Tuesday, 14 June 2011

RM1.8 million for FB page??!!

The five recipients of the tenders were
Naga DDB for the Asean market with a contract value of RM25 million a year,
SMASCOM & Designs Sdn Bhd for East and North Asia (RM25 million),
Sen Media Sdn Bhd for South Asia, West Asia and Africa (RM26 million),
M&C Saatchi Sdn Bhd for Europe, America, Oceania (RM21 million)

Impact Creations for domestic and events
(RM30 million).

-Ad agency alleges bribery in Malaysia tourism deal

“On my last check, there are 20,308 fans
on the ministry's Facebook page.
Comparably, the 'Visit Penang' Facebook page,

for which the Penang government did not spend a sen,

got over 100,000 fans.

Why spend RM1.8 million?”
-Anthony Loke (DAP-Rasah) in Parliament

The Tourism Ministry came under fire again today, as MPs questioned why it had spent RM1.8 million to start and maintain its Facebook page - yet another on the list of controversial projects.

".....she said Impact Creations (M) Sdn Bhd,
which was a 100% bumiputra company,

was one of the five companies awarded with a contract".

-Ng: Contracts awarded in right mannerOn March 16, 2011, in Parliament

“Currently there are 2,013 'likes', and the page design is nothing extraordinary. It's only using the same template.
We don't even have to look at the Penang tourism page;
some of the MPs here are even more popular,”
-Khairy Jamaluddin (UMNO- Rembau)

"And these agencies were appointed based on their creative ideas, concepts and strategies which were based on the development in the markets and their trends within the three years."

A Google search on my part for Impact Creations (M) Sdn Bhd didn't generate any website for this winner of Tourism Malaysia contract- but a whole load of reports related to the controversy!!
The closest I came to anything related to this company was
this profile on Facebook with an enviable 2 likes
(Believe me- I couldn't have achieved that even if I tried!! ROTFLOL!!)

and another related to ICSB at Linked in, of a certain
Gaby(Gabrielle, I presume) Selima Linang
who is the "Corporate Communications Manager" at impact Creations
(after her first job as "Accounts Manager at "Rantau PR Sdn Bhd" for a year).


  1. Petunia Peeg is always hungry!

  2. guess what? the facebook page for creative impact has just got a profile pic added! looks like they;re working overtime to put up stuff!!

  3. Damage control .... LOL!!


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