PR Consultant & Founder

Ariatu Public Relations

In 2020 Ronke won the award for PR & Comms Influencer of the Year

Ariatu PR Founder, Ronke Lawal, was born in Hackney, East London. Having graduated with honours from Lancaster University and the University of Richmond Virginia (USA) with a degree in International Business (Economics), she started her own PR and Communications business in 2004. Ariatu PR specialises in PR and Communications for clients in a range of B2C industries; including lifestyle, consumer goods, and the creative enterprise sector. In 2010 Ronke was named as one of the Top 400 women of the year in the UK for her work with the Islington Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 Ronke was honoured to receive a Precious Award for Inspirational Leadership. In 2019 Ronke received an alumni award from Lancaster University for making a substantial contribution to her field of work and developed an outstanding reputation among her peers. In 2020 Ronke won the award for PR & Comms Influencer of the Year at the Vuelio Online Influence Awards.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

Merky Books did a great job with their Kesha The Sket campaign, it resonated with the original key audience as well as opened the book up to a new generation of readers.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Mo Gilligan

Person of the year?

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Favourite comfort food?

Beans and plantain

Film you have watched more times than any other?


Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Nimco Happy – Isii Nafta

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

The pandemic being over or at least substantially decreasing and people from all countries, regardless of economic status, having access to their vaccine