Social media has become one of the mainstream of communication in kenya.It has aid in sharing of information careers and ideas.Many people from different backgrounds and ethnicity have connected through social media.The SOMA Awards is at it again this year 2018 and the nominations are open.
The SOMA awards recognizes outstanding companies and people who us their social networks to impact something positive to the society.
This year nominations are open until July 29th,the public are to nominate the people they like and brands and the judges will check and cut down to five best nominees per category.The public will vote and the winner will be the nominee with the highest number of votes.voting will be through your phone number or email address.
Voting for the five nominees from every class will happen from 21st august to 19th September and the awards ceremony will be 21st September.
The theme for this year is:Promote social commerce,the aim is for encouraging the use of social media platforms for selling and promoting products.word of mouth travels quickly but on the internet it travels even faster.”We want to emphasize the need to track social media return on investment that is why we have redefined the process of winning a SOMA to not only reward merit but also measure influence,” Mr. Martin Muli, the founder and Director of SOMA said.
This year theme has made some new categories.They include manufacturing,health care,property and housing,agribusiness,insurance and entrepreneur awards.The former winners were Bonfire Adventures,Safaricom,Jumia,BIDCO,University of Nairobi,Huduma Kenya,KCB Group,Expeditions Masai Safari,Equity Bank,Propesa,Churchill,Joe Muchiri,Caroline Mutoko,Maggie Ireri,Xtian Dela and Betty Kyallo.
Creation of a SOMA council that will act as a social media hub of communication managers who will make a network that will enjoy regular training,information on industry trends and career growth opportunities.
Nominate the brands and preferred personalities before 29th July.