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Chotot tops YouTube ads leaderboard in Vietnam

Singapore, 5 November, 2015 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) is pleased to announce that its online classifieds joint venture company in Vietnam,, has come out on top in the first ever YouTube Ads Leaderboard with its New Year video garnering more than 8.6 million views. Chotot is operated by 701Search Pte Ltd, SPH's joint venture with Norway’s Schibsted Media Group and Norway’s telecommunications group Telenor.
The Leaderboard presents top ten ads that resonated most with viewers, judged on a combination of popularity and promotion. Chotot's brand video "Nam Dep Trai va Dan Xe Khung" (Handsome Nam and the Amazing Bikes) is the last episode of the "Tran Thanh and Nabi go Chotot" series which went extremely viral in Vietnam this year. The video, which attracted more than 8.6 million views, 26,000 interactions and 6,000 shares in social media, depicts how a cute and quirky couple use Chotot every day to fulfill their wishes. It is also the only Vietnamese brand video in the top ten creatives released between last year and this year's Spikes Festival.

Mr Leslie Fong, Director, 701Search, said: "The increasing influence of social media shows clearly that quality content and a good underlying message are
 key ingredients to a successful campaign. This reaffirms our commitment towards growing the online classifieds business in Vietnam."
Mr Bryan Teo, General Director,, said: "As Vietnam is in the top 10 countries watching YouTube globally, building great video content is an effective tactic to communicate  the benefits of online classifieds to the market. Since its launch, our YouTube brand channel has garnered more than 63 million views and the brand engagement go beyond viewership. We will continue to invest in engaging content to reach out to our target audience."

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and 
Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like and in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.


SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classifieds

SPH's online classifieds include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds 
(STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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