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student marketing congress

I made a quick trip to Cebu last week for the 3rd Student Marketing Congress in Cebu. More than 3,000 students (and my biggest crowd yet) can get a tad overwhelming. I was there to talk about effective websites but repurposed my talk to discuss blogging and content because well, it was really more fitting to a crowd of teenagers. That’s me with Boy Abunda, one of the other speakers on celebrity marketing.

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UPDATE: After deliberation and popular request, we’re now opening the contest to a nationwide audience, instead of just Metro Manila.

I’d like to thank Samsung for their generosity in extending their sponsorship. When I approached them many weeks ago they agreed to cover the prize for one week. Because they love you all, they asked if they could sponsor a second week. Luckily I was going to break the contest into two waves — the next one starting next year. Oh well! More prizes! =)

As for last week’s contest I will announce it sometime this week. Dami kasi.

Affordable Galaxy 5 is affordable! Even if you don’t win this week’s contest, the Samsung Galaxy 5 makes for a worthy choice to spend your Christmas bonus on. It’s just slightly above PHP 10,000.00! You get a robust v2.1 operating system and an affordable phone from a brand you can trust.

Network 2.5G : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps) : 900/2100 MHz
OS Android 2.1
Display 2.8” QVGA TFT LCD (C-type)
Camera 2MP FF w/o LED Flash
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Audio MP3, ACC, ACC+, Eacc+
FM Radio, 3.5mm Ear jack

Value-added Features Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’
Google Mobile Service
Android Marketâ„¢ for more applications and content
Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
Touch Wiz 3.0 User interface, A-GPS
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0 (Full-Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, All Share
Memory 170MB, MicroSD (1GB included, up to 16GB)
Size: 56 x 108 x 12.3 mm, 102 g
Battery: 1200mAh
Talk Time: 570 Min (2G)/ 380 Min (3G)
Stand-by Time: 520 Hr (2G)/ 370 Hr (3G)
Price: PHP 10,980


It’s the Korean invasion and Samsung was ahead of it all! Before KPOP. Before Station 168. Before Starcraft. For this week’s contest I am giving more importance to creativity than to confining you to rules. I want you to:

1. Submit something. Anything. But it has to exemplify how the Korean influence has invaded your life. It can be an essay, a photo, a video. Anything. Just put the link in the comments section. Remember, TURNING KOREAN. Leave it in the comments section. It’s the usual drill.

2. Remember, the more bibo, the better. So yeah, dapat talaga kinarir.

3. Contest starts now till Saturday, 18th of December 11:59PM. This contest is open to people within Metro Manila only nationwide! This is not a raffle. It is a talent show. You can submit as many entries as you want.

N.B. Joining this week’s contest allows Samsung to add your info to their database for upcoming promos and announcements for 2011.