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Lanre Z. Issa-Onilu In Details


A specialist in strategic public communications planning, with vast experience in corporate and political communications, crisis communication, policy analysis and development issues. Graduated with a BSc. Mass Communications degree from the University of Lagos and MS Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, Virginia, U.S.A. 

Did courses in Advanced Public Relations and Media Audience Research at the New York University, United States, and attended several seminars and conferences in the US and UK, including at the prestigious World Advertising Research Council (WARC) in London, UK. 

Associate Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and member of the Public Relations Society of New York. A Corporate Member of the International Communications Conference (ICC) at the Baruch College, State University of New York, U.S.A. An associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). 

Worked variously as a media relations executive and journalist for 15 years and as a policy and development issues strategist, public perception analyst and communication planner in the last 10 years.
Joined the Comet Newspapers in Lagos as a News Editor and later Thisday Newspapers as Assistant Editor, Sunday Thisday. Resigned as Group Politics Editor, Thisday Newspapers. 

Worked for the World Investment News (Winne), France, for the production of a special report on Nigeria's democratisation process, published in the June 1999 edition of FORBES International Business magazine. 

Written many papers and delivered lectures on public communication, crisis communication and reputation management and Integrated Marketing Communications. 

Delivered a paper on How to Prepare a Marketing Plan at a workshop for advertising and marketing chief executives and practitioners organised by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) in Abuja in 2008 and in Kaduna in 2009 and delivered a paper on How to Develop Effective Public Communications Campaign to advertising, public relations, marketing and media practitioners in Abuja and the North on the invitation of APCON in 2015. 

Delivered a paper on Crisis Communication and Reputation Management before an international audience of communication, marketing, advertising, and public relations academia, practitioners and faculty at the Baruch College, State University of New York, New York, USA in June 2010.
He sits at the head of the MMCC GROUP LIMITED with a broad-range experience in policy formulation and analysis, political and corporate communications, and the media. 

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