Proper use of social media important for organizational growth-new media conference 2016
Over 300 keyNew Media players -Nigerian brand custodians, agency representatives, social media influencers, celebrities, and subject matter experts participated in the 2nd edition of the New Media Conference organized by TosinAjibade–Olorisupergal; which held on May 27th, 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki, Lagos.
The conference themed “Business Unusual: Nurturing a more Vibrant New Media industry in Nigeria”included well moderated sessions, brand exhibitions and key takeaways.In-depth conversations were facilitated around new media practice in Nigeria while highlighting the numerous opportunities for growth for new media practitioners – bloggers, digital strategists, agencies, government institutions, non-governmental organizations.
“This year’s conference is particularly important,” said conference organizer, Ms. Tosin Ajibade “we converged to articulate interests and inputs from stakeholders in the Nigerian online/digital media space and seek to turn the results of that conversation to real-world uses.”
The key note speaker for the conference, Lola Masha;Country Manager for OLX Nigeria pointed out that a key element of organizational growth is good use ofsocial media platforms ‘’New media has given brands a fundamental quality boost with added details and a better reach’’. She reiterated.
Speaking on regulating social media, Femi Falodun Team Lead at ID Africa said government needs to have a proper understanding of the dynamics of social media in order for it to be properly regulated.
SeyiSowunmi and Toke Bright emerged as the two best participants of the NMC Showcase, each of them got a scholarship worth three hundred thousand naira from Orange Academy.
OlusholaAromokun of Digify Bytes took a session on Content Marketing.
The conference was hosted by OscarOyinsan and VimbaiMunithiri.
The conference featured other industry experts such as:AdaoraMbelu-Dania, Ono Bello, AibeeAbidoye,RemiOgunkoya,SubomiPlumptre,JumokeOkikiolu, ChineduAbili-Mordi, Femi Falodun, OkechukwuOfili, Joy Isi Bewaji, SeunOnigbinde, MohiniUfeli, Bankole Femi, ChineduAzodoh, AdenikeAkinsemolu, SegunAdaju,Kayikunmi Stefan, BankoleTemitayo andOlubunmiAyodele.
The conference had five different panels and were moderated by ToluBalogun, BolanleOlukanni, AboladeOwoeye, SanusiIsmaila and Princess Abumere.
The New Media Conference is a platform foraggregating the views of key New Media players and stakeholders in order to chart growth in marketing and advertising standards in the Nigerian online/digital media space.
The conference had NEST Digital Agency as its official digital partner; it was proudly supported by: Samsung Nigeria, OLX Nigeria, Bella Naija, HotSauce, Orange Academy. Other partners include Design Hub, World Bay Tech, Information Nigeria, Helen Events Blog, Naija Loaded, Guardian Life, Pulse NG, Y!Naija, Hip TV, Goldmyne TV, Onobello.com, Alleb Media, Naij.com, Sesema PR, NewsWireNGR, TheTrentOnline, Jiji.ng, RoyalRoots TV, Ebonylife TV, Expoze Mag & PR.
The New Media Conference was powered by Olorisupergal.
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