Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has advised advertising practitioners on ways of growing the country’s economy for their benefit and that of the country in general.
The governor spoke in Abeokuta on Friday during opening of the 45th Annual General Meeting/Congress of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria.
Amosun was represented at the opening ceremony by Dayo Adeneye, Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy.
In the opening address delivered at the ceremony, the governor urged practitioners to stick to the ethical code of the profession, especially as politics is in the air, by avoiding divisive and inciting messages.
Amosun noted that it is by avoiding such that the country can attract more investors and advertising agencies, more clients.
The AGM/Congress, which has as its theme: “Growing the Economic Pot: The Role of Advertising,” attracted the cream of the profession as well prominent personalities from other fields.
The keynote address was delivered by John Momoh, CEO, Channels Media Group, who was represented by Kingsley Uranta, an Assistant General Manager of the company.
Momoh noted that the AGM has offered the industry another opportunity to review its processes.
He advised practitioners to keep track of changes in their practice so as to improve knowledge and efficiency.
He added that with new technologies, the impact of advertising is now more measurable.
Leading the discussion on the keynote address was Philip Isakpa, publisher of Business AM.
Isakpa was joined by Kelechi Nwosu, Managing Director, TBWA Concepts; and Lanre Adisa, Managing Director, Noah’s Ark.
Adisa noted that agencies have helped brands to grow, but added that many agencies are still traditional in orientation and need to reappraise their roles for improved efficiency and respect.
Nwosu observed that agencies need to create other things to remain relevant.
The ceremony was chaired by Sir Steve Omojafor, former president of the association.