Did APCO deliver the goods to Najib et al? Here’s how to find out

Unspun learned about the article below in Malaysian Insider from Opah. Its a nice piece of business for APCO and while the Opposition in Malaysia were right to query about the amount paid, they are asking the wrong questions. Any successful public relations effort ultimately changes one or more of three things: awareness, attitude and […]

Sieg Heil Tifatul Sembiring!

Unspun missed this piece of news but Nizam over at Multibrand caught it and good job he did. Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, who was interesting for the first month or two as a minister plugged into the social networks, has once again tripped over himself in his attempt to appear smarter than he […]

Here we go with Pesta Blogger 2010

The blogging community has begun gearing up for Pesta Blogger 2010 that wil probably be held around October. Yesterday, Pesta Blogger 2009 chairperson Iman Brotoseno (@imanbr )sent out a message to Tweeps (with the hashtag #chairmanPB2010) asking who they thought should be the chairperson for Pesta Blogger 2010. There were lots of responses and nominations […]

Indonesia’s fastest growing blogs

Fashion blogs have become the most popular category of blogs in Indonesia. Talking Points examines this phenomenon and the reasons behind the rise of the Indonesian blogs. The Rise of Fashionista 2.0 When blogging started to develop in Indonesia in the early 2000s, many people were skeptical. Some wondered if it was only a passing […]

Does Indonesia Suck as a tourist destination?

@anakcerdas just alerted me to this blog posting in Travel Blog with the terse and succinct message: “Memalukan yah” (Shameful, isn’t it?). Yes, it is indeed shameful if even half of what the blogger, Mike Foster, says is true. As someone who’s adopted Jakarta and Indonesia as my home I feel duty bound to defend […]

Twitter trending topic Panasonic Gobel another sign of Indonesia’s cutting edg in new media?

The article below from TechCrunch is yet another testimony of how active Indonesians are in new media. Apparently Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest source of Tweets – after the US, Japan and Brazil. Unspun doesn’t have the stats, but there seems to be lots of anecdotal evidence that , what’s happening in the social […]

Mammon and the New Media in Indonesia

In Talking Points Unspun’s alter ego makes the observation that Indonesian has entered into an interesting phase where marketers have suddenly woken up to the potential of New Media. They are enlisting the help of Digital Influencers but are they all going about it in a way that would benefit the brands, their customers and, […]

Mammon and the New Media in Indonesia

In Talking Points Unspun’s alter ego makes the observation that Indonesian has entered into an interesting phase where marketers have suddenly woken up to the potential of New Media. They are enlisting the help of Digital Influencers but are they all going about it in a way that would benefit the brands, their customers and, […]

Malaysia the poster child for social media adoption? Ptui!

You gotta laugh at this article (below from PR Weeek) as you no longer wonder why traditional media is on such a steep decline. To make the claim in the headline that “Malaysia is rapidly becoming he psoter-child for the transformative power of social media” has got to be as preposterous as saying that the […]

Onliners 1: Minister 0

Tifatul Sembiring made a debut as Indonesian Information Minister by courting bloggers. Two days after his appointment as minister he accept an impromptou invitation and showed up at Pesta Blogger 2009 to open the event. There he promised freedom of expression – with the usual caveat about responsibility. Since then he’s been Twittering furiously and […]