Thursday, June 12, 2014

Professional Bloggers Taking it to the Next Level, Elects New Officers


The internet and mobile landscape is developing in such a rapid pace, it’s like melted mercury that seeps in the corners of every country in the planet.  In this digital age, internet and social media users increase in number every second, thus making online publishing and digital marketing a very effective communication tool for an individual, company and organization.  The publicity is immediate, viral, and the reach is unlimited.

Online publishers and bloggers have been cropping up over the past decade, and many of them are presently great influencers or endorsers of products and brands.  Top bloggers have a great following, boasting of a worldwide audience.

Overview of the Philippines’ Online Landscape

>  There were 34M internet users in the Philippines in 2011, up 44% from 2008

2012 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers | Published: 05/31/2012 | 

> Internet users in the Philippines view social network sites 15B times every month

Burson Marsteller China Digital Social Media Asia Zaheer | Digital Burson-Marsteller China - D/BM | Published: 02/19/2012 | 

> The Philippines has 106.4M mobile subscribers and 10.8M internet users

China’s Key Internet Stats Rival the US and Japan | Published: 03/13/2012 | 

The Birth of Philippine Bloggers Network (#PBNet)

A group of 15 Filipino online publishers, including myself, came together as one force to form Philippine Bloggers Network, an organization that aims to professionalize the blogging industry. Taking blogs or online publishing to the next level, PBNet is a solid mass marketing group to any business and clientele, who are seeking premium and professional online communication services.

The original founders of PBNet, Azrael Colladilla, Enzo Luna and Raffy Pedrajita one day thought of doing projects together, with the vision of helping clients and businesses grow through online publishing and digital marketing.  Attending to invites and events led the three to meet top bloggers and businessmen Ron Villagonzalo and Ian Bacungan, who, later on as a group, had a project for GoAutodial’s Rafael Pekson II, who blogs as a hobby.  Other same-minded online publishers joined in and had their first-ever exclusive project in November 2013 with the French Chamber of Commerce, of which I am the PR for the annual Soiree Beaujolais project.

LR-Seated: Ron Oriel Darunday Villagonzalo, Ted Claudio, Ian Irving Bacungan,Marlon MagtiraRaffy Pedrajita Arabelle Jimenez.
Standing: Rafael Pekson II Irene Enriquez Eli Darunday Villagonzalo Myrns Roman Juan Manila.

Not in photo: Giancarlo Muñoz Viterbo Edel San Azrael Coladilla.
 — at Voffice Philippines Inc. the Fort.

On May 17, 2014, PBNet’s First General Membership Meeting was held at the vOffice, located at Bonifactio Global City, where the election for the Board of Directors and Officers were held. 

The Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet) 2014 Officers:

President – Raffy Pedrajita
VP/Internal (Membership) – Ian Bacungan
VP/Exrternal (PR) – Ron Villagonzalo
Secretary – Rafael Pekson II
Treasurer – Arabelle Jimenez
Director – Marlon Magtira

Each of the 15 PBNet member has his own background in the corporate world, like IT, human resources, media, sales, marketing, finance and technology. These blog sites rank among the top in the country, and has a great following from different industries.  We have our own niche in the market, and specialize in various subjects like travel, food, lifestyle, technology, business, sports and entertainment.  Bringing our own experiences together, we have successfully used digital marketing helping various companies and clients in the past 10 years.  Below are the blog sites:


Taking the online industry to the next level is a win-win scenario for both PBNet and our clients.  Adhering to professionalism and respecting the code of ethics of the companies we work for, PBNet is out there to give the right message, at the right time and the right way.

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PBNet on Instagram - @pbnetworkph

Philippine Bloggers Network
Unit 10-1, One Global Place
25th Street corner 5th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City 1634, Philippines
Tel. No. (02) 224-4357 Fax No. (02) 224-4359


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