SM Supermalls Cyber Month Events and Activities, Announced!

SM Supermalls, the biggest and most popular chain of malls in the Philippines, is celebrating CyberMonth 2015 from August 1 to 31 as a treat for all geeks and gadget enthusiasts across the country.

SM Cyber Month

Being a Filipino technology blogger for almost 8 years now, I think it's great that SM has decided to dedicate an entire month - year after year - to acknowledge the important role of technology in our lives -- especially in this digital age. It's amazing to see an iconic brand and industry-leader like SM sharing my goal and vision as I continue to craft TechPinas.

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

According to a recent research by IDC, the Philippines is one the fastest growing markets for mobile devices in the entire Asia Pacific region. In fact, in 2014 alone, a whopping 26.8 Million smartphones were shipped across our archipelago.

I think SM CyberMonth doesn't only reinforce our country's stature as one of the global front-runners when it comes to adoption of new technology but it also allows more Filipinos to appreciate and enjoy the wonders of gadgets in their daily lives -- for both work and play. Not to mention, it will also let them purchase mobile devices and even appliances for home living for a lot less; Thanks to promos and major discounts at participating electronics stores.

In line with this year's celebration, SM Cyberzone and SM Appliance Center will be holding a number of events, activities, and raffle promos that will surely put a smile on the faces of all Pinoy techies!

Here's what we can expect to see and experience at SM Supermalls this 'CyberMonth':

Nationwide Tech Sale - Cyberzone gadget and accessories stores will be offering exclusive promos, and discounts of up to a whopping 50% off during all weekends of August. So if you're thinking about purchasing a gadget or a case for your handset or tablet, now's the best time to do it!

Cyber Tunes - Electronic dance DJ's and bands will be performing their sets to entertain mall shoppers on Saturdays and Sundays. Now, what should put everyone in a geeky mood!

SMART Clash of Clans - The country's biggest network - Smart Communications - partnered with SM Supermalls to mount a series of events for mobile gamers. #SmartPHClash tournaments will be held at at SMDC Light Mall, SM Lipa, SM Cebu, SM Lanang Premier and SM Baguio. I know many of you guys play CoC, so why join a 'war' along with your clan at one of the qualifying rounds?

SM Cyberzone will also hold SMART Gadget Expos at SM North EDSA, SM Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier where Smart subscribers can avail of discounted devices up to 50% off, join gadget auctions, raffle promos and participate in tech talks and product demonstrations.

SM Game Fest - Aside Clash of Clans tournaments, SM Cyberzone will also set up booths where shoppers can play online games and make friends with other tech savvy gamers! Who knows, you might even meet someone - uhm - interesting at the venue?

Exclusive Raffle Promos for Smart Bro Subscribers - Get a chance to win an Apple MacBook, iPad Mini or a XiaoMi RedMi smartphone! The promo is open to all SMART Bro prepaid subscribers who will purchase Smart Bro products at participating SM Cyberzone branches, namely, those in SM North Edsa, SM City Fairview, SM Cebu, SM Baguio, SM Davao, SM Southmall, SM Iloilo, SM Clark and SM Megamall.

Check out SM Supermalls Cyber Month 2015 schedule of events and activities.

TP Friends, I was fortunate to have been invited by our friends at SM Supermalls to witness the official launch and take-off of this year's CyberMonth celebration held at SM City Fairview in Quezon City.

Let me share with you some photos at I took during the event.

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month
Caption: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony - Mr. Patrick Pacla, Assistant Vice President for Cyberzone, Mr. Jay Aranas, Group Marketing Manager for Central, North, Ms. Lea Casamayor, Mall Manager of SM City Fairview, Ms. MJ Salinas, Marketing Manager of SM Appliance, Mr. Roderick Butch Valdes, AVP Operations of SM Appliance, Mr. Stephen Ong, Asst. Store Manager of SM Appliance- Fairview Branch, Ms. Lorena So, ISM Head for Trade Marketing of LG

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

Representatives from LG Mobile Philippines also took the opportunity to demo some of the key features and main selling points of their 2015 flagship smartphone, the LG G4. The handset's imaging capabilities headlined by its 16 MegaPixel main camera with Manual Professional shooting mode along with its svelte leather back design and long battery life were particularly highlighted during the talk.

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

After which, tech bloggers and members of the media were given a demonstation of LG G4's music playback features when paired with LG Music Flow Bluetooth speaker and Miracast screen mirroring technology on LG's super large UHD TV! Yup, we got to play Clash of Clans on a massive 84-inch 4K TV by the Korean company. It was incredible!

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

After going around the SM Appliance Center exhibit area and checking out the latest TVs and smart technology products by Skyworth, the latest handsets by Oppo, Acer, Asus, and Huawei as well as LG refs, washing machines, and AC units with the Inverter Technology that keeps energy consumption to a minimum, allowing users to save on electricity costs as well as reducing a household’s impact to the environment, we all had our sumptuous merienda at Gerry's Grill.

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

Overall, it was a fun tech event as I got to play top-of-the-line devices by some gadget brands that I admire and to talk to people who are equally passionate about technology. I'm also grateful that I was able share the whole CyberMonth launch experience with my mom - who loves shopping at SM and is quite techie herself - making it a family affair, at least for me. When you think about it, that's what SM is all about, it's a place where you can shop and share good times with people who are dear to you.

Mark Milan Macanas, SM Cyber Month

I'll definitely be going around Manila to check out SM Cyberzone activities this CyberMonth. If you see me walking around the mall, just say hi! See you there, TP Friends! Thumbs up, SM!