Best Personal Brand Award 2017 by Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)
Woohoo… I won the ‘Best Personal Brand 2017 Award’ as an Entertainment Blogger! Never thought of classifying myself as one, but given that 65% of my articles are movie reviews, this is indeed a pretty fitting category for me.
So, I received an email notification in November from the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) informing that I’m one of the winners for the Best Personal Brand 2017 Award. My first response was 😲 (wait, what? how! why?) And I’m guessing (pretty accurately) that there’s some people out there who are thinking out loud the same thing…
What is the Best Personal Brand 2017 Award?
This award is a prestigious form of recognition given by the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) for individuals who had made a positive difference in their professional life by utilising their personal assets, strengths, skills and positioning. The individual have distinguished themselves from their business peers by curating their own personal image and identity.
Shared by Media Strategist and Professional Speaker Mr Andrew Chow who was also the curator, he explained how there are many individuals whose great personal branding has helped them to expand their business, increase their social influence and make a huge difference in the network they are serving. Many awards in the marketplace are meant for companies. Hence, this award focuses on the individuals whose brand and personality are the game changer.
What are the nomination criteria?
To qualify for nomination or curation, at least one of these requirements:
• Notable achievement like Tribe-building
• Extensive community services
• Have published a book solely under their name
• Enjoy local and regional presence, social media following, media coverage, and charity
• Won awards in their respective industry before
Acceptance Speech for winning MIS Best Personal Brand Award 2017
When you win an award or honor, it’s traditional to share a few words. I’m glad I’m not made to do that on the Awards’ Night upon receiving the ‘Best Personal Brand Award’. While this is not the inspiring and powerful Golden Globes speech by Oprah Winfrey, nor is this my Oscars acceptance speech, I thought it’s only right for me to write something on this website, just because I was awarded for the efforts I’ve put here.
First, a very big thank you to MIS (Marketing Institute of Singapore) for the invitation to the MIS Glittering Awards’ Night and those who had nominated me for the award. I started tiffanyyong.com to share my acting experiences, but alas, the lack of good acting opportunities slowly steered me to watching films, observing how the great actors act, and also attempting to dig out the trivia that might help anyone who read my reviews enhance their appreciation for the film. This is pretty much an unpaid and sometimes unappreciated work. Many questioned if it’s worth it to do so much work for a pair of tickets. Some tried to dissuade me from continuing. But it was all along not for ‘the pair of tickets’, as what most people assumed most bloggers work for.
Entering my sixth year (in 2018), I would like to thank the defunct omy.sg for the invitation to the numerous film previews in my first year of blogging. Those were the ones that kept me going, and in some ways, led to where I am now. Also, Clover Films Singapore, Shaw Organisation (Asian Films), Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Singapore (from VML Singapore) for the recognition and invitations. Most importantly, Mr Donnie Yen (Yes, you’ve read correctly) for the repost of my review of his Kungfu Jungle (2014). That was one of the milestones in my blogging life, and it did helped me get more invitations, hence saving quite a sum when I (finally) do not need to spend so much on movie tickets. Teehee.
Next, the PR agencies and brands who trusted me and worked with me back in the days when it’s not just about following and likes, but quality and honest articles. Thanks for working with me even when my website was not exactly a ‘lifestyle’, ‘beauty’ or ‘fashion’ website that you need it to be. I am humbled and I wouldn’t have survive till now if not for you all.
Of course, I’m not forgetting the people who kept me going – the readers, and your encouraging comments & honest feedback. We all know the saying ‘The Hair Maketh the Man (or Woman)’, and the fans make the celebrity. I’m not yet a celebrity, neither can I claim to be an ‘influencer’. Personal Branding is something not just created by what I’ve written or posted on the world wide web, but also what you guys out there perceive me as a brand, as well as your experience of having a ‘relationship’ with Tiffany Yong. I sincerely hope that I can help you (yes, you readers) out there aspire to be better, even when I’m just the ABC girl-next-door. 🙂
MIS Best Personal Brand Award 2017 Winner List (Alphabetical Order)
On top of the 6 Bloggers (Joe Teh, Amanda Yong, Yuki Ng, Sock Peng, Hong Peng and me!) who were presented the certification for ‘Best Personal Brand Award 2017’, there were 72 other winners from various industry sectors given the trophies!
Here’s the list of winners, provided thanks to the curator aka Mr Andrew Chow.
|Alvin Oh||Marketer of Residential Properties|
|Amos Marcus Koh||Celebrity Tailor||https://www.amosmarcus.com/|
|Ande Lai||Life Mentoring|
|Andrew Ang||Financial Service Director||https://www.sgandrew.com/|
|Angeline Teo||Executive Coach|
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|Apelles Poh||Financial Advisory|
|Benjamin Ang||Advocate of Life Insurance in Asia||http://www.asiaadvisersnetwork.com/|
|Bernadette Chua||Business Culture Consultant||http://www.thedreamcatalyst.com/|
|Brenda Goh ||Makeover Photography||http://www.themakeoverinc.com.sg/|
|Cayden Chang||Value Investing||http://mindkinesis.com/|
|Chia Chien Wei ||Educator|
|Chris Chen Wai Teck ||Financial Service Director|
|Chris Chew||Food & Beverage|
|Christopher Tock ||Digital Marketing Strategist||http://www.socialgrooves.com/|
|Chua Kim Leong||Cryptocurrency Trainer|
|Collin Seow ||Author||https://www.collinseow.com|
|Constance Lim||Life Coach|
|David Seen||Financial Service Director|
|Dominic Peters||Marketer of industrial properties||http://www.savills.com.sg/|
|Edmund Khong||Children Entertainer||https://www.captaindazzle.com/|
|Eric Seah||Leadership by Example|
|Ernest Tan||Master Money Coach|
|Eugene Seah||Personal Branding Coach||http://eugeneseah.com/|
|Eunice Tan||People Connector||https://jpsconsultancy.com/|
|Han Kok Kwang||Entrepreneur|
|James Yap||Master of Networking|
|Jensen Siaw||Star Speaker||https://www.jensensiaw.com/|
|Jerome Joseph||Global Speaker and Consultant||http://jeromejoseph.com/|
|Joseph Chew||Financial Advisory||http://ippfa.com/|
|Joseph Wong||Expert Author||http://www.traininggearasia.com/|
|Ken Chee||Chairman, 8 Holdings||https://8iholdings.com/|
|Lars Voedisch||Public Relations Strategist||http://www.preciouscomms.com/|
|Loh Teck Kwang||Facilitator||https://www.facebook.com/pareto.sg?fref=ts|
|Maxine Teo||Colourful Inspirer||http://www.maxacademy.com.sg/|
|Millie Leung||Women Empowerment||http://millieleung.com/|
|Moon Loh||Pro Recruiter||http://moonloh.com/|
|Murshidah Said||Life Transformer||http://murshidahsaid.com/|
|Ng Choon Seng||Master Facilitator||http://idialogue.sg/|
|Nick Jarvis Tan||Regional Trainer||http://www.nickjarvistan.com/|
|Nick Tan||Virtual Reality Innovator||http://www.360VRasia.com|
|Ooi Lay Yong||Fitness Innovator||https://www.gymnasticbodies.com.sg|
|Patrick Chang||Retirement Planner|
|Phoon Kok Hwa||Publisher||https://candidcreation.com|
|Ram Dubey||Driven Counsellor|
|Raymond Zheng||Cryptocurrency Trainer|
|Richard Eng||Real Estate Strategist|
|Richard Gavriel||Associate Director|
|Richard Giam||Fund Raiser||http://rainmakerz.sg/|
|Samuel Seow||Celebrity Lawyer||http://www.sslawcorp.com/|
|Sara Mei Woo||Woman Champion|
|Serene Zhao||Social Marketing|
|Sim Peck Cheng||Authentic Listener|
|Sylvia Tham||Master of Ceremony||http://emceesylvia.com/|
|Teo Peiru||Deep Innovator||https://www.peiruteo.com/|
|Teo Yong Song||Training & Development|
|Terence Chiew ||MVP Advocate||https://www.linkedin.com/in/terencechiew/|
|Thng Beng Hooi||Trainers' Trainer||https://www.abmaximus.com/|
P.S. I’ve tried to find as many social media links of the winners via Google as possible, but due to the common names, there might be some mistakes. So if you are one of the winners looking at this list and want to add in or correct the links, please do leave your comments here!
MIS Glittering Awards’ Night
Here’s a video of the MIS Glittering Awards’ Night held at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel by Techielobang Joe Teh.
1/2 of #TheEpiphanyDuplet, Tiffany Yong juggles her ABCs – Acting, Blogging and Coaching/Consulting as she is fuelled by passion and drive to succeed.
It is not easy to make a living in Singapore just purely based on Acting, so with Blogging to help her with her online presence, and Coaching kids drama, private tutoring and freelance social media consulting to finance her life, she is currently leading the life most people hope to have: Living the Dream!