Sunday, July 24, 2016

Viber officially opens its doors to brands and businesses in the Philippines


The speakers during the event (left to right): Crystal Lee-Gonzalez, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia; Itai Fridman, Viber Head of Business Development and Elad Kojocaru, Viber VP Marketing.
Viber  part of the Rakuten family and freely connects users around the world with the people that matter to them most. With more than 754 million unique users on the platform it allows people to connect in the way that works best for them, whether that’s through individual messaging, video calls, group chats, or following brands and celebrities on Public Chats. And it can be used on iPhone, iPad, Android  phones and tablets, Windows Phone, Windows, Windows 8, Mac, Linux and Symbian devices over mobile or WiFi connections.

Ms. Crystal Gonzales, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia

Viber, the Philippines’ leading communications app, celebrates its continuous growth in the country as it recently hit 25 million unique registered users nationwide. Has become a household name for Filipinos here and abroad when it comes to connecting with their friends and family. According to Ms. Crystal Gonzalez, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia, “We truly appreciate the overwhelming and continued support from our Filipino users and we’re committed to making Viber even better through local content and partnerships that celebrate and empower Filipinos and be part of their daily lives.” She added, "We invite brands, influencers, and businesses to work with the Viber team if they want to step up their game and engage with our 25 million Viber .”

Top Viber Stickers in the Phlippines

Over 44 million Filipinos send each month the stickers through Viber messaging and group chats. Viber stickers have indeed become a new and fun way for Filipinos to communicate and express themselves. Based on Viber’s latest sticker data, users in the Philippines are fond of sending stickers about daily expressions such as “Xoxo” (kiss mark), “Good night”, “Good morning”, thumbs up, “I miss you”, “Thank you”, and sad face. Moreover, the most downloaded sticker packs in the Philippines—Violet, Freddie, Yango, LegCat, Noy Pi, Becky Vibe, and Vibe On—feature famous Viber characters as well as slang words that Filipinos use on a daily basis.  

Mr. Gary Valenciano one of the performer at Viber event with his Viber Stickers
                          
Also performed at the Viber event: Nina and Joey Generoso
Father and Son, Gary V and Gab Valenciano
Hosted by Tony Toni and Sam YG of Boys Night Out
One of the best thing happened in my life, when I won the grand prize raffle of Viber which is roundtrip airfare for two from Manila to Tokyo Japan. The 3 Viber executives  we're the one gave the cerficate. Also in the picture  is the 2 host. Again thank you very much Viber!
Viber has collaborated with the country’s most-awarded male recording artist and performer, Gary Valenciano. Filipinos here and abroad can now download the free #GVonViber Sticker Pack, which features legendary Filipino musician/singer/songwriter, Gary V, and his iconic song titles like “Hataw Na,” “Shout For Joy,” “Take Me Out of the Dark,” “Di Bale Na Lang,” “Sana Maulit Muli,” “Eto Na Naman,” among many others. To download, visit the Viber Sticker Market and search for #GVonViber. Also follow Gary V’s Public Chat for behind the scenes and conversations of Mr. Pure Energy with his family and celebrity friends (Visit www.viber.com/garyv).


 Viber is also a #PartnerForChange, and being the leading communications app, has partnered with the Presidential Communications Office to launch a Public Chat (www.viber.com/presidentialcom), providing official news and announcements straight from the Presidential team. On July 25, the #ViberForChange Sticker Pack will be launched using the most popular expressions and social media memes like “Just DU it!,” “Change Is Here,” “Aprub Yan!,” “Proud to be Pinoy,” “Daghang Salamat,” among others.


Lastly, Viber partners with the brands, celebrities, open branded stickers and Public Chat accounts to reach the millions Filipino Viber users here and abroad. Also collaborated with industry leaders like Jollibee, Coca-Cola, Sunsilk, Globe, Smart, PLDT, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN, and McDonalds.

For partnerships, contact sea@viber.com.
For media inquiries, contact philippines@viber.com.


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