Henry Sy, SM and the Philippines:  I wrote about SM and Henry Sy in my books (Principles and Practices in Marketing in the Philippine Setting, and Entrepreneurship: Starting an Enterprise, Having an Innovation Mindset) because discussion of marketing and entrepreneurship in the Philippines setting without SM and Henry Sy would not be complete. The legendary king of retail, king of […]

Lucio Cochanco, Jr. is the President of Fly Ace Corporation, marketer of Jolly canned vegetables, canned fruits, Doña Elena Mediterranean products (olive oil, olives & capers, pasta & pesto sauces, canned tomatoes, anchovy, bottles sardines & canned tuna) , Good Life oriental products (sotanghon, egg noodle, bihon, bread crumbs, sesame oil, oyster sauce) and other food products, many of which […]

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The first time I met Edgar Sia II, better known as Injap, was in 2009 when his entry to the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) won and made him part of the batch. He was just 32 years old then. I learned that during that time he was preparing Mang Inasal for its initial public offering (IPO) in the […]

Extraordinary Enclaves, a member of Joy-Nostalg Group, is developing a 30-Hectare Socialized Housing project in Naic, Cavite. Such a large undertaking requires meticulous planning to ensure a successful implementation. Joy-Nostalg Group CEO Jack Ng, Jr. shares how important execution is after formulating strategies. Q1: The government requires 20% of property developers’ sales to come from socialized housing. Your Extraordinary Enclaves […]

Nicco de Jesus is currently the Media, Analytics and Digital (MAD) Business Director of Kantar Philippines, part of advertising giant WPP. He has over 20 years of experience in doing research and management science. Nicco headed the Marketing and Opinion Research Society (MORES) of the Philippines for two terms. He is very active in the Digital Measurement Board, the data […]

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Leandro Leviste is the President and CEO of Solar Philippines, a company he founded in 2013 and is today’s largest solar company in Southeast Asia’s. He shares the business model and strategy of Solar Philippines Q1: On Target Market – What made you choose the commercial / industrial segment over the residential segment first? A: Commercial projects have economies of […]

Red ocean Many brick-and-mortar supermarkets are in the red ocean — a market space where stores are constantly fighting against each other to win existing customers. As they aspire to be the preferred store, they usually resort to launching price and promo deals in predictable intervals. Unfortunately, the transactional norm of offering lower prices will not be sustainable, unless they […]

Blockbuster vs Netflix: Blockbuster, then dominant market leader in video rental service in the United States once valued at US$8.4 billion when it was acquired by Viacom in 1994, declared bankruptcy in September 23, 2010. In 2001, its 3-year old rival, Netflix, was offered to Blockbuster for only US$50 million. When the offer was ignored, Netflix decided to raise funds […]

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