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Social Media Week Manila: Finding our missing human links in the digital age (Don’t Miss this!)

Social Media used to be a very different place. For an instance, back in 2009, people simply used Facebook to communicate with friends, reconnect with estranged grade school buddies, or to keep in touch with a grandma who lives overseas.

But with Facebook’s present landscape of 2.23 Billion active users, social media has truly evolved into something more. It’s no longer just a tool for simple communication, it has become a powerhouse for influencing businesses, reaching audiences, and cool marketing tactics.

Social Media’s continuous growth open lots of opportunities more than we can keep up with. Luckily, a pool of passionate people thought of putting together a conference that can further the discussion on social media, technology, and digital marketing.

Hence, the birth of Social Media Week.

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My Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes (and My Big Hairy One-Year Goal)

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This is a travel blogger collaboration post on our biggest learnings from TBEX Finger Lakes and our collective big hairy audacious goals that we aspire to accomplish before the next TBEX North America conference in Montana.

This is also a sort of social experiment on publicly declaring your goals and how many will be able to achieve theirs in one year’s time.

The learnings and goals are classified into: YouTube Goals, Blogging Goals and SEO Goals. I shared my awesome goal at the end of the post.

 

YOUTUBE GOALS

The Jet Sisters

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

We learned so much at TBEX about how to grow our fledgling YouTube channel where we focus on our adventures as jet-setting sisters. We’re not new to creating written content as we’ve been running AngieAway.com for eight years already, but success on a video platform has been a challenge for us. And we had two key takeaways from the sessions:post video content consistently and DONE is better than PERFECT.

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

Our content is well executed and tons of fun, so we’re hopeful if we post more often, we’ll be able to hit at least 2,500 subscribers by the next TBEX.

Angie Orth of AngieAway.com | YouTube: The Jet Sisters

 


Deanna Troy Travels

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

My biggest learning from TBEX Finger Lakes was from the seminar, “Video First Blogging”, by Anton Diaz. In his talk, I learned about the four “travel moments”—dreaming, planning, booking and experiencing. When discussing these moments, Diaz pointed out that the majority of travelers use YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to fulfill their “dreaming” moments. Up until this point, my YouTube channel, Deanna Troy Travels, has focused mostly on the planning, booking and experiencing moments. My videos showcase what I did, who I met and what I learned.

Related Post: TBEX 2018 – Newbie Tips!

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

In order to target the dreaming moments, I will produce more videos with beautiful scenery montages, romantic music and dream-like destinations. Over the next year, I want to really focus on addressing all four travel moments in order to grow the reach of my channel.

Deanna Troy of Deanna Troy Travels

 


The Mamuchos

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What is your Biggest Learning from TBEX Finger Lakes:

We had two things for takeaways. The first one was about the importance of branding. People need to recognize you by something, whether it’s a type of photo or a specific thing you provide them with., i.e. checklist for smarter traveling, cheapest tour lists, etc. The second thing was about finding the right music. Music not only guides your story, but it also expresses the emotions you want your audience to feel.

Our favorite part was the number of great people we met. We never imagined (as first timers) that we would meet so many kind people. We felt extremely welcomed and learned from everyone we met.

Related Post: Welcome Party at TBEX Fingerlakes (Video)

My Big Hairy Audacious 1-Year Goal:

We started this journey 8 months ago and currently have a little over 200 subscribers that we are extremely grateful for. In the next year, our goal is to have 10k subscribers with consistent engagement on our channel.

Indhira (Maria) and Bryan (Lieles) of Youtube: The Mamuchos 

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Our Awesome Planet Survey: The Best Birthday Gift is the Gift of Feedback!

Dearest Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 13 years (since 2005)! Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP and help me evolved over the years. After a year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP and Team Our Awesome Planet met your expectations.

Here’s the link for the Our Awesome Planet Survey 2018

We are changing our content and business model in 2018 and today is the turning point.

I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what’s working, to correct what’s not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

I’ve always considered you to be a crucial part of our advisory board and you can make a difference with your answers in the survey. Please answer the survey here: https://awesm.pl/OAPsurvey2018  which takes about 8 minutes to answer.

I read all the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey!

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder and Creator, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

P.S. Thank you for the gift of feedback ( https://awesm.pl/OAPsurvey2018 ) on my birthday today!  

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Announcing… Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise!

Today, I’m opening the Alpha Program of the Digital Franchise Program of Our Awesome Planet, a leading food, travel and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines!

We are opening franchises for travel destinations (like Palawan), cities (like Baguio), school media (like DLSU), international destinations (like London or Taiwan) or for niche target markets.

We are piloting the program to prepare for the Beta Launch on July 20-22 at the Franchise Asia Philippines International Expo 2018 happening at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

 

What do I get with an Our Awesome Planet Digital Franchise?

• The exclusive right to establish your own Food, Travel & Lifestyle Media Business in your location or among your target audience.

• A partnership with the leading food, travel, and lifestyle online media company in the Philippines to develop and market your own media brand. 

• A branded sub-domain: www.OurAwesomePlanet.com/palawan or Palawan.OurAwesomePlanet.com from an established domain.

• The multi-social media platforms of Our Awesome Planet—Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube—as business leverage.

Website hosting, branding guidelines, training of your own media team and business development—all care of Our Awesome Planet.

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Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur?!

2 more days to go. Hurry, register now!

Learn How to Become A Digitalpreneur

Get inspiring learnings from two of the biggest Digital entrepreneurs in the Philippines, Abe Olandres of Yugatech and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. Learn how to succeed as a freelancer in today’s digital economy.

The workshop is open to all aspiring and existing freelancers.

Register for free now: http://bit.ly/7thPayPalFreelancerWorkshop

Happening on June 23, 2018 from 2 PM-5 PM at One Esplanade, J.W Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City. We are near Mall of Asia.

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How I Transformed My Passion into a Digital Online Business?!

Most people would ask me how I was able to quit my day job as a CIO of a multinational corporation and become a digitalpreneur with a leading food and travel media company in the Philippines.

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Ten years ago today, I resigned from P&G. I remember routing my resignation checklist for my separation pay and having doubts if I made the right decision, leaving a lucrative career and all.

Here are 10 tips that helped me transform my passion for food & travel into a successful business venture:

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10 Fresh Lifestyle Business Trends in the Philippines (2020 Edition)

I’m very excited to share with you the upcoming Business Trends for Food, Travel, and Digital in Manila.

The last time I shared the 11 biggest business trends in the Philippines 2014, not only did most of it come true, a lot of businesses were empowered by leveraging and capitalizing on those trends. I was actually hesitant to share my insights the years that followed because other people used them without credit to OAP. They even used photos of my kids and my words verbatim.

This 2018, I’ve decided to put all of that behind me. I want to focus my efforts on repaying all the people who helped me–the entrepreneurs who mentored me and all the coaches who empowered me to break through–by paying it forward.

I’m also launching my 1-on-1 Coaching Program to help fellow entrepreneurs, digital mavens, and social enterprises be successful in Philippines 2020!

Without further ado, here are the 10 Fresh Lifestyle Business Trends in the Philippines (2020 Edition)

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OAP Survey 2017: The Best Birthday Gift Ever – The Gift of Feedback?!

Here’s a quick link to the OAP 2017 Survey!

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Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 12 years (since 2005)! Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP and help me evolved over the years.

After growing old another year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP and Team Our Awesome Planet met your expectation.  

Please answer the OAP Annual Birthday Surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAPSurvey2017 

As we plan for the Global Brand expansion of OAP, I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what’s working, to correct what’s not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

2017 is a tipping point for the digital publishing landscape in the Philippines when most print magazines closed down and now published exclusively online.Also, this is the breakout year for the Filipino Brand – our food, beautiful islands, and our people in the global landscape.

I’m discerning how to expand OAP into a truly global brand rooted in Filipino excellence. Your feedback and comments would be most helpful!  

I read ALL the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey!

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton

Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com  

P.S. It would mean a lot to me if you answer this annual OAP survey 2017.  It only would take 10 minutes to answer. Awesome Thank you for the Birthday Gift of Feedback!

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Mobile Photography 2016: 20 Food & Travel Photos Shot Using LG G5 & LG 360!

( Related Blog Post: Our Best Mobile Photos of 2016! as Shot by LG G5 & LG 360 )

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Yes, all these photos were shot with a mobile phone like our 360 degree selfie! Mobile photography has come a long way thanks to advances such as wide angles lenses, 360-degree cameras, and creative pop-out shots.

Here are our favorite food & travel photos from June using the LG G5 and LG 360-Degree Camera…

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Birthday Favor: Can I Request for the Gift of Feedback? (OAP Annual Survey 2015)

Here’s a quick link to the OAP Annual Survey 2015: www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAPSurvey2015

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Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,
 
Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 10+ years! 

 
Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP amidst the changing internet landscape 🙂
After a year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP met your expectation
 
Here’s the 5-question Annual OAP Survey 2015.

As I plan for the next decade of OAP, I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what’s working, to correct what’s not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

2015 is a turning point in Our Awesome Planet. I’m making a transition to more video content, a better design for the blog, to write my first travel book and expand internationally.

I read all the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey: OAP Survey August 2015

 

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