Sunday, 29 May 2016

Construct Africa


Architectural designs mean different things to different people. Great architecture though stands out and makes you stop for a minute and sigh. This month our photo competition is about “Building Construction Sites’’. We want to tell the story of construction projects throughout Africa with images.


What goes on at construction sites that most of us don’t get to see and might never encounter. We want to shine a light on the men and women at building construction sites who have mastered the art of architecture to deliver such beautiful designs we have grown to love.

For October, Construct Africa in conjunction with Africa Knows seeks to tell the story of Building Construction Sites and construction jobs on the continent. We want to capture the beauty and the spirit of these unique projects. The competition will run from 21st October 2015 and closes on 21st November 2015. We seek beautiful and breathtaking photographs capturing your different Construction job sites in Africa. From stadiums, churches and all the landmark buildings in your country, submit your perfect shot for a chance to win.
Upload Instructions
a.) Create an account on the site as a photographer.
b.) Go to your profile from the top right corner of the site
c.) On the left side menu bar, select “Upload Images”.
d.) Select a high resolution image to upload
e.) Once uploaded, click “Unfinished” tab and select the image to edit and submit.
f.) Fill in image details including “Title, Description and Keywords”. If you have a model or property release of the image, select it here. Set the appropriate License for the image.”
g.) Choose” Construct Africa as one of the image category under Competitions
h.) Agree to the “Terms and Conditions” and submit photo.
The photograph will be reviewed. Once approved it will show up on the competition page as a successful entry.
Prizes are as follows
1st place - $200
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $100
For more information, visit https://africaknows.com/competition/https://africaknows.com/competition/



                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

What We do as Pamoja Media East Africa

Pamoja Media East Africa is a digital marketing Agency in Kenya situated in Kilimani Nairobi. We comprise of a team of diverse and hardworking individuals who strive to deliver to our client exceptional services. Below are some of the services we offer.

Branding

Brands that understand their customer personas are in a unique position to connect with their customers without conjecture. This allows brands to develop a voice that speaks directly to their audience’s needs. Along with this consistent voice their needs to be a supporting story-a story that is able to crystallize your brands existence for your audience while making your audience the hero.




Search Engine Optimization

It is every organization’s dream to have as many people as possible visiting their website. If this does happen, it simply means a lot of people either know or would like to know about you. SEO is the process of ensuring a website can be found in search engines for words and phrases relevant to what the site is offering. This definitely is a good thing since you are able to gain more customers in the process. Pamoja Media has a dedicated team that fully understands SEO and will work to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves. 




Website Development

In today’s rapidly moving business environment it is not enough for an organization to have a web site and equate that with having a web presence. Organizations can benefit from utilizing smart strategy to create world class websites. Pamoja Media’s team  has observed that websites generally fall into one or more of the following categories:
  • Product or Service Marketing (e-commerce)
  • Lead Generation
  • Awareness
  • Support
  • Blogs



Communication Strategy

At Pamoja Media we have worked with organizations to conduct communications audits and assessments to better understand how they currently engage with key audiences, what works well and where the gaps are. We support participatory processes to devise strategies and plans which deliver high quality communication products whilst building capacity and encouraging continuous learning. 




Online Strategy

Online marketing is all about giving an online face to your business. At Pamoja Media, we listen to your needs and understand the need to have a piece of the cake when it comes to online presence. We understand that you want to reach more customers and work tirelessly to close any gap that exists between your brand and your customers. Through online marketing, your brand easily becomes the brand that people relate to whenever they think of the product or service your business offers. Times are changing and everyone is living life online so it's a big risk to not market your business online. So why not talk to people who know their way around the internet? 




Photography

Photographs can help you tell your story and sell your brand. At Pamoja Media, we believe in capturing quality images for our clients that will make that first impression worth the while. 




Social Media Marketing

It has been said that if only you had 10 dedicated people you can change the world.
The power in this statement lies within the quality of those dedicated followers.  The same can be said of social media marketing. Pamoja Media’s integrated approach to online marketing means that after crafting an effective messaging strategy that resonates with your organization’s user persona that we could then assist you in selecting the most appropriate social networking channels to share your messages with a truly dedicated following.  In doing so your brand will be in a unique position to take actually be part of the conversation. Contact us to learn more about how Pamoja Media can help your organization take advantage of social media.


These are just some of the services we offer. Have a look at https://pamojamedia.com/ for much more details on Pamoja Media East Africa.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

What is stock photography?

Stock photography simply refers to the supply of licensed photographs for creative assignment which in the long run saves on costs of hiring a photographer. They are convenient for all parties involved since stock photography agencies get to keep a certain percentage of photos sold on their website while the photographer also gets his share and the client ends up with the desired photo.



 Photographers may submit all their stock image to the stock photography websites for the buyers to choose from or they can simply submit only the images that the website is looking for. The second option tends to work for most photographers since what the website is looking for is definitely what the client want.

Stock photography websites always want images that will quickly sell- meaning they should easily attract clients. As a photographer make sure your photos are attractive and when you decide to use images of people, you should provide the stock photography agencies with model releases to prove that you have an agreement with the people present in your photos.


You can choose to be versatile or specific with your photos as a photographer. Being versatile means your photos can range from people, animals, nature etc. as long as they meet the agency’s requirements. You can also decide to focus on specific types of images in order to satisfy your clients.

As a photographer there are many stock photography websites that you can submit your images to. Most popular ones are Stockport, Fotalia, Shutterstock etc. and they all provide room for royalty free stock images.




Before you submit your photos to any stock photography website, make sure:

They are of high quality. High resolutions images of subjects and aspects from new perspectives is key to attracting interest in your photos. Lens type, type of lighting, camera angle should be well considered.

They are well edited. Stock agencies reject images with blurs, high contract, lens flare and noise.

They are not copyrighted. Avoid imitations of any kind and be as original as possible.

It has a catchy title. This is important since an attractive title will easily sell your photo out of the many photos present in the stock photography website.

To enhance your photos ability to sell fast be easily traced during search results, you should tag your images using key words in order to give them an upper hand.

Give your photos a short description for better understanding and emphasize on important text. This again makes your photo be able to sell easily.



Stock photography has really eased things and made photography cheaper. As a client, try visit these Stockphotography websites to get the images you may need and if you are a photographer, make use of the website to boost your photography.