Happy new year to you all! Glad to have you back. They say , you can move much further forward , if you look back and appreciate how far you have come.
Let’s take a moment to briefly look back at 12 interesting things that happened on this blog in 2012.
Being a leap year, in February 29 , we dug into our Bata history and culture and brought you 29 random things about Bata. Did you know that Bata serves over 1 million customers everyday worldwide , or that you get a 15% discount on all purchases made at our Limuru shop? Well , click the above link to learn more of our rich heritage.
In April we gave you tips on what to wear and even more importantly , what NOT to wear on a first date.
In May we introduced Kikoi canvas which became an overnight hit. Now every third lady you meet has a pair or two of Kikoi canvas or has at least thought about having a pair! Our canvas factory in Limuru has been tirelessly working to satisfy the demand for the same , ever since.
Being the month of mothers day we took time to tap into moms’ wisdom by running for the second year in a row ,mama knows best campaign on our Facebook and Twitter . In this campaign we asked you to share one piece if advise your mom had shared with you The advice ranged from general advice about life (take time to know your neighbors , to threats (I can whip you , you are still my child! ) to where (not) to find a suitor!… Read this (very!) informative post .
The highlight of the month was winning the Best corporate blog award at the gala organized by Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) at the Nairobi Serena hotel. The 2013 awards are now underway. At this point we strongly suggest that you click here and nominate this blog for BAKE’s best corporate blog 2013!
In June we hinted about an interesting project we were working on : ladies’ Safari boots , that were to be part of the premium Safari collection. On a very sad note, we said goodbye to our colleague who until his passing on , was doing our website photography….living his passion.
In August we introduced Bata Home to you - our e-commerce & home delivery service – whose formal launch was done at a cocktail at the Sankara hotel. We gave you 10 reasons why you ought to be shopping online. If you haven’t , we invite you to visit our online shop and try our home delivery service.
Towards the end of the year we informed that the premium Safari collection was now available in our retail stores across the country and of course in our online store. We shared with you tips on how to look your best at the office end-of-year party.
Forget about the number 13 being jinxed , at Bata we are enthusiastic about this year and as such , have plenty of of new projects lined up for 2013 , that you will get to know about through this blog. We look forward to interacting with you not only through this blog , but also , through our website , our Twitter page , our Facebook page , our Google plus page and we are even on Pinterest!
We wish you dear reader a splendid 2013!
Feel free to drop a comment below and tell us what you would like to see more of , on this blog this year. We would love to hear it.