Jakarta has been ranked the top Twitter city in the world by Semiocast, a Paris-based company that provides data intelligence and research on social media. The cities are ranked based on the number of posted tweets.
The company says that the results are based on a sample of 1.058 billion tweets in June this year. Tokyo, in second place, is not far behind, while Bandung (Indonesia), Singapore, Osaka and Seoul also made the list. Read more
Like real life, every friend on Facebook plays a different role. There’s the Talkative One, the Quiet Admirer, the Agony Aunt, the Winger, and of course, the Partner (Facebook doesn’t allow for Partners, sorry).
SocialKit, a web app from the folks at GoodStuph, a Singapore-based “badass” social media marketing company, finds out who these people are on your social media social life, and more. Read more
On 26th July this Thursday, SoLoMo Thursday is featuring Benjamin Chiang, Business Relations Account Manager at Techsailor Group, who will be giving a talk on social media marketing, and how to utilize it for events. So if you are interested in how best to organize an event, draw attention, rack up sales as well as build up your reputation, don’t miss out on this event!
Next after Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, the Singapore online marketing and advertising company, clickTRUE just raised a Series A round from Indonesian firm, Nusantara Ventures. The team is under a confidential clause not to release the figures of the investment round.
Together with the funding, the Indonesian office of clickTRUE will also benefit from having a veteran in the digital industry in Indonesia join its board of directors: the founder of digital media agency Bubu.com and Managing Partner at Nusantara Ventures, Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo. Shinta was listed as one of 99 Most Powerful Women in Indonesia by Globe Asia in October 2011.
In the press release, Shinta says, “There is so much potential for growth in Indonesia. clickTRUE has the expertise and tools to help businesses in Indonesia click their way to success. With the evolving internet landscape, it’s still very exciting for me to be a part of this even though I’ve been doing this for years. This is exactly what we need for Indonesia to move forward in terms of performance marketing in the digital space.”
With a 240 million strong population, and approximately 40 million internet users, Indonesia is an important market for clickTRUE as digital market penetration and patterns are just emerging. The current internet penetration rate is at 17% and it is rapidly growing but her digital ad spends only averages a mere 2%. As we’ve said before, “Where Google is, clickTRUE follows.” ; Google opened an office in Indonesia a few months ago.
clickTRUE’s vision is to differentiate themselves as a top specialist in the search marketing space in Southeast Asia. The first Google Analytics Certified Partner in Southeast Asia, the company was also accredited as a Yahoo! Platinum Search Marketing Agency Ambassador just over a month ago.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Jackie Lee, clickTRUE is held by Kyosei Ventures (where Jackie is also managing partner). Kyosei is also partly owned by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), where Jackie was after his previous company, HardwareZone was acquired by them.
Check out these 5 lessons about Indonesia that we gleaned from a conference there recently.
On Thursday, 28th June, the Co-founder & Head of Business Development at JamiQ Private Limited, Kelvin Quee, will give a talk on social media, sharing his opinions on the fallacies and insights on Social Media Visualisations.
With the increasing popularity of social media, how should you make full use of it? Have you spent unnecessarily on social media? Are you listening and responding to what netizens are saying about you? How do you intelligently manage your reputation online? Gain an advantage over others – effective social media monitoring allows brand managers and decision makers to transform mere metrics into real insights that your business needs for immediate, strategic (and often cost-sensitive) decision-making. Read more
Ten years of experience in the construction business and enterprise solutions for the industry — this formed the foundation of the Builk team that today, aims to bring the traditional industry into the Information Age.
Builk Asia is a free management software and professional network for the construction business. With this bold ambition for a traditional industry, coupled with an interesting business model, we had to chat with Patai Padungtin, the company’s principal and co-founder. Read more
Like them or not, social media celebrities like Xiaxue, together with their thousands upon thousands of Twitter followers, are here to stay.
Reputations rise or crumble by their tweets. A restaurant’s branding will be hit simply because a waiter offends a superblogger, who then writes about it. With their massive influence, they’re the new rulers of the Internet world.
Perhaps drunk with their newfound power, they can get downright nasty, depending on their mood. So if you piss them off enough to go after you, well good luck.
Several unlucky Singaporean men found that out the hard way, when Xiaxue, a well-known Singapore celebrity blogger, decided to get her revenge. Read more
The Facebook Pages Manager is now available for free to iPhone and iPad users through the Apps Store. The app by the world’s largest social network lets users manage their company’s Facebook Pages using their phone.
While the official Facebook app allows for some basic Facebook Page management, it lacks a lot of key features. This new app has the ability to let social media managers post new updates and photos on their Pages, get push notifications about Page activity, view Page insights, and more. Read more
Facebook has launched a feature that allows users to get special deals from merchants within the social network.
The deals will appear on their news feeds, and after claiming a deal, an email will be sent to the user. The deal can then be redeemed by flashing the email at a store.
Facebook Offers is currently in beta and is being rolled out to selected businesses in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, US, and Turkey, according to The Verge. Read more
A version of this article was first published on Grey Review.
Facebook has over 850 million users worldwide. Out of that, a total of 194 million users are from Asia at the end of March 2012. Most of these users from the Southeast Asia region – 97 million or 54% of the total Facebook users in Asia. Some other observations on the latest Facebook in Asia statistics: Read more