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Singapore: your community hub

We've created a place for members to find out everything that’s going on -- including content from our events, reviews, news and updates from the Chair.


Chair's note

A warm welcome to our first Marketing Society Singapore update for 2020. This year we enter our sixth year in the region and I’m delighted to see the hub continue to flourish and grow.

As I’m sure you’re all well aware these are challenging times for all of us but the safety of our members is our top priority and therefore, we have made the decision to hold off hosting events for the rest of February/early March and to postpone our Marketing Leaders Programme (MLP) to later in the year.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience these changes may cause but nevertheless, we’re determined to keep pushing our industry forward and ensuring you get the most out for your membership. So, we’ve come up with a few ways we can do this in the interim before everything goes back to normal:

  • Creating a WhatsApp group for our members where you can engage in constructive debate and conversation. To join, please go here.
  • Hosting virtual events – along with our Hong Kong community, we’re aiming to provide event content through digital channels. Watch this space – we will keep you updated as plans develop
  • Encouraging you to engage online – perhaps you’d like to write a blog for our website, take a member interview or write an article for our digital publication EMPOWER . If you are keen, please email our editor [email protected]
  • Check out the latest must-read industry articles from our website and EMPOWER

As we continue planning our programme for the rest of the year, we’ll monitor the situation in Singapore and act on government advice, so do keep your eyes peeled for details from us, and in the meantime please share any comments, thoughts and ideas on how to grow your society, we always love to hear from you.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the WhatsApp group soon, and hopefully in person after that.

Very best,
 
Erica Kerner
Chair, The Marketing Society
Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing Strategy & Partnerships, ONE Championship


Regional board

Tricia Weener, HSBC (Asia chair), Erica Kerner, ONE Championship (Southeast Asia Chair), Harriet de Swiet, Brand Learning, Andrew Au, Eight Inc, Yvette Templar, Allied World Insurance, Terri Seow, BBC Global News, David Mayo, GetCroft, Amjad Shahabuddin, Shell, Melissa Chan, McCann Worldgroup, Saurabh Singhal, DBS Bank, Wendy Hogan, Knight Frank, Wendy Walker, Salesforce, Dominique Touchaud, Shokunin.


Your society

Our brave agenda has confirmed that our network is so powerful when we share, listen and learn from one another. So let’s keep collaborating and coming together – whether we’re sharing best practice or swapping war stories about tough times at work – it’s only going to help us become stronger and bolder marketers.

We’re always looking for reviews of our events and for thought leadership marketing articles from the region so if you'd like to be involved in writing for our website please contact us.

Membership
We’d love to have more people like you as our members and so please spread the word about membership far and wide. See our About Us document and you can apply for membership online or email Alasdair, our Head of Global, for more information.


In case you missed it - event reviews

London: 5 pearls of wisdom from Tesco's CEO, Dave Lewis
New York: Visual storytelling in the age of inclusion
Hong Kong: A moment of epiphany at the AIA Carnival
London: Liv Garfield: smart AF leadership


News

We are absolutely delighted to welcome our two new board members – Salesforce’s Wendy Walker and Shokunin’s Dominique Touchaud who will work closely with the rest of our brilliant team to grow the Society in the region. A warm welcome to both.

Also, congratulations to Eight Inc's Andrew Au on his promotion to Regional Managing Director.