Helping Entrepreneurs Wins kicks-off tomorrow, SMEs encouraged to join

Helping Entrepreneurs Win is a virtual roundtable session that aims to help SMEs understand the different ways they can optimise their in-house marketing and advertising strategies with the use of technology. Happening at 3pm starting on 1 December to 3 December, the roundtable sessions are organised by MARKETING Magazine and powered by MDEC. 

The 3-part virtual event will delve into MarTech, AdTech and brand safety to provide SMEs with a holistic strategy to increase their revenue without having to invest in expensive resources. 

Broadcasted LIVE on MARKETING Magazine’s facebook page, each session will be moderated by the Chief Marketing Officer of MDEC, Raymond Siva and will include a 30-minute Q&A session for viewers to ask questions to the speakers and get answers directly. This event is designed specifically for SMEs as they plan their business strategy for the next year.

Here’s what tomorrow’s session will focus on:

Topic: Going digital means more than just automation: Part 1 – MarTech

Date & Time: 1 December 2020, 3 – 4pm


Serm Teck Choon (Former President, MDA & CEO, Antsomi)
Swathi Eashwer (Senior Digital Consultant, R3)
Bala Pomaleh (CEO, IPG Mediabrands)

Topic description:

MarTech is continuously growing as the most significant area of investment for marketing resources and programs. In 2018, MarTech ate up nearly a third of marketing budgets and although this trend continues in 2020, it also poses certain challenges.

MarTech’s upsurge of data and tools can be overwhelming for certain companies, making it difficult for them to keep their technology up-to-date and their staff up-to-speed on how best to utilize the tool. On top of that, finding the right talent can also be a pain point for some companies because while the technical marketing landscape requires technical skills, marketing still requires creativity, empathy, and humanity.

Due to these reasons and more, MarTech as a tool tends to be underutilized, meaning companies are wasting money by not fully leveraging on MarTech.

MDEC is determined to help companies understand these different pitfalls and navigate the use of MarTech as a vital tool needed to facilitate business’ growth.

Register now to be part of the conversation.

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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