Thai News Provider, Hua Hin Today, joins ONEm’s platform

Thai News Provider, Hua Hin Today, joins ONEm’s platform

December 14, 2016

Member Press Release

Hua Hin Today is making history as the first news provider in Thailand to join the ONEm ecosystem. Through working with ONEm, Hua Hin Today will enable their current readership base to interact with their news content through any mobile phone, without the need for data. This is paving the way forward for greater accessibility to local news for everyone.

Hua Hin Today is the only English newspaper in the region which keeps the community informed of the latest local news on events and happenings in the area.

Hua Hin is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a quiet fishing village, it grew into a fashionable escape for Bangkok residents after the 1920s when the Thai royal family built summer residences there. Hua Hin Beach is popular for kitesurfing and other water sports and is lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks. Hua Hin hosts many exciting events throughout the year such as a Jazz Festival, Kite Festival, Car Rally and Cricket.

As the region flourishes, Hua Hin Today has joined the ONEm platform to expand the readership of its news content and enable exciting interactive services that will increase their customers’ engagement.

Users can now read Hua Hin Today news through their mobile phone through SMS and audio without the need for mobile data or WiFi. Using SMS, Users are able to see which news stories are trending and to search by category.

ONEm delivers an ecosystem of rich interactive content through Mobile Operators to their mobile subscribers. Users enjoy new and exciting content and services on their mobile phone without needing to download an app, wait for updates or consume any data. This is a huge benefit to mobile operators who have been struggling to find affordable ways to empower subscribers with local relevant content through their mobile which is accessible to all.

Visa Chimdee, General Manager at Hua Hin Today, commented “We are very happy to be able to join ONEm and to have our publication made available on this user-friendly platform. Hua Hin Today will now be able to inform past and future visitors to our region with the latest news and information about Hua Hin Thailand and surrounds.”

Christopher Richardson, CEO at ONEm, stated “We are happy to partner with Thai Hua Hin Today to have their English content news available on the ONEm Platform which will be accessible on ordinary mobile anywhere in the world. Our goal is to have ONEm and the hundreds of free services available on every mobile network. A news source like Hua Hin Today is a valuable tourist resource which will be available on any mobile device in or outside of Thailand. People will be able to use our PostBoard service to post local relevant news about what is happening in the region.”

Providing people with local relevant news through mobile ensures everyone stays informed and can open doors to new income opportunities. Knowledge is power.

 

About Hua Hin Today

It is a monthly English language newspaper established in 2003 and published in Hua Hin with an office located in Phetchakasim Road, Hua Hin Thailand. Thousands of papers are distributed throughout the Provinces of Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan with a focus on the towns of Hua Hin, Cha-Am and Pranburi. The website and Facebook pages provide online editions of the paper and other additional unpublished information. Content of the paper includes the promotion and reporting of local events and other articles which may relate to activities in the region.  As well as news, the content covers restaurants, resorts and sporting activities, especially golf as there are many golf courses in the region with major events.

 

About ONEm Communications

ONEm is a global platform for mobile operators that provides all connected subscribers with advanced user experiences to access a wide range of content and services over voice and SMS.  ONEm is currently building many relationships with content providers and mobile operators creating an ecosystem where diverse interests can achieve a common business and social goal through one simple connection.  In the face of relentless internet encroachment into traditional communication domains, ONEm is revitalizing Mobile Operator’s existing infrastructure by repurposing their voice and SMS to provide interactive content and services that can allow content providers reach more than two times the user base of the internet. For more information, please email info@onem.com

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