Maybe I’m naïve but I’ve always believed that good things would come from good work.
So when my boss come up to me one day and said: “Hey, we’ll most likely be winning a regional PR award for Maverick,” I was nonchalant.
Well, we deserve such an award, I thought. I had seen first-hand over the past couple of years how hard everyone in Maverick worked in coming up with creative ideas, developing communications plans for clients and took pains in providing our clients with the best advice they can muster.
But then my boss, Ong, sprang the surprise: “And you will be coming with me to Kuching to receive the award.”
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Solo traveling did not come easy for me. It took me four years of wishful thinking before I could summon enough courage to travel alone to somewhere distant and adventurous.
For someone raised in a family where girls are looked down upon, it took the lure of a free stipend from a Personal Development Fund from Maverick, the company I work for, to decide me to travel. The fun, equivalent to a month’s salary, is what the company gives its staff who have worked there for a year to develop themselves. They can do so traveling to a place they haven’t been before or taking a course that develops them as persons.
Resolute, I bought air tickets for Kathmandu, packed my bag, and told my parents that I was visiting my best friend in Bangkok, a necessary little white lie to placate my conservative parents.
Incumbent Jokowi was looking good, even unassailable, in the runup for the Presidential elections.
He had a slick social media campaign, he was popular with a common touch, he could claim credit for massive infrastructure successes from Jakarta’s MRT to toll roads linking cities in Java and in Eastern Indonesia. His supporters had much to crow about.
And crow they did. It is impossible to wade into social media without coming across the snarky, witty comments and memes generated by the Jokowi supporters. Generally one gets a feeling that they look down on the other camp, dismissing them as clumsy, crass, corrupt and beyond the pale.
Indonesia saat ini sedang menikmati perkembangan industri digital yang pesat, tercermin dari berkembangnya industri startup. Di awal tahun ini, Indonesia berada di peringkat ke-5 untuk negara dengan jumlah startup terbanyak dengan 2.071 startup.
Kehadiran media yang fokus pada industri startup memiliki peran besar di tengah pesatnya perkembangan industri digital di Indonesia. Media-media ini diharapkan bisa memberikan informasi yang akan dapat membantu para pelaku industri startup dalam mengembangkan bisnis mereka.
Salah satunya adalah Tech in Asia, sebuah media komunitas online pelaku startup di Indonesia. Pada 15 Maret lalu, Maverick berkesempatan untuk berbincang-bincang dengan Pradipta Nugrahanto, Editor in Chief Tech in Asia Indonesia. Bagiamana pria yang akrab dipanggil Mas Dipta ini memimpin Tech in Asia? Berikut hasil wawancara kami dengan beliau:
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are handing the microphone to two women executives that mark a glowing path as the spokesperson for their respective banks throughout 2018: BRI Director Handayani and OCBC NISP President Director Parwati Surjaudaja.
These two inspiring women made it into the Top 5 Most Featured Banking Executives, according to Maverick Banking Media Performance Report 2018; a report that measures the effectiveness of communication strategy of the top 20 banks in Indonesia by monitoring news in 20 top media as well as social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
When I was studying in Australia, I worked as a part time waitress at a restaurant which only served Pepsi. I used to go around taking orders, and when my customers asked for a glass of soda, I always immediately asked them “Is Pepsi, OK?”
And each time I did that, I felt like apologizing for Pepsi, because I knew that it was Coca-Cola that dominated the cola market, and customers might therefore have a preference for Coca-Cola over other brands.
But looking back at it now, apologizing for offering Pepsi was actually unnecessary. By apologetically asking “Is Pepsi, OK?” the Pepsi brand suffers. It suffers because I, like many other waitresses out there, am helping to create the perception that the Pepsi brand is inferior and undesirable.
Is the Lalala Fest, an annual music festival held in the Orchid Forest near Lembang since 2016, Indonesia’s equivalent of the notorious Fyre Festival, dubbed The Greatest Party that Never Happened?
Perhaps Lalala could not match Fyre in terms of ambition, but what they lacked in international scale they made up with equally egregious promises and responses. But what’s worse for the Lalala organizers is that they had three years to learn from their mistakes – and they failed miserably there.
Since 2016, the Lalala music festival has been promising attendees an enchanting experience for music lovers in the forest. Each year, however, they have failed to deliver on their promise and disappointed its fans instead.
PechaKucha Nights are always quite enlightening and stimulating because you get to learn what various thought and community leaders are up to.
The last PechaKucha Night, with the theme Consume Consciously was particularly insightful. There were seven speakers, each committed to the 20X20 format of PechaKucha – 20 slides at 20 seconds each to share their ideas.
Platform e-commerce Shopee berhasil memperkuat citranya melalui liputan di media massa dengan jumlah signifikan terutama pada kegiatan kampanye pemasaran dan promosi, berdasarkan laporan Maverick E-commerce Media Insights April-September 2018. Di antara 13 platform e-commerce yang termasuk dalam laporan tersebut, Shopee merebut posisi ketiga dengan 888 pemberitaan, sementara Bukalapak dan Tokopedia memimpin di posisi pertama dan kedua dengan 1.178 dan 1.020 pemberitaan.