More than three months in the making, House Wars 2020, the culminating activity of ComCo Southeast Asia’s Camp ComCo Mentorship Program has been finally concluded!
Under the supervision of the men and women behind the trailblazing and globally award-winning communications agency ComCo Southeast Asia, the budding talents of Camp ComCo Cycles 12 and 13 strived long and hard to showcase their talent for this final moment.
In three months, the 1st virtual run of Camp ComCo Mentorship Program was able to conduct rigid trainings and workshops about New PR and Smart Social, PR Writing and Content Creation, Media Engagement, Content Planning, Strategic Communications, Brand Marketing and Presenting Techniques, as well as specialization elective on Crisis Communications. The apprentices were also immersed in the actual communications practice by working alongside their mentors in the day-to-day operations of the Agency.
As part of the program conclusion, ComCo Southeast Asia partnered with Starbucks Philippines for the culminating project of the House Wars 2020. In preparation for the competition, Cycles 12 and 13 were graced by Starbucks Philippines Media and Corporate Affairs Assistant Manager Denise Barrameda who served as part of the pool of mentors of the program.
House Whaleshark is composed of members Ricca Sy from Ateneo de Manila University, Joenald Dycaico from Saint Louis University, Shaina Semaña, and Camp ComCo alumni Janela Bufi as Advisor and Jerica Jimenez as Co-Advisor. Members of House Flyingfox include Kitty Topacio from Ateneo de Manila University, Godfreyna Canja from Trinity University of Asia, Carlos Sevilla from the University of Santo Tomas, and Camp ComCo alumni Queenie Resmundo as Advisor and Eli Dailo as Co-Advisor.
House Hawksbill on the other hand are Alec Concejero from Ateneo de Manila University, Dickson Florita from College of Saint Benilde, Choco Nery from University of the Philippines – Diliman, and Camp ComCo alumni AC Recio as Advisor, and Patricia Rana and Enki San Jose as Co-Advisors. Last but certainly not least, House Bearcat is composed of Patricia Yap from Ateneo de Manila University, Frankie Franco from Mapua Institute of Technology, Matthew Escosia, Mhaye Mercado, and Camp ComCo Alumni Harvey Llamosa as Advisor and Bleu Gutierrez as Co-Advisor.
House Whaleshark is cited for its presentation, Flyingfox for its thought process and ideation, Hawksbill for its content and digital execution, and Bearcat for its PR, event, and integrated execution. While it’s a tight fight with all the great ideas presented, a decision has to be made. After long deliberation, House Hawksbill was declared as the Grand Champion for its cohesive content and maximization of digital amid the pandemic.
Season 14 is now open!
With the epic conclusion of Camp ComCo Cycle 13, the mentorship program is now looking for the next set of creative rebels who will form its 14th cycle.
If you think you have what it takes to be among the communication industry trailblazers and if you’re ready to make a difference in people’s lives, then this program is for you! Send your applications to email@example.com
Watch the announcement video here:
About Camp ComCo Mentorship Program
Built by the Agency’s pool of experts, Camp ComCo Mentorship Program is an intensive and comprehensive talent incubation initiative, industry linkage course, and apprenticeship program designed to transform communication, marketing, and multimedia arts students and fresh graduates into revolutionary practitioners of the industry. House Wars is the culminating activity of the Camp ComCo Mentorship Program. In 2018, the Camp’s four houses, House Bearcat, Flying Fox, Hawksbill and Whaleshark, competed and pitched its respective proposals to Unilab Foundation. The result is the 1st Play Advocacy Week, a campaign co-managed by ComCo Southeast Asia, including some of the Camp ComCo Alumni who have become part of the Agency and the rest who volunteered to participate in the culminating event. It has been awarded the prestigious Quill Award by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2019 and the Gold Anvil Award by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) last 2020.
About ComCo Southeast Asia
ComCo Southeast Asia is a trailblazing and globally award-winning integrated communications agency powered by the coalition of premier brand architects and communication trailblazers in the region. Based in the Philippines and dedicated to the Southeast Asia market, ComCo SEA takes the lead in the innovation of premier brands and growth of up and coming businesses through the emerging global disciplines of New PR – a strategy based, content-driven, and channel-agnostic way of doing PR, and Smart Social – a holistic, authentic and integrated approach in the maximization of digital and social channels, to effectively reach and engage audiences and help influence change.
To know more about ComCo Southeast Asia, visit www.comco-hq.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comco-hq, and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.