At the recently concluded 12th Mansmith Market Masters Conference, we asked three seasoned marketers about trends to expect in 2022 and beyond. They are Kakam Gabunada, Vice President of Nestle Philippines; John Rubio, Country Director of Facebook; and Steven Tan, President of SM Supermalls in the Philippines and China. Here is a 4-point summary of what they shared. Q1: What should marketers anticipate […]

Day 8 Business Academy Foundation conducted a survey to determine the state of mind of SME business owners between June to August 2021. The organization administered the survey to entrepreneurs via email and among those who attended entrepreneurship related conferences and talks, such as the EntrepRescue Summit, the Globalinker platform of Union Bank, Continuum Academy’s Business Model course, and among those from […]

I blogged an article “Marketing Lessons For Presidential Candidates” (https://josiahgo.com/marketing-lessons-for-presidential-candidates/) a condensed version was also published by Inquirer as ‘Want to Win in the 2022 Elections?” last September 24, 2021. This is the follow up article. Some colleagues know that I wrote the 8-Point Test in Spotting Pyramiding Scams, officially adopted by the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines.  I was encouraged to have […]

Below are eight questions related to innovation, answerable with either “true” or “false.” Go ahead and answer them to test your Innovation IQ. 1. Innovation is the modern term for invention. 2. Innovation refers to the newness of something a company has launched. 3. The higher the R&D budget, the more innovative a company is. 4. The higher the number […]

Historically, winning a presidential election, like winning market leadership in the marketplace, entails a lot of mass media advertising to be top of mind. The basic idea is you convert positive thought leadership into market leadership.  Early presidentiable favorites in 2016, then Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Grace Poe landed number four and number three, respectively in the final tally, […]

Roberto G Manabat is the Founder and former Chairman/CEO of KPMG R. G. Manabat & Co., a member firm of KPMG International. He was formerly a member of KPMG International’s global council, as well as the Asia-Pacific Board of KPMG International. He was also a former chairman of the Auditing & Assurance Standards Council, the auditing standard-setter in the Philippines. […]

Business people who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and employees retrenched by companies trying to be operationally efficient need a way to earn substitute income. Those who want to help their spouses, as well as those needing to save money for healthcare or emergency contingencies are other viable target markets who can benefit from starting a multi-level marketing (MLM) […]

Krystle Anne Enriquez, or Kaye, is a partner of digital marketing agency CBR. In 2021, she was awarded at the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) for Digital Business Building. In this interview, she shares how businesses can grow revenues by using digital tools.  Q1: What are missteps and misconceptions within the practice of digital marketing nowadays, and how is your agency correcting them? […]

Camille Steffi Ang is the Group Manager of Marketing and Demand of GrowSari, a tech-enabled platform helping sari sari stores in the Philippines get capital loans and obtain physical and digital products for resale. She is a winner of the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) for 2021 for Marketing Management. In this interview, she shares her perspective on linking her customers to […]

The White Space Club was founded in 2013 to function as a networking and ideation club between a diverse group of curious and eager minds – whether from marketing, HR, finance, engineering, creative, IT; whether millennials or senior citizens. This network encourages the sharing of different perspectives. At the July 7, 2021 club meeting, speaker RG Gabunada, a partner of […]

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