P&G's Always and Ariel Brands Win BusinessDay Generation Next Awards
Lagos--Friday, August 02, 2013: Ariel Detergent and Always Sanitary pad, leading brands from consumer goods company, Procter and Gamble (P&G) Nigeria, both bagged awards at the 2013 BusinessDay Generation Next Survey Awards.
Always was conferred with the award of 'Coolest Sanitary pad 2013' while household detergent Ariel received the 'Coolest Detergent 2013' award at the awards ceremony organized by HDI Youth Marketers in collaboration with Business Day newspaper in Lagos last weekend. Oral B toothpaste was also nominated for an award in the category for toothpastes.
Remarking on the awards, P&G's Company and Femcare communication manager, Miss. Tomiwa Akande, said," P&G is honored by this special recognition for two of our flagship brands in Nigeria. The company is dedicated to making everyday life a little better for all Nigerians. One of the ways we do this is by providing innovative world class brands, the latest product innovation, technology and standards to meet the needs and budgets of our Nigerian consumers. The awards show that our brands are appreciated by consumers across Nigeria and for this we are truly grateful".
The Managing Director, HDI Youth Marketers, Mr. Joko Okupe said the awards were conferred on brands based on results of a recently concluded survey in the country. “The survey was in three stages. There was the poll building, then the submission of entries, and then the focus group discussion to collate findings. HDI aims to make meaningful and memorable differences in the lives of youths in Africa and to understand the fast-changing dynamics of youth culture and their behavior”, Mr. Okupe said.
In his welcome address at the event, the Editor–in-chief for Business Day newspapers, Professor Jemie Onwuchekwa said “It is important to note that the youth constitute approximately 60 percent of the Nigerian population. This is very large and they are therefore a force to reckon with. They are primary consumers of several brands, influencers of some brands and the future market for most brands.”
Procter And Gamble Nigeria
Established in 1992, P&G Nigeria is an important investor, manufacturer, technology transfer agent, employer and exporter. P&G produces Ariel Detergent, Bonux Detergent, Pampers Disposable Diapers, Always Sanitary Pads and Vicks Throat Drops in Nigeria and employs over 3,000 direct and indirect employees through its general office in Lagos and manufacturing facilities in Ibadan. The company is now expanding across West Africa with a central business and production hub in Nigeria and a new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing plant under construction in Ogun State Nigeria.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
Editor-in-chief, Business Day Newspaper, Prof. Onwuchekwa Jemie, Corporate Communications Manager, Procter and Gamble, Olatomiwa Akande and MD/CEO, HDI Youth Marketeers, Joko Okupe at the 2013 Business Day Generation Next Survey Awards held in Lagos where P&G's Ariel and Always brands received awards for their categories
Editor-in-chief, Business Day Newspaper, Prof. Onwuchekwa Jemie, Corporate Communications Manager, Procter and Gamble, Olatomiwa Akande receiving the 'Coolest Sanitary Pad 2013' award for Always Sanitary towel from member, Junior Board of Directors, HDI Youth Marketeers, Abiola Jordan Bolade at the 2013 Business Day Generation Next Survey Awards held in Lagos recently