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First Crude Taste of Business Management

I was 17 years old, a (relatively) young sophomore in a university who developed a fascination for cheap film cameras. Photos shot with toy cameras can give happy accidents–wild colors, vignettes, flares, or maybe a double exposure. Lomography, the label for taking “casual, snapshot photography.”

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Improving Brands with Organizational Communication

Subtlety is an art to master. If I want to sell a product, or engage my consumers, I don’t have to harass them by showing brand photos everywhere, or outlining points why  my product/service is the most affordable solution. I can talk to my consumers about things related to my brand without saying standard marketing spiels.

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Must Love Listening

The Web is useful, the web is cool, but like the smartest yet helpful person in your social sphere, the Web is intimidating. Even if you’ve Google regularly, or check your email daily, there’s still too much left to be explored in the Internet.

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A Question of When, Not If

As a child of media, I’m pretty confident in the powers of new social media. I’m sure that the Internet, with wikis, blogs, social networks, RSS, podcasts, video logs, and other existing web-based applications are potent tools to achieve just about any end.

But while I am on my way in becoming a New Social Media Minister, I am also aware that once I enter the corporate world, my young nerdy self might not be adequate to evangelize new social media philosophies. What I can do, though, is to prepare myself in defending the non-clamping down of new social media practices in the organization I’ll belong to in the future.

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(New Social) Media Kid

When I was in first year high school, our Media teacher (or was it Library class?) showed a thirty-minute video about children of media. A crude characterization of these kids would be: kids–like myself–who have their televisions, and radios on, with their ears glued to a telephone, all the while trying to accomplish some school work. These are kids whose attention spans have become shorter compared to those from the 1950s; these are the same kids who have it (purposely without reference) all, yet still want more.

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One for Print

Print is not dead.

Saying that print is dead is like telling me the government has collapsed, that we have no more need for leadership. While the Philippines’ government certainly isn’t flawless, it continues to function to (hopefully) provide laws, services, and order for the citizens’ welfare. Even now, countries with bad governments are in a state of disarray—and life can get worse without any form of governance.

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Obligatory Introductory Post

I’d do anything to avoid writing.

You’d probably raise an eyebrow at my statement, should you know that I am: 1) an Organizational Communication major; 2) a loyal diary-keeper since 1996; and 3) a regular blogger since 2005. I can give a few more examples that makes my first sentence seem inconsistent to my character; true enough, a disproportionately large amount of my time is spent on writing.

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