Telkom in pact with 8Share, introduces startup to Indonesia
By Digital News Asia November 18, 2013
- 8Share claims user base of over 490,000 in Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines
- Developed by Says.com before merger with Catcha Media to form Rev Asia
INDONESIA’S Telkom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Social Rewards Service, 8Share, via the Telkom Market Bridge programme, which plans to connect new products and services to Indonesian users via Telkom’s marketing channels.
8Share (www.8share.com/id) is a mobile app that lets users earn money by sharing content with friends. This content, called ‘Specials,’ ranges from the latest videos, movie trailers, contests and events to product offers by Indonesian brands that choose to promote their content via 8Share users.
8Share claims to have a base of over 490,000 users in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. It has worked on over 1,500 successful campaigns for 70 of the largest advertisers in the region including Nike, Coke, Nestle, Unilever, Samsung, and local telecommunication network providers.
To date, 8Share has paid over US$843,712 to its active users, it said in a statement. 8Share's international team is currently working from Telkom's Bandung Digital Valley.
“With the Telkom Market Bridge, we will introduce new and innovative services from both local and global entrepreneurs to all of Indonesia,” said Telkom (Telekomunikasi Indonesia) spokesperson Ery Punta.
8Share was developed by Malaysian-based startup Says.com before it was merged with select subsidiaries of the Catcha Media Group to form Rev Asia in October.
“Indonesians are known to be [amongst] the most actively connected social media users in the world,” said Says.com head of international markets Hun Yeoh, on why the three-year-old company is going into Indonesia.
The 8Share app has been adapted to the Indonesian market. Upon downloading the free app, users connect to their Facebook and Twitter accounts to enable them to share the latest 8Share ‘Specials’ on their social media networks.
Every unique visit received by the user to their shared Special will earn them Rp. 250, or up to Rp. 15.000 per ‘Special’. Users can cash out their earnings when they have collected a minimum amount of Rp. 150,000 in their account. Users will then receive their earnings via direct bank transfer from 8Share.
8Share is available for free download on the Apple app and Google Play stores too.
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