Viber Philippines hits 25 Million users. Launches new stickers including #ViberForChange, featuring Pres. Duterte.

Viber 2016 - 25Million Registered Users
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On stage, Crystal Gonzalez, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia, announces a new milestone for Viber Philippines

Viber, one of the top communications apps in the world, celebrates its new milestone of 25 Millions registered users in the Philippines. 

 

In the recently held partnership night event, “Viber – Now Open”,  last July 21, Viber Regional Head for Southeast AsiaCrystal Gonzales, announced that Viber Philippines is now officially opens its doors for business and brand partnerships. She invites business to engage its 25 Million users for brand awareness, benchmarking, marketing and promotions via stickers, public chat and collaborative initiatives.

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,” — Crystal Gonzalez, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia.

Viber has previously collaborated with business – namely with Jollibee, McDonalds, Coca-cola, PLDT, Globe, Smart, ABS-CBN, GMA News, and Inquirer.

 

She also added Filipinos uses stickers as a new and creative way to communicate and express themselves. She shared that Pinoys have sent over 44 million stickers in month was via Viber messaging and group chats.

Popular Viber stickers sent by Pinoys

Popular Viber stickers sent by Pinoys. 

 

Launched at the event is the #GVonViber, a new free to download sticker pack of the multi-talented artist, Mr. Pure Energy, Gary V. The sticker pack featuring  popular songs titles including “Di Bale Na Lang” “Sana Maulit Muli”, “Wag mo na Sana Isipin”, “Hataw Na”, “Eto Na Naman” to name the few. Viber may also follow join the public chat of Gary V. via  http://chats.viber.com/garyv.

#GVonViber Sticker Pack, ready for download via Viber Sticker Market.

#GVonViber Sticker Pack, ready for download via Viber Sticker Market.

 

The event also graced a preview of the upcoming #ViberForChange stickers. These are a set of stickers are a partnership effort between Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCO) and Viber Philippines, featuring the illustration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte various expressions and moods, #ViberforChange will be available for download on the afternoon of July 25, Monday, in time for the 1st State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte

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#ViberForChange stickers, available for download on July 25, Monday, after the 1st SONA of Pres. Duterte. [Source: PCO Facebook Post]

PCO Secretary Martin Andanar, announced through the PCO official Facebook page, the launch of the public chatroom of Presidential Communications. Sec. Andanar also noted the public chat aims  “to make this government a part of Filipinos’ daily conversations.”

“… we encourage citizen engagement, making them part of the process for positive change in the country.” —  Sec. Martin Andanar, posted at PCO Facebook page.

Viber Public Chat - Presidential Communication

Viber Public Chat – Presidential Communication

 

Since the launch in country late 2013, Viber Philippines have engaged various demographics of the Filipino community with activities such as “OneVibePH”, #Viberacay, “ViberUniviersity”, “Viber Out” (for Typhoon Haiyan victims), just to name a few. The new milestone success can be attributed to Filipinos social nature, particularly with OFW families, using communication apps such as Viber, to connect daily and interactively with their love ones.

Interested businesses who wish to engage Viber Philippines may an email to [email protected].

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“Viber Philippines is now open for business!”, Crystal Gonzales, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia. [Taken: July 21, 2016]

 

 

Author: Michelle Santos

Contributor in Ungeek. A fan of Euro boardgames. Believes that "dessert" is considered a separate meal, and prefers tea over coffee. Nowadays, a good sleep is a rare, and a valuable necessity.

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