Speaker Spotlight: Phillip Ogola

Session Title: RedCross and Social Media

Description: How RedCross uses Social Media to report emergencies Real Time.

Philip Ogola is the Social Media Head at @KenyaRedCross, the brainchild behind the #iVolunteer campaign. Through the Campaign @KenyaRedC ross can now respond to disaster real time after getting alerts via twitter or facebook.  Kenya Red Cross won BAKE Awards Best Tweep Corporate for best use of social media. Working at Kenya Red Cross is a CALLING
Worked at Gina Din Corporate Communications as Social Media Consultant where he spearheaded the formation of a fully fledged Social Media Department.
Philip Ogola is a Director at TimeOut Media Ltd has consulted social media strategies for some of the best-known brands in Kenya Nokia East Africa, Nestle, IMG PR and Events ,  CIC Insurance Group, ZUKU Kenya, G4S Kenya. MTV SHUGA, UNAIDS #Crowd Out Campaign.
Philip is a passionate about HIV/AIDS and Road Safety.

Q:Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Kenya?
Working at Red Cross completely changed my life, it’s became a calling saving lives through social media, that one tweet, or blog post can save lives. I want to share my experience  to bloggers as they play a pivotal role in information dissemination and also learn about WordPress

Q:What is your talk going to be about?
How Kenya  Red Cross uses social media disseminate information and receive user feedback  real time  and post news Alert as they happen.  I will focus on the #iVolunteer who are Red Cross Virtual Volunteers on social media , who report emergency real time thereby increasing response time and to help  Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to emergencies faster.

Q:What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk
That we can make positive change by what we post on Social Media  or on our blogs.

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