Playing the Long Game in China

(Post originally appeared on Ishmael's Corner) When we entered the China market in 1999, I shared with our staff that our long-term success in Asia depended on China. I no longer believe this. Instead, it’s clear to me that our long-term success on the international front depends on China. When we [...]

源自硅谷,深耕亚洲,走过20年的科技传播“金字招牌”

20岁对成年人来说,可能只意味着从青涩少年到踌躇青年的转变,但是对于一家在市场上屡经淬炼和证明的国际公关公司来说,则意味着太多的起承转合和动人故事。。。这就是今天的主角,霍夫曼公关,源自美国科技创新的心脏-硅谷地区,深耕亚洲20年,以专注,务实和创新在亚洲打出科技传播的一块“金字招牌” 20岁生日快乐,霍夫曼中国! 霍夫曼中国20岁生日PARTY,正式拉开序幕,你,准备好了吗?

호프만에이전시, 아시아 진출 20주년 맞아

세계적인 테크놀로지 전문 PR회사 호프만에이전시는 2016년 11월, 아시아 진출 20주년을 맞이했다고 밝혔다. 호프만에이전시는 1994년 현대전자산업(현 SK하이닉스)의 아시아 프레스 투어를 계기로 1996년 11월 싱가포르에 첫 오피스를 열며 아시아 지역에 진출했다. 아시아, 유럽, 미국에 위치한 오피스에서 약 1천1백오십만 달러(한화 약 136억) 상당의 수익을 창출했으며, 2012년부터 매년 평균 9%의 성장률을 기록하고 있다. 특히, 총 [...]

Twenty Birthday Cakes Later

Birthday celebrations usually involve a huge party, lots of food and sometimes, copious amounts of alcohol. In that regard, The Hoffman Agency’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in early November ticked all the boxes (except the bit about booze because it’s too expensive here in Singapore). While it was exciting to join in [...]

Reflections on My Time at Hoffman

Walau eh, we have known each other that long ah? Gila! (Translation: Holy Cow, we have known each other that long? Crazy!) Yes, as you may have guessed, I used to live in Singapore. Yes, I have been known to hang out with only Chinese, Malays and Indians, not with Ang [...]

My Nine-year Trek with Hoffman Singapore

What does it say about an employer when an employee spends the bulk of her working years with the company? I’m sure you’d agree with me that it speaks volumes. Volumes of the people, culture and management of that company — The Hoffman Agency. In this day and age of short [...]

A Ticket to Hong Kong with a Side of Waffles

After two plus years with The Hoffman Agency, as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed AE, I found myself sitting across from Lou at a classic American diner early in the morning. Eating waffles and talking PR. Lou’s surprise proposal? To take part in Hoffman’s Building Bridges program. Leave for Hong Kong [...]

The CNBC Advertising Campaign in Asia

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The Agency actually ran an advertising campaign on CNBC Asia in 2003, sharing the stage with the likes of Credit Suisse and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In the spirit of full disclosure, landing CNBC as a client in Asia included a “door” into broadcast advertising. [...]

Hoffman’s Singapore Office .1 Mile from Hawker Stand that Wins Michelin Star

Having called this blog “Chicken Rice of the Soul,” we have a certain obligation to cover the news that the Singaporean hawker stand, “Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle”— obviously didn’t hire a branding expert to create the name — earned a Michelin star. When Chef Chan Hon Meng received [...]

How We Roll in Asia, The First 20 Years

Creating a timeline covering 20 years is fraught with peril. On the pragmatic side, how much does anyone really remember from, say, 1999? If we had known back in 1996 that we would be putting together a timeline in 2016 commemorating 20 years in the region, we would have systematically captured [...]