Frost & Sullivan holds tenth annual African Best Practices award ceremony

19 September 2018

Global growth partnership consultancy Forst & Sullivan held the tenth edition of its annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership African Best Practices Awards in Cape Town this Week. The awards were organised in collaboration with the Public Investment Corporation and Arkadin, and saw representation from Tanzania, Nigeria and a number of others among the winners.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan holds its Best Practices Awards to applaud firms across the world that have demonstrated excellence in a range of domains, including superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development, among a range of others.

Recipients of the awards are selected by a dedicated team of analysts within the consulting firm, which not only conducts in-depth secondary research across industries, but also engages in primary research through interviews with market participants. The team examines the data to obtain an industry benchmark, based on which best practices are identified.

Forst & Sullivan holds tenth annual African Best Practices award ceremony

The objective of the awards, according to the firm, is to promote excellence and innovation in markets across the world through recognition. Frost & Sullivan’s Africa Best Practices award ceremony was held this week in Cape Town, and awards were presented to firms from across the continent.

The event began with a presentation from Frost & Sullivan Partner and African Operations Director Hendrik Malan, who offered insights on Global Mega Trends. A talk from the Head of Research at the Public Investment Corporation Sholto Dolamo followed, focusing on the importance of innovation and supporting startups.

Categories at the ceremony included Energy & Environment, Transformational Health, Digital Transformation and Mobility, among others. A number of the recipients were from South Africa, although there was some representation from other regions as well, particularly the economically lucrative region of East Africa.

Some prominent firms to receive awards include Rift Valley Energy Tanzania, which received a Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership award, as did Nigerian pharmaceutical production and distribution firm Fidson healthcare.

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Chain Reactions Nigeria wins awards in technology and reputation management

23 April 2019

Lagos-based public relations and communications consultancy Chain Reactions Nigeria has bagged two separate accolades, one at the globally renowned SABRE Awards and the Western African Pitcher Awards. The firm was recognised for its use of technology and its adept reputation management.

The firm works in the public relations and integrated communications domain, offering a broad suite of services including strategy development, government relations, reputation management, crisis management and content strategy development, among a number of others.

Chain Reactions Nigeria was established in 2006 in Lagos, and has since grown to have an international profile. The firm is currently an exclusive Affiliate of Chicago-based Edelman, which is currently the largest public relations network across the globe, operating in 65 countries.

Chain Reactions Nigeria wins awards in technology and reputation management

At the end of last year, the firm began leveraging Facebook as a platform for publicising its events and products in Nigeria as well as across the broader region of West Africa. This work has now been recognised at the SABRE Awards, through a Certificate of Excellence in the Technology Category.

Alongside its work in the online domain, the firm has done well to navigate the increasingly comptetitive public relations market in Nigeria. As Nigeria has become an economic centre for West Africa, the demand for public relations services has grown tremendously, prompting the public sector to ensure that minimum standards are met in the sector.

Chain Reactions has been meeting these standards. The firm supported newly established Polari Bank with its issue and reputation management in Nigeria, in the wake of a barrage of negative feedback that the bank received when it was first incorporated. For this, the firm received the Silver Award in the Reputation Management Category at the Pitcher Awards in Lagos.

Commenting on the recognition, Managing Director at the firm Israel Jaiye Opayemi said, “These awards will motivate us further to continue to offer more innovative solutions and creativity in solving problems for our clients. The awards boost our commitment to delivering outstanding work in Nigeria’s PR and integrated marketing communications ecosystem.”