#CreateNewTraditions this holiday season with Globe
December 7, 2016
The spirit of Christmas in the country is one of the most celebrated traditions. Since I was a kid, we prepared our plans for Christmas as early as September.
Last Friday, December 2, Globe Telecom threw a thanksgiving dinner to members of traditional and online media, and also launched wonderful products to their postpaid and prepaid subscribers for Wonderful World of Globe 12. We’re excited upon learning new offerings to all Globe subscribers.
We also took a tour of Globe Iconic Store. I was amazed about the fantastic Chrome key studio which we tried to strike a pose behind the green screen.
“Christmas is all about spreading cheer and creating new memories. We are happy to be part of every Filipino family’s celebration and enable them to create new traditions that will last them for many more holiday seasons to come,” says Globe President and CEO, Ernest Cu.
If you have relatives who are working abroad or OFW, Globe in partnership with Unilab brings fresh opportunities to ensure the wellness of your family no matter the distance. They can purchase RiteMed medicines at Philippine prices and have it delivered to their dependents back home. Unilab’s retail partner MedExpress ensures the fulfillment of the orders. Also, Globe also provides the international hotline support for its overseas customers.
With KonsultaMD, a 24/7 online health consultation service manned by licensed Filipino doctors. One of the best things is that it’s accessible anytime and you get accurate answers to all your health-related inquiries. Overseas Filipinos can call up to 5 Globe numbers, unlimited for only HK $129 for 30 days together with unlimited access to Filipino doctors for medical consultation. They can also send e-gift cards via email and SMS to gift their families with special treats thru SariSariPH.
I’ve been into binge-watching lately while working. Globe gives new ways to enjoy mobile content from sports, entertainment, games and music.
They recently partnered with microblogging site, Twitter along with NBA. They give the customers access to exclusive programs, streamed live on the social media site. Globe is the first advertising partner in Asia for the NBA Live programs that will exclusively air on Twitter.
Watching movies and series are made more convenient too with Globe Studios and HOOQ. This collaboration brings the most-awaited, star-studded series, On The Job (OTJ). A spin-off from the original On The Job blockbuster hit by Erik Matti, the OTJ crime thriller series will be available on HOOQ early 2017.
Globe also introduces its first step in offering digital learning to millions of its customers by supporting YouTube Kids — a family-friendly app built with parents and children in mind. Families can now enjoy YouTube Kids with seamless connection from Globe, whether at home or on-the-go. You can bond with your kids and family right in the comforts of your own home.
On gaming, the partnership with Globe and Niantic has resulted to 340 new Pokestops in select Globe reload stations and 241 gyms in Globe stores. Both companies continue to work closely to give customers an even richer Pokemon Go experience. Some of the things to look forward to include exciting Pokemon merchandise that will be available in Globe stores in time for Christmas.
Finally, Globe also welcomes its latest partner, Tribe. Tribe currently offers live and on-demand content with a wide selection of Korean entertainment shows from KBS world and tvN, anime shows from Aniplus, LIVE e-Sports events via eGG channel, and action and Asian Thriller programs from KIX and Thrill channels. The brand aims to go beyond being just a platform for fans to watch their shows by creating immersive experiences for the different communities through events, contests, and viewing parties for like-minded individuals to connect. Tribe is now available for a 30-day free trial and for just P30/week or P69/month afterwards.
Having kris kringle in our team, we make sure that we bought gifts. With the hassle of traffic in Manila, you can buy stuff through Globe myBusiness’ DigiMall, powered by Shopify. It’s now easier to purchase gifts for your family and friends through these online shops. Customer can browse through items even on mobile! Globe myBusiness will even help you start your very own online shop through its partnership with Shopify and its slew of digital solutions for the modern entrepreneur.
I got surprised during the event when they announced that everyone who have Globe Rewards points can easily purchase their favorite H&M items with up to 50% off on selected items from December 19 to December 31, 2016.
Entrance to Palace Pool club events is also covered with Globe Rewards and customers can bring up to 2 guests each for free from December 15 to 31. One can also get Php200 off their GrabCar rides from November 25 to December 31 by using the promo code GLOBEREWARDS.
Nothing beats family time at home during Christmas. Create new ways to entertain your family and make them come home to wonderful with Globe Broadband. You can now create your own plan, or you can choose from all the bundles available. These bundles come with a device, whether it be a 40-inch Full-HD Smart TV, Chromecast, or Playstation 4. You can enjoy wonderful content such as Netflix, HOOQ, and NBA League Pass FREE for 6 months.
During WWGXII, we have a sneak peek of second major collaboration by Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatrical. As they bring to life Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol. A timeless musical show, Menken & Ahren’s version of The Christmas Carol musical is set to give the audience an unforgettable show accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra. With its wonderful songs and touching story, Filipinos can now have a new holiday tradition to look forward to.
Star Wars Rogue One is also set to be a certified hit as it premieres in theaters on December 15. Apart from exclusive block screenings, Star Wars fans can also dress in galactic fashion with the new limited Star Wars apparel only available at the Globe ICONIC store. Reservations are accepted as there are only limited pieces per design. Interested customers can just go to the Globe ICONIC store.
With the confirmation of Coldplay’s concert, fans are in for some exciting on-ground events as the country counts down to the most awaited show on April 4, 2017. To start the Adventure of A Lifetime with Coldplay, Globe will host a series of #GlobeColdplay Sessions for everyone to experience Coldplay and their music in full technicolor with a day full of arts, activities, and performances from well-known artists in the music industry.
Lastly, Filipinos are in for an exciting 2017 ahead as the leading internet television network, Netflix, will soon premiere the story of the turbulent lives of the characters in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Globe Broadband customers get 6 months free access to binge-watch with friends and family. Customers who get a new myLifestyle postpaid plan with a Huawei GR3, P9, or Mate 8 also get 6 months free access.
Make this holiday season truly wonderful and create new traditions with Globe.
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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