The maiden edition of the Akoma FM/Verna Ashanti Marathon has blown the minds of the people of the Garden City, Kumasi, especially sponsors and partners of the event.
It was an august occasion spruced with colour, vivacity and excitement.
Athletes from all corners of the country trooped to Kumasi to compete, either as a professional move, or merely recreational.
Indeed various top performing athletes received medals, certificates, cash prizes, as well as gift hampers from sponsors and partners.
According to the Marketing Manager of Akoma FM 87.9 MHz in Kumasi, Maxwell Ofori Nkrumah, the true winners of the the marathon are the sponsors.
From heavily subsidised pre-event promotions on Media General’s TV/radio and online plaforms, notably TV3 and Onua TV, through the colourful and vibrant activations on the day of event, to the live coverage on TV and then talk of the post-event news coverage of the marathon on the nation’s biggest and most authoritative news platform, News 360 on TV3.
Some clients, 3news.com gathers, are already requesting for the event to happen twice every year instead of once.
Congratulations to the main sponsor, Verna Mineral Water, as well as all the other partners, including Mozzart Bet, SP Citrus Punch Drink, Pantha Energy Drink, Street Sense Organisation, M-Baidoo Multimedia, MeySu Fruit Juice, Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets, Ashanti Regional SRC, National Sports Authority, and St. Ben’s Jewellery. Truly, you are the Winners of the Maiden Akoma Fm/Verna Ashanti Marathon. And enthusiastically, the management of Media General can’t wait to do it again and again with you.
Akoma 87.9Fm is a member of the prestigious Media General family, Ghana’s leading media conglomerate.
By Nana Asenso Mensah|Akoma FM|3news.com|Ghana