Q&A with Mansmith YMMA Head Matt Pardiñas on Advocacy Marketing

Q&A with Mansmith YMMA Head Matt Pardiñas on Advocacy Marketing

Q&A with Mansmith YMMA Head Matt Pardiñas on Advocacy Marketing

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Matt Pardinas won the Mansmith Young Market Masters Award (YMMA) in 2014 when he was the head of marketing and sales of Rags2Riches, a for-profit social enterprise. He decided to join marketing training firm Mansmith and Fielders, Inc. in 2017 as Project Chair of the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA), the first YMMA winner to head the project, and Vice President of White Space Club, a networking club of millennials. He shares his experience in advocacy marketing. Q1: What got you involved in marketing various advocacies? A: The desire to do something good, something more, started when I learned in grade school about how St. Aloysius Gonzaga believed that he was born for greater things; and I thought I want to believe the same and do great things –…
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The Mavericks vs. The Avengers and Game of Thrones

The Mavericks vs. The Avengers and Game of Thrones

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“Want to feel inspired after the emotionally draining “The Avengers Endgame” and “Game of Thrones S8E3”? The solution may be attending the book launch of “The Mavericks: How 35 Marketing Rockstars Think, Strategize and Execute.” This was how my Facebook post read to invite people to attend the launch of my 18th book. 16 marketing mavericks joined me to share marketing tips and help co-sign “The Mavericks” book featuring 35 award-winning marketing rockstars. They did not mind sharing the spotlight with their competitors so big thanks to Unilever (Dorothy Dee-Ching and Ann Esteves) and P&G (Lester Estrada), Jollibee (Francis Flores) and McDonald’s (Kring Lao), Cignal TV (Jane Basas) and Turner Broadcasting (Jia Salindong-Du), as well as Max’s (Iceal Peñalosa), Dentsu Aegis (Donald Lim) and Katapult Digital (Albet Buddahim), Nestle (Kakam Gabunada), Francorp (Chris Lim), Happy Skin (Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez), Mansmith and Fielders (Matt Pardinas), Bibingkinitan (Rich Sanz) and Viviamo (Dar Ty-Nilo). I am grateful for the support of these marketing rockstars.…
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Q&A with Carmen’s Best President Paco Magsaysay on Assembling the Marketing Mix

Q&A with Carmen’s Best President Paco Magsaysay on Assembling the Marketing Mix

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Carmen’s Best is a well-loved, high quality, premium-priced ice cream in the Philippines. CEO Paco Magsaysay, who received the Agora Awards for Entrepreneurship in 2018, shares with us how he packaged the marketing mix of Carmen’s Best to come up with a product that boasts an eager and loyal following. Q1: What made you launch another ice cream brand in the Philippines? A1: My father, former Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. and some of his friends decided to put up a dairy farm in 2007.  This came about as the Philippines imports 99.6% of its dairy needs, and they saw prime business opportunity. The group’s intention was to sell fresh milk in the local market. In 2008, my father asked us to come in and help sell the fresh milk, of which…
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AirBnB, Math and Innovation

AirBnB, Math and Innovation

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Josiah Go’s Commencement Speech at Chiang Kai Shek College April 27, 2019 Dr. Dory Poa, members of the board of trustees, members of the alumni association, members of the academic community, parents, graduates, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! I am honored to be invited as your speaker for your college graduation. I studied in this school for 7 years, from 1971 to 1978. I must admit I was as a C student but because of focus and God’s grace, I found my calling and became passionate about what I do – as an author, an educator, a consultant, a blogger, a regular newspaper contributor, a businessman, and an advocacy supporter. In the time allotted to me today, and typical of my marketing, innovation or entrepreneurship seminars, I would like to…
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Q&A with Unilever Marketing Director Ann Esteves on Marketing Planning

Q&A with Unilever Marketing Director Ann Esteves on Marketing Planning

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Ann Esteves is marketing director of Unilever. She is Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) winner in 2016. She shares tips on how marketers can make their brands more authentic, relevant and talkable with some examples. Q1: Consumers demand authenticity nowadays. How can a brand show it? A1: Authenticity is achieved when a brand becomes absolutely rooted in the realities of the consumer - where every brand action not only reflects the consumer's insights, but empowers them to get the benefit they seek, and is delivered in a language they can relate to.  It also demands a fundamental shift in communication, where a brand no longer just broadcasts the message it wants to convey, but forms an ongoing, connected conversation between the brand and the consumer. Q2: Companies develop vision…
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Brand IQ Test

Brand IQ Test

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Take this quick test if you are able to explain the following in an instant without any online reference 1) How do you link strategy to brand DNA? 2) How do you develop a compelling brand purpose? 3) How do you build a strong brand digitally? 4) How do you convert great analytics to great strategy for your brand? 5) How do you develop a no-nonsense training for brand marketers that work? 6) How do you solve big problems and ask the right questions? If you were not able to answer majority of the questions above, it’s time to consider attending the 1st Mansmith Brand Summit on July 9, 2019. I have carefully chosen and invited the following award-winning brand builders, all of them with international experience, to share their…
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My 18th. You Are All Invited!

My 18th. You Are All Invited!

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My 18th No false advertising, I am excited to celebrate the launch of my 18th book! Come join me on May 3, 2019 (Friday), 6 PM at National Book Store, Shangri-La Plaza Mall. It will also be the post celebration of my April 22 birthday. “The Mavericks: How 35 Marketing Rockstars Think, Strategize and Execute” has been on my mind for over a year now. I wanted to curate and feature my interviews with some of the best marketers and young entrepreneurs in the Philippines, following the success of “The Rainmakers: Marketing and Strategy Lessons from 25 CEOs”, which remained at the nationwide bestsellers list of National Book Store for close to a year. Some of the marketers featured will be with me during launch day. They will give marketing…
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Q&A with Christina Lao, Marketing Director of McDonald’s Philippines on Formulating Your Big Idea

Q&A with Christina Lao, Marketing Director of McDonald’s Philippines on Formulating Your Big Idea

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McDonald’s Philippines marketing director Christina Lao won the Mansmith Young Market Masters Award (YMMA) in 2010. Under her leadership where she supervises a talented group of millennials, overseeing menu innovation, brand communications, digital marketing, family marketing, local store marketing, and customer care, McDonald’s Philippines received the Hall of Fame Award from the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) for winning the Grand PANAta Award, its highest accolade, for three consecutive years. She also led McDonald’s Philippines in receiving the Brand Builder of the Year for the McDelivery Pin campaign during the 2018 PANAta Awards, Ad of the Year during the inaugural 2018 YouTube Ad Awards for “Wait Lang Po”, and the highly coveted Advertiser of the Year Award during the 2018 Philippine Boomerang Awards. Kring has happily imparted her marketing…
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PowerPoint is Dead!

PowerPoint is Dead!

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Imagine a huge business conference of over 1,000 delegates with 35 speakers where there are presenters, speeches, PowerPoints, audio-visuals, jargons, breakout sessions and lunches! That has been the norm for as long as we can remember. Mansmith and Fielders Inc. wanted to launch their new crusade, the Mansmith Innovation Awards within the 10th Mansmith Market Masters Conference last April 3, 2019 in SMX Aura to show that innovation can be done to familiar events such as a marketing conference. After all, ‘Think Differently. See Things Differently. Do Things Differently’ is its tagline. And so it did! I am pleased to share with you how we were able to make innovation happen which attracted both existing customers, as well as new customers to their conference.  Stop Doing Challenging industry norms, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. eliminated the following…
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Q&A with Mynt CMO Chris Manguera on Behavior Modification

Q&A with Mynt CMO Chris Manguera on Behavior Modification

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Chris Manguera is the Chief Marketing Officer of Mynt. He won the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) in 2018 and shares his insights about the mobile money and micro lending business. He will share more marketing tips during the 10th Market Masters Conference on April 3 at SMX Aura. Q1: Mobile money continues to soar as a lifestyle product. What's the market penetration here compared to other Asian countries? What accounts for the differences/similarities? What do you expect market penetration to be like in 5 years? A1: Philippines may have been growing in terms of mobile money user base the past 3 years, but it is still relatively low in terms of market penetration compared to other more advanced countries in mobile payments like China, India, South Korea, Indonesia,…
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