somaThe nominees for the OLX Social Media Awards 2014 have been unveiled and voting is now open. Each category has 5 nominees, some of which include Learning Institutions, National and County Governments and Small and Medium Enterprises among others. The Social Media Awards will this year be audited by Deloitte East Africa to ensure clarity and transparency of the process.

Kenya Social Media Awards has this year also partnered with Hootsuite University in an arrangement where SOMA nominees will benefit from a free course in social media from Hootsuite University. As the Director of Kenya Social Media Awards, Mr. Martin Muli says, “The partnership between the SOMA and Hootsuite University will help nominees build on their social media skills through webinars featuring best practices and tips from industry-leading brands, platforms and educators,”

Below is a list of the nominees in each category. Go on to http://soma.or.ke/ and vote for your favourite Social Media account.

 

Most Influential Facebook personality

1. CabuGah
2. Stephen Musyoka
3. Rita Oyier
4. Dennis Maladit
5. XtianDela

Most influential twitter personality
1. Boniface Mwangi
2. Xtiandela
3. Sitawa Wafula
4. Chief Kariuki
5. Sunny bindra

Most influential Instagram personality
1. MutuaMatheka
2. ThisIsEss
3. Misskihoro
4. Vera sidika
5. Benkiruthi

Most promising new blogger
1. www.magunga.com
2. ernestwamboye.blogspot.com
3. missindependent.co.ke
4. silvianjoki.com
5. waruisapix.wordpress.com

LARGE CORPORATION CATEGORY

Corporation with best customer care
1. Chase Bank
2. Safaricom
3. Airtel
4. Jambo Jet
5. Orange

Corporation with most creative campaign
1. Open your eyes – by Safaricom
2. Aromat – Unilever
3. Tembea Kenya – KWS
4. Chasepreneuer – Chase Bank
5. Hands off our elephants

Most influential corporate personality
1. Ory Okolloh
2. Bob Collymore
3. Peter Nduati
4. Gina Din Kariuki
5. Mohammed Hersi

SME Category
SME of the year
1. Buy Rent Kenya
2. Eat Out Kenya
3. PikaChakula
4. Ma3Route
5. SandStorm Kenya

Most Influential SME personality
1. Aly Khan Satchu
2. Sunny Bindra
3. Eric Kinoti
4. Ahmednasir Abdullahi
5. Gatwiri Murungi

National and County government Category
Most active State Corporation
1. Kenya Airports Authority
2. Kenya Tourism Board
3. Kenya Power
4. State House
5. KWS

Most active county government
1. Kiambu
2. Nairobi
3. Meru
4. Elgeyo Marakwet
5. Mombasa

Most influential government personality
1. Amb. Amina Mohamed
2. Alfred Mutua
3. Mike Sonko
4. Jane Waikenda
5. Sakaja Johnson

Traditional Media Category
Television show
1. NTV – The Trend with Larry Madowo
2. KTN – Jeff Koinange Live
3. NTV – Tujuane
4. Citizen TV – Sunday Live
5. NTV – Churchill Show

Radio show
1. Capital FM – The Jam
2. HBR – G money in the Morning
3. Milele FM – Bangaiza
4. Radio Jambo – Teketeke with Mbusina Lion
5. One FM – Drive

News channel
1. Citizen TV Kenya
2. Capital FM Kenya
3. K24 TV
4. KTN Kenya
5. NTV Kenya

Most influential Media personality
1. AdelleAnyango
2. Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
3. Jeff Koinange
4. Julie Gichuru
5. Maina Kageni

Best use of Social Media
Best use of social media for entertainment
1. Sauti Sol
2. Buni.TV – XYZ
3. Ghetto Radio
4. Pulse Magazine
5. Kiss TV – Live on Blast Club AfterBurn

Best use of social media for charity
1. Eddah Hope Cancer Foundation
2. Beyond Zero Campaign
3. Hands off our elephants
4. Kenya Red Cross
5. Safaricom Foundation

Best use Social media by learning institution
1. Zetech College
2. USIU
3. UON
4. Kenyatta University
5. Strathmore University

Best of the best

Overall personality of the year
1. Amb. Amina Mohamed
2. Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
3. Xtiandela
4. Mike Sonko
5. Paula Kahumbu

Overall organization of the year
1. Chase Bank
2. Safaricom
3. Eatout Kenya
4. Kenya power
5. Kenya Tourism Board

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