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Brand Social Responsibility: An Integrative Perspective

by B. S. Wijaya


This article presents a description of brand social responsibility (BSR) integrally from a philosophical and strategic perspective. Philosophically, BSR can be defined as the brand’s good faith in offering products responsibly, starting from the intention, input, process, and output, to outcome stages, to positively and beneficially impact consumers and society at large. Strategically, BSR is the effort of a brand in communicating its values ​​through activities that carry social meaning or show social responsibility for humanity and the natural environment. Some crucial traits determine BSR strategy’s success; the program must be charitable, linkable, responsible, sustainable, investable, communicable, collaborative, and inspirational. Charitable is related to the brand’s sincere, empathic, altruistic, compassionate, and philanthropic attitudes. Linkable is about brand relevance, as well as meaningful connections in community involvement. Responsible refers to moral and social considerations of its impacts and consequences. Sustainable is the extent to which the brand’s social mission contributes to the survival of the brand itself and the continuity of the brand good perceived by the community. Investable relates to the ability of the program to attract investment potentials, whether economic (financial, capital, material), social (relations, communities, networks), political (regulatory impact, government support, moral movement), cultural (lifestyle, habits, and people’s mindset according to the brand’s social mission), and psychological (happiness, satisfaction, well-being). The program must be Communicable, in the sense that the message delivered is clear, engaging, and useful, in a pleasant, creative, and effective manner, without harmful excesses. The program must also be Collaborative, attracting many partners, sponsors, and volunteers to get involved. Finally, the BSR program should be Inspirational, mobilizing other brands, competitors, and the community to do the same good.


Artikel ini memaparkan gambaran tanggung jawab sosial merek (BSR) secara terpadu dari perspektif filosofis dan strategis. Secara filosofis, BSR dapat diartikan sebagai itikad baik merek dalam menawarkan produk secara bertanggung jawab, mulai dari niat, masukan, proses, dan luaran, hingga tahapan hasil, yang berdampak positif dan menguntungkan bagi konsumen dan masyarakat luas. Secara strategis BSR merupakan upaya suatu merek dalam mengkomunikasikan nilai-nilainya melalui kegiatan yang mengandung makna sosial atau menunjukkan tanggung jawab sosial terhadap kemanusiaan dan lingkungan alam. Beberapa ciri penting menentukan keberhasilan strategi BSR; program harus charitable, linkable, responsible, sustainable, investable, communicable, collaborative, dan inspirationalCharitable terkait dengan sikap merek yang tulus, empatik, altruistik, welas asih, dan filantrofis. Linkable adalah tentang relevansi merek, serta hubungan penuh makna dalam keterlibatan komunitas. Responsible mengacu pada pertimbangan moral dan sosial dari dampak dan konsekuensinya. Sustainable adalah sejauh mana misi sosial merek berkontribusi terhadap kelangsungan merek itu sendiri dan keberlanjutan persepsi sebagai merek yang baik di mata masyarakat. Investable berkaitan dengan kemampuan program untuk menarik potensi investasi, baik ekonomi (finansial, modal, material), sosial (relasi, komunitas, jaringan), politik (dampak regulasi, dukungan pemerintah, gerakan moral), budaya (gaya hidup, kebiasaan, dan pola pikir masyarakat sesuai dengan misi sosial merek), dan psikologis (kebahagiaan, kepuasan, kesejahteraan). Program harus Communicable, dalam arti pesan yang disampaikan jelas, menarik, dan bermanfaat, dengan cara yang menyenangkan, kreatif, dan efektif, tanpa ekses yang merugikan. Program juga harus Collaborative, menarik banyak mitra, sponsor, dan relawan untuk terlibat. Terakhir, program BSR harus Inspirational, mampu menginspirasi merek lain, pesaing, dan komunitas untuk melakukan hal yang sama.

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Cite this article: Wijaya, B. S. (2011). Brand Social Responsibility: An Integrative Perspective. Journal Communication Spectrum, 1(2), 203-218.

Consuming Midnights: Indonesian Youths’ Stay-Up-Late Lifestyle in Branded Places

B. S. Wijaya



This article inquires into the meanings associated with urban youths’ stay-up-late lifestyle in 24-hour branded cafés and convenience stores. These branded places are spreading now, in both big and small cities of Indonesia. Providing free Internet access and cozy sitting spots, they are a magnet for youths, who crowd up there with their “work gadgets,” such as laptops and smartphones or sometimes just chat with friends through the night, consuming snacks and beverages. Using a qualitative approach, we observed and interviewed some informants and found that the stay-up-late lifestyle for urban youth is a form of insomniac expression for worldly pleasure and the desire to succeed, intertwined with a workaholic identity construction. These personal discourses are inseparable from the media and social discourse that develops within the community.

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Cite this article (7th APA style): Wijaya, B. S. (2021). Consuming Midnights: Indonesian Youths’ Stay-Up-Late Lifestyle in Branded Places. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 17(1), 17-30.

Dancing with the Impropriety of Media: How Indonesian Consumers Think and Behave towards the Unethical and Illogical Online News

by B. S. Wijaya

Abstract: The rise of online media makes us now everyday are bombarded by a number of online news content which are sometimes unethical and illogical. Without considering the adverse effects it causes, the media continue to treat news consumers with inappropriate content. News consumers as if hypnotized to ‘dance’ following the rhythm of that impropriety. How do news consumers, especially in Indonesia, think and behave towards the issue? This paper captures the voices of consumers and reviews their judgements regarding the ethical and logical discourse of the news provided by online media. Continue reading

JGPThe ‘Realness’ Discourse of a Political Leader: A Komunikasi Berasa Perspective

by B. S. Wijaya

DOI: 10.18196/jgp.2016.0031/310-340

Abstract:  This article examines the communication style of the former Governor of Jakarta and presidential candidate during the 2014 Indonesian election, Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi), both as a discourse and communication model that affects trustworthiness and meaningfulness of the audiences toward the conveyed messages.This communication model is called Komunikasi Berasa [‘sensed-communication’ or ‘experientially-meaningful communication’], which synergises the delivery and verification of a message through audiences’ experience towards the meaning of the Continue reading

TSSSynergizing Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Mindset of Branding through Branderpreneurship: Evidences from Indonesia

B. S. Wijaya, Suharyanti, M. Hanathasia & D. Kania

DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2016.129.138

Abstract: This paper examines the current research on the phenomena of Branderpreneurship, a brand development-based entrepreneurship. Using comparative case studies, the authors analyze two SME brands in Indonesia from the lens of the Circle of Values Development as the core of Branderpreneurship. Evidently, the brand that applies the most of elements in the Circle of Values Development is more successful and developing faster. Continue reading

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