November 29, 2011

We Are Asian and Very Social

Earlier this year, the British social media agency, We Are Social, arrived in Singapore and has recently published their overview of digital channel adoption in 24 countries across Asia. Plenty of juicy numbers, but aren't we looking for deeper meaning now?

Social Mixer V54.0: Battle of the Apps II

As a continuation of our popular "Battle of the Apps" contest format, we are once again inviting app publishers and developers to  participate in a pre-Christmas contest, held on 14th December at Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong. The social mixer will run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and we'll kick off the contest at 7:20pm.

Let us know you're coming by signing up on Facebook or LinkedIn.

All and any types of apps welcome, including but not limited to iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Chrome or Symbian (TV, tablet, smartphone, kiosk, etc).

Each contestant will have 8 minutes to show off their creation - slides, video, screenshots, whatever works. Bisous has a great projector, big screen and good sound system, but the wifi access is unreliable.

At the end of the evening, we'll take votes from the audience. The most popular app will win great prizes and a full interview slot at an upcoming Web Wednesday with all the associated promotional benefits.

You can submit your app on Facebook or the public web.

Do help me spread the word so that we can attract a wide range of contestants. Thank you!

November 14, 2011

Social Mixer V53: The Woof Guide - Saving Animals Online

Calling all passionate pet lovers and charity activists!

This one's for you. What can we learn from animal rescue that can be applied to doing good in a digitally connected world?

Come network and listen to an an interview with Ali Bullock, author/curator of the Woof Guide, animal photographer ( and activist by night and Cathay Pacific online guru by day. Ali has donated his spare time to Animals Asia, HK Dog Rescue, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and many other good causes. He'll be sharing his learnings about how charities and good samaritan behaviour can be leveraged on the internet, whether it is for the benefit of animals (four legs), humans (two legs) or corporations (legless!).

Our 53rd social mixer will take place at Bisous on Wednesday 16th November, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

Let us know you're coming by signing up on Facebook or this blog.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink, a free talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

An additional round of free drinks and lucky-draw prizes are being generously sponsored by JigoCity Hong Kong.

Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices.

This month we will donate 10% of entrance fees to Hong Kong Dog Rescue. Join their Peak to Fong walk on Sunday 27th November, 2011.

Looking forward to seeing old dogs and meeting new cats!