Life insurance was once an uncomfortable service to discuss, but it has now turned into something that can easily be bought online. Insular Life, operating since 1910, is the first and biggest Filipino life insurance company and the only mutual company in the Philippines, with total assets currently over P143 billion. It markets various insurance products (personal, life, educational, health, […]

Marketing is commonly associated with stimulating consumer’s needs and wants that will hopefully lead to sales revenues.  While marketing clearly goes beyond that, the term “needs and wants” infers that there is a difference between the two jargons that is certainly worth a marketing conversation. Needs are essential to survival while wants are not. From a consumer choice architecture, needs are basic […]

Almost every profession and/or industry is banded together by their respective organizations. Members of these networks provide support to each other and create an arena for collaboration. I will share how to market professional organizations by first citing why some of them deteriorate or disappear to oblivion and then cite specific areas to focus on. Let me start with 4 […]

Ronnie Traballo is the CEO of Cypress Bomanite Inc., one of the country’s pioneering full landscape construction firms which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this 2022. He is also the Managing Director of Bomanite Southeast Asia with an office in Singapore and a manufacturing plant in Subic. Bomanite is a US-based company focused on all kinds of decorative concrete flooring […]

There have been broad and dynamic marketing and industry shifts that have continuously defined or redesigned business landscapes.  It is incumbent upon all marketers to keep adding new lenses, in my case, growing from sales and marketing, to blue ocean strategy and innovation, to entrepreneurship and business model.  Being open to constant change and being aware of obsolescence if one […]

There are fundamental concepts in marketing that remain relevant despite technology and changing consumer behaviors.  This is important since what we know (knowledge) strongly influences what we do (actions). Marketers (and entrepreneurs) need not wait for the consequences of a wrong action to influence new knowledge.  Here is a list of five concepts marketers should look into to check if […]

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 […]

At the recently concluded 16th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA), we asked three of the marketing rockstars to share about digital marketing. They are Mar Corazo, Global Digital Marketing Manager of Unilever Foods & Refreshments and YMMA Awardee for Digital Marketing, Kaye Enriquez, Partner of CBR and YMMA Awardee for Digital Business Building, and Marie Ces “Patet” de Guzman, Digital Marketing Manager of Primer […]

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from left (Johnlu Koa, Jet Parma, Aleli Arcilla, John Rubio, Harvey Ong, Greg Banzon, Neil Trinidad, Alvin So, Ana Aboitiz-Delgado, Dr. Nicco Tan, Steven Tan, Kakam Gabunada) The global pandemic has jabbed a wrench into many organizations’ plans, making the future seem unknown. But as new consumer trends begin to emerge and more leaders are now able to combine hard […]

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