“PROJECT OPEN – From SRF to #JOMSAPOT, RHB delivered Aid to Malaysian SMES when they needed it most” wins Merit at APPIES Malaysia 2022

Now, MARKETING Magazine will be featuring the Merit winners of APPIES Malaysia and Asia Pacific 2022 Marketing Campaign Awards by sharing the campaign stories.

This year, other than winning Gold for the campaign titled “PROJECT OPEN – From SRF to #JOMSAPOT, RHB delivered Aid to Malaysian SMES when they needed it most” they also managed to seize Merit for this campaign under the category Consumer & Business Services.

The judges were captivated with their terrific presentation that portrays competent knowledge in matters pertaining to consumer & business services which further explains the Merit award.

PROJECT OPEN – From SRF to #JOMSAPOT, RHB delivered Aid to Malaysian SMES when they needed it most – Consumer & Business Services

The pandemic delivered a punishing blow to Malaysian SMEs, and it was incumbent on financial institutions like RHB Bank to aid these businesses.

During the lockdown, visiting the bank became virtually impossible. So, RHB made the process of delivering aid simple and inclusive with PROJECT OPEN, an end-to-end initiative that kept Malaysian businesses ‘open’ during and after the lockdown. 

During the lockdown, the focus was channeling RHB’s share of Bank Negara’s RM10 billion Special Relief Facility to SMEs through an online financing site that allowed applicants to receive an application approval in ONLY TWO DAYS! 

After the lockdown, we introduced #JomSapot, a platform for businesses to enlist support from RHB cardholders. 

In just 4 weeks, 1,400+ SMEs received RM1 billion in aid, and RHB became the top performing bank for Covid-19 response to SMEs. Project Open became the most awarded B2B campaign in Malaysia, bagging over 11 prestigious accolades. 

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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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