SYKES POPTastic YEC 2014

Sykes PopTastic Year End Celebration 2014…


SYKES ends a great year with a POPTASTIC celebration

Ever since SYKES pioneered the business process outsourcing ( BPO ) industry in the Philippines, it has become one the most popular choices of career-seekers. And with the industry growing to unprecedented heights, SYKES has definitely started a popular career movement in this country.

And this is what SYKES POPTASTIC 2014 highlights, the company’s annual Year-End Party Celebration ( YEC ) held last December 14, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center. POPTASTIC boasted of the last song syndrome-inducing music, big prizes, vibrant performances and SYKES employees sporting pop-inspired attire.


It was hosted by the funny and playful Boys Night Out trio of Sam YG, Toni Tony and Slick Rick together with TV host Karen Pamintuan.


Boys Night Out has been one of the hottest radio shows for the past eight years, and the group has been nominated as Yahoo Philippines’ Best Radio Shows for three years in a row. Pamintuan headlines Listed, now on it’s third season and continues to be Lifestyle Network’s flagship and lifestyle authority program.


SYKES Vice President for Philippines Operations Dean Van Ormers says they really leave no stone unturned when it comes to mounting their YEC. “ The YEC is already a part of SYKES calendar-something that our employees look forward to every year. And we make sure it is worth their wait.”

Opening the show are SYKES employees letting it loose to the melody of the year’s biggest pop hits. The highly anticipated and competitive dance competition also featured employees from SYKES’ different business units grooving to different Korean Pop tunes and costumes, adding color and quirk to the festivities.

SYKES Senior Management Leaders Van Omer, Senior Operations Director Marc Guison and Operations Director Kenneth Juarez also surpised everyone with a performance of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, showcasing Western Pop’s signiture swag and savvy style.

And the POPTASTIC highlight is none other than Ely Buendia, widely regarded as one of he most respected Pinoy music icons and biggest pop rock act in the country. He thrilled everyone with his renditions of timeless hits such as Ang Huling El Bimbo, Alapaap and Magasin and currently performs as guitarist and lead vocalist for Pupil and The Oktaves.

Included in the program are the recognition of the 10-year and 15-year service awardees, and the employees club of the year. More than 1.5 Million worth of prizes was also given away ecstatic raffle draw winners.

Around 6,000 employees were in attendance, and held simultaneously with SYKES Cebu’s own Year-End Celebration held at the J. Convention Center.

SYKES Director for Branding and Communications Cecile Moreno-Venancio says the YEC is an opportunity for the company to showcase the culture of support it is very much proud of. “In a company as big as ours, so we make sure that they all feel valued.”

Van Ormer underscores POPTASTIC celebrates the massive growth of the seeds SYKES planted way back in 1997. “ There were no call centers then, but SYKES was already here breaking new ground. The BPO industry is now very, very big – POP in all ways imaginable. It is already something that is enjoyed and appreciated by a very big number of people, and SYKES is very proud to have started it all.”







We got the chance to view and take photo at the same time for the place where SYKES held their Year-End Celebration 2014 at SMX MOA. Me and my blogger friends got inside the venue first. Thank you to Mark Delgado for inviting me, Mars, Ivan and 2 others for the wonderful Christmas party ever had with SYKES.

The performance level are so high, I witness the performance of the first group and I can say that they performed very well without a doubt. The Energy, the Dance Choreography, Costume, Facial Reaction while Dancing and the props are accordingly.

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