The Digital Impact Awards Africa: Here’s a full list of the nominees

Africa is now adopting digital technologies as the spread of the internet becomes ubiquitous across the continent every single day. Social media in particular has been a game changer. Facebook specifically has been the gateway for online first timers to experience and access information services. Brands are also following suit moving where users are.

Now, there’s a need to recognize the movers and shakers in this new digital space. From Social media week held in Lagos Nigeria to Social media awards started last year in Kampala, more recognition programs are cropping up.

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The latest is the Digital Impact Awards Africa, a research driven project with conference and awards events are the brainchild of Cyberplc Limited and HiPipo (U) Limited with the mission to promote innovations and best practices that will deliver maximum digital dividends. The project aims to bring to light innovations and best practices ranging from user interface design to cyber-security in Uganda, the East African Community and Africa at large.

To get the wheels spinning, here are the 2014 DIAA nominees;

1 -Digital Brand of the Year
1 Airtel Uganda
2 Centenary Bank
3 Daily Monitor
4 MTN Uganda
5 The New Vision

2 -Best Corporate Brand on Social Media
1 Airtel Uganda
2 Bukedde
3 Daily Monitor
4 MTN Uganda
5 NTV Uganda
6 The New Vision

3 -Fastest Growing Corporate Brand on Social Media
1 Bell Lager
2 Centenary Bank
3 Club Pilsner
4 Huawei Uganda
5 NBS Television
6 The Observer
7 The Red Pepper
8 WBS Television

4 -Best Government Agency on Social Media
1 URA
2 Bank of Uganda
3 KCCA
4 NSSF Uganda
5 Uganda Police Force

5-Best Corporate Cybersecurity Practice
1 Bank of Uganda
2 DFCU Uganda
3 Standard Chartered Bank Uganda
4 URA

6-Best Corporate Digital Marketing Campaign
1 Airtel Uganda Cranes Together We Can
2 CokeStudioAfrica The world’s ours video contest
3 MTN Egg Hunt
4 Smart Telecom: Give Us a name

7-Best Corporate Website
1 Bank of Uganda
2 Centenary Bank
3 DFCU
4 MTN Uganda
5 NSSF
6 Orange Uganda
7 Smile Uganda
8 Stanbic Bank Uganda
9 Uganda Telecom

8-Best Digital Financial Service
1 Airtel Money
2 Centenary Bank E-banking (CenteMobile,PC Banking Services)
3 MTN Mobile Money
4 Stanbic Bank Uganda E-banking (Internet Banking, Mobile Banking)
5 Standard Chartered Bank 24hrs Banking (Online Banking, Mobile Banking, VISA Cards)

9-Best Digital Financial Service Innovation
1 Payments- Airtel Uganda and Total Uganda
2 Bulk Payments – Beyonic – http://beyonic.com/
3 JPESA- http://www.jpesa.com/en/
4 Life Care Insurance MTN Mobile Money, AON and Jubilee
5 Mobile Bulk Payments Solution- Airtel Money and Barclays
6 Money Transfer – Remit Uganda – https://remit.ug/
7 Money Transfer – Yo Payment https://payments.yo.co.ug

10-Best E-Service
1 URA E-TAX
2 AAR Health Services
3 National Water – E-Water Payment System
4 NSSF Uganda – GO SMART – E-Service
5 TCMG Uganda

11-Best E-Commerce
1 http://www.cheki.co.ug/
2 http://www.eyetrade.ug/
3 http://www.hellofood.ug/
4 http://www.jumia.ug/
5 http://www.kaymu.co.ug/
6 http://www.olx.co.ug/

12-Best Mobile App
1 BodaPay
2 Mafutago
3 Matatu
4 NBS News App
5 The New Vision News App
6 The Pearl Guide – Experience Premium Uganda

13-People’s Choice Video Commercial of the Year on YouTube
1 Meet Mr. Money
2 MTN Oh, the things you’ll learn.
3 Orange Uganda TOKOTA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXJtdMwCc5s
4 Riham
5 Uganda Telecom Airtime for life

Other  Categories To be released with research report at awards night
14-Top 10 Corporate Brands on Social Media – East Africa
15-Top 10 Digital Financial Service Innovation – Africa
16-Top 10 Corporate Brands on Social Media – Africa
17- Top 10 Mobile APPs- Africa
18- Top 10 Radio Stations on Social Media – Uganda