Mr. Adetokunbo Modupe, the founder/Chief Consultant of TPT International Limited, one of West Africa’s leading PR agencies, is the Guest Speaker at the Lagos unveiling of The Podium International Magazine scheduled to hold on June 7, 2002, at CLAM Events Centre, CLAM Avenue, Off Ogunnusi Road, Omole Phase 1 Bus Stop, Lagos, from 10 am.
Mr. Modupe, the foremost Public Relations thought leader, will be speaking on Branding and Entrepreneurship: Myths and Realities, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Brand Stewards Limited, organisers of the event and publishers of The Podium Magazine.
Renowned for his creativity and relentlessly ambitious spirit, Toks, as he is fondly called by friends and professional colleagues, is one of Nigeria’s most innovative PR professionals. With his creative ingenuity, he consults for top-notch clients across sectors such as Telecommunications, Energy, Banking, Food & beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Media, Real Estate, Education, and Government. He has won several awards including PR personality of the decade by Marketing Edge Magazine and Best PR Company of the year 2021.
The Podium is a general interest magazine that started with an online edition in 2019 via www.thepodiummedia.com. The print edition which was unveiled in 2021 in major American cities such as Houston, Indianapolis, Maryland, and New York, was critically acclaimed by Nigerians and African-Americans. It currently circulates in all these cities.
Following its successful debut in the United States of America, The Podium Magazine is unveiling its Nigeria/UK edition on June 7, 2022, in continuation of its global unveiling. According to a schedule released by Brand Stewards Limited, the magazine will also be formally presented to Nigerians in London on June 18, Canada on August 5, and South Africa on October 1. Dates for the Germany, and Belgium unveiling will soon be finalized.
Mr. Ademola Akinbola, Publisher of The Podium Magazine, said that the mission of the Magazine is to celebrate Nigerian professionals, business managers, and entrepreneurs with verifiable means of livelihood. “We focus on sharing success stories so that others can learn and be inspired. We want to be known for identifying, showcasing, and serenading Nigerians’ success stories all over the world as a way of positively projecting the image of Nigeria”, he added.
Mr. Akinbola disclosed that The Podium TV is expected to come on stream before the end of the year.
Mr. Akinbola is an experienced Journalist, Author, Publisher, Digital marketing, Brand, and Reputation Management professional. For close to three decades, he successfully managed the brand management and marketing communication functions at leading national and international organisations. He enjoyed successful media practice at The Guardian, West African Pilot, Punch, and This Day newspapers during which he collaborated with different teams to revolutionize business reporting and advance the frontiers of Financial Journalism in Nigeria.
He is the author of four books – Building Enduring Corporate Reputation (first published in 2005 and reviewed under a new title, Built to Endure in 2010); It’s a Brand U World (2013); How to Brand Yourself and Your Business (2018). He is also the author of Who’s Who in Ile-Oluji (published in 1994, 2003, 2011, and 2016). As a community development enthusiast, he has been publishing Ile-Oluji Times, Nigeria’s first international community-focused newspaper since 2011, as a way of promoting Ile-Oluji, headquarters of Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He holds a Master of Communication & Language Arts degree from the University of Ibadan and an M.Sc. Digital Marketing degree of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is a certified trainer affiliated with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), Dublin, Ireland. He is well travelled, having visited Ireland, UK, USA, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, and Canada in personal and official capacities.
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