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Firm appoints Salawu as head, public affairs, media relations

Experienced media and communications strategist, Femi Salawu, has been appointed as Head, Public Affairs and Media Relations of a foremost full-service agency, The Temple Company.

The Temple Company. Photo/TheTempleCompany

Experienced media and communications strategist, Femi Salawu, has been appointed as Head, Public Affairs and Media Relations of a foremost full-service agency, The Temple Company.

Salawu, a former journalist, is returning to the company almost three years after he left having begun as a pioneer staff in 2016.

Prior to his appointment, Salawu was in private practice with his Traqzhun Media Company. He brings his experience and wide network to bear in creative industry PR, corporate reputation management and driving brand visibility for Temple Company, and its affiliate, Ogidi Studios and its clients.

A graduate of English Language from Lagos State University (LASU), Salawu started his professional career as an intern with The Sun Newspaper in 2006. He developed competence in the Culture, Arts and Entertainment beat as a freelance reporter before leaving for The Nation Newspaper in 2010. In 2011, he joined journalism masters, Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe as pioneer Assistant Editor at the now rested niche publication, Entertainment Express.

Salawu also holds a Diploma in Mass Communication and certification from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He has established himself as a specialist in media relations, crisis management, digital PR and influencer marketing, among others.

In his first stint at The Temple Company, he executed promotions for talents across the four core areas of the organisation including entertainment, arts, sports and media. Among them are, King Sunny Ade, 9ice, Iyanya, Bisola Aiyeola, Heff Akoh, Mama Tobi, Lekan Babalola, Seye Ogunlewe, Keneth Omeruo, Ebi Onome, Nigerian Bob Sledge Team, Marylove Edwards, Funmi Iyanda and Mimi Onalaja, among others.

He has successfully managed PR accounts for some corporate organisations, such as Boomplay, FoodCo Nigeria, Avon HMO, Cadd Centre Nigeria, Swiftthink Nigeria, Middlechase Property Limited, Brass and Castles Limited and The Int’l Women Society (IWS).