The Radio and TV Personality (RTP) awards is over but not without the usual controversy that has come to be associated with it for the past three years.
Just a quick reminder of what happened on the event day: uncertainty of venue (late payment for usage of the venue), late start (five hours after scheduled time), non-performance of advertised artistes (Amakye Dede, Papa Yankson and even Tutulapato) and the no-showing-up of MCs Kafui Dey and Mercy Johnson.
How bad can it get?
Event organizer, Prince McKay, seems to be okay with his laudable initiative being treated with so much scorn.
McKay comes across as that one big boss trying to put together an event of such magnitude ? all by himself. He is his own organizer, communications person and everything else within the Big Events Ghana company.
Public relations requires some art and skill, and isn?t for everyone especially people like Mr. Mckay, who can?t seem to control their emotions.
Why on earth would you say ?anyone who will advertise a program for six months and yet has no venue is mad? as an answer to rumors of him not having paid for the Conference Center venue, where the event was held?
Maybe he was frustrated. But why wouldn?t he when he tries to be boss of everything.
A hired professional would have cleverly dodge the question or not answer the question the way he did.
Producing or handling events require balls and McKay doesn?t have any; he should forget about organizing any further editions all by himself, and find credible event houses to partner.
What happened at this year?s, should be a good case study for him to look for interested partners. This is an awards scheme for one of the most respected professional fields, and must be taken serious.
Everything about this year?s scheme, was a complete joke.
On Sunday morning, hours after the event, there was no effort on the part of the organizer (s) to put out the official list of winners, and left the radio and television stations to do the job for them.
That is what happens when one individual decides to do everything on his own without seeking help when it?s very obvious he NEEDS it. No need to coach Mckay and his team (that is if he even has one) about how social media for instance, is crucial to today?s information flow.
A lot has already been said about how the RTPs can get better. Mckay surely must have heard some of the views that have ben put across.
Sir, you can do better.
By: Gameli Hamelo/enewsgh.com