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Bunmi Adeoye of Proof Strategies Wins 2023 Best Executive Award from The Globe and Mail

April 19, 2023

Toronto, April 19, 2023 – Proof Strategies is proud to announce that Bunmi Adeoye, the agency’s SVP, National Lead, Consumer & Technology, has won the prestigious Best Executive Award from The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business for her leadership in Sales & Marketing. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of business leaders at the SVP, EVP and C-suite levels who are making an exceptional impact on their business and showing outstanding leadership skills.

“We are thrilled to see Bunmi receive this well-deserved recognition for her accomplishments,” said Bruce MacLellan, President & CEO of Proof Strategies. “Bunmi is an outstanding communicator and counsellor to our clients and in leading her team. She is tireless in showing how our industry can do better – especially when it comes to fighting for higher standards of inclusion.” 

Bunmi is a seasoned communications expert with more than 20 years of experience in public relations and marketing. Starting her career in Europe during the boom, and then as a journalist, Bunmi harnesses her experience and background to devise robust and creative campaigns that make a significant impact and deliver tangible results for clients.  

“Those in the public relations industry will attest that we are often behind the scenes, ensuring that our work and our clients are bright shining examples of excellence, innovation and purpose. To be recognized so prominently, and publicly, by The Globe and Mail for your contributions, alongside of a group of extremely talented industry winners, is so very special, and I am honoured to be a recipient of this award,” said Bunmi Adeoye, SVP, National Lead, Consumer & Technology, Proof Strategies.

Bunmi has played a key role in driving growth at Proof Strategies, expanding the company’s offerings, and leading high-profile campaigns for clients across various sectors. She is a respected thought leader in the industry and has been recognized for her contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Outside of work, Bunmi is a committed volunteer. Most notably, she is the co-founder of Code Black Communicator Network, a resource for the advancement of Black communications professionals, providing inspiration, guidance, mentorship and representation.

“Bunmi has continued to be a fierce advocate and agent for change within the industry,” said Vanessa Eaton, Executive Vice President, Proof Strategies. “She is smart, creative, and an empathetic leader. This award is a testament to her contributions and inspiring leadership style. We are so proud of all that she continues to accomplish.”

In winning this award, Bunmi joins an extremely accomplished group of winners within the industry in five functional areas: Finance; Human Resources; Operations; Sales and Marketing; and Technology.

The full list of 2023 winners can be found here.

About Proof Strategies 

For leaders responsible for managing, protecting, and building organizations and brands, Proof Strategies is a public relations, government relations and communications partner that “asks better questions” to create insight, grow trust and support clients. Founded in 1994, the independent agency has earned more than 300 awards for client work and industry leadership, including Best Workplace in Canada in 2010 by Great Place to Work™, Agency Team of the Year in 2020 by the Canadian Public Relations Society and Caring Company Certification in 2022 by Imagine Canada. Proof has been carbon neutral since 2008. Follow Proof at and on Twitter and Instagram at @get_proof. 

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.1 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.6 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

Media contact:

Maddy Porter

Senior Consultant, Proof Strategies