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Community web site
beats the big players
in marketing awards
Sydney, 27 Nov --- A self-help community Website that has
become the biggest Philippine presence on the Internet, outside of Manila, has won the
inaugural technology category of the important Multicultural Marketing Awards, organised
by the Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW.
emanila.com won the national award against
a strong field of large enterprises.
The founders of the site recognised the need for survival
translation on-line for young second-generation Filipino Australian youth. From there it
developed to a free web-based e-mail service and eventually evolved as Australias
largest portal for Philippine related news and the promotion of services on trade,
commerce, arts, entertainment, travel and other topics.
"They have created the Philippine Website
outside of the Philippines, a site which could only be described as highly
sophisticated," says the Chair of the Ethnic Affairs Commission, Stepan
As well as helping young Filipino-Australians to learn
their home language, EMANILA has helped the Philippine non-profit organisations get online
by hosting community Websites.
"At the time of launching this new technology
category, I said that Australia, as the most multilingual nation on earth, stands ready to
plug into the world, in any language. Now already we have two Websites as category winners
and other winners with websites as an integral part of their project for the 2000 awards.
"I am full of admiration for people who get out there
and have a go they put in the long hours that complex technologies demand and they
"Thats why I am particularly happy that the new
technology category, which might have been won by any of the global-wide technology
companies for giant e-commerce sites, was actually won by an ethnic community organisation
in Sydney," Mr Kerkyasharian said.
The complete list of winners is as follows:
ANZ Community Award Winner
Oz Concert Inc. Australia Day Oz Concert (Winner)
Commercial Small Business Winner
Chahine Chahine KFC Halal Chicken (Winner)
Commercial Big Business
Columbia Tri-Star Pictures Silk Screen A
collection of outstanding films from Asia (Winner)
Telstra 0018 Easy ½ hours 20% Morew Special
BEIERSDORF Nivea Worlds No. 1
Television Commercial (High Commendation)
E-translate.com.au Empowering Australian Export
Businesses to Secure Overseas Online Business with a Multilingual Exporter and Importer
Matching Website (Winner)
City of Darebin Multilingual Communication Service
Environment Protection Authority Ethnic Communities
Stormwater Education Campaign (High Commendation)
emanila.com a place like home on the
world wide web (Winner)
Columbia Tri-Star Films The Silk Screen
The judging panel for the 2000 Awards were:
Nick Kariotoglou, Treasurer, Australian Marketing Institute
Dr Sandra Bourke, Head of Marketing, Sydney University
Mr Glenn Haslam, Head of Sponsorship, Community and Ethnic
Marketing, ANZ Branch.
For media enquiries:
9716 2280 (Office)
0411 117846 (Mobile)
9716 2282 (Office)
Stepan Kerkyasharian (Chair)
9716 2202 (Office)
For more information,
visit our web site.
What they say...
Congratulations! You deserve
it. Proud to know you are a gem. Thank you for responding positively to the call of the
National Multicultural Award. We need more like you. Lolita Farmer, OAM, President
Philippine Community Council of NSW.
Kudos! The hard work
dedication and community service of e-manila made the big difference.
The Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA) the peak organisation of Filipinos
in Australia is proud to be a part of E-MANILA Website caring for the Filipino-Australian
community. Congratulations and carry on!!! Kate Andres, outgoing President -
Congratulations for winning the
award! I am proud of being a part of EMANILA. It's a gift for us. Sachi Takahata,
Editor - Sari-saring Balita para sa mga Pinoy, Osaka Japan
BIG BIG Congratulations to emanila team in winning
the Multicultural Marketing Award 2000. We should be proud of it!!!! WELL DONE emanila
team! Henry Paraan, emanila*club member
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