SEED ventures and SEA International to launch Social Enterprise Academy in Pakistan

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A Memorandum of understanding was signed in a ceremony held at British Deputy High Commission, Karachi between SEED Ventures and Social Enterprise Academy (SEA), Scotland, to inaugurate the international social franchise of the Social Enterprise Academy for Pakistan.  Faraz Khan, CEO and founder SEED Ventures and Sam Baumber, Managing Director Social Enterprise Academy Scotland, initiated the signing which was witnessed by Belinda Lewis, British Deputy High Commissioner.

The partnership between Social Enterprise Academy, Scotland and SEED Ventures has marked the beginning of a lasting relationship to support social enterprises and the social economy throughout Pakistan. SEA Pakistan will work towards catering to the local social entrepreneurs and enterprises, building links between the two countries while adopting an inclusive approach towards international network of hub partners.

Through SEA Pakistan, local social entrepreneurs will be trained to facilitate programmes for their peers, bringing their insight and understanding of the challenges and opportunities Pakistan’s social enterprise sector faces.

A two day gathering of social entrepreneurs, members of the corporate community, public sector,   and think tanks was held at a local hotel in Karachi as part of the soft launch and was led by the senior team from Scotland, whereas the opening speech was delivered by the British Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Lewis. The workshop allowed for professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and discover their ability for furthering learning and development techniques for social impact.

Sam Baumber, Managing Director SEA, Scotland talked about the social entrepreneurship landscape in Pakistan commented, “Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs and their teams are stepping up to tackle huge challenges. SEED Ventures, and others are supporting a generation of people developing enterprising skills and qualities.”

On their partnership with SEED Ventures, Mr. Baumber said,“ We are delighted to partner with SEED Ventures to add Social Enterprise Academy Pakistan into the mix to build the local support ecosystem, with the support of Scottish Government and the British Council.”

Faraz Khan, SEED Ventures Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder said : “A growing network of social enterprises will have a far greater impact in a country like Pakistan where each one of the socio-economic, environmental, and educational challenges can be converted into an entrepreneurial opportunity and has the capacity to empower entire communities.” He added further: “This partnership will further strengthen our endeavours of inculcating social entrepreneurship as an important change agent in Pakistan.”

Perfect Gift for Him and Her this Valentine’s Day

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With the Valentine’s Day almost upon us, most of us are frantically searching for the perfect present for the loved ones in our life. Huawei has solved that problem but providing the perfect gift for him and her; The Huawei Mate 9 and Honor 8. These are both are beautifully crafted powerful devices which are perfect for treating that special someone in your life. Huawei is offering a free ‘Honor color band A1’ on the purchase of Honor 8 or Mate 9 as a special Valentine’s Day offer for 13th and 14th February.

Mate 9 is the feature-rich device designed to fulfill the needs of the prolific man. Its sleek and slim unibody with a sandblast finish and amazing 5.9 inch display makes it the perfect accessory.  The Honor 8 on the other hand has a smaller display but is the ideal device for socially-active ladies who love taking selfies because of its amazing dual lens camera.

Huawei considered both cultural needs and consumer-trends, while designing the functional elements of the Honor 8 and Mate 9. Both the devices boasts amazing camera features respectively, enhanced battery life and a sleek design, clearly reflecting Huawei’s innovation, reliability, performance and consumer-focus. Through these powerful devices, Huawei has managed to capture what the younger millennial audience is looking for; phones promising revolutionary user-experience along with the liberty to stream, share and scroll swiftly and with style.

The Marketing Manager of Huawei Mr Salman Javed stated that; “We expect to exceed our sales targets, with this recently launched great devices – The Huawei Honor 8 and Mate 9. This confirms our belief in working with our users to understand their needs and preferences, before creating new revolutionary technologies, which offer the perfect blend of beauty and performance to ensure the happiness of many diverse segments of users”. Both devices are available with the V Day Deal on all Huawei brand shops, so hurry up and spread the love with Huawei.

Huawei ranked among the ‘Most Valuable Global Brands’ by ‘Brand Finance’

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Huawei has been ranked 40th  on the ‘Most Valuable Brands’ list within the Global 500 ranking of 2017, released by the prestigious ‘Brand Finance’ platform. Being a research-based forum – ‘Brand Finance’ specializes in Brand Valuation and the valuation of Intangible Assets. It evaluates the performance of world-leading brands and measures their potential.

In 2016, Huawei was ranked 47th in the same ranking report, whereas this year its performance has risen by 7 ranks to take the 40th spot in the list. Last year, Huawei’s Brand-Value was estimated at 19,743 Million US Dollars and in 2017 Huawei’s Brand Value has risen to US $ 25,230 Million. In 2016, Huawei’s Brand Ranking was ‘AA’, which has now risen ‘AAA-‘.

This reflects a tremendous improvement in Huawei’s Brand performance, as this global leader in technologies has continued to innovate and create fascinating devices and pioneering solutions, that can meet the fast-evolving needs of the modern-day consumers of telecommunications and digital connectivity.

‘Brand Finance’ calculates ‘Brand Value’ by determining the value a company would be willing to pay to license its brand, as if it did not own it. This approach involves estimating the future revenue attributable to a brand and calculating a royalty-rate that would be charged for the use of the brand. Multiple attributes such as; emotional connection, financial performance and sustainability, etc are taken in to account. The brand performance is benchmarked against competitor brands, while several kinds of financial analyses are also conducted.

With its stellar performance Huawei has managed to secure the 40th spot in this prestigious list and with its aggressive growth plans in 2017, It looks well on its way to achieving its 2017 target of becoming the biggest mobile phone supplier in the world in terms of units produced.

 

‘Enviro’ Electronics offers Free-trip to ‘PSL Cricket in Dubai’ & big prizes.

10301524-1622424937984556-1329568685995225394-n-200x80The second edition of the ‘Pakistan Super League’ (PSL) cricket tournament will begin from 9th of February 2017. The exciting tournament is gaining tremendous popularity, as some of the greatest stars of international cricket can be  seen in action during the thrilling matches to be held in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu-Dhabi.

Enviro Electronics has now launched an exclusive offer for its customers. Every consumer who buys any Enviro product, before 20th of February in Pakistan, will be included in a lucky draw, with fantastic opportunities to win numerous exciting prizes and high-valued electronic products. The winner of this lucky draw will get a ‘Free-Trip’ with a return-ticket to Dubai, to participate in the ‘Pakistan Super League’ (PSL) cricket tournament.

Enviro is a leading manufacturer of a diverse range of home appliances, consumer-electronics and power-solutions. Through this vibrant campaign, the company aims to achieve a stronger brand-image and gain more popularity. While the electronics industry continues to grow rapidly, Enviro is venturing into many new product categories to expand its market-share.

Get a chance to meet Shehryar Munawar with the new Honor 6X!

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The leading telecom technology enterprise Huawei is now giving a special opportunity to its Honor users to meet and greet the young and vibrant Pakistani heart-throb – ShehryarMunawarin the Fortress Mall by 11th February 2017.

Known for treating its customers consistently, Huawei is yet again providing its fans a thrilling opportunity to meet its brand ambassador – ShehryarMunawar. Huawei Honor users will get a chance to personally meet ShehryarMunawar, take selfies and spend memorable fan moments in the Fortress Mall.

The famous young actor, model and film producer;SheheryarMunawarSiddiqui recently came on board with Huawei for its Honor 6X campaign that promises to deliver a revolutionary camera experience to its users. Sheheryar attained celebrity status for his acting performance in the Hum TV Drama serial “MerayDardKo Jo Suzan Miley”. Initially, Sheheryar appeared in showbiz as a model and later he ventured into acting and production. Today, he enjoys outstanding popularity in the Pakistani media, especially among the younger segment of the audience. His other notable performances were seen in roles such as; TanhaiyanNayeSilsilay, KahiUnKahi, ZindagiGulzarHai and Aasmanon Pay Likha.

His youthful vibrancy along with the gift of bringing something new-to-the-table every time, blends perfectly with Huawei’s DNA of keeping  users up-to-date with the most innovative smartphone technology in all aspects, from revolutionary design to one-of-a-kind tech features.

Huawei is committed to deliver exceptional services to the rapidly expanding segment of smartphone users in Pakistan, who seek powerful global connectivity and info-tainment, round-the-clock, on-the-go. To stay updated on many more exciting opportunities, follow Huawei’s Facebook and Instagram page.

 

Blackout with Mate 9 – Check out the executive new version!

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The global technology leader – Huawei has now launched an exquisitely designed ‘Black’ version of its flagship device – the Mate 9 in Pakistan. The discerning consumers in search of an ultra-powerful device with a sexy sleek design which reflects their personalities will truly be overwhelmed by its inspirational appearance. The Mate-9 Black reflects a dazzling first impression that lasts, as its timeless design portrays a lot about its users taste and class.

The Matte Black version’s design looks amazing in any light. The glare-effect is a result of countless nano-ink “lenses” on its 5.9 inch screen, giving a light-beam effect to highlights the beautiful aesthetics. The Mate 9 Matte Black is a perfect blend of beauty and brains delivering unmatched performance. Mate 9 is the first device in Pakistan to deliver Artificial-intelligence. Enriched with a special ‘Machine Learning Algorithm’, it understands the users behavior with patterns and preferences, whereby increasing the speed and responsiveness with the passage of time.

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The revolutionary camera on the Mate 9 has been created by ‘Leica’ – the world’s most sophisticated camera producer. It is powered by a battery that lasts up to two days, on-the-go.  It is also enriched with a super-fast-charge technology, allowing users to multi-task for the whole day after only 20 minutes of charging.

Huawei’s 25 years’ of experience of creating sophisticated products is evidently reflected in the creation of this technological masterpiece.The soft sandblasted texture and the dazzling Matte Black color, further accentuate its classy design. It is constructed using 50 unique processes, including one hour of CNC milling, which results in a high-precision uni-body metal frame.

Huawei has deeply focused on maintaining symmetry with beautiful curves, to make the Mate 9 feel great in the hand and appeal to the natural senses. Besides promising swift multi-tasking and powerful performance on-the-go, with the most powerful Kirin processor, the device is also enriched with a larger 5.9” full HD display. The screen delivers a great visual experience, while the user is watching movies in HD, reading a book, or simply surfing the digital world for info-tainment.

Apart from razor sharp features in speed, camera and charging, modern users want an accessory that enhances their profile and the highly executive matte black version of Mate 9 delivers exactly that. The Huawei Mate 9 Matte black delivers a dazzling first impression that lasts with its timeless and classic design built to speak volumes about the holder.

The pr-bookings for this device have been extremely well received and only limited numbers are left. Consumers can get their hands on the Mate 9 Matte Black version at all Huawei brand outlets or on www.daraz.pk

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Huawei Introduces the ‘Best Shooter’ in smartphone Cameras

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“Pictures are blurry and not crisp enough. It is hard to focus because the camera doesn’t react fast enough“. These seem to be the primary grievences of smart phone users when it comes to camera. The global technology behemoth – Huawei technologies claims to resolve all these problems with its latest flagship device, The Huawei Mate 9. The device which was launched in Pakistan in December has been met with an explosive response worldwide with top publications like “Android Central and ‘Business Insider’ dubbing it the smartphone of the future. Customers are still lining up to get their hands on this device which is reportedly short in multiple brand outlets already.Kyoto/AlexanDENG(2).jpg

Huawei Mate 9 is the dawn of a new era in smartphone technologies. It allows the consumers to vividly capture their most memorable moments, with the 2nd-Generation Leica dual camera and optical image stabilization, created by “Leica” – the world’s most sophisticated innovator in cameras. You can shoot crystal-clear images even with minimum light during the night hours. You can also use the amazing ‘Hybrid Zoom’ feature to get closer than ever before.

Designed beautifully by Porsche, the Mate-9 device is surely “A Step Ahead”; Its camera also has the power to create superb “Bokeh” – ‘aesthetic blur’, which the Mate-9 can create even after the moment of capture has passed. Another outstanding feature is the 4k video-shooting capability, with 5-axis stabilizer to shoot the smoothest hand-held video. It also features a 720p ‘slow-motion mode’ that shoots at 240fps, so every single frame is vividly captured. Using the H.265 video compression standard, means movies take up 20 to 50 percent less storage-space.

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The most powerful ‘Kirin’ processor to date, truly enriches the life of a modern smartphone user, with its fastest, most responsive performance. The CPU performance is now improved 100%, as compared to its predecessors. The most advanced inbuilt ‘Machine Learning Algorithm’ ensures that the phone actually becomes faster with the passage of time, as this device can ‘Learn’ the priorities and usage patterns of its user. The large battery gives unmatched power for two days on-the-go, while the Huawei super-charge technology takes only 20 minutes of charging, to give enough power to last a whole day.

The Country Manager of Huawei – MrBlueking stated “Huawei is the foremost innovator that believes in consistently exploring new possibilities. It is our passion to do more, better and faster, to empower our customers. We are creating valuable collaborations with world-renowned innovators like Leica Camera and Porsche, to push the limits of technology. We are stepping into the future to give more control to the Mate 9 users to access the digital world and enjoy perpetual global connectivity, with unprecedented speed.”Huawei is set to launch an exclusive new colour of the device in the coming weeks. Pre-bookings for this coveted device in the executive Matte Black colour have already been kicked off with a bang and only limited numbers are left. You can follow Huawei Pakistan’s facebook and Instagram page for more updates.
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Samsung unveils the enhanced series of Galaxy A3/A5/A7 (2017)

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Samsung Electronics – the global technology leader has recently launched a fascinating new range of Galaxy A3/A5/A7 2017 smartphones in Pakistan, which promises to make the consumers’ life more convenient and special. It has a sophisticated metal & glass design, long-lasting battery, advanced camera, and improved processor. This series includes the Galaxy A7 LTE DS smartphone with a 5.7 inch FHD S.AMOLED screen, Galaxy A5 LTE DS with a 5.2 inch FHD S.AMOLED screen and the Galaxy A3 LTE DS with a 4.7 inch HD S.AMOLED display.

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For the first time on the Galaxy ‘A’ series, the smartphone offers IP68 standard – water and dust resistance, allowing it to withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust. The Galaxy A users can easily back up data and images through Samsung Cloud.

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Commenting on these new products, the President of Samsung Pakistan – Mr. J.H. Lee said; “The enhanced features, high quality and reliability of the Samsung Galaxy ‘A’ 2017 series devices are a testimony to Samsung’s pursuit for continuous innovation. The unique features suit every lifestyle, as these products inspire the users to achieve a higher level of performance, while enjoying the next-level of fun and amusement.”

The Head of Mobiles for Pakistan and Afghanistan– Mr. Umar Ghuman said; “We have one of the smartest generations of consumers in the world who use technology not just as a necessity but as a tool to improve their lifestyle and solve pressing issues at hand. It is my responsibility to ensure that we empower our people with the best & most innovative technology in the world and our A Series (2017) will do just that. We will listen to you and we will innovate based on what we hear from you and we will never stop doing that.”DSC_3905.JPG

The Samsung Galaxy ‘A’ series smartphones are enriched with a hi-tech finger-print scanner to ensure easy and ultra-secure access to all your personal data and more efficient content management. These classy devices feature longer-lasting batteries with Fast-charging capability for continuous and heavy usage, so you don’t run out of battery power through those critically busy days. The Galaxy ‘A’ 2017 series is available in four stylish colors including Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.DSC_3940.JPG

The Galaxy A7 runs on a 1.6GHz, Octa Core processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory (extendable up to 256GB). The A7 has a 16MP camera/flash with OIS and 3300mAh battery with fast charging feature. The Galaxy A5 runs on a 1.6GHz Octa Core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory (extendable up to 256GB). It has a 16MP camera with OIS and 2900mAh battery with fast charging feature. The Galaxy A3 runs on a Quad Core processor featuring a 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal space (extendable up to 256GB). It has a 16MP camera and a 2300 mAh battery.

Huawei and Saatchi Gallery present From Selfie to Self-Expression from 31st March – 30th May 2017

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Saatchi Gallery and Huawei, one of the world’s top smartphone brands, announce their joint venture to present From Selfie to Self-Expression. Opening at the Saatchi Gallery on 31st March 2017, the show will be the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present day, and will celebrate the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity.

The show will also highlight the emerging role of the smartphone as an artistic medium for self-expression through the commissioning ten exciting Young British Photographers to create new works using Huawei’s newest dual lens smartphones co-engineered with Leica, as part of their artistic practice. Reprising the spirit and energy of the Young British Artist movement first launched 25 years ago; the works of these Young British Photographers will go on display in a gallery dedicated to world-class smartphone photography. In this gallery the focus will shift from Selfie to documenting the world around us as a contrasting form of Self-Expression.

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From Selfie to Self-Expression will showcase key artworks, many of which feature interactive, digital and user-generated content, by artists as diverse as Kutluğ Ataman, Christopher Baker, Juno Calypso, Tracey Emin, Van Gogh, Mohau Modisakeng, Rembrandt, Cindy Sherman, Gavin Turk and Velazquez.

Showing alongside examples of many influential artists’ work will be selfies that have quickly become icons of the digital era – from the beautiful and sublime to the mad, bad and downright dangerous.

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Huawei’s partnership with the Saatchi Gallery is a demonstration of its commitment to growing its brand presence in the UK and support of creative expression through photography everywhere. It follows the launch last year of the game-changing Huawei P Series smartphones which reinvented smartphone photography with the world’s first dual-lens camera co-engineered with iconic camera brand Leica.

The exhibition will open from 31st March – 30th May 2017 and take over one entire floor of the Saatchi Gallery.

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EcoStar Televisions’ new campaign for ‘PSL Cricket’ features Fahad Mustafa

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EcoStar – a nationwide leading brand of consumer electronics has now launched a new advertising campaign for its LED TVs. The advertisement features the famous artist and Media icon – Fahad Mustafa for celebrity-endorsement. The new TV commercial will highlight EcoStar’s high-performance LED Televisions and Home-Entertainment technologies that feature crystal-clear visuals and a dynamic sound-quality.

This new advertising campaign will promote the advanced features of EcoStar Televisions that promise exceptional entertainment for the consumers, who will be able to enjoy the most thrilling and memorable experiences, especially during the upcoming ‘Second Edition’ of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket tournament in Dubai, where some of the greatest stars of international cricket will be showing exciting performances.

The iconic actor and show-host – Fahad Mustafa will appear in this TV campaign to assure the consumers that they can rely on EcoStar Televisions, to make their cricket season more thrilling, exciting and enjoyable. He will also endorse the fascinating technologies and features found in the EcoStar LED Televisions that enrich the quality of home-entertainment and family-time for all segments of consumers.

The Head of Marketing at DWP Group stated that; The caption of this EcoStar LED TVC campaign is; “Andar ka cricketer jagaaye” as EcoStar Televisions will surely arouse the great passion for cricket found among the consumers in Pakistan, especially the youth.

EcoStar’s LED TVs range includes many different models like; the ‘4K UHD Smart LED TV’ – (VERO), the ‘3D Smart LED TV’, the ‘Smart LED TV’ and the standard ‘LED TV’. The prices of EcoStar LED Televisions are also very competitive. For more details and product specifications, please visit www.ecostar.com.pk