How Colors Affect Your Conversion Rate

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

Listening To: 80’s Alternative Music

In the mood for cool 80’s music? Here’s my very own Spotify playlist featuring 80’s alternative: a mix of alt-rock and new wave from the 1980 to 1989.

Some friends of mine have been sharing this other list, “55 Essential ’80s Songs Alt-Rock And New Wave Tracks You Need At Your Party” a couple of weeks back, and as some of my former radio colleagues can attest, it’s a pretty “Americanized” playlist. Nothing wrong with it, but being the bunch of music experts that we are, we feel like it could use a few more tracks.

It’s a good start, though. So I took that list of suggested tunes, and added a bit more, so now we have our own 80’s alternative mix on Spotify.

I call this the “Shit My Aging Hipster Ass Plays All Week — 80s Alt Rock by Renzie” playlist.  All you have to do is hit the “play” icon, and you’ll be treated to random 80’s music goodness

So far, we have a little more than 280 songs queued up– which amounts to at least 20 hours of awesome 80’s listening.  It’s a mix of…

  • Lots of great new wave stuff: The Smiths, The B-52’s, Depeche Mode, and Simple Minds, etc.
  • The usual, and not-so-usual 80’s rock:  The House of Love, Curiosity Killed The Cat, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Pixies, and more.
  • Some of the more underappreciated tunes from some of the more familiar 80’s acts: Duran Duran, The Thompson Twins, A-Ha, Fine Young Cannibals, etc.
  • A bunch of genre-appropriate one-hit-wonders thrown in for good measure.

I’m the kind of guy who could really get lost on Spotify building up several playlists at a time. I’ll be revisiting this playlist from time to time to add more tracks. Also expect to read up more blog posts where I’ll be sharing other playlists in the weeks to come. 

Anything you think we should add to this particular playlist?

Until next time. Enjoy!

How To Build Your Brand Online

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

Planning a Business Launch

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

The Sad State of The Nation

One of Jarius Bondoc’s pieces from his column on The Philippine Star has been making the rounds on the internet today. Entitled “The Breakdown of the Philippines”, the opinion piece paints a picture of the sad, sorry state of the nation.

Government no longer is working. Services have broken down. Neglected by the irresponsible political class, Filipinos are demoralized.

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The unearthly long queues at the MRT are part of a grim reality the commuting public faces every single day. Photo from the official MRT3 website.

Most visibly collapsed is transportation. Metro Manila’s main commuter railway is so rundown it fields only eight three-coach trains during rush hour instead of the contracted 20. Yet the transport secretary continues since 2012 to pay the maintenance contractors, his political party mates, P67 million a month for non-work. The two other light commuter rails are falling apart too. Fares have been raised, but riders have no choice but to go on jostling for rides. To complainers the press secretary had this advice: go take the bus. Continue reading The Sad State of The Nation

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Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.

Alfa’s Philippine Bar Tour 2015

Chicks and dudes, please welcome back our very own Alfa, who flew in from Los Angeles to come hang out with her fans in the Philippines!

Welcome back, Alfa!

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Here’s Alfa’s itinerary for the next couple days. Bring a friend, and head on over to say “Hi!”

Alfa’s got a pretty busy schedule today until Friday, as she makes the rounds of FM radio stations and TV stations. You may, however, catch her perform live at the following venues:

May 13 | Wednesday
Burger & Brewskies, Capital Commons, Pasig at 4PM.
Ukelele Philppines, The Collective, Makati at 7PM.

May 14 | Thursday
Power Plant, Rockwell, Makati at 4PM
Aracama at The Fort, BGC at 10PM

May 15 | Friday
Saguijo in Makati at 9PM

Alfa’s Philippine Bar Tour 2015 is made possible by our good friends over at Blender Marketing + Events.  Big thanks to Pacific Records, Radio Republic, Ukelele Philippines, Lyric and Kawai.

Find Alfa Online!

The A To Z of Personal Branding

The A To Z of Personal Branding
The A To Z of Personal Branding

Renzie Baluyut Online: Adventures in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Our Tagaytay Wedding Portrait Shots. Pictures from Metrophoto
Doing my best business-y, “let’s-get-shit-done” look.

Renzie Baluyut Online is the personal blog of Tagaytay business owner and digital entrepreneur Renzie Baluyut. Think of it as his personal online repository of sage advice on matters of marketing and business development for small businesses, resources for entrepreneurs, inspiration for fellow business owners, tips on blogging and marketing (both digital and traditional), and all sorts of other useful infographics.

Read more about Renzie Baluyut here. Connect with him through various social media channels by clicking here.