News • Sep 25, 2018 11:45 +08
One gripping story to emerge from last week's Singapore International Cyber Week was the hacking of a personal financial literacy portal for women, which was held to ransom to the tune of $150,000. But in telling her story, "The New Savvy" CEO Anna Haotanto also displayed a great deal of media savvy, which is why we have shortlisted her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Blog posts • Sep 25, 2018 11:25 +08
When China’s President Xi Jinping first spoke of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, it marked the beginning of an exciting economic development. But a substantial element of it has been missed, and it is important for companies on the Chinese mainland and elsewhere to stay true to the underlying motivation for the Initiative.
News • Sep 18, 2018 12:02 +08
The campaign by successful local business leaders holding signs saying "It did not define me" aims to highlight that you can succeed in life, even without being top of the class in your PSLE. And it's a pretty good indicator of success in media interviews, too, as Zenith's Helen Lee demonstrates.
News • Sep 18, 2018 11:18 +08
DHL Express in Malaysia is not just Aon Hewitt Asia Pacific’s best employer for four consecutive years, their Managing Director Christopher Ong isn't so shabby at media interviews either!
News • Sep 06, 2018 08:03 +08
John-Son Oei's confidence, good body posture and maintaining eye contact with his audience makes him worthy for the Best Conference Presentation category of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week.
Blog posts • Sep 06, 2018 07:31 +08
All event managers can relate to the scenario: you've organised a seminar or conference, but between 30% and 50% of registered delegates don't show up. I'm gathering the best ideas to solve this problem. Here are some of my own to get you started.
News • Aug 30, 2018 04:22 +08
In this week's round of nominations for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018, we are shortlisting three local business leaders from various backgrounds, who displayed good media savvy in their interviews.
News • Aug 16, 2018 13:24 +08
Educating young children on personal financial is difficult for many parents. But in discussing how to do that on Money FM 89.3, Roslinda Mohd Solihin, Head of Adoption Services and Senior Manager of Programmes at APKIM Resources and ACOSS, also showed off her media skills.
News • Aug 16, 2018 13:09 +08
Eqhwan Mokhzanee, CEO of AmBank Islamic had a lot to say when he was on The Breakfast Grille, BFM 89.9 with host Melisa Idris. In his broadcast interview, Eqhwan discussed his perspective on Islamic Finance (IF) and what it takes for Malaysia to remain competitive.
Blog posts • Aug 16, 2018 12:46 +08
What a cheeky comment! But yes, I do personally answer our website's LiveChat. Is it really that unusual?
Blog posts • Aug 12, 2018 16:36 +08
The discussion over Kanye West's pregnant pause, when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump, is missing some important nuances. Worse, any camera-shy Asian business leader who watches West getting cut off will wonder whether they can still take time to think before answering questions, or if they should take part in live TV interviews at all.
Blog posts • Aug 12, 2018 09:05 +08
In this guest blog, Hong Bao Media's crisis communications expert Patrick Nathan says reflects on seven observations worth sharing from meetings these past few months with a number of organisations, to talk about crisis management and crisis communications.
News • Aug 07, 2018 14:42 +08
One of the objections senior business leaders raise to appearing in the media is that their English is not good enough. But our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week disproves this - if not in person, then in the topic of her presentation.
News • Jul 31, 2018 13:25 +08
It's easy to say authenticity in media interviews is important - until you are a bankrupt. How candid should you be about your negatives. Jerome Tan, Founder of PIP Holdings, shows the way.
News • Jul 16, 2018 05:55 +08
Martin Khor was doorstopped by reporters after meeting Malaysia's Council of Eminent Persons (CEP). But the Director of Penang-based non-profit research and advocacy organisation Third World Network set the pace for other local business leaders in dealing calmly with such high-pressure situations.
News • Jul 16, 2018 05:55 +08
Mayank Parekh, CEO of Singapore's Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) explains the importance of building and professionalising the practice of workforce management - and in the process excels at his HRMTV interview.
News • Jul 02, 2018 20:14 +08
Mark Laudi, Managing Director of Hong Bao Media and former CNBC Asia anchor, talks about the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, and explains in this radio interview how being media savvy can grow your business value.
News • Jul 02, 2018 05:32 +08
Questionable content has given social media influencers a bad rap. But Evangeline Leong, CEO and Founder of Kobe Technologies, launched a candid and convincing defense of this marketing strategy, deserving of a Hong Bao Media Savvy Award nomination.
News • Jun 20, 2018 16:57 +08
The Founder of Core Collective and Collision 8 sets a strong example for local business leaders in her television interview.