VEO Media is a vibrant young digital media company based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We produce, publish and run category leading websites for the lifestyles of 20-35 year-old urban Vietnamese consumers. Our goal is to inspire our clients, bring our partners strong business and yields, and establish our brands for the long-term.
VEO Media JSC was founded in 2008 and has been privately funded and invested ever since. The founders, Simon Christy and Nguyen Tuan Viet, both came together with extensive online and offline media experience from News Corporation in London and Tuoi Tre Newspapers in Ho Chi Minh City. The digital market in Vietnam was starting up, the opportunities wide open and the potential enormous.
“Saigon is predicted to achieve 8% annual growth over the next five years [to 2022], becoming the second-fastest growing urban economy in Asia during that period” Oxford Economics Study
In the beginning VEO offered a range of Digital marketing services to corporate clients in Vietnam and overseas. Whilst at the same time building out a portfolio of properties in Casual Gaming (CoVua and Sudoku) and Buzz.vn, one of the first and only social news and bookmarking sites in Vietnam. Despite 1 million unique users Buzz proved to be too soon for advertisers still fixed on offline and traditional news sites. However it provided the springboard and insight for VEO to create one of Vietnam’s first OTA’s, Alehap.vn.
“Viet Nam outbound travel is expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 9.5% between 2016 and 2021” MasterCard
Given the rapid take up of Alehap on social media and an insatiable demand for bookings, VEO reduced it’s holdings in other businesses and focussed its investment into Alehap.vn. With a focus on ROI, smart growth, targeted investment, Alehap became the largest travel brand on social media in Vietnam. Firmly established as the go to travel company for 22-35 year olds the service is still expanding continuously today. The Vietnamese online travel market is still young and the potential remains huge for those with the stomach, smarts and willpower to win. We have that!
“Vietnam’s middle class will double by 2020 to 33 million people” Forbes
Our philosophy within VEO Media is to enjoy work, be creative, passionate and hungry for success. We believe that if you enjoy your work then this shows in what you create. We take great pride in producing every design, technology, editorial content and in listening to those that use our websites every day.