Ogilvy Shines At IPR Awards

Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo (middle) and other officials of Ogilvy Ghana receiving the awards

Ogilvy Ghana, PR and advertising company, has won three awards at the 2017 Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards held at the La-Palm Beach Hotel in Accra.

The company beat off competition from 13 others to take home three awards out of four nominations.

The awards included PR Campaign of the Year, and Best Community Relations Programme of the Year for the Ghanaians Against Child Abuse (GACA) campaign.

The award for Best in Social Media Communications was for work done for Coca-Cola’s Coke Studio Africa.

Regional Managing Director for Ogilvy Africa, Akua Owusu-Nartey, said: “Investing in our PR practice is one of the best things we’ve done as a business. It has allowed us to harness the PR capability we are known for on a global scale within the region for several clients. The PR Team has done a phenomenal job adding value to our clients’ businesses, and we look to the future with optimism.”

Now in its seventh year, the IPR Excellence Awards is recognised as the leading awards for organisations and individuals operating in Ghana’s public relations space.

The event, which was on the theme, “Deriving Value from Values: a test for Corporate Governance” brought together various communications and public relations stalwarts.

Speaking on the company’s awards, Ogilvy’s PR Business Lead, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo said: “As a fairly new practice that has done PR projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast, it’s refreshing for the team to be recognised after two years in one of our key markets. At Ogilvy we believe in purpose driven PR so everything we do for our clients is tailored towards measurable impact. With a focus on new media and digital influence, we are pushing the limits on traditional PR.”

Ogilvy Africa is the largest network agency in Africa with offices in 24 countries and 900 employees across Central, East and West Africa.