ABACUS LAUNCHED BY SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST TO OFFER INSIDER’S LOOK INTO CHINA TECH INDUSTRY

A news brand covering China tech from the major players to the latest gadgets

NEW YORK, NY / HONG KONG (March 13, 2018) – The South China Morning Post, a global media company reporting on China and Asia for over a century, today announced the launch of Abacus (www.abacusnews.com), an English-language news brand and product covering the China tech industry. Abacus is led by Ravi Hiranand, who joined SCMP’s editorial leadership from CNN, and offers an insider’s look at the China tech revolution, highlighting the key players, emerging companies, hottest gadgets, and more through both editorial and multimedia storytelling. To celebrate the launch of Abacus, Hiranand and SCMP Head of Product Malcolm Ong, will ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell this Friday.

With journalists in Hong Kong and mainland China, Abacus serves a global audience across multiple content categories:

  • Big Guns – news on all of China’s tech giants
  • Start-Ups – the newest companies on the scene
  • Digital Life – from viral trends to the Great Firewall, everything on the minds of Chinese netizens
  • Future Tech – a sneak peek at new products and technologies in the pipeline
  • Reviewed – expert appraisals of the latest consumer gadgets
  • Tried & Tested – putting apps and gadgets head to head to see which works best for you
  • Who Is & What Is – in-depth profiles of the biggest names in China tech

“After over a century of reporting on China, SCMP is proud to launch a new platform that offers our global audience a window on the rapid innovation in this part of the world,” said SCMP Chief Executive Officer Gary Liu. “Abacus and its editorial team will deliver breadth and depth of technology coverage, and a plurality of views to serve the curiosities of our readers. This new product will provide an ‘expert’s take’ on the growing global influence of China’s tech giants and new upstarts.”

“Thanks to China’s local culture, the sheer size of its population, and government regulations, China’s tech scene has evolved in ways very different from the rest of the world,” said Abacus Executive Producer Ravi Hiranand. “For example, the vast spread of mobile payment and QR codes has no parallel anywhere else. Gone are the days when every Chinese trend had a Western counterpart. And that’s where Abacus comes in: our goal is to share what’s happening in China and why it matters to the rest of the world.”

“In the past, China’s primary role in the global tech industry was manufacturing products for global companies. Times have changed,” said Malcolm Ong, Head of Product at SCMP and Abacus. “Today, China’s rapidly-evolving tech sector is spearheaded by cutting-edge innovation and home-grown tech titans that are projected to reshape the industry. We built Abacus from the ground up with a modern, bold user experience to show readers how this industry is impacting the globe.”


Abacus is also launching a robust US social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and will offer readers a “Best of Abacus” newsletter that highlights the top stories of the week.

Quick facts about the China tech industry:

  • There are more than 772 million internet users in China – the largest internet population in the world.
  • Ninety seven percent of internet users in China see the smartphone as their primary internet connection device.
  • Chinese consumers spend 50 times more on mobile payments than their American counterparts.
  • Tencent is the world’s largest gaming company.
  • The Chinese gaming market brought in 30 billion US dollars in revenue in 2017, which is nearly three times the North American box office revenue in 2016.

 

Source: Abacus

 

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ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. The SCMP teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. SCMP is committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. The company’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and its mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. SCMP develops news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by the principle of “Truth and Fairness”. Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories. Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper. Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. SCMP is also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST INTRODUCES NEW IDENTITY

 

HONG KONG & NEW YORK, 6 February 2018 – The South China Morning Post today introduced a new corporate identity, signifying its evolution from a storied newspaper into a global media company. The launch includes a redesign of the South China Morning Post broadsheet and its digital products as well as a new corporate logo.

From a regional newspaper, the South China Morning Post has grown into a news media organisation available to readers and users across multiple channels, platforms and formats. It has now become necessary for its identity to be recognisable and adaptable across all of these.

The new identity also enables the South China Morning Post to highlight its roots, legacy and future. Drawing inspiration from Hong Kong’s rich maritime heritage, the yellow-and-blue logo is an iteration of the international signal flag Kilo, which means “I want to communicate with you”. This reflects a foundational purpose of a news company like the South China Morning Post.

The new look’s two-pane design also highlights the importance of understanding the world from both sides of the story, which is key to truth and fairness. In addition, the new identity, which graphically resembles a broadsheet newspaper, pays tribute to SCMP’s legacy as Hong Kong’s paper of record for 114 years.

Mr. Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post, said, “The new branding represents the future of the South China Morning Post. Over the past few years, SCMP has stepped into significant change and our transformation is now accelerating as we become a global media company. As we grow into new marketplaces across multiple platforms, we need to have an identity that is simple, recognisable, and iconic – one that tells the story of who we are, where we have come from, and what we hope to achieve.”

He continued, “But even with this evolution, there is one thing that will never change. We will continue to safeguard SCMP’s unwavering commitment to our core editorial values – truthful, fair, independent journalism – which has been the hallmark of SCMP’s 114-year history.”

The story behind the new identity is detailed at a new microsite, new.scmp.com. Through digital storytelling, the site unveils the rationale behind the new corporate identity, the new digital possibilities as SCMP engages readers via compelling stories across multiple platforms, and SCMP’s reinvigorated editorial vision to lead the global conversation about China.

In conjunction with the new identity, SCMP is relocating its city office to Times Square in Causeway Bay. The new premises will take up approximately 100,000-square-feet of gross floor area over six floors. The office is an activity-based workspace, featuring social areas, huddle rooms, varied seating options, and an open atrium, among other features. The cohesive layout, collaborative spaces, and thematic social hubs are designed to improve internal communication, which will, in turn, foster deeper connections with the company’s stakeholders. Relocation to the city office begins this month and is slated for completion by December 2019. The Morning Post Centre will remain in Tai Po Industrial Estate where its printing presses are located.

Pictured here is the atrium of the new SCMP office at Times Squares, Causeway Bay. The new premises are an activity-based workspace based on a cohesive layout.

One of the thematic social hubs of the new SCMP office at Times Squares, Causeway Bay. The new premises are an activity-based workspace based on a cohesive layout.

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ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. The SCMP teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. SCMP is committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. The company’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and its mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”.

SCMP develops news content 24/7, driven by world-class journalists, editors, visual artists, photographers and videographers, all guided by the principle of “Truth and Fairness”. Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories. Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.

Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. SCMP is also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

For further information please contact: communications@scmp.com

SCMP Swoops Up Top Regional Media Accolades at WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards

HONG KONG 3 November 2017 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, has won four Gold awards, two Silvers and a Bronze at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2017, announced on Wednesday (1 Nov) in Singapore.

Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the Asian Digital Media Awards recognise and showcase media organisations for their benchmarking use of digital media and innovative content to engage readers. More than 50 media companies across Asia vied for the industry honours over various digital media categories. 

The SCMP’s accolades at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2017 are:

  • Best News Website – This Week In Asia – Gold
  • Best News Mobile Service – SCMP Mobile App – Gold
  • Best in Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Website – HK RACING – Gold
  • Best Data Visualisation Project – Belt and Road Initiative – Gold
  • Best News Website – SCMP.com – Silver
  • Best Data Visualisation Project – The Power of Your Passport – Silver
  • Best Data Visualisation Project – Bolts from the Blue – Bronze

(From left) Chow Chung-yan, SCMP Executive Editor; Darren Long, SCMP Head of Graphics; Malcolm Ong, SCMP Head of Product; and Ben Abbotts, Director, SCMP Digital Product Development, receive the awards at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2017 in Singapore.

 

These accolades follow the coveted Best Data Visualisation award that the SCMP Graphics team won at the World Digital Media Awards last month in Berlin. As recently as 2013, the SCMP has since amassed over 500 awards, including regional and international awards such as the above-mentioned World Digital Media Awards, the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards, the Malofiej International Infographics Awards, Society for News Design (SND) Awards, PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards and the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards, among others – cementing SCMP’s position as Hong Kong’s most awarded media company.  The Asian Digital Media Awards 2017 were jointly presented by Google and WAN-IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s press. 

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact:    communications@scmp.com

SCMP’s Data Visualisation Package Triumphs at Coveted World Digital Media Awards

HONG KONG and NEW YORK, 11 October 2017 – “Belt and Road Initiative”, a visual explainer created by the South China Morning Post, was named the Best Data Visualisation Project at the World Digital Media Awards, announced yesterday at the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin. This top honour is a valuable addition to the array of over 500 accolades that the SCMP has won in the past five years.

Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the SCMP project bested all contenders from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and India for the top prize. The World Digital Media Awards recognise news publishers around the globe for groundbreaking digital products that engage readers and contribute to online growth.

“It is our honour to be conferred such a prestigious award which highlights the SCMP’s commitment to excellence in journalism,” said Ms Tammy Tam, Editor-in-Chief of the SCMP. “I’m very proud of our Graphics team for conceptualising and developing ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, a compelling visual explainer that employs digital technologies to heighten our storytelling capabilities. This project embodies our mission to engage users in innovative narratives and infographics that deepen understanding and elevate thought.”

 

 

“Belt and Road Initiative” introduces readers to five ambitious projects, namely the direct rail link between China to the United Kingdom, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the freight train from China to Tehran, the Central Asia–China Gas Pipeline and the Khorgos Gateway connecting Kazakhstan to China by rail.  Please click here to access the package.

On top of the recent Best Data Visualisation honour, the SCMP has amassed over 500 accolades since 2013, including regional and international awards such as the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards, the Malofiej International Infographics Awards, Society for News Design (SND) Awards, PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards and the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards, among others.

WAN-IFRA is the global organisation of the world’s press. It derives its authority from its global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. (Source: WAN-IFRA website)

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact:   communications@scmp.com

 

Eight Unsung Heroes Celebrated at SCMP’s Fifth Spirit of Hong Kong Awards

HONG KONG, 4 October 2017 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, held its fifth Spirit of Hong Kong Awards (“the Awards”) presentation ceremony last Friday (29 Sep), honouring eight unsung heroes and enterprises for their contribution to the greater good of Hong Kong. The Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, graced the ceremony as the Guest of Honour.

Since its inception in 2013, the Awards have begun a tradition of celebrating Hong Kong’s very own unsung heroes for their inspiring journeys in overcoming adversities, contributing to the community, acts of self-sacrifice, innovating for good, cultural preservation, good corporate citizenship and entrepreneurship. It also garnered a host of community organisations that nominated ordinary yet exemplary citizens or enterprises. A total of 147 nominations were received this year, more than doubled from the previous year. With Sino Group’s generous sponsorship for the fifth consecutive year, the Awards gave voice to Hong Kong’s unsung heroes whose stories the SCMP has been sharing with readers on our digital platforms as well as print edition.

The fifth Spirit of Hong Kong Awards winners are:

  • Compassion Ambassador Award – Chin Pui-chun
  • Community Contribution Award – Elli Fu Nga-nei
  • Innovating for Good Award – Emily Tang
  • Cultural Preservation Award – Professor Robert S. Bauer
  • Overcoming Personal Challenge Award – David Cheung Wai-sun
  • Lion Rock Entrepreneur Award – Light of Raphael
  • Corporate Citizen Award – Theatre in the Dark
  • People’s Choice Award – Father John David Wotherspoon

At the fifth Spirit of Hong Kong Awards Presentation ceremony are (front row from left): Mr Comma Chan Hin-Wang (Theatre in the Dark, Corporate Citizen Award winner), Ms Emily Tang (Innovating for Good Award winner), Mr David Cheung Wai-sun (Overcoming Personal Challenge Award winner), Ms Elli Fu Nga-nei (Community Contribution Award winner), Guest of Honour Chief Executive of the HKSAR the Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam, Ms Chin Pui-chun (Compassion Ambassador Award winner), Professor Robert S. Bauer (Cultural Preservation Award winner), Mr Shum Hong-yuen (Light of Raphael, Lion Rock Entrepreneur Award winner), and Father John David Wotherspoon (People’s Choice Award winner)

(backrow from left): SCMP Chief Executive Officer Mr Gary Liu, Dr David J. Pang, Ms Anna Wu Hung-yuk, Sino Group Executive Director Dr Daryl Ng Win-kong, Sino Group General Manager Ms Nikki Ng Mien-hua, Ms Shelley Lee Lai-kuen, SCMP Editor-in-Chief Ms Tammy Tam and Mr James Blake

 

 

“The [Spirit of Hong Kong] annual awards, which began in 2013, celebrate the spirit of Hong Kong, illuminating some of the countless ways in which our 7.4 million people can come together as a community inspired by shared values and goals,” remarked the Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, at the ceremony. “Each awardee serves as a role model for what can be done.  Each shows us that a stubborn willingness to help others, to make a difference, can make all the difference. Collectively, this year’s Spirit of Hong Kong winners bring help, and more importantly hope, to the disabled and the elderly, minister to the sick, feed and help the homeless, and work to preserve our unique culture. For that, and so much more, we are humbled and grateful.”  

She continued, “And if we continue to work together for the common good, the spirit of Hong Kong will surely reward us all, long into the future.  My thanks to each and every one of this year’s nominees. You make me proud – you make us all proud – to call Hong Kong, this place, our home.”

Mr Gary Liu, SCMP CEO, addressed the nominees, finalists and winners at the ceremony, saying, “You are those who have extended a helping hand to those in need, who have found no excuses in adversities, who have innovated for the greater good, and who have fought to preserve our city’s unique culture and heritage. As Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, the South China Morning Post feels unbridled pride to give voice to you and your stories. I truly believe that the highest honour that each of us could bestow on you, is the promise to remember and share your stories, and to let them guide us to action and change in our own lives.”

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE, Destination Macau and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact: communications@scmp.com

SCMP APPOINTS MI LI AS HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETING

HONG KONG / NEW YORK, 27 September 2017 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, today announced the appointment of Ms. Mi Li to the position of Head of Global Marketing. Ms. Li will report to Chief Operating Officer Elsie Cheung and will spearhead audience and market development strategies to help heighten SCMP’s global brand presence. In addition to developing SCMP’s branding and communications strategies, Ms. Li will identify and leverage sponsorship, partnership and marketing synergy opportunities for the brand.

Ms. Li joins SCMP from the Financial Times (FT), where she was Global Head of Business Partnerships and Content Marketing, and a member of the FT’s Leadership Group in the United States. Ms. Li was also a founding member of the FT’s Audience Engagement team, which enhanced collaboration between its editorial team and commercial divisions. She also co-founded the FT’s Future of FinTech Awards, which was launched globally last year.

Prior to the FT, Ms. Li was Audience Development Director at The Fiscal Times and Marketing Manager at American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States. Ms. Li has established her thought leadership in global marketing and digital strategies and spoke at multiple international conferences such as Digital Innovators’ Summit and Digital Media Asia.

Ms. Li holds a B.A. in Journalism from the Communication University of China, and a M.A. in Strategic Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“Mi’s successful track record in audience engagement, customer acquisition, and business development bodes well for her new role at SCMP,” said Ms. Elsie Cheung, COO of South China Morning Post. “We firmly believe that her appointment will strengthen SCMP’s brand awareness and global presence whilst we maintain our commitment to creating best-in-class print and digital products.”

Ms. Li said, “It is a privilege to join SCMP as Head of Global Marketing. In the midst of news media’s rapid evolution, SCMP’s focus on adapting to an increasingly digital marketplace is both opportune and essential to the next level of growth. I look forward to bringing my experience at other storied publications to bear in elevating SCMP’s brand across the globe.”

 

       Mi Li, Head of Global Marketing,         South China Morning Post

 

 

 

 

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning PostSTYLE and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact:  communications@scmp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCMP APPOINTS MALCOLM ONG AS NEW HEAD OF PRODUCT

HONG KONG / NEW YORK, 28 August 2017 – South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Asia’s leading media company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Malcolm Ong to the new position of Head of Product. Reporting to CEO Gary Liu, Malcolm will helm SCMP’s product and engineering teams to drive the development of new consumer experiences and the innovation of SCMP’s editorial products. Malcolm has relocated from San Francisco to Hong Kong, SCMP’s global headquarters.

Malcolm joins SCMP from Lyft, an online ride-sharing platform that operates in over 550 cities in the US. He was instrumental in spearheading an array of product initiatives from new channel development to partnerships with Fortune 500 corporations. Under Malcolm’s stewardship, Lyft launched its first progressive web app, Amazon Fire app and Windows 10 app. Prior to Lyft, Malcolm was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund with over US$350 million in committed capital, where he advised a class of 30+ startups through the fund’s accelerator program. Before 500 Startups, Malcolm co-founded Skillshare, a New York-based education start-up, and led the product team at OMGPOP, a New York-based gaming studio. He has also held senior technology positions at Razorfish and IBM. Malcolm holds a BSc degree in Computer Science with a double major in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

“As SCMP moves full speed ahead in our transformation, a technology roadmap with a global perspective is essential to elevating our product experience for users around the world,” said Gary Liu, CEO of South China Morning Post. “Malcolm will lead SCMP’s efforts to develop new products and platforms that demonstrate our commitment to editorial and digital excellence. I believe Malcolm’s expertise, innovative vision and entrepreneurial spirit will be crucial to SCMP’s mission to lead the global conversation about China.”

Malcolm said, “I’m honoured and excited to join SCMP and lead the Product team, and to contribute to its transformation into a world-class digital media company. The news industry is at an inflection point, and we must pivot and adapt to changing reader behavior, distribution channels and revenue models. We are in a challenging yet exhilarating position to define the future paradigm of news. I’m excited to join Gary and the rest of the SCMP team on this mission.”

 

        Malcolm Ong, Head of Product,        South China Morning Post

 

 

 

 

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning PostSTYLE, Destination Macau and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact:  communications@scmp.com

 

 

 

 

 

SCMP LAUNCHES FREE JOB LISTING PLATFORM ON CPJOBS.COM

HONG KONG, 18 August 2017 – South China Morning Post, Asia’s leading media company, today announced that cpjobs.com, its flagship online recruitment platform, will expand candidate-finding capabilities for the recruitment community with free-of-charge job listing services. This is to supplement a host of job-matching services offered by cpjobs.com and its smartphone app.

Recruiters and hiring companies are now able to post job advertisements in cpjobs.com’s Standard Job Listing service without a fee, starting from today (18 Aug). This follows cpjobs.com’s mission to seamlessly connect recruiters with the right jobseekers.

Since its launch in 2015, cpjobs.com has focused extensively on product developments. One of its key built-in propriety features was “Match Me+”. Developed entirely in-house, “Match Me+” initially improved user conversion through behavourial targeting, i.e. job recommendations based on users’ online behaviour. The mechanism was further scaled with the addition of data mapping based on user profiles and job descriptions along with more well-defined online behaviour. Since “Match Me+” was launched two years ago, cpjobs.com’s overall user conversion rate was tripled.

“Cpjobs.com draws on a wealth of experience and insights from Classified Post, SCMP’s signature recruitment service since 1973, rendering an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of recruiters and jobseekers,” said Ms. Elsie Cheung, SCMP Chief Operating Officer. “Hence, cpjobs.com understands the online challenges and opportunities that our stakeholders confront every day. Powered by that tapestry of knowledge, cpjobs.com developed and refined an algorithm-based approach that cuts through the clutter and swiftly puts recruiters in touch with candidates of compatible background, skills and aspirations. We are confident that free job listings on cpjobs.com will enable our recruiter and employer partners to focus on generating more value for their companies armed with our online capabilities.”  

Ms. Peggy Chu, Business Director of cpjobs.com, said, “In addition to our expanding online capabilities, cpjobs.com will guide first-time recruiters through our easy-to-use job posting management system and we will support them with real-time automated feedback reporting. Recruiters on cpjobs.com can also ride on the Hong Kong-wide mass-market campaign that we will soon launch, which will expand the reach of their job ads. As we gather more data on jobseeker and recruiter behaviour, we would be in a position to strengthen our algorithms, and our predictive recommendations will reach a new level of compatibility between recruiters and jobseekers.” 

To enjoy the free Standard Job Listing service, recruiters can simply email cpjobs.com at cs@cpjobs.com or call 2680 8866 to register. They can also register at http://www.cpjobs.com/hk/recruiters.

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2016-17 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE, Destination Macau and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harpers BAZAAR, Harpers BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

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SCMP PUBLISHES “100 TOP TABLES 2017”
Quintessential Pathfinder to Top Restaurants in HK & Macau

HONG KONG, 7 March 2017 – South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Asia’s leading newspaper and magazine publisher, has launched the fifth-edition of 100 Top Tables 2017 – A CEO’s Dining Guide.

Without beholden to advertisers or obligation to restaurants, the 100 Top Tables guide names the top 100 restaurants in Hong Kong and 20 in Macau based on the totality of the dining experience. The list names top restaurants in a variety of cuisines – Chinese, French, Italian, Western, Steak & Grills, Japanese, “East/West” and a variety in Macau. The complete list can be found at the end of this press release and the designated website at http://www.scmp.com/topics/100-top-tables.

The 100 Top Tables 2017 – A CEO’s Dining Guide is the definitive pathfinder for senior executives to choose the best restaurants for leisure or business alike. It offers a collation of restaurants, meticulously selected by SCMP’s food critics, lifestyle experts and discerning gourmands, with essential information such as address, phone number, opening hours, corkage charges, availability of vegetarian dishes and valet parking, as well as our reviewers’ witty and veracious comments and dish recommendations.

Launch of “100 Top Tables 2017 – A CEO’s Dining Guide” (5th edition) garners HK & Macau’s top restaurateurs and chefs to celebrate and receive certificates of recognition.


Mr Gary Liu, SCMP Chief Executive Officer, remarked at the launch ceremony, “The 100 Top Tables, even in its short five-year lifespan, has found success as the go-to guide for executives who are looking for restaurants in which to impress and entertain guests, and to satiate an ever evolving need for the new and the extravagant. Only the best can make it to our list, I want to thank them for creating and sustaining such culinary vibrancy. It is our honor to celebrate this achievement with them.”

At the same occasion, Ms Winnie Chung, Editorial Director, SCMP Specialist Publications said, “Since the first edition of 100 Top Tables guide in 2013, it has been both delightful and challenging to search out establishments in Hong Kong and Macau with outstanding food, impeccable service, memorable culinary experiences and suitable ambience. And, 2016 was even more challenging as we had multiple fine restaurants opening every month, intensifying the already fierce competition. This year, 76 stalwarts of 100 Top Tables have made it back while 24 new inductees joined the list. I congratulate them all for consistently delighting us with memorable dining experiences.”

Valued for its impartiality and integrity, the 100 Top Tables 2017 will be available at major bookstores and supermarkets in Hong Kong at a retail price of HK$168 in mid-March. In-store copies can be found at a number of premium airport lounges in Asia and select recreation clubs.

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About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 200 awards in 2015-16 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE, Destination Macau, and The PEAK.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.

For further information please contact: communications@scmp.com



100 Top Tables 2017 – a CEO’s Dining Guide

CHINESE
1. Above & Beyond
2. Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant
3. Celebrity Cuisine
4. China Tang
5. Chiu Tang
6. Cuisine Cuisine
7. Deng G
8. Dong Lai Shun
9. Dragon Noodles Academy
10. Duddell’s
11. Dynasty
12. Elite Dining
13. Howard’s Gourmet
14. Hutong
15. Lung King Heen
16. Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
17. Mah Wah 32
18. Ming Court
19. Mott 32
20. One Harbour Road
21. Sha Tin 18
22. Shang Palace
23. Sing Yin
24. Spring Moon
25. Summer Palace
26. T’ang Court
27. The Chairman
28. The Chin’s
29. Forum Restaurant
30. The Sky Boss
31. Tin Lung Heen
32. Yan Toh Heen
33. Yè Shanghai
34. Yee Tung Heen
French
1. Belon
2. Akrame
3. Amber
4. Amuse Bouche
5. Caprice
6. ÉPURE
7. Gaddi’s
8. Ivy
9. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
10. one-thirtyone
11. Restaurant Petrus
12. Pierre
13. Seasons by Olivier E
14. Skye
15. Tate Dining Room & Bar
Italian
1. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
2. Angelini
3. Carbone
4. Gaia Ristorante
5. Gradini
6. Grissini
7. Nicholini’s
8. Operetta
9. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano
10. Spiga
11. Tosca
Western
1. Arcane
2. Chez Ed
3. Fishsteria
4. Foxglove
5. Frantzén’s Kitchen
6. Hugo’s
7. Mandarin Grill + Bar
8. On Dining Kitchen & Lounge
9. Rhoda
10. The Continental
11. The Verandah
12. Town
13. Café Gray Deluxe
Steak and Grills
1. Buenos Aires Polo Club
2. Alto Bar & Grill
3. Flint Grill & Bar
4. Gaucho
5. Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
6. Lawry’s The Prime Rib
7. Morton’s of Chicago
8. Mr & Mrs Fox
9. Steak House winebar + grill
Japanese
1. Inagiku Grande Japanese
2. Kashiwaya Hong Kong
3. Nadaman
4. Nobu
5. Rozan
6. Tenku RyuGin
7. Sushi Shikon
8. Sushi Ta-Ke
9. Sushi Tokami
10. Wagyu Kaiseki Den
“East / West”
1. Bo Innovation
2. AQUA
3. Ronin
4. SEVVA
5. Ta Vie
6. The Ocean
7. Tri
8. Wagyu Takumi
Macau
1. Shinji by Kanesaka
2. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
3. Don Alfonso 1890
4. Dynasty 8
5. Feng Wei Ju
6. Golden Flower
7. Guincho a Galera
8. Jade Dragon
9. La Chine
10. Lai Heen
11. Mizumi
12. Pearl Dragon
13. Robuchon au Dôme
14. The Eight
15. The Manor
16. The Tasting Room
17. Vida Rica
18. Wing Lei
19. Yamazato
20. Zi Yat Heen