Sony Philippines house happy vibes and nostalgic moments as Filipinos remember their fondest memory with family and friends through #HappyWithSony online photo contest on Facebook. This activity encourages consumers to take a trip down memory lane, capture their oldest Sony Entertainment systems and share how their favorite Sony products helped them create memories that they love going back to time and again.
The positive response to #HappyWithSony Campaign does not come as a surprise as Filipinos are known to be sentimental. Many dug through their treasured keepsakes to join the contest. The ones who could not join because they no longer have a photo of the product still shared their stories. With over 900 entries, Sony has finally selected and awarded the winners of the contest.“We were amazed with all the entries we’ve received and this gave us a peek into how Filipino families treasure what is close to their hearts whether it’s their old TV sets or their stereo system that has made their lives fun, memorable and exciting growing up. We aim to continue to bring families and friends closer together through our innovations,” said Mr. Nobuyoshi Otake, President and Managing Director, Sony Philippines.
Emerging as the grand prize winner is Dra. Ignacia Alegre, an antique collector, shared a photo of her forty year old Sony TV set. “We could never discard our black and white Sony TV; to this day it still works and has superb audio stereo sounds. Way back in the 70’s it was a treat at the end of the day to gather around the TV and watch our favorite FPJ movies, Knight Rider, Basketball, and John and Masha.
We consider our Sony TV a family treasure we can never let go,” shared Dra. Alegre.
Meanwhile, Ferdinand Angeles could not contain his happiness when he learned he won second place. “I’m very happy Sony ran the contest. I’ve been telling my children the story of how our Sony TV played a huge part in our father and son bonding off the court. Our Sony TV has been with us for years, always remaining a constant in our lives, even after my parents passed away. The same TV brings me closer not only to my son but to my entire family, the same way it gave color to my relationship with my late dad from the day it entered our home,” Angeles shared.
Lastly, Jo Rain Lee Pyo took home third place with his family photo and Sony’s audio system, which played a huge role in the love story of his parents. “My father was an OFW in Saudi Arabia, back then the internet did not exist and making long distance phone calls was very expensive. So what my father did, he recorded messages on a cassette tape, and would send it via snail mail to my mom and me. I still recall my excitement of receiving the cassette tapes in the mail, and the look on my mom’s face when she heard my father’s voice recording ‘boom’ over our Sony Audio system. Despite the distance from dad, we had a lot of good memories bonding as a family,” said Pyo.
Sony and the Filipino families have had a long and meaningful history throughout the years. “We’ve bridged the gaps of our fellow OFWs and their families time and again with our products. We’ve been a part of their most memorable memories, and we will continue to bring meaningful experiences to them in the next years,” shared Maria Socorro-Cordova, Product Manager, Sony Philippines – Home Audio Video.
Other winners of the contest include Inggoh Simon-King, Reen Kay, Johndale Grace Mendez, Sophia Marie Barellano, Richard Santos, Jheanna Nungay, and Karlo Palmero Miro. Each received select products from Sony ranging from MHC-V11, MHC-ECL7D, GTK-XB7, MHC-V44D and the Shake X7 audio product.
To learn more about the various audio products offered, visit the Sony Centres and Authorized Dealers across the country. For more information, visit www.sony.com.ph, or follow twitter.com/SonyPHinc and Instagram.com/sonyPHInc.