Bubble Motion Expands to the Philippines – Asia’s Most Social Market
Globe Telecom launches Bubbly – Bubble Motion’s leading social messaging service – enabling Filipinos to easily share updates with friends, family, fans and followers in their own voice.
MANILA, Philippines | SINGAPORE, (February 11, 2011) – Bubble Motion’s industry-leading social messaging service Bubbly has now launched in the Philippines through a strategic partnership with Globe Telecom. The launch of the Bubbly service introduces the red hot voice blogging phenomenon to the Philippines - frequently identified as Asia’s most socially-engaged country. Named Globe Voice Blog, the social messaging service makes it easy and fun for Filipinos to easily connect with celebrities and each other in getting their voices heard.
Already a phenomenon in India, Japan and Indonesia with over 7 million ‘bubblers’, Bubbly is configured like a ‘voice-based Twitter.’ The social messaging phone service enables people to easily record and share status updates with friends, family, fans and followers in their own voice using their mobile phone.
Authentic social media
“We believe voice blogging will bring a new level of emotional energy to social media in the Philippines,” said Rina Azcuna-Siongco, head of Value Added Services at Globe Telecom. “The authenticity of voice coupled with the Twitter-like ability to follow friends, family and celebs make Globe Voice Blog a perfect fit for our consumers.”
Celebrities and stars such as beloved motivational speaker Bo Sanchez and Yeng Constantino and Tutti Caringal of “Music Up Late Live” are using Bubbly to stay connected to their fans and followers. Some of the Philippines’ most recognized voices on the Web have also joined in the trend, including Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, Carlos Celdran of Celdrantours, motivational speaker Francis Kong, and Mae Paner aka Juana Change.
Beyond celebrities, everyday users can use the service to stay connected with friends, family and followers of all kinds, including:
• Super-fans (sport, celebrity, fashion) for connecting with those who share their passion
• Business owners for promoting products and services to their customers
• Religious leaders for inspiring their followers
• Community groups (schools, organizations) for informing and mobilizing their members
• Employers for keeping employees aligned and informed
• Subject matter experts (e.g. finance, politics, news) for sharing their expertise
• Everyday people for staying close with family and friends, both near and far
“Of all of the markets we’ve launched the Bubbly service, the Philippines perhaps excites me the most, given the fanatical enthusiasm the Filipino people have for embracing digital technology to socialize and build community.” said Thomas Clayton, Bubble Motion President and CEO. “We’re excited to be teaming with Globe in developing the most vibrant community of bubblers anywhere.”
How Globe Voice Blog Works:
It’s free, easy and fun for Globe customers to follow their favorite bubblers or start sharing their own updates.
To get started any Globe subscriber can dial **1 for free and start recording a status update. Followers everywhere will be notified by SMS and prompted to click and listen to the recorded update. To follow someone else, any Globe subscriber can dial **, followed by the phone number of the person they want to follow.
To follow celebrities, Globe users can dial a simple short code to become a follower, and receive SMS notifications whenever new status update are available. It’s free to follow anyone while standard airtime charges apply for dialing in to listen to status updates.
Celebrity Code to Dial
Bo Sanchez **8800
Francis Kong **8816
Carlos Celdran **8811
Empress Schuck **8005
Enchong Dee **8013
Gabe Mercado **8808
Grace Lee **8806
Jim Paredes **8812
Mae Paner (aka Juana Change) **8810
Lakwatsero Travel Blog **8809
Melissa Ricks **8009
Anton Diaz (Our Awesome Planet) **8803
Rayver Cruz **8002
Tricia Santos **8001
Yeng Constantino **8012
Tutti (of Protein Shake) **8003
To hear a menu of celebrities to follow, simply dial **3000 on any Globe phone, and start following all of your favourites for free.
About Bubble Motion
Bubble Motion is pioneering social communication for mobile phones. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly™ is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers. Bubbly is like ‘Twitter with a voice’ and brings social networking to mobile phones.
To learn more about Bubbly, visit http://www.bubblemotion.com/products-bubbly.html
About Globe Telecom
Globe is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.
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