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MARKETING Issue 227 is here!

It’s been a festive National Day, especially with the constant holidays! But it’s time to embrace and recognise Malaysia’s Best Marketers. Yes, you heard us right, the Malaysian CMO Conference & Awards will be making its comeback on 16 November 2018. You have a month to submit your entries. In this issue, we are also bringing you everyone’s favourite Merdeka television commercials and want to know which of two Malaysian stars will be starring in the big screens in October? Read on!

Content Highlights

cover story

Johan is championing democratisation at Media Prima

editor’s note

How to take the bullshit out of the jargon
How many times have you heard the following words being peppered in business conversations and interactions with people in the marketing communications industry? “End to end solutions” is a term generously proffered by people offering anything from a proposal for a product launch to a television commercial project. Here is its actual meaning according to Techopedia:
An end-to-end solution…

data & You

Data Scientists: Species of the 21st Century!
As I proceed to write this next piece, it was heartening to receive some feedback from those who read my last piece titled “Analytics – not so complex after all“ in a previous recent issue of this same publication, which seemed to compliment the fact that it had ‘made such a simple read’ on a subject which many have begun to fear as being rather complex, and loaded with technicalities…

Production Notes

Directors Think Tank partners up with Bonsey Jaden for a superstitious Prudential cancer protection campaign
Naoto Mitake made his Malaysian directorial debut with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad’s PRUcancer X campaign – UNSUAY. A Japanese film director from prominent production group, AOI Pro Inc. Japan, Naoto is now based in Malaysia, as part of Directors Think Tank’s roster – a talent exchange initiative that’s part of the joint-venture between Directors Think Tank and AOI Pro…

Influencer Marketing

Rocketfuel Entertainment’s star-studded line-up HITS the big screen this October
The knack of seeking out great talent has to be second nature to influencer marketing player Rocketfuel Entertainment. After all, Rocketfuel Talent, the talent management arm represents some of the most popular stars in Malaysia including Zizan Razak, Lisa Surihani, Aaron Aziz and Hisyam Hamid, Harvinth Skin as well as over 100 talents across Astro’s TV and Ra

The Best of Global Digital Marketing

The Best of Global Digital Marketing made its Malaysia comeback!
The Best of Global Digital Marketing returned to Malaysia on September 4, 2018 showcasing best practices from all over the world. Fun fact, Best of Digital Marketing has already won popularity already in more than 30 cities around the world – in Singapore, Moscow, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Madrid, and Shanghai…

Creative Surge

IDEAS: The Batey Ads/SIA story
Welcome drinks. Book the Cook menu. Buffet spreads on long haul flights. Upper decks which transformed into full-sized beds. Free headphones. KrisWorld. VOD KrisWorld with Nintendo. Inflight phone and fax. Innovations we’ve come to expect as standard on SIA flights were not all dreamed of by somebody in SIA. Some came from the agency….

Read the full issue HERE!

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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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