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KPLC Debuts on Twitter but having it Rough!

A while back, I wrote an article here called “what if KPLC was on Twitter?” and sure enough, they have just recently officially set foot on Twitter (@kenyapower) but are having a rough time there. I would like to think they read my article but given their activities on Twitter, apparently not. I took it […]

Social Media for Kenyan NGO’s

The NGO sector in Kenya is big. The Kenyan Government immensely lacks in the delivery of basic amenities and it is the NGO Sector that has for the most part come in to fill the gaps. Take the Kenya Red Cross Society for instance; they have time and time again been the first and sometimes […]

Why You Need a Corporate Blog

I wrote a post on why Kenyans need to blog more but what I had in mind when I started writing that post was outlining reasons why Kenyan Businesses need to have corporate blogs. What is a blog? A blog is an online journal published by a person or group of people. A corporate blog […]

Online Forums and Customer Care in Kenya

I hate calling call centres. The Oatmeal documents our experiences with customer care pretty well in his hilarious depictions in the post “Why I’d rather be punched in the testicles than call customer service.” I remember writing a post on pathetic customer care while I was on hold. Sometimes I feel the urge to punch someone […]

Facebook Fanpages over Groups: Kenya

Prologue: The Kenyan Facebook scene is notorious for Groups and not Fanpages. @Wamathai asked me on Twitter which between a Facebook Fanpage and a Group is better. Without stating the pros and cons of each, I replied with Fanpage. In all honesty, there was nothing to think about, it was an open and shut case […]

Twitter for Kenyan Businesses

I am in the process of compiling a list of Kenyans businesses currently on Twitter. But prior to publishing that post, I thought it prudent to write a post on how Kenyan businesses can use Twitter in their businesses. Twitter as you may well know by now is a real-time micro-blogging social networking platform that […]

Pitching to Kenyan Bloggers

Kenyan PR Firms are waking up to the reality of social media. Over the past few months, I have received several pitches from some of the leading PR firms mostly sending me press releases and seeking coverage of their clients’ products or services on my blog. While it is laudable that these firms and their […]

Social Media in Kenya: Reality Check!

The rush to use social networks in Kenya today is appearing more like a bandwagon effect and not a solid business strategy. From my interactions with well placed people in the various industries, I have come to see that some of the companies that are now on the various social networks have either not sanctioned […]

Execution makes Successful Entrepreneurs

This past Saturday, I was speaking at the 140 Conference in Nairobi on Twitter for social causes in Nailab. Among the speakers and active participants were Paula Kahumbu of Wildlife Direct, Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi, Moses Kemibaro of Dotsavvy, Josiah Wanyama of Pamoja Media, Aly-Khan Satchu of Rich.co.ke, Mikul Shah of Eat Out, Ngeny, and […]

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