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"Best Covid Communications" is a new criteria we have added this year
"Best Covid Communications" is a new criteria we have added this year

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APACD joins HBM in Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020

Hong Bao Media (HBM) is thrilled to announce that the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) is supporting the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards this year.

HBM has run the Hong Bao Media Awards since 2018, to recognise senior Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders for excellence in media interviews.

APACD President Azmar Sukandar, Treasurer Keith Morrison, board member Christina Koh and APACD members Robitahani Zainal and John Morgan will join HBM's Mark Laudi in judging the entries.

APACD's Keith Morrison says "APACD is proud to be supporting the third edition of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, which encourages local business leaders in Singapore and Malaysia to appear in the media, showcase exceptional media interview skills and other forms of communication. We are supporting Hong Bao Media’s call for entries and a number of our members are serving on the judging panel."

HBM has also added a new criteria, Best Covid Communications, to recognise business leaders for the way they have been communicating to staff and other stakeholders and the public during Covid.

Anyone can nominate any Singaporean or Malaysian business leader by completing the nomination form at www.mediasavvy.asia.

Past winners in the two existing categories, Best Broadcast Interview and Best Online Interview, include Elim Chew, Evangeline Leong and Isabel Kum.

Submission deadline is August 31, 2020.

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Hong Bao Media provides media solutions for corporate and government clients in the Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Our three core businesses are:

  1. Media skills and executive presence training and coaching for senior business leaders
  2. Live webcast production from our green screen studios, or on-location
  3. Active investments in a portfolio of blockchain and fintech start-ups

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

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Mark Laudi

Mark Laudi

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