EVENT REVIEW #1: KAMPOENG JAZZ 2013

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The 5th International Kampoeng Jazz was held in UNPAD Dipatiukur, March 23rd 2013. With tagline “Jazz You Back to History”, Kampoeng Jazz become magnet that attract all jazz lovers in Indonesia. They invite Sondre Lerche as main guest star, young talented musician from Norway and Tetsuo Sakurai, legend bassist from Japan. There is also Fariz RM Anthology feat Indra Lesmana, Andien, Trio Lestari (Tompi, Sandy Sandoro, and Glenn Fredly), and Chaseiro as guest stars.

Kampoeng Jazz show start from 11.00 am until 11.30 pm. This event is very interesting because personally, I love music jazz and some of my favorite singer was performed in Kampoeng Jazz. Sondre, Andien, and Trio Lestari gave us very amazing performance. I’m very happy for coming and also staisfied with this event. I hope this event will always held annually and invite many jazz guest star from other country. Bravo jazz music in Indonesia!

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REVIEW EVENT #1: BRIGHTSPOT MARKET 2013

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Finally! The pioneer of curated market in Indonesia is back!

The 9th Brightspot Market was held three months ago, from February 14th – February 17th in Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall 5th Floor. With tagline “A Curated Market of All Things Cool”, Brightspot Market come with concept that support Indonesian youth creative products,  without decreasing quality of its contents..

Brightspot is curated market that was going to be the most anticipated fashion market in 2013. Brightspot come with the goal of showcasing young, independent fashion and product designers along side unique retailers and international streetwear brands has become the front-runner for new fashion and style in Indonesia. It was proven by the number of visitors from various backgrounds who came to look for references and interest about whats new these days.

What I like about Brightspot is, how they manage to keep the visitors amuse with every events and how they bring the segments together without feeling uncomfortable with the crowd. This year they amaze me with a very unique venue and maze. more than a hundred of booths they show me how creativity will never get me bored and easily are wearable. My favourite local brands are all there.

At Brightspot, I only bought Coloud. That is an earphone from Urban Ears that provide many kind of headset, earphone, headphone, etc that have interesting design and also cute colour. Overall, the designs in this event is also very interesting. It looks young, fresh, and colorful so that people would love to come and enjoy the event.

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45 Business Ideas in 2011

Hello! I will review one blog that contains 45 business ideas in 2011. The website’s link is http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1847-45-business-ideas-loved-2011.html. This website is very useful for people that want to start business because this website can give them inspiration for their business. Let’s review the 45 unique ideas!

1.    Career coach –In this competitive market, job seekers need all the help they can get. From drafting a résumé to salary negotiations, career coaches help job seekers in every step of the process to provide an edge over other candidates.
2.    Personal social media consultant – Anyone applying for college, a job or building a relationship with a business partner should expect their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be scrutinized. Personal social media consultants help individuals use social media to highlight their expertise and position themselves as an expert in their field while downplaying any negatives.
3.    Memory organizer – For as long as there have been cameras, parents have been documenting birthdays, holidays and first days of school. But instead of an album, those memories get stuck in digital cameras, video cameras, flash drives, computers and online photo- sharing services.
4.    Invasive species pest management  – The stink bug and long-horned beetle and other tough pests have opened the doors to a new type of specialist—the invasive species pest management business.
5.    Tablet app development  – The rise of the tablet is opening up new avenues for those with a software background to help businesses market themselves in new ways.
6.    Online video production – As brand managers recognize the power of the medium beyond television ads, this is an opportunity for everyone from telecommunications specialists to film school majors to turn their creative talents into a business opportunity.
7.    Specialty foods provider – The demand for gluten-free, organic, low sodium and lactose-free products continues to grow as more and more Americans follow restricted diets by choice or necessity.
8.    Online privacy management consultant – Hackers are becoming more brazen and the lackluster economy has only made them more determined to get a hold of sensitive consumer information that they can sell.
9.    PR for socially responsible businesses – Small businesses that make doing the right thing part of their business model need to get the word out about their good deeds.
10.    Personal concierge – For those among us with more money than time, a personal concierge can pay bills, pick up the kids or do the grocery shopping. Entrepreneurs can quickly turn a profit in this business with little investment, according to a recent study by the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association.
11.    Senior care services – While some seniors require advanced medical care, many just need help with day-to-day activities — or just a little companionship. According to research from Home Instead, a senior care franchise, the nation’s senior population will grow to 72 million by 2025.
12.    Resale retail – The recent recession forced many Americans to adopt thrifty shopping habits, including hunting for everything from clothes and house wares to sporting goods and antiques at thrift stores.
13.    Home day care – With the cost of day care rising, many parents are looking for inexpensive yet safe alternatives. If you keep your child headcount below a certain number you don’t need a license in many places, enabling you to start a business and stay home with your own kids.
14.    Yard work – With little more than some work gloves, a rake and a ladder, you could be in business. Landscapers will cut the grass, but homeowners want to leave the weeding, planting, snow removal and other time-consuming tasks for someone else, and that someone could  be you.
15.    Affordable Computer maintenance – With the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and laptops for every member of the family, there are lots of opportunities to provide private computer services such as anti-virus software installation, desktop cleanups, software downloads and printer hookups.
16.    Cleaning service – Are you one of those people that love to clean? If so, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Cleaning people who work for themselves can make $30 to $40 per hour. Recession or not, there are plenty of people still looking for a little domestic assistance.
17.    Energy efficiency consultant – Homeowners and businesses, especially, are looking for any way they can to cut costs, but figuring out how to lower energy expenses isn’t as easy as you might think.
18.    Recycler – Your average homeowner doesn’t always know where or how to recycle the stuff they’ve got. A good local advertising campaign and a pickup truck are all you’d need to start buying or simply offering to remove scrap metal, old computers, electronics, ink cartridges and other recyclable materials. You’ll be making a profit and doing the Earth a favor, too.
19.    Pet sitter – Recession or not, pets are people, too (or so many a pet owner believes). If you love animals, are reliable, organized and trustworthy, there’s no shortage of work for you. The more satisfied customers you have, the more quickly your business will grow. Nothing soothes an antsy pet owner more than a good recommendation from another animal lover.
20.    Organizer – If there’s one thing to be learned from the glut of reality shows dealing with hoarding, it’s that Americans have too much stuff. And, many junk collectors don’t have the time or skills required to organize it all. If you like to organize and create order out of chaos, then starting an organizing business could be for you.
21.    Virtual assistant – Many companies let go of their full time administrative assistants during the recession. Now, they need help, but can’t afford a full time person. If you’ve got a background in administrative work but want to work for yourself, this might be a perfect time to break out on your own. Virtual assistants work remotely and do all the things a business owner or manager doesn’t have time to do, such as open and answer emails, follow up with customers, invoice customers or pay bills.
22.    Remote bookkeeper – During the recession, many companies cut their employee headcount to the bare minimum. Very few businesses, however, can live without a bookkeeper. But, that doesn’t mean they have to have one on staff. If you’ve got a background in accounting or bookkeeping, you can offer remote bookkeeping servicesand, in many cases, do most of the work from home.
23.    Translator – As America becomes increasingly multilingual, everyone from doctors to insurance companies find themselves in need of foreign language speakers to help interact with their customers. If you can speak a foreign language, are organized and can come up with a good marketing plan, you may find you have more work than you can handle.
24.    Cost cutter – Ever notice how your phone bill seems to creep up ever so slowly and before you know it, you’re paying $50 more a month than you agreed to? So does everyone else. The problem is, few people have time to go over their bills with a fine-tooth comb and call and argue with the provider. A cost cutter does this for businesses and can help them save thousands. Cost cutters need an eye for detail and a good sales pitch.
25.    Social media consultant – If you’re one of those Gen Y types to whom using social media comes as naturally as breathing, you may have a career as a social media consultant. There’s no doubt that social media presents an unprecedented marketing opportunity for businesses, but only if they know how to use it. If you can help existing businesses integrate social media into their other marketing campaigns, you should have no trouble making a go of it.
26.    Copywriter – Search engines favor websites with new, relevant and constantly updated content and most businesses don’t have time to devote to generating copy all day. If you’ve got a background in writing, English or journalism, you might find there’s a lot of demand for your services. Between Web content, blog entries and press releases, there’s lots of writing to be done.
27.    Health insurance consultant – Many companies can’t afford a full- time human resources person, and dealing with the complicated nuances of health insurance is more than most administrative assistants have time to deal with. That’s why more and more companies will be looking for outside services to help them wade through the minutia of health plans and premiums.
28.    Home Renovation – The real estate market has been in the toilet for three-and-a-half years now. It’s hard to sell a house and if you can’t sell, you can’t buy. Furthermore, a lot of people just can’t get a mortgage. That’s good news for anyone in the renovation business. People are being forced to stay in their homes and many are getting anxious for a little sprucing up. From flooring to roofing, homeowners are looking to do a little repair and updating.
29.    Tree care – If you’ve tried to call a tree service lately, you probably already know there’s a big gap between supply and demand. Increasingly severe weather in all parts of the country is causing tree damage that only professionals can repair.
30.    Taxi service – Cars are expensive. Car insurance is expensive. Gas is expensive. And there are a lot of people without a steady income. The result is that more people are looking for less-expensive ways to get where they need to go. In suburbs with limited mass transit, taxis are just about the only alternative.
31.    Local farming – People are increasingly conscious about eating healthy and eating local. For many, however, locally grown produce, meat, milk and eggs are hard to find. Urban and suburban backyard farming has already staged a comeback. Now, it’s time for the small time commercial farmer.
32.    Commuting service – Car pooling saves money on gas and tolls and, in many places, gives commuters access to high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, saving lots of time on commuting. The problem is that organizing your own car pool can be very difficult. A car-pool service that provides commuters with easy access to a low-cost ride stands a great chance of making it for the long haul (so to speak).
33.    Residential environmental-assessment service – People are increasingly aware of and concerned about indoor pollution. Fumes from paint, carpets, kitchen cabinets and furniture are of concern. Radon, electro-magnetic fields, lead toys and wireless and cell phone radiation are all concerns, too. The problem is, it’s very hard for your average homeowner to figure out how to test for each of these concerns. Local health, children’s, baby and environmental fairs would provide ample marketing opportunities for a business that offered a reasonably priced home-health assessment.
34.    Small-biz social media – By now, small business owners know that they need social media to promote their businesses. However, few have time to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. Most social-media consultancies have “expensive” written all over them. A social-media consultant who could offer an a la carte menu of reasonably priced services to local mom-and-pop businesses that have yet to embrace Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn would be the toast of their virtual town.
35.    Interior design – If you can’t move, redecorate! That’s what a lot of people are thinking right about now. Traditional decorators, however, are still the domains of the rich and chandeliered.
36.    Education consultant – College isn’t as simple as it used to be. Now, parents and prospective students must wade through a long list of academic choices including four-year colleges, two-year colleges, online courses, for-profit colleges and trade schools.
37.    Kids consignment shop – Everyone’s looking for a way to save money and what better way than to buy your kids’ clothes for less and sell their old clothes back. Kids consignment shops can include baby equipment, clothes, furniture and books.
38.    Local Internet marketing consultant – Small businesses know they have to get online, but finding the time to figure out how is proving a real challenge for small business owners of every stripe
39.    App designer – Research continues to prove that mobile apps or mobile Web browsers are a must for businesses of all kinds. But most don’t have the in-house teams to create them.
40.    Green consultant – Consumers want to buy from companies that are making efforts to turn their operations “green,” or eco-friendly.
41.    Off-hours child care – Ever tried to find child care on a Saturday afternoon? Unless you’ve got a standing relationship with a babysitter – and even then, it can be hard – there are few places you can count on for evening or weekend child care. Licensing requirements are different based on your state, but many don’t require a license as long as you keep below the minimum number of children.
42.    Ecommerce warehouse/shipping  – E-commerce is a huge business, and it’s an especially appealing one for small business owners who can’t afford to rent a retail space. The problem, of course, is that packing and shipping all those orders can be a real hassle.
43.    Business security consultant – Just about every company has a website that has the potential to collect data from its customers.
44.    Party business – We might be in a recession, but many parents will still spend big bucks to throw their kid a great birthday party. That’s where a kids’ party business comes in.
45.    Tablet repair – These days, it seems as though everybody has a tablet, but have you ever tried to get one fixed? It’s not as easy as you think. In fact, recent research revealed that it costs almost as much to repair a tablet as it does to buy a new one. If you’re capable of servicing and fixing this kind of technology, there’s going to be a big demand for reasonably priced tablet repair.

Very interesting, right?

www.trendstop.com for Fashionista

Trendstop.com is an online fashion and trend forecasting agency based in London, internationally renowned for its directional trend analysis and forecasts. It was found by Central St Martins fashion graduate, Jaana Jaytri in 2002. They are trusted for their expertise in accurately predicting fashion and lifestyle trends from season to season, and for their ability to help their clients easily see how trends can be translated into their own designs and creations.

It’s a simple site, they don’t offer a lot of features in it. But their features are already everything you need to know about fashion. By simply joining and create an account on Trendstop, you could get trend reports, trendstop live that presents the latest trend and lifestyle, the trendstop mobile apps, and trend consultancy that could help those who are interested in doing fashion business.

Trendstop offer a suite of comprehensive trend services which aim to help you understand how seasonal trends can be directly implemented into your collections and help augment sales. This site is great for those who are trying to keep up with the latest fashion. It has expertise in fashion and updated news about it, great for young entrepreneurs who are trying to do a business in the fashion area. It also helps you to develop ideas and be creative in the fashion area. So, if you want to know about the latest trend in fashion right now, you need to regularly check this website. Although if you want to know more and dig more information, you need to pay some cash to get the report of the newest trend.

www.jwtintelligence.com

JWT Intelligence is a center for provocative thinking, that is a part of JWT, that making sense of the chaos in a world of hyper-abundant information and constant innovation; finding quality amid the quantity. Their slogan “converting cultural shifts into opportunities” showed that they focus on identifying changes in the global zeitgeist so as to convert shifts into compelling opportunities for brands.

They provides lots of information about marketing products based on their strategies. There are some posts that show an interview to some successful people asking them about they products, how it works and how they sell it to the market so people interested. Not only interviews, they also shows couple market researches so the readers would know what the market are interest in or what kind of market their products would be good at selling in, etc.

JWT Intelligence have done those on behalf of their multinational clients across several categories including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and home and personal care. they have more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals.

JWT holds some sort of Worldmade idea, doing points encouraged from the earth as a result of mixing technological innovation using intercontinental creativeness. JWT features solid serious interactions using buyers such as Bayer, Diageo, Ford, HSBC, Manley & Manley, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Macy’s, Mondelez, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Regal Caribbean, Schick, Spend, Unilever, Vodafone, Vonage and many more.

The contain of this site is not only for those who are trying to sell their products and do some business and make their business big, but also for people who are simply want to see what is trending right now or just want to read for the sake of increasing their knowledge. The readers could download the article by simply register their email address and they’ll be offered whether or not they want o received a newsletter from JWT. This is a pretty good site to see and keeping up with what’s trending so we could be updated with whatever we’re doing.

TopRank!

Now, I will review one marketing website. The website is http://www.toprankblog.com.

TopRank Blog is a web that mainly discuss about the world marketing strategy.  This blog founded by Lee Odden and Susan Misukanis that helps companies increase sales, brand visibility online and develop better customer engagement. They specialize in content based customer acquisition and relationship programs that emphasize content marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization and email marketing. Companies hire them for consulting, training and implementation services.

This site contains many things on how you put your products on the market and compete with your competition. It also shows you examples from companies and people who have been succeed and become big, so their ways on becoming success is not something to be doubt for. They categorized their article based on the things you need the most so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, they also categorized their post based on the month the posted.

This website is important for you who wants to know more about marketing strategy especially in online marketing strategy. Their tips and articles are really helpful for those who want or just started a business. They could increase their sell based on the strategy that has been used by big companies and successful people. Some of the articles attract me to starting a business. I wanna implement one of their tips and see how it works.

80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance your Creativity and your Career

Hello there! Now I will tell you that there’s one interesting website that can give you an inspiration for designing your blog. The website is http://www.creativeopera.com/2009/80-design-blogs/. Enjoy!

Creative Opera is a blog that not only for amateur designers but also for anyone who has a passion for design. This website is created by Manda Szewczyk. It is basically the kind of blog for designers to help them find some inspirations and advices on certain things. The author actually filtered certain articles that were good enough for people to enjoy. Manda is basically a designer also so she knows all about arts and every detail in design industry. Her purpose on making this blog is to help design students by sharing them advices and inspirations that can be helpful on achieving their design careers.

One of the articles that read about is 80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance your Creativity and your Career. She also divided them based on the main categories: All-in-One, Inspiration, Tutorials, Web Development/Code, Freelance, Logos & Typography, Advice & Discussion, Freebies & Giveaways, Blogging, and Micro-Blogs/Links. Her goal is to make her site full of useful information, creative inspiration, career and professional advice, and lively discussion. Hopefully from those listed inspiring and ceative sites, you will find a few blogs that will be helpful for your task/assignment, or even only to fulfill your desires about design.