Business News of Friday, 14 July 2017
Djembe Communications, a pioneering Pan-African communications consultancy, has officially launched its expanded office in Labone, Ghana, on Thursday, July 13 and also announced their merge with The One Event (TOE), a leading Ghanaian public relations and events management agency.
Speaking to Ghanaweb at the official launch, the Country Manager for Djembe Communications Toyin Dania said they have been opened for business in the last 19 months but have now successfully merged with The One Event in order to let their clients understand who they are and what they have for them.
According to her, combining Djembe’s award-winning international corporate communications and financial public relations capabilities with The One Event’s consumer healthcare PR and event expertise presents a strong offering to existing and potential clients in Ghana and West Africa.
“Djembe Communications are now open to business, we’ve been opened for business for the last 19 months but we’ve now merged with The One Event who’ve got fantastic track record here in the ground and they are going to merge their capabilities with us”.
“The reason we are celebrating is because we really want people to understand that we are a partner of choice. When we come onto the market we are not going to tell you what to do, we are going to listen to you, we going to make sure your brief fits what exactly what you want to do. And then once we found out what you really want, we will start looking at the trends and start highlighting different areas for you to then tap into based on the work we are doing with you”, she said.
She further stated that her team looks forward to supporting new and existing clients to deliver successful and impactful communications programs for clients with a particular commitment to both Anglophone and Francophone West Africa so language won’t be a barrier for them as they work here.
Djemba Communications is into media training, branding and design, consumer marketing, events management, reputation management and stakeholder engagement.
In addition to a presence in Accra, Djembe is present in Angola, Mozambique, Morocco, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
About Djembe Communications
Named after the West African drum, Djembe Communications is an independently owned, pioneering pan-African consultancy with a mission to become the communications partner of choice in sub-Saharan Africa by combining global expertise, local market capabilities and customised solutions to deliver best-in-class services to clients.
Djembe comprises an organically grown international network with local market presence in Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, UAE and the USA.
The consultancy’s continued expansion builds on its remarkable success achieved in just one year and a half by providing leading industry recognised capabilities.
In 2016, Djembe won the Stevie Bronze Award for the 2016 Public Relations Agency of the Year for the Middle East and Africa category and Two IPRA Golden World Awards for [the] launch of New Service Category for Djembe Insights and Publications category for Djembe Insights report.
Sweeping the Awards in Angolan markets, the Consultancy won the Lusos Awards 2016 edition for Agency of the Year award for PR specifically for Angola, Lusophone Agency of the Year award for PR and a Bronze for Djembe’s CSR ‘My Dream’ project in Angola.
Djembe also gained international recognition by winning the In2 SABRE Award in the Best Live Event category for the Djembe Insights Roundtables and honoured to have won four prizes at the 2016 edition of the Hermes Creative Awards.