Nigeria’s multiple award-winning, foremost and most consistent marketing, brand and CSR publication, Brand Communicator has emerged Best Company in CSR Reporting for 2020 at the prestigious Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) held over the weekend at the Oriental Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Brand Communicator made it to the final nomination stage after a stiff and competitive process that had Channels Television-which has won consistently for years- and Arise Television News making the final nomination In the Best Company in CSR Reporting: Media (Television, Print, Radio, Online) category.
Speaking on the award, Joshua Ajayi, the Publisher of Brand Communicator expressed gratitude to God for the feat, explaining that the award is an indication that Brand Communicator’s efforts over the past years in promoting and reporting sustainability has not gone in vain.
“At Brand Communicator, we are passionate about CSR and sustainability reporting. We have done this consistently year in and out. We do this because we know brands and organisations are doing so much in this space. Reporting this consistently and conscientiously is our way of promoting sustainability practices within Nigeria.
“We are glad to be recipients of this prestigious award. We are aware that the reward for good work is more work. Therefore, we will not be resting on our laurels but we will keep working hard with excellence as our watchword as we keep up our beat in promoting sustainability in this market,” he said.
Four years ago, Awesome Communications, Publishers of Brand Communicator was nominated for the Best Small and Medium Company of the Year category at the 10th edition of the SERAS in 2016 while Brand Communicator’s writer/reporter, Agada Jeremiah was nominated for the award for CSR Reporting same year. In 2017 and 2018, the publication was first runner-up consecutively, coming up behind Channels TV.
Beyond the SERAS, Brand Communicator has won several accolades for its extraordinary reportage of Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) industry stories. It was awarded the prestigious LaPRIGA PR Magazine of the Year Award (Print) by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos State chapter in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for its commitment to upholding the “highest professional standard in publishing and journalism.”
The SERAS began in 2007 when the very first edition held at Lagos, Nigeria. Over the years, the SERAS, which is Africa’s first and foremost recognition or accolade for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, has grown to become one of the most credible, the biggest, and most glamorous business award on the continent of Africa.
It has therefore inevitably become the gold standard award for CSR and sustainability on the continent of Africa, having drawn participation from 19 countries from around the continent so far.
In the last 13 years, the awards have attracted over 1242 entries from over 300 organisations. The thorough awards process that ensures physical verification and documentation of projects entered via site photography, videos, and interviews of various stakeholders, has visited over 5000 project locations around Africa.
Over the same period, there has been 240 competitive awards winners, 20 honorary award winners, five sustainability champions and 13 overall winners of the most coveted award of The Most Responsible Business in Africa.