March 2017

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 [...]

January 2017

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?

December 2016

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 [...]

September 2016

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 [...]

July 2016

Life in the Comms Autobahn ─ My Ode to PR

Hi. My name is Bridget Kow. I’ve been working in The Hoffman Agency for five years and counting. Welcome to the world of Communications. Or in my own words, “The Communications Autobahn.” Why “Autobahn?” Besides the fact that it makes PR seem cooler, it is an analogy on how fast pace [...]

June 2016

Asia Pacific Reunion in Silicon Valley

Maureen Tseng’s visit to Silicon Valley late last year — Mo was AP employee No. 1 joining the Agency in early 1997 — was cause for an impromptu reunion. Mo’s sister and brother-in-law, who also happen to be the parents of one of our account managers in Hoffman’s Silicon Valley office, Lauren [...]

May 2016

PR Agency Offsite, Japan Style

As in the U.S., company offsites are quite common in Japan. The history goes back to before the World War II when appreciation for everyone’s hard work was rewarded with a trip to a hot springs. Furthermore, there’s a tradition of what’s called the Graduate trip in most Japanese elementary schools, [...]

“Ignore that comment — follow your heart” … and I’m still here 16 years later

That’s what Michelle Herman told me not long after I was hired. According to Lou: “Lydia is so serious. You think she can fit in to our culture? At least smile for us?” This was how it began. Lou and Michelle had the privilege of witnessing me in a light blue dress [...]

“I Never Saw a Moor …”

It’s been quite the thrill for me to watch the activities of Hoffman’s Asia Pacific operation over the years. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a long string of dynamic players — from Lou himself, to Ray Shuster, Michelle Herman, Maureen Tseng, Lydia Lau, Jenny Chan, Shingo Nomura, Kaori Saito, [...]