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
2 Bank of Uganda
4 NSSF Uganda
5 Uganda Police Force

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

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
4 MTN Uganda
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 –
4 Life Care Insurance MTN Mobile Money, AON and Jubilee
5 Mobile Bulk Payments Solution- Airtel Money and Barclays
6 Money Transfer – Remit Uganda –
7 Money Transfer – Yo Payment

10-Best E-Service
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

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

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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
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



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3 thoughts on “The Digital Impact Awards Africa: Here’s a full list of the nominees

  1. Hey Dignited,
    Thank you for this article, but I see nothing new here! Its just a change of names/ themes of the awards, the organizers, but all the competitors are the same. As a compliment to our innovation sphere, I would have loved to see more new teams on the turf like Addmaya, Proggie Ug, Matibabu, Tambula, and more of the like. I believe such activities would earn a lot of attention if they brought out those emerging cubs in the market that are yet to challenge the existing lions. Alternatively, organize something new like best social, medical, arts and culture entrepreneurs using ICT to make their businesses smarter and more competitive reaching thousands of people that are not in this tech bubble.
    Otherwise, this is just another one of those awards….we hear about!

    • Thanks for your comment Brian,
      My editor and I were having the same argument on especially what new thing DIAA bring to the table or how what they are doing is going to contribute to the development of the Eco system. As much as I agree that they are doing a lot of what has been done, I loved the fact that they added a research component to the Awards. I also agree that there are people that could have been here that are not but I am looking forward to the event so I can make a more concrete judgement.

  2. I agree with Brian the awards are dominated by the same brands and agencies; there is no Big Picture here – We shall see the same brands for SMA’s [Social Media Awards]

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