The Millennial Conscious Consumer

PechaKucha Nights are always quite enlightening and stimulating because you get to learn what various thought and community leaders are up to.

Speakers at the PechaKucha Night Vol 36 on Conscious Consumption pose with DBS Indonesia’s Head of Group Strategic and Marketing Communications Mona Monika (far right). The bank is an active supporter of PechaKucha Night Jakarta.

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.

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What Community Engagement is About (and Why Some Brands Get It Wrong)

Today’s marketing has been quite reliant on the “audience” and how they “engage” with contents being placed in front of them. Brands make an effort to create and curate their social media pages in hope that this will bring in more fans – which, to them, means “more engagement”.

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

How to Make the Most Out of Your Online Community Engagement

Social media has become such an important part of a company’s engagement strategy. Through comments, likes, and follows, marketing is no longer a one-way tool to audiences but a two-way discussion among users and brands. This creates a more intimate relationship between the audience and the brand, allowing the brand to engage in more creative campaigns.

Leveraging on social media allows brands to curate their own online communities and fan base, allowing them to chart their own path for brand recognition, increased impressions, new customers, and also getting user feedback. With 1,000, 10,000 or even 1 million followers, brands are able to tap into the true power of online communities.  Read More