Steve Sy is the Founder and CEO of Great Deals E-Commerce Corporation, a pioneer and currently the Philippines’ largest provider of end-to-end ecommerce solutions to over 300 of the biggest manufacturers and country distributors in the Philippines. Great Deals was recently ranked by Inquirer and Statista as the fastest growing company in the Philippines, and by Financial Times as the […]

Vanee Gosiengfiao is the General Manager of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare. Prior to this, she was General Manager of Diageo Philippines and General Manager of GSK Consumer Healthcare in Thailand. In this interview, she shares her thoughts about the importance of having a solid brand purpose.   Q1: What’s the business case for having a brand purpose?  A1: First, Purpose drives differentiation. […]

Innovation is a buzzword again the last few years as many companies struggle to survive and thrive during the pandemic. We are reacquainted with the term “innovate or die”, but innovation has become an often used and abused word, people normally confuse it with many results that are not actually about innovation. So let me share what innovation is actually […]

(From left to right: Lhullier, Mascariñas, Sazon, Uy) Four prominent Filipinos have been named Master Innovators in the 2nd annual Mansmith Innovation Awards. They are Jean Henri Lhuillier, Ronald Mascariñas, Martha Sazon and Dennis A. Uy. They will join an equally elite roster of game-changing master innovators recognized last year — Edwin Bautista (Union Bank), Kenneth Cobonpue (KennethCobonpue Collection), William […]

The presidential elections of May 9, 2022 is near. Many things have been featured about the candidates, though perhaps only a few using the dynamics of the decision making process of voters as consumers of a political exercise.  Below is a sequence of tests for political players to consider.  1. The Name Recall Test: Brand awareness is a minimum requirement. Hence, celebrities, celebrity-like social […]

The year was 1992. I launched my first marketing book called “Contemporary Marketing Strategy in the Philippine Setting”. A senior colleague and reviewer, the late Professor Roger Buhay encouraged me to add “Philippine Setting”, to set the tone defining my kababayans as my target market.  This was to address the non-availability of high quality marketing books with local cases.   I was barely 30 years […]

What used to be a feast day of a martyred saint is now a celebration or expression of romantic love and admiration. Gifts, such as flowers, and chocolates are most common, accompanied by variations of “I Love You” messages, including number codes such as 143, 831, 721, 224 among others. Some people find Valentines Day as yet another opportunity for […]

CoreProc, an IT company, created the brand drybrush, an e-commerce website for artists to sell their paintings, sculptures, and artwork at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This not only helped artists, but also gave CoreProc substantial revenue growth, without the continuous customization burden of their old IT business model. In this interview, CoreProc President Jojo Liao shares about their […]

Teresita Ang-See is an academic, writer, community leader, and social activist. She is Co-Founder of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, a movement working towards the full integration of the Chinese-Filipino community, which operates the Bahay Tsinoy Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life. She is also a former President of the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies and is currently part of its […]

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