People of Valencia City, Bukidnon, and surrounding areas rejoice! With the recent opening of the 3rd Samsung Experience Store by Solidmark (in Northern Mindanao) at Robinsons Place Valencia, shoppers in this location can now find and purchase their favorite brand of mobile phone, Samsung easily!
Yesterday was the Grand Opening of this brand new Samsung Store by Solidmark at Robinsons Place Valencia. It was graced by Solidmark Executives namely; Mr. Jonathan Rolida (President), Mr. Noel Dajao (General Manager), Mr. Victor Geverola (Marketing Head), Marlou Balaba (Branch Manager in Malaybalay), Ms. Cristine Manginsay (HHP Product Supervisor).
Samsung Executives were also present namely; Mr. Tom Robert Dignos (Regional Sales Manager, VISMIN), Ms. Mary Ruzeneth Dagumo (Open Sales Channel Manager), Ms. Melissa Lim (Regional Trade Marketing).
Robinsons Place Valencia Admin Officers also attended the opening and these were the ones present; Ms. Chone Delfin (Leasing Director), Ms. Jaime Gellor – (Marketing Communications Manager) and Ms. Nica Mallonga (Mall Operations Officer).
Other special guests and VIPs present were the following; from the office of the Mayor, Mr. Rembert Bautista (Executive Assistant), Barangay Captain Alex Madarang of Barangay Bagontaas, the event’s media partners (The Explorer’s Channel and DXWB FM 92.9), Pastor Ronald Joel Blanco, Dr. & Mrs. Niño Gabuya, Ms. Abigail Rodrigo, Ms. Sheila Lou Pajarillo and Mr. Leonard Pacamalan.
The event started with a blessing by Pastor Ronald Joel Blanco.
After that, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was done by Mr. Jonathan Rolida (Solidmark Inc. President), Mr. Tom Robert Dignos (Samsung Regional Sales Manager, VISMIN), Ms. Nica Mallonga (Mall Operations Officer) and one of the VIP guests.
The event was hosted and facilitated by Mr. Victor Geverola (Solidmark Inc. Marketing Head). After the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the guests were directed inside the new Samsung store.
Mr. Jonathan Rolida (Solidmark Inc. President) delivered his opening and welcoming remarks and an inspirational speech by Mr. Tom Robert Dignos (Samsung Regional Sales Manager, VISMIN) followed.
The last person to deliver a speech was Pastor Ronald Joel Blanco.
After the speeches, everybody who attended was treated to a palatable spread of cocktails and refreshments. The guests inside were also allowed to tour the store and experience the Samsung store first-hand.
The design of the Samsung Experience Store by Solidmark at Robinsons Place Valencia is very modern, eye-catching and sophisticated.
Some of the products displayed at the store are some of the famous Samsung products such as; Samsung Galaxy phone series, Samsung Galaxy Watches, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy A9, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung J6+ and many more.
They have an ongoing promo which is only for the first 50 customers who purchase Samsung J2. They get P2,000 OFF on their purchase of this product. Promo ends until supply lasts.
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE GENERAL MANAGER
We had the opportunity to have a short interview with Mr. Noel Dajao (Solidmark Inc. General Manager). Mr. Dajao was able to work with Samsung for 15 years and after he retired, he is now working with Solidmark Inc.
According to Sir Noel, this new Samsung Experience Store by Solidmark Inc. in Robinsons Place Valencia is the 3rd one in Northern Mindanao. Other locations include; Robinsons Butuan and Gaisano Iligan.
At present, there are 24 shops of Solidmark which several locations in Northern Mindanao such as; Cagayan de Oro (Limketkai and Velez), Butuan, Surigao, Cabadbaran, Iligan, Pagadian, Dipolog and many more.
Since Solidmark Inc. is known as one of the leaders in the appliance business, they would want to explore different avenues such as the gadget/mobile phone industry. Solidmark Inc. has been in the business for 49 years now and they are known for their appliance programs in Northern Mindanao.
“When we say Samsung Experience Store, it means that the shop is exclusively Samsung.” Mr. Dajao said. There are no other brands you can see from the phones to accessories, everything here is Samsung.
What makes a Samsung Experience/Concept store different from regular Samsung stores? A Samsung Experience store is operated based on Samsung’s Standard Operating procedures, standards in terms of merchandising, store display, shop design which are all mandated and approved by the Samsung brand.
Why did Solidmark Inc. choose Valencia in putting up a Samsung concept store? Valencia was chosen due to its huge potential market, booming economy, high dispensable income, and strategic location.
According to Sir Noel Dajao, Samsung is simply better than the others because of its elegant/sleek design, great quality, innovativeness (always has new models), impressive marketing campaigns, supportive management when it comes to distributors/franchisees and it also has a high retail index standard.
The best thing about going to a Samsung Experience store according to Mr. Dajao is being able to take a look at Samsung phones, become educated about them, compare their features to others so that they would know why they’re better and interact with their well-trained and skilled staff.
So if ever you are looking to buy a brand new Samsung Phone or happen to be inside Robinsons Place Valencia, don’t forget to drop by the “Samsung Experience” store at the 2nd floor beside Digiworld and have a wonderful time at this shop!