Wednesday, November 29, 2006
IMMAP is a milestone undertaking which I believe will help shape the future of the internet and mobile marketing industry. They have a lot of ideas on what to do and will be doing their first planning session on December 16.
During the event I met up with my Women in Web buddies Janette Toral (Digitalfilipino.com), Abby Ongyanco-Lim (Virramall.com), Janette's sister, Jherlie who I had a chance of working with when I was still with DPC Yellow Pages, Yehey folks - Jonas, Eugene, Elaine and Jay. Met some of the IMMAP directors and officers like Norelyn Babiera (Fiera de Manila - who I worked with for some events), Arthur Policarpio (Global Wireless Connections), Mon Duremdes and Elmar Gomez (MobileArts) and Creissa Gutierrez (Tincan Mobile). Plus members of media from Writers Edge, Manila Bulletin and Business World.
And then I bumped into long-time colleague and friend, John Cuaycong. Couldn't believe it's been 5 years since I started full-time working for the internet industry and John was instrumental in getting my feet wet on online advertising (or was it a baptism of fire?).
The event had a warm, fuzzy feeling about it. The host was addressing everybody as "geeks, nerds, nagpapaka-geek, nagpapanggap na geek" and gave recognition to the fact that members of this industry are "magagaling".
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing
November 20: Cagayan de Oro, Dynasty Court Hotel
November 21: Davao, Ranchero Grill
November 22: Cebu, Rajah Hotel
I was a speaker at the Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing Seminar sponsored by Digitalfilipino.com and YOSSN.com. It was a delight to meet business owners and SEOs from the different provinces we went to. The event was a follow-through of the One Internet Day activity led by Digitalfilipino.com a few months ago and concentrated on educating business owners on putting their businesses online, doing e-commerce and website marketing through offline and online means, and, of course, Google.
I also went around visiting schools in CDO, Davao and Cebu and managed to meet up with graduating computer science students of the Ateneo de Davao. I spoke about Google products and opportunities for internship and full-time jobs in Google.
I also met up with members of SEO Philippines based in Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Cebu.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Attention: Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Cebu Friends
I would like to invite you to a business forum session sponsored byDigitalfilipino.com on Women in Web, Wireless, and Outsourcing where I willbe speaking about Marketing Your Website. The sessions are from 1 to 5 p.m.on the following dates:
November 20: Dynasty Court Hotel, Tiano Bros. St, Cagayan de Oro City
November 21: Ranchero Grill is at V Tionko St., Davao City (infront ofCentral Bank)
November 22: Raja Park Hotel, Fuente Osmena, Cebu City
For details please visit: http://digitalfilipinoclub.blogspot.com/
If you are interested to attend, please email me privately so I couldinclude you in my guest list.
Putting Your Business Online Seminar
November 10, 2006, Philippine Trade Training Center, Manila
I was expecting that the seminar would only have about 20 participants. Much to my surprise there was close to a hundred! And if that wasn’t enough, some classmates and people I’ve worked with in the past (EYP and Center Mart days) showed up. They were surprised also to see me.
I spoke about marketing one’s website and utilizing Adwords to drive traffic to your site. Of course, everybody enjoyed the game where I gave out Google shirts.
November 4, 2006, Alfox Internet Café, Quezon City
I was afraid I was going to be late for my 11 a.m. appointment with Janette’s workshop for website marketing. Good thing I got in 5 minutes before 11. Quezon City’s really a looooong ride from Paranaque. Anyway, I managed to squeeze in a short talk on the importance of putting one’s business online and using Adwords.
October 28, 2006, Jill’s, The Fort, Taguig City
I was the keynote speaker for SEO Philippines’ Beercon 2006. The gathering was the launch of their second contest. I gave away prizes (chocolates in lieu of t-shirts, shipment delayed arggghhh…) and invited all the members to be Google Advertising Professionals. On the way out I was surprised to meet executives from Inq7.net and the Philippine Internet Commerce Society.
Got the photos from blogs of members of SEO Philippines.
Lessons Learned in Selling
Products and Services Online
October 20, 2006, Friday
Makati Sports Club, Makati City
Attended Digitalfilipino.com’s forum on “Lessons Learned in Selling Products and Services. It was the first time I introduced myself as Google’s Philippines Country Consultant. I met quite a number of people including Jay, founder of Titikfilipino.com, Jovell, founder of Pinoydelikasi.com, Abby of Virramall.com, Roy, GMA’s Newmedia. They were the speakers for the forum.
After the forum I managed to chat with Janette and met other members of Digitalfilipino.com. Attached is a photo I found posted online by Angelo Racoma.