Malaysian Entrepreneur Honoured in Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media Awards.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Online Publishing Group is proud to announce that their General Manager & Group Publisher Melina Hwang has been recognised as an Honoree in the Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media Awards. The event is recognised globally as the publishing industry’s most prestigious recognition for high achievers in media and brings together a veritable who’s who of noteworthy women from the dynamic media community.
Melina is a leader that has bucked the trend for independent publishers in the region. In an era when bigger and more established publishers are struggling to adapt their business models to the changing time, she has created a company that has delivered growth in revenue and profits every year since inception. This award recognising Melina as an Honoree in the entrepreneurship category is an international recognition of just how big an achievement this is.
Melina explained, "In an era where genuine media is fighting against the noise of social media and fake news, we have found that ‘cream rises’. We focus on delivering quality reporting and writing from subject matter experts that are deeply knowledgeable in their field. By doing this day in day out we have taken our publications to a place where what we write and report on really matters to our readers. By consistently being able to deliver high-quality content, our readers have come to trust us."
This is born out by the facts. Readership which is highly targeted at IT and data-driven digital transformation continues to grow and the company can count almost every major IT vendor in this space amongst its regular customers. This only happens when the readers and the clients have high regards for the publications.
Melina told us, "When we first began our journey, people would question our credibility or tell us they had never heard of our publications, now in the last few months alone vendors have paid to fly our journalists out to cover conferences in Beijing, Las Vegas and Phuket just to name. They do so because they respect what we write and they know that our opinion matters. It has shown that independent specialist media still has an important role to play in the digital age."
Robbie Caploe, Publisher of Folio commented, "All Honorees of the Folio: Top Women in Media Awards bring something new and exciting to the table, but each shares the same key characteristics of smarts and exuberance. Whether it be through revenue and audience growth, brand extensions, product launches, business transformations, thought leadership, or pioneering savvy. In the case of Melina she has exhibited all of the characteristics we look for."
While Melina feels that the award and recognition are personally gratifying, she also explained that the impact is bigger than that alone. "Our editorial team at AOPG is the reason why we can be considered for this type of recognition and it is staffed exclusively by Malaysians. I feel that sends out an important message that Malaysia has quality talent in the publishing industry and awards like this show we can hold our own on the global stage."
Asia Online Publishing Group Sdn Bhd (AOPG) is South East Asia’s leading specialist IT News Publisher. www.datastorageasean.com is the region’s leading Data Lifecycle and Digital Transformation focused IT News portal and www.cybersecurityasea.com is the region’s specialist cyber security-focused news portal. www.bigcommunity.net is the region’s leading Big Data, IoT and AI focused News and ecosystem portal. AOPG has developed a reputation for taking complex subjects and writing about them in clear and concise terms. In addition to successful formats such as Executive Guides, Spotlights, and Decision Makers Checklists, AOPG is city organiser for Big Data Week Jakarta, runs online events and webinars and has conducted and published numerous studies and survey on behalf of IT vendors across South Asia.
Folio: is the information resource publishing executives turn to for news analysis, commentary, and thought leadership in driving business strategy, value creation and revenue growth. Folio: delivers this insight across several newsletters, social media communities, special reports and live events. Folio is the digital publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, is pleased to announce its 2018 class of Top Women in Media. Each year, an elite group of women are selected to represent the best and brightest up and comers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, corporate champions, and industry trailblazers in the media industry. View the 2018 Top Women in Media Honorees.