The members of Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria (EXMAN), one of the sectoral groups within the integrated marketing communication sub-sector undertook a major review of its ethics and disciplinary code as well as constitution at the 5th annual general meeting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
During the AGM, the Association complied with its constitutional provision to elect Mr. Olurotimi Rhodes of Voyance Marketing as publicity secretary to fill the void left behind by Gil Kimani.
According to the participants, the just concluded 5th AGM of EXMAN, in Calabar was the best and was described as an engaging workshop with several far-reaching decisions.
The Association’s President Mr. Kehinde Salami said that, “the AGM had its highest turnout in the association’s history with 42 participants and it was adjudged to be the most engaging, with several notable achievements.
“The executive team achieved 80 per cent of its set objectives to date with a promise to go further in line with its AGM theme, Moving Forward,” he said.
Specific highlights at the AGM included a comprehensive constitution review, ethics and disciplinary code enhancement which will now be infused into the existing code of conduct document, bye-election for a new Publicity Secretary with Mr. Rotimi Rhodes of Voyance Marketing Limited emerging as the winner.
Auditors, Gbenga Badejo & Co was also on ground to render account of the Association’s books, while all Chairmen of committees gave account of their stewardship over the past one year. Having served its constitutional provision of one year in office, the Executive Management team was re-elected to continue in office for another term of one year.
Salami said, “There was a commitment from all members to accelerate the drive for the EXMAN certified brand ambassadors program as well as actively support the special projects committee on the Somewhere in Naija initiative, a unique online platform that promotes identified local talents on a single portal.”
Recording another first, the Salami led executive team inducted one out-of-Lagos agency and three new members into the association bringing the total number of certified agencies to 42 members. The four new members are Tricom Marketing Communications Ltd, Stiinos Marketing Ltd, Multi-NZ Nigeria Ltd and Communication Facilitators Ltd. The AGM rounded off with a gala night event dinner and dance.
EXMAN is the trade association that protects, promotes and regulates the activities of certified players within the experiential marketing industry in Nigeria. With a vision to be the respected force for the growth of Nigeria’s brands through meaningful experiences, EXMAN is committed to improving standards while driving professionalism in the experiential space in a conscious bid to add value to all stakeholders along the marketing services value chain.