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Connectivity is the best gift this Christmas with Globe At Home WiFi

As Filipinos face a largely different Christmas season this year, it doesn’t mean that we celebrate the Yuletide season with less enthusiasm, hope and optimism. Despite the challenges of the pandemic and its impact on our daily lives, Filipinos will always find a way to be with the family, loved ones, friends and colleagues whether just across the streets, in the provinces or on the other side of the world especially in this season of hope, love and celebration. And when it is Christmas, gift-giving is one of the most treasured traditions that most Filipino families hold dear and observe. If you're looking for a gift with purpose and meaning without having to break your bank account, why not gift the Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi! It's the perfect gift for Tatay and Nanay in their native hometown, for Kuya who's doing his best to meet all requirements for online classes, or for your BFF in the office struggling to connect every time you have a zoom meeting. The Globe At Home Prepaid WiF

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Globe's strong connectivity in Marikina spells better disaster preparedness for its residents

More network builds and site upgrades are underway as Globe pursues its ambition to build a #FirstWorldNetwork. In Marikina, Globe installed two new cell sites and 146 sites were upgraded to fulfill the telco's commitment to have 4G everywhere. Digital connectivity is the way to cope, better yet, prepare for disasters in this often-hit area. Marlon Llamson of Barangay Tumana and his family have been constantly affected by floods that damage their area. Despite situations beyond their control such as losing personal belongings, they are still thankful that they have enough time to prepare as much as they can with advance information on apps and Marikina LGU’s social media accounts. “Nakikita na kaagad sa internet kung gaano ka kataas ‘yung tubig, kung anong level na dito sa may tulay. ‘Pag mabagal ang internet, hindi kaya.” (The water level is easily seen on the internet, and what level it is already at is near the bridge. If the internet connection is slow, that isn’t possible.) Rel

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917Ventures, Puregold partner for an easier online grocery shopping experience with PureGo

The holidays are just right around the corner, which means everyone is gearing up to buy their yuletide staples. Fortunately, stocking up on essentials is now easier and affordable, with PureGo, a new online grocery shopping platform created with 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines, and Puregold, one of the leading supermarket chains in the country. With PureGo, there’s no need to go through the hassle of a typical grocery trip which usually involves lots of walking, lining up, and carrying heavy bags. Now with thousands of products from reputable and trusted brands at their fingertips, consumers can easily order everything from pantry essentials to household necessities all sourced directly from Puregold. What’s more, they can settle their transactions using multiple payment options, including contactless payment thru GCash, and have the items delivered within 24 hours.  "Puregold has been a part of the Filipino homes for the past 22 years. As a commitmen

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Shopee Celebrates Record-Breaking 12.12 with 12 million Items Sold within the first 24 Minutes

Users eagerly snapped up deals, peaking at 1 million items sold in a minute Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up the year-end shopping season with a record-breaking 12.12. On December 12, 12 million items were sold in the first 24 minutes and at its peak, one million items were bought in a single minute. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are humbled to end the year on a high note with a groundbreaking 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Given the unprecedented year that 2020 has been, we wanted this to be a special day not just for Shopee, but for the people we serve. E-commerce has become of increasing importance in our lives. It has evolved beyond a platform to access basic needs to one that connects people and businesses. We are glad to celebrate the past five years with our users, sellers, and brand partners and are truly excited about what’s to come." Shopee ushered in the festive season with fun and convenience Users joined S

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Globe uses global best practice for customer service

“Hi, I’d like to check my data usage.” “As of December 11, 2020, you have 9.2 GB left out of your 10.0 GB data allowance. Your data allowance will refresh on December 31. Is there anything else I can help you with?” Most of the time, customer support inquiries are directed to live agents. Today, chatbots are reshaping the way companies interact with their customers especially under the new normal. A chatbot is a software application that allows human-like online conversations using messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger. It is programmed with the necessary information that allows the bot to respond to customer inquiries or suggest the next best course of action. It enables customers to get the help they need through channels that customers are familiar with. Bots can easily work together with live agents to support customers. Instead of agents answering all inquiries, which may take time, bots can respond to simple, commonly-asked questions. They can also hand off customers

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Twitter Unveils #BestofTweets 2020 Philippines Award Winners

Celebrating the brands worth remembering from a year we’ll never forget 2020 has been a year of disruption and disconnect across economies, industries, and communities. For marketers, 2020 proved to be a more challenging year as disconnect is a rampant theme all throughout. Campaigns, events, and creative shoots had to be moved online, postponed, or cancelled, setting aside a year’s worth of pre-planned concepts and strategies into the shelves. Despite these challenges, the real time nature of Twitter provided a space for brands to step up and take action to inform, support and entertain people during an objectively chaotic year. Whether they're tapping into Twitter’s conversational insights, creating a meaningful connection with their communities or using Twitter’s product suite to completely revamp their launch plan--marketers across Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines displayed tenacity and creativity in using Twitter to help their brand stay agile and relevant this year.

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Recreate the way you learn with Globe’s Prepaid Wifi Internet Kit for Education

The start of the academic school year proved challenging for students, parents, and educators. After years of face to face interactions in classrooms, everyone had to adjust by going online. This has placed great pressure on everyone involved, especially when connectivity issues begin to impact the overall learning experience. To address this crisis, a growing list of learning institutions have partnered with Globe for its Prepaid Internet Kit for Education. “Learning institutions have realized that a reliable internet partner is an effective tool for education. Globe is helping them seamlessly adapt to the changing times with an affordable and reliable device that will help both students and teachers in distance learning,” says Mark Abalos, Globe Segment Head for Education. The prepaid kit comes with a WiFi modem that can support online learning. For just P999 per device, students have access to Globe’s nationwide LTE and 3G networks. Each kit comes with a free 10GB data allocation

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SKY CALLS ON SUBSCRIBERS TO SHARE IDEAS ON HOW TO SPARK HOPE AND JOY THIS SEASON

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but now more than ever, we need to feel the spirit of Christmas in our hearts. Now is the season to kindle the warmth of caring, friendship, kindness and concern to those around us. This Christmas, SKY invites its subscribers to share ideas on how they can #BeTheSpark of hope and joy to others, and bring inspiration, light and love this holiday season. From December 9, 2020 to January 3, 2021, subscribers can simply visit mysky.com.ph/bethespark to send their answers. Lucky subscribers have the chance to win exciting prizes fit for the season such as motorcycles, tablets, smart phones, hygiene and health essentials, grocery packages, as well as surprise treats from HBO and SKY. “We simply want to have our subscribers feel a sense of optimism and joy this holiday season despite everything that has happened this year. We encourage them to share and inspire others through their ideas showing their expression of love and thankfulness for w

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ABS-CBN News launches Viber sticker pack: ABS-CBN CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOWS GET SECOND RUN ON DIGITAL

ABS-CBN’s well-loved and award-winning current affairs programs are back for a second run, this time to serve the digital audience via the ABS-CBN News website (news.abs-cbn.com). ABS-CBN News recently launched “Current Affairs Throwback,” a new section on the website that features episodes from various ABS-CBN current affairs shows. The videos are posted for viewing online according to the program’s previous schedules on television. On Mondays, stories of Filipinos rising above difficulties in life on “Mission Possible.” are featured. On Tuesdays, the focus is on success stories of Filipino entrepreneurs presented by “My Puhunan.” Wednesdays are all about emergency-preparedness with “Red Alert,” while “Kuha Mo” delivers reminders to caution viewers against accidents caught on camera and shown every Thursday. “Sports U” and its inspiring stories on the fitness journey and triumphs of celebrities and athletes take the spotlight on Fridays. “Failon Ngayon” and “SOCO” dissect national

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The Philippines spent 2020 together on Twitter

Filipinos came to Twitter to find connectivity and togetherness in a year like no other Whether it’s working from home, learning remotely, or social distancing, everybody’s life has changed in 2020 and people have looked for comfort wherever they could find it. People come to Twitter for a sense of connectivity, togetherness, and encouragement; and in 2020, this was more true than ever. People used Twitter to try and change the world, help others, to encourage them, inspire them, or even just make them laugh. They even used Twitter to promote their favourite businesses that may have needed a little boost to stay afloat. Though physically distanced, Filipinos created a constant bustle of activity on Twitter to connect with one another. Twitter witnessed it all: the sharing of personal stories, spreading joy, and learning how to see the good side of things. It’s also the place where Filipinos stay updated on global news, social movements, and in raising awareness for charitable causes.

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