business networking

From networking to government grant, I’m back with more.

Four months into my new job has been a challenging period; or at least it was challenging enough to prevent me from doing what I enjoy, to write. Looking back, my last blog post was to wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year. Regretful. Especially when I’m noticing that my blog visitors have increased, but having no new content for the past four months just isn’t a wise thing to do.

My new challenge

Yes, I have a new job after the Chinese New Year holidays. I was given the opportunity to work as a Senior Account Manager of Maxias Pte Ltd. In a full digital agency, I jumped right in to what I do best: to develop and manage websites. Apart from getting used to the new company’s culture, processes and policy, I was expected to take over ongoing projects from my predecessor. The lucky thing was the chance to work again with Art Director, Farik Osman, whom we have worked together for a couple of years back in Ad.WRIGHT. Nothing beats working with someone you know, which reduces the time to understand each other’s working behavior and strength. Continue reading

How social is Singapore? Part 3 – Conclusion

Conclusion - How Social are we Singaporean?In Part 2 of the series, I’ve explored the various social media Singaporeans are accessing. In the last part of the series, I will go in-dept on the various social media. Thus, to understand this better, I continued my search hoping to get more concrete data.

As such, I chanced upon Social Bakers’ website which it provides more statistics on the various social media.  I also found out that they have statistics by country for Facebook and LinkedIn and here was what I’ve found. Continue reading

Top 7 Social Media Stats on Jan 2013

How social is Singapore? Part 2 – Which social media preferred

On the first part of the series, we now know the average amount of time Singaporeans spent on social networking. My next question in mind was which social media Singaporeans are using. As there isn’t any national level survey done on this, I would need to look elsewhere for the information.

My first stop was to visit StatCounter’s website for a quick glance on how Singaporeans was accessing the various social media websites. The method used by StatCounter was to analyse every page view referred by a social media site and summarize all this facts to get the information. This was the graph I’ve got.

Top 7 Social Media Stats on Jan 2013 Continue reading

Internet communication activities in Singapore

How social is Singapore? Part 1 – Hours spent on social media

Either you’re a B2C business owner or a marketer yourself, I’m certain that social media would have already been or was going to be part of the tool you use to reach out to your potential customers. Noticeably, we have seen an increase in marketing budget on, new job position for and many promising results on how business gain its market penetration through social media. But, out of curiosity, just how social are we Singaporeans?

With this question in mind, I’ve spent almost two days researching and digesting the data I’ve found. Trying my best to keep things simple, I’ve split the information I’ve got into a three part series so you could zoom in to the information you need.

  • On the first part, I would find out how many hours Singaporeans spend on Social Media each day.
  • Second part, which social media was Singaporean’s preferred network.
  • Lastly, the third part would include more findings and statistics of the various social media platform before a conclusion. Continue reading
Proportion of online shoppers by age group

Online shopping is a growing trend in Singapore

While businesses are struggling to meet their sales target with their traditional retail shop, it is important to note that online shopping is steadily growing over the years. As per Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the number of online shoppers has grown from 35% in the year 2007 to 50% in 2011. Of which, the biggest growth of online shoppers are those aged between 15 – 24 years old; with a staggering growth of 17% over a span of four years.

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What it takes to be successful in direct marketing

1-to-1-MarketingThis post originally appeared on the Singapore Business Review, where I regularly contributes articles about branding, advertising and marketing.

Are you one of the many Singaporeans who receive physical or electronic mail only to thrash or delete it without a second thought?

You’re not alone; the majority of us simply disregard such materials as junk – mere inconveniences of life.

Much of today’s direct or electronic mailers are lost amidst an overload of generic communications and this has become a familiar issue in modern direct marketing techniques. Continue reading

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Business with a heart

20121203-233758.jpgDo you still remember my post on having a compelling Brand Story? In that post, I talked about businesses, big or small, having a chance to shine if you have a story to tell; instead of focusing on what you’re selling or, even worse, how cheap your price can be.

Today, I have a story to tell. Not particularly my story, but an event that happened in a local food centre while I was eating my lunch last Saturday. It gave me a strong urge to write this down into my blog. Stories like this would normally go unheard, but today, I’m going to blog about it, to talk about it and promote the beauty of kindness over profit. Continue reading

LinkedIn

6 LinkedIn Power Tactics

LinkedInWelcome to the world of LinkedIn where you potentially can reach out to more than 150 million professionals in the world, 13.6% of them are in Asia and 0.5 million of them resides in Singapore. These stats are scary to begin with, and it would be really hard to give it a miss.

I assume that you already have a profile on LinkedIn, and you have created a company page for your organization. You have all the information updated and you are ready to do some social media marketing.

In order to make your LinkedIn marketing campaign much smoother, it would be my pleasure to share these power tactics with you. Continue reading

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