Mike Ilagan is a naturally talented person and with the help of his hard work and dedication he is able to get the attentions of the world towards his publications and work. We recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with him. We are sharing it here with you.
Pro Media Mag : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers?
Mike Ilagan : My name is Mike Ilagan and I’m a Filipino/Australian Entrepreneur. I’m the managing director of StarCentral Magazine as well as Inlife Magazine (StarCentral Magazine’s extension to the Filipino Australian community) and one of the managing partners of the newly launched Model & Mode magazine (StarCentral Magazine’s extension to the modelling industry).
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into start StarCentral Magazine?
Mike Ilagan : I was a graphic designer by trade but I had such a hard time trying to find a job so I decided to start a magazine to get more experience in the graphic design field. One thing led to another and I ended up making a living out of running a number of publications.
Pro Media Mag : What are the main features and categories your magazine covers?
Mike Ilagan : The aim of the magazine is to promote to the world that there are so many hidden talent out there. Their main objective is to encourage the local community to support their home-grown heroes.
Pro Media Mag : What is your favorite part about being an Entrepreneur?
Mike Ilagan : The fact that I get to do what I love and get paid for it.
Pro Media Mag : What kind of marketing consultancy you provide?
Mike Ilagan : I provide marketing advice to a number of small businesses on how to better market their brand better online.
Pro Media Mag : You also work as eventologist. Tell us more about your experience in this field?
Mike Ilagan : I’ve been running events for the past 10 years now and I love it. From modelling competitions to beauty pageants to fashion shows and concerts, I’ve pretty done them all. For those interested in organizing their own events out there my advice is to do your homework first and surround yourself with a dream team that will make your vision come to life.
Pro Media Mag : Any future goals you want to achieve?
Mike Ilagan : My personal goal is take StarCentral magazine to a higher level – to the level of Vogue, Instyle or Vanity Fair.
Pro Media Mag : Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you?
Mike Ilagan : Yes, very much. You can follow me on Facebook or