• Media Business

    Last week, Retna and I attended a bank hosted event with Edge CEO, Ho Kay Tat as one of the speakers. He shared the media independence pre and post recent GE, which held on May 9, 2018. This week, we attended an event hosted by Telum Media, with Focus Malaysia speaking about its publication. Ho shown the attendees on the Audit Bureau Circulation numbers for political and non-political linked publications, which the ones linked to political parties are not doing so well. Dan Loh, CEO of Focus Malaysia, spoke to the PR practitioners and clients or brand owners at the event, the publication removed 82% of the workforce to revamp…

  • Pay attention to the surrounding, so much to hear & learn

    Was tasked to fetch a foreign guest for a media interview last Friday. The traffic in KLCC was terribly mad. We were late, the foreign guest went mumbling.  I ignored. Started talking about what he will be talking about during the interview etc. We kept talking about many things and one thing that really my attention was his business philosophy. I can not share the content since it was for our ears only. Just need to pay attention to the surrounding, never know what we may hear. Cheers.  

  • When Social Media Becomes Non-Responsive, Also by Operating Hours

    I remember DiGi was one of the telco that was (remember that I am using past tense) actively involved in social media – Twitter and Facebook in communicating with its customers.  I have had good communication with DiGi team in the past (again) but not until recently. The MiFi that aboutcom subscribed for the team when away from office, especially for many media events outside of Klang Valley has received terrible response from the team.  The service has been terminated. I was glad that DiGi opened an outlet at Sunway Pyramid as it is closer to us.  However, the waiting period to be served is horrible.  On par with TM…

  • 1 event lead to the others because of short term gain

    Just witnessed how a stupid act that could lead to a series of unfortunate events. It started with one young man wanted to have an intimate moment with the girlfriend on Valentine’s night on a quiet hill side, and in a car.  Since the place was dark and quiet, ideal for robbers.  Of course, the couple was robbed, beaten and the car belongs to the sister got taken by the robbers.  As far as I can remember, the car remain not found, till today. Since the sister lost the car, she needed her brother to send her to work.  So, the brother sent her to work on day 1 without…