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APACD joins HBM in Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020

APACD joins HBM in Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020

Press releases   •   Jul 29, 2020 09:42 +08

​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.

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Top Glove’s Dr Lim Wee Chai scores a knockout with his glove

Top Glove’s Dr Lim Wee Chai scores a knockout with his glove

News   •   Dec 02, 2020 12:28 +08

Dr Lim Wee Chai of Top Glove dons a glove and talks clearly about his company's ambitions

Tom Chng brings out the human face of watches in online interview

Tom Chng brings out the human face of watches in online interview

News   •   Dec 01, 2020 07:50 +08

​Think about watch collectors and you might imagine technical discussions about watch faces, dials, or movements. But Tom Chng of the Singapore Watch Club goes into the stories of each watch, making us nominate him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.

Dr Lau Cher Han breaks through the complexity of data in BFM interview

Dr Lau Cher Han breaks through the complexity of data in BFM interview

News   •   Dec 01, 2020 07:50 +08

Data has been described as the new oil, yet in trying to explain it on camera you run the risk of either boring or confusing your audience. Thankfully viewers can turn to Dr Lau Cher Han, who uses analogies to break down the complexity so well that we are nominating him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.

Ema Shazneen's interview style is as authentic as her Kelantanese dishes

Ema Shazneen's interview style is as authentic as her Kelantanese dishes

News   •   Dec 01, 2020 07:50 +08

Ema Shazneen is not just a businesswoman who sells authentic Kelantanese food from home. Her authentic interview style on BFM took us on a journey to meet women entrepreneurs typical of the state worthy of a nomination for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.

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Why senior business leaders can't mouth off like Donald Trump

Why senior business leaders can't mouth off like Donald Trump

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2019 08:22 +08

​A surprising number of media training participants have asked me why they can't just speak their minds like Donald Trump. They admire his courage to say what he thinks. But while I have some sympathy with the motivation, it does not follow that you should follow Trump's example. Here are six reasons why.

The death of the private conversation

The death of the private conversation

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 19:24 +08

There is no such thing as a private conversation anymore. Streaming video live from your smart phone is now so easy, you should expect to be on camera all the time.

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

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.

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

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

Blog posts   •   Mar 27, 2018 08:41 +08

CSA Chief David Koh shows 'em how it's done when you're asked to give a few comments to camera on the sidelines of a conference.

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Good communicators, good brands

Good communicators, good ...

HBM's Mark Laudi is interviewed by Malaysia's Focus magazine about the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, and the need for local business leade...

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VIDEO: What makes Mayor Pete Buttigieg a better speaker than Theresa May

VIDEO: What makes Mayor P...

One reason Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes across well is that he doesn't sound like he is delivering canned messages. But that doesn't he'...

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Media Savvy: What corporate chiefs can learn from President El-Sisi's 60 Minutes fiasco

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Comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to CBS' "60 Minutes" were controversial enough. But his minders made matters worse ...

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Video Savvy - All about pricing when working with a make-up artist (#6 of 6)

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Make-up artists don't charge much, but they don't work for free. In this final of our six episodes, Moira gives candid insights into how ...

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Video Savvy - Do you need make-up if you're shooting outdoors? (#5 of 6)

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Southeast Asia's tropical climate doesn't agree very well with make-up, and so it might seem unnecessary to put make-up on when shooting ...

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