Saturday, July 4, 2015

Media for Hire: Token or Not Token, That is the Question

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Do we really need to specify what the complimentary "token" will be for every event invite that we help organize?

Does it really matter if there's a token or not?

We once told someone that getting invited to an event, especially if it's a direct invite (and not just a plus one or a recommendation from another media) is already a privilege because that means the organizers strongly believe we have the influence to help them share the news about their products, brands or services. The token given is just a bonus. The invite is enough as a reward because not everyone gets the honor of being part of an event.

We were laughed at.

It saddens us so much that some would need to ask for the details of the token before they agree to attend an event. We don't usually ask the organizers what particular items they will give, but sometimes we are forced because some would require to be compensated handsomely.

The right to be picky and ask for a specific "talent fee" is probably just for those that already have built a name for themselves as among the widely recognized and influential. Perhaps those who already have a "handler" managing their career are somewhat entitled. Those who have attained celebrity status can possibly demand their "asking price."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Delivering Quality Healthcare On Wheels

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While relief goods and medication are being transported to the victims of typhoon Yolanda, ten doctors in some of the country’s remote communities are bicycling their medical assistance to Filipino patients who do not have access to immediate healthcare even during fair weathers.

On the heels of the typhoon’s onslaught last November 2013, Primer Group of Companies—a company known for engaging in the retail and distribution of premium consumer brands in outdoor, fashion, wellness, and urban lifestyle—has dedicated itself to heeding the calls of vulnerable Filipinos through the C.O.R.E.’s Heroes on Wheels.

The C.O.R.E. is the advocacy arm of Primer Group which aims to convert the masses to heed the calls of environmental conservation, ecotourism, and community development.

In partnership with the Department of Health’s Doctors to the Barrios (DTTBs), the C.O.R.E. created its Heroes on Wheels program to strengthen the support networks of communities in times of need with the use of proper outdoor equipment.

According to Tin Villaflor, C.O.R.E. Program Officer, the Heroes on Wheels program provides its beneficiaries with the appropriate outdoor gear and transportation mechanism to immediately reach inaccessible areas.
This time, ten bikes were distributed to ten esteemed local community doctors.

Systems Integration Philippines 2015 Sets The Stage For The Biggest Brands In Business Solutions


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Now on its 13th year, the Systems Integration Philippines expo is all set to showcase the biggest brands in IT & Telecoms, Gifts & Promotional Products, E-Learning Technologies, Pro-Audio, Lights, Music & Movie, Signage & Multimedia, Office Products, Services and Technologies. The event will be held on August 20 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

“When we launched this show in 2004, the market was just starting to adopt IT and integration technologies into their businesses. We had about 60 exhibitors,” shared Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP, organizers of the said show. “This year, there are over 250 local and international companies participating, over 400 booths occupied 9,000 sq.m of exhibition space and 10 countries represented.” 

Due to the strong growth of the systems integration market which is expected to grow through 2020 and be worth USD 377.59, the government has been strongly supporting the market, “This occasion is a vital opportunity for you to create meaningful linkages and partnerships that will foster greater development in workplace solutions, so that our institutions may more readily face the challenges in their respective fields. May your expo serve as a marketplace of next-generation technologies and concepts that will fuel our journey towards lasting, equitable progress.” remarked H.E President Benigno Aquino III in his welcome message for Systems Integration Philippines. 

For more info, call the event organizers, Global-Link MP Events International Inc. at tel no.: (02) 893-7973, email: Visitors may pre-register to
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