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Is this the perfect keyboard for you? - Rapoo K2800

Alright no BS here. But I think I found a new keyboard that fits the lifestyle and the needs that I have. This is the Rapoo K2800. I've been eyeing some Rapoo devices recently and I just got to check this one out. 

I'm not those geeky keycap mechanical keyboard kind of guy. I had a silent discreet one that's also portable but this Rapoo K2800 is next level to that. I tried the mechanical type for a bit but I'm still not decided if I should stick to it. Being always on the go gives the Rapoo K2800 such an advantage and I'll tell you why in a bit.

First, let's unbox. The dominant blue box and just the keyboard in the packaging gives it a nice clean look. At the back, you can see the features of the keyboard:

  • Reliable 2.4GHz wireless connection
  • Multimedia Hotkeys
  • Anti-oxidation sealed membrane
  • Abundant touch gestures.
Let's go by it one by one. This wireless keyboard can be connected wirelessly via a dongle. Reliable connection of 2.4GHz and can connect up to 10m working range and 360 degrees coverage. This is perfect to connect it to your smart TVs also because of the built-in touchpad, no need for a separate mouse. The Abundant touch gestures give an accurate and quick response to your operation. Yes, gestures work here too!
There are also available hotkeys for you to use so you can maximize their features. The Function key (Fn) gives you quick access to the media player, homepage, volume adjustments, and many others. The keyboard also has an anti-oxidation sealed membrane ensuring a longer keyboard lifetime. it prevents oxidizing of the inside circuit which may cause defective keys. I think this feature is often neglected or overlooked. We all want our devices to last and perform well with time so this is just amazing that they have it on the Rapoo K2800.
There are also some buttons available for you to use like the two buttons on the top left which represent the left and right-click of the mouse which is so convenient when your scrolling on the trackpad. - nice touch! You can also use the scroll right there to easily scroll up and down a webpage, document, or whatever it is you are viewing.
Speaking of lasting long, the Rapoo K2800 has superb power management capabilities lasting 9 months with a single AA battery which is also included with every purchase.

Here's a guide on how to use the Rapoo K2800
1. PLUG & PLAY.

Compatible with Windows 7,8 10; Chrome OS, MAC OS and smart TVs that support HID technology connectivity.

Underneath is where you'll find the dongle hiddend and the two small legs to elevate it up a bit.

You can check out the Rapoo K2800 at Complink and other leading computer stores for only Php 1,495.

Everybody's talking about Pepsi

Someone once said that having a Twitter account is like talking to yourself, hoping someone will join in.
Not everyone is lucky to have a following on Twitter. Even many brands have difficulty finding a corner of Twitter where they can convey their messages to the right audience.

Beverage giant Pepsi is one of the most talked about brands on social media, specifically Twitter, and is the most hyped in the beverage/drink category. In 2020, Pepsi was the only non-tech brand in the Top 10 of the Most Tweeted Brands for the year, alongside brands such as Spotify, Apple, Netflix, Lazada, and Shopee. This was achieved with an advertising budget lower than that of other big beverage brands as seen in a study. This is called connecting with your audience. Forward to 2021, the buzz about Pepsi continues online with content that’s relevant and always timely.

"What makes a content stand out is its cultural relevance; if the community shares the same sentiments and if it echoes the conversations prevailing at the moment. In Pepsi's case, they were able to cut through the noise by incorporating the language of their target audience and tapping the right people to get it across," shares Tina Pang - Head of Client Solutions, Southeast Asia, Twitter.

Pepsi's campaigns, which include the viral #PepsiHitSaSarap, are innovative yet traditional. For the Hit Sa Sarap campaign, the brand emphasized the importance of enjoying meals with family and friends. The campaign included giant screens on the streets of LA and New York featuring the faces of Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, SB19, Mimiyuuuh, and Ricci Rivero.

Pepsi Hit Sa Sarap reminded us of how nice it is to sit down for a meal with people we love and treasure. What better way to enjoy our favorite food than with Pepsi?
"At a time when consumers have the full power to determine what goes viral, it is not enough for people to enjoy our advertising material. Our communications need to stand out and be captivating for consumers to share, post, tweet, and pin. They need to love it," says Gutzee Segura, CSD Marketing Lead, PepsiCo PH.

As a brand, Pepsi is attuned to what is happening on Twitter. It listens to what its audience is saying and responds to what it sees as relevant content.

As Segura puts it, "It boils down to knowing what your target market wants, what they’re looking for, and serving that to them."

"People are keeping it real on Twitter, so these conversations definitely give a brand its much needed boost on awareness or engagement and in a way, in driving purchase intention, and sales," says Pang.

Pepsi looked at Twitter insights on K-pop and P-pop, then used these to highlight content about Blackpink and SB19. From these insights, the brand knew what type of content their target market (young millennials and Gen Z 16-25 years old) was looking for.

This target market values its online identity, being digital natives.
"Being at the prime of their youth, they always want to enjoy and maximize life’s experiences. However, given the pandemic, these experiences have been limited to in-home activities so Pepsi provides them with the experiences that satisfies their need for variety, novelty, and excitement from their usual days," said Segura.

According to Kantar, 91% of Pepsi's target market drink carbonated drinks so the brand's endorsers and brand ambassadors are selected based on who best personifies the brand’s personality, values, and purpose.

Blackpink was chosen because the group has a youthful attitude and zest for life that perfectly embodies the Pepsi brand.

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, SB19, Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez, Kiefer Ravena, and Mimiyuuuh were picked because their young fans are inspired by their success, hard work, and positive attitude.

"Our endorsers and brand ambassadors serve as a seamless extension of Pepsi and help amplify our story," mentions Segura.

A brand's social media presence plays a critical role in establishing its identity and Pepsi has succeeded in establishing itself as brand with a fun and youthful vibe that aims to push the next generation to reach their goals and dreams.

#InfinitelySmooth in all aspects: realme 8i launched in the PH at P1,000 OFF exclusively on Lazada

The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand for three consecutive quarters in 2021 unveiled the latest addition to its widely successful 8 Series, available at P1,000 OFF.

realme, the Philippines’ number one smartphone brand for Q3 2021, invites Filipinos to do even more beyond their capabilities by recently unveiling the realme 8i, the latest addition to their widely successful 8 Series.

Announced via an online livestream on November 16, the realme 8i promises #infinitelySmooth capabilities as it is the first realme device to pack the powerful MediaTek Helio G96 chipset and a 120Hz Ultra Smooth display, allowing users to perform any task seamlessly.

“Filipinos are a discerning market, and it’s important for us at realme to deliver to all of their diverse needs. We’re doing this with the exciting launch of the realme 8i, a worthy new entry to what is already our undeniably successful lineup in the 8 Series. We can’t wait for our realme Squad to have their own #InfinitelySmooth experience when they get their hands on the realme 8i,” said Austine Huang, realme Philippines VP for Marketing.

Delivering #InfinitelySmooth capabilities
The realme 8i gives users an #InfinitelySmooth smartphone experience thanks to the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, the first realme device to pack the processor model.

The G96 pushes the 8i’s performance by 65% compared to the previous 7i, and it is the only G9-series chip that can power a 120Hz display, which is one of the first smartphones at its price range to have such a display. It also helps the realme 8i provide a smoother gameplay experience with more fluid visual effects, something that Filipino mobile gamers will absolutely love.

The realme 8i comes in two stunning colors: Stellar Purple and Space Black.
The realme 8i also comes with a 6.6-inch LCD display, with six different refresh rates (30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz) that can help conserve battery power. The screen also has a dynamic brightness range, able to be as bright as 600 nits and as dim as 1 nit, letting you stay comfortable while you use your phone at any time.

Content creators also get a huge level up with the realme 8i’s 50MP AI Triple Camera setup. Its 50MP main camera with f/1.8 large aperture takes in enough light to make photos clearer and brighter. It also comes with a black and white lens for more artistic photos, and an ultra-macro lens with 4-cm shooting distance to shoot up close in fine detail. Its 16 MP front cam lets you take crisp and clear selfies, and enhances them with AI beauty function, HDR mode, portrait mode, as well as a Panoselfie mode for wider selfies.

For the 6GB+128GB variant, the realme 8i’s performance is also boosted by its virtual RAM technology, which converts the phone’s internal storage space to RAM, increasing its total amount. The realme 8i lets you use 5 GB of virtual RAM to add to its 6 GB of existing RAM, increasing the phone’s smoothness.

Enjoy an #InfinitelySmooth experience today by getting the realme 8i for only P9,990 (4GB+64GB) and P11,990 (6GB+128GB) on the realme Official Store on Lazada. Early-birds can get an exclusive P1,000 discount for both variants on Lazada starting 12 a.m. on November 17. Available in two colors: Stellar Purple and Space Black, the realme 8i will also be available in over 500 offline stores and more than 4,000 partner dealers nationwide.

#realmeWithYou Christmas Raffle Promo
Another exciting news for the Squad! Those who purchase the realme 8i or any realme device with a minimum worth of P5,000 from November 15 to January 2, 2022 at any realme flagship store, authorized partner dealer, and on realme’s Official Lazada and Shopee store will earn an e-raffle ticket for the #realmeWithYou Christmas Raffle Promo. Get the chance to WIN realme TechLife prizes, and the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4. To register and check the complete mechanics, visit https://bit.ly/realmeWithYouRegister.

For more info on the realme 8i, as well as other realme products, follow the realme PH Facebook page at http://facebook.com/realmePhilippines and visit the official realme website at https://www.realme.com/ph/.

Introducing the new Nokia T20 Tablet with long-lasting battery life, and with versatility and reliability to expect from a Nokia device

The Nokia T20 Tablet is designed in Finland with premium quality that’s built to last

· Love it: Versatile features for all occasions – including long-lasting battery life, a crisp 2K screen and immersive OZO Audio and OZO Playback
· Trust it: Award-winning qualities of Nokia phones now in the tablet space
· Keep it: Work, learn and play for longer thanks to premium Nordic quality and two years of OS upgrades for signature reliability

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveils the new Nokia T20 tablet. The brand-new tablet brings the classic Nokia phone quality to the big screen, with a range of versatile features and a long-lasting battery life that helps one excel at work and relax when it’s time to play.

The Nokia T20 marks the introduction of the brand-new T-series. Packed with innovative and accessible features fans will love, including a crystal clear 2K screen plus three years of monthly security updates and two years of free operating system (OS) upgrades.

Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global revealed: “We pride ourselves on always listening and responding to people’s wishes. Over the past year, we noticed the increase in hybrid working and online learning, as well as the growing use of social media, video calling platforms and streaming services – leading to an increase in the appetite for tablets, which grew an impressive 53 percent in Q1 from 2020 to 2021[1]. Designed for work, learning and play, our Nokia T20 offers the classic qualities people have come to love and expect from our smartphones, in a brand-new format.”

Sancho Chak, general manager for Philippines, Hong Kong and Thailand, HMD Global: “The local market’s embrace of Nokia mobile’s love it, trust it, keep it series has been warm since its introduction this year. This is why we are bringing the Nokia T20 Tablet in the country as we recognize Filipinos’ changing needs and desire for versatile technology and features, collective demands of people around the world.”

Industry-recognized security and software expertise
As with Nokia phones, security and software remain a key focus. Two years of OS upgrades for the next steps in Android™ available at user’s fingertips, along with three years of monthly security updates to help protect against the latest threats. When it comes to screen time, helping to keep children safe is just as important as nurturing their creativity and learning. The Nokia T20 comes with Google Kids Space, a trusted kids mode for children to explore apps, books and videos to nurture their inquisitive minds. Google Kids Space works in parallel with the child’s Google Account, which parents can help manage with Family Link parental controls.

Design backed by industry-recognized Nokia smartphone expertise
The new Nokia T20 is designed with the same Scandinavian design philosophy as Nokia phones, a simplified and pure design where every detail, edge and surface finish is curated with ease of use from the outset. The solid metal body structure and polished 3D display frame attach the large display perfectly to the thin metal body, so it’s built to go the distance.

Long-lasting battery life empowering work, learning and play
No one wants to be chained to the charging cable, so get ready to unleash the shackles courtesy of long-lasting battery performance. The Nokia T20’s powerful 8200mAh battery allows 15 hours of surfing the web, seven hours of conference calls, or 10 hours watching the latest films with the family. The tablet also comes with faster charging, meaning that users can get back to doing what’s important, quicker.

Immerse in the things you love
Whether for watching the latest show or smashing a gaming personal best, the details will pop with the Nokia T20 2K display. And, with the ongoing rise in video calls, the Nokia T20 is perfectly suited to handle important business meetings to a nail-biting virtual quiz. Not only that, but the tablet is also blue light certified so that users can go the distance whilst being kind to the’s eyes.

When it’s time to relax, simply kick back and enjoy an audiobook with the kids or listen to a favourite music with the Nokia T20’s stunning sound quality. Thanks to Stereo speakers with OZO Playback, users can catch every detail when it matters most to enjoy a truly immersive listening experience. And, with Dual Microphones, users can feel assured that they’ll be heard even in noisy surroundings.

The business partner one can rely on to go the distance
The Nokia T20 joins the broadest fleet of Android Recommended devices (AER) that meet Google’s strict enterprise requirements, which means a device one can trust to support their business. The new tablet also works in harmony with HMD Enable Pro, the enterprise mobility management solution designed for ease of use and managing deployed devices from its one-stop-shop interface.

Durable and long-lasting accessories for the perfect companions to the Nokia T20
As people want smaller gadgets, the Micro range is here to supply. The unique charge-through technology allows them to be miniaturized to fit comfortably in all ears whilst still holding over nine hours of battery life. Complemented by a super slim charging case that delivers additional 18 hours of listening time, the compactness doesn’t compromise on sound quality.

Designed to go the distance and give fans extra peace of mind, Nokia T20’s purpose-built Rugged cover provides extra protection by gelling perfectly with the device. The Nokia T20’s Flip cover keeps the device as fresh as it was on day one, with its versatile design.

Trusted partnerships for best-in-class experiences
Spotify will give Nokia T20 owners access to 70 million tracks and 2.9 million podcasts out of the box. Offering additional control over online privacy, ExpressVPN will be available on the Nokia T20 with a 30-day free trial. See here for more details: Spotify and ExpressVPN partnership.

Pricing and availability
Available for pre-order on Shopee from November 17 to 23, the Nokia T20 comes in Ocean Blue colour variant and 4 GB/64 GB configuration for Php 12,990. The device can exclusively be purchased from November 24 to 30 exclusive selling dates only.

Catch the Nokia T20 and Nokia comfort earbuds bundle promo for first 100 customers only. Customers must complete their Shopee order of Nokia T20 to be able to receive a unique code that is valid for one-time use only via email. This also include the instructions on how to claim the Nokia Comfort earbuds. Upon checking out on the Shopee App, the code must be entered to claim the bundle for free.

Visit the Nokia T20 Tablet on Shopee here.

Panasonic Protects Ospital ng Malabon with nanoeTM X Technology, Continues to Bring Back the Filipino Smile

Panasonic, as part of its global campaign to spread advocacy for cleaner and fresher air for life, continued to reach out to local governments through a contribution to Malabon City in the form of nanoeTM X air purifiers, and nanoeTM X generators, that have been verified to have inhibitory effects on the novel coronavirus*1 for use at the Ospital ng Malabon.

Panasonic Country Head and General Manager of Life Solutions Group Yosuke Tanaka, Panasonic Air-Conditioning Philippines (PACPH) Communications & Product Planning Manager Francis Serrato, Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III, Ospital ng Malabon Chief of Hospital Dr. Jen Amolo - Lim, Ospital ng Malabon Administrator Flourescelle Austria, Ospital ng Malabon doctors, nurses, front liners, and staff were present during the turn-over.

The nanoeTM X air purifiers and portable nanoeTM X generators are to be used by the hospital to ensure quality air in high-risk areas as well as in the outpatient areas of the City’s premier public hospital that caters not only to Covid-19 patients but other medical needs of the people of Malabon. The hospital in 2020, was forced to temporarily stop accepting non-COVID-19 cases after several medical workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In his acceptance speech, Malabon City Mayor Oreta thanked Panasonic for its invaluable support to the city, “This is a big help for the city of Malabon. On behalf of the 380,000 Malabon-ians who come to the hospital often (hopefully they don’t come as much and bababa ang COVID cases natin), we are very thankful for Panasonic Philippines and Life Solutions for helping us clean our air here in OsMal, Malabon Hospital.”

It has always been the intention of Panasonic to provide cleaner and fresher air to improve the quality of life for everyone with the introduction of the nanoeTM in 1997 and nanoeTM X in 2016.
Tanaka said, “It has always been the intention of Panasonic to provide cleaner and fresher air to improve the quality of life for everyone. For years, we have been growing and advocating the use of our nanoeTM and nanoeTMX technology; and now, timely as it may seem, it is here to help us in controlling the transmission of the novel coronavirus as well as other possible air-borne infections as proven by independent testing organizations.”

In 2009, with the help of an independent testing organization, Panasonic verified the effect of hydroxyl radicals contained in water against bird flu and new strains of influenza, and in 2012, in collaboration with an independent testing organization in Germany, again conducted virus clearance testing that showed effectiveness of the technology against highly resistant viruses and unknown viruses. *2

Just last year, again using an independent testing organization, Texcell*3 – France, further verified the inhibitory effect of Panasonic’s patented nanoeTM X technology on the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
The Malabon City partnership is part of a bigger program of Panasonic in the Philippines to provide air purifying and anti-covid technology of nanoeTM X in selected sites in the National Capital Region to protect medical front liners and Filipinos.

In the past months, Panasonic has been to vaccination sites in Mandaluyong City, and Makati City, as well as in the Philippine General Hospital to make the front liners and the public feel safer.

“It is our hope, in Panasonic, that as one community, we may ACT TOGETHER in helping bring back the Filipino smile through the technology and innovation that we in Panasonic can provide,” Tanaka ended.

Panasonic works hard to bring back the smiles of the unsung heroes of this pandemic, and the Filipino people, for them to feel safer, breathe easier, and be more secure to smile once again.

For more information on Panasonic and its patented technologies, please visit https://www.panasonic.com/ph/nanoe

Globe treats subscribers to home furnishing shopping spree

For years, Globe has been a partner of Filipinos in enabling their digital life at home. Now, Globe Telecom is treating its customers to upgrade their homes as well.

To decorate their home according to their personal taste and personality, Globe is treating five lucky subscribers to a home furnishing shopping spree where winners will get to shop at the soon-to-open IKEA Pasay City, IKEA’s first physical store in the Philippines, with the use of IKEA Gift Cards worth PHP25,000.

This exclusive Globe Shopping Raffle is open to all Globe Postpaid, Globe Prepaid, Globe At Home Postpaid, and Globe At Home Prepaid subscribers.

“We at Globe have always been passionate in uplifting Filipinos’ lives and caring for them beyond connectivity,” Rina Siongco, Head of Get Entertained Tribe at Globe Telecom explained. “In line with IKEA’s vision ‘to create a better everyday life for many people, we’re offering this exclusive raffle promo to delight our customers and help them thrive more at home.”

There are many ways to get your hands on these IKEA Gift Cards:
Globe Prepaid customers can join the raffle by customizing their own promo using their newest GoCREATE offer through the new GlobeOne app. Globe Postpaid customers get a chance to win by subscribing to the GoBOOST199 promo through the GlobeOne app.

If you’re a Globe At Home Postpaid subscriber, you can apply for a Globe At Home UNLI FIBER UP Plan 1499 and up through the Globe Online Shop. You can also upgrade your existing UNLI FIBER UP Plan to Plans 1499 and up through the Globe At Home app or the Globe Portal Online Upgrade form. Keep in mind that all existing customers who apply for or upgrade their plan from November 5 to 19 are qualified for this exciting deal. And if you’re a Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi user, don’t forget to subscribe to HomeSHARE199 through the Globe At Home app as well.

To join the raffle, subscribers simply need to provide their details on the registration portal. One offer subscription is equal to one entry, so the more offers you subscribe to, the more chances you have of winning. However, participants with multiple entries can only win once.

The Globe Shopping Spree Raffle is open from November 5 to 19, 2021. Winners will be announced on Globe Telecom and Globe At Home’s social media pages on December 15, 2021.
Globe is giving away IKEA Gift Cards as part of the brand’s efforts to uplift Filipinos’ everyday lives. As most people work or study at home, they can continue being productive through the power of Globe, and they can give their home office an upgrade with IKEA’s home furnishing solutions. The gift cards can only be used at IKEA’s physical store in Pasay City.

To know more about Globe and its products, visit the Globe website: https://www.globe.com.ph/ and for more information on the raffle, you can visit the Globe Shopping Spree FAQs.

LOVE IN ITS PUREST FORM: HEART EVANGELISTA FOR SIMPARICA TRIO


Simparica Trio’s newest ambassador Heart Evangelista-Escudero places her much-loved fur babies on the hands of a trusted quality brand

Heart Evangelista-Escudero is a name that bears various titles—celebrity, fashion maven, wife, painter. But one of the most resounding title that is attached to her—and one that has inspired many—is being a dog lover.

A known advocate for animal rights and a speaker on behalf of animals in the country, Heart has always been vocal about being a responsible pet owner. One of her advocacies that she has been most passionate about is her love for Aspins (asong Pinoy). She voiced out the noticeable discrimination against Aspins and has sought to champion their welfare (and other animals as well) by partnering with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to lobby for the amendment of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) in 2013, which increased penalties for animal offenders. Heart explains that she wants more people to recognize Aspins as beautiful, loving and loyal dogs and should be given the same care, love and respect as pure breeds.
If there’s one Aspin that’s well-known in the country, it would definitely be Panda. Seen on most of Heart’s posts, Panda is a constant companion whenever possible. “I'm always with Panda because she goes with me wherever I go even if I'm shooting or filming, except when I travel, especially since my husband's always away for work. It's nice that I have my fur buddies to keep me company,” says Heart.
With so much passion for her dogs, Heart cares for them with “Three Times the Love”. Seen as a holistic approach to canine health that goes beyond just token care, she personally oversees their health to make sure they get only the best. She shares, “I show my love for them by making sure that they’re healthy by giving them the right dog food or I even have their food cooked with boiled carrots and other really healthy food because I want them to have long lives with me. I love spoiling them and making sure they’re always comfortable so although some of my dogs sleep with me, I still put beds or mats in little corners of the house. I love giving them treats cause they love them!”. Heart adds, “I wish I can take them with me to a trip somewhere where they can run; I think that's always the best especially now because we're always just stuck at home.”

With an advocacy that has an abundance of love for our furry friends, Heart shares a reminder to existing fur parents or those who ponder over having one. “Having a dog is like taking care of a child as well; the responsibility of being a pet owner isn’t a joke. Apart from giving them love and their basic needs, we have to make sure that they get proper medical care just like how we do it for ourselves as humans,” she adds.

Complete Protection in One Tablet
As a responsible dog owner, Heart wants to help highlight the importance of dogs’ holistic health thru regular medication that protects your dogs from the inside and helps prevent unwanted diseases. To help ensure that her fur babies are in their best health, she only gives them supplements from a trusted brand that has dedicated goal to deliver quality medicine specifically designed for our dogs.

Trusting only the best for her fur babies, Heart is the newest ambassador for Simparica Trio, the first monthly chewable tablet to protect your dog with three proven ingredients designed to protect dogs against heartworm disease, ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms. “I treat my dogs like my children, which is why I make sure to take preventive measures to keep them safe and healthy. What I love about Simparica Trio is that it provides comprehensive protection against deadly parasites such as intestinal worms, ticks and fleas and most especially heartworm. And another good thing is it comes in a yummy chewable tablet, and they only need to take it once a month! Imagine the protection and the convenience, right?!”, she excitedly shares.
Heart also added “I’m blessed to have them with me. Dogs can love you unconditionally and are so pure in this world. What we can give in return is their happiness, comfort, and well-being so they can stay with us for a long time.”

Inquire at your local vet on how to avail Simparica Trio and give your dog the best care that they deserve.
Simparica Trio comes in the following variants: 2.5 to 5 kg dogs, 5 to 10 kg dogs, 10 to 20 kg dogs, and 20 to 40 kg dogs, as prescribed by veterinarians.. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ZoetispetcarePH, follow @zoetispetcareph on Instagram, and get to know more about the brand and Zoetis Philippines on their official website https://ph.zoetis.com/.

Globe Business and GDAP highlight telecommuting like a boss in the gaming industry

While many game developers are thriving in the new work arrangement a year and a half into the pandemic, some are struggling to stay motivated amid continued isolation, poor connectivity, tech problems and endless deadlines to meet the increasing demand for online games.

To give the game development industry a boost, Globe Business and Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) have collaborated in a webinar, “How to Telecommute Like a Boss”, to discuss the effectiveness of remote work in the perspective of game designers and game development companies.

GDAP is a trade association composed of game companies and studios, game support service providers and academes that collaborate closely with the government and other organizations to promote the video gaming industry in the Philippines.

The power of connectivity for game developers
At the online event, leading game development company Definite Studios shared its own experience by keeping its employees inspired, efficient and productive in a remote-work setup, highlighting the importance of good leadership, effective communication and collaboration, useful digital tools and most importantly, a reliable internet connection.

“WiFi and internet connection is probably the most important thing in ensuring our productivity and efficiency as it is our only way to connect with each other in these times,” said Sean Saquilabon, Definite Studios’ marketing and business development officer.

He pointed out that team collaboration at their company became smoother and more effective as it transitioned to telecommuting—the ability to fulfill work assignments in a remote set-up using telecommunication tools like e-mails, messaging apps, online collaboration platforms, websites and the likes that allowed the staff to keep track of projects, communicate faster and share ideas with each other.

Leading teams remotely through connectivity and digital solutions
Globe Business, a steadfast partner that helps businesses navigate through digital transformation, offers connectivity solutions that the game development industry can use to better equip the workforce.

Dannica Prado, Marketing Operations Lead for Globe Business, MSME Group, discussed the different connectivity solutions fit for employees’ needs: Pocket WiFi and prepaid internet kits are suitable for mobile workforce (working from anywhere / working from home) who need to transfer light files while on the go; meanwhile, those who need to stay connected and requires more bandwidth to share large files can rely on broadband kits to deliver the work.

She also mentioned that Globe Business offers cloud-based productivity and collaboration solutions that are relevant to the industry as it adapts to telecommuting.

Application Programming Interface (APIs) that will help game developers expand payment options to make their products more accessible to customers are also readily accessible through Globe Business’ Charging API solution.

“To win in the new normal set up, especially in a passion-driven industry, it is important to have three things—time management, discipline to deliver, and technology adoption,” said Prado.

To discover more of these connectivity and productivity tools, visit https://go.mybusinessacademy.ph/ICTMonthOffers-GDAPArticle. To know more about GDAP, visit www.gdap.org.ph. #

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale enjoys a record start, with 11 million items sold within the first 5 minutes of November 11

A Filipino electronics seller earned almost ₱70 million in sales during the first two hours of the sale alone


MANILA, NOVEMBER 11, 2021 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is seeing tremendous excitement and support at its largest shopping festival of the year, the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. Shoppers across the region raced to Shopee to secure the best deals, with 11 million items sold in just the first five minutes of November 11. The midnight shopping rush saw visits spiking 5.5 times in the first two hours, compared to an average day.

Key trends in the Philippines in the first 2 hours of 11.11 Big Christmas Sale
Many waited for 11.11 to purchase everyday essentials to maximize their savings. Health & Personal Care, Home & Living, and Women's Apparel were the hottest product categories among Filipino shoppers.

Filipinos eagerly stocked up on supplies such as face masks, skin care products, and mobile accessories. As consumers looked to refresh their wardrobe for the holiday season, clothing tops were also in high demand, with almost 2,000 orders placed early into 11.11.

Many local sellers are seeing a boost to their business at the 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. An electronics seller earned almost ₱70 million in sales in the first 2 hours.

Discover more irresistible deals at Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale till midnight at https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

Shopee Provides MSMEs with All-Around Marketing Support to Grow their Online Business

Shopee assists MSMEs in their e-commerce journey from on onboarding and trainings to enhanced marketing tools and strategies



As society becomes more digitalized, e-commerce plays a significant role in helping groom and grow entrepreneurs who can meet the needs of consumers. More people in the region are coming online, and this number is expected to reach around 380 million by 2026. In order to help brands and MSMEs establish and strengthen their online presence, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, focuses on developing a strong support ecosystem that makes it simple for them to launch and grow their online business.

This includes enhanced marketing tools, knowledge sharing and upskilling, as well as sustained guidance from Shopee, to help business owners tap into various markets, increase their monthly average sales, and achieve notable e-commerce growth as a whole.

Shopee Seller Education
Shopee provides the necessary support and seminars to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the e-commerce knowledge they need to succeed. Just this year, Shopee launched its first Shopee University Summit where industry leaders, successful online sellers, and top brands shared their expertise to help sellers understand the basics of e-commerce and how they can maximize the potential of e-commerce and succeed in growing their business online. The second summit also proved to be a success with 35,000 online viewers. During the summit, participants learned about developing the correct business branding, product photography skills, and leveraging Shopee tools and social media platforms to promote their businesses.

Shopee sellers can also access Shopee’s Seller Education Hub (https://seller.shopee.ph/edu/home) where they can take helpful e-commerce courses, participate in informative webinars, and read articles about shop management, product listings, operation improvements, and other business matters.

All-Around Support from Relationship Managers
In addition to marketing tools readily available for use within the app, Shopee also provides MSMEs with constant guidance on how they can improve and grow their business through highly-trained relationship managers (RMs). To fully support a seller’s growth, RMs push for excellent service and tend to the seller’s inquiries, and sometimes going out of their way to cater to the seller’s e-commerce needs.

Kriszel of M A R E Clothing said that their relationship manager helped them greatly, even encouraging them to join big campaigns to grow their business more. “Our relationship manager was very helpful all throughout our Shopee journey. During big campaigns, we were given ample exposure on in-app features like Shopee Feed. Last 10.10, we earned more than 2,000 followers thanks to Shopee’s feature Feed Freebies. We are very grateful for the guidance we received and it is a big factor in our shop’s success.”

Campaigns that Meet Consumer Demand
In addition, Shopee also supports its sellers through big campaigns as local MSMEs stand to benefit from the increased traffic to supercharge their business growth and scale their online presence. Throughout the region, sellers who participated at the recent 9.9 Super Shopping Day recorded 8X more orders compared to an average day, and this coming 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, Shopee continues to provide sellers with marketing tools to further drive sales. The 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale is happening until December 12, 2021, and serves as an opportunity for sellers to provide consumers with promos that include ₱1 deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 10% off daily vouchers.

Digital Payment Options with ShopeePay
As digital payments become more integrated into the daily lives of consumers, ShopeePay serves as a multi-functional tool for all their payment needs while providing rewards and safe transactions. Through Shopee’s year-end campaigns like the 11.11-12.12 Big Christmas Sale, ShopeePay will continue to drive greater adoption of digital payments amongst shoppers and merchants, bringing ShopeePay users greater convenience and value while helping businesses access more opportunities in the digital economy.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “To grow in e-commerce, brands and businesses need to be committed to their journey and here at Shopee, we ensure that we are here to guide and support them all throughout. This is why we designed our ecosystem to be end to end: onboarding, training, and scaling their business to meet the demands of their customers. The needs of our stakeholders are ever-changing, and this is why we need to keep evolving.”

For more information about Shopee 11.11-12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.