Winning the Young Pitchers Integrated Competition and going on to represent Nigeria at the 2019 Dubai Lynx Festival is one experience I won't be so quick to forget. It is an indelible mark on my personal and work life. It is also gratifying, as it shines light on the hard work and perseverance that got me here. The Lynx Festival itself was a huge learning curve for me. Getting to meet and rub minds with great individuals in the industry, the global exposure and the learnings have indeed opened my mind's eye. The impact is sure to change my thought process and provide me with fresh outlook on the quality of my ideas.
The highlights for me were getting to listen to female thought leaders in marketing communications share their experiences in leadership (especially Hala Badri's story which I resonated with), Steve Harvey's tear-jerking success story as well as Rob Reilly (the Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup) share thought provoking ads.
I'm super proud that I've been able to tick an item off my bucket list and taken more steps to furthering my career. This experience changed me indeed and I'm eager to put all I've learnt to good use!
By Ogechi Mbatu
Winner, Young Pitcher Integrated Competition 2018