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  1. Marketers scan social media impact

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla Just 22 per cent of privately-owned businesses in Hong Kong use social media to communicate with their customers, a rate that is almost half the global average- 50 per cent ... the figure falls to 40 per cent, and in Europe, it is just 35 per cent- but still more than the rate in Hong Kong. Social media is used mainly by Hong Kong companies for advertising purposes (14 per ...

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    Electronic turbulence: airlines and social media

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... be instantly relayed through social media sites, confronting carriers with real-time feedback that could either harm or burnish their image depending on how they respond. "Chaos at J'burg. ... are "overspending" to improve their brand, they have overlooked a cost-effective way to promote themselves by responding to social media comments promptly and effectively, said Derek Maggs, vice-president ...

  3. Switch to social media

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... People in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions industry are making greater professional use of social media, according to the IMEX 2011 in Frankfurt Hosted Buyer Social Media Survey, conducted among 830 buyers in May. Facebook has risen in popularity with 71 per cent of buyers now using it either for networking or business promotion, rising from 60 per cent ...

  4. Plugging into social media

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the slackers and online time-wasters would likely 'earn' considerably more than your diligent workers. Despite social media putting a drag on the productivity of some individuals, financial institutions are also mindful of the raft of benefits social media has brought to the sector, particularly to human resources. Swapna Reddy, banking and financial services division manager at Links ...

  5. Hunt on for social and digital media experts

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luisa Tam Social and digital media platforms have revolutionised the way companies do business and reach out to their customers. The benefits of this new media landscape are colossal, ... dimensional, conveying only one message and in one direction only. But online social media channels allow us to have two-way communications with [existing] and potential customers. What we see is what ...

  6. Lax social media policies costing business millions

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... media policies, a poll has found. The 2011 social media protection poll by internet security firm Symantec included more than 1,200 companies with at least 1,000 staff. Fifty were on the mainland. It found that, on average, each company had experienced nine social media incidents in the past 12 months, costing each company an average US$4.3 million. This figure included revenue ...

  7. Achieving social equity to test political courage of leadership

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The second of a three-part series looks at the problems facing senior leaders ahead of the next Five Year Plan. China's next five-year plan will mark the first time that President Hu ... employment and strengthen social services such as education, health care and public safety. The aim is to ease social inequality and narrow the wealth gaps between the rich and the poor, and urban ...

  8. Social security funds illegally spent on stocks, court finds

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... including money taken from the social security fund in the city's biggest corruption case. Shanghai's Supreme People's Court said 100 million yuan of funds earmarked for social security was diverted to the stock market from 2003 to last year, according to a court statement made available yesterday. Judge Zou Bihua was quoted by state media as saying that amount was part ...

  9. Social security fund to play markets

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Mild lift seen for Hong Kong exchange as the mainland agency gets approval to invest 13 billion yuan more in equities China's National Social Security ... markets... we need a sound institutional back-up.' Mainland media have reported that the social security fund would invest between four billion and five billion yuan overseas- significantly less ...

  10. Big brands cash in on popularity of social networking websites

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Online marketing in Hong Kong is becoming more popular with big brands such as PCCW and McDonald's developing applications that can be downloaded by users of social ... it on their Facebook personal profile pages. Other Facebook users will then be able to listen to the new hit songs being promoted by MOOV. Media Eye has learned that MOOV on Facebook was initiated by a team ...




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