FAQs

WhenInManila.com gets millions of impressions per day, based on an audit by a globally leading digital marketing firm. This included over SIX MILLION (6,000,000+) views per month directly on our website along with our social media outlets which have very active communities of over TWO MILLION (2,800,000+) fans on facebook.com/WhenInManila, 600,000+ followers on instagram.com/WhenInManila, and 70,000+ Followers on twitter.com/WhenInManila, which from these alone already garner over 50 million social media impressions per week. (Stats as of June 2020)

We were also ranked within the 100 MOST VIEWED SITES in the Philippines by Alexa, as well as among the top blogs in the “100 Pinoy Blogs that Matter” list. Some site awards:

  • #1 Emerging Influential Blog
  • “Ultimate Food Blogger” by Unilever / Sooo Pinoy organization
  • Best Photo Blog and Microblog in the Philippines at the Globe Tatt Awards
  • Rotary’s 10 Tourism Awardees: an honor shared with the likes of Zobel Ayala, Andrew Tan (chairman of Mega World & owner of Resorts World), Miguel Belmote (CEO of the Philippine Star) and more
  • Bloggy’s Award for best Lifestyle Blog

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) for WhenInManila.com about features, submissions, advertising, media partnerships, and more.

Questions about WhenInManila.com

What is WhenInManila.com?

What awards has WhenInManila.com won?

Questions about media partnerships for upcoming events

Do you do sponsorships or media partnerships to promote upcoming events? What is the timeframe needed for media partnerships? How can I follow up a media partnership? Other media partnership details and questions?

Do we have to sign a contract or memorandum of agreement (MOA) for media partnerships?

After reviewing all instructions above and following WhenInManila.com’s guidelines, I still do not see our event featured. How can I follow up?

Questions about being featured on WhenInManila.com and advertising / marketing inquiries

What do I do if I want to promote my restaurant / event / brand / widget on your site?

How much does it cost to get featured?

What if I want lots of features where you use your SEO techniques and banner ads to really get my brand out there and help bring me lots of great online marketing?

What brands have you worked with before?

What if I want to send you samples of our products for you to review and write about?

Do you post press releases?

Does online marketing work?

Can you please post my personal blog? Can you please share my video? Can you please share my photos? Can you share this to help me win this contest? Can you please help share this to help this person? Can you post this to raise funds for this sick person? Etc…

Other Questions 

Do you have a list of your team members / authors / writers / contributors?

I wish you would post more “positive” articles / Why did you publish that one article I don’t agree with? Don’t you have anything better to write about?

Why do you post clickbait? Why do you have misleading headlines?

Why do you blog about places not in Manila? Aren’t you guys called “When In Manila”???

Can you please stop sending me notifications on Facebook? I commented on one of your articles on your Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wheninmanila) and now your page won’t stop sending me updates on Facebook; how do I stop or opt out from that?

Where do you announce your contest winners? I don’t see who won your contest.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

What is WhenInManila.com? / What awards have WhenInManila.com won? 

WhenInManila.com is the top online magazine in Manila and the Philippines. We are a community of writers, photographers, videographers, artists, storytellers and travel junkies who share our fun experiences through our various social media accounts.

WhenInManila.com gets millions of impressions per day, based on an audit by a globally leading digital marketing firm. This included over SIX MILLION (6,000,000+) views per month directly on our website along with our social media outlets which have very active communities of over TWO MILLION (2,800,000+) fans on facebook.com/WhenInManila, 600,000+ followers on instagram.com/WhenInManila, and 70,000+ Followers on twitter.com/WhenInManila, which from these alone already garner over 50 million social media impressions per week. (Stats as of June 2020)

We were also ranked within the 100 MOST VIEWED SITES in the Philippines by Alexa, as well as among the top blogs in the “100 Pinoy Blogs that Matter” list. Some site awards:

  • #1 Emerging Influential Blog
  • “Ultimate Food Blogger” by Unilever / Sooo Pinoy organization
  • Best Photo Blog and Microblog in the Philippines at the Globe Tatt Awards
  • Rotary’s 10 Tourism Awardees: an honor shared with the likes of Zobel Ayala, Andrew Tan (chairman of Mega World & owner of Resorts World), Miguel Belmote (CEO of the Philippine Star) and more
  • Bloggy’s Award for best Lifestyle Blog

You can find out more info on our “About Us” page here – https://www.wheninmanila.com/about-us/

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Sponsorships or media partnerships to promote upcoming events? How can I follow up a media partnership request? Other media partnership questions. 

We are open to media partnerships and to help promote your event! We can be a media partner and post your press release and your event flyer/poster on our social media outlets to help promote your event. In exchange, we only ask that you kindly acknowledge “WhenInManila.com” as a media partner and provide us with all media partner privileges including having our logo on your promotional posters, acknowledging us at the events, and other media partner benefits.

Just send your proposal to our Media Partnerships Head, Nicole Villaluz, at partner.wheninmanila@gmail.com. We will review the details and respond with confirmation of our partnership if approved.

Nicole is a bit busy with a gazillion features and partnerships she takes care of daily. Just in case we don’t get back to you, kindly just follow up so we can see about featuring your event. We will try our best to feature your event within seven (7) working days of you sending the material. We appreciate your patience in this matter. Of course, if we need to rush the posting, we do have sponsorship packages available so we can better prioritize your posts.

Timeline: Your event must be at least three (3) weeks away as we need time to finalize, review content, and publish the articles. We also cannot be a media partner if the posters and marketing materials have already been printed as part of our agreement to do this is to be included in the marketing materials.
Following up: We get hundreds of emails daily and will try our best to prioritize your email, especially as a media partner for your event. Please note that, as stated above, it is preferred to have three (3) weeks time to properly draft, post, edit, prepare, and publish features. We appreciate your passion for your event, but hope you can also be patient. Please follow up after giving us a few days to properly read emails and publish.
For rush events, or if you would like us to prioritize your features, we have sponsorship packages available upon request.

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Do we have to sign a contract or memorandum of agreement (MOA) for media partnerships?

For most events, we do not sign contracts or memorandum of agreements since there are no monetary values, sponsorships, or money being exchanged. Just follow the guidelines mentioned above and email them to us for confirmation. More info on media partnerships listed on this page.

If you have a bigger corporate event that needs a contract or more discussions, please email partner.wheninmanila@gmail.com

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After reviewing all instructions above and following WhenInManila.com’s guidelines, I still do not see our event featured. How can I follow up?

We will try our best to feature your event within seven (7) working days of you sending the material. Our media partnerships team is usually busy with a gazillion features and partnerships they take care of daily. Just in case we don’t get back to you, kindly just follow up after a few days so we can see about featuring your event. Email our Communications Manager, Nicole Villaluz, at partner.wheninmanila@gmail.com
We appreciate your patience in this matter. If you need us to rush the posting, we do have sponsorship packages available so we can better prioritize your posts.

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What do I do if I want to promote my restaurant / product / brand / widget on your site?

Please email our Managing Editor, Angeline Rodriguez, at angeline.wheninmanila@gmail.com, who will guide you in this possible feature.

Angeline will get back to you soon if we can find an available writer and photographer to join your event or feature your products / services / brands. Please note that we’ll do our best to try to feature this, but really can’t guarantee an article due to the high volume of feature requests we receive each day. We’re not able to allocate resources to all feature requests we get, but we can better prioritize your brand or events if we can work out some sort of mutually beneficial partnership or sponsorship.

There are many benefits to long-term partnerships like continued social media promotions on a regular basis, and the targeting of multiple keywords. Moreover, having lots of articles about you that may appear on Google searches is a big plus. Our past clients really saw an upswing in brand recognition when we blog about them on a monthly basis. However, if you are not able to allocate a budget, just let us know and we could possibly do something on a smaller scale, like a one-time post. Just email our Managing Editor, Angeline Rodriguez, at angeline.wheninmanila@gmail.com and let her know if you are interested in bigger partnerships.

 

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How much does it cost to get featured? 

We can work with small and medium businesses and craft a package that best fits your needs and budget. Email our Business Development  Head, Kacy Chua, at kacychua.wheninmanila@gmail.com

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What if I want lots of features where you use your SEO techniques and banner ads to really get my brand out there and help bring me lots of great online marketing?

We have a little more info about this here –https://www.wheninmanila.com/advertise/

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What brands have you worked with before?

We’ve worked with small local mom-and-pop-shops all the way to giant international brands.

For bigger brands, we’ve worked with Smart, Sun, Acer, PLDT,  Megaword, Unilever, P&G, Nike, Starbucks, Yahoo, YouTube, Adidas, BPI, Jollibee, Globe, SM, McDonalds, Meralco, Sony, Acer, Asus, KFC, Coca Cola, Kia, Visa, Mastercard, Metrobank, Gold’s Gym, Green Cross, Marie France, Facial Care Center, Spinner, Star Mobile, Union Bank, Baskin Robbins, TGIFridays Restaurant Group, Lenovo, Johnnie Walker, Sofitel Hotel, Cebu Pacific, and many more.

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Do you have a list of your team members / authors / writers / contributors?

You can see a full list of our active members here – http://WhenInManila.com/authorspage

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What if I want to send you samples of our products (clothes/shoes/pastries/sweets/make-up/anything) for you to review and write about?

Best to email us first, so we can better see what is needed to properly promote your brand.

Please email our Managing Editor, Angeline Rodriguez, at angeline.wheninmanila@gmail.com for potential product features.

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Do you post press releases?

We try not to feature too many press releases or advertorials on our site to keep our content authentic and in order to maintain the quality and credibility of our site.

Email our Managing Editor, Angeline Rodriguez, at angeline.wheninmanila@gmail.com for potential features so that we can see how we can best work with you for features or partnerships.

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Does online marketing work?

ABSOLUTELY! We’ve had many success stories!

Here’s one of our favorite success stories – “The Power of Online Marketing: A Testimonial about Internet Advertising

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Can you please post my personal blog? Can you please share my video? Can you please post this or that for me? Can you share this to help me win this contest? Can you please help share this to help this person? Can you post this to raise funds for this sick person? Etc…

We try our best to go through each and every submission we get, but unfortunately, we are not able to publish every single article, blog post, or video sent to us. We are always looking for unique, positive, and fun stories and videos to share, so if your submitted content fits the bill then we’ll reach out to you to talk about possibly sharing it our site.

We can also only share original articles and blog posts. If you have a personal story or photo you’d like to share, or interesting groups, businesses, people, or ideas you’d like for us to highlight, please email our Managing Editor, Angeline Rodriguez, at angeline.wheninmanila@gmail.com

Finally, for posts on helping people out, as much as we try to assist everyone who might need it, we get hundreds of requests regularly asking for help. While we do our best to share each one, please note that it is very difficult since we need to verify each one and make sure that all the info is correct and that it is not a scam. If you really need to help someone and you can send the full story with all the info, and have proof to verify the story and people are in genuine need of help, please send all of that over and we can consider it.

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I wish you would post more “positive” articles / Why did you publish that one article I don’t agree with? Don’t you have anything better to write about?

Actually, 90%-99% of our articles are positive. We write about the great food finds we taste, we share that little hole in the wall we think our readers might love, we share stories about inspiring people, we spread stories about events that uplift us, we post about things that motivate us, we feature events, places, people, foodblogs and things that we feel are great for Manila, the Philippines and the world.

Once in a while, we do have more controversial articles or features about certain “negative” events where we write about it to warn others or to foster dialogue and communication within our readers. There are times that these more controversial articles tend to get a lot of traction online.

Please know that our intentions are always to share knowledge and to inform. We do not intend to spread negativity. It is out of our hands if readers choose to share the controversial story, rather than our cool new restaurant review. So if an article does go viral that you do not feel should be shared, simply don’t, and then head back to our site and find one of the many more articles we have that is more positive, and share that.

A few (around 20) samples of positive articles are in the links on the text for this answer.

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Why do you post clickbait? Why do you have misleading headlines?

Thank you so much for this concern. We can tell you that to a certain extent, everything posted online wants your attention. All our articles want to get you intrigued and read the full story on our site. On the other hand, the extreme negative version of “clickbait” is posting something completely untrue or completely different from the article or destination in hopes of “baiting” you to sites, which would then either sell you something or possibly even install some malware on your computer. We can assure you that we never craft articles or titles in a misleading way just to get you to come to our site. Although we do try to find the interesting angle or the “drama” to a story at times, we will never intentionally mislead or misconstrue a story or headline just to get you to click on it.

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Why do you blog about places not in Manila? Aren’t you guys called “When In Manila”?

Although many of our articles are centered around and about Manila, most of our readers and people from Manila also like hearing about other places they can travel to, other global news bits, and international trending articles.

We feel it irrational to say we cannot write about our trip to Japan, our visit to Cebu, our discoveries in New Zealand or our adventures in Davao, especially when most people from Manila also travel and would also want to hear about these wonderful stories. Similar to asking the New York Times to only write about New York, or the Manila Bulletin to only write about Manila, we don’t think it would be wise to do that.

We firmly believe in being a global citizen. We believe that Manila is part of a bigger world.

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Can you please stop sending me notifications on Facebook? I commented on one of your articles on your Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wheninmanila) and now your page won’t stop sending me updates on Facebook; how do I opt out from that?

We do not directly send you anything on Facebook. For that matter, we cannot send anyone any notifications or updates directly on Facebook. We also did not “tag” you on anything nor can we ever do that. We also do not “put” anything on your page nor can we remove anything from your personal page. What you are getting are most likely Facebook functions, updates, or notifications. We assume it may be notifications from thread where you commented on our page. Updates or notifications you are getting are Facebook functions and we have nothing to do with that. There are options you can click on like the “Stop Notifications” button from that specific thread that will stop notifications. It would be best to read through Facebook’s guidelines and help pages as we are not sure what specific notifications you are getting. What we can assure you is that we do not send you any updates of Facebook notifications even if we wanted to as Facebook does not have those options for us.

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Where do you announce your contest winners? I don’t see who won your contest?

We usually announce contest winners on the contest post itself. Most of the time this will be on our website on the actual article with the contest guidelines. Sometimes, we run contests solely on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In those cases, we announce the winners there on the post itself.

Sometimes, winner announcements are late, but rest assured that all contests have winners and all contests are legit. Moreover, rest assured that we always announce the winners.

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Who can I contact if I have more questions?

COO: Sky Gavin – Sky.WhenInManila@gmail.com

Business Development Head: Kacy Chua – KacyChua.WhenInManila@gmail.com

Managing Editor: Angeline Rodriguez – Angeline.WhenInManila@gmail.com

Communications Manager / Media Partnerships: Nicole Villaluz – Partner.WhenInManila@gmail.com

Advertising / Sales – http://wheninmanila.com/advertise

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