Why Bjorka should worry the Government

The danger of hacker Bjorka to the Government lies not in the information he purportedly hacked and leaked. The danger comes from the reaction of Indonesian netizens to any news or posts about Bjorka‚Äôs antics. Bjorka Check out Twitter and other social media news feeds and typical reactions are support for Bjorka and criticism of... Continue Reading →

APCO clinches job to make Najib et al look good

Interesting news about APCO winning the PA/PR contract with the Malaysian Government (see extract below). The question, raised here between Unspun and Kay Peng (who still hasn't released my comment in his blog), is whether anything can be done to improve the image of Najib and the Malaysian government, regardless of how good, experienced or... Continue Reading →

Foxy Obama-style New media campaign for SBY

What's with the name Fox and politicians? When Malaysian politicians wanted some help with their communications they turned to a company called Fox Communications (that was set up by some ex-journalists under the patronage of other ex-journalists). Now, with the Indonesian Presidential elections around the corner, SBY has turned to Fox Indonesia. The mission of... Continue Reading →

One step forward for Post, one step back for Globe?

Happy New Year everyone as we knuckle down to brace our or embrace 2009. Therse are interesting times indeed. Unspun was out vacationing in Vietnam and Malaysia and came back to Jakarta last week to recuperate and to save up for the next vacation. While Unspun was away, however, there's been a couple of interesting... Continue Reading →

How the WOM turns in PR

Something terribly wrong about using over 300,000 "incentivized volunteers" to practie Word of Mouth marketing. Wonder if the local Ogilvy PR office in Mandiri Tower is also in on this gig? clipped from strumpette.com Ogilvy Admits Ties to Nefarious International WOM Group By Sheryl Dickerhoof, APR Friday, January 11, 2008 This just in... Ogilvy Public... Continue Reading →

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