NOVELPOTTA Y&R, one of the integrated marketing communications firms in West and Central Africa regions has changed its identity to Y&R.
The announcement was made by the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Celey Okogun alongside some senior staff of the organization at a press conference held in Lagos.
Explaining the reason for the new identity, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Celey Okogun said: “Y&R Lagos is a demonstration of the considerable brand affinity between the network and us. The network has decided to play up our strengths and the values that bind us together. That’s the Y&R brand. Thus, affiliate offices and strategic partners were migrated to become Y&R brands in their cities or countries.
“We are particularly delighted that Nigeria is one of such offices selected. It is an opportunity for us to redouble our efforts therein adding value to the businesses of our various clients and the creative industry in Nigeria generally. We are, therefore, happy to announce that effective today the organization formerly known as NOVELPOTTA Y&R is now Y&R LAG or Y&R Lagos whichever you prefer.
“Yes, the change has occurred but the values associated with us over the years remain. It’s deliberate. Take a look at the new logo: NOVELPOTTA, our very first name by which some of you still refer to us is present. Y&R, our second name, which merged with the latter to become NOVELPOTTA Y&R is alive and vivid”.
Chinenye Godsproperty John, Head of Production enthused: “The new identity places a premium on Y&R with an uncompromising visual appeal and in turn places a responsibility on us as local affiliate to uphold the deep connectedness of Y&R as a Global Boutique. We find the simplicity of the new logo quite engaging and attractive to all stakeholders”.
NOVELPOTTA was founded in 2001, and in 2002 became NOVELPOTTA Y&R which was as a result of its early affiliation to the globally renowned Young & Rubicam worldwide.
Within a short period of its existence, the agency became a household name, servicing businesses across different sectors of the economy on the strength of the creative prowess it brought into the industry. Ten years ago, the organization extended its frontiers by becoming the first Nigerian advertising agency to establish a wholly owned office outside the shores of the country. Today, Y&R Douala (formerly NOVELPOTTA Y&R Cameroon) is the Francophone sub-hub for French territories in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and in the CEMAC region.