Blog posts • Sep 11, 2013 14:30 SGT
To help pinpoint what makes for good PR storytelling, and why it is important, I asked PR experts to share their wisdom.
Blog posts • Sep 02, 2013 16:48 SGT
Nestled amongst the mishmash of old and new in Tiong Bahru Estate, one of Singapore’s oldest estates, lies the charmingly quaint bookstore – BooksActually. Hardly your typical bookstore, each customer embarks (or continues) their literary journey together with BooksActually. And for some others, it was the place where love transpired (we have one to share in the later paragraphs!)
Blog posts • Aug 23, 2013 11:51 SGT
We hoped you enjoyed the previous 2 teaser posts on the 2013 Brands and Media (Asia) Engagement Survey Report + Infographic, we’re now on to the teaser for the last section – What makes a good story? It is important to know what makes a good story because if your story isn’t good or interest-worthy then, what difference would it make whether your press release frustrates them or not?
Blog posts • Aug 21, 2013 16:49 SGT
An annual festival to celebrate the best marketing ideas in Asia, this 2-day long event recognizes 100 of the most brilliant and inspiring brand campaign ideas and invites these brands to present their campaign. However, only 10 out of this 100 will then go on to win the APPIES Gold Medals. The fast-paced, no fluff ‘4-6-10’ format of the APPIES is what makes it so distinctively exciting.
Blog posts • Aug 13, 2013 09:30 SGT
Last week, we shared with you tips on how you can make journalists and bloggers (reporters) happy with your media release. Today, let's go to the opposite end of the spectrum and find out what frustrates them. Are you unknowing (or maybe, knowingly) frustrating them?
Blog posts • Jul 31, 2013 10:30 SGT
Wonder why your media release didn’t make it to print? Or wish you knew how reporters decide which media release to feature and which one to chuck? We spoke to reporters based in Asia to find out about their likes and dislikes when it comes to receiving media releases from brands. Here’s a sneak peak into our report for tips and tricks (from journalists and bloggers).
Blog posts • Jul 29, 2013 16:18 SGT
Mynewsdesk recently gave a keynote speech at DMAS on the topic of digital PR, content marketing and best practices. We looked at how blogs and social forums are popping up while publishing houses are shutting down rapidly. Combining this, with the fact that, consumers love, AND demand instant response, it becomes increasingly important for any brand to develop a ‘social newsroom’
Blog posts • Jul 11, 2013 09:30 SGT
Mynewsdesk commissioned a survey amongst SMEs in the UK and the results suggests that although SMEs are embracing social media networks, they lack the expertise and tools to engage with key journalists and influencers. They are not making PR work for them effectively and cost-efficiently. To address these issues, Mynewsdesk produced a 16-page guide to PR & Social Media for SMEs.
Blog posts • Jul 04, 2013 16:30 SGT
This year's APPIES theme is – "See the story behind Asia's most successful brands". APPIES 2013 will be focusing on the people behind these inspiring stories. 35 agencies will showcase their latest and best integrated campaigns for 65 leading brands such as Caltex, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Google, Gillette, Cocoa-Cola, Tiger Beer, Malaysian Airlines, SingTel, Diageo, Wrigleys and more.
Blog posts • Jun 28, 2013 18:08 SGT
The birth of the Internet seemed the likely preface for the rise of social media; technology and social media have irrevocably changed how the media industry works – how both public relations (PR) and journalism work today differ greatly from how it used to work a decade ago, for example.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2013 17:02 SGT
Here are 5 reasons why Brand journalism will change traditional PR. We’ve come a long way since the days of Ivy Lee, the “father of PR” and the writer of the first press release in 1906. Fastforward 100 years - to 2006 - an infamous blog post from Tom Foremski commanded: “Die! Press release! Die! Die! Die!” Enter the next-gen newsroom now.
Blog posts • May 29, 2013 15:52 SGT
For Singapore's Top 40 Twitterers and accomplished marketer, Jacky Tan, content became a springboard for success for his personal branding and for Evorich. We understand that content marketing is key in this digital age. However, it is often a challenge when it comes to convincing management or when it is a less sexy product. What are the 3 outcomes we can achieve with content marketing?
Blog posts • Apr 29, 2013 15:17 SGT
Held over 2 days at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, this year’s Internet Show Asia was filled with a series of informative seminars and 6 conference tracks, attended by exhibitors, key industry leaders and representatives from prominent brands. Mynewsdesk Singapore was proud to a media partner for this annual event, and for the first time, we had our favourite Red Man join us.
Blog posts • Mar 28, 2013 08:30 SGT
6 steps to Digital Marketing. New channels may arise, strategies will evolve, however, at the end of the day, Digital Marketing is still about people, the person. Views of DIGMA13 speakers from Volkswagon, Blackberry, Dell and Nuffnang.
Blog posts • Mar 22, 2013 15:08 SGT
There is no place better than digital media for you to communicate what makes your brand or business valuable than in the places where people are already searching for information and answers. Find out what went on at Help.Learn Asia, a 2-day long seminar focusing on real-life implementation of integrated online marketing and digital campaigns without any fluffy speeches or draggy keynotes.
Blog posts • Feb 18, 2013 15:45 SGT
Are you a brave, open, web enthusiast with an interest in the world of digital media? We are looking for a Community Assistant! During your internship at Mynewsdesk Singapore office, you will be immersed in the world of modern public relations and digital media. Our aim is to create an environment where you can grow, develop and – most importantly – have fun in your daily work.
Blog posts • Dec 14, 2012 15:05 SGT
As part of the Mynewsdesk Favbrand campaign, "Red Man" (or what we call the Mynewsdesk follower") had been going around the streets of Singapore to get people talking about their favourite brands. What better way to get the conversation going, than to visit the hippest place with the happiest people on a Friday night!
Blog posts • Oct 19, 2012 18:33 SGT
TechVenture 2012, bringining together technopreneurs and investors, where ideas meet the cash. A gathering of innovators, startups and venture capitalists. The powerpacked lineup of attendees and speakers almost made the description "brimming with innovators and investors" seem weak. It must then, be safe to say that the lineup of speakers was explosive.