Find Advertising, Marketing and PR expertise in Nigeria

The advertising, marketing and PR industries in Nigeria are diverse and growing. Professionals in this field often work in-house although specialised advertising, marketing and PR firms do exist. In addition, global brands WPP which has 12 subsidiaries in Nigeria as well as BBDO and Saatchi and Saatchi which also have a presence within the country.

The industry has increased enormously in size and popularity in the first decade if the 21st century; spending on advertising has gone from US$52 million in 2003 to $633 million in 2010. Advertisers are noticing that this boom in industry does not necessarily equate to brand awareness as many advertisements follow a similar pattern or colour scheme; increasingly successful companies are those which break away from the national norms.

Marketers and advertisers also have to be aware of Nigeria’s diverse population and make their campaigns ideologically or culturally appropriate to certain regions. For example, the northern regions of Nigeria are principally populated by Muslims whereas the Christian population is largely to be found in the south which, advertisers have found, means that different tactics must be used to appeal to these different groups.

There are three Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) affiliated institutions in Nigeria, all of which are in the major city of Lagos; other institutions offer non CIM affiliated courses. The leading organisation for PR training and qualification is the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) which is also the main, statutory industry body.

The National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN) is the leading industry body and anyone wishing to practice as a marketing professional in the country must be affiliated. The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) was established in 1928 and promotes the interests of outdoor advertisers in the country.

Advertising, Marketing and PR organisations in Nigeria
Abusco & Associates
Adland Ltd
Barbwilloms Ltd
Benchima Communications
Consumer Links Ltd
Conwells Ltd
Creative Edge Ltd
Diamond Network Ltd
Earthslink Communications
Eminent Communications Ltd
FIIZ Communications Ltd
Gemo Consults & Communications Ltd
Greentones Ltd
Homitex Communications
Impactplus Communications Ltd
Logical Communications Ltd
LTC Advertising Ltd
Marjiqual Ltd
National Institute of Marketing
Noah's Ark
Oga Williams Ltd
Patike Communications Ltd
Pertcom & Partners Ltd
Resnova
Rizrose Communications Ltd
Speedex Communications Ltd
Steve Rachael & Associates Ltd
Uniworld Advertising Ltd
Vigeo Ltd
Waterstone Communications Ltd
Wing Communications Ltd