An Inside Look at Influencer Marketing in the Philippines -- Ace Gapuz (Founder & CEO, Blogapalooza)

Ace Gapuz is the CEO of Blogapalooza, a Filipino influencer marketing company that fosters collaborations between creators and brand. Ace started blogging at a young age and joined Southeast Asian startup Grab as Public Relations Manager when the company first launched in the Philippines. In addition to her work at Blogapalooza, Ace also serves as the Director of Shopertainment Live, a marketing agency that specializes in live-streaming e-commerce campaigns.


In this episode, Ace highlights the growth of influencer marketing in the Philippines and how it differs from other parts of Southeast Asia. She explains how the high concentration of English speakers allows Filipino influencers to attract a global audience and monetize at a higher rate than local language (Tagalog) content creators. We also discuss how Facebook has become Filipinos’ primary source of news and why the country has become a major battleground for YouTube and Facebook in the region. Finally, Ace argues that the biggest revenue opportunity for social media is not advertising and branded content but rather e-commerce and direct-to-fan monetization.


Host: James Creech


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All Things Video is a podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. Listen to interviews with founders, executives, and thought leaders from the world’s leading media companies and engage in thought-provoking debates about the issues shaping the next generation of entertainment. From the short-form content revolution to the fragmentation of video viewership in an always-on world, All Things Video reveals the key trends and insights from the world of digital media.


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James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.



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