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We live in an on-demand world where information is just some typing and clicks away. We expect to access information quickly and easily.

Chatbots are new and brands are trying to understand what the noise is all about.

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In the modern day, sales representatives have a redefined role. Like it or not, they are no longer customers’ main source of information or contact point when they want to know more about a product, service or the marketplace in general. Marketing automation, a software that provides a collection of qualified leads and valuable informational data about each and every of those leads, is definitely not just for marketing teams. Its functions impact the whole sales process and will determine the quality of your customers’ entire sales experience.

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Having more than 20 years of experience in various digital roles including web design and project coordination in Informatics, Banyan Tree, DataOne, Singapore Press Holdings and Bubble Motion; Elieen in this casual interview session, describes the culture at iFoundries, what motivates her to stick in this industry, and has some very wise words for aspiring young women and mothers who want to know how to succeed in a management role, persevere through the ever-evolving market in this digital era while perfecting the balancing act of juggling work, family and home.

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So you've gathered a solid bunch of contacts to nurture in your marketing automation platform. Are your contacts going with the flow, or are you stuck and leaving them just sitting in your marketing database?

Automated email workflows help you nurture and engage your leads at various touch points with the right content and at the right time, all according to your lead's buying stage.

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Southeast Asia’s internet economy reached $72 billion in 2018 and is on track to exceed $240 billion by 2025, $40 billion higher than previously estimated. This is according to the recently released report by Google Inc. and Temasek Holdings titled "e-Conomy SEA 2018".

The booming e-commerce and online media sectors largely contribute to this remarkable growth.

However, Southeast Asia is still trailing almost 10 years behind the United States, where the GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) of the internet economy already accounted for 6.5% of GDP in 2016 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)). The gap will narrow as the GMV of the internet economy of Southeast Asia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to exceed 8% by 2025.

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Since our article "Singapore Website Design Price Guide - A Different Perspective" was first published in 2016, it has garnered high readership and many readers told us: "It was a good perspective to look at web design pricing, but really, what's the real costs in terms of dollar and cents?". And so we felt it's time to shed more light.

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Singaporeans take their dining experiences very seriously, after all food is everything here in Singapore.

If you are from the F&B industry, you'd know that there is no industry equally competitive. Sustaining sales, retaining customer loyalty, increasing brand awareness and pleasing these ever-demaning customers with tedious competition is tough.

Amongst the multiple challenges, Food & Beverage (F&B) operators are most affected by rising labour and rental costs due to their insatiable appetite for staff to support operations as well as the need for choice locations to attract traffic.

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Here's good news. It is tough but not as tough as you think.

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My internship at iFoundries has taught me more then what i expected it to be. In fact, trying to sum up months’ worth of experience in a blog post has been challenging. Though I was an undergraduate in NUS majoring in Bachelor of Science, Project and Facilities Management, I applied for the intern role of Project Management in IT. Although it is vaguely related to my course, I was very thrilled and honoured when iFoundries offered me the intern position at their company.