Holla appoints Jonathan Seevaratnam as Executive Producer
By Digital News Asia October 11, 2021
- Veteran producer, entertainment guru to lead Holla’s ASEAN expansion
- Holla aims to be go-to celebrity-fan platform and digital gift giving
ASEAN celebrity engagement platform, Holla announced the appointment of Jonathan Seevaratnam as Executive Producer to “Make every hello extraordinary” for Malaysians in these challenging times. Jonathan will also oversee the onboarding and debut of talents in the ASEAN markets. He will also be responsible for creating and producing unique experiences for fans to engage with their favourite celebrities.
Jonathan comes with 21 years of experience in the entertainment industry having built an award winning events and entertainment agency in Asia with clients such as HSBC, Hong Leong Bank, AirAsia and Deloitte. Jonathan himself is an active entertainer in his own right as an accomplished emcee, speaker and performer. He has also developed and hosted three seasons of the Jiggee Jon show which boasts guests such as Yasmin Yusuf, Fakkah Fuzz, Douglas Lim, Phat Fabes and JJ.
Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan said, “The last year has been an arduous period for artists and creators the world over. Holla provides a digital platform for these talents to earn an income while engaging with their fans in a personal and meaningful way.”
Holla aims to become the go-to platform for celebrity-fan engagement and digital gift giving. Fans will be able to request a Holla for any occasion: from major life moments like a birthday, anniversary or graduation, to trivial ones like an unexpected pick-me-up or even a prank. The platform’s rapidly growing roster of talent include celebrities from Universal Music Group and Tik Tok including Diana Danielle, Alvin Chong, Meer Nash, Astrologer Wooby Gan, and DOLLA who was recently featured on Times Square in New York.
“Over the next few months we aim to grow our talent pool in more countries in the region. We are already seeing interest from talent from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Pakistan. Exciting times ahead!” adds Jonathan.
Holla was developed by Remote Ventures, a venture incubator that aims to help content creators and service providers connect to their customers through the digital delivery of services.
“Jonathan possesses the experience, relationships and passion that he has demonstrated from a track record of excellence in the entertainment industry over the years,” said Aaron Sarma (pic), cofounder of Remote Ventures. “We look forward to working with Jonathan to build Holla into the leading digital platform for artists, creators, influencers and personalities.”
Fans can download Holla on Android and iOS devices or go to www.getHolla.com