I'm really excited today because today is the day we're officially launching Nuffnang Philippines Inc.
We've been working on this for many months now to be honest and I've actually been flying to Manila to help set up Nuffnang Philippines with our local JV partner there Outcomm Inc.
Outcomm is one of the largest outdoor advertising firm in the Philippines and our partnership all started with a call to our office, leading to an overseas conference call and finally a meeting in Singapore before I eventually flew over to Manila to get some work done.
Gosh you have no idea for how long I wanted to blog about my trip to Manila especially about meeting one of the most popular bloggers in Asia... BryanBoy who is now part of Nuffnang too.
Look how star-struck I was. Giggling away like a little boy.
But alas, I had to keep it all secret because we didn't want people to know that we were going into the Philippines yet.. although word started to leak out rather quickly.
A local blogger there happened to see one of our job ads to hire Nuffies for our new team in Manila office and word leaked out. Speaking of the Nuffnang office in Manila, it's sooo wonderful!
It's at this place called Bonifacio High Street where you have a beautiful garden with office units throughout the side.During the evenings you can actually see people walking their dogs around the area. It's like a half office half shopping high street kind of area. Really nice!
Imagine looking out your office window and seeing a view like that with a fountain in the middle.
Manila was just really really quite nice. I mean what is there to NOT like. The people are all English speaking and they are extremely polite, humble and friendly.
Heck you guys should meet our local partners there.
Meet Eric and Jay, the founders and owners of Outcomm Inc.Both extremely successful entrepreneurs who graduated from Top US Colleges (Eric went to Stanford and Jay went to UPenn Wharton) and both extremely humble people.
Then there is Geraldine on the right of the photo below who is one of the key people responsible for setting up Nuffnang PH operations.
This photo was taken in our Nuffnang office in Manila a few months back when I was up in the Philippines helping set up the operations there.
I am so excited!
Will post up more pictures of all the rest of the Nuffies in our Manila office when I go there again ok?
1 and a half years after Nuffnang first started, we are now in 3 countries with offices in all of them.
Ahh exciting and challenging times ahead!