This morning, I was able to answer two wonderful phone calls: One, from Acebedo Optical who insisted to have my Internet Marketing Book delivered in their office “today.” Two, Eskaya Beach owners set an afternoon appointment with me for a possible Internet Marketing Consultancy Service.
Later in the afternoon, immediately after my meeting with Eskaya owners Richard and Phoebe Lim, I met with Dante Klink Ang 2nd, president and executive editor of The Manila Times. We talked about a possible business partnership.
I learned that El Nino has ended and there’s a threat now of heavy rains and floods. Here comes El Nino’s twin sister, La Nina.
Internet Marketing in the Philippines is still a very, very infant stage. It’s interesting to know that millions of Filipinos are connected however only to consume the information rather than earn or benefit from it.
Looking at my social streams such as Facebook and Twitter, most of my friends, fans, and followers are talking about how they feel and what they think about at the moment. Many of them either repost the information, share it, or tweet it.
Only a few people write an article of their own and post it. Of course not too many people can write but if writing something can give you an opportunity to “brand yourself,” then I suggest people should at least try. Three or four paragraphs of “Notes” on Facebook can actually help big time when you do it four times a week.
Back to Eskaya, they asked me what I can do for their company. I told them it depends upon what you need. I discussed what they can get from us and the services that we can offer them.
Back to The Manila Times, I was offered to have a pullout, special regular section to maintain, which would require me to get another employee to assist me. In fact, I announced in my networks that I’m now looking for an Account Executive.
As I write this blog, I’m waiting for Board Member Angelica Jones Alarva, my client. I’m her political consultant and we will put here programs in the Internet as well.
I think we can do a lot using the Internet as a medium to market and advertise our product, personal brand, business, or service. There’s just too many things that we can do. Observing the things as they happen (because we can actually see things as they happen, really, using Twitter and Facebook streams), can give some some sort of power that we never had before.
So yeah, I think I’m loving it.
PS. I’d like to congratulate everybody who made our first RUN The Net: an Internet Marketing Seminar in Angeles City, Pampanga. My seminar producer is SmartWorks Events. We’d like to thank our sponsors: PLDT SME Nation and Smart Infinity for their support of this seminar. And to all delegates who simply made the two-day seminar workshop a real success!