“Ubos Oras” and “Ubos Pera” join Xoom’s Award-winning Filipino Commercial Lineup
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 18, 2013 –Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has introduced its latest advertising campaign for the Philippines with two new television commercials.
The first commercial, entitled “Ubos Oras” (“Time Wasted”), introduces the new Xoom Money Transfer App for Android and iOS devices. “Ubos Oras” shows a frustrated husband who is trying to send money but is faced with long lines and traffic. Fortunately, his wife comes to his rescue and shows him how to use the Xoom app, with the slide-to-send technique that allows Xoom customers to quickly send money transfers in just minutes. She concludes by telling him “now you have time for… me” as they head to a nice dinner at an elegant restaurant.
The second commercial, “Ubos Pera” (“Money Wasted”), features Filipino star Ai Ai delas Alas who shows the same husband and all the “hidden costs” of sending money in person. Xoom saves customers time and money with fees as low as $4.99 to send up to $2,999.
Both ads end with the tagline “Stop waiting in line – Xoom it online.”
“The Xoom experience is truly magical and transformative,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “Xoom offers senders a service that is safe, convenient, fast and fairly priced, and people can send money to their loved ones any time, anywhere from their desktop, smartphone or tablet device. With these two new ads, we are able to deliver these messages with likeable characters that resonate with consumers.” The ads are running on TFC and GMA through the end of the year.
Xoom’s Filipino advertising has won back-to-back Bronze Award prizes in the 2012 and 2013 Telly Awards under the Regional TV and Multi-Market Category for TV commercials. The Telly Awards honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. For over a quarter century, the Telly has been a symbol of creative excellence.
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 21, 2011 – Xoom.com announced today that it will donate 100% of the money transfers fees* for all donations sent to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) on Xoom.com from December 21-23, 2011. Donors can visit www.xoom.com/philippines to send a donation directly to any one of PNRC’s Peso or US Dollar bank accounts.
“Xoom.com is here to help the Filipino community donate to the Philippine National Red Cross. And in support of our Filipino family and friends, Xoom will also donate 100% of the money transfer fees for all donations sent,” said Julian King, Xoom.com Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development.
How to Send with Xoom.com to Help Typhoon Sendong Relief Efforts
Below are the steps to make a donation to the PNRC:
Step 1 – Sign up for a Xoom.com account, or sign in to your existing Xoom account.
Step 2 – Select Bank Deposit as the disbursement option.
Step 3 – Enter the following Recipient Name and Bank Account details:
Recipient Name – Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)
Bank Account Details – The following Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) bank account details will be needed at the time of the transaction. Customers can enter any one of the following bank accounts to make their donation:
Banco de Oro: 00-453-0018647
Bank of the Philippine Islands: 4991-0036-52
Philippine National Bank: 3752-8350-0034
Banco de Oro: 10-453-0039482
Bank of the Philippine Islands: 004994-0103-15
Philippine National Bank: 3752-8350-0042
Enter Recipient Address and Phone Number:
Philippines National Red Cross
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 2803, Philippines
Phone Number: 527-0000
*In addition to the transfer fee, Xoom may also generate revenue when it changes your dollars into a foreign currency.
Watch the Pacquiao-Marquez Fight for FREE on Pay-Per-View with your First Xoom Money Transfer to the Philippines, Latin America or the Caribbean
And get a chance to watch the fight in person with Xoom’s Send Money Now Sweepstakes.
Xoom.com is excited to announce another special offer for first time Xoom customers. All new Xoom customers who send a money transfer to the Philippines, Latin America or the Caribbean from October 3, 2011 – November 12, 2011 are entitled to watch the Pacquiao-Marquez III Pay-Per-View (PPV) fight for free. This PPV offer is valued at $55.
This is the second time Xoom.com is offering new customers a chance to watch a Pacquiao PPV fight for free. Earlier this year, Xoom.com also offered new customers the Pacquiao-Mosley PPV fight for free. “Customers were so thrilled with the Pacquiao-Mosley promotion that we are once again offering this promotion for Pacquiao-Marquez III,” said Xoom.com President and CEO, John Kunze.
In addition, Xoom.com is also running a sweepstakes for its existing customers. Customers who send a money transfer to the Philippines from October 3, 2011 – November 12, 2011 are automatically entered in a drawing for a chance to watch the fight live. Customers who also “Like” Xoom on Facebook will be entered in the drawing. One winner will get a Pacquiao-Marquez vacation package to Las Vegas that includes round trip airfare for two, hotel stay for two nights, two tickets to the fight and $500 in cash. Ten winners will also receive a $200 prepaid gift card. Weekly drawings will be held on October 17 and October 24 with the grand prize drawing on November 1. No purchase necessary.
For complete terms and conditions of this offer, please visit xoom.com/manny. This offer is subject to change without notice and is valid until supplies last. For more details on the sweepstakes, please visit xoom.com/manny-sweepstakes.
To help the victims of Typhoon Pedring in the Philippines, Xoom.com, a leading online money transfer company, announced a “Fee-Free Money Transfer” pricing initiative when sending money to the Philippines from the United States.
Money transfers can be sent with no fee through September 29, 2011 by going to the Xoom.com website and entering the coupon code PEDRING.
Xoom.com offers cash pickup, bank deposits and door-to-door delivery. USD and Peso payouts are also available.
Don’t forget to watch the Pacquiao-Mosley Fight tomorrow for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (valued at $55) with your First Money Transfer to the Philip
Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino phenomenon, takes the ring tomorrow, May 7th, against former world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley.
Xoom.com is thrilled to announce a special offer for first time Xoom customers to watch the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Sugar Shane Mosley fight for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (PPV). Xoom.com is partnering with DIRECTV to bring this incredible opportunity to first time Xoom customers sending money to the Philippines.
The PPV offer is valued at $55. For the full terms and conditions on this promotion just visit xoom.com/manny.
For the second straight year in a row, Xoom was honored to participate in the Baguio City Panagbenga Festival held the month of February. In cool crisp climate of the mountainous Baguio region, hundreds of thousands of visitors gather to celebrate this famous Festival second in size only to the Cebu Sinulog Festival held a month earlier.
Panagbenga has always been one of the most favorite “must see” events in the Philippines, given its close proximity to Metro Manila. The Panagbenga Festival showcases the many floral floats and native dances. Panagbenga is a kankanaey term for “a season of blooming.” It is also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, paying homage to the beautiful flowers the city is famous for as well as a celebration of Baguio’s re-establishment.
While the festivities last all month, the Grand Float Parade is one of the most watched events. The parade starts with colorful marching bands, groups of band and lyres representing different schools in the region a colorful parade of floats made entirely of flowers that head to the famous Session Road of Baguio.
For flower lovers, parade lovers and lovers of Baguio, this is the best time to visit the beautiful City of Pines.
For the 5th straight year, Xoom has actively participated in the countrys’ oldest and most colorful festivals: The Sinulog Festival.
The Festival draws devotees and tourists from all of the Philippines and the rest of the world. This years Festival drew over three and a half million people who crowded the streets of Cebu City; the biggest attendance of the history of the Festival. The Sinulog celebrations expressed in song and dance recalls the Filipino people’s pagan past and commemorates their conversion to Christianity.
At least 143 groups – dance contingents, higantes, floats and puppetters were on the streets, compared to 133 in 2010, 112 in 2009 and 137 in 2008 and 121 in 2007.
This year’s event officially opened mid January beginning with a novena mass at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño led by city officials, the parade included participants from schools and universities in the province. President Aquino address the gathering at the start of the Sinulog Grand Parade on January 16th.
If ever you have a chance to visit Cebu in January, the Sinulog Festival is not to be missed.
Get 50% Off Your Next Transfer to the Philippines
Xoom is offering a 50% discount on your next money transfer to the Philippines just in time for Holidays. Just enter coupon code FIFTYXMAS on our payments page the next time you send money to the Philippines. Hurry, this offer expires December 31, 2010. The coupon is good for one use only.
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