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Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 launches in Malaysia

Press release   •   Jun 01, 2018 08:56 +08

Each week until July 31, 2018, we are shortlisting a local corporate figure who has demonstrated excellence in a media appearance, in the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1, 2018 – Hong Bao Media, the homegrown provider of a new generation of communications services for a new era of communications, today officially launched the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018, to recognise local Senior Business Leaders for their media skills, and to showcase skilled and credible home-grown communicators.

Presenting well in the media, at conferences and in live webcasts is imperative for brand building, to attract and retain customers, and to demonstrate transparency and good corporate governance.

Each week until July 31, 2018, HBM will shortlist a local corporate figure who has demonstrated excellence in a media appearance.

There are four categories:

  • Best Broadcast Interview – this includes radio and television
  • Best Online Interview – for media interviews that only appear online
  • Best Conference Presentation
  • Best Live Webcast

Senior Business Leaders can also be nominated by their Communications Directors, or they can nominate themselves through our awards website Nominees will be measured against a number of skills, including clarity of message, body language and their ability to keep their audience engaged.

"During our media training and executive presence workshops for Senior Business Leaders, we sometimes hear the view that Asians lag their Western counterparts in media and presentation skills," said Hong Bao Media CEO and former CNBC anchor Mark Laudi.

"By launching the Awards, we want to prove that our local business leaders can be just as good communicators as their Western counterparts.

Grab Founder, Malaysia's Anthony Tan, already performed very well during the inaugural award in Singapore, which ended April 30: Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger.

"Our vision is to build a culture of excellence in communication, to maximise the potential of Asian companies in the Asian Century."

All the shortlisted candidates' nominations can be found here:

Desmond Kuek: Will you resign?

Are you a demanding boss, Lee Lik Hsin?

Star Alliance CEO: Local business leader is a star media performer

Budget 2018: Iswaran balances selling it, and explaining it

Kurt Wee: you don't need to be big to be media savvy

Candice Ong: the whys and hows of strong new media interviews

Elim Chew displays a high Sensitivity Quotient in her TEDxNTU presentation

How to win at interviews, even if English isn't your first language

Ho Kwon Ping: no-nonsense media presence builds credibility

David Koh: Cybersecurity chief gives locked-down on-camera presentation

Cecily Ng: The right recipe for coffee with the boss

Razer CEO makes TV interviews look like child's play

Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger

Liew Mun Leong lands his key points in airport surcharge interview

Appearing well in the media is part of our heritage

TV interview is business as usual for Ho Meng Kit

PBA Group's Derrick Yap shows the human side to robotics in radio interview

For further information:

Sharves Bala

+603 7803 7364

Hong Bao Media provides media solutions for corporate clients. We get your C-suite ready to appear on TV and in print interviews, and we produce your in-house video programs for you.

Our three core businesses are:

  1. Media and presentation skills training for senior leaders
  2. Television business content production
  3. Active investments in a portfolio of internet companies

We operate two Integrated Communications facilities, one in Singapore's Central Business District and another in Kuala Lumpur's Cenral Business District. These consist of green screen television studios for on-camera recordings and webcasts, adjoining intimate training facilities for small groups of senior executives

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