Spring into Chinese New Year with Deliveroo’s 88 Golden Ang Baos Promotion

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Spring into Chinese New Year with Deliveroo’s 88 Golden Ang Baos Promotion

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19th January 2016, Singapore – With Chinese New Year just around the corner, families in Singapore are in for a treat. Deliveroo, the on-demand premium food delivery service, is kick-starting the festive season with its 88 Golden Ang Baos promotion!

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Not one to monkey around this Chinese New Year, Deliveroo will be spreading wishes of prosperity to its customers by giving out 88 Golden Ang Baos worth $88 each to 88 lucky winners. As 88 is traditionally regarded as an auspicious number, the promotion represents the service’s heart-felt wishes of fortune, wealth, and success for their customers, symbolizing prosperity to come.

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Drawing inspiration from Willy Wonka’s The Golden Ticket giveaway, the Golden Ang Baos will be randomly dropped into the Rooman or Roowomen’s delivery bag before one picks their order up. When the customer pick their food from the delivery bag, they will be delightfully surprised to receive the Golden Ang Baos worth $88 each.

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The promotion will run from January 22 to February 7, in all eleven areas that Deliveroo currently delivers to. Redemption details will be printed on the ang bao.

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About Deliveroo
A London based start-up launched in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski, Deliveroo is an on-demand premium food delivery service that brings meals from a wide selection of independent and high-quality chain restaurants right to customers’ homes or offices, in an average time of 32 minutes. With the use of Deliveroo’s proprietary technology and logistics platform, high quality restaurants are now able to offer delivery to their customers. Deliveroo has had more than 300 restaurants join the family in Singapore, including Cedele, Chopsuey Cafe, Kinki Restaurant, Meat Liquor, Potato Head Folk and PS. Cafe to name a few.

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Schmidt Vinotek Showcase Selection at The WineFamily Gathering 2015

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Schmidt Vinotek Showcase Selection at The WineFamily Gathering 2015
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17th October 2015, Singapore – Schmidt Vinotek had made a strong statement to local wine connoisseurs that they are here to stay! As one of the world’s well-known wine distributor who majors in German Wines, Schmidt Vinotek recently entered Singapore market and created more options for wine fans in Singapore. The company also distributes Austria and Sweden wine alongside with hand-picked Italian and Hungarian wine offering the wine connoisseurs a pampered list of choices.

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Recently at The WineFamily Gathering 2015, held at Singapore Flyer, Singapore, Schmidt Vinotek showcased their selection at the event and had received excellent accolades from the attendees to the event. Attended mainly by wine connoisseurs, restaurant & hotel owners, celebrities and country ambassadors, the event also attracted many wine fans and tourists. It is no doubt the most visited wine table (Booth) at the event.

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The company is well established in Hong Kong being one of the most popular German Wine company with 3 upmarket outlets and the company is looking to duplicate the success here in Singapore. What came as a surprise was, there are far more German wine fans than expected. If you had not tasted German wine or had not sampled German wine for the last decade, it’s time to do soon. German wine today packs more flavor than what it was known before – raw and lacking of character. And trust us, you will be pleasantly surprised – by German Wine.

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Do keep yourself updated by Liking Schmidt Vinotek’s Facebook Page here.

And continue to be “Wein Surprised”!

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SUSUR LEE, BRUNO MÉNARD AND AUDRA MORRICE TAPPED TO JUDGE LIFETIME(R)’S MASTERCHEF ASIA‏

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SUSUR LEE, BRUNO MÉNARD AND AUDRA MORRICE TAPPED TO JUDGE LIFETIME(R)’S MASTERCHEF ASIA‏

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Photo: The Panel L-R – Audra Morrice, Susur Lee & Bruno Ménard.
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03rd June 2015 (Originally Released on 26th May 2015), Singapore – A+E Networks® Asia announced today a line-up of judges for the inaugural season of MasterChef Asia.  The panel includes Hong Kong-born, culinary genius Susur Lee; 3-Michelin Starred chef Bruno Ménard; and culinary TV personality and Singapore-born, Audra Morrice, a MasterChef Australia finalist.

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Susur Lee has been referred to as the “Father of Fusion” and has won numerous culinary awards including Food and Wine magazine’s “Ten Chefs of the Millenium” and the 5-Star Diamond award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.  He is the owner-chef of four highly-rated restaurants in Canada including LEE, Luckee, Bent and LEE Kitchen in Toronto, as well as TungLok Heen in Singapore.  For 20 years, he has been the Executive Consulting Chef for the TungLok Group, which owns over 40 restaurants in Asia.

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Chef Bruno Ménard earned 3 Michelin Stars at L’Osier, a Tokyo-based restaurant that has been voted one of the top French restaurants outside of France.  Bruno has spent 20 years establishing some of the best restaurants in Asia and currently runs a top-tier culinary consulting firm in Singapore.  He was born in France to a chocolatier father and a patissier grandfather.  He brings to the show deep culinary expertise and an unparalleled passion and energy for gastronomy.

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Audra Morrice has been described as the next Martha Stewart of Asia.  Her success on MasterChef Australia cemented her career in food and launched her into the world of culinary TV.  Audra owns a successful catering business, hosts pop-up restaurant events and conducts South East Asian cooking classes.  She will publish her highly anticipated cookbook and launch her own range of artisanal food products.  Born in Singapore of Indian and Chinese descent, Audra is currently based in Australia.

MasterChef Asia underlines our commitment to creating world-class programming on Lifetime for audiences across Asia,” said Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, A+E Networks Asia.  “We’re thrilled to align with such an accomplished and celebrated team of chef judges who also have deep Asian roots.”

MasterChef Asia’s 15-episode series will feature aspiring home-cooks from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

“We considered many chefs from around Asia and overseas to find the right combination of knowledge, passion, charisma and warmth,” said Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, A+E Networks Asia.  “Susur brings stellar Asian food expertise and extensive technical knowledge, while Bruno has undisputed Michelin-rated credentials based in classic French cuisine.  Audra’s cooking is rooted in South Asian cuisine as well as pastry; she has a unique relatability to the contestants and is testament to the opportunity that MasterChef offers home cooks.”

MasterChef Asia is being produced in Singapore and is set to air in 2015.  Season 1 is presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and Knorr, in association with Panasonic, Changi Airport Group and Carlton Hotel Singapore.

Based on an original format by Franc Roddam and represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, MasterChef is the most travelled food format in the world having sold to 52 territories and counting.


About Lifetime®
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 the network reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18-49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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About A+E Networks®
A+E Networks® is one of the world’s leading media companies and America’s second largest cable television network. A+E Networks’ channels are watched all over the world, reaching more than 330 million subscribers in over 200 territories. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. Its networks and divisions include A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, LRW®, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital®, and A+E Networks Consumer Products®.

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE GROUP
Endemol Shine Group is the new joint venture bringing together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with a portfolio of international hits including American IdolBig BrotherBlack MirrorBroadchurch, Bron/Broen, Deal or No DealGrantchesterMan vs. Food, MasterChefMr. BeanOne Born Every MinutePeaky BlindersSo You Think You Can DanceThe Biggest LoserThe FallThe Money DropWipeout, and many more.

21st Century Fox and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC jointly manage Endemol Shine Group, with each owning 50 per cent. CORE Media continues to retain its own capital structure within the new joint venture. 

Endemol Shine Group’s businesses have creative operations in over 30 markets, with a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating formats across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations.

About the Singapore Tourism Board
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore’s key service sectors. Known for partnership, innovation and excellence, STB champions tourism, making it a key economic driver for Singapore. We aim to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering a concentration of user-centric and enriching experiences through the “YourSingapore” brand. For more information, please visit www.stb.gov.sgor www.yoursingapore.com.

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About Knorr
In 1838, Carl Heinrich Knorr moved to the German city of Heilbronn where he opened a factory and experimented with food drying techniques in order to preserve and guarantee quality, flavour and freshness.

Over time, Knorr has built on Carl Heinrich Knorr’s innovation legacy from the advent of the stock cube in 1910, to stock pots and bake-in-bags over the 21st century. Today, Knorr still defines itself by those same high standards of quality, flavour and freshness. Knorr is one of the world’s largest food brands, sold in more than 87 countries around the world. Based in Heilbronn, Germany, Knorr is Unilever’s largest brand, with a yearly sales value of 4 billion Euros.

At Knorr, we are dedicated to delivering great tasting products. Iconic bouillon cubes and soups are at the heart of the brand. Knorr chefs are culinary experts and creators of Knorr products. Knorr employs over 300 chefs representing over 48 nationalities and is one of the biggest employers of professional chefs worldwide. We are committed to a sustainable future through sourcing agricultural ingredients responsibly and building sustainable practices. As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, Knorr has committed to source 100% of their agricultural ingredients sustainably by 2020.

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com.

About Panasonic Asia Pacific
Panasonic Asia Pacific provides the whole range of the brand’s products and solutions across the South East Asia and Pacific (APAC) region. The company focuses on promoting its Business-to-Business portfolio, such as in the field of energy solutions, whilst maintaining solid Business-to-Consumer growth, in line with the group’s global direction.

The region has 45 manufacturing sites, which hold as a key hub for Panasonic’s global production activities supporting the consumer, solutions and components and devices business. Based in Singapore, Panasonic Asia Pacific regional headquarter encourages locally-initiated energy solutions partnerships and businesses. In this fiscal year, the headquarters will also strengthen the company’s foothold in emerging markets. Panasonic Asia Pacific will continue to promote green innovation and reduce its regional carbon dioxide emissions footprint in support of Panasonic’s global eco initiatives.


About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.

Changi Airport is the world’s sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 54.1 million passengers from around the globe in 2014. More than 350 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 300 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,600 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

About Carlton Hotel Singapore
Carlton Hotel Singapore is the largest independent hotel in Singapore that combines international standards with exceptional service and local charm. Carlton Hotel offers 940 well-appointed rooms with 13 function rooms, award-winning Wah Lok Cantonese restaurant, all-day dining Café Mosaic, Tuxedo Cafe & Pâtisserie, Gravity Bar, a gym and swimming pool. Every part of the hotel experience is crafted to celebrate modern Singapore and dedicated to the comfort of our guests.

Visit www.carltonhotel.sg for more information. Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/CarltonHotelSG

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Samsung Ranked No. 1 Brand in Asia

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Samsung Ranked No. 1 Brand in Asia
Campaign Asia-Pacific Launches Asia’s Top 1000 Brands report 2015

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02nd June 2015, HONG KONG, CHINA – While Samsung’s sales may be under pressure, its reputation in Asia is holding up. Campaign Asia-Pacific‘s study shows, without question, Asia trusts the Samsung brand.

The major electronics maker once again claims the top spot in Asia’s Top 1000 Brandsreport from Campaign Asia-Pacific in collaboration with global information and insights company, Nielsen. The annual survey is the biggest and most influential of its kind, revealing which brands consumers value the most across the region.

Beyond the headline of Samsung’s hold on the top spot, there is an overall trend in this year’s ranking of luxury names falling almost across the board. In Asia this may be one of the biggest signifiers of an emerging markets becoming more mature — it could also signal the end of a luxury boom that seemed to have no end in sight.

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Asia’s Top 1000 Brands for 2015 also shows a rise in stature for many local Asia brands. Vietnam Air surged 87 places; Jollibee jumped almost 60 places; Softbank called in a 74 spot climb; and China’s Mengniu Dairy made a respectable leap of more than 100 places up in the ranking.

“This looks like the start of Asia’s brands growing from local heroes into regional giants and eventually onto multinational status,” said Jason Wincuinas, Managing Editor atCampaign Asia-Pacific.

A worrying sign for one of the world’s most well know and richest brands is a slightly slumping reputation in Asia. Apple fell (AGAIN!) this year, so while the company might be racking up a cash horde, Asia’s consumers are starting to show some fatigue. “This could also be interpreted as following the general trend of slumping luxury reputations,” Wincuinas adds.

The one name that has really bucked the trend of lowering luxury attractiveness is Chanel, which held its number nine place in the ranking again this year — and if the lines outside its stores in Hong Kong are any indication — that reputationlooks like it could be solid for another year.

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Names like Samsung, Honda and Sony have global recognition and you’d expect to find them on any ranking of top brands. But for Campaign’s ranking you’ll also find local heroes, such as Watsons, Lotte or Air Asia making it into the top 50 or top 25 of our ranking.

“Actually I shouldn’t even call it ‘our ranking’; this is Asia’s ranking,” Wincuinas emphasised.  

“These are the brands the people all across Asia have told us are the best in their minds. And home-grown Asian ones are there alongside big global names like Coke or Nike. So the region’s overall recognition of brands that were once unique to just one market is definitely increasing.  Lenovo is one that ran up the charts by more than 20 spaces this year to land just short of the top 50; and its been making a charge forward for several years now. This was a company that was once little more than a contract manufacturer in China. Now it’s quickly becoming one of the most recognized brands in the world. That’s a fantastic story to find in the ranking and there is certainly more like that. WeChat is a name that didn’t even register outside China a couple years ago, now it’s making its way up the ranking too. Xiaomi is another. This measure of brand strength in Asia is more than a matter of marketing; it’s a cultural shift that’s bringing more of Asia to the world’s main stage.”

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In its 12th year running, Asia’s Top 1000 Brands aggregates data from an online survey that Campaign Asia-Pacific and Nielsen developed together. The report incorporates consumers in 13 key regional markets across Asia-Pacific: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. To be representative of market populations, survey quotas target age, gender and monthly household income.

As one of the regions’s most anticipated top-of-mind brand studies, it encompasses 14 major categories (alcohol, financial services, automotive, retail, restaurants, food, beverage, consumer electronics, computer hardware, computer software, courier services, media and telecommunications, travel and leisure, and household and personal care) and 73 sub-categories.

BIGGEST GAINERS
Milo: jumped 143 places to reach #72 The brand created localised products for fast-growing markets, such as Milo ‘more malt, more milk’ in the Philippines and the ‘3-in-1 Easy Cool’ product in Malaysia and Singapore.

Acer: moved 45 spots to reach #78 At the end of 2014, Acer reviewed its global advertising, which on agency, Mother, had led since 2012, and now uses a series of local shops.

New Balance rose 144 places to #351; Hyatt +28; Asiana +68

MAJOR DECLINES
Singapore Airlines: slumped 20 place to #83 The airline faces tough competition from younger competitors such as Emirates, Qatar and Etihad (although SIA still tops the full-service airline sub-category).

Louis Vuitton: fell 11 spots to #49 Popularity has dwindled among core Chinese target audience, particularly Chinese travellers. 

Omega fell 43 places to #235; Porsche slumped 26 spots to #344

As a ranking derived from consumer attitudes, Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Top 1000 is the clearest measure of brand image in Asia. The names appearing on this list represent the labels, products and services that are most prominent in the minds of consumers across the region. That represents more than half of the world’s population, which is part of why this ranking is so significant even on a global scale.

The brands that make Campaign’s list are mostly global companies but many are local to Asia’s individual markets. All have put a firm mark on the memories, purses and wallets of the whole of Asia. These are the companies people think about, talk about and buy from. But it’s more than a popularity contest; it’s also a critical brand-health check.

Aside from identifying the top brands, the full study available in print and online versions of the magazine, also features expert analysis to help identify key commercial trends affecting brands across the region and in individual markets.

 About Campaign Asia-Pacific
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Campaign Asia-Pacific provides insights and intelligence into ideas, work and the personalities shaping the region’s marketing communications industry. It dives deeper into important subjects and presents the most compelling information that matters to businesses in the fastest-growing and most exciting communications market in the world across different multi-media channels.

http://www.campaignasia.com

About Haymarket
A truly global company, Haymarket publishes magazines, brochures, websites and digital content in 42 countries, working with 80 partner publishers in 29 different languages.

http://www.haymarket.com

About Nielsen
Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA, and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visithttp://www.nielsen.com.

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Brightcove Unveils Innovation for Online Video

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Brightcove Unveils Innovation for Online Video
– Global conference connects pace setters in Media and Digital Marketing to drive audience engagement and business impact from online video

06th May 2015, Singapore – Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading provider of cloud services for video, today is hosting industry-leading Media and Digital Marketing companies at its sold out PLAY 2015 conference.  The annual global conference showcases the latest in technology solutions that support new business models and implementations of online video to attract, engage, and convert audiences across the full range of connected devices.  

In its fifth year, Brightcove PLAY provides an exclusive venue for leaders in online video to exchange best practices and industry perspective, and to explore the technology solutions that underpin emerging business models.  Brightcove PLAY 2015 features a deep bench of industry speakers, highlighted by two customer keynote speakers:

        J.R. McCabe, Senior Vice President, Time Inc.  Time Inc. is one of the world’s leading media companies with digital properties that attract more than 120 million visitors each month across more than 50 websites.  Mr. McCabe leads digital video strategy, business development, video production, and distribution across all Time Inc. brands.

        Jon Steinberg, CEO, DailyMail.com North America.  DailyMail.com is the world’s largest English language newspaper website with more than 225 million visitors per month.  As CEO, Mr. Steinberg leads development to grow Dailymail.com’s audience and ad revenue. 

The Brightcove PLAY 2015 conference features tracks tailored to the needs of Media companies and Digital Marketing organisations. 

        The Media track, which focuses on requirements for broadcasters and media publishers, includes speakers from prominent brands such as NASCAR Media Group, Opera Software, Rogers, Roku, SpotXchange, TVNZ, and Viacom. 

        The Digital Marketing track addresses enterprises who develop and promote video content for the purposes of branding, awareness, lead generation programs, and internal communications.  Notable customer speakers in the Digital Marketing track include leaders from Oracle, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Cars.com, The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, The Metropolitan Opera, and Mullen. 

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“As we enter our company’s second decade, we are more optimistic than ever about our industry’s growth and the ability of video to transform business,” said David Mendels, CEO, Brightcove.  “We see our industry accelerate on what seems like a daily basis, as companies launch new business models, and each year at Brightcove PLAY, we are blown away by the innovative uses of video – and the hunger for companies to do even more.  We are proud to be at the center of this exciting evolution and along with our partners, foster a rich ecosystem that empowers companies to engage audiences and drive business impact.”

Customers who want to watch the Brightcove PLAY 2015 keynote by CEO David Mendels may view it live at http://play.brightcove.com/videos/play-2015-keynote at 9 AM ET.  The keynote will also be archived following the live event.

PLAY 2015 is sponsored by a wide range of companies across the video ecosystem.  PLAY 2015’s Platinum sponsor is Akamai.  Gold sponsors include Opera Software and spotXchange.  Corporate sponsors include 3PlayMedia, accedo, adways, Air.TV, chatroll, clarify, Nice People At Work, IRIS.TV, Knowledge Vision, Neon, Newzulu, SnapApp, and Volicon.  Additional sponsors include Acquia, BrightRoll, comScore and YuMe.  PLAY 2015’s Training Day sponsor is Facebook Media Solutions.

Supporting resources:

                    Brightcove PLAY on Twitter

                    Brightcove PLAY on Facebook

                    Brightcove Blog

                    Brightcove for Media

                    Brightcove for Digital Marketing

About Brightcove
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetising video across connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetising video across devices. Brightcove has more than 5,500 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn more, visit http://www.brightcove.com.

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LAYAN DESIGN GROUP Bestowed Highest Honor at Asia Hotel Design Awards

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LAYAN DESIGN GROUP Bestowed Highest Honor at Asia Hotel Design Awards
– LAYAN Design Dominates Ceremony by Winning Four Awards for The PuYu Hotel Project in Wuhan/China

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05th May 2015 (Original Released 08th April 2015), MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – LAYAN Design won multiple awards including the prestigious Asia Hotel Design of the Year Award for The PuYu Hotel project in Wuhan/China at the Asia Hotel Design Awards (AHDA) held in Singapore on 12 March 2015.  The awards, which were judged by representatives of some of the world’s leading hotel companies, architectural practices and interior design firms, announced winners of 12 categories from a shortlist of 48 projects across Asia.

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Aside from the Asia Hotel Design of the Year Award, The PuYu Hotel project also enabled LAYAN to take home three more awards in the Architecture- New Build (Urban), Interior Design — Event Space (Conference, Banqueting & Meetings), and the Interior Design – Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas categories.

“Wherever we build, in the heartland of China, the Middle East or Europe, we try to create a balance between modern luxury and an aesthetic that is locally specific,” said Johannes Hartfuss, owner, director and principal designer of LAYAN.  “We are honored to be recognized for The PuYu Hotel project as it truly validates our brand of design, which relates luxury experiences to the rich cultural heritage of the country that the hotel is based in.”

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THE PUYU HOTEL
Located in the dynamic and international city of Wuhan, The PuYu breaks the stereotype that the aesthetic of luxury demands a uniform look and feel, regardless of the country within which it is located.  For its design, LAYAN looked for a sympathetic union between Chinese traditions and a modern approach to design that would be appreciated by the hotel’s international guests.  The aim was to redefine luxury in China, and to make the 330 room five-star accommodation timeless and sustainable regardless of future trends.

The PuYu’s spaces work hand-in-hand with its service but permit quiet retreat when necessary. Instead of ostentatious display or the functionality of check-in, guests step to a grand lobby that invites them into The PuYu’s calm pace but also makes it easy to transit in and out of the hotel.  Guests can move from the lobby to their suite or the club room and then on to one of The PuYu’s three restaurants with no jarring changes of pace and without losing contact with what the hotel offers.

In addition, the hotel’s three restaurants were an opportunity for LAYAN to define the hotel’s aesthetic in three very different ways.  Soho, located on the ground floor overlooking an external courtyard garden exudes a fresh, all-day dining experience, smartly styled in light timber.  TheDamiano provides guests with a more formal European dining experience including an open kitchen finished with warm copper and wall panels of butterflied marble and hand-cast bronze tiles.  For a link to local flavors and hospitality, the Jade Garden is where guests can come to enjoy a Chinese dining experience in private rooms seating four to 30 people.  Contrasting color, intimate lighting and exquisitely carved timber exude a modern yet authentic approach to Chinese traditions.

The heart of the event space is the grandiose 800sqm ball room. Behind the soaring ceiling, made from polished copper representing a traditional Chinese screen pattern, state of the art conferencing equipment and facilities are located.  A group of custom design chandeliers drop from the ceiling and creative a festive dramatic ambience.  The material palette is both luxurious and restrained.

Though recycled materials and those that came from renewable sources were prioritized, LAYAN made a point to source locally produced materials with the added advantage of reducing transport and storage costs, boosting local businesses and industry, and allowing the firm to take advantage of local design solutions.

Jade, bronze and ceramic objects in the rooms and open spaces of the hotel were sourced from local markets and commissioned from workshops in the area.  Even the art was either bought or commissioned from Wuhan artists and served to bring lightness and continuity with Chinese traditions of painting.

“We didn’t shy away from using art and accessories to create a strong cultural link,” said Hartfuss. “Used correctly, locally sourced ornaments can be integrated to look very modern and understated.”

ABOUT LAYAN DESIGN GROUP:
Layan Design Group is an award-winning international group of architects and designers based in Melbourne, Australia, offering a full-range of design services to the high-end hospitality industry. They aim to create timeless, modern design for luxury hotels, boutique retailers and residential commissions.

Founded in 2001, the group follows a unique design philosophy of putting human experience at its center to allow an ethic of sustainability to inform every aspect of design. Their experience spans projects across Australia, China, France, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE and USA.

For more information, please visit: www.layan.net
For more on the Asia Hotel Design Awards, please visit: www.asiahoteldesignawards.com

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Harry’s International Appoints PR Communications To Re-Launch The Iconic Hotel – The Club

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Harry’s International Appoints PR Communications To Re-Launch The Iconic Hotel – The Club
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05th May 2015 (Originally Released 6th April 2015) – Singapore-based public relations (PR) agency, PR Communications, has been appointed by Harry’s International Pte Ltd for The Club with immediate effect after a competitive pitching process.

The Club is the latest hospitality destination to be launched by established bar and dining chain Harry’s International Pte Ltd, which currently maintains 20 outlets islandwide.

The 12-month contract awarded to PR Communications will see the agency managing the destination’s overall media communications strategies and opening activities encompassing its luxury rooms and five F&B venues.

“We are tremendously delighted for the reopening of The Club as it undergoes a facelift with exciting new offerings. Located at Ann Siang Hill, a stone’s throw away from Chinatown, and just minutes from Singapore’s Central Business District, the stately 1900s heritage building will be given a fresh and colorful new look. Together with our partner PR Communications, we hope to invite discerning travellers and locals with a penchant for the finer things in life to stay, dine and drink at The Club right in the heart one of Singapore’s most trendy districts,” said Ms Sharon Seong, General Manager at The Club.

Mr Eric Chan, Managing Director at PR Communications added, “We are very pleased to be working with The Club on their reopening. We believe the opening of The Club will bring a fresh jolt of energy, excitement and sophistication to Ann Siang Hill, and we look forward to The Club becoming both a starting point and a destination for locals and visitors coming to the Ann Siang area.”

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Formerly known as The Club Hotel, The Club is slated to reopen its doors in mid-2015 with 20 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, and an interconnected mix of bars, restaurants and rooftop venues. A destination in itself, the possibilities are endless as The Club brings guests through from day to night.

PR Communications is an award-winning Singapore-based public relations consultancy established in 1990 specialising in Lifestyle and Brand Marketing, Corporate Reputation, as well as Eco-PR.

About The Club
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Managed by the well-established bar and dining chain, Harry’s International Pte Ltd, The Club is a brand new concept. Housed in the 1900s colonial heritage building, the 20-room hospitality destination is located along Ann Siang Road, a stone’s throw away from Chinatown and Singapore’s central business district. Featuring an interconnected mix of bars and restaurants and luxury rooms, The Club is a stylish and cosy destination to start the day, meet for lunch, have a drink in the evening, and stay the night.

The Club is located at:
28 Ann Siang Hill
Singapore 069708
Tel: +65 6808 2183
Email: inquiry@theclub.com.sg

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