13Dec 2018

ASEAN-IPR, member and participant take a picture for a symbolic of peace and reconciliation

JAKARTA, 10 December 2018 – The ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR) and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs co-organised a workshop on conflict management and resolution in the Southeast Asian region in Jakarta from 5 to 7 December.


More than 50 participants from ASEAN Member States – including government and military officials, as well as non-governmental representatives attended the ASEAN-IPR – UN Workshop: “ASEAN Perspectives on Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution in the Region”. They were joined by regional and international resource persons.


Convened under the framework of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, ASEAN-IPR Three-Year Work Plan 2018-2020, as well as the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action 2016-2020, the workshop aimed to highlight the best practices and lessons learned from ASEAN governments, civil society and all stakeholders on the issue. Moreover, the workshop endeavoured to look into global trends and perspectives, and provide comparative examples from other regions on the aforementioned topics.

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13Dec 2018

Jose Velasco – President of Global Alliance gives a speech about How Public Relations Play Communication Value in a Numerous International Environment

On December 7, 2018, the 2nd Public Relations and Globalization Communication Summit and the 2018 Golden Flag Awards Ceremony were unveiled in Beijing. “The History of Chinese Cultural Communication and Public Relations” was exhibited at the same time. This is the first exhibition of development history in the field of Public Relations. It pays tribute to the 40 years of reform and opening up from the perspective of Public Relations, and unveiled a new page in the industry to promote business prosperity and social progress.


At the conference, Public Relations experts from home and abroad shared the past, present and future of Public Relations from the perspectives of intelligence and business value, and gave Chinese Public Relations practitioners greater inspiration and expectation in terms of internationalization, professionalism and forward-looking.

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13Dec 2018

National PR Convention 4.0 held by Indonesia PR Association

JAKARTA, 10 December 2018 – Three hundred participants of National Public Relations Convention 2018 attended the PR Convention 4.0 and were welcomed by the President of Republic Indonesia Mr. Jokowi at the Presidential Palace. The President gave a speech on the challenges of PR in the future especially in the era of digital technology.


PR Convention 4.0 itself was held by Indonesia Public Relations Association in collaboration with 10 other social organizations such as ASPIKOM, ISKI, BAKOHUMAS, and FORUM HUMAS BUMN. It was a 2 day event in which, after the opening by President Jokowi, the convention moved to the Ballroom Djakarta Theatre with other topics and agendas to discuss, such as, Goverment PR Transformation, Personal Branding and Reputation in 4.0 era, Media Landscape in Digital Era, and Role of PR 4.0 to Encourage Millennials.

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13Dec 2018

Speakers of the ASEAN SPOT 3rd talk series – Creative Communications During Crisis, from left to right, Justin Green, Prita Kemal Gani, Kim Chang Beom, and Audrey Progastama

JAKARTA, 27th November 2018 – ASEAN Public Relations Network held its 3rd Talk Series for ASEAN SPOT with the topic of Creative Communications During Crisis at Prof Djajusman Auditorium and Performance Hall, LSPR Jakarta.


Crisis may occur in all forms of organisations, whether from the public or private sector, and profit and non-profit organisations. For instance, AirAsia crisis management occurs during events such as airplane incidents, which involve the loss of lives, property, as well as serious environmental and reputational impact. For online media such as, crisis may arise when dealing with fake news being distributed to the public from other abundant medias.

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13Dec 2018

JAKARTA, 1st December 2018 – ASEAN PR Network is a member of The Global Alliance for PR and Communications Management. It’s the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and academics around the world.

The Global Alliance for PR and Communications Management holds its annual board meeting in different countries twice a year and ASEAN PR Network proudly hosted this year’s GA Board Meeting in Jakarta Indonesia on 1st – 2nd December 2018 at Ayana Midplaza Hotel.

GA Board Members who attended the board meetings were Jane Gitau from APRA – Africa Public Relations Associations (Kenya), Paula Portugal Mendes APCE – Associacao Portuguesa de Communicacao de Empresa (Portugal), Alex Malouf MEPRA – The Middle East Public Relations Association (UAE), Fiona Cassidy, FPRINZ, APR PRINZ – Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (New Zealand), Justin Green FPRII Life, Hon. FPRSK, Hon. APRA Fellow PRII – Public Relations Institute of Ireland (Ireland), Jose Manuel Velasco Dircom – Associacion de Directivos de Comunicacion (Spain), Mateus Furlanetto (Brazil), Hamilton Dos Santos ABERJE – Associacao Brasiliera de Communicacao Empresarial (Brazil), Alastair McCapra CIPR – Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK). Continue reading

13Dec 2018


Dear APRN & Friends,


As another year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. It is also a time to give thanks to everyone at APRN, partners and friends that have supported us right up to the end of 2018. Our special selected network of partners have helped us create and deliver exciting and very well organized events all over ASEAN. It is heartening to see the support from our past and new friends at APRN.


As one of the best highlights as the year ends, we were very pleased to have once again our friends from Global Alliance Communication and Management, who recently conducted their Executive Board Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is indeed a pleasure to have hosted the Executive Board Meeting and to gather and spend time again with close friends from Global Alliance. Thank you for the dedication, insight and creativity that you bring to your work every day on behalf of the people you serve around the world. I look forward to our new collaborations planned in 2019 and am very excited as we all welcome the coming New Year and move forward to meet the new challenges for our new agenda at ASEAN PR Network.


I am sure that the New Year will be as exciting as this year was, if not even better. On this occasion, I wish to thank my APRN Team for making all this possible and also appreciate the enormous contribution and support from members and friends of APRN.

I am excited for the coming holidays and look forward to reconnecting with you all in the New Year!



Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR, APR

Director & Founder

06Dec 2018

On October 23, the second ASEAN Spot was held at Prof. Dr. Djajusman Campus B LSPR Jakarta.


Mr. Agung Laksamana shared about public relations to ASEAN SPOT attendees

Mr. Agung Laksamana, Chairman of Perhumas Indonesia, emphasized on public relations nowadays.


Mr. Hermawan Kartajaya talking about Marketing 4.0

Mr. Hermawan Kartajaya, Founder & Executive Chairman of, shared about the market and technology and the importance of education. He also presented his four books titled “Enjoyment” (Marketing 1.0), “Experience” (Marketing 2.0), “Engagement” (Marketing 3.0), and “Empowerment” (Marketing 4.0).

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05Dec 2018

Token exchance and take photo together

Jakarta, November 12, 2018.

Prof. Ir. Sjarief Widjaja, Ph.D, FRINA, as the Chairman of the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Republic Indonesia gave a public lecture at ASEAN Talks #12 themed “Maritime Connectivity and ASEAN” at Prof. Djajusman Auditorium & Performance Hall – LSPR Campus B, Jl. K.H.Mas Mansyur Kav 35, Jakarta.

Public Lecture by Prof. Ir. Sjarief Widjaja, Ph.D, FRINA

In front of hundreds of students, management, lecturers, and professionals, Prof. Sjarief Widjaja conveyed that the potential of Indonesia’s marine resources 80% industry along with the 75% of Indonesia’s major cities are placed in coastal regions. Indonesia is world widely well known as the world’s largest Marine Mega Biodiversity due to its 5,500 fish species (37% of the world’s fish species), 555 seaweed species, as well as its 959 coral reef biota.

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05Dec 2018

VR could help public sector comms folk cut through audience scepticism, argues Amanda Kamin

Imagine getting a virtual tour of a blackened lung as part of a smoking cessation campaign, being able to test cutting-edge equipment located on the other side of the world or having a politician campaign in your living room.

With technology set to shake up the communications landscape, it’s imperative that communicators open their eyes to its potential.

Immersive technology, the brawn behind virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) is already working for private sector marketing professionals, and it won’t be long for its popularity begins to spread.

Comms teams across the board are facing challenging times.

In today’s world of 24/7 connectivity, the struggle for cut-through is real.

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05Dec 2018

The tech sector is the largest and the fastest growing industry in the world. Any public relations professional knows the importance of being tech savvy when it comes to sharing information, communicating with your audience, and creating your online brand.

In terms of PR and branding, we have benefited greatly from the wide reach of the web, from both a productivity and a marketing perspective. However, technology is forever changing, and at an extremely fast pace. Trying to keep up with new apps and the latest tech trends isn’t easy.

Familiarising ourselves with the terminology used in the tech industry is a great way to appreciate and understand technology better. This holds true even more for PR professionals whose role increasing rely on social media, big data and digital marketing.

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