The Online Video in South-East Asia Best Practice Guide is specifically aimed at brand or marketing managers, content owners and digital marketers in the South-East Asia region who are using video as a strategic tool. It aims to cover all the key aspects of online video and equip you with the tools and techniques that will work for your project and help you achieve clear, measurable business objectives.

It’s also full of contributions from some of the top local as well as global experts in online video to help you anticipate what will be relevant to your organisation in the future. Contributors include creative professionals, technologists, strategy experts and business owners from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and beyond.

About this report

The 57-page guide covers two key strategic strands that address the business case for online video in more detail, showcasing best practice and highlighting opportunities for organisations. These strategies are online video for off-site engagement and online video for on-site optimisation.

This guide has been assembled so you can dip in and out for information about key themes as you go, or start from the place you think your current thinking has already reached. The ‘basics’ are laid out towards the front of the report with sections like Online Video Essentials before later sections where even the most advanced online video strategist should be able to find some useful insights.

There are quotes and tips from personal interviews with industry leaders from South-East Asia throughout the report and these experts have also contributed towards a selection of case studies from regional brands and organisations who are currently doing online video best.

About the authors

Steffan Aquarone, leading online video strategy expert and author of the Online Video Best Practice Guide, and Alvin Chng, a media executive, have worked together to produce this report – Alvin providing the research into local data, case studies and local market specialists, and Steffan providing insights from his perspective having followed online video marketing closely in the West.

As well as a public speaker at various conferences and events, Steffan is also Strategy Director at Buto, a web-based online video platform. As an entrepreneur, Steffan works on technology start-ups as well as with big brands ranging from RBS to UCAS, helping them to develop elements of their online video and digital strategies. He leads Econsultancy’s Online Video Strategies training course and writes regularly on the future of video on the web.

Alvin is a seasoned media executive with over 20 years of experience in the media, ICT and publishing sectors in Asia Pacific. An advocate and early evangelist of media convergence, he has hands-on experience in print, internet, mobile, broadcast and social media. He is often regarded as one of the few in the industry that has an in-depth understanding of the different spectrums of media, technology and effective commercialisation of media in APAC.

Contributing authors

Contributors to the report include:

  • Thomas Mouritzen, MD of Enterprise Marketing & Commerce, APAC, OgilvyOne Worldwide
  • Dennis Rose, SVP Asia Pacific and Japan,Brightcove
  • Jeffrey Seah, CEO, South East Asia / Chair, Asia Digital Leadership Team, Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Colin J Smith, Director, Funhouse Digital
  • Jeremy Stinton, Strategy Director, Buto
  • Sarah Wood, COO, Unruly Media