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Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 to recognise local Senior Business Leaders for their media skills

Press release   •   Sep 30, 2019 08:10 +08

Each week until November 30 2019, we are shortlisting a local corporate figure who has demonstrated excellence in a media appearance, in the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019.


SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR – Monday, September 30, 2019 – Following two hugely successful runs in 2018, Hong Bao Media, the homegrown provider of a new generation of communications services for a new era of communications, has once again officially launched the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019, to recognise local Senior Business Leaders for their media skills.

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 November 30 2019, HBM will shortlist a local corporate figure who has demonstrated excellence in a media appearance.

There are four categories:

  • Best Broadcast Interview, in association with Meltwater
  • Best Online Interview, in association with Shootsta
  • Best Conference Presentation, in association with Dianomi
  • Best Live Webcast, in association with The Streaming Company

Senior Business Leaders can 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.

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

Our Hong Bao Media Savvy 2018 winners can be found here:

Best Broadcast Interview: Evangeline Leong, Kobe Technologies

Best Online Interview: Christopher Ong, DHL

Best Conference Presentation: Isabel Kum, Singapore Institute of Retail Studies

Best Broadcast Interview: Eqhwan Mokhzanee, CEO, AmBank Islamic

Best Online Interview: Martin Khor, Third World Network

Best Conference Presentation: John-Son Ooi, EPIC Collective

Best Broadcast Interview: Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer

Best Conference Presentation: Elim Chew, Founder, 77th Street and FastFast founder

Best Online Interview: David Koh, Chief, Cyber Security Agency (CSA)

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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