Meet the Jury for the Pulse Influencer Awards
The jury comprises of the brightest minds from across the globe who have a wealth of experience in the digital/media/partnership landscape. They will be responsible for screening the submitted nominations and selecting the Top 10 nominees per category. The Jury process will be transparent and fair and each nomination will be scored based on our criteria.
My name is Agnes Opondo the KE Licensing & Partnerships at the digital streaming service Mdundo. I am also a freelance entertainment writer at Kenyanvibe and Tangaza Magazine. I have over 6 years of experience in the entertainment scene - media, copyright, collective rights management, music marketing, and digital music streaming. I am also currently a judge in the Unkut Hip Hop Awards 2023.
Felistus Gathii: Content Strategist, Partnerships Manager at TikTok
A seasoned content strategist with a deep understanding of digital media and its ever-evolving landscape. With a decade of experience, she has a keen eye for storytelling, collaborating with diverse brands, influencers, and emerging talents. Felistus is passionate about supporting creators, amplifying their voices, and championing diversity in the industry. She is always looking for innovative avenues to bring African creativity to the world, fostering cross-cultural connections and celebrating the rich tapestry of talent within the continent.
Driven individual with a passion for all things tech. Innovation-led to improve efficiencies and help my organization and clients remain ahead of the competition. With 10 years experience in designing communication strategies and media planning, and 4years in the tools and tech space. Currently the Head of sales Africa at Tagger media.
Introducing Julie Nguru, the marketing maverick, and creative think tank revolutionizing the industry. With a passion for challenging norms and embracing innovation, Julie delivers transformative results and exceeds client expectations. Armed with a remarkable track record and boundless creativity, Julie is the go-to resource for turning visions into reality.
Linda Okero, a seasoned communications professional known for her expertise in driving socio-economic transformation and influencer marketing success, has made significant impact in the Micro-Finance, Government, Business Acceleration, Advocacy and most recently, the Influencer Marketing sector.
Loreh Marvin is a copywriter who apart from his usual wordplay doubles up as an influencer marketing expert, providing brands with creative methods of marketing and communications using Influencers and content creators, helping them design better influencer strategies.
Bought, borrowed or stolen; Roy Karuhize has worn many hats in the content and creator industry, From Radio Africa Production Manager to Scangroup Creative Director. He now wears the MD’s hat in TrueTribe; East Africa’s only real 360 Content Advertising and Marketing agency. True Tribe creates winning brand content campaigns; and works with true creators and influencers on our social hat trick; we shape it, share it and shine with it!
In a focused career of delivering return on investment, Dan Obura (as he is known as) is a seasoned digital strategist with 12 years experience in the advertising world. Currently with DigiTribe-EABL, Dan has also worked with Ogilvy Africa, DENTSU and Redhouse Group where creative thinking and delivering award winning digital campaigns were the order of the day.
Some of the awards Dan has been able to harness are: The Cancer Soldier 2015 for Digital Cancer Drive Campaign by Eddah’s Hope, The Ogilvy Pipe Award 2019 for Leadership, and the Top 25 Men in Digital Award 2020 for Digital thought leadership by SOMA.
In a focused career of delivering digital solutions to meet business objectives, Dan has worked with different brands from the financial sector, FMCGs, Beverages, NGOs, Parastatals, The UN, European Union and The Government of Kenya.