Graphic gets two awards at 27th CIMG Performance Awards


The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and its Director of Marketing and Sales, Ms Shirley Acquaah-Harrison last Saturday won two of the most coveted prizes at the 27th Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Performance Awards held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.

While Ms Acquaah-Harrison was crowned the Marketing Practitioner of the Year, the company emerged the Media organisation of the Year.

Other deserving marketers, media and business organisations were also rewarded for their exploits in the year under review (2015) in 44 categories.

So keen was the contest that some categories such as the Best Radio Programme ended in a tie between Joy FM’s Drive Time and Citi FM’s Citi Breakfast Show.

The Managing Director of the GCGL, Mr Ken Ashigbey in a post on his Facebook wall expressed gratitude to customers of the company.

Below is the full list of award winners;

Marketing Man of the Year – Patrick Akpe Kwame Akorli – MD Goil

Marketing Woman of the Year – Ms. Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu – MD, Unilever

Marketing Practitioner of the Year – Ms. Shirley Acquaah-Harrison – Dir. Marketing & Sales

Marketing Practitioner of the Year – Mr. Jesse Amoah Agyepong – Head, Marketing

Marketing Student of the Year – Yeborwa Victor Edzoryie – Head, Procurement GSMA


Outdoor Advert of the Year – Network with the best voice clarity – Vodafone

Print Media of the Year – Too Much (Airtel)

TV Advert of the Year – 2 Ghana Offer (Vodafone)

Radio Advert of the Year – Creating Smiles (Star Assurance)

TV Programme of the Year – Agenda (TV3)

Radio Programme of the Year – Drive Time (Joy FM)

Radio Programme of the Year – Citi Breakfast Show (CITI FM)

Brand Activation Programme of the Year – Grow FM (Unilever)

Hall of Fame

Motor Firm – 2014 TOYOTA Ghana Company LTD

Retail Outlet of the Year – Melcom Group of Companies

Insurance Company (Gen) of the Year – Vanguard Assurance Company


Product of the Year – Alomo Silver (Kasapreko)

Emerging Brand of the Year – Ideal Finance

Special Award

Fred Deegbe – Heel the World

Tony Senaya – Horseman Shoes

Bernice Dapaah – Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Not for Profit

Not for Profit Organisation of the Year (Action Aid Ghana)


Insurance Company of the Year (Life) – SIC

Insurance Company of the Year (General) – Enterprise Insurance

Hospitality Facility of the Year (Hotel) – Best Western Premier Hotel (Accra)

Hospitality Facility of the Year (Allied and Support Services) – Yoks Investment LTD

Petroleum Company of the Year – Goil

Media Organisation of the Year – Graphic Communications Group Ltd

Motor Firm of the Year – Japan Motors Trading Co. Ltd

Bank of the Year – Ecobank Ghana Ltd

Rural Bank of the Year – Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank

Non-Bank Finanacial Compny of the Year – Union Saving and Loans Ltd

Indigenous Catering of the Year – Bush Kanteen

Telecom Company of the Year – Millicom Ghana (Tigo)

ISP Company of the Year – Internet Solutions

Marketing-Oriented Company of the Year – Stanbic Bank

Airline of the Year (International) of the Year – Ethiopian Airlines

Airline of the Year (Domestic) of the Year – Africa World Airlines

Agro-Based Company of the Year –Kasapreko

Retail Outlet of the Year – Electromart (Somovision)

E-Commerce Company of the Year – EIB (

Emerging Digital Organisation of the Year – Zoobashop


Source: GraphicOnline