Togetherness, the backbone of Malaysia

*updated*

Brands continue to reinforce the aspect of Togetherness.

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Here are some of the many National Day / Independence Day ads in Malaysia. From a quirky cat-median to creative 360 films and down to the usual emotional path, the list is pretty interesting and unique.

Check it out!

#BukalaHati / Digi

Rojak360 / Maxis (3 videos)
Lost & Found by The Ming Thing

Rojak Cow Cow by Veedu Production

Cham Cham by RED People

The Last Kite Maker / Maxis

#TakeCare / Petronas

#KucingHappyPindah / BSN

#AkuOmar / MYNIC

Deka / UMW

#KitaMalaysia / CIMB

#MalaysianFirst / AirAsia

#AnakAnakMalaysia Heroes / EcoWorld

 

Happy Merdeka Malaysia!

 

Here come the festive ads

Of tear-jerkers, great humour, awe-inspiring moments, cute monsters….

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And some no-you-didnt-do-thats, copy-cats, w-t-fs and parodies. Malaysia’s festive Hari Raya ads are back! Go on, take your time.

 

Adik – #BolehAdikIkut // Malaysia Airlines

 

#Sarikatahati // Maxis

 

Vroom Vroom // Petronas

 

Pengacau Balik Raya // Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN)

 

#LepasTu // Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

 

Syawal Dirai, Keluarga Dihargai // EcoWorld Development

 

Seindah Komuniti, Semanis Famili // Setia

 

Kisah Benar Zika // Astro Malaysia

 

The Missing Ingredient // SkyWorld Development

 

Aidilfitri Yang Amat Bermakna // Naza

 

Siberturahim // Samsung Malaysia

 

Rezeki Yang Dikongsi Lebih Diberkati // TM

 

Gaya Sama-sama, Raya Sama-sama // Guardian Malaysia

 

#RayaNiMestiCun // Watsons Malaysia

 

Aku Bawa Hari Raya Kepada Engkau // Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)

 

Jom Raya 2016 // Maybank

 

Hari Raya 2016 // Daikin Malaysia

 

#BahuluEmak // MYNIC

 

SingTel Singapore

 

Ali’s Fried Chicken

 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf zahir & batin.

 

Not too shabby, Milo Malaysia

Great start to your mornings.

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To cement their position as Malaysia’s No.1 breakfast drink, Milo Malaysia decided to make any given day a little more excitement. A game played on your smartphone synced to your desktop. And a techie call-to-action video. Not too shabby really. Kudos.

Video

Take the Challenge
Ready, Breakfast, Go! (http://breakfastgo.com)

What do you guys think?

Innovative way to curb domestic violence

The Japanese doing what they do best – innovation

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In a bid to combat domestic violence happening in Japanese households, Yaocho (a local bar chain) and Ogilvy & Mather Tokyo (agency, of course) teamed up to innovate and create a pretty interesting device rightly named, the violent coasters.

Not that the coaster is deemed violent, but it’s more to the opposite – subtle. In short, as the men happily down their beers and liquor, the coaster would subtly turn into a rude awakening for the men.

Watch it and leave your comments behind.

A pretty neat activation especially being initiated by a bar.

Friday with the Wordaholic

Join the turtle guardians.

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My buddy Simon Baker whom I met at Juara Turtle Project mid-2014 is making waves. He has committed himself to the act of turtle conservation in Nayarit, Mexico.

Working alongside him in Juara Beach, Tioman Island was amazing. He’s outright witty, funny and amazingly dedicated. I guess he has found his comfort zone in Mexico and honestly, extremely proud of him.

  • It is estimated that nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs are lost to poachers on this beach every year.
  • Poachers from two towns frequent the unprotected beach of Malpaso.
  • In order to adequately protect Malpaso beach we need to patrol the beach throughout the night.

If you have a passion to care and protect wildlife, do help out Simon and his team at Malpaso Beach either by donation or simply getting down to Mexico. He’s in need for funds as well as manpower.

Let’s support an act of kindness.

Simon’s video

Simon’s plea
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http://www.gofundme.com/MalpasoTurtles

Malpaso Turtle Retreat
https://sites.google.com/site/malpasoturtleretreat

Sea Turtles are an endangered species. There has been a 50% reduction in population size since the 1960s. Simply a jaw dropping statistic. One of the major reasons for this is the poaching of turtle eggs from their nesting beaches. One of these beaches is Malpaso Beach and during the peak nesting season this poaching occurs on a nightly basis. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 eggs are lost to poachers on this beach every year. We are a non-profit NGO, run solely by volunteers dedicated to protection of the sea turtle nesting on Malpaso Beach. We aim to stop this poaching and help these turtles but we need your help.

Friday with the Wordaholic

A provoking video, or is it?

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Truth is, Filipino domestic workers always have a day-off – Sundays. Judging by the accent of these domestic workers, it’s likely that they are Indonesian. So what do you think of such provoking action?

http://www.igiveadayoff.org/

Approximately 40% of Singapore’s 222,500 domestic workers do not have a weekly day off, despite a law coming into effect in January 2013 making it mandatory.​

12 habits to writing awesome content

Inspiration alone is not enough.

It’s all about the habit of writing. That’s the key to producing useful, great and engaging content for the people out there. Here’s an infographic based on Ann Handley, MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer.

Click to enlarge

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Source: AnnHandley.com & Visual.ly.

Writing great content is not a skill—it’s a habit.

Friday with the Wordaholic (Labour Day Special)

Dove Choose Beautiful. Funny or Die Choose Size.

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Dove’s mini documentary – Choose Beautiful – asking women to decide about walking through doors labelled “Beautiful” and “Average” has proven successful. But what about men?

Comedy video website Funny or Die has taken a hilarious twist on the popular commercial in a funny spoof asking men to walk through doorways marked, “Average Dick” and “Big Dick”. The “interview” is super hilarious, featuring a gay couple, an Asian, father & son and so forth.

What would your choice be? #SizeMatters


Here’s the Dove video for those who have not seen it before.

Are we talking width? Length? Girth?