The Agenda-less Press Lunches

We decided to put a spin on press lunches this August.

Companies & PR departments always want something from the press. How about putting a different spin on it – that we don’t want anything, just saying thanks the support.

Ian Loon, our digital backbone of SMG SEA led the first ‘Agenda-less Press Lunch’ with Nikki Wicks, Campaign Asia’s SEA Editor. Ian & Nick have met before and this time round, I observed a chemistry that popped and a mutual respect for each other’s professions.

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Our second ‘Agenda-less Press Lunch’ was with Chan Chao Peh, Senior Writer at The Edge, financial newspaper. Chao Peh covers equities but his secondary beat is advertising. He has written a profiles on our CEO, Jeffrey Seah and met John Sheehy, President of Global Operations at SMG earlier this year. Jeffrey & Chao Peh know each other but this time the conversation flowed freely and artfully – always a nice change from plugging trends or SMG’s suite of services.

The Edge Press Lunch. 2015

What are your thoughts on ‘The Agenda-less Press Lunches’?


#SG50 – What’s Next?

As Singapore celebrates its 50 years as a nation, below is an excerpt written by Jeffrey Seah, CEO for Starcom Mediavest Group SEA. He was invited by The Peak magazine to pen his thoughts for the Lion City – the past and future.

His thoughts are below.

Wishing everyone in Singapore, a great celebration for her 50th birthday. Happy birthday, Singapore!


Congratulations to the Singapore team for their successive new business wins!

It has been an awesome month for the SMG Singapore office. On top of the Singapore SEA Games social media duties, they also had new business wins for some of the most interesting Singapore government agencies.

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