Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

Philippine Marketing Association bring Japanese culture in marketing approach.

Left to Right - Victor Galzote , Director for Branding - Corporate Branding and Marketing - Okada Manila ; Ms Cielo Ortega - Reboredo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hospitality & Entertainment; Mary Faith A. Abaño, CPM President, Philippine Marketing Association; Ms. Alpha Gracias C. Allanigui, CPM Director-in-Charge, IPSUM: JPX
Philippine Marketing Association is celebrating 65 years in the business this 2019, as they advocate in redefining marketing conferences in the country, this year’s theme for IPSUM JPX is learning the best practices from Japan, the land of the rising sun that we Filipinos could adapt their winning approaches in terms of marketing.

The conference which is scheduled for Sept 19, 2019, at the Okada Manila is divided in three categories, culture, leadership, and innovation. Under the culture,  speakers who will discuss their success stories are Christine Dychiao, the First Certified Consultant of the KonMari Method in the Philippines; Takahiro Kimura, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Co. Ltd, Administration and Sales Manager; Takashi Oya, Okada Hotel’s President, and Jenen Villanueva, a filmmaker who did a docu about Voltes V and the Tamiya Club.

Under the leadership, the speakers are from Onitsuka, Unbox PH, Kazuhiro Ozawa, President, and CEO of Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc.; Ann Christine Palisoc, President of Philippine Wacoal Corp.; and Masako Okamura, ASPAC - Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines’ Executive Creative Director.

For the Innovation, it’s Family Mart, represented by Henry Albert Fadullon, President of Philippine FamilyMart CVS and some famous Japanese beauty brand.

“Japan has a market-driven economy probably second in terms of GDP, but a far from that its really about how do we feel about a certain country, in fact, I did a survey on Facebook on why do you love Japan, and in fact, a lot of people surprisingly responded, that was part of us testing the waters, do we like Japan, do we like the EU country, and Japan really stood out,  apart from that it’s the culture, it’s the long-standing friendship we have with them, something we all say, buts its Japan, Japan. Everybody loves to have fun, everybody loves to have joy and when you think japan you think of joy, and you think of that experience, that’s something we want to bring in this year’s conference.” Said by Alpha Gracias Allanigue, Director In Charge, IPSUM JPX

Presented by the PMA, IPSUM from a Latin word meaning The market is a collaborative effort made possible by its partners: Salesforce, FamilyMart, Carlo Rossi, Casino Filipino, Maxicare, Okada Manila, Pagcor, and Rebisco Sandwich; Affiliates: Animo Magazine, Binary Digital Communications, Ex-link Events, Inspire Leadership Consultancy, Salt & Light Ventures, and TeamAsia; and Media Partners: Adobo Magazine, Business World, DOOH, DWIZ 882, 97.9 Home Radio, Manila Bulletin, My Inquirer, The Philippine Star, and United Neon Media Group

“We are targeting the marketing community and the business community, we  have seminars in the past but that’s not enough heart in terms of learning, what we realize in conceptualizing this, when you go country focus you go to a deep dive in your country, you’re not just talking about business practices but you are eventually going into culture and discipline, so we are targeting those who run the businesses,  the corporations, the executives of the corporations, who are in charge, not just the business and numbers, but also people, because obviously, Japan is very people-oriented to culture. We are also looking for entrepreneurs who would like to really get a model in terms of how to expand their businesses and make sure they're implementing practices are correct.” Explain by Faith Abano, the current President of PMA.

Founded in 1954, the PMA was established to create awareness for the power of marketing in business, industry, and the academe. Pioneering various initiatives across the country, the Association works to develop and promote marketing as a science and a profession, and to serve as the policy-making and the recommendatory arm of the government on marketing-related issues. Today, the PMA remains the leading institution for marketing excellence in the Philippines. This is the inaugural year of IPSUM JPX, as their new brand in marketing conferences. 

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