understand PR, you have to know what it means. At Mediacraft, we say ‘Public Relations’ is the aggregation of the (deliberate, planned and sustained) communications/engagements between

Stanbic IBTC Bank Reiterates Commitment To Grow The Fintech Industry

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of the Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has reiterated its commitment to support the growth of the financial technology (fintech) industry in Nigeria. Olusola Carrena, Executive Director and Head, Corporate Finance, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC disclosed this during the Fintech Teach-In Session themed: ”Understanding FinTech in Africa”. The event held

Fact Not Fiction: Funke Akindele Tells Nigerians How to Stay Safe

With the confirmation of the first COVID-19 (Corona) Virus case in Nigeria, let’s just say there has been a lot of information moving around, especially on the ever-faithful WhatsApp mummy grapevine. Thankfully Funke Akindele, a mother of two herself, is giving us only the facts. Photo Credit: Instagram Dettol Nigeria In a public service announcement,

About Visual Storytelling, a Good Ghanaian Guy in Lagos and Stuff I Said at Social Media Week

On Monday, February 24, 2020, I joined three other Nigerian marketing communication professionals on a panel to discuss Africa’s visual economy at Social Media Week Lagos. The session was hosted by PICHA, a platform providing curated, diverse Afrocentric visuals that enable brands and businesses tell richer stories that include modern Africans. The panel featured Obianuju

Standard Bank issues inaugural green bond

Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (“SBSA”) has issued its first ever green bond, via private placement with IFC, a development finance institution focused on the private sector, part of the World Bank Group. It is a 10-year facility with the express purposes of raising capital for use in on-lending by Standard Bank Group’s (SBG)

Stanbic IBTC Plays Key Role In The Restructuring of A.G. Leventis Nigeria

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has played a key role in the restructuring of A.G Leventis Nigeria. Two of the company’s subsidiaries were involved in the implementation of a minority buyout and delisting of A.G Leventis from the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited acted as Financial Adviser to

5 Reasons Why You Should Register For NECLive8

For the past seven years, NECLive has run as an intensive full day, nine-hour event featuring powerful panel sessions, insights from industry leaders and critically innovative conversations. However for 2020, a new programme format has now been introduced which features various events, activities and experiences over a three-day period. NECLive will hold at the Landmark

Stanbic IBTC PLC Continues To Drive Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has continued in its efforts to support the Federal Government’s drive to achieve a 95 percent financial inclusion rate by 2024. The foremost financial institution reaffirmed its commitment to further deepen financial inclusion in the country during the masterclass session tagged “Tech and Financial Inclusion”