The Big Mac Contender from Redbox Studio Productions

Like Contender Asia, it’s about guts and glory. See how Jian Ming, our intern, did it for the Big Mac Challenge. We hope she’ll win the RM10,000 in this Big Mac Chant video challenge! And don’t forget, if you loved the video, please rate her video or vote for her … Read more

Deal or No Deal… How to Sniff Out a Bad JV

Having been in this business for 10 years, I can say I’ve met lots of wonderful people and I’ve learnt lots from them. I’ve even had good mentors (even if they didn’t know they were mentors in the first place) and I’ve had good karma to meet some amazing personalities too.

Yet I’ve also met people who like to think of themselves as visionaries and big idea generators. I don’t mind listening to them. You can always sharpen your thought patterns if you listen long enough.

These folks like to include the term ‘win-win’ in their discussions. (Just like everyone says, think out of the box. Like what the heck? People who usually use this cliche in their conversation/speech don’t have a clue what it’s about. I say, why think out of the box if you don’t even know what the box is? What is it with people egging others to be creative when they have no idea what being creative is? Being creative is NOT about mashing colours, typefaces, using the latest cool tool, etc. But I reserve my two cents for another blog post, worthy of its own title.)

The problem is, many people don’t understand the term ‘win-win’.

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Taking Business to the NGO

This post was inspired after I spoke to Kat today (thanks, Kat!). I think a lot of times, we get our best blog ideas from talking to clients and friends.

While I always stress that we only design and build websites for business, which means our focus is to help our clients make good connections which eventually lead to orders and enquiries, it does not mean that we’re not going to help if you’re an NGO (non-profit organisation).

Like I was telling Kat, we’re supportive of people who are helping to make the world a greener, better, healthier place. At the same time, it is also our principle to draw the line at the type of community support or sponsorship we offer (we offer up to 90% of sponsorship if the NGO wants to use our Redbox Easyweb and in some cases, offer a generous discount if the NGO wants us to design a fully-customised website).

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