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Bolalob.com Wins Three Prizes at Spark Awards In Asia Pacific Region

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— Bolalob.com won Best Acquisition Team, Best Content Team, and Best Use of Branded Content by a Media Owner
— Bolalob.com earned high recognition from futsal players and enthusiasts in Asia Pacific region
JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Since its release in 2012 as one of the investment portfolio of GDP Venture, Bolalob.com consistently performed as a hub for futsal community in Indonesia. The determination of Bolalob.com to promote futsal sport and community had earned them the Spark Awards in Asia Pacific region.

Bolalob.com Wins Three Prizes at Spark Awards In Asia Pacific Region
Bolalob.com Wins Three Prizes at Spark Awards In Asia Pacific Region
Bolalob.com took home three awards for Best Acquisition Team and Best Content Team (both in People Category) and Best Use of Branded Content by a Media Owner (Solution Category). Spark Awards is a prestigious award given to online platforms with the best innovation, effectiveness, and high value for their partners.

With this achievement, Bolalob.com was now recognized by futsal players and enthusiasts, not only in Indonesia, but also in regional level, and in the world in the near future.

“Three prizes at Spark Awards are the best gifts for Bolalob.com, we win just one day after the 71st Indonesian Independence Day. We are very proud because this award proves that Bolalob.com as an online platform for futsal players and enthusiasts in the country now earned regional recognition. We hope that we can continue to advance to international level. We present this award for futsal players and enthusiasts as well as all of our partners that have supported us,” said Frandy Wirajaya, CEO of PT Global Visi Media.

The third Spark Awards this year had 300 entries and 70 participants from Asia Pacific (APAC) region, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and other countries. In addition, there were four new categories and entries from publishers and ad technology companies.

“Our partners can take advantage of opportunities in Bolalob.com. From developing Content Creation, expanding Distribution Channel, partnership for Event Sponsorship, managing Community Relation and Affiliate Sales to Advertising. Bolalob.com strives to provide all those opportunities for partner’s benefit,” said Frandy.

Bolalob.com indeed really earned the Spark Awards. Established in 2012, this online platform continued to grow along with the growth of futsal in Indonesia. In terms of content, this online platform focused on the publication of futsal content and its knick knacks — including competition, event, futsal product information and other information — from national and provincial level to village/neighborhood level. In addition, Bolalob.com also actively held community gathering every week.

Bolalob.com also provided access to futsal field provider all over Indonesia. According to the data in Bolalob.com, there were 1003 futsal sport centers in Indonesia, most of them were located in five major cities such as Greater Jakarta (454 fields), Surabaya (25 fields), Medan (13 fields), Bandung (108 fields), and Makassar (20 fields). These five cities contributed the most visitors of Bolalob.com. Until recently, Bolalob.com had five million page views and visited by more than one million visitors every month.

“Futsal has become not only sport, but also lifestyle for people in Indonesia. Bolalob.com is expected to play a role in expanding the futsal industry as well as becoming the futsal forum in Indonesia,” he said.

Regarding this Spark Awards, one of the assessment criteria was innovation, which was also the main focus of Bolalob.com. Bolalob.com had developed futsal industry in Indonesia through mobile platform. Not only being able to be accessed via website, this feature was also available in a more user-friendly mobile web and mobile application, known as Bolalob 2.0.

This user-friendly access via smartphone was the answer for feedback of 81% of its visitors who access Bolalob.com via mobile devices. In the near future, Bolalob.com would present application that allowed its users to interact with professional futsal players in Indonesia.

Another innovative feature is Just For You. This feature was expected to help users as content display was tailored to topics of their choice. Meanwhile, monetization of Bolalob.com came from advertisement in a form of content marketing and content creation with target audience of 18-25 year olds.

“Our closeness with the futsal community is also an added value so that we can provide the newest, original, and accurate content for readers. A more personalized feature, such as Just For You, is hoped to help users as contents are provided based on their interest,” he concluded.

About Bolalob.com

Bolalob.com is a community media which comprehensively discuss all about futsal. Under PT Global Visi Media management, one of the companies of GDP Venture, Bolalob.com presents information on competitions and futsal lifestyle. Bolalob.com also publishes important information on Spanish La Liga, Premier League, Italian Serie A, and other global football news. Bolalob.com delivers the best quality and original futsal contents for Bolalob.com fans. Until recently, Bolalob.com had been accessed by one million visitors per month with 80.000 active visitors per day and five million page views. Most visitors come from five major cities, namely Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, and Makassar.

About GDP Venture

GDP Venture is a venture builder with focus on digital industry, from community, media, commerce, to companies which provide solution in consumer internet industry in Indonesia. Established in 2010, GDP Venture not only focuses as a venture capital, but also contributes in promoting Indonesia’s economic growth. GDP Venture aims to create a healthy ecosystem to develop world class digital companies supported by a team comprising of technopreneur, engineers, product experts, and marketers.

Media contact:

Ossy Indra Wardhani
Head of Corporate PR GDP Venture
Telp: +62-21-29675918
Email: ossy.i.wardhani@gdpventure.com

Lutfi Yusniar
Bening Communication
Telp: +62-21-7988-411
Email: lutfi@bening-communication.com

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160819/8521605280

Source: Bolalob.com

Written by asiafreshnews

August 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

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