Students Fly High in the Digital Age (PR Newswire)

BANGKOK, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Webster University Thailand recently invited Thai AirAsia to share real-world knowledge of the role of digital technology in business with students during a one-day session on June 24, 2015 on the topic of  External Communications in the Digital Age. The session focused on the vital role of tech innovations in business communications and in creating corporate social media strategies.

The hands-on event with the airline’s Senior Digital Manager Karen Chan Lye May and Corporate Communications Supervisor Krittiyawadee Pongpanich gave students valuable insights into AirAsia’s unique PR campaigns, as well as highlighting the importance of social media in today’s digital and tech-driven society.

The day comprised part of the course for undergraduates at Webster University studying Issues in Management: Management in the Digital Age, as well as students from the Master of Arts in Media Communications course.  

AirAsia is renowned for its digital branding campaigns, creating a strong brand identity over the past decade that has reached beyond Thailand to the wider ASEAN region and even outside of Asia.  As winner of the  World’s  Best Low-Cost Airline award by Skytrax for seven consecutive years (2009-2015), AirAsia has been repeatedly voted as a top digital brand in several Asian countries by industry experts. Last year the airline set up official LINE accounts in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia to reach some of the app’s 490 million global users.

Speaking after the session at Webster University, Karen Chan Lye May, Senior Digital Manager of Thai AirAsia, said: “It was a pleasure to share my experience at AirAsia with Webster University students in our session about External Communications in the Digital Age. When AirAsia first started, the internet was not as widely accessible as it is today. Today, we know that social media and understanding how to do business in the digital age is a necessary skill. Coming from a company that has always believed in the use of innovation and technology, we are pleased to see that Webster University offers such a course in order to prepare students for the future where the speed and impact of information is extremely fast, powerful and influential.”

Webster University Thailand designs courses which incorporate the latest digital and tech innovations and trends to help prepare students for the evolving world of business management and corporate communications. New courses this summer include Delivering Digital Media, run at the Bangkok campus, and Digital Publishing Content Development for the Undergraduate Program, being taught at the Cha-Am campus.

Webster University Thailand was also pleased to attend the Adobe Digital Publishing Summit last year in Singapore and participated in the Google Online Marketing Challenge 2015; read more about GOMC 2015 on the Webster University and Webster University Thailand website, and watch the GOMC 2015 video on YouTube.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Webster University ( http://www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Webster University was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Webster University Thailand ( www.webster.ac.th) campus was established in 1999. There are two campuses, Cha-Am/Hua Hin campus offering undergraduate programs and the Bangkok Academic Center which offers graduate programs and select undergraduate programs. Webster University Thailand is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, USA, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Higher Education Commission – Ministry of Education, Thailand and it has been certified “Excellent” by The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), which performs educational quality assessments.

Media Contact: Oliver Skatar, Public Relations and Marketing Communications, Webster University Thailand, +66 (0) 2 106 6599, prmc@webster.ac.th

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SOURCE Webster University Thailand