Media Old Hands Combine Expertise to Launch CNBC Indonesia Portal

Jakarta, 15 January 2018 – Indonesian financiers and executives can now get their daily dose of business updates from a world leader in business news, CNBC, in Bahasa Indonesia, following the soft launch of today. 2 years ago, CNBC and Trans entered a partnership and have been trailing the service. They finally decided that they have enough elements in lace now and that’s why they soft-launched the portal.

Helmed by former Detik Finance managing editor Wahyu Daniel, brings together familiar names from Indonesian media industry, including Herdaru Purnomo (formerly in Bloomberg), Gustidha Budiartie (formerly inTempo), and Arif Gunawan (formerly in Bisnis Indonesia, Bloomberg TV, The Jakarta Post). Having old hands with extensive background in economy and business reporting in its editorial team, CNBC Indonesia promises to facilitate better information flow for business decision making and help the country realize the full potential of its capital markets and businesses.

In addition to the freshly-launched news portal, CNBC Indonesia will deliver the latest business and financial news through its upcoming TV station by the same name. From what we’ve heard, the TV station expects to air its first broadcast in October 2018, and will have a dedicated editorial team different to the news portal’s just as CNN Indonesia does. In the meantime, CNBC Indonesia delivers its video-based contents via YouTube.

CNBC Indonesia joins the rank of Chairul Tanjung’s other media portfolio, namely TransTV, Trans7,, and CNN Indonesia.

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Before we dive deeper, let’s take a look at the operational definition of community and engagement.  Read More

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The new era of marketing is where Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a great role to close the gap by moving far past human limitations to consume and analyze data on a scale that no human can. The “intelligence” in artificial intelligence is exactly what it sounds like: the ability to think independently, to grow more knowledgeable from being exposed to more information and to adapt and adjust when things change.

But how does it actually work for brands?  Read More

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However, creating video content takes more than just making a video that looks beautiful to enjoy the medium’s tremendous power. Here are the 5 things that brands can pay attention to before jumping into the creation of video content. Read More