"Let's say you have $1 million tied up in your little company and suddenly your advertising isn't working and sales are going down. And everything depends on it. Your future depends on it, your family's future depends on it, other people's families depend on it. Now, what do you want from me? Fine writing? Or do you want to see the goddamned sales curve stop moving down and start moving up?"
Rosser Reeves, pioneer of TV advertising
WHAT HAVE I DONE?
Good communication is getting your message across. Great communication is when your audience wants to hear from you. My focus is on helping you tell your story well and get your audiences on your side, in order to achieve your objectives.
In my career, I've had the opportunity to work with some great people who share the same ethos.
CONSULTANCY: PERSPECTIVE STRATEGIES
April 2018 - Present
Perspective Strategies is an award-winning Malaysian PR and strategic communications agency with global reach via the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN).
I work with several teams, drawing on my diverse background and years of experience to develop idea-driven, integrated comms strategies for a diverse range of clients.
DIGITAL AGENCY: ON TARGET MARKETING
DIGITAL COMMS STRATEGIST
March 2017 - June 2018
On-Target is a CRM-led. award-winning, boutique Malaysian digital marketing and communications agency.
I worked closely with an agile team to develop digital strategies to engage audiences on social media and other digital platforms for a diverse range of multinational and local brands.
NGO: UNICEF MALAYSIA
September 2015 - February 2016
The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund works closely with Malaysian stakeholders in government, business and civil society to improve the lives of children while developing the nation.
UNICEF's extensive work requires a strong ability to take complex information from multiple sources and craft it into compelling messages using clear, simple language. During my six month contract period, I wrote for multiple platforms including digital and direct mail.
DIGITAL MEDIA: YAHOO MALAYSIA
November 2012 - September 2014
Yahoo! had a small but dedicated editorial team in Malaysia up until 2015.
I started as a freelancer producing content during weekends and public holidays. I developed the content strategy to engage audiences on Yahoo Malaysia's front page and social media. I led the editorial team from May to September 2014, before Yahoo downsized their Malaysian office.
Key achievements include:
1. Increasing weekend traffic to Yahoo Malaysia's front page by over 50%,
2. Increasing Click Through Rate (CTR) by 100%,
3. Achieving 107% of Yahoo Malaysia’s traffic targets during my short tenure as the lead
Over the years, I've had the privilege to work with some great clients. Here are some of the companies, organisations and brands that I have served.
In writing for digital media, I am involved from ideation to final product. I have consistently gotten high engagement rates, with my top three performing stories achieving 5 figure shares across social media platforms.
Some sites I have written for include:
GOVERNMENT, GLCS, AND NGOS
My experience in this space includes creating materials and strategies to engage stakeholders of all levels, including ministers, senior government personnel, corporate leaders, and the general public.
Organisations I have worked with include:
Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC)
Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia (CIDB)
Ministry Of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE)
NAM Institute For The Empowerment Of Women (NIEW)
ThinkCity (a Khazanah social enterprise)
The breadth of work that I have done includes marketing communications, internal and external corporate communications, digital content and campaigns, PR materials, thought leadership, academic materials, and more.
Some of the brands I have done work for include:
Kuwait Finance House
SP Setia Berhad
Nessa Hearing Aids
CONSULTANTS AND AGENCIES
Over the years, I’ve accumulated wide-ranging experience in multiple disciplines - from strategic communications, to digital campaigns, to brand building, and more.
Some of the agencies I have served include:
J. Walter Thompson
On Target Marketing
Want to see some of the work I've done for these clients?
Click on the button on the left below to go to my portfolio page.