Last week saw the viral spread on Indonesia social media of the “news” that said Xiaomi smartphones could somehow spread the coronavirus.
Though logic-defying and blatantly fake, this piece of news was picked up by online news portals and made viral by many social media users. As an analyst at Maverick, the epidemiology of this fake news item is fascinating for me, as it contains lessons about its contagious pathways and what could be done in future outbreaks.
Tahun politik 2014 yang lalu menyaksikan hadirnya sebuah platform teknologi anyar di tengah puluhan media daring yang sudah meramaikan jagat maya. Inilah IDN Times, media berbasis daring yang dibangun Winston dan William Utomo yang tergabung dalam IDN Media. Jargon ‘The Voice of Millennials and Gen Z’ menjadi kalimat ikoniknya.
Generasi Y, atau yang lebih dikenal dengan generasi milenial, terus menjadi perbincangan dalam berbagai industri, tidak terkecuali media massa. Berbagai sektor seakan-akan berlomba menggaet kaum milenial ini. Tetapi, tanpa disadari, generasi Y yang termuda kini sebenarnya sudah menginjak usia 24 tahun dan perhatian pun mulai beralih kepada Generasi selanjutnya, generasi Z. Industri kini mencoba mencari pola perilaku generasi Z yang masih perlu terus dicermati.
I must admit that the past two years have been very tough for me. There were times when I felt like I was losing myself and hitting rock bottom. I did not give myself much time to enjoy things that I like because I was focusing more on how to be perfect. I realized that I would go crazy if I kept living my life that way, so I started to look for ways to escape my routine.
Shopee started the celebrity endorsement war among e-commerce businesses in Indonesia by signing up Blackpink, a highly popular Korean girlband, for advertisements in the latter half of 2018. Inspired by Shopee, in October 2019 the biggest domestic e-commerce platform Tokopedia spent approximately Rp17 billion to make the hottest boyband in the world, BTS, their brand ambassador. Social media were thus abuzz with talks about the ads that feature the seven BTS members.
When was the last time you did something that truly scares you? Mine was last year: I jumped off a plane over the scenic Great Ocean Road, just two hours from Melbourne, Australia.
I wish I could say that I am this daredevil who lives life untethered and gets off on the adrenaline. I am not, but every year, I made it a point to do at least one thing that terrifies me.
Last month, our Account Coordinator Lidya Sophiani was awarded top four of PRCA SEA Future Leaders Awards 2019 for the essay she wrote based on the following prompt: In the world of digital disruption and a highly diverse Asia Pacific region, what role does Public Relations & Communications play in building responsible, ethical businesses? Below is her complete essay titled Social Capital for A Brave New World.
Translating from Indonesian language to English language is no walk in the park. It requires not only good grammar skills, but also the knowledge of a great number of vocabulary.
However, English vocabulary can be tricky. When two words have similar spelling, people may mistake one for the other, even though they have different meanings. People also often make mistakes with synonyms, because even though some words may have similar meanings, they are not always interchangeable depending on the context.
With this issue in mind, we would like to share with you these “tricky” similar words to pay attention to. We hope that this can help increase your English vocabulary and improve your translation skills.
We hope these will be helpful to you. Look out for our next English Today blog post, and follow @mavgram for mini reminders on Instagram!
Early this year Maverick was invited to join the select Crisis and Litigation Communications Alliance, a group of PR firms who specialize in crisis management and litigation PR. In October we all met in Amsterdam for our annual meeting and were briefed by experts on the trends in litigation and class action lawsuits worldwide.
Here, our Singapore colleague Lai Kwok Kin shares some of his views on litigation communications and class action lawsuits in Asia in an Oped piece in The Straits Times.
Fintech, or financial technology has remarkably changed the way Indonesians make payments. It’s adoption is so fast that if you go to a traditional mom-and-pop sundry shop in, say PIK’s Freshmarket, the shopkeeper is likely to encourage you to pay using your mobile payments app.
And that’s just a small sector of Indonesian society. There is still the rest of the 260 million population to conquer. The fintech market is bristling with opportunity and growth prospects and early movers GoPay and OVO have established themselves as the main players.
LinkAja, a fintech app initiated by Indonesian state banks and other state-owned enterprises entered the market only less than half a year ago but can potentially heat up this already competitive space.
Rintik hujan tak menghalangi rekan-rekan media untuk hadir di Grand Final MaVoice 2019, sebuah ajang kompetisi menyanyi untuk para jurnalis yang diadakan oleh Maverick sejak tahun 2013. Setelah melewati audisi offline dan online sejak bulan September, di malam itu sembilan finalis berlomba meraih gelar juara MaVoice 2019.
Para finalis terlihat bersemangat dalam mempersembahkan talenta terbaik mereka. Janesti Priyandini finalis dari Koran Jawa Pos edisi Jawa Timur bahkan tak segan datang dari Surabaya untuk bergabung dalam sesi Grand Final. “Siap, aku akan hadir untuk check sound dan tampil di malam Grand Final,” tutur perempuan ayu tersebut penuh semangat.