As we usher in the Lunar New Year which is celebrated by the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean communities, it is important to remember how a company conducts its business in a culturally sensitive way goes a long way. In Canada, not only do we observe the official languages English and French, many businesses are using other languages as a way to tell their customers that they value their business.
With the biggest immigrant population speaking Chinese, Punjabi, and Tagalog, we certainly see businesses and stores putting up festive signs and decorations during Lunar New year or Diwali, for example. Like in our previous blog, we talked about the importance to speak to your audience in their language of choice.
Census 2021 provides some very interesting findings. In B.C., 27.9% of the population states that their mother tongue is neither of the official languages (English & French). Whereas in Vancouver, those who speak Chinese (including Mandarin, Cantonese, and other dialects) at home is as high as 39%.
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The pandemic has made public relations (PR) difficult. Many companies or agencies have had to change the way they communicate to their audience. In times like these, as people continue to increase their time spent on digital media, they’re more likely turn to social media for news. However, in the past few years, fake news has become an everyday expression, and a major part of any discourse around the media. What about using PR to combat misinformation and disinformation? That's our main topic in this issue.
Today is the 15th day of the first month of the year of Water Tiger which also marks the end of the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Incidentally, it is also referred to as the Chinese Valentine’s Day, which means, this year, the Western and Eastern Valentine’s Day runs consecutively. Does that mean double the romance?
This year’s LNY celebration has been festive and exciting at Choice Communication. Despite the pandemic, we ran two celebrations – one physical and one virtual – both were immensely successful and meaningful, with charity components.
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Too often, people complain about Zoom fatigue or lack of attraction for people to stay in front of their computer or device for longer than the average attention span (which is shrinking as we speak). At Everything Goes Virtual, we think interaction is key!
The first-ever Virtual Charity Chinese New Year Cooking with Chef Denice Wai took place online while streamed live from a physical venue. It attracted much media attention because they appreciate the intricacy of it.
In pandemic times, especially with the social gatherings restrictions extended to January 8, 2021, it is more important than ever to stay connected with your colleagues, clients, friends, and families. Celebrate those special moments together, apart.
There are Zoom events that you want to exit after the first five minutes. And it’s easy to do on a virtual platform. Don’t pretend, I know you’ve done it before. You don’t have to excuse yourself or find the right time to leave, it’s just a click away for joining and leaving, and no one will notice especially if it is a big group.
There are also Zoom events that are engaging and you want to stay. What makes the difference?