Geeks in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com Geeks in Cambodia Tue, 09 Nov 2021 07:51:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Cambodian Start-up Bloo, to support organizations and individuals working for good via their Bloo4Good program http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodian-start-up-bloo-to-support-organizations-and-individuals-working-for-good-via-their-bloo4good-program/ http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodian-start-up-bloo-to-support-organizations-and-individuals-working-for-good-via-their-bloo4good-program/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2021 07:51:12 +0000 Alejandro Berger http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24610 Under the slogan ‘Make the world better, together’, Bloo, a Cambodian made project management software company, decided to make its ... More]]> Cambodian start-up Bloo, through Bloo4Good, will provide up to 5,000 free licences with a total value of $2.5 million for NGOs, non-profit, education and open source organizations and individuals, to help them work more effectively.

Under the slogan ‘Make the world better, together’, Bloo, a Cambodian made project management software company, decided to make its services available to companies and people working in the social and education sectors. Bloo is on a mission to empower organizations across the world to work better, together. And these 5,000 licenses are their way to help the world grow, together.

This comes in a time where many NGOs and educators are shifting to online classes and efforts, where a tool like Bloo can enhance their capacity and ease some of the Covid-19 work tensions through a simple and efficient project management software. At a focal point for this software is their push for easier and simpler collaboration, this can help companies thrive even during lockdowns, curfews, or restrictions.

“We believe in the power of teamwork, and we know Bloo helps teams work better, together. Bloo4Good was designed to make great teamwork accessible to organizations that are doing some of the most important and beneficial work in society, and it’s our way to give back to the community.” -Emanuelle Faja, CEO Bloo.

To request a license, you have to go to https://www.bloo.io/4good and follow the simple steps. Make sure you include as much information as you can in order for the internal Bloo team to ensure that your application is confirmed and Bloo can start helping your organization help the world. The usual time between the application and being able to use bloo 100% free, is around 48 hours, and be aware that inactive accounts will be closed within 3 months of non-usage.

Currently there have been more than 50 applications to Bloo4Good by all sorts of organizations and individuals. Many of them writing back to the bloo team what this means to them and their organization.

“Amazing. Thank you so much for helping us do more good for the world. “ Bernz O. Caasi

“That’s great news, thank you. I’ll be sure to ensure that it is put to good use.” Richard Thorne

“This is some noble achievement by Bloo and I commend you for it.” Gene Delicano

“Thank you Bloo, we hope we can fully utilize Bloo for greater good.” Molika Veng

Bloo competes with global giants such as Asana, and Trello, to help users get their work done faster and better. Bloo being the first Cambodian made management software, with a focus on small businesses. Their business model has always been tied to helping developing societies and with this new support to NGOs, non-profit, education and open source organizations and individuals is their way to help those that want to succeed, but cannot find or afford the tools to do so.

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CAMBODIA’S SMBs ADVISED TO TAP INTO FACEBOOK’S ‘BILLION PLUS’ ACTIVE USERS http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodias-smbs-advised-to-tap-into-facebooks-billion-plus-active-users/ http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodias-smbs-advised-to-tap-into-facebooks-billion-plus-active-users/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:01:21 +0000 Alejandro Berger http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24605 and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to tap into the social media platform’s 2.7 billion active
users worldwide to increase business leads and sales.
Httpool APAC Facebook Measurement Lead Archana Roche says that by strengthening their
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Httpool, Authorized Sales Partner  for Facebook  in Cambodia, is advising Cambodia’s small

and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to tap into the social media platform’s 2.7 billion active

users worldwide to increase business leads and sales.

Httpool APAC Facebook Measurement Lead Archana Roche says that by strengthening their

online presence, Cambodian companies could access a market consisting of over 90 million

small businesses that currently use the social media platform and related products.

“If you’re a small business and find yourself asking the questions: How do I strengthen my

online presence? How do I build brand awareness? How do I sell online? How do I reach new

customers? How do I increase my business? And how do I become profitable with a minimal

budget? Then we have the answer for you,” Httpool APAC Facebook Measurement Lead

Archana Roche advises.

According to Httpool, an online Facebook presence proves a critical tool for small businesses

in today’s market. The firm, which has an office in Cambodia, says that ‘digital is the first point of call for shoppers prioritizing convenience, and in a constantly connected world, the mobile

phone presents every opportunity to shop from one’s pocket’.

“A Facebook online presence can not only help you raise awareness for your business, find

more customers and increase both your on and offline sales, but it also improves your brand

credibility,” adds Httpool APAC Facebook Measurement Lead Archana Roche. “Some

businesses even close the deal, from start to finish, without ever leaving the Facebook site, in

full transparency and in no time at all. Facebook has the full potential of pivoting into a central

Marketing hub; expanding reach into untapped markets and to ‘lookalike’ customers just waiting

to discover and recommend your products!”

According to Httpool, all you need to do to get started with Facebook is create a Facebook page

which ‘will be the heart and soul of your presence on the platform and help customers

remember your brand when it is time to buy’. A business page is for brands and businesses and works similarly to a person’s regular profile page, except instead of sending friend requests, users must ‘like’ or ‘follow’ a page to see its posts, Httpool advises.

In addition, ‘potential and existing clients alike can find out key information about your business,

including a link to your site, hours of operation, your location, and delivery options available’.

And, as parting advice, Cambodia SMBs are advised to stay active on their Facebook page to

keep their audience and customers engaged. By doing so a brand has a better chance of

staying ‘top of mind’.

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SPOTIFY – MORE THAN JUST AUDIO http://geeksincambodia.com/24601/ http://geeksincambodia.com/24601/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2021 03:28:06 +0000 Alejandro Berger http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24601 Partner Director for Httpool Cambodia and Laos Shuhel Pistawala explains that advertisers can take advantage of display ads, sponsored playlists and other tools to reach ... More]]> There’s more to Spotify than just music and audio – and now the world’s most popular streaming service wants to ‘sound off’ about all the marketing opportunities here in Cambodia.

Partner Director for Httpool Cambodia and Laos Shuhel Pistawala explains that advertisers can take advantage of display ads, sponsored playlists and other tools to reach your audience.

As Shuhel Pistawala points out, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 365m users, including 165m subscribers, across 178 markets. Its capabilities, however, go way beyond what our ears can take in. Apart from providing its customers with excellent music collections worldwide, Spotify also provides a platform for brands to execute fantastic marketing and advertising strategies.

Spotify’s user growth has been phenomenal in the past year, with a total number of 165 million subscribers (as of June 30, 2021) and 365 Million monthly active users (as of June 30, 2021) across 178 markets.

People on Spotify are present throughout the day, here and now as they listen to their favorite songs at home, during a commute or at the office. So this is your chance to pitch them. Anywhere they go.

Let’s look at how Spotify can put that “cherry on top” of your marketing efforts and help you work towards reaching your business goals.

  • Audio and display ads: Choose your campaign wisely.

You might expect Spotify audiences to only respond to audio messages, but Spotify advertising isn’t limited to only what we can hear.

Spotify also offers display advertising to get your brand’s message over to the audience. Mobile screens are your key medium as people select songs using their smartphones.

  • Utilize Spotify Marketing Tools That Are Tailored For You

We now have a better understanding of the kind of marketing initiatives that can be executed on Spotify. The next stage is to figure out how to make our campaign one of the greatest in the world in a timely, efficient, and competent manner.

This is where the platforms and tools come into play. Spotify is an excellent tool for marketing and advertising. There are unique tools for each element of Spotify ads, just as specific tools for audio and display ad campaigns.

Be innovative: Create your branded profile & playlist

Your brand has a distinct identity. It has a voice, a method of operation, and presenting itself to the audience. You are continually functioning from a perception of your brand persona in whatever you do or stand for.

Extend this brand persona to Spotify by creating your unique playlist to share with your target audience. In addition to music, the branded playlists include your brand logo and share it via the Spotify code and use it for your further communication.

Of course, the songs you chose should reflect your brand’s personality, and you will be heard, seen and loved by those who enjoy the same style, even if they haven’t had a previous connection to your brand.

Music unites and connects. It encompasses our thoughts and speaks to our feelings. Audio is an escape that many of us take after a busy day.

Thus brands who leverage the full power of Spotify advertising, reach their target audiences in ways they haven’t been able to do before.

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Mini grant available for women entrepreneurs in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/mini-grant-available-for-women-entrepreneurs-in-cambodia/ http://geeksincambodia.com/mini-grant-available-for-women-entrepreneurs-in-cambodia/#comments Fri, 24 Sep 2021 01:57:20 +0000 GeeksInCambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24595 Applications are open for Sevea‘s women entrepreneurs mini grants!

This grant is made to support women entrepreneurs who have been impacted by the pandemic.

Benefits:

  1. Online Business coaching with our expert coaches who have 13+ years of experience

  2. Access to a mini-grant of $750 to help you reach your business goals, strengthen your business model, and grow!

  3. Access to a wide network of female role models in business.

Apply by 1st of October 2021 at​ https://forms.gle/GHcno4j44fp9s2NZ8

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Entrepreneurship Challenge: deadline extended http://geeksincambodia.com/entrepreneurship-challenge-deadline-extended/ http://geeksincambodia.com/entrepreneurship-challenge-deadline-extended/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2021 03:49:14 +0000 GeeksInCambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24589 Deadline extended for the entrepreneurship challenge organised by Geeks in Cambodia, iCube and Sevea! Apply by 30th September through this form: https://forms.gle/agD23AQCZ8Y6Ymjj8

We are looking for 60 university students/ fresh graduates/ undergraduates, passionate about learning and willing to create innovative solutions, in order to tackle social issues through entrepreneurship.

Who can apply?
- University students, fresh graduates/ undergraduates in Cambodia interested in entrepreneurship
- Must have basic IT skills to be able to join an interactive online program
- Interested students can apply as a team or as an individual

Benefits:
- Hands on mentoring, focused on entrepreneurship and innovation
- The opportunity to turn your first business idea into an actual concept

How to apply?
- Apply through this form before the 30th of September 2021

https://forms.gle/agD23AQCZ8Y6Ymjj8

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