The entrepreneurial journey in Vietnam’s public relations industry : The motivation, the role, the challenges

Presentation at International Conference on Communication & Media Studies 2021 Conference. Toronto, Canada. 2021. View the presentation here: Abstract With the increased importance of SMEs, especially in the Asia Pacific…

Inspiration, passion, and self-recognition: What it takes to work in the PR industry

I recently spoke with The Industry Leaders about the PR industry. The interview suggests that many people don’t give it the credit it’s due and hopes to show its importance…

Using social media during communication crisis in Vietnam?

Crisis communication is attracting more interest in the modern world of communications. Digitalization and the advancement of Internet has given consumers the privilege to respond to brand’s messages. Sometimes, these…

The five-year journey of my agency, EloQ Communications

This year marks the fifth anniversary of EloQ Communications (formerly Vero IMC), my public relations and marketing agency based in Vietnam, and I’m glad to share here its story.  Over its course,…

Cultural implications in public relations

There’s a little context on the public relations industry, and how in its very infancy, it has faced a lot of negative attitudes. I was interviewed by a young yet…

My dream to bring Vietnam’s PR industry name out to the world

Here is my interview conducted with Startup.info to shed light on entrepreneurship, its difficulties and advice for new startups in the PR industry. Startup.info is the first collaborative magazine dedicated…

Assessing entrepreneurial motivations: From the perspectives of Vietnamese founders in the public relations industry

Presentation at the ninth International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Business Management (ICEBM). Jakarta, Indonesia. 2020. View the presentation here: Abstract With the increased importance of SMEs, especially in the Asia…

[Preview] To grow or not to grow: The founder’s choice in Vietnam’s public relations industry

Presentation at Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) 2020 Conference. Toronto, Canada. 2020. Abstract The entrepreneurial factors that influence a company’s growth are managerial traits, motivations, and roles.…

It’s time for PR people to ‘PR’ for themselves

Although PR agencies make a living from beating the drums for others, hardly do they know how to advertise for themselves. Eight or nine out of ten PR agencies have…

What does PR do exactly, and is it essential?

Singaporean newspaper The Strait Times recently completed a survey on people’s perception of essential jobs. The result shows that public relations (PR) was ranked third in the top 5 of…