Nigeria’s largest independent media agency, SBI Media Group’s Managing Director, Rotimi Bankole has been inducted into the Marketing Edge Hall of Fame amidst other top integrated marketing communications icons in Nigeria at the maiden edition of the Marketing Edge Hall of Fame.

Bankole’s induction was held alongside other inductees such as Dr. Biodun Shobanjo, Sir Steve Omojafor, Mr. Jimi Awosika, Mr. Udeme Ufot, Mrs. Iquo Uko, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, Steve Babaeko, Alhaji Garba-Bello Kankarofi amongst other finest industry minds who have shaped Nigeria’s creative space.

The Marketing Edge Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and honour gladiators in Nigeria’s Integrated Marketing Communications industry (IMC) who have made remarkable contributions in their various fields of endeavours. The maiden edition was held at the Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Speaking on the well-deserved honour, Rotimi Bankole, MD, SBI Media Group said: “I am excited about the induction, the recognition is a challenge for us to do more in what we know how to do best, this will keep inspiring us to go the extra mile in order to maintain the trailblazing position that we just got inducted into.

He added that: “Being able to understand creative business and ability to interpret and meet up with the demands and expectations of our various clients is what brought us here today, we will not relent”.

While reacting to the induction, Alison Oyome, SBI Media Group’s General Manager said “Massive congratulations to our MD on his induction into the Marketing Edge Hall of Fame; standing shoulders with creators of the marketing communications industry”.

Also speaking on the induction, Samuel Odusami, Assistant General Manager, SBI Media UK, stated “I am delighted that SBI’s contributions in the IMC industry is not going unnoticed. It’s indeed an honour well-deserved. In furtherance of our global vision, we will harness this well-deserved recognition to gain higher laurels ”.

The event had in attendance captains of industry and top dignitaries in the likes of Prof. Pat Utomi who gave the keynote speech, Dr. Lekan Fadolapo, Chief Executive Officer of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, former APCON Registrar among many others.

ABOUT Marketing Edge Hall of Fame

Induction into the Marketing Edge Hall of Fame acknowledges that the men and women made distinguished contributions to their respective fields of endeavour. That each has provided a crucial nexus between creativity and the economy.  That these innovative leaders have believed and still believe passionately in the evolutionary/revolutionary power of creativity. That all are exemplary lifelong creatives and have left lasting impressions on the illustrations and organisations they have founded and served.