Indonesia’s GDILab, Thailand Digital Associate offer online monitoring services to government

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Social media analytics provider PT Generasi Digital Internasional (GDILab), in partnership with Thailand’s Digital Associates Co., Ltd are in talks with the Indonesia government to run monitoring service on various online illegal activities, including breach of music copy writes.

The new service is expected to be launched in October or November of 2016.

“We’re selling our services to the government of Indonesia and are also present in Thailand,” said managing director and founder of Digital Associates Thanarat Leetrakul told DEALSTREETASIA.

He said both companies plan to build data center to monitor online digital music activities as well as other things depending on the customers’ needs.

“We will bring the social media monitoring that GDI has in Thailand,” he noted.

On March 18, GDILab and Digital Associated set up joint cooperation on internet services for voice analytics. Now, both companies are looking to expand their business to Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia as well as Thailand.

Digital Associates, set up 10 years ago, initially provided business intelligence and digital mining. It became digital analytics provider in June 2015 to provide analysis on social media activities in Thailand.

Commenting on why his company entering Indonesia, he said, “Indonesia is very important to Southeast Asia. Secondly, it is about people and their spending power. Third, Billy Boen (founder of GDILab) is a good partner.”

In Thailand, GDI cooperates with all major record labels, all major TV and radio stations, media, media buyers, government and to a certain extent end-users. In Indonesia, both parties are also looking to work with similar entities.

Digital Associates disclosed that the company now books average annual turnover within range of $5-10 million per year.

GDI Analytics for SMEs

Meanwhile, GDILab on Friday launched GDI Analytics to help small and medium enterprises (SME’s) businesses. The GDI Analytics service is a Twitter-Facebook-Instagram analytics tools that will help startups and SME companies in marketing their products or carrying out marketing campaign.

Currently SMEs businesses contributed 60 percent to Indonesia gross domestic products. SMEs can use these analytics to grow their business.

Founder of Billy Boen, said in 2015 GDILab launched Polaris analytics – based on Facebook and Twitter bank data, as well as Iris for monitoring people’s activities in Instagram.

“Now, we collaborate the two brands into GDI Analytics,” said Billy, adding that the service is offered to SMEs at affordable price of $40 per month.

He said GDILab has helped Blue Bird, Gold’s Gym, Prudential, Seven Eleven, Telkomsel and other brands to boost the customers’ satisfaction, product development, influencer effectiveness and competitor analysis.

According to Boen, social media has become a lifestyle; corporations and SMEs can actually make use of these data to improve their services and hit the right market target. He said around 80 per cent of social media data is unstructured.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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