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Sai Pradhan, Managing Director, Trufflepig Search Hong Kong, was featured on the keynote panel at the Women Media Networks last month.  The two others who spoke at the panel were Jocelyn Liipfert, Head of Social Media at TBWA, and Jay Oatway, digital consultant and author of Mastering Story, Community and Influence: How to Use Social Media to Become a Social Leader.  Jocelyn, Jay, and Sai together stage the popular #HKSocial–a networking event focused on the power of digital and social media.

Sai explains how LinkedIn helps recruiters:

“In my experience as a headhunter for PR and communications positions, we do use LinkedIn, but very selectively. It’s a research tool, but we develop candidates more by personally reaching out to existing contacts and to sources in our networks and by developing specific research to find top talent for the position we are handling. So, yes, while professionals who are keeping an eye out for new opportunities should certainly create and use LinkedIn profiles, it cannot be the only way, nor should it consume all your job seeking time. But if you are on LinkedIn do make it easy for a recruiter to contact you.”
For more of Sai’s discussion on the WMN panel.

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During our last HKSocial, we discussed the upcoming events during Social Media Week Hong Kong, which runs from February 13th-17th. HKSocial highlighted some of the events in the upcoming week with guest speakers involved in a variety of different social media oriented businesses.

Some of the events discussed at this Social Media Week Primer will deal with everything from dating on twitter (“Dwitter”) to the importance of photography in social media (“iPhonography”).  The events discussed in this HKSocial focus on the personal and social aspects of Twitter, Facebook, etc. as well as the business applications of social media.  The breadth of social media events in the upcoming week really showcases how Hong Kong is a hub for social media.

For anyone who was unable to attend this month’s HKSocial, or for anyone who would like to re-experience it, online videos of the event are located here.

Sai Pradhan co-organized and emceed this month’s HKSocial.  Seventy people arrived at 8 am to participate in this event where guest speakers Jay Oatway, Karen Tam, the Assistant Manager of Marketing and Promotions for Harbourcity and Times Square, and Kay Ross, copywriter and consultant, provided suggestions for utilizing social media marketing in business.  Jay Oatway, named “Hong Kong’s answer to Twitter royalty” by Marketing Magazine, led the social media monthly wrap up. Karen Tamspoke on how she used social media to popularize Harbourcity and Times Square as shopping and eating destinations and  Kay Ross stressed the importance of the character biography on Twitter and outlined what not to write.

For the last part of the social, discussion groups listened to feedback about Google+ and Twylah, a new tool which organizes tweets and has built-in SEO.

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