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We all know that creating relevant and credible content is the cornerstone of digital marketing. It’s what builds our brand, develops consumer trust, and demonstrates our authority. Good content is even more critical for startups. However, it’s easy for a startup to feel outgunned when it comes to the resources of established enterprises.   Read this...
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As a business owner, it doesn’t get much more exciting than launching your brand new website. Well, maybe that’s just us. After months of planning and development, you can finally see the new online face of your business. Even better, you get to share it with your potential customers.   However, web designers’ job scope can...
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I recently spoke to a Malaysian CEO with over 20 years of experience in technology and running multinational brands. We spoke in length about public relations and he felt that it was not a smart decision at the moment, since his new startup was only 18 months old. Despite assurances from me and positive feedback...
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In the last decade and more doing PR for companies in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia, one of the biggest takeaways has been that if used correctly, PR is the most effective growth tool available to any brand. Since my early days putting in the hours at the large agencies to my forays...
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When most business owners start developing their brand, their first instinct is to create a perfect website. While a professional website is a great asset, it’s not necessarily the best tool for brand-building. For starters, anyone can commission a website and include whatever content they want on it. These days, the majority of consumers associate...
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Competition in the digital world is cutthroat. Data says that many startups fail to achieve success, in fact, 90% of them. Singapore alone has several examples- Honestbee and oBike to name a few. However, this is not limited to the region and is happening everywhere- from now-defunct America’s health tech startup Theranos to China’s Mobike....
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Traditionally, we characterise hard-selling as an overtly direct sales approach.  Honed for decades, this method can include cold-calling, aggressive advertising, and attempts to play on a consumer’s fears.  For example, a salesperson might try and convince a customer that a particular model is limited. If they wait, they could miss out or end up paying...
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Remote working has gained a lot of popularity and is fast becoming a way to attract talent to successful companies. Employees who are able to work remotely report being happier and more productive compared to their office-based counterparts. For organizations, it also has the added benefit of being extremely cost-effective and can save around $20,000 on...
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This is my first intern experience as well as the first time working remotely, the learning curve is bound to be steep. I have had to learn the job and also adapt to a completely new way of approaching work. I have to be a “self-motivated expert” to be able to work remotely. It is...
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The primary objective of public relations is to increase awareness of a company, brand, or product. PR generates “buzz” and builds a brand’s image.  Today, more than ever, consumers look past the product and pay attention to a company’s social actions. A company’s overall image influences purchasing decisions. PR is both active and reactive. While it is often used to...
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