If there is one campaign that can jolt me back into blogging – it is this one. I gotta say – SMART just topped an already impressive line-up of international celebrities. Of course, this is no surprise as they teamed up with PublicityAsia who made a Superstar line-up for clothing brand Penshoppe with a roster that includes Zac Efron, Mario Maurer, and One Direction.
As SMART’s first ever Hollywood A-List brand ambassador, Chris is the perfect face for their “Live Smarter for a Better World” campaign. Who better can inspire people to commit to sustainable actions with lasting, positive impact to society and encourage people to ignite their passions to help change the world for the better than Captain America himself.
“There’s nothing like the current challenges the world is facing to make us all realize that we are all interconnected, and that our personal actions have broader impact. Through our “Live Smarter for a Better World” initiative, it is our aim to create that spark in everyone to help change the world for the better rather than just settling for ‘good’,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, Smart Communications’ President and CEO.
There are hundreds of rewards cards in the market right now. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating but it feels that way whenever I check out my mom’s wallet. Personally, I only use the one that earns points from flights but everything else seem like a nuisance because I get to redeem the points from specific stores only.
Then comes the MVP Rewards Card for PLDT, SMART, SUN, and TNT subscribers. More than just a rewards card, this doubles up as a prepaid debit card that lets you earn points that are good as cash and lets you redeem them wherever VISA is acceptable here and even abroad. You can even use it as a tap card when paying for toll fees in the Cavite Expressway.
Anyone who travels would tell you that the most important thing to secure before any trip is a reliable data connection. Apart from being able to connect with friends and family via your social media accounts, it is imperative that you have ready access to maps, translator apps, or even just to image search that item that you are having a hard time describing to a local due to language barriers. Once, I had to show a waitress in Hong Kong an image of Coke as I thought she did not understand me when I was ordering because she kept saying “Cora, Cora”. Turns out that what she meant was Cola after we agreed on the google image that I showed her.
Filipino gamers and fans are set to level up their gaming experience like never before as Smart powers Manila Masters, the country’s biggest international Esports tournament, dishing out awesome treats and experiences for subscribers.
Spearheaded by Mineski Events Team and backed by ESL Gaming, the premier gaming event will gather eight of the best DOTA 2 teams from around the world to battle it out for the lion’s share of the USD250,000 prize pool at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on May 26 to 28, 2017. The celebrated squads include EG, OG, Newbee, Team Secret, Invictus Gaming, Team NP, Faceless, and the Philippines’ very own representative, Clutchers.
Win tickets, exciting prizes
Aside from the tournament, Manila Masters 2017 will gather some of the best shoutcasters from all over the world, and feature side activities such as a meet-and-greet with the participating teams, a cosplay competition, and exciting games. Smart users can get a chance to be part of the awesome spectacle and score Manila Masters tickets by following Smart’s official accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@LiveSmart).
Moreover, gamers and fans headed to Manila Masters 2017 can get a chance to take home exciting prizes at the DOTA 2-themed Smart base, where cosplayers will bring to life popular DOTA 2 heroes and showcase life-size items from the game.
It is very important these days to have a fast and reliable mobile service. Just as important is being able to easily keep track of your usage so you don’t run out of juice when you need it the most. With SMART, I can be at any Starbucks in the Metro working while watching the latest episodes of Mr. Robot on iFlix or I can be traveling to Baguio hunting Pokemons and I still get the same stable mobile data connection. I can track via My Smart app how much data I have left, check my balance, sign-up to promos and add-ons, and even top-up my credit making sure that I get through all my planned activities with no interruptions.
After Mamma Mia, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera – I have always said that the only other foreign musicals that I will be going out of my way for, should they come to Manila, are The Lion King, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables.
On March 2016, I am about to tick one of my dream musicals off my list as producer Cameron Mackintosh announced via press release, “After its Sydney and Brisbane run, I’m delighted to be bringing this new version to Manila in March, with a wonderful cast that includes the current London star playing Fantine, acclaimed Philippine actress Rachelle Ann Go…”