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Father’s Day is around the corner and finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life need not be a stressful exercise. Where do you even begin? Going to a shopping mall and hunting for a present is not always an option because of time constraints, why not try find the perfect gift…

Thursday, November 13 was a remarkable day for me. A day in which I sat through two intriguing, research-driven presentations on emerging trends among two segments of the Nigerian society: entrepreneurs and the youth population (I understand that the new fancy word for describing them is ‘millennials’, meaning people between the ages of 18 and…

To the uninitiated, ‘LTP’ is an acronym for ‘Let Them Pay’ which is itself a euphemism for ‘Commercial News’ or ‘News of Commercial Value’, the aberrant Nigerian practice by which corporate organizations are made to pay for radio and television news coverage of their activities. Now no one is really sure how this anomaly started,…

From thought provoking motivational messages to threatening reprimands of superiors, “think outside the box” has become so cliché that it has turned to the most popular career school motto (fictitiously). The efficacy of this slogan cannot be ignored as evidence proves that the ability to think outside the box makes you stand above your competitors…

One of the greatest issues graduates face is getting a job with no experience to show prospective employers. Companies seem to place more weight on industry experience when recruiting for jobs with good pay. Of course some international companies recruit fresh graduates for their low level executive positions but if you want to get your…

Teddy, your colleague, just informed you he had completed your share of a joint task. Yippee, you reached out for a friendly hug but his body odour overwhelmed your intention.

Change is dynamic. Change is the only constant thing in life. It has been said that it is really futile to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. So in essence, change is good. It’s easy to get comfortable in a zone. Your life falls into one routine…

By now you would probably have heard – and rightly so – that the 2014 edition of the Global PR Summit was a huge success. This international conference  – this year’s being the third in the series – is organized and hosted annually by Paul Holmes, CEO and Publisher of ‘The Holmes Report’ – arguably…

First of all, no disrespect to whom this may fall on; most people don’t like to be called clowns but that’s what they are really; the jolly good fellow who lights up a room and eases up the tension in an already pressurized work-place.

Scenario 1: A multinational company invites a short-list of PR agencies to pitch for its Corporate PR business. They are made to go through the process of an EOI (Expression of Interest) and even sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The agencies then proceed with their preparations, some going as far as commissioning expensive research…

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