Thursday, March 31, 2022

Flict-G teams up with fellow rappers Smugglaz, Skant Vee, Hakob, and A$tro for the star-studded track “Bawal Sumuko,” considered to be PUBG MOBILE’s biggest collaboration of the year. Watch the full music video here.

Familiar PUBG MOBILE characters are brought to life in the music video, interspersed with Battle Royale scenes in-game. The artistic direction also features vibrant blues, pinks, and yellows hinting at the game’s 4th-anniversary celebration.

Flict-G is a Filipino rapper known in hip-hop circles for his patriotic rap and lyrics of resistance and inspiration. He encourages everyone, especially the youth to become the best version of themselves in the PUBG MOBILE story-inspired music video. The Microphone Mechanics and Cursebox production connect real-life adversities to in-game competition faced by gamers. “Naniniwala ako sa kakayahan ng kabataan, at lahat ng Pilipino (I believe in the ability of the youth, and of all Filipinos, to surmount any obstacles),” said Flict-G. “Iyan ang mensahe ng

pakikipaglaban at pag-asa na gusto ko ihayag (That’s the message of the fight and of hope that I want to share.)”

Together with fellow rapper Smugglaz, he broke into the music scene with the hip-hop/rap track hit “Nakakamiss“. The rap masterpiece became 2015’s most downloaded song, recognized by the Philippine Awit Awards.

In the Philippines, PUBG MOBILE marked the milestone with flying colors, starting with the launch of the 1.9 update, the release of the game’s first-ever Tagalog Voice Pack featuring Moymoy Palaboy’s Rodfil, and gearing up to travel the country with the emergence of the anticipated Pop-Up Crates. Limited-edition mountain bikes painted in PUBG MOBILE 4th-anniversary colors are up for grabs.

The music video for “Bawal Sumuko Dito” is a collaboration between Sony Music and PUBG, and is out now on Flict-G’s Youtube channel and the PUBG MOBILE Philippines Facebook page. Listen to the track here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022



Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates the growth of the region’s digital economy and shares the impact that e-commerce and digital financial services had on local communities in 2021.


Southeast Asia continued to see accelerated technology adoption, with 40 million new digital users added in 2021. As adoption continues to grow, Shopee is powering digital inclusion by empowering more people and businesses to capture new opportunities online. 


In 2021, more were able to access and benefit from technology through Shopee. Across the region, 1 in 6 Shopee orders were made by first-time users, while the number of sellers outside of big cities grew 70% from 2020. Shopee also delivered more fun and convenience for shoppers, and groomed talents to thrive in the growing digital economy.


Shopee Philippines Director Martin Yu said, “In 2021, Shopee stayed true to our mission to benefit our local communities through technology, especially the underserved. With more people and businesses coming online, we continued to innovate and serve their needs better, adapting to the new ways people live, work, and shop. As we become more connected, we can make a bigger impact on one another and more importantly, uplift others so that no one is left behind. This is how we forge new opportunities and create value for our communities. Let’s work towards a more vibrant and inclusive digital economy together.”




Fostering inclusion and growth


In 2021, more local communities and businesses were able to access and benefit from the digital economy with Shopee. 


  • Widening access: Shopee continued to make buying and selling online easier for all. Across the year, it introduced localised campaigns tailored to meet shoppers’ evolving needs, and expanded its delivery network so users can shop and receive purchases reliably, even in more rural areas. It also stepped up its outreach to help more MSMEs digitise, especially local producers and farmers at the heart of local economies. Highlights include:


  • 70% year on year growth in the number of Shopee sellers outside big cities

  • 1 in 6 orders in 2021 were made by users new to Shopee, while the number of Shopee users outside big cities grew by 40%

  • The number of ShopeePay users outside of big cities surged 2.5 times, as more people enjoyed the convenience of digital payments, while ShopeePay connected online and offline merchants to new customers.


  • Uplifting livelihoods: Through Shopee, local businesses translated their digital presence into tangible growth in incomes and livelihoods. In 2021, Shopee created new tools, features, and campaigns to increase local sellers’ exposure on its platform. One example was its “#TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local” initiative at its 12.12 Birthday Sale, spotlighting sellers and helping them to reach more shoppers and grow their customer base. 


  • To help local MSMEs digitise their businesses, Shopee also partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry to launch the #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair and the #TatakPinoy: National Food Fair. Through these fairs, Shopee was able to onboard 400 local sellers to the platform and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their products. 


Highlights include: 


  • Over 1,000 local sellers exceeded US$100,000 in sales in 3 days of Shopee’s year-end festivals – 9 September, 11 November, and 12 December 

  • First time online sellers also saw a big boost at the year-end, with sales for new-to-Shopee sellers surging by up to 18 times on 11 November

  • ShopeePay Near Me, a new feature that helps users discover deals for offline merchants around them, created 5 million in-store transactions for partners


  • Unlocking growth for brands: Shopee Mall continued to power the way forward for its brand partners, pioneering innovative solutions and tools to support sustained growth . Brand partners saw strong growth momentum and reached new milestones, as 42 million users made their first buy on Shopee Mall in 2021, while 5 partners achieved US$100 million in GMV.



Delighting shoppers


Shopee continued to innovate and serve its users better in 2021. As people relied more on e-commerce, Shopee worked more closely with sellers and partners to delight shoppers and deliver better experiences for everyone.


  • Creating billions of smiles: Shopee continued to widen its product assortment with its growing community of sellers and brands, allowing users to meet their needs more reliably and conveniently. Supported by an integrated ecosystem, users left 3 billion 5-star product reviews on Shopee in 2021, 60% more than 2020 as users enjoyed more seamless, enjoyable, and reliable experiences.


  • Delivering fun and joy: Shopee’s in-app features continued to entertain users and bring people together. 400 million hours were spent on Shopee Live, while its in-app games were played over 40 billion times.


Uplifting communities


In 2021, Shopee continued to equip local talents, entrepreneurs, and the community with new skills to succeed in the digital economy of today and tomorrow. 


  • Developing tech talent: Shopee increased its efforts to engage and upskill local tech talents and enthusiasts. More than 20,000 participants took part in Shopee’s tech training initiatives, including its “Tech@Shopee” webinars and the Shopee Code League competition. At Shopee, 8 in 10 employees learned new skills at Shopee Academy, with over 27,000 training hours in total.


  • Levelling up local businesses: Shopee continued to step up its learning resources to help all kinds of businesses upskill for an online world. Its digital Shopee University curriculum allows more sellers to conveniently access vital e-commerce courses and skills no matter where they are, while its online Seller Education Hub offers a wide range of courses catered for all levels, from experienced business owners to aspiring entrepreneurs. As of 2021, 1.3 million sellers have enrolled in Shopee University courses.


Shopee also launched two iterations of the Shopee University Summit in the Philippines to ensure that all its sellers have equal footing to thrive in the platform and the e-commerce industry. Through the virtual summit streamed on Shopee Live and Facebook Live, existing and potential sellers learned about online branding and social media marketing to boost visibility and sales on the platform. Combined, both online events were attended by over 800 Shopee Sellers, and streamed by over 35,000 potential sellers.



Giving back to communities in need


In the Philippines, Shopee used its platform and resources to accelerate pandemic recovery, and support local communities in most need.


  • Supporting communities in need: In December, Shopee launched the Typhoon Odette Support initiative to help provide immediate relief to affected residents and employees in Visayas and Mindanao, and over 2M in donations to on-ground efforts of its partner charities. The platform also utilized its Shope Xpress network to distribute relief kits in far-flung communities.


  • Contributing to pandemic recovery: In 2021, Shopee also launched initiatives to aid in the country’s pandemic recovery efforts. To provide frontliners with exclusive vouchers for their personal needs, Shopee launched the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner and Frontliner Holiday Packages. The platform also launched a #FullyVaxxed package to encourage more Filipinos to get vaccinated. Moreover, Shopee partnered with the Department of Health for the latter’s Resbakuna initiative to promote vaccine education through in-app and social media promotions. In partnership with several brands, Shopee also provided snacks, essentials, and refreshments to over 3,900 residents and frontliners in different vaccination centers in Metro Manila.


Download Shopee for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.


Monday, March 28, 2022

 


Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae releases her new track and visualizer for “chaotic” today via RCA Records and Sony Music. The emotionally charged ballad continues to showcase more of Tate’s personal lyrics and reunites her with Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Greg Kurstin. “chaotic” will be featured on Tate’s debut album which is due out early Spring 2022.


Upon its release, “chaotic” garnered positive acclaim from music critics, with pop culture magazine UPROXX praising the track for sitting “comfortably within the sad-streaked palette Tate has already established for getting her emotions out in song form.” ET Canada called it a “heartbreaking new track” with lyrics that navigate confessional fearlessness and depth.


Her debut album will also feature previously released songs “feel like shit” and current single “she’s all i wanna be.” The latter has amassed over 100 million streams and is currently in the Top 15 on the Top 40 chart.


Last month, Tate was announced as Maybelline’s newest brand ambassador and is the face of their new Vinyl Ink liquid lip color.


The Calgary native is one of the most in-demand breakthrough artists with over 3.2 billion career streams, over 700 million video views, a #1 Top 40 hit and multiple #1 dance hits. She was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021 as the youngest musician on the list as well as Apple’s Up Next Artist for 2021, Amazon’s Artist to Watch in 2021, Pandora’s Artists To Watch 2021 list and included on Billboard’s 21 Under 21 and People Magazine’s One’s To Watch list. She was also named one of YouTube’s Artist on the Rise, and MTV’s Push Artist for July 2020. Most recently she was nominated for a People’s Choice Awards for The New Artist of 2021 and three 2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Tate McRaes “chaotic” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via RCA Records and Sony Music.

 



K-Pop group OH MY GIRL drops vibrant sophomore album, Real Love


7-member Korean pop group OH MY GIRL returns with their new full-length album and lead track “Real Love.” The delightful 10-track release follows Dear OHMYGIRL EP which dropped last May 2021, and their 2019 album, The Fifth Season.


With lyrical sensibility and colorful storytelling that takes their work to exciting new places, their sophomore album’s centers perfumes and lingering fragrances as narrative motifs in telling stories of young romance and infatuation.

The self-titled single “Real Love” stands out with its sweet, addictive brass sound and pop melodies. Its lyrics unravel OH MY GIRL’s interpretation of what it feels like to fall in love, and how that special moment feels unreal and unfamiliar. Aside from the lead track, the album explores an eclectic range of music styles spanning pop, EDM, R&B, Latin, and hip-hop influences.

OH MY GIRL made their debut in 2015, and steadily climbed their way to become one of the biggest K-Pop girl groups. Approximately seven years into their career, OH MY GIRL charted No. 1 for the first time on Billboard K-Pop 100 with their hit EP release, NONSTOP. In 2020, “Dolphin” garnered greater success by ranking within the Top 10 for 21 weeks, surpassing BTS’ “Dynamite.” Their song “Nonstop” has charted on Billboard’s K-Pop 100 for 77 weeks, while their lead track “Dun Dun Dance” from their previously released EP charted for 45 weeks and continues to maintain its placement even to this day.

LISTEN TO Real Love’ HERE

Real Love’ TRACK LIST

  1. Real Love

  2. Drip

  3. Eden

  4. Replay

  5. Parachute

  6. Kiss & Fix

  7. Blink

  8. Dear Rose

  9. Sailing Heart

  10. Real Love (Inst.)


OH MY GIRL’s sophomore album, Real Love is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment Korea.


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Saturday, March 26, 2022










The automotive industry is going through a state of massive change from connectivity, electrification and digitization of the customer experience. Customers expect seamless digital experiences not only from ecommerce, but also when buying a car, where they expect a personalized and multi-channel journey. 


AutoDeal prides itself on being a key component in modernizing the customer experience for local car buyers in the Philippines. Since 2014, AutoDeal has provided buyers the ability to compare vehicles; find special offers; and, complete multiple stages of the car-purchase transaction online. Every month, the online automotive marketplace enables consumers to get the best price on brand new vehicles by comparing offers from multiple dealers by simply going to the AutoDeal website. This enables buyers to transact quickly with trained and vetted sales agents from a network of official partner dealers. AutoDeal’s CEO and Co-Founder Daniel Scott shares: “As automotive retail propels towards digital, AutoDeal is receiving more customers every day, which translates to more sales for our partners every year. AutoDeal was able to deliver over P28B worth of sales to their partners in 2021 from 24,835 purchasers”.


AutoDeal also helps report consumer trends, insights, and feedback directly to key players in the automotive industry as a means of helping lift the standard of digital commerce. As AutoDeal’s Co-founder Christopher Franks explains: The platform offers improved accessibility to vast amounts of data which translates back to more money left in the pockets of consumers. “These detailed insights on how automotive customers shop makes AutoDeal a core component in helping the auto industry evolve at a time when automotive brands are having to reshape business models and organizational structures to stay competitive in the market”.



Every year, the data collected via the AutoDeal platform is communicated through AutoDeal's Industry Insights Report.



Launched in 2016, the report tackled the state of the automotive industry and presented data and analysis by experts to back-up AutoDeal’s view as to why innovation was required in the customer journey. In the years leading up to the report, AutoDeal had taken note of high levels of customer dissatisfaction that occurred through easily fixable frustrations such as dealers not responding to online inquiries or access to critical purchase information not being readily available until customers entered a showroom. In the years that followed, AutoDeal implemented technology that simultaneously improved dealership response times, transparency, and sales conversion. In 2016, the report served as a way for brands to compare their online commerce metrics compared to other industry leaders. Today, AutoDeal’s Insights Report is regarded by automotive executives as one of the most helpful, useful, reliable, and easily available sources of automotive market information as it also delves into industry-disrupting factors and situations.


As the country begins to pull through the effects of the pandemic, AutoDeal is happy to announce that it has recently released AutoDeal Insights (Vol. XIII) 2021 Complete Insights. In this 13th issue, AutoDeal examines performance metrics connected to the recovery of the Philippine automotive industry. The report also provides must-have information for brands retailing vehicles in the digital space and includes a full rundown of consumer data collected via the AutoDeal and MotoDeal platforms in 2021. Some of the most remarkable findings in the report focused on leads by market segment; leads by location; leads by device; inquiring and buying trends; and most inquired for brands. To know how the local car and motorcycle market performed in 2021 and learn about improving metrics that are helping shed light on the industry’s road to recovery, simply visit https://bit.ly/2021ADInsights or https://www.autodeal.com.ph/industry-insights and download AutoDeal Insights (Vol. XIII) 2021 Complete Insights.


Today, AutoDeal is stronger than ever. Currently, it is partnered with 16 automotive brands, encompassing more than 400 new car dealerships and more than 2000 sales agent partners. In addition, the website averages 2.7M visits/month, generates around 25,000 leads/month, and contributes to over 2000 industry sales/month. These figures show why AutoDeal is currently the largest automotive network as well as the no.1 online automotive marketplace in the Philippines.



To learn more about AutoDeal, the #1 online automotive marketplace in the Philippines, visit their website at autodeal.com.ph and their social media channels:



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AutodealPh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutoDealPH


Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale is just around the corner--this means exciting deals and incredible treats await OPPO shoppers in this once-in-a-year event. And yes, this time, you will get first dibs on the best deals as OPPO offers up to 57% off on selected OPPO gadgets, such as Reno7 5G, A16 (3GB), and A94.

Starting this March 27, you can also enjoy and take advantage of many exciting vouchers. For instance, you can get Php 200 off for every minimum purchase of Php 9,999, a Php 400 discount for a Php 14,999 minimum spend, a Php 1,000 off for each Reno7 Series purchase, or a free shipping voucher for every minimum spend of Php 500.

OPPO has more treats in store for you for this big birthday sale because you get a chance to have free G25 Bluetooth earphones for all mobile phone purchases for a limited time on March 27, from 12 AM to 2 AM and 8 PM to 11:59 PM.

In addition, amazing freebies await all Reno6 and Reno7 Series orders. For every Reno6 Series purchase, you can have free wireless G25 earphones. Meanwhile, free Q11 Smartwatch and G25 Bluetooth earphones are also available for all Reno7 Series orders.

From March 22 onwards, you can get a free 32GB memory card for all your A16 (3GB) orders.

So, hurry up and save the dates! Add to cart now, and don’t miss the chance to check out the OPPO gadgets you’ve been eyeing and enjoy these exciting deals in the Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale!


For more updates and detailed promotion mechanics about the sale, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. You can also check OPPO’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

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