July 28th to 30th, 2010 marked a historical event in the Philippineâ€™s Internet Marketing industry as pioneers in the field launched the first ever Internet Marketing Boot Camp at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City. The goal was to educate Filipino entrepreneurs of how to effectively market utilizing the World Wide Web. Anton Diaz(www.OurAwesomePlanet.com), Larry Gamboa (ThinkRichPinoy.com ) and Randy Manaloto (www.MyUSMailbox.com)Â collaborated on a project assembling the trailblazers in the industry and top-notch marketers Continue reading
The internet has revolutionized communication worldwide. Undoubtedly, it has opened a wide opportunity for marketers to sell their products and services. The Asian Productivity Organization held the Training Course on e-Marketing of Agricultural Products in Seoul, Korea this past March 15 â€“ 19. Around 30 participants from across Asia including The Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam took part in this five-day event. The conference aimed to educate the participants on how to take advantage of the power of the internet to market agricultural products. Continue reading
Last October 15, 2009, Awards Banquet was held at the Makati Shangri la Hotel for the finalists of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Philippines. Chairman and Marketing Director of Island Rose, Dustin Andaya, joined the other 18 nominees as Ernst & Young recognized their visions as they succeeded in their entrepreneurial fields.
It used to be that people had to go to flower shops to select an arrangement they would hand carry to give to their intended recipient. Others would call their favorite florist to deliver their orders if the destination was within city limits. Dustin Andaya figured that it was time to really think out of the box; it was time for tradition to go high-tech. Continue reading
Island Rose’ Marketing Director shares his own experience at the Maven Secrets held at the Asian Institute of Management last August 13. Dustin Andaya tells the story of Island Rose – how it began from his thesis in Graduate school in the University of Bath and how it grew to a successful online flower shop.
Island Rose is the biggest rose grower in the Philippines and is recognized as one of the Top 10 Mavens of the Philippines. It has practiced one of the best e-commerce models to win over the Internet. Continue reading
This article was first written and published for Business News on Inquirer.net. – November 27, 2008
If you thought that e-commerce has not caught on in the Philippines, think again. Island Rose, one of the countryâ€™s top Internet retailers bagged an Agora Award last November 24, 2008. The ceremonies were held at the Hotel Intercontinental where the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) gave out prestigious Agora Awards to the most exceptional achievers in the Philippine Marketing scene.
The Agora Award is given to outstanding individuals and companies who pass a stringent judging process through a panel composed of top-level executives of leading Philippine corporations and institutions.
Awarded that night was Dustin Andaya founder and Marketing Director of www.islandrose.net. He was recognized for his outstanding performance in entrepreneurship â€“ a testament that e-commerce retailing can be successful in mainstream Philippine business. Continue reading