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Ikobo and Nestlé Philippines supports the PBA ’07

Just finished talking to two more Co-Presentors of the Philippine Blog Awards ’07 — Ikobo and Nestlé Philippines.

Ikobo is an international money transfer service and they’re also an advertiser here at Yugatech. Though they don’t have a local office here, I’ve been chatting with their marketing manager in the US to help them get acquainted with the local blogosphere and establish their brand/presence.

Nestlé Philippines is the more surprising sponsor of this event and during our meeting at their office, they relayed to me their interest in getting to know the local new media industry. In fact, I got an instant invitation to do a short talk to their brand managers, PR agencies and executives on Monday about the state of blogging/Web2.0 in the country. They said that they’re silent but pretty serious about the growth/evolution of new media in the Philippines and how it affects their brand online.

Both companies have expressed long-term support for similar activities in the future.

Another one is Josiah’s Catering. They will be sponsoring the pre-awards cocktail party for finalists, judges, sponsors and special guests.

We’d also like to thank the newer sponsors we just signed up.

Krispy Kreme (Major Sponsor) – Yup, we’re giving away boxes and boxes of doughnuts again so that’s one more reason to attend the event.

Tsikot.com (Major Sponsor) – the #1 online automotive community in the Philippines, headed by Jedi Dancel.

Bisaya Bloggers – thanks to all the Bisaya bloggers down south especially to Ayeza of Balikbayan Box.

FHM Philippines of Summit Media (donor) – this one needs no introduction. We’re raffling off free subscriptions of FHM.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. jedi says:


    I emailed you a while ago, How are we going to send the cheque? and to whom :)

  2. Max Limpag says:

    OMG. The chance at a free FHM magazine subscription alone makes it all worthwhile to go to the affair. :-)

  3. Andrew says:

    Wow. Actually I was bugging my friend since last month to get her brand (Nescafe) to sponsor the PBA. Look for a Maureen Guiao. Hehe.

  4. Sonnie says:

    Go for it Yuga!

    You are doing the bloggers and the Philippines a great favor. Keep up the good work. BTW what happened na with your discussion with our Marketing?

    I hope we can do something in the near future.

  5. AYEZA says:

    sayang akala ko apti ako kasali sa raffle hahaha

    meron ba kaming free ticket for the awarding night?

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