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COVID-19 Lockdown: – Needy women get free sanitary pads from Menaye Donkor Muntari

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The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sincerely Ghana Limited, producers and marketers of Sincerely Sanitary Pads, Mrs. Menaye Donkor Muntari has presented 2000 pieces of ‘Sincerely by Menaye’ sanitary pads to needy women in the country.

The donation was made through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection at the weekend.

The gesture, according to Mrs Muntari, was in response to the national call to individuals and organisations to support the vulnerable in society to cope with the social crisis engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss Universe Ghana 2017, Ruth Quarshie, on behalf of Mrs. Muntari, presented the items to the sector Minister, Mrs. Cynthia Morrison.

In a brief remark from Mrs. Muntari delivered by Ms Quarshie, she said she believed in women empowerment, adding that their sanitation was also very important to her.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison (left) receiving the pads from Ms Ruth Quarshie, a representative of Sincerely Gh. Ltd.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison (left) receiving the pads from Ms Ruth Quarshie, a representative of Sincerely Gh. Ltd.

Mrs Muntari, who is Miss Universe Ghana 2004 and also the current National Director of Miss Universe Ghana said, “The 2000 sanitary pads are to empower the vulnerable women and make them feel confident about themselves in these times of crisis”.

She pointed out that her ‘Sincerely by Menaye’ feminine hygiene brand was established to create quality sanitary pads complemented by sincere menstrual health and hygiene education throughout Ghana.
“I felt the need to support kayayei by providing them with my top quality sanitary pads because I’ve always been a firm believer in giving back to society”.

“Especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about so much hardship, it is important to not only be kind to ourselves but also to others,” she said.
The Minister of Gender Minister, Mrs. Morrison said it was amazing to see young ladies like Menaye Donkor Muntari doing things that indicated that they were thinking about the vulnerable in society.

“Menaye called me with passion and I could see that she sincerely wanted to help. The 2000 sanitary pads will go a long way to help the beneficiaries,” Mrs. Morrison emphasized.

The Minister thanked the management and staff of Sincerely Ghana Limited for the kind gesture and pointed out that this is the time for individuals and organisations to give to the needy because if the donations come at a later time the expected positive effects may not be felt so much.

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CIMG Launches 33rd Annual National Marketing Performance Awards

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG), has launched the 33rd CIMG Annual National Marketing Performance Awards, which was held at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra. The event took a hybrid form with virtual and in-person attendees.

 

In his welcome address, the Registrar of the CIMG, Mr. Kwabena Agyekum said, “The success of these awards has gone beyond the event itself. Many businesses have now redeveloped their corporate strategies and significantly changed their business operating models, enabling them to be marketing-oriented by meeting the key requirements of market focus, integrated marketing, long term profitability, and customer and competitor orientation.”

 

In his opening remarks, the National Vice-President of CIMG and Chairman of the Awards Planning and Selection Committee, Mr. Theodore Osae, lauded the CIMG for its historic accomplishments in previous awards ceremonies.

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“There is no denying that the scheme has incredibly evolved into what could be considered Ghana’s benchmark awards scheme. As we take delight in the successes achieved by our awards, I wish to boldly say that the CIMG takes pride in the several landmark accomplishments, which have greatly contributed towards improvements in organisational and professional performances, and especially, for practicing Marketers,” Mr. Osae said.

 

Being mindful of these achievements, the Institute has resolved to keep the stakes as high and as relevant as possible so that the standards, by which CIMG assesses individual and corporate performances, are not compromised.

 

The institute, for the past few years, has adopted the online system of completing the awards questionnaire by nominees as well as online assessment for the judges, who are chosen from various sectors of the corporate world. This set up has made it easy for CIMG to continue to drive a rigorous process whilst maintaining its stringent standards.

 

The Awards cover six major competitive areas, namely: Hall of Fame, Personality, Media and Marketing Communications organisations, Business organisations, Products, and Not-for-Profit organisations.

 

There is a non-competitive award category known as the CIMG President’s Special awards which are given to noticeable female and male achievers in any endeavour, or a business entity or product or service that has positively contributed to national progress.

 

Mr Osae indicated that “the judges and assessors for the year’s event will devote time and attention to ensure the success of the 33rd CIMG Awards, as it represents Ghana’s benchmark awards ceremony.”

 

The criteria for selecting the winners and benchmarking their performance will include:

  1. Marketing Metrics including awareness, numeric distribution (where appropriate) and others
  2. Marketing Innovation

III.       Technological Innovation

  1. Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP)
  2. Social Impact
  3. Contribution to National Development

VII.      Public Image

VIII.     Success in the Market Place

  1. Market Share
  2. Customer Service Orientation
  3. Ecological and Ethical Issues

XII.      Competitor Orientation

 

Launching the awards ceremony, the National President of CIMG, Dr. Kasser Tee, urged organisations “to refrain from cutting marketing budgets in hard times, as effective deployment of marketing communications is necessary for stimulating demand for their products.”

 

Dr. Kasser Tee added that organisations must re-examine their marketing mix elements and ensure an optimal blend for organisational success. He explains that “in the same way that you cannot do without products, or pricing, or distribution, so must you not cut promotion or marketing communications budget. You must however spend in critical areas, using the most critical, influential and most cost-effective media vehicles. You must differentiate your corporate and product brands to enable them stand out in the midst of intense competition and low consumption.”

 

He further encouraged all corporate organisations “to pay attention to some of the very key pillars of marketing that guarantee effective performance, by way of growing market shares, revenues and profits in these difficult times.”

 

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