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4 Social Media Trends to look out for in 2017!

We regularly question and discuss around this topic: What will the future of social media look like? You might already be familiar with the way our social media industry has changed in 2016 — several new features added, a change in consumer preferences etc. Looking forward into 2017, we have analyzed and narrowed down a few of the social media trends that you should keep your eye on this New Year!

 

  1. The rise of live video content

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It is clear that there is now a real shift in social media storytelling. As seen from the success of YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook Live etc., live video content is now prioritized as the authentic way to connect with followers and it has gathered more engagement than any other content format. Even news sources nowadays are beginning to cite Facebook Live for real-time coverage of major events! More developments that you should get excited about would be Live 360 on Facebook that was recently launched, whereby viewers can totally immerse in the surroundings of what they watch — even from behind their screen.

Last month, Bloggerati by Nuffnang, Charlotte Lum, has also hopped onto the bandwagon and did an interactive Q&A using Facebook Live on Nuffnang´s Facebook page! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/livexcharlotte

 

  1. The Battle of the Artificial Intelligence lenses & filters

From the iconic (or perhaps, over-used?) dog filters to puking rainbows, there is no doubt that Snapchat’s selfie lenses have created an overwhelming sensation in 2016.

And of course, we can expect other social media platforms to catch up with the trend and compete with these filters once unique to Snapchat. We have already seen Facebook experimenting with lenses and masks for their Facebook Live users, and we believe that the battle of the facial filters could really heat up in 2017!

Here are some of our Churp Churp Alphas & Bloggeratis by Nuffnang having fun with the Snapchat facial filters when they take selfies! ☺

(@melinairwan)

(@kathleenkong)

(@nicole.choo)

  1. The Mainstreaming of Chatbots

Customer service through social media is huge already, but we believe that it would grow even bigger in 2017. The convenience of social media also means that people bring their complaints onto social media when they are on the go, without further hesitation. Any delay or unresponsiveness to these complaints on social media would reflect badly on the company! With this, more companies are turning to Chatbots to communicate with their customers or answer frequently asked questions. This allows customers to reach the assistance that they need faster and easier, rather than being placed on hold or having to wait for a returned email.

 

  1. Social Media Advertising becomes more powerful than it already is

Thankfully, the internet has given small and big businesses the opportunity to expand their sales volumes and reach out to their customer base even more effectively. People come onto social media to follow personalities as well as brands so engaging in social media advertising might just be one of the best moves you can do for your business this year!

Even brands such as Sony have worked with our Alpha, Brianna (@briannawonggg) to reach out to their target audience using social media campaigns!

Hope these social media trends gave you a head start to where your company´s marketing strategy should invest in and got you all geared up for what’s to come in the social media world in 2017.

We´re excited about new changes and trends this year and we hope you are too!

Till next time, Churpers :)



2015 in a Flash…Happy New Year Churpers!

   Category: Alpha, Announcement |

Whooshhhh time’s been passing way too fast, can you believe 2-0-1-6 is just in a matter of days?! With 2015 coming to an end, let’s put aside some time as we reflect on all the moments we had this year, whether they’ve been good or bad :)

As for Churp Churp, we are glad to say it’s been pretty smooth-sailing for us…here are some highlights of the year and the fun times we had!

Netccentric IPO
A new milestone was reached for the Netccentric team as we got listed on ASX!

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Amidst our busy schedules, we still made time for some fun and bonding with our Alphas at Churp Churp’s community events – Get high at Amped Trampoline ParkScrapbook making with Paper MarketLaser Tag with G Warfare :)

The year where SG50 dominated all day err day! Proud to be part of our nation’s grand birthday celebration as the exclusive blog community & agency :D
The year where SG50 dominated! We are proud to be part of our nation’s grand birthday celebration together with Nuffnang Singapore as the exclusive blog community & agency. We had first-dips at NDP2015 and also had the chance to contribute meaningfully by packing NDP Fun packs with our alphas, bloggers and Netccentric staff altogether!

Our alphas too shared their heartfelt wishes for Singapore on this significant day.

Our Alphas and their furbabies made it to Clubpets’ Furnomenal issue! Boy was it a crazily fun shoot with so many adorable pets in the scene!
Our Alphas (@missamandaleong, @missgoob, @caleen, @constancelaujm, @decadentdrama, @jocinaaa and @dorasoh to name a few) and their furbabies made it to Clubpets’ 50 Furnomenal issue! Boy was it a crazily fun shoot with so many adorable pets in the scene!

Nuffnang had its first ever Bloggers Conference which was a success! Our Alphas and Bloggeratis were given a greater insight into the ever-changing digital landscape and how they can be on the ball of things.
Nuffnang had its first ever Bloggers Conference which was a success! Our Alphas and Bloggeratis were given a greater insight into the ever-changing digital landscape and how they can be on the ball of things.

Ahoy mates! We spent our Christmas on board…A SHIP! A really cosy & special #NuffnangChurpmas with our fellow Alphas and Bloggeratis :D
Ahoy mates! We spent our Christmas on board…A SHIP! A really cosy & special #NuffnangChurpmas with our fellow Alphas and Bloggeratis :)

Spotted our Alphas @brenwho @missamandaleong @missgoob @jhwphay @nakedgloryvera in 8 Days & iWeekly? In partnership with Mount Faber Leisure Group, they got to be High on Celebrations!
Spotted our Alphas @brenwho @missamandaleong @missgoob @jhwphay @nakedgloryvera in 8 Days & iWeekly? In partnership with Mount Faber Leisure Group, they got to be High on Celebrations and join in the festivities 😀

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Ended the year with a bang at our annual Christmas cookout & party! It was a cosy gathering indeed together as one Netccentric family.

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Happy New Year Churpers!
Cheers to a GREATER & BRIGHTER year ahead for you & your loved ones!



A peek into Nuffnang’s financials

   Category: Announcement |

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Hello Everyone,

Today, as I was updating my personal plans for 2015, I received news that misinformation about Nuffnang, one of Netccentric’s core businesses, has been spreading on social media.

I’m intrigued by the sudden interest in the financial aspects of our businesses, especially as we count down to the New Year, and thought it presented a WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to share, with those interested, MORE!

All information that I’m sharing with you today is publicly available, but the purpose of this clarification is to tell you WHERE to look. ☺

What is Netccentric?

Netccentric is the group of businesses that both Timothy Tiah and I founded in 2006. We started it with S$65,800.

  1. We have offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, China and the UK.
  2. We have about 200 full-time employees.
  3. Netccentric has over a dozen social media-related subsidiaries including: Nuffnang, ChurpChurp, Ripplewerkz, Reelity.TV and, mobile blogging application, Dayre.
  4. We have not received any outside funding.
  5. We have no loans from banks or financial institutions.
  6. The company has grown organically using self-generated profits over the years.
  7. No further capital was injected, hence our paid up capital of Netccentric is still $65,800.

Below, is a simplified corporate organizational chart of our company.

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Why talk about Netccentric when people are asking about Nuffnang?

Without doubt, Nuffnang is the most recognizable brand within the Netccentric group.

However, Nuffnang tells only one part of the story.

Because of how we have structured the companies, its financial health, and that of the group, can only be ascertained by understanding Netccentric Pte Ltd’s CONSOLIDATED group numbers.

WOW! Does that mean you are going to tell me how much Netccentric makes and has in the bank account?

Erm, no.

The group has a complicated structure with lots of accounting and reporting lines.

There is no requirement for the group to be audited, so we only have internal consolidated numbers, which are for internal consumption.

Then what are you going to give us!!!???

I will give you just a snapshot of our business’s performance in two key markets: Singapore and Malaysia. (A significant proportion of our revenue comes from five other countries BUT I’m happy to share our Singaporean and Malaysian figures.)

Netccentric, Nuffnang, now Nom Nom???

As I mentioned before, we have over a dozen subsidiaries, so it’s not easy to explain.

But, in Singapore and Malaysia, ALL REVENUE that we make for NUFFNANG AND CHURPCHURP, is billed through NOM NOM MEDIA.

We consider revenue from Churpchurp as relevant, because Nuffnang sells our influencers’ blogs, but Churpchurp handles all their other social media platforms. Revenue from Reelity.TV is negligible at this point, since it is a startup.

Nom Nom Media, the official digital media reseller for Nuffnang and ChurpChurp in Singapore and Malyasia, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Netccentric.

Put another way, Nom Nom Media is the sales agent of Nuffnang and ChurpChurp in Singapore and Malaysia.

Below is a chart that illustrates the relationship between Nom Nom, Nuffnang, ChurpChurp, and ReelityTV.

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As you can see, all money received for influencer marketing campaigns is billed through Nom Nom Media. The profit we make, therefore, does not rely on one company, but all three together. At the same time, our cash in bank balances, should be a sum of all three and not one.

The numbers
Below a snapshot of the numbers. You’re welcome to purchase a full set from the official registries.

Revenue FY2013*

Nom Nom Media Malaysia- RM 10,894,902
Nom Nom Media Singapore- SGD 1,810,621

Profit FY2013*

Nom Nom Media Malaysia- RM 358,585
Nom Nom Media Singapore- SGD 69,787

Cash in bank as of 31 December 2013*

Nom Nom Media Malaysia- RM 526,969
Nuffnang Malaysia- RM 157,338
ChurpChurp Media Malaysia- RM 226,928

Nom Nom Media Singapore- SGD 64,024
Nuffnang Singapore- SGD 26,899
Churpchurp Singapore- SGD45,421

*Numbers are based on 31 December 2013 accounts as audited by K J Tan & Co in Singapore and Ahmad Abdullah and Goh in Malaysia.

What about 2014?

2014 has been an extraordinary year for Netccentric.

We have seen GROUP CONSOLIDATED Revenues rise in excess of 25%! (I’m being conservative, because they are unaudited as yet.) Profits have seen EVEN BETTER growth.

All of this has been achieved on the back of a diversified business built on sound values and principles, a wonderful and dynamic young team, and our industry partners and clients.

Final note

Writing out this note at the end of the year with so much happening around us has left me in a pensive mood.

I am happy and proud of our achievements as a company, but all this must be taken in context of what is happening elsewhere.

I am proud that a staff-driven initiative for Malaysian flood relief has been executed on our Nuffnang Malaysian blog network just today. I do hope it will drive donations and awareness to our chosen partner charity, Mercy Malaysia.

In addition to that, I ask you all, to give a moment of prayer and thought for the families and loved ones of the victims on board Air Asia QZ8501.

I wish one and all, safe travels, a joyful New Year celebration with your families, and a splendid 2015.

Yours Sincerely,
Cheo Ming Shen
CEO
The Netccentric Group



The very new Facebook Seeding

   Category: Announcement, Campaign, Latest Update |

Hello Churpers!

It’s been a while eh? Well, we’re back with something exciting for you guys again! Like… A new way to earn some extra rewards!
We’ve recently launched something called the Facebook Seeding, which is very similar to Social Seeding. Let Churpie walk you through the process!

1. If you’re the lucky chosen Churper, you’d see the campaign on your Rewards Page

2. Read through the instructions, and don’t forget to authorize your Facebook Page!

3. Draft your sample message as per how you’d draft a Social Seeding message (but YAY! No word limit this time round cause it’ll be posted onto Facebook)


4. Send in for approval and check back for email for approval


5. Once approved, copy message and post it to your Facebook timeline (Please ensure that your post is set as “Public”!)

6. Retrieve the permalink of your post (to retrieve, look for timestamp of your posting and click into it) and submit it via the campaign page


7. TADAH! Wait for your rewards to be credited!

Easy peasy. Get started now!



This new ChurpChurp app makes easy, even easier.

   Category: Announcement |

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*NEWLY HATCHED*

The All New ChurpChurp App Makes Sharing & Earning Incredibly Easy!

ChurpChurp is finally on the go! Ever missed out when it comes to ChurpChurp movie premieres and getting rewarded from campaigns?

Keep up to date with the latest campaigns wherever you are and get rewarded without needing to log on to your computer. Ka-ching!

Keep tabs on what’s happening in the community with the “News” feature; be the first to know about our movie premieres, contests and community events!

As a newly hatched app, we also want Churpers to be part of our app journey! We’d be happy to hear your feedback or let us know of any bugs you encounter!

Download ChurpChurp app on the App Store and Google Play today!

Cheers!
The Churp Team



Relief for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda – Do your part and donate

   Category: Announcement, Charity |

Dear Churpers,

Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) has taken over the news ever since it hit the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013, where more than 600,000 people have now been displaced by the storm across the country and with no access to food, water or medicine. The numbers of the dead and injured are in the thousands now, and worse still, the list keeps getting longer every day.

We are deeply saddened by this tragedy, but there’s more we can do than to keep them in our prayers. As such, Churp Churp is organizing a regional donation drive to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and we urgently appeal to all of you in our wonderful Churp Churp community to come together and do our part to help those in need.

From now till 22 December 2013, you can do your part and contribute to our fund in just a few simple steps, by donating either a portion of your Churp Churp earnings, or via Paypal!

1. Head over to your Churp Churp dashboard.

2. Look for the “[URGENT] Donate to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan!” campaign and click it.

3. Choose the denomination you would like to donate. The options are: $2, $5, $10 and $50. Please tick the box if you would like to donate anonymously. (We will be featuring the names of all the donors at the end of this campaign, in recognition of your generosity).

4. You will receive a confirmation email.

5. The amount will then be deducted from your current earnings.

There! Imagine that, with these 5 easy steps, you could easily help a starving child, a sick man or a dying woman.

Alternatively, you can also click on the link choose to donate via Paypal, where you can choose from a total of 12 charities to contribute to.

If you’ve been thinking, “I should do something to help the victims of this disaster”, well, today is the day you stop thinking, and start doing! The collection period for this donation drive is from the 22nd of November to the 22nd of December 2013, after which we will donate the total amount raised to Red Cross Philippines.

We know our community is capable of doing great things together, so do your part and help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan today. We thank you in advance for your generosity, and for being a part of this good cause!



The new, reimagined Churp Churp site!

   Category: Announcement, Contest, Latest Update, News |

Saying goodbye is always hard, but change is necessary because new is ALWAYS better.

So let us all bid goodbye to the old, outdated Churp Churp website, and welcome the newly revamped ChurpChurp.com!

*Drumroll*

What do you think? AMAZING isn’t it? This is our cleanest, sleekest and most elegant design yet, and we’re really proud of it!

Check out how much we’ve improved since the beginning of time (okay maybe since Churpie was born):

We’ve also made sharing campaigns easier and cleaner too, with straight-to-the-point, step by step guides for you Churpers!

Once you’ve shared campaigns and earn some moolah, click over and check out some of our new features:

1. Discover Page

Our Discover Page has gone from cool to AWESOME! Now you can view multiple interesting posts at one go!

2. About Us

Who or what is ChurpChurp? How big is our community? What do we actually DO?! Find out all you need to know here at the ‘About Us’ page!

3. Alphas


Alphas unite! Say hello to our new and sleek Alpha page!

4. Advertise

Keen to work together with Churp Churp? Check out our Advertise page where we walk you through Churp Churp with info graphs and case studies!

We have A LOT more new features, so feel free to explore the newly redesigned site yourself right here: www.churpchurp.com.

5. Our very own Churp Churp SG Facebook Page

We now have our very own Churp Churp SG Facebook Page! Like our page to follow our daily updates as well as upcoming events!

To celebrate our new site revamp and new Facebook Page, we have decided to give away 3 Churpie plushies to you guys!

THE CONTEST

1. Like our Facebook Page

2. Tell us which of the updated features in the new Churp Churp site is your favourite and why on our Page.

Example: For us, we love ALL the new features! the new Discover Page because we can see all the awesome posts at once now!

The 3 best comments will each win one Churpie plushie so type away now!

We hope you’re as excited about the makeover as we are! Share this exciting change with all your friends (invite them to join Churp Churp too!) on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and let’s hashtag all the updates with #TheNewChurp2 – The new chapter of Churp Churp.



New App – The Ultimate Friend Test

   Category: Announcement, Latest Update, News |

Have hundreds of friends on Facebook? How many of them do you actually know well? Challenge yourself now with The Ultimate Friend Test and see how well you score against your friends! Find out how well you know your “friends” by answering questions from their Facebook profiles!

Know who are your friends’ idols, birthdays, schools that they have attended or things that they like? Pick a friend that you’d like to challenge against and 4 mutual friends that you’d like to answer questions on.

Too easy for you? Get these expansion packs to unlock questions of a high level! It’s all free if you download it now!

The app is now available in App Store and Google Play. Download and find out if you’re The ULTIMATE Friend now!



It’s Bonus Wednesday time!

   Category: Announcement, Bonus Wednesday, Singapore |

Heya Churpers!

Don’t we all love Wednesdays? It means we’re halfway through the week, which kind of means we’re nearer to the weekends! To make the week a little more bearable, we’re introducing something awesome today – Bonus Wednesday!

Wait. What?!

Well, Bonus Wednesdays are randomly chosen Wednesdays when we give you 100% bonus reward for selected Social Sharing Campaigns up on ChurpChurp.com.

Look out for selected Social Sharing campaigns with the label “2x Rewards” every Bonus Wednesday to earn double the reward with every unique click!

This Wednesday, share about Lunamer, Macdonald’s The Spicy Faceoff, Little Red Cube and mioTV’s My Wacky Food Creation to be rewarded with SGD$0.40 per unique click!

What are you waiting for? Grab this chance to earn a little more so head over to our Rewards page and start sharing brand stories on your Twitter, Facebook and Blog now!

Remember to follow us on Twitter (@ChurpSG) to keep updated on when our next Bonus Wednesday will be on!

Have a good mid-week everyone!



Help Us Get To Know You Better!

   Category: Announcement, Singapore |

With more than 17,000 active Churpers around the country, it sure ain’t easy for us here at Churp Churp to get acquainted with each and every one of you. However, all hope is not lost as we came up with a way for us to get know you a little better with just a few clicks of your mouse!

First, click on the Manage Account tab on the toolbar to access your account preferences.

General Account Settings
If you haven’t already connected your social media accounts to Churp Churp, now’s the perfect time to do so! This will make campaign sharing a breeze as you can share campaign messages across multiple platforms with just one click.
Also, we added a section where you can add in your blog or website URL and share with us what other media platforms you are currently on so you’ll be the first in line to participate in the latest campaigns from us!

Please also make sure you update your Personal Details below so that we can assign campaigns that best fit you and your target audiences. For security reasons, we will need you to write in to our helpdesk should you wish to edit your payee name, IC number or address ya!

Account Preferences
We also made some tweaks to the Preferences tab where you can now tell us a little bit more about yourself in terms of your Language Preferences and Education level. This will surely come in handy in future campaigns to come!


Please also let us know your campaign preferences here so we can select the best type of campaigns for you to participate in!

That’s about it Churpers! A few steps in updating your account will translate into one giant leap in our efforts to make Churp Churp the awesomest social media community on the interwebs! Stay tuned for more exciting campaigns and updates heading your way soon! 😉