The CEO of Media Panache, Mr. Timilehin Bello, has been named one of the Top 25 Innovators in Europe, Middle East and Africa by the Holmes Report, a global platform for Public Relations.
Mr. Bello, fondly called Big Timi, is the only Nigerian on the list which has 24 other innovators from various parts of the three continents, who were noted for making an exemplary impact in today’s marketing and communications era including brand and reputation management, social media strategy, among others.
He was named alongside a South African innovator, which brings the total of Africans on the list to two – with the other innovators coming from European and Middle Eastern countries such as Germany, Italy, UAE, and UK.
Commenting on the recognition, the young PR guru said: “We did it Nigeria! We did it! Being the only Nigerian on the list is beyond humbling – I am incredibly proud of the exponential growth our PR industry has achieved in recent times! I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported myself and Media Panache from the get-go. This God’s Grace is sufficient for us.”
The Holmes Report had described Mr. Bello, who heads one of Nigeria’s leading PR and Digital Marketing agencies, as an individual to watch in Africa’s PR industry; commending his approach to PR in Nigeria and how he has carved a remarkable niche for his company, Media Panache, since inception two years ago.
The platform listed some of his company’s most impressive projects handled to include Davido’s ’30 Billion Gang Concert’ and ‘Inspire Youngsters’; a campaign initiated by the company; to teach young Nigerians how to effectively use social media in the cotemporary world.
Other innovators listed alongside Mr. Bello include, Alex Brock; Head of Digital at Syneos Health Communications, Europe; Jim Hawker, co-founder of Threepipe in London; Sarah Gower, Managing Editor of Adidas in London; Abey Mokgwatsane, Managing Executive of Brand at Vodacom in South Africa, among others.
It will be recalled that Mr. Bello’s two years old PR firm won an award in the ‘Best Media Enterprise Category’ at the Future Awards Africa, last year.