Block B - Unit 5 at 51 Lenana Road Kilimani
Nairobi, Kenya
Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 17.00 pm
Sat, Sun CLOSED

OUR VISION

To make marketing the force behind business in Kenya and beyond.

OUR MISSION

To continually promote professional marketing standards, establish a practitioners code of ethics, and provide interactive fora for marketers.

CORE VALUES

  • Non discrimination
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Fairness
  • Corporate social responsibility

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CHIEF JUDGE

ROSE KIMOTHO, MBS

Rose is the MD and Founder of Three Stones Limited, the company that operates 3 Stones TV and the first free-to-air digital television channel broadcasting in the Kikuyu-language.

Prior to launching Three Stones Ltd., Rose founded and was the Managing Director of Regional Reach Limited, a company that launched Kameme FM in 1999 and K24 television channel in 2007. She has also previously worked for Nairobi Times, Ogilvy & Mather and McCann-Erickson (K) Ltd.

JUDGES

CAROLINE NDIRANGU

Caroline is an award winning and experienced communications strategist with a proven success record of delivering results in the advertising and marketing industry with over twelve years in experience.

Throughout her career, she has managed to gain a true 360 experience in executing marketing campaigns in all channels in both above the line and below the line mediums although her true passion lies in performance marketing.

She also has a passion for growing brands in Africa and believes in African solutions for African problems. When she is not working, you will find Caroline driving one of her other passions; building a community of readers with her monthly book reviews, catching up on current & international affairs and encouraging people to travel as she is an avid traveler.

DR. GITONGA MURIITHI

Gitonga is a chartered marketer with over 16 years’ experience, he holds a BSc (Biochemistry)degree, an MBA, a Ph.D. in consumer behaviour and is a Fellow of the chartered institute of Marketing among other professional training.

Results-driven sales, marketing and business development leader, known for innovation and unique mix of strategic, creative, operational and technical abilities.

Gitonga holds a consistent track record in generating leads and new business for large, mid-size and start-up companies in enterprise software, Real estate, FMCG, Finance and investment, Non-profit and wireless telecom industries.

Specialties: Lead Generation, Sales, Marketing Automation, Sales Operations, Product Marketing, Product Management, Strategic Planning, Brand Design, Social media, Digital Marketing, Strategic brand management Channel Marketing, Market Research, Demand marketing Global Alliances and Business Development

Socially, Gitonga is currently the Director in Charge of Governance and Ethics, Rotary Club and also an advisor to the CEO at the Kenya National Innovation Agency and a Judge at the Hult Prize foundation.,

Educating and inspiring people to create, publish and flourish by designing life and business for happiness and fulfilment

TEMITAYO IGE

Temitayo is a seasoned marketing communications professional with over 9 yrs’ experience in the industry, 8 of which she has spent in Digital marketing which puts her right at the beginning of the Digital Marketing awakening in W. Africa.

She is currently the Global Brand Communications Lead at Beiersdorf AG, a global company with presence across over 150 countries. There, she oversees the creation of communication material across several media platforms for NIVEA, a brand that has become one of the fastest growing. She continues to explore avenues to grow the industry by organizing conferences, contributing and sharing knowledge as well as constantly seeking opportunities to learn.

Some notable feats of Temitayo include starting Isten Digital- a business that is focused on helping people navigate through digital marketing through training and recruiting; co-founding Digital Marketing Meet-Up- a platform for digital marketing professional; member of the board of directors for ADMARP (Association of Digital Marketing Professionals and being a judge for Young Lions and Pitchers awards- an affiliate of Cannes Lions Festival in Nigeria.

Privileged to be a marketer through and through, she holds her first degree in Mass Communications with emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising, an MA in Strategic Marketing Communications and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute of Ireland.

After getting a taste of the marketing communications agency life at Etu Odi communications as a client service executive and copywriter, Temitayo’s focus in the industry switched to digital marketing during her master’s in University of Greenwich, UK where she had an opportunity to intern at a digital agency which totally changed the course of her career.

After moving back to Nigeria in 2013, she returned to Etu Odi communications, where she started to create a digital department fully understanding the need for such services in Nigeria. A year later, Temitayo joined Wild Fusion, an agency that focused specifically on digital marketing as a digital strategist. During her time there, she got Google certified and went on to become a certified trainer for the Digital Marketing Institute of Ireland helping to train several digital marketers who are currently in top positions across several companies in Nigeria.

With her passion for passing on knowledge and investing in people, she has always engaged in trainings, seminars, conferences and workshops where she helps to raise the next generation of digital marketing professionals, teaching sales staff, entrepreneurs, bloggers, marketing teams and students how to leverage digital marketing. Her passion for training and women empowerment also saw her join the prestigious trainer network of Facebook, who partnered with a local organization to train female entrepreneurs across Nigeria

In 2016, she joined Ogilvy Nigeria where she rose to become the Account Director, overseeing the several clients serviced by the business and the moved on to join Beiersdorf as the Digital Brand Manager- Central, East & West Africa in 2018. Over the years, Temitayo has helped to strategically position several top brands digitally, including Coca Cola, Knorr, FBN Quest, Diamond Bank, Airtel Nigeria, amongst others.

TOM BWANA

Tom is a Multilingual Marketing practitioner in the media and sports industries. Passionate about building mutually beneficial partnerships and brand relatability to target audiences.

He has worked with leading betting brands SportPesa, Betsafe and currently heads Marketing at Shabiki.com
MATILDA KAGUME

Matilda is a seasoned, high performing Commercial Leader with vast knowledge and experience in Strategic Marketing, digital transformation and global payments in local and regional markets serving in both B2B and B2C capacities.

Currently Head of Commercialization and Strategic Partnerships at Telkom Kenya.

She has had a robust career in both Telecommunications and Payments industries spanning across various commercial roles in Business development and Partnerships, Driving customer Acquisition, Usage and Retention, Enterprise Marketing, Mobile money, Payment transaction services, Customer segmentation, Brand management (Media, advertising, research and digital)

Matilda has extensive experience being at the center of interweaving consumer insights and data to develop and execute Strategic, Innovative, relevant and impactful consumer products in the Sub Saharan region.

Matilda is M-CIM certified, Holds a Global Executive MBA from USIU & Sol Bridge university in South Korea. Serving on various boards and giving back through Universities mentorship programs.

EDWARD MUTHUSI

Advertising Creative Director with a wealth of more than 20 years experience in leading Sub-Saharan Africa agencies including Scanad Africa and Ogilvy. Kenya Film Commission Best Tv Show Host--'Lions Den' which aired on Netflix

Led teams to win several Marketing Society of Kenya and APA Kenya Loeries Advertising Awards.

Judged at APA Kenya Loeries Advertising Awards , Uganda Advertising Association Awards, Marketing Society of Kenya Awards.

Mentored at APA Kenya Young Creatives Challenge.

Former Radio Presenter and Creative Team leader at top Kenyan radio stations.

Appointed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta to serve on the Board of Kenya Cultural Centre/Kenya National Theatre (2015 2022).

Cannes Lions & Berlin School - Creative Leaders Program, global Bursary Award winner.

Represented Kenya as housemate In Reality Show Big Brother, South Africa.

MARY MWANGI

Mary Mwangi is a Dynamic Marketing professional, with over 12 years’ experience. She possess an ability to sustain and cultivate strong client & partner relationships.

She has developed, implemented, and managed company marketing & advertising strategies both from a business, sales, and technical perspective for both local and global clients. The combination of her intuition, communication& functional skills, adaptability, and strategic approach in maintaining an organized team, has ensured their collaboration and optimum performance to deliver work that deserved them Media Agency of the year in 2022 & acquisition and retention of key accounts in the top ten industries including Telco, Financial services, FMCG etc

She is currently the Managing Director for Carat Kenya in charge of client relationships, personnel management, management of local & global client businesses and business development.

RICHARD WANJOHI

Richard has over 20 years strategizing innovative marketing and experiences for both startups to the world’s biggest brands. From business development, communications and PR..

..market research to sports marketing. He currently sits at the Strathmore Business School - working with the Executive Education, Water Innovation Hub and The Marketing Hub.

He continues evolving in his Marketing career journey and regularly contributes to leading publications including Daily Nation, Marketing Africa, Global Voices Online, The Elephant to name but a few. He's also published in different marketing publications including Palgrave Macmillan, among others. He is an avid sports fan and sports business analyst.

TRIXIE CHIBOLE

Trixie is a passionate marketer inspired by the dynamic industry of Marketing, Advertising and Communication. I'm equipped with vast fundamental professional skills...

She is a passionate marketer inspired by the dynamic industry of Marketing, Advertising and Communication. I'm equipped with vast fundamental professional skills and driven by seeing campaigns and brands come to life, finally connecting with the consumer. Exposure and experience in the banking industry has grown my business sense and analytic skills.
PATRICK GITHINJI

Githinji is a seasoned Public Relations, Marketing and Branding professional and a business writer with over eight years’ experience in three continents, USA, Europe and Africa.

He has a proven record in designing and executing result-oriented and sustainable communication strategies and project management.

His experience cuts across several disciplines of communication such as brand communications, presidential events, lifestyle PR, investor relations, CSI, and corporate communication. In April, Githinji joined Kenya’s leading Craft Brewery based in Kikuyu Town as Head of Marketing & Communication. The breweries specialize in two type of beers
Ales and Lager. He is responsible of creating brand presence in Kenya with more focus in Nairobi and recruit new premium outlets.

In the last six years, Githinji helped raise the media profile of EABL’s corporate. He was the project manager for Johnnie Walker Formula 1, a global sports. He also developed an Influencers Marketing playbook for EABL and enrolled EABL Director on Social Media. He has also worked on major global brands such as Coca Cola, British American Tobacco, Johnnie Walker Whisky and Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka.

His ability to develop creative communication strategies and generate news leads is a key strength, with dynamic expertise across media relations, journalism, public relations, storytelling, website and social media content management and training. Githinji holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Communications from United States International University – Africa (USIU-Africa).

FLORENCE OCHOLA

Florence Ochola is a strategic business consultant majoring in leadership and marketing advisory. She is the founder of EMC Market Consult and has over 13 years of experience in the marketing space.

She is a thought leadership enthusiast and is keen on mentoring young people looking to venture into marketing as well as helping them in developing progressive, regenerative and sustainable businesses that build positive impact to the environment as well as the economy.
BENSON WANYOIKE

Benson is Marketing and Communications professional with over 25 years’ experience in Marketing& Sales, Communications and Customer service spanning the Media Industry, FMCG and Financial sector.

He has a rich knowledge and hands on experience in the above areas and has a passion for branding. He has participated in campaigns for localising the global remittances brand Western Union Money Transfer which is now a well-known brand in Kenya. He is a firm believer that branding is differentiating products from commodities.

He is well-seasoned in marketing and is zealous in adding value to the youth through mentoring and empowerment programs in personal branding with aim of developing themselves to emerge as strong brands to face the dynamic work and business environment.

He is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya and is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Postbank Kenya.

MARK MWAWAKA

Mark is the Digital Marketing Lead for Copia, where he works on the overall digital communication & marketing strategy to ensure the continual growth of the brand's digital footprint.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in all things digital, marketing operations, and content development. He has worked with the leading brands across industries including FMCG, the financial sector (banking), and Education among others.
Dr. LYDIA MWAI (Ph.D.) MMSK

Dr. Lydia is the Head of Marketing Implementation strategy at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology where she is also a Lecturer teaching Marketing and Management courses

She has over 10 years of Experience in Marketing Strategy Consultant and holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Nairobi, an MBA (Marketing ) from Kenyatta University, and a BED(ARTS) from Kenyatta University. She is a committed member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.
LENIN LUMUMBA

Lenin is a Journalist, PR, Communications & Marketing professional with over 8 years’ experience in providing strategic communications counsel to clients across multiple sectors in Africa.

He has been largely involved in strategy formulation, content ideation and creation, creating successful PR and Marketing campaigns, risk communication and crisis management and general PR support for both local and international companies such as I&M Bank, Heineken, Merck, AIG Insurance. Telkom, Safaricom, Safaricom Foundation, UNHCR, Coca Cola Beverages Africa, Puma Energy, Procter and Gamble, Visa, Flourish Ventures and AGRA.

He has also worked with many startups across the continent, supporting them to launch operations, tell their story and showcase their impact. He has provided communications support for Glovo, Bolt, Lori, Kwara, Wowzi, Nala etc.

He is currently the Corporate Communications Manager at Sendy. Africa's largest Fulfillment and logistics enabler. He leads the company's internal and external communication efforts in Africa, including spearheading vision, strategy, content development, crisis communications and media relations.

DR. FLORENCE NJAU (PHD)

Dr. Florence is a leader in Hospitality Management with over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions, consultant and trainer in Hospitality and Tourism industry.

She has experience in building successful teams that excel in harnessing organizational & interpersonal skills to achieve envisioned goals. An outgoing innovative thinker with broad based expertise in Hospitality Management, Executive Management, Finance & Business Development.

She is the Chairperson KAHC (Nairobi Region), TVET Sector Skills Advisory Committee (SSAC), member of Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT), UK certified HACCP trainer by Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA-UK), member, Institute of Directors IOD (K), Marketing Society of Kenya, Tourism Professional Association (K), Association of Hotel Professional, Kenya( AHPK)

JAMES ONDITI

James Ombogo Onditi is currently the Manager Administration and Finance at Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub, established by a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

James Ombogo Onditi is currently the Manager Administration and Finance at Kenyatta University-Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub. The Hub was established by a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Initiatives for What Works for Women’s Economic Empowerment. James is also the Manager Business Development at Kenyatta University-Capacity Development and Consultancy Services since August 2018; Mr. Onditi served in the same capacity under the Kenyatta University-Consultancy Services Unit (KUCSU) from June 2016. Previous to joining KU, he served at Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd (KIE) as Assistant Manager Business Development and Financial Services (September 2012 to June 2016 ), Acting Manager Business Development Department (May 2013 to January 2014), Senior Officer Risk Management (June 2011 to September 2012). While at KIE, James was instrumental in the process of setting up the Risk Management and Credit Appraisal procedures, he also helped in re-engineering business processes at the Business Development Department. He was in charge of client generation, credit appraisal and disbursement at the parastatal. Additionally, he has undertaken and managed a number of consultancies and Business Development Services (BDS) projects. Before joining KIE, Mr. Onditi served at Equity Bank Limited as a Supervisor Agency Banking and Acquiring Business Channels (ABC) (April 2010 to June 2011). He was pivotal in establishing the first banking agents for Equity Bank in Nairobi Eastern Region based at Donholm Branch. He also served as a Relationship Officer Credit (August 2008 to April 2010). As a credit officer, James set up the initial group lending credit portfolio for the branch. Mr. Onditi holds a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi (UON, 2014), Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Business) Degree from Kenyatta University (KU, 2008) and a Diploma in Information Management Systems (IMIS-UK) from Strathmore University. He is currently pursuing PHD in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Nairobi. He is an Associate Member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK). He has previously judged for the Agricultural Society of Kenya, Tangaza University College, and moderated for the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). James has also undertaken a number of short courses in management and transformative leadership, digital, social media marketing and Organizational Knowledge Management (KM). He has been trained in risk management framework, credit appraisal and management, business planning, budgeting and financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). He is a certified Quality Management Systems (QMS) Internal Auditor ISO 2001:2015; and has also trained on Risk Based Thinking ISO 2001:2015. He has undertaken a number of consultancies and donor funded projects. He brings on board a wealth of experience in business development, grant management, project design and implementation, training, grant and consultancy proposal writing, contract management and negotiations, logistics coordination, risk management and project monitoring and evaluation skills.
NELLY KASALAI

Nelly is a self-motivated and success-driven business development specialist with over 10 years’ experience in providing business growth solution. She is also vast in business admin and management.

Currently, Nelly works at Kreston KM & Co. LLP, a Global audit firm, as HOD Administration Department and Business Development Executive.

She is in her third year pursuing MBA (Strategic Management option) at St. Paul’s University and Holds a Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Management (Marketing Option) from the same University.

HUSSEIN YUSUF

Hussein is a Marketing Professional working in the Oil and Gas Industry in E. Africa for the last 14 Yrs. He is the Founder of Parrot Energy Ltd that deals in the wholesale and export of petroleum...

He is passionate about creating and building brands that leave a lasting impression in the mind of the Consumer.
Ms. LEVINAH MWANGI

Levinah is an experienced marketing strategist with over ten years of B2B and B2C marketing experience, delivering profitable solutions that drive sales, attract and maintain customers..

...and build solid corporate brands. She has a special talent for enhancing corporate marketability through a 360-marketing strategy with clear, effective corporate messaging.

As an ambitious professional with strategic planning experience, identifying improved approaches and enhanced solutions to business challenges are activities that drive and inspire her to be on the cutting edge of industry advancements.

She earned a solid reputation for being enthusiastic, efficient, and hands-on in corporate marketing and Below The Line-experiential marketing with a key focus on both long-term as well as short-term project administration, formulation, and implementation of effective strategies, logistics as well as client service and account management.

Ms. Mwangi holds a BSc. in International Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from USIU- Africa and is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.

JIMMY BRIAN

Jimmy is the marketing and Innovations manager at Appkings Solutions LTD, an ICT company based in Nairobi that deals in Microsoft Dynamics ERPs.

He is a holder of bachelor in commerce Marketing and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing CIM with a diploma in professional marketing from Stathmore University. He is currently persuing a certification in Strategic Management and leadership at Kenya Institute of management. His passion is in experiential and partnership marketing
WANGARI KIMANI

Wangari is currently commercial Head of beauty, Personal and Homecare at Jumia Kenya and is an alumna of the Economics school at the University of Nairobi.

She holds a track record in: Marketing strategy with a niche in reinstating heritage brands back to glory; Innovation launch and re-launches for brands like Pepsodent, Sunlight Hygiene toilet soap, OMO Auto and OMO Antibacterial range in East, West & South Africa; And the crafting to execution of sustainable people- purpose strategy for brands like Sunlight.

She has a passion for shopper marketing and has worked in the region of East Africa, West Africa and Brazil setting up future centric, world class -value driving working models on promotion ROI tracking, route to market, category management and retail-customer collaboration.

Wangari is currently putting digital learning into action and testing out best practice models for the African market in the HPC category.

She is big on giving back to the society through the Rotary organization where she has serves as the New Generations Director at Rotary Club of Langata

Her hobbies include hiking, backpacking like an 80s hippie and hot yoga

GEORGE WERE

George Were is a Sales and Marketing professional with over 10 years of diversified experience having worked in marketing, retail operations and commercials in the Oil and Gas Industry.

He is a Chartered Marketer with a Digital Marketing Diploma from CIM and a bachelor’s degree in Business specialising in Marketing and a Member of MSK. currently he is the Marketing Manager at E3 Energy.
ESTHER KARUKU

Esther works as a management consultant with a focus on business analytics and innovation. She has over a decade of experience in development of award winning marketing campaigns.

She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Data Analytics. Esther also nurtures the next generation of social innovators as a business mentor.
VICTOR ALARO

Victor is a Marketing and Brand Management Professional with proven experience in planning and coordinating marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand...

Victor is a Marketing and Brand Management Professional with proven experience in planning and coordinating marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors in order to identify new potential customers, Victor has a strong expertise in developing pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing profits.

Victor is currently the Marketing Manager at Regent Management Ltd.

GRACE MBOGO

Grace Mbogo is a Strategic PR and Communications Specialist with over 7 years of progressive experience in strategic communications.

She has designed and executed communications strategies, managed high-impact PR and brand positioning campaigns, and ensured consistent and impactful messaging across diverse platforms.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Chuka University. She also holds a Diploma in Professional Marketing and Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing, both from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
MICHAEL OGILLO

Michael O. Ogillo is currently the General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.

Michael O. Ogillo is currently the General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.

He is an experienced marketing and business development professional in B2C, B2B and B2G for over 17 years. Results oriented and has excelled in identifying customer needs and providing solution.

Has effectively handled major assignments including new product development and introduction, brand building, trade marketing management, distribution management and projects management.

Demonstrated competencies in Strategy formulation and execution, Sales Maximization, Negotiations, Customer relationships, Corporate Communication and Stakeholder Management.

Seasoned Trade Judge

• Appointed Senior Trade Judge by MSK during the Annual ASK Nairobi International Show - 2019.

• Appointed Judge by Kenya Libraries Association (KLA) during their Annual Library of the Year Awards (Maktaba Awards) in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

NANCY MWITHI, ACIM

Nancy is an experienced marketer who has held positions in various industries ranging from the FMCG to the education sector. She started her career in Haco Tiger Brands,a leading FMCG company...

..in Sub-Saharan Africa and then moved to ISK and is currently at SABIS Runda as the Marketing Officer where she is focused on creating a leading brand in education in Kenya and across East Africa.

She holds a BSc. in International Business Administration from USIU-Africa, a Practitioner’s Diploma from the Marketing Society of Kenya and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Higher Diploma. Ms. Mwithi is also a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.

DR. GATOBU RINTAUGU

Dr. Gatobu is Currently in Private business, consultancy and a Lecturer Marketing, Business Management Department, School of Business and Economics, Meru University of Science, and technology.

He has years of experience having previously worked at Total Kenya Limited in sales Department (1985-188), moved to Mobil Oil Kenya limited (1988 – 1990), and General Motors East Africa as Marketing Executive (1990-1995). In 1995, he went into private business and started own company that worked in Kenya and Uganda (1995- 2004).

In 2005 enrolled for MBA at Kenya Methodist University (Kemu) and graduated in 2009. Then enrolled for a DBA at Maastricht School Of Management (MsM) (2011- 2018). Graduated with an MPhil. Degree (2013) and a doctorate completion 2018.

MAGDALINE MURANDA

Magdaline is a PR and Communications professional with years experience as a practitioner in International organizations. She has rich knowledge in branding, image management as well as digital marketing.

Magdaline is a PR and Communications professional with years experience as a practitioner in International organizations. She has rich knowledge in branding, image management as well as digital marketing.
JOHN NDICHU, MMSK, MPRSK

John is a seasoned marketing communication specialist with over 10 year's experience in selling space in the print media. He has worked with Education News, a fortnighly publication focused on Education sector in Kenya.

John is a seasoned marketing communication specialist with over 10 year's experience in selling space in the print media. He has worked with Education News, a fortnighly publication focused on Education sector in Kenya.
MORAA OSORO

Experienced Commercial Leader with demonstrated impact. Skilled in Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Commercial Operations that unlocks accelerated sustainable growth in business and teams.

Experienced Commercial Leader with demonstrated impact. Skilled in Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Commercial Operations that unlocks accelerated sustainable growth in business and teams.
DANIEL NYAKORA

Daniel is a senior marketer with experience spanning over a decade. He has overseen department budgets and executed brand and marketing strategies for startups to multinational organisations in the Education, Agriculture and Consumer Finance industries.

Daniel's marketing experience spans 10+ countries in Africa. He currently leads expansion efforts for a post-Series B pan-African e-mobility startup.
Janet Machuka

Janet is a social media marketing strategist, content creator, copywriter influencer and one of the top leaders in the digital marketing industry. She is the founder of Africa’s marketing twitter community, #AfricaTweetChat which has tapped into a 500+ million audience for the past 4 years

She founded ATC Digital Academy, an edtech startup for digital marketing courses. Additionally, she runs a marketing agency, Sparks Corporates.

Achievements

Janet started out as a journalist but later shifted to full time digital marketing where she has 6 years of experience.

Grown an online presence of more than 200,000 followers across her social media channels who she has impacted differently.

She has trained over 70+ corporate brands on social media marketing, building brands online and how to sell their products and services. In addition to that, she has trained hundreds of individuals on the same and now they’re either doing freelance or employed in companies. She has also created courses for e-learning platforms such as Platzi.

She has worked closely with other experts in agencies and industry to create campaign strategies, find influencers and manage them throughout the campaign, social media page management, content strategy and creation process, crisis management on social media and content marketing.

Recognitions:

- Featured in global industry experts’ spaces such as Talkwalker, Talkative, Semrush, Hubspot, Platzi as a trainer just to mention a few to share insights on social media trends, conversation, influencer and community trends. . She has also featured in her local media such as Nation Africa and Standard Media.
- Top 25 Digital Women in Kenya in 2019
- Top 20 Content Marketing Influencer in 2020 by Semrush
- Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers on Twitter in 2020 by AndyWood
- Top 200 of the most Influent African Women on Twitter in 2021 by Smart Data Power
- Top 20 Content Marketing Influencer in 2022 by Semrush
- Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencer in 2022 by Buzzsumo
- Africa’s Top 10 Marketing influencers in 2022 based on engagements ranked by Talkwalker.
36 Digital Marketing Experts to follow on social media by Social Pilot

Nominations:

She has been nominated for Traffic Summit Awards in Turkey as the best marketing influencer. She went through the first round.

Presently Serving as:

- Advisory board member for Agorapulse’s Academy, Social Media Pulse
- Advisory board member at SocialMeds Agency in Kenya
- Media Advisory board member for KEMRI Wellcome
- Head Of Editorial Strategist for Pin Africa

Notable brands she has worked with as an influencer, content creator and campaign strategist:
Locally; in Kenya: Airtel Kenya, Liberty Insurance, Heritage Insurance, Amana Capital, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Carrefour, AirDuka, Wingi Global, Tally Solutions, DTB Bank, GTB Bank, Stanbic Bank, KEPSA, Communication Authority of Kenya, Synnefa, Competition Authority of Kenya, Showmax Kenya etc.

Internationally: Autonomous, Fair Trade Africa, Flutterwave, Oxfam International, BBC Africa, Stax, Grey, Google, Mozilla, ADRA, Emsany, Fye Network etc

Fun Fact: I love watching documentaries.

WANJIRU NGUNDO

Communications Specialist with 15 years of experience in the communications field. Highly organized expert in web and print content development and public speaking. Proven ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.

Results-oriented Marke_ng Professional with more than 15 years of experience. Consistently delivers effective marketing content using social media, SEO, SEM strategies. Team leader and effective team player with experts in all facets of marketinng including management, advertising, planograms, vendor relations, CRM, PR, contract negotiations, staff training, and brand management.