27 June 2016

Netccentric's AroiMakMak.com partners with Flexiroam

Netccentric, an Asia Pacific digital media, marketing and technology business, has partnered with telecommunications company Flexiroam. The partnership will see Netccentric’s subsidiary – AroiMakMak.com – collaborating with Flexiroam to drive traffic and membership registrations on the travel website, as well as increase awareness and distribute Flexiroam’s data roaming solution, Flexiroam X.

Netccentric operates six businesses in the digital advertising sector across multiple geographies including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, China and the UK.

AroiMakMak began in 2012 as a travel guide on Bangkok. Over the years, it has grown into a reputable resource widely read by people in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. In 2015, the website
received 1.2 million visitors and currently averages over 500,000 monthly views amongst travellers with a high propensity to spend when abroad. This year, AroiMakMak also expanded its content to include Korea and Japan.

Flexiroam enables travellers to bypass roaming charges around the world. Its flagship data roaming product, Flexiroam X, allows users to earn up to 100GB of data to be used in 100 countries with plans which last up to a year.

The Flexiroam X adhesive SIM microchip and smartphone application provides users with access to Flexiroam’s global data roaming networks in 100 countries. Through the collaboration, people who register as a member with AroiMakMak will automatically receive 1GB of complimentary Flexiroam X data roaming. In total, the travel website will be giving out 25,000GB of Flexiroam X free data roaming promotional codes to travellers via its website and social media channels. This marks the first of many promotions to be rolled out as part of the partnership.

Cheo Ming Shen, CEO of Netccentric, said, "The similarities between AroiMakMak and Flexiroam’s target audience present an ideal opportunity for both parties to synergise our efforts and increase our market competitiveness. By combining our travel expertise and Flexiroam’s free roaming data, we will be able to give inbound travellers the best travel experience possible. This will further cement our position as the best one-stop travel guide for Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo, and in turn, drive traffic and membership signups for AroiMakMak.”

“We foresee a tremendous amount of synergy with AroiMakMak.com’s core audience, who will be hungry for Flexiroam X’s capability to deliver affordable roaming data to stay connected online to document their travels on social media,” says Flexiroam CEO Jef Ong.

Thailand represents a significant market opportunity for Flexiroam as it is one of Asia’s leading tourist hubs. The Thailand tourism market saw 29,881,091 inbound tourists in 2015. Through the partnership, Flexiroam will be leveraging on AroiMakMak’s popularity to establish a strong presence in Asia and increase the number of X subscribers across the region. This in turn will lower the cost of customer acquisition and increase brand awareness.

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