Birth of a Blogger Pt 2: Why Are You Blogging?

Personal branding Asia

The second edition, with Dan and Jade. Enjoy and thanks for the great support on part one. Answer this key question, and you unlock the potential for your blog to lead you to your dream life. Novus Asia’s Andrea Edwards, Daniel Seifert and Jade Alphonsine Tuan discuss the concept that finding your core reason for…

The Digital Conversationalist due to be born

The Digital Conversationalist

Well that’s it. My last day at Novus Asia and what a wonderful opportunity it’s been to work with the team here. Fabulous people. Talented. Smart. Brilliant. And funny. It’s also definitely not goodbye as we plan to become partners moving forward, with Novus Asia doing what it’s brilliant at, and me doing my bit…

Birth of a Blogger Part 1: Finding Your Voice

Blogging tips

I loved doing this blog with Jade Alphonsine Tuan and Dan Seifert – enjoy! Hungry to start blogging but not sure where to begin? Our expert, Novus Asia’s director of content marketing and training, Andrea Edwards, walks assistant editor Daniel Seifert and client services manager Jade Alphonsine Tuan through the process in this first chapter…

Maybe Becoming an Influencer Shouldn’t be the Goal?

Personal branding

I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Hootsuite’s #HootupSG Social Gurus Series: LinkedIn in Singapore recently. I enjoyed the evening immensely and the interaction with attendees afterwards was superb. So thank you Hootsuite for inviting me to speak. After the event was over, one lovely chap asked me about blogging. Should he? Where should…

9 Reasons Content Marketing Isn’t Succeeding in Asia

Content Marketing Asia

For 18 months I’ve been working exclusively with brands to launch content marketing strategies and campaigns across Asia. It’s been an exciting time, but a challenging one too. The challenges are varied and have been learnt the hard way. So if you want to skip a little bit of pain, I encourage you to take…

Twitter is cool and I’m going to tell you why


Twitter has been going through a tough time as a business. It’s had leadership issues. Some of its new ideas haven’t worked. Apparently it lacks vision. The early adopters are not as excited by the platform as they used to be. Newbies are intimidated by how much love it needs before they see results. There’s a…

Where are all the Social CEOs? Not in the Fortune 500

Social CEO

Every year I look forward to receiving the #socialceo report, because it gives me statistical fodder to back up my personal branding argument. With that said, this year I was a little disappointed. The growth is so slow and yet the world is moving so fast… it appears the message isn’t getting though. So…

Did Amanda Palmer Write the Business Book of 2015?

Amanda Palmer

I think she did and I’m going to explain why. While most business books don’t start off with an exchange between women in a public toilet, I believe that if you only read this book through the eyes of the entertainment industry, you’ll miss some incredibly powerful learnings. Particularly her obsessive focus on her fans…


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