The OLX SoMA Awards 2015 finally took place at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena, on October 10th, 2015. The event honored companies and the people who crafted their online strategies that broke the mold in social media communications. These are the people who took chances, went against the grain and made great strides through their understanding of the power of social media.
Martin Muli SOMA Director opened with remarks and explained how he came up with this idea. He continued by explaining the huge impact social media can have on brands and how important social media is in marketing.
The keynote address at the Event was delivered by Nzioka Waita. He spoke about social media’s huge impact on companies and acknowledged all the nominees. Other speakers were, OLX Country Director- Peter Ndiangui and Digital Director Office of the President Mr Dennis Itumbi.
The Mcee of the night was Mwaniki Mageria and with no doubt the crowd was well entertained with close to all Kenyan comedians doing a piece on stage, from Eric Omondi, Chipukeezy, Karis, Sleepy, Owago and Mamito.
The OLX SoMA Awards are sponsored OLX.
Below is a list of the OLX SoMA Award winners.
SOCIAL NETWORK CATEGORY
|FACEBOOK PERSONALITY AWARD||Israel Burale|
|FACEBOOK GROUP AWARD||21 Days Of Change|
|TWITTER PERSONALITY AWARD||@brianmbunde|
|INSTAGRAM PERSONALITYAWARD||Sauti Sol|
|GOOGLE + PROFILE/PAGE AWARD||Citizen TV Kenya|
|NEW BLOGGER AWARD||girlsansdoubts.com|
|YOUTUBE CHANNEL AWARD||Sauti Sol|
SOCIAL CORPORATE CATEGORY
|FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARD||Equity Bank Kenya|
|RETAIL SERVICES/PRODUCTS AWARD||Nakumatt|
|CONSUMER PRODUCT AWARD||Nivea|
|TECH-TELECOM AWARD||Safaricom Limited|
|HOSPITALITY SERVICE AWARD||Carnivore Kenya|
|EVENT ENTERTAINMENT AWARD||Churchill Show|
BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
|BIZYANGU AWARD||Bonfire Adventures and Events|
|ACTIVISM AWARD||Boniface Mwangi|
|MOST SOCIAL TV SHOW AWARD||Jeff Koinange Live – KTN|
|MOST SOCIAL RADIO SHOW AWARD||Radio Maisha – #AlexnaJalas|
|NEWS CHANELL AWARD||Citizen TV Kenya|
|Most Influential Media Personality Award||Churchill -Daniel Ndambuki|
|SOCIAL LEGISLATOR AWARD||Ababu Namwamba|
|SOCIAL GOVERNOR AWARD||Dr. Alfred Mutua|
|SOCIAL STATE CORPORATION AWARD||Huduma Kenya|
EDUCATION INSTITUTION CATEGORY
|MOST SOCIAL LEARNING INSTITUTION AWARD||University of Nairobi|
|MOST INFLUENTIAL STUDENT LEADER AWARD||Babu Owino – University of Nairobi|
By Kelley Boss