Campaign: ‘Grateful’ Surprise

Co-founder of Hornbills Concepts and Communications, Luenne, recently completed a project with two other ladies (Khalijah and Eleanor), that involved surprising the former President of Singapore, Mr S.R. Nathan.  The project had two parts: a book and a video. The book was made up of a collection of anecdotes about him as a boss, as […]

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Why Is Marketing Important For A SME When Going Regional?

By Luenne Angela Choa (HBCC) and Will Lee (TMG) This op-ed was first appeared in the Business Times 24 May 2016. There are many opportunities for SMEs to expand outwardly in the Asia Pacific region and across the world.  According to official data, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute heavily to the GDPs of our […]

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Reporting and Reputation: Don’t Be Too Quick To Judge

On January 3rd this year, the Straits Times ran a story on GIC’s (formerly known as the Government of Singapore’s Investment Corporation) efforts to “boost youth volunteerism via a $2m scheme offering students $3,000-$5,000 for 25 hours of community work”. The Online Citizen (TOC) was quick to pick up on netizens’ responses to the scheme […]

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Transforming the SME

In an interview in The Business Times, 21 December 2015, SBF Chief Ho Meng Kit said that companies in Singapore are “not so well prepared” to take advantage of Singapore’s changing economic landscape because they are not ready to roll out more innovative products and services. He said that in order for companies to transform, […]

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Hornbills and Singapore International Foundation (SIF) organise “Technology for Social Change”

Singapore, 27 November 2015 – Hornbills worked with the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) to conceptualised and executed the panel discussion “Technology for Social Change” as part of the SIF’s Singapore Insights Series. The panel was moderated by Channel NewsAsia’s host and Senior Editor Augustine Anthuvan with the following discussants: Ms Jacqueline Poh (Deputy Chairman, IDA), […]

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Hornbills Associate’s Opinion Editorial in Business Times

5 August 2015, Singapore –Hornbills assisted one of our associates, Mr Loke Hoe Yeong (a free –trade analyst and keen observer of EU – UK affairs), to place an opinion piece into the Business Times today. We worked with him to identify a topic that was timed for release around David Cameron’s visit to Southeast […]

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Hornbills and “One Doll, One Friend” Project

30 July 2015, Singapore—Hornbills Concepts and Communications (HBCC) facilitated an interview for founder of Cinderella From Indonesia Centre (CFIC)’s founder Lusi Efrani and Berita Harian for a possible feature on her very inspiring work with women on the margins in Batam. The interview was the result of the successful grant application that Hornbills’ co-founder, Sofiah […]

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Raising environmental awareness amongst Muslims

On 13 May 2011, Sofiah Jamil was featured in Singapore’s Malay Newspaper – Berita Harian – on her research and advocacy work on faith-based environmentalism. In the article, Sofiah noted how countries in the Muslim World largely fall into at least one of three categories in relation to climate change. Victims of climate change: Countries […]

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Public Affairs: The “Software” of Emerging Middle Powers

A recent article on MH 370 by Richard Cronin from the Stimson Center noted how emerging markets have the ‘trappings’ of a developed country but remain deficient in other critical elements of a modern industrial state”. The article refers to this deficiency as a lack of the ‘software’ needed to help these emerging markets to […]

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