Leaders December 2012

Stay in Touch!

Supporting, promoting and engaging with members

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is now serving our membership through eight up-to-the-minute communications channels, which are designed to support, promote and engage with member firms and the greater UK–Japan relationship.

The home of all BCCJ events, news and information (www.bccjapan.com).

Benefits: a unique login number; new member firm updates; customisable pages in our online member directory; promotional opportunities; discounted member rates for events; free event coupons; member marketplace.

Weekly Roundup
Circulated to 720-plus members every Friday afternoon.

Benefits: Delivery of BCCJ news and events to your inbox; updates from the British Embassy Tokyo and European Business Council in Japan; key diary dates; requests for member firm services.

A professional group of high-calibre members among LinkedIn’s approximately 175mn subscribers.

Benefits: Real-time business news; industry updates; commercial information from key Japan and overseas institutions; collaborative problem-solving.

A dedicated page on the world’s largest social networking site.

Benefits: Interactive content from the BCCJ, the British Embassy Tokyo; events updates; information; news about social responsibility activities.

Dedicated feed on the text-based microblogging site.

Benefits: Daily news from the BCCJ, member firms, other chambers.

Video summaries of BCCJ events, charitable activities.

Benefit: Activity updates.

Photo stream of BCCJ events, social responsibility activities.

Benefits: Access to our photo streams through our website (left column, widgets under “My BCCJ”).

Full-colour, monthly print and online publication with exclusive content, circulated to all BCCJ members and key institutions.

Benefits: Variety of top-quality editorial from journalists, BCCJ leaders, industry experts, guest VIPs.

We invite all members to reap the benefits of the BCCJ’s comprehensive communications framework by regularly sharing updates from your firms and industries, as well as writing news articles for the BCCJ website.

Maximise your exposure and stimulate member-to-member business by posting offers on the BCCJ website and/or requesting specific services through our Weekly Roundup.

All of the above helps enhance your firm’s search-engine rankings, and has the potential to open up key avenues for your business.

We have been experimenting with auto-responders to email to increase office efficiency, free up resources for us to better serve our members, and work on the BCCJ’s development strategy for the coming year.

BCCJ Operations Manager Sanae Samata and I are genuinely looking forward to serving you in 2013—and beyond!