Archive for June, 2009

Hong Kong has the most expensive parking spaces in Asia

Many people do not own a car in Hong Kong for many reasons. Firstly, Hong Kong has convenient public transportation, there’s no practical need for owning a car just to travel to places in Hong Kong. Secondly, unlike buying a house, or a good watch, the value of a car keeps dropping every mile you travel. And at last, in a very recent research, Hong Kong parking rate tops Asia Read More...

20 Twitter Avatars that Should Never Be Changed

We discussed about the importance of Twitter Avatars on here. So, I decided to put togther a list of remarkable avatars from my “Following” list. These avatars are the ones that attract my attention right away, the real “Twitter Eye Magnets”. But of course, content of their tweets are part of what made their avatars good. Tell me what you think about them, and follow them if you haven’t yet!

David Ogilvy Day in Hong Kong

After the Dobblr lunch from Island Shangri-La Hotel, I had to quickly rush back home, get casual, and went back to Ogilvy office where they had buses there picking everyone up and took everyone to the venue which was at Gold Coast Hotel Hong Kong. It was a fun evening that gathered almost everyone from the office to relax and have fun while celebrating for David Ogilvy’s birthday on 23th Read More...

Ogilvy + Dopplr Lunch with Marko Ahtisaari

I’m glad to have a chance to be at the lunch with Marko Ahtisaari (CEO, Dopplr), Stephen J Marcopoto (President, Turner International Asia Pacific), Yew Ming Lau (Senior VP, Turner International Asia Pacific), and of course, Thomas Crampton, Jean-Francois Amadei, Sean Rach, Adam O’Conor from Ogilvy and other great people from Shangri-La and CNN. Took away some interesting insights from the lunch!

The original social networking “Site”

“Site” doesn’t have to be an online “website”, it can also be a camp site. The advertisement above is by Coleman outdoor company that has over 100 years history of bringing people together with their outdoor products. This video has high potential for going viral, very clever for positioning themselves as a “social networking site”. Found via Michael Seaton on TheClientSide

Why everyone should ignore SEO now

Many new business owners ask me what to do with their new brands, they ask me if they should invest in search engine optimization for their websites so that their new sites can be more “visible” on the online world. Here’s the sad news for them, SEO doesn’t mean anything at all, SEO shouldn’t be a noun, and it shouldn’t show up on people’s name card as a job title. Read More...

“A Coffee” with Michael Anti

There was a huge discussion 2 weeks ago on China blocking Twitter and other social networks for June 4th Tienanmen Anniversary 2009. I don’t think we need further analysis and opinion on that issue, but today, Thomas Crampton, Jean-François Amadei and I were lucky enough to meet Chinese journalist and political blogger, Michael Anti (Chinese: 赵静 or 安替), who gave me a new angle on the social media environment in Read More...

If I were a criminal, I would use Twitter to…

I would use Twitter to… add local Twitterers, get to know about them, and kidnap the “profitable” ones. track local tweetups, then team up with a few friends and steal laptops. see what Twitter agents people are using. Find out all the iPhone and Blackberry users from my “following” list, track where they are with the real time conversations, and steal the phones. follow the local “hot” twitterers, track where Read More...

Social Media Killing Electronics Sales Rep Jobs?

Do you still remember those times when you saw interesting advertisement on TV about this new “discman”, which made you wanted to run to the electronic store immediately and learn everything about it? Yes, that was the time when sales reps were on high demand. Consumer electronics sales rep jobs are slowly declining because of the rise of social media.

Coke Zero Targeting Men

New Coke Zero online campaign targeting men

After the coke vanilla mistake, they should be have learned what they’d done wrong. Coke zero is marketed as a “sugar free” coke, and “Zero calories” coke in North America. It is smart to have this variation to suit the trend of “fitness” and “healthiness”. Sex sells! Coke created this male-targeted campaign to attract more male consumers for this healthy branded coke, this digital campaign is basically telling people that Read More...