Rotimi Bankole, the founder and Chief Executive of SBI Media has been named the Marketing Media Personality of the Decade by Marketing Edge magazine.
Bankole who expressed great surprise on his nomination for the award said it was understandable the organisers, Marketing Edge would recognise his good work at SBI Media.
“We have come a long way. As an organisation, we have focused consistently on being a model for other startups in the industry, and to be recognised for that is greatly satisfying,” Bankole said.
Founded in 2013, SBI Media is now a member of Masscom Global, a network of media agencies founded in developing countries. Bankole has led the company into over 150% year on year growth for the past three years, according to data released by SBI. The company has also expanded to include Streams, a full-service creative advertising agency.
SBI Media and Streams Networks provide creative, media strategy, planning and buying services to some of the most influential companies in Nigeria, including 9Mobile, Sterling Bank, Access Bank, and Turkish Airlines, First Bank, iTel, Infinix, and Tecno.