The management team of Insight Publicis has been strengthened with the addition of Ms Seyi Layade as the new Account Management Director.
A statement from the firm, which is a member of West Africa’s largest integrated marketing communications group, Redefini, and global Publicis Groupe, stated that she would be expected to use her wealth of experience to take the organisation into a greater height.
Before joining Insight Publicis, the appointee served as the Group Operations Manager for SPV Communications of the Omnicom Group and then, as Group Head, Innovation and Client Service at Ogilvy Nigeria, leading such brands as Coca-Cola, Airtel, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PZ Cussons, Unified Payments and Mondelez International (Cadbury Nigeria), as well as MTN Nigeria.
Ms Layade is an advocate for collaboration and innovation for business growth.
At SPV Communications, she directed a first-of-a-kind business model, championing collaboration for the delivery of many exciting campaigns associated with the MTN brand in Nigeria.
Thereafter, her innovation led to the expansion of the previously core-creative Ogilvy Nigeria business into activations and PR.
In her new role, Ms Layade will bring to bear her experience in the dynamic marketing communications industry. With more than 12 years in brand management, business development, and marketing strategy, she will be responsible for consolidating Insight Publicis’ quality service commitments to its diverse clientele, as well as leading the execution of the company’s strategic priorities.
Commenting on the appointment, the Group CEO of Redefini, Mr Tayo Oyedeji, expressed confidence in having Ms Layade on board.
“The management team is pleased to welcome Seyi to Insight Publicis. She represents a set of values that we hold dearly as a company. Her experience and expertise are a veritable asset for the course we continue to chart,” he said of the graduate of Banking and Finance from the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.