BBC Earth lands on BBC.com‏

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BBC Earth lands on BBC.com‏
- BBC Earth’s new digital home brings something amazing every day to global audiences
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17th September 2014, Singapore – BBC Earth – the BBC Worldwide factual brand behind global blockbusters such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs and Blue Planet – today launches its new digital home on BBC.com. The stunning site captures BBC Earth’s passion for adventure and exploration bringing visitors a visual feast of incredible imagery, world class videos and stories that will offer fans a new perspective on the world.

From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the universe visitors to the new section will be able to explore ten content strands including a mix of newly commissioned content as well as awe inspiring moments from the BBC’s Natural History Unit archives, which will be housed in the Amazing Moments section and will offer hundreds of clips, launching with 25, including Attack Of The Praying Mantis with new clips to be published daily.  Other key strands include: Discoveries a section dedicated to uncovering fascinating stories such as Are Dolphins Cleverer Dogsto Strange & Beautiful, which explores topics including The Twisted World of Sexual Organs to A Colourful Life, home to specially commissioned short films exploring the beauty of nature through colour.  First to launch will be Life in White dedicated to the beauty of nature’s polar ice caps and nature’s use of the colour.

Matt Walker, former news editor at New Scientist and editor of BBC Food and BBC Nature, has taken up the reins as Editor working alongside a number of BBC Earth’s network of experts in science and nature.

Matt Walker, Editor for BBC Earth on BBC.com said: “BBC Earth offers a different perspective on the world and we want to celebrate all the wonders of the natural world from your back garden to the farthest star. We share a never ending curiosity with our audience and being digital allows us to interact more closely with them. We want people to share their own content with us and their network through social media and show us what inspires them. Our mission is to bring visitors to BBC Earth something amazing every single day and we have an incredible wealth of content to offer from mind bending stories to stunning photography and film that will change the way you think about our universe.”

Matt added: “Like our other non-news sections BBC Earth hopes to attract new visitors to BBC.com which is increasingly becoming the go to site for a wealth of new and topic led content.”

Jo Sermon, Director of BBC Earth commented: “The launch of BBC Earth on BBC.com is an opportunity for us to transform our relationship with audiences and give people a place to connect with our content beyond the television. Its home for the huge breadth and range of content that BBC Earth encompasses and we can be immediate in sharing new stories. Audiences will be able to explore their world and discover its wonders whenever and wherever they want and there will always be something new to excite them.”

“We are very much looking forward to the launch of BBC Earth on BBC.com in Asia. lt provides yet an added dimension to the brand, and perfectly complements our existing BBC Earth on BBC Knowledge programming strand which can be viewed every Thursday evening on the channel throughout Asia. We are confident that BBC Earth on BBC.com  will allow our audiences to connect even deeper with the brand, inspiring and entertaining them at the same time,” said David Weiland, EVP, BBC Worldwide Asia.

BBC Earth builds on the existing portfolio of specialist sections BBC Autos, BBC Capital, BBCCulture, BBC Future and BBC Travel, commissioned for BBC.com.  Each of these bespoke sections seeks to offer visitors to BBC.com a deeper understanding of the story behind the headlines, across a plethora of topics and from a wealth of specialists.  To date the non-news sections have attracted an average of 6.8 million unique users contributing to the 76 million unique users BBC.com attracts on a monthly basis across mobile and desktop.

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Anthill Realtors Appoints PR Communications‏

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10th September, 2014, Singapore - Anthill Realtors Pte Ltd has appointed PR Communications as its retained public relations agency. Secured following a competitive pitch, PR Communications will commence work immediately.

Anthill Realtors’ appointment of PR Communications is driven by its business ambition to differentiate itself from Singapore’s competitive real estate market; to drive greater awareness and preference for its specialized offering in Asia’s real estate, and its high standards of quality and good value of their products and services.

PR Communications will develop a public relations programme to position Anthill Realtors as a premium boutique real estate consultancy firm.

In addition, PR Communications will execute strategic campaigns that will help the real estate firm achieve key business objectives both locally and regionally.

“PR Communications was chosen as they showed great understanding in the property market. They also had proven experience to build new local brands,” said Rhonda Wong, CEO, Anthill Realtors Pte Ltd.

“The recent measures implemented have definitely slowed the Singapore property market down and we think it is the best time for Anthill Realtors to enter the market with its differentiation and specialized offerings,” Wong added.

Eric Chan, Managing Director, PR Communications, welcomed the appointment.

“We are extremely thrilled to work with Anthill Realtors as it dovetails perfectly with the work we do for many other local brands that we helped build from ground zero. Furthermore, our experience in the property and travel industry, including CapitaLand and iProperty.com, helped us win this account,” Chan said.

About Anthill Realtors
Anthill Realtors is a boutique real estate consultancy firm with a specialized offering in real estate around Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, Anthill Realtors only represents developers who are personally handpicked for their exceptional value and high standards of quality. These products are then presented to their clients and potential investors through an end-to-end product offering which may include, investor visa processing facilities, payment facilities, a leasing team, cleaning services and a contractor list for clients to engage, if the need arises.

Anthill Realtors’ philosophy, as its name suggests, is to inspire a passionate and hardworking team of innovative professionals dedicated to providing reliable and consistent services to potential investors and developers.

Most recently, Anthill Realtors emerged as the top sales team in Singapore for Capital 21 @ Capital City in Iskandar Malaysia, where a total of 70 units were transacted.

About PR Communications
PR Communications is an award-winning Singapore-based public relations consultancy. Established in 1990, the agency specializes in Lifestyle and Brand Marketing as well as Corporate Reputation and Eco-PR.

With an extensive portfolio of global organizations as well as start-up brands, the team of twelve has a vast amount of expertise and experience in customizing a public relations programme for their clients.

Their key retainer clients include The DRx Group, The Scarlet Hotel, SK Jewellery, Samsonite, Konica Minolta, Deal.com.sg, AMK Hub and iROO.

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Konica Minolta Publishes CSR Report 2014‏

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Konica Minolta Publishes CSR Report 2014‏

The brand is dedicated to creating value for a sustainable world

8th September 2014, Singapore – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2014 (English version) online to inform all of its stakeholders about the Group’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

In line with the management’s philosophy — The Creation of New Value, Konica Minolta launched its new medium-term business plan TRANSFORM 2016 at the start of fiscal 2014, where it strives to realise its vision for a global company that is vital to society and an innovative company that is robust and constantly evolving by delivering new value to help customers and society solve the challenges they face. At the same time, Konica Minolta is raising the bar on CSR management in fulfilling its responsibilities to society.

CSR Report 2014 features special stories for Healthcare, Energy and Recycle of Resources to show the company’s current initiative in creating new value that helps enhancement of the quality of society. Each story tells how technological excellence and problem-solving power in Konica Minolta have been giving valuable shape to innovative ideas.

In January 2009, Konica Minolta introduced Eco Vision 2050 as its long-term environmental vision with the objective to reduce carbon dioxide emission, promote recycling and preserve biodiversity by 2050. While we take steps in our design and manufacturing process to realise this vision, we also take an all-encompassing approach towards green conservation, involving everyone from our staff, suppliers to customers. For instance, we switch off the lights in the office during lunch hours to conserve energy. In addition, we launched the Tomorrow in Mind campaign in June this year, to educate, inspire, empower and involve the efforts of every single individual for a greener and cleaner future,” said Ms Celine Chelsea Long, Regional Marketing Manager, Corporate Branding & Marketing.

With the overarching Eco Vision 2050–a vision that guides the company in the right direction to achieve its future objectives and fulfil its responsibility as a global corporation by contributing to a sustainable earth and society, the Report also introduces the new Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016. With the concept of pursuing both the resolution of environmental challenges and enhancing corporate competitiveness, the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 has three important themes, collectively named as Three Green Activities: Green Products (planning and development); Green Factories (procurement and production) and Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling). Each theme has established goals in fiscal 2016 in terms of environmental value and corporate value. For the first time in the company’s medium-term environmental plan, goals are set up as a measure of corporate growth (increase in corporate value).

Efforts in both reduction of environmental impact and growth of corporate value have been extended beyond the Konica Minolta Group into collaboration with its upstream suppliers. The company has been turning its environmental expertise into cooperative work with local suppliers and helping them improve their production process and lower environmental impact. In fiscal 2013, these efforts resulted in a total of nearly 1,800 tons of CO2 reduction for the year. Furthermore, the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 sets CO2 reduction targets related to procurement in addition to carbon emissions reduction targets for the Group production sites. The Group continues to expand its cooperation with suppliers with the aim of achieving these targets.

CSR Report 2014 unveils calculation of the entire carbon emissions associated with the Konica Minolta Group’s activities across its entire supply chain, from upstream to downstream of its operations. The calculation showed that CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain were approximately 1.4 million tons, which represents a decrease of 6.8% from fiscal 2012.*

For additional information on Konica Minolta’s CSR and environmental efforts, please visit
http://www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr/

*Calculation is basically based on the international standards of GHG Protocol, guidelines for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading company in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multi-function products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.

Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle.

In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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ACI Worldwide selects Bite for Asia Pacific communications

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ACI Worldwide selects Bite for Asia Pacific communications
Payments leader adds to expanding portfolio of finance technology clients
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27th August 2014, Singapore, Sydney and New Delhi,  – Bite, which recently announced it will integrate into Next15 group sister agency Text100, today has added leading payments provider ACI Worldwide to its portfolio across Australia, Singapore and India. This new relationship complements Bite’s current regional portfolio which comprises of a diverse combination of innovative, disruptive and market-leading clients.

A global leader in the electronic payments space, ACI Worldwide’s suite of software powers more than 5,000 electronic payments for financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. It processes $13 trillion each day in payments and securities transactions for more than 250 leading global retailers and 21 of the world’s 25 largest banks.

The addition of ACI Worldwide to its portfolio reflects Bite’s proven experience in delivering integrated campaigns across key finance and payment technology organisations including Gemalto, SWIFT, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and DBS Bank.

Payment technology is in a state of transition and evolution across APAC.  In Singapore, India and Australia, Bite will lead an integrated PR and social media campaign to promote ACI Worldwide’s brand profile as the Universal Payments company, establish the company at the forefront of this digital disruption and build its presence surrounding its roadshow, ACI Exchange APAC.

“Working with Bite’s regional teams will allow us to drive the conversation on how financial organisations can meet the needs of the world’s most demanding technology environments,” says Paul Henaghan, ACI Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) managing director. “Leveraging Bite’s reputation for delivering a seamless communication strategy for finance technology leaders will help us lead the next wave of payment innovation.”

“New payment technologies are taking centre stage in APAC and as the lines between tech providers and financial institutions blur, it is increasingly important to develop innovative, integrated strategies to cut through the clutter and create meaningful conversations,” says Paul Mottram, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Bite. “We like to work with brands that are innovating in their field, disrupting markets and changing the world. As a world leader in payments, ACI Worldwide is a perfect fit to help us bring the ever-evolving payment discussion to life.”

About Bite
With 15 locations around the world, Bite is a global marketing services agency with a proven methodology that helps clients develop differentiated positions, build digital footprints and win in the marketplace.  Our business- and tech-savvy teams work with companies who are innovating in their fields, disrupting markets and changing the world.  We attack every challenge with insight, analytics, methodology and creativity to drive hard-core business results. Bite announced its intention to integrate with Text100 in August 2014. For more information, visit www.biteglobal.com or www.text100.com

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Geometry Global Names Mary Jane Butler to Client Service Director Post

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Geometry Global Names Mary Jane Butler to Client Service Director Post
Butler to further accelerate shopper marketing agency’s significant growth
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21st August 2014, SINGAPORE – Geometry Global, WPP’s recently merged shopper marketing & activation entity of G2, OgilvyAction and JWTAction, has announced the appointment of Mary Jane (MJ) Butler as Client Service Director for Singapore, effective immediately. In this newly created position Butler will focus on company and client business growth, with responsibility for leading the agency’s account management team and key global and regional clients including GSK, Lenovo and Unilever.

Butler’s return to the WPP network comes after a five-year stint with global boutique agency StrawberryFrog in New York and most recently Singapore where she served as Managing Director of the network’s Southeast Asian operation since 2013.

Chris Martell, Managing Director of Geometry Global Singapore, said, “Shopper marketing is very much on the C-suite agenda and we’re seeing clients investing more in this area than ever before. We created this new position in response to the significant growth of the agency in recent years and needed someone with the expertise and gravitas to work with our senior clients globally and across the region. MJ stood out for her seniority and experience in leading global brands in a multi-disciplinary landscape, her depth of knowledge of markets across Asia and her understanding of the digital landscape, a critical element of the shopper marketing and activation mix for our clients.”

Butler brings to the position two decades of experience in working with blue chip multinational companies in both the US and Asia across varied categories including food and beverage, beauty, baby care, professional services, telecom and Government. As Regional Business Director for Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific based in Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China from 2003-2007 Butler was responsible for the development of brands including Kraft beverages, Unilever skincare and fabric care, Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson’s 2008 Beijing Olympics campaign among others.

“We’re seeing a steady ramping up of interest and excitement about shopper marketing from clients in Asia and around the world, and more brands are demanding its inclusion in their marketing mix and in greater proportions,” commented Butler. “What’s also exciting is the fact that Asia, and Singapore specifically, is now seen as the lead region where shopper marketing programs are being developed for export to developing and emerging markets around the world. So work that we’re creating in Singapore will reach Africa, Latin America, Russia and beyond. This is the space to watch in the coming decade and Singapore is the epicenter.”

Prior to O&M, Butler was Regional Account Director at DDB Singapore and also worked at Publicis and Bozell Worldwide in New York before that.

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Geometry Global is the largest and most geographically complete activation agency of its kind, providing brand marketers with a unique solution: Precision Activation. This proprietary approach focuses on the exact blend of context and content that combine to influence consumer behavior, transforming proven communication techniques and big creative ideas into effective and profitable business growth drivers. With teams in 56 markets, the global network develops highly compelling marketing programs – informed by data and insights – connecting people with brands at precisely the right times, in the right places, and right ways – making a measurable difference to clients’ businesses. Launched in June 2013, Geometry Global delivers award-winning creativity and integrated talent across a range of disciplines including Shopper, Relationship, Promotional and Experiential, Trade and Digital Marketing. Geometry Global is a WPP company. For more information, visit http://www.geometry.com.

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Boatbay Launches First Boat Rental Marketplace in Asia Pacific and Middle East

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20th August 2014, Singapore – Boatbay (www.boatbay.com) announced the official launch today of the first boat rental marketplace in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Boatbay is a community driven website connecting boat and yacht owners, with people looking to rent, charter or crew watercraft of any kind. Boatbay’s focus is on people who wish to rent a boat located within Asia Pacific or the Middle East, which are massive growth markets for travel, leisure and lifestyle.

The average boat owner uses their boat 15 days a year, while spending a fortune in storage and maintenance fees with no way to offset these costs. Boatbay lets an owner earn money out of his or her boat, while making quality lifestyle boating affordable to everyone.

Tim Gundry, co-founder of Boatbay is all too familiar with the costs of boating, “the expenses really add up. The advantage of using Boatbay is that you can offset these expenditures while still enjoying boat ownership”.

Boatbay allows boat owners and boat charter companies to list their boat at no cost. All the boat owner has to do is to add some photos, a description, contact information and pricing. The owner can rent or charter their boat with themself as the captain; or select a captain of their choice or rent to someone with a boat license.

 Boat renters can browse listings across their chosen destination, find a boat they like, select dates and book. Boatbay takes a small commission on consumed bookings and the owner gets the rest. Boat rental rates vary according to the size of the boat ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

 “A wide variety of watercraft can be found on Boatbay” added Tim Gundry. “Boat renters can search and rent a luxury motor yacht in Sydney, a sports fishing boat in Dubai, a 1906 Danish built sailing yacht in Phuket or even a submarine in Bali”.

 “We are seeing an increasing amount of people taking to the water for a growing variety of reasons, such as hosting a corporate event or birthday party, fishing, water skiing, recreation and family holidays. Recreational boating is a $50 billion dollar industry and Boatbay enriches people’s lifestyles by enabling fresh social experiences. A 24 foot boat that costs $35,000 to buy is available on Boatbay for rent as little as $150 a day”.

Tim continues, “Boatbay not only improves industry efficiency, but enables transparency and reduces risk. We are building a peer-to-peer driven community which empowers people to write and post user reviews of boat owners, yacht charter companies, and those who rent or charter boats”.

He concludes “Boatbay is the airbnb for boating, yachting and people who want to experience a social activity on the water”.

For more information about Boatbay – visit www.boatbay.com or www.facebook.com/boatbay

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Konica Minolta Redefines Document Security and Compliance with the Launch of Konica Minolta Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

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Konica Minolta Redefines Document Security and Compliance with the Launch of Konica Minolta Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

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18th August 2014, SingaproeKonica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is proud and excited to launch its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Solution, a dynamic system to help offices manage content across enterprise to maximise how data can be used, in Singapore and Malaysia.

Konica Minolta understands that as content continues to grow, enterprises need help to process the data securely and use it effectively. The company’s ECM Solution addresses the rising concern of security and compliance while optimising the process flow, making it productive and secure from the entire document lifecycle. The ECM Solution enables businesses to minimise risks, providing customers with a total visibility of the process, documents and information while reducing total cost. In addition, the ECM Solution also helps to capture, manage, process, distribute and centralise important business content in secure location without compromising compliance. It can help boost productivity while encouraging collaboration among users and allow for easy sharing of information, as users can work on the same document at the same time, eliminating non value-added tasks and saving time.

“Konica Minolta recognizes the changing needs that occur with the changes in how people work and mobility. With Konica Minolta ECM Solution, users have the ability to manage the workflow across departments and externally, and make faster decisions with optimized processes, resulting in improved productivity,” said Mr. Jonathan Yeo, General Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia.

Konica Minolta leverages the power of technology with its bizhub Extended Solution Technology (bEST), where it is an open interface technology incorporated into Konica Minolta devices to serve as a shared platform for enhancing the work environment. With this, third party applications can be integrated into Konica Minolta devices and users can move information faster with integrated control at the touchscreen of the bizhub Multi-Function Printers. With Konica Minolta ECM solution, users just need to scan and let system do the work of auto capturing, indexing, foldering and initiating workflows for processing or approvals.

To manage the dispersed information, Konica Minolta Enterprise Content Management Solution captures the information right at the source regardless of the format and organises them in a unified system. In addition, by automating repeatable steps in the processes, it can reduce errors and ensure consistency and accuracy. Reports can be generated, providing users with full visibility to take control of the processes. Organisations are also able to define records retention policies while adhering to regulatory and legal compliance.

With ECM Solutions, organisations enjoy multiple benefits of reduction in operating costs, minimisation of risks and improvement of customer service as time and effort are saved in locating documents. The new product, supported by Konica Minolta’s top-notch customer service, is simply the perfect solution for organisations which would like to address the concerns of modern enterprises at the same time.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading company in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multi-function products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.

Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle.

In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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