Monthly Archives: November 2010

NO ACCUSING FINGERS

A man one day asked his father-in-law, “Many people applaud you for a successful marriage. Could you please share with me your secret?”  The father in-law answered in a smile, “Never criticize your wife for her shortcomings or when she does something wrong. Always bear in mind that it was because of her shortcomings and obvious weaknesses that she could not find a better husband than you. “We all have the innate need to be loved and treated with respect. However many people are afraid of losing visage, when they make mistakes. They are always looking for whom to blame. Some blame their spouses, colleagues, partners, kids, the society and their country. People who make mistakes often are looking around for scapegoats. This can breed wars in our relationships.

Remember this analogy, “Whenever we point one finger at others for our mistakes, the other four are actually pointing back at us reminding us to take responsibility for our mistakes and not pass on actions. Mistakes are never the issue but the attitude of accepting responsibility for the rights and wrongs of our lives. We have one life to live; we must be committed to live it on purpose, accepting responsibilities for whatever is obvious.

As we continue our daily activities, we must open enough to be confronted with other peoples obvious weaknesses of which we must learn to thread softly so we don’t take it out on them, recognizing that we also have obvious weaknesses. We must learn the golden rule of “do to others what you want them to do to you”

You should help people to develop the capacity to handle their challenges rather than compound their already battered esteem by the use of unpleasant words. We must also choose to forgive others, in their obvious weaknesses, so they can ignore or overlook ours when the table turns.

In life, we encounter different people from different background, constantly interacting with each others, you ability to work effectively without issues gives you the edge to succeed, I have experienced different temperaments and work with a lot of people, some are bossy, other like to play along, some want everything for themselves, others don’t care about you, others want to use you, drain you and dump you but what do you do? It is difficult but you need prayers to get to work with them. Continue reading

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BE CONFIDENT

Do not be shaken by the supposed promotion, success and placement of your contemporaries, colleagues, and friends. Regardless of where you are, God is God and your own very times are in His hands. Do not compare yourself to others and feel depressed because they seem to have progressed way beyond you. Do not allow their progress to be a source of depression to and for you but celebrate the goodness of the Lord in the life of others because He is not a respecter of persons. Be happy for others as you also work towards your big picture knowing full well that your life and future is in God’s hands and He will promote you in due time.

A couple waiting for their or someone waiting to start their own family or another desiring promotion at work, while another looking in anticipation for establishment in the business arena may sometimes be depressed because their contemporaries have made seemly significant progress. I’m sure you know it’s possible that years of waiting can be wiped away with the gift of a twin or triplet pregnancy, a referral for service or a recommendation by someone who has been beneficiary of our service.

Your contemporaries may be striking profitable deals and smiling to the bank but your story is different at the moment because your business is struggling in getting ahead from the pack. This week no matter where you stand in the midst of these scenarios highlighted, don’t compare yourself with others. Your life is different from theirs. Be assured that all things are working together for your good and will result in your favorable outcome. You must learn to enjoy where you are at the moment, while you engaged in concerted efforts to work towards your desired haven.

The best days are still ahead of us, never, never give up and you need not to be discouraged, no matter how rough things may seems.

Enjoy your week!

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MOUKA FOAM SET TO REWARD CUSTOMERS

I attended a press briefing today, as part of my new found love for Digital PR, the client was Muoka foam, one of the leading Foam manufacturers in Nigeria, the company is unveiling its reward system as it set to give back to customers and appreciate them for continued loyalty and patronage.

 

Josephekwu Osodi shake hands with the MD Muoka Foam, Peju Adebajo alongside other bloggers after the Press conference.

Lagos, November 22, 2010:

As part of its end of year activities, Mouka Limited, manufacturers of high quality mattresses, bedding products and other leading edge polyurethane products in Nigeria has unveiled a reward programme for its numerous customers and distributors nationwide.

Speaking at a media parley to unveil the reward packages, Mrs. Peju Adebajo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mouka Limited stated that the Winstanta promo is designed to give instant rewards to customers. She emphasized its uniqueness saying it provides instant rewards at the point of purchase without any raffle draw to customer.

Explaining the promo modalities, “everyone is a winner, customers are expected to buy N12, 000 worth of Mouka mattresses or pillows, you will be given a scratch card and what you see is what you win”, she said.

She further disclosed other reward packages which are Mouka Point Man promotion, targeted at Floor Shop attendants who prompt customers to buy Mouka products; and a promotion targeted at Foam Block Customers.

She said “Mouka recognizes the efforts of these floor shop attendants and therefore reward them with the Point Man promo,” Speaking further, for every 25 Mouka mattresses sale they make, they are rewarded with gifts.

Block Customer promotion is aimed at rewarding the distributors who deal in Block sales and have remained loyal to the Mouka brand. Prizes for this promo are redeemed every month.

Speaking also at the event, Mr. Jude Abonu, Head of Commercial, Mouka Limited, re-emphasized the company’s mission which is to be the clear leader in the polyurethane business by creatively developing quality products for its customers. “Adding comfort to life is the archetype for the Mouka brand,” he said, adding that Mouka has achieved its milestones hand in hand with her loyal customers.

Over the years, Mouka Limited has remained constant at delivering quality and reliable products that have met the various demands of the consumers and well as promoting sales for the distributors.  The all new designs of Mouka Legend and Flora mattresses were re-launched recently across Nigeria to meet the demands from the teeming consumers and their lifestyle,” Abonu said. Continue reading

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THE NEXT CEO….Integrity and Honesty

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, “it is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. I am going to give each of you a SEED today one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge, and the one I choose will be the next CEO. One man named Jim was there that day and he, like the others received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Everyday, he would water it and watch if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure. Six months went by still nothing to in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues; however he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil. He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim got there he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful, in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him! When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide at the back, oh my, what great plants and trees have you grown said the CEO. Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO! All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified, he thought, the CEO knows he is a failure. Maybe he would have me fired, when Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed… Jim told him the story.

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NOKIA N8…Hits Nigeria

Hello Guys, it’s big again, Nokia is coming out with a machine in your palm, the all new Nokia N8, the revolutionary tool that gives you all you need on the go, I laid my hands on this extract from the outlet here in Nigeria and love to share with you all;

Nokia’s reputation as a leader in the Smartphone market has been under increasing pressure in recent years, as a string of ‘high end’ handsets have failed to capture the minds and wallets of the phone-buying public.
So to fix that, Nokia’s gone back to the drawing board to bring out the Nokia N8, featuring a new OS and a huge amount of high end tech packed under the hood.
Having announced the phone back in April, Nokia has been holding off on release to make sure the user experience is as good as possible.
The underlying software has been improved and Symbian^3 builds on the previous iterations of the OS seen on the likes of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia X6, but adds in multiple home screens, widgets and an improved UI.
Hardware-wise, Nokia has pushed the boat out too with the new N8, offering a full metal chassis with anodized scratch-proof paint to give the phone a really high end feel.
It really is scratch-proof – rubbing keys on it produced no ill-effects, although the slider switch on the side can get its paint rubbed off over time.
However, with a 12MP camera with Xenon flash bolted on the back, it’s not a super-slim device – it fits in the hand well enough but the dimensions 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm aren’t going to rival the likes of the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S, especially when being forced into more tightly fitting trousers.

The Nokia N8 also doesn’t have a removable battery either – the full metal chassis is completely enclosed so unless you’ve got a very particular screwdriver, you’re not getting in to replace any innards.

To that end, Nokia has put two hinged gates on the side of the N8, giving access to the microSD card slot and the SIM card port – both are quite hard to pull open (which isn’t a bad thing as you’re probably not going to be opening them very often) and clicking cards in can be tricky too without long fingernails. Continue reading

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STAR’s NIGERIA @ 50 AD

Whoever conceptualized this ad deserves commendation. For real please people. If he or she is not promoted for this singular demonstration of creativity, then no one ever should. Squeezing more than 60 years into a compact one minute documentary is a feat, if ever there was one. The first time I saw this ad, I was totally blown off, how did they come up with such jaw dropping creative? This is a show of professionalism in our industry. It shows we are ripe for the world to see exactly what we are offering.

We have been criticize for doing badly across board but from what I saw it is evident that the best is coming, the star Nigeria @ 50 advert is one of the best Advert I have seen since the Bank PHB cars would drive on water someday.

Star is the leading beer brand in Nigeria, although Harp from Gulder is doing well to compete with this brand, but the mark is clear, distinction is obvious. But we must give it to them. The Star ad told the story of Nigeria in a one minute advert. Anyone who has read the history of this country can see the milestones and the hallmarks of the nation’s existence in this documentary. Star commenced operations in 1946 and although older than Nigeria, positioned itself as a drink that has been used to celebrate these national milestones.

The story shows the transformation of Star, from the days when carton was used to pack the beer, when the funny truck was used to convey the beer, they even travelled through the half destroyed Niger Bridge, a result of the civil war (the high point), this did not hinder the distribution of the nation’s favourite drink, and the beauty is the capture of these trucks. I love the part when the Union Jack was lowered and the Nigerian flag flew for the first time, the smile on the drivers face is worth more than a million bucks.
If you notice the driver stayed young all through the ad, showing the consistency of the brand, over the years and over time the brand has maintained the youthfulness and at 50 you would only notice it’s his shirt that changed signifying the change of bottle and wrap of the star.

I duff my hat for the team that put in hours and days to get this ad to execution stage, and I’m glad Nigerian breweries appreciated it to air it.
Good work guys, keep it up

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