The country was able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat when the positive spin around the bungled elections went global.

Political campaigns generate passion through engagement with specific target audiences by addressing their deep seated desire for change.

When it comes to budgets, propaganda gets significantly more resources that fake news, and when you compare the two, the purveyors of fake news are bringing a switch blade to a gun fight.

During Kenya’s 2017 general elections the TV stations had an excellent opportunity to deliver a great product and grow their market share. Planning and preparation were key to making it count.

Marketing moments have been used to sell products and idea for years, and Rotary Moments borrow heavily from them and the concept of storytelling.

The effective weapon that you have against your competitors is single-minded advertising. Al Reis and Jack Trout in their book ‘Positioning: The Battle for your Mind’, talk about how complex the brain is, and how humans simplify information in this, the worlds first supercomputer.

The presidential debates are expected to be the highest rated content this year and the campaign teams are doing their best to manage the expectations of their candidates.

Maintaining positive visibility through advertising and PR, with a recency strategy as a minimum, insures companies against the unexpected when a crisis hits or when blindsided by competitors and new market trends. It also helps to keep stakeholders supportive through the hard times.

When we won a heavy machinery advertising account, we turned to a bag of new tricks to open up an old market and achieved extraordinary results.

A cursory glance at politicians’ social media profiles tells a sad story but if they applied storytelling methods they could greatly improve their engagement with voters.