Kayode Akinyemi’s agency takes Skye Bank PR business from TQC

Kayode Akinyemi
Kayode Akinyemi

There is an indication that Skye Bank may have parted ways with The Quadrant Company (TQC), the Troyka Group PR arm on the public relations/media consultancy business the leading PR agency won last year.
According reliable sources, the account has moved to the Powerlight Communications, owned and run by it pioneer Corporate Affairs and Communication Manager, Kayode Akinyemi.
789MARKETING learnt that the bank had appointed Powerlight Communications in a letter dated March 1, 2016 co-signed by the Bank’s Head of Strategic Brand Management, Nduneche Ezurike and Head of Corporate Communications, Rasheed Bolarinwa.
It is gathered that new PR firm is appointed to act as the bank’s public relations/media consultant effective March 1, 2016 for an unspecified tenure.
The appointment of Powerlight Communications may have brought TQC relationship with the bank to an end after what observers described as tortuous relationship. Skye Bank was reported to have sliced the agency responsibility few months into the account which saw TQC limited to print/electronic media.
The online arm was said to have been given to another unnamed media relationship firm.
Akinyemi who is said to be very excited over the appointment could not confirm the news to our reporter.
The CEO of Powerlight Communications said I am yet to be briefed but if my agency is appointed then that is positive development.
He however express his willingness to position the brand and take it to a greater height especially at this critical period in the banking industry if the news of his agency appointment is true.
“We will be happy with this appointment and make bold to say that we will position the Skye Bank brand positively and to a greater height especially at this peculiar time in the banking industry” Akinyemi affirmed.