Despite global economic downturn, BlackHouse grows by 87 per cent
• Ranks third in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
Blackhouse Media (BHM) has received a coveted badge of honour as the third-ranked agency in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region (APMEA) on PRovoke’s 2022 Global PR Agency ‘Fast Mover’ Rankings.
The only Nigerian agency listed, it is one of two African firms in the top echelon, behind South Africa’s Razor and Malaysia’s VoxEureka in first and second positions.
BHM’s position on the ranking comes after it grew by 87 per cent last year despite the global economic downturn. The company’s performance was driven by a broad range of capabilities, including in-house content studios, software engineering, proprietary product development, own media brands, issues management, customised events, and regional advisory.
Ayeni Adekunle, founder, BHM, said: “We are inspired by our recent acknowledgements and recognitions and remain committed to doing more to help our clients succeed, empower our people, and make the world understand Africa better.
“Our immediate focus is on building on this success as we recognise there is still a lot of work to be done for Africa to attain its full potential as a global force.”
Other PR institutions that feature prominently in the top 10 on PRovoke’s top 15 rankings include Icon Agency (Australia), Value 360 (India), Redhill (Singapore), On Purpose (India), India’s Kaizzen, regional corporate powerhouse, Sandpiper, and Rantau Golin (Malaysia).
Founded in 2006, the firm boasts a world-class client roster with a range of services that include reputation management and corporate comms, media relations and training, research, and social media, among others.
The outfit has also become an industry trailblazer with exhaustive research projects such as the annual PR industry report and more recently, the Africa PR and Comms report, in partnership with the CIPR, PRCA and ICCO.
In 2022, its analytics capabilities were rewarded with the Diamond SABRE for MTN’s stakeholder engagement efforts and the most awards for a Nigerian agency at the SABRE Africa Awards. It has also received applause for eye-catching work for Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste initiative, Big Brother Naija, the Global Day of Influence and Project Safe-Up.