Stanzo Collection comes to Malaysia


1st retail concept store now at 1 Mont Kiara Mall

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  • Venue:1 Mont Kiara Mall (Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur)
  • Date:Saturday, 19th July 2014

Established in 1987 in Kuala Lumpur, MHF (Puchong) Retail Sdn Bhd (“MHF”) is a Malaysian pioneer offering customers an all-inclusive furniture shopping experience literally under one roof, in an enormous display house. In yet another exquisite offering to clients and customers, MHF recently launched its first retail concept store for the Stanzo Collection of residential and office furnishing.

Stanzo” or “Stanza” is an Italian term, which literally means “rooms”. MHC’s Stanzo Collection concept store currently houses two tasteful brands, elegantly names “Songdream” and “Prostoria” that offer the best of East and West.

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“We chose “Stanzo” because its translation as “rooms” in English very aptly befits the property showroom style we seek to adopt for our Stanzo Collection concept store. To highlight the showroom concept, furniture featured in our store will be displayed according to varying room concepts to allow customers to better visualize their individual designs. Each room’s setup will feature complementing furniture and fittings to replicate an actual residential or workplace setup,” said Ken Low, Group Managing Director of MHF and the Stanzo Collection.

The “Songdream” collection will surely appeal to those seeking a contemplative environment, with its modern, contemporary furniture selection providing a distinct Zen-like charm. Indeed, its complete range of sofas, coffee tables, room dividers, chairs, bookcases, dining tables and wardrobes will enchant Zen-concept lovers.

Croatia and hence Western-based “Prostoria” meanwhile bases its design along clean lines working in tandem with different shades of calm palettes, accentuated by bright shades such as passionate red and lively green. With a versatile collection of wood, steel and fabric furniture and furnishings, it is unsurprising the “Prostoria’s” multifunctional sofa model “Uplift” recently won the German Design Council’s prestigious Interior Innovation Award.

The Stanzo Collection is aimed at discerning, affluent home owners who are passionate about designing their home interiors by themselves.

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Gracing the event was popular MyFM DJ, Mei Yan, with a press conference with Mr. Low concluding the pleasantries.

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LINs.AD and LINs Comm congratulate MHF (Puchong) Retail Sdn Bhd on the successful launching of their Stanzo Collection! We’re proud to be your agency and event management professionals of choice!

To find out more about the Stanzo Collection, click here.

LINs.AD brings cheer to Cheshire Home residents

LINs.AD brings cheer to Cheshire Home residents

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  • Date:Saturday, 5th July 2014
  • Venue:Cheshire Home, Jalan Ipoh, Selangor

In tandem with its CSR program, LINs.ADians visited the Selangor Cheshire Home to spread some cheer to its elderly and disabled residents. The LINs.AD delegation, led by Account Servicing Director, Bernard Lim, was greeted by patron Datin Paduka Khatijah Sulieman upon arrival.

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Both Bernard and LINs.AD HR Manager, Sue Taralasingam, addressed residents briefly upon arrival, before proceeding to distribute gifts of all sorts – including groceries, cash donations and art materials – aided by their fellow LINs.ADians. Many of the patrons are gifted artists, and the art materials were very well-received, indeed.

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It was then “makan” (meal) time, and everyone partook feistily in the feast of the “nasi briyani”, with LINs.ADians taking the time to reach out and bond with the Home’s residents.

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Datin Paduka Khatijah Sulieman then took everyone on a tour of the Home, with its modern facilities and amenities, all of which were most impressive indeed. All in all, it was truly a refreshing field-outing for everyone concerned, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish the residents of Cheshire Home Selangor well.

Look out for more LINs.AD CSR activities, headed your way!

If there are any charitable organizations seeking sponsors or contributions from companies with similar CSR programs, just add us as a “Friend” onf_linsadv and PM us there. We’ll get back to you, soon.

6th KLIGP 2014 Propels Gifts, Premium and Stationery Industry to Greater Heights

6th KLIGP 2014 Propels Gifts, Premium and Stationery Industry to Greater Heights

6th KLIGP 2014 Propels Gifts, Premium and Stationery Industry to Greater Heights

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  • Venue:Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
  • Dates:4th to 6th June, 2014

Dubbed Southeast Asia’s largest gifts, premium and stationery showcase of its kind, the  6th KL International Gifts, Premium & Stationery 2014 Fair (KLIGP 2014) was a resounding success. Organized by the Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association (MGPA), the KLIGP 2014 featured more than 400 exhibitors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The KLIGP 2014 provided a platform for industry players specializing in the gifts, premiums, stationery and supporting fields to showcase their products and services to prospects. Ultimately, the aim of every KLIGP is to propel the industry and its players to greater heights, in according them the credit they richly deserve.

More than 12,000 visitors thronged Halls 1 and 2 of the PWTC over the KLIGP 2014’s 3-day period, and were rewarded with the opportunity to view the latest gifts and stationery products, including acrylic mementos, apparels and garments, crystal products, handicrafts, IT and electronic products, laser engraving services and many more. In fact, virtually anything and everything that falls under the “gifts, premiums and stationery” category was showcased at the KLIGP 2014. In addition, one of the main highlights of the KLIGP 2014 was the introduction of a mobile app that enabled online registration, as well as QR codes that served as entry passes to the KLIGP.

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LINs.AD/LINs Comm Executive Director, Mickie Teo (far left) joins Guest of Honor Dato’ Noraini Ahmad and PPD Award winners for the presentation ceremony

The KLIGP 2014 was officiated by the Chairperson of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, YB Dato’ Noraini Ahmad. An apt honor, as the event was endorsed by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), and supported by the Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA), Federation of Textiles Garment and General Goods Malaysia, Branding Association of Malaysia, Singapore Gifts Association and Thai Gifts, Premium & Decorative Association.

Staying true to the tradition of featuring gift-centric themes, this year’s KLIGP was aptly themed “All About Gifts”. It also featured the following side-events and attractions, in spurring the gifts, premium and stationery industry to even greater heights:

  • Promotional Product Design (PPD) Award 2014
  • Best Booth Design Contest
  • Exhibitors’ Networking Night
  • Innovation & Creative Display Corner
  • The “CLICK” Gifts, Premium & Stationery Buyers’ Guide 2014, Available for Download @ Google Play and iOS AppStore

Complementing LINs.AD as the official advertising, marketing and branding consultant to the KLIGP 2014 was affiliate company LINs Comm, which also served as the fair’s official event manager. In walking the talk, LINs.AD/LINs Comm Executive Director, Mickie Teo, was not only one of the steering committee members of the Promotional Product Design Award 2014, but also a key sponsor of the prize winners.

Commenting on his role, Mickie said: “The PPD Award is intended to catalyze creativity, in inspiring talented designers to even greater heights, and paving inroads into new opportunities for self and industry growth. And what better way to do so, than to help aspiring designers commercialize their inventions?”

To the MGPA and the winners of the PPD Award 2014, congratulations! LINs.AD and LINs Comm are proud to be the KLIGP 2014’s official agency and event manager of choice!

 

6th KLIGP 2014 Officially Launched! Event officiated by MATRADE Chairwoman


The Official Launching & Balloting of the 6th KL International Gifts, Premium & Stationery Fair 2014 (KLIGP 2014) was successfully held on March 11th, at the Tun Dr Ismail Hall of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). Touted as Malaysia and possibly Southeast Asia’s biggest gifts, premium and stationery showcase of its kind, the KLIGP 2014 – which will be held in June – shall feature more than 400 exhibitors from all over Southeast Asia, as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. 

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MATRADE Chairwoman, Dato’ Noraini Ahmad, sounding the ‘gong’ to officiate the KLIGP 2014, flanked by MGPA President, Alan Ong, and KLIGP co-organizers

By virtue of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) being the KLIGP’s main endorser, the event was officiated by MATRADE Chairwoman, Dato’ Noraini Ahmad. It was also during this Launching, that the balloting for the booths was cast.

Visitors to this year’s KLIGP can look forward to viewing the latest gifts and stationery products, including acrylic mementos, apparels and garments, crystal products, handicrafts, IT and electronic products, laser engraving services and indeed, many more. Staying true to the tradition of featuring gift-centric themes, this year’s KLIGP is aptly themed “All About Gifts”. The KLIGP 2014 shall also feature the following side-events and attractions, in spurring the gifts, premium and stationery industry to even greater heights:

  • Promotional Product Design Award
  • Best Booth Design Contest
  • Exhibitors’ Networking Night
  • Innovation & Creative Display Corner
  • The “CLICK” Gifts, Premium & Stationery Buyers’ Guide 2014

One of the main features of the KLIGP 2014 is that it will be `digitalized’, via IT utilization. For starters, the MGPA will be introducing a mobile app that enables online registration, as well as QR codes that serve as entry passes to the KLIGP. This will automatically eliminate the need for tedious manual registration. The mobile app to be introduced will also display the location and details of individual booths via search engines.

KLIGP2014-Official-Launching-&-Balloting---Photo-2The LINs.AD/LINs Comm team, official event and fair manager of the KLIGP 2014!

The KLIGP 2014 is also supported by the Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA), Federation of Textiles Garment and General Goods Malaysia, Branding Association of Malaysia, Singapore Gifts Association and Thai Gifts, Premium & Decorative Association, with more than 12,000 visitors expected to throng Halls 1 and 2 of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), over the KLIGP 2014’s 3-day period.

ARTSPHERE 20/8TY DEBUTS WITH GRAND OPENING


Features 80 3D pieces of mural artworks so realistic, they literally jump out at you! 

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  •  22nd December 2013 @ The Atmosphere, Seri Kembangan 

 With street art now being all the rage in Malaysia, it has become a trend for many to travel across the country to capture and subsequently post candid shots of themselves on social media platforms.

In celebration and appreciation of the creativity of 20 local artists, The Atmosphere has decided to provide them with an artistic environment and outlet, in which to breathe life into 80 pieces of mural artworks; hence the thematic name “ArtSphere 20/8ty @ The Atmosphere”!

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 NOT a train! 

A joint venture between Eksons Corporation Bhd and Tempo Properties Sdn Bhd, The Atmosphere is an integrated commercial development that has garnered at least 2 awards thus far: The Asia Pacific Awards’s Best Mixed-Use Development, Malaysia and the Asia Pacific Property Awards’ Best Mixed-Use Development Asia Pacific.

Conceived as a hub blending the arts, culture, nature, lifestyle and community, the retail lots at The Atmosphere are ideal for specialty stores, showrooms, boutiques, bistros, cafes, restaurants and banks. The wide boulevards, meanwhile, are perfectly suited for weekend kiosks and flea markets.

All of these are complemented by “ArtSphere 20/8ty”, which takes pride of place as the single location with the highest collection of mural art in Malaysia, featuring 3D masterpieces that interact with visitors.

The Grand Opening kicked-off with a welcoming speech by the CEO of Tempo Properties Sdn Bhd, Mr Khoo Boo Hian, who upon completing his address, proceeded to welcome his guests of honor and the artists to launch “ArtSphere 20/8ty” in a fun-filled ceremony.

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Tempo Properties CEO, Khoo Boo Hian, and guests of honour launching ArtSphere 20/8ty amidst much aplomb 

With Christmas just around the corner, activities and performances including Christmas carollers, mimes, stilt walkers, jugglers, street dancers and clowns made this Sunday a memorable one for all present.

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It was certainly a fun-filled Sunday for all present! 

But there’s more. The celebration continues, with a Facebook “Strike a pose” photo contest, which is currently in progress! You’re hereby invited to upload your most creative photos on www.facebook.com/artsphere208tyofficial. Entries receiving the most `Likes’ will win fabulous prizes worth up to RM15,000, courtesy of the management of The Atmosphere.

LINs.AD and LINs Comm are proud to be The Atmosphere’s ad agency and event manager of choice, and extend our heartiest congratulations to the management and employees of The Atmosphere, on occasion of the Grand Opening of ArtSphere 20/8ty!

 

iRich2: The Winners’ Seminar


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  • 13th October 2013 (Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur)

Where winning is always a choice we make in life!

How often do we get the chance to meet entrepreneurs who have recorded billions of dollars in revenue, let alone learn from them?

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LINs.AD Directors Shirly Tan and Mickie Teo posing with a bunting featuring Mickie, as a guest speaker!

That was just what participants at this Seminar got, as they joined internationally-renowned speakers and successful entrepreneurs…the opportunity to meet, hook up and learn!

Some of the speakers from Taiwan and Malaysia who shared the secrets of their success were:

  • Strategic management expert, Dr. Chen Zhi Ming, who talked about “The Strategies of the Three Kingdoms”;
  • Expert negotiator, Mr. Lin Jia Tai, who talked about “Insights into Business Opportunities: Dominant Bargaining”; and
  • Martial arts champion and sales expert, Mr. Zheng Yun Long, who shared his experience on how he achieved success.

The Seminar was capped-off with a forum featuring guest speakers Mickie Teo (LINs.AD Director and brand-creation specialist), Datin Sri Cynthia Zheng Jin Hong (entrepreneur and director of YS Hampers) and Mr Lin Qi Guo (special speaker and Chairman of Taiwan’s Denwell Group); all of whom shared their insights on how branding and brand-creation help a business succeed.

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Forum Guest Speakers, Mickie Teo (brand-creation specialist), Datin Sri Cynthia Zheng Jin Hong (director of YS Hampers) and Mr Lin Qi Guo (Denwell Group Chairman) sharing their insights with all present

Mr. Lin Qi Guo’s background was all the more interesting, given that he was a refugee from Laos who made it big, with a rags-to-riches story to boot. Needless to say, his story and philosophy were keenly absorbed by all present, including his fellow guest speakers.

All in all, this Seminar proved to a window of opportunity for participants, many of whom approached the speakers – including Mickie – to pursue matters of interest to them.

 

Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique’s GRAND Opening a Grand Success!


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  • The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur (Tuesday, 8th October 2013)

Internationally-established brands “Dr. Shigemoto” and “Coeur Esthetique” recently hosted members of the media and specially-invited guests to the Grand Opening of their boutique outlet at The Intermark.

Established in Osaka, Japan, both “Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique” are internationally-established brands and trademark products of renowned Japanese plastic surgeon, Dr. Joe Shigemoto and his business partners, Ms. Naomi Alice and Mr. Masahiko Moto. A graduate of Tokushima Medical University, Dr. Shigemoto founded “Joe Clinic” as a predecessor to “Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique” in November 2003, with a decade’s experience under his belt, since graduation.

“Dr. Shigemoto” and “Coeur Esthetique” were ranked #1 for customer satisfaction, in 3 consecutive Oricon Customer Service Satisfaction surveys undertaken in 2010 (facial), 2011 (epilation) and 2012 (epilation) in Japan. The brands’ roots go all the way back to October 2002, and they are currently offered to discerning clients via 7 “Dr. Shigemoto” and “Coeur Esthetique” salons located throughout Japan.

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Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique” founders and management, joined by special guests, prepare to cut the ribbon at the launching of the signature outlet

In Malaysia, both the “Dr. Shigemoto” and “Coeur Esthetique” brands are merged as “Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique”, to provide clients with a more holistic, comprehensive solution to every possible beauty and health need they may have. Dr. Shigemoto, Ms. Alice and Mr. Moto continue to bring in only the best and latest technology and equipment from Japan, in providing services including epilation, facial care and body slimming, as well as plastic surgery for the eyes, nose, face, etc. They also provide consultation services for anti-aging and skin problems.

“Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique”’s Malaysian headquarters are located within the famed Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle itself, at Level 1, Vista Tower, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Globally, both brands are available in more than 13 countries throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. Further information about the “Dr. Shigemoto & Coeur Esthetique” brand can be obtained from these websites:

Inquiries may be directed to the General Manager, Kevin Ong at 017-300 8691 / kevin.ong@kaiga-jp.com.

LINs.AD congratulates Dr. Shigemoto, Ms. Alice and Mr. Moto on the grand success of the Grand Opening of “Dr. Shigemoto” and “Coeur Esthetique”, and is proud to be your advertising agency of choice!

Global Business Forum 2013: Doing the right thing, at the right time, with the right people

Global Business Forum 2013: Doing the right thing, at the right time, with the right people

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Global Business Forum 2013 networks entrepreneurs and investors!

  • Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, 14th-16th August 2013

A great business idea will remain what it is, unless and until one networks with the right parties, and gets adequate funding or secures the necessary tie-up. And that’s where the Global Business Forum (GBF) 2013 came in.

With Global Guest Speakers from as far afield as South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Jordan and China sharing their insights with participants and inviting potential partners to network with them, it can be safely surmised that this 3-day event achieved its goal, and perhaps more.

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The Global Guest Speaker from Madagascar, Andriamahery Lantomanana, sharing insights into his country’s potential for investment

Here are just some of the pearls of wisdom, shared by the Global Guest Speakers:

  • “It’s never easy…but if you’ve found your joy, your passion…then you’ll surely find a way to realize your dreams!” (Jet Toh, Singaporean Global Guest Speaker)
  • “When opportunity comes, don’t turn your back (on it).” (Ibrahim Khatib, Jordanian Global Guest Speaker)

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Dr. Wong Jeh Shyan, The Miracles of Capital founder, and Mickie Teo, LINs.AD and LINs Comm director, invigilating the Q&A session

The Global Business Forum (GBF) was originally conceived as the `Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable’ (GER) in 2010, with the idea of bringing together parties and groups from all over the world, to dialogue, network, share information and forge friendships in attaining mutual goals. What began as an international Roundtable to initiate joint ventures and partnerships soon assumed a momentum of its own and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

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One for the album: Participants and Global Guest Speakers posing for a group photo

LINs.AD and LINs Comm are proud to be the agency and event manager of choice, for the GBF 2013.

“United for Success”


Bosch Power Tools Dealer Conference 2013 a resounding success!

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  • Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel, 2nd-4th August 2013

Fun, games and theatrics galore at this recently concluded Conference, with some 120 dealers from all over Malaysia and Singapore attending this extravaganza.

Themed “United for Success”, the Bosch Power Tool Dealer Conference 2013 was launched by the Regional Sales Director for ASEAN, Mr. Chu Chee Bee and the Senior Vice President for China, Mr. Steffen Heiko Fischer.

One of this Conference’s key objectives was to foster a stronger kindred spirit amongst Bosch Power Tools’ regional dealers, with the ultimate aim of inculcating greater pride in the `Bosch’ brand, and increasing future sales.

This 3-day, 2-night event was a blast, right from the start, with a welcoming message from Mr. Chu, who also proceeded to thank all present for their continuous support. The Conference’s itinerary included an introduction to the latest Aquatak Series of Power Tools, as well as an outdoor demonstration of just how effective and efficient these tools are, in helping one tackle one’s daily household chores.

Various tele-matches and games were also organized, in the name of team-building. The Conference culminated in an Award Ceremony, with trophies being presented to dealers who have contributed significantly to Bosch’s sales targets.

Founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861 – 1942), the Bosch Group is today a leading global supplier of technology and services in the fields of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology. The Group comprises of Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies, in approximately 50 countries worldwide.

Bosch Malaysia was established in 1958, and is currently represented in the country by Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, Bosch Security Systems Sdn Bhd and Bosch Rexroth Sdn Bhd – with offices in Selangor, Perak and Penang.  Bosch Malaysia also operates 2 manufacturing arms in Penang; Robert Bosch Power Tools Sdn Bhd and Robert Bosch (M) Sdn Bhd, which produces car multimedia products in addition to being a regional centre for R&D and Sales & Marketing.

LINs.AD and LINs Comm congratulate Bosch Power Tools on the success of this Conference, and are proud to the agency and event manager of choice!

 

BRAINS + MONEY = DREAM REALIZED

BRAINS + MONEY = DREAM REALIZED

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An idea is just what it is.  No more, no less – if you don’t share it.  And what’s the use of a great business idea, without the capital to convert a dream into reality?

Enter the Global Business Forum (GBF) 2013 – a growing platform where innovative ideas meet capital, synthesizing into the creative entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Complete with this year’s theme, “Collaborative Action in Building the Catalysts for the Future MNCs”, the GBF provides a convenient, immediate platform that:

  • Brings “The Miracles of Capital” Alumni Members and potential Investors together, under the same roof
  • Creates opportunities for Alumni Members and Investors to network with each other
  • Allows for an exchange of know-how and ideas on how to consolidate resources and grow a business
  • Allows Alumni Members to share their success stories with all present

The idea behind this Forum is remarkably simple: Meet, present to and network with the people who’ll help you launch or kick-start your business plan, minus the hassle that normally comes with having to seek for investors via conventional channels.

Put simply, it’s all about being in the RIGHT PLACE, at the RIGHT TIME and with the RIGHT PEOPLE.

The GBF 2013 will take place from August 14th to 16th 2013, at the Marriott Putrajaya Hotel.  For more details: