Jakarta: Online media portal Medcom.id has been named Indonesia's fastest growing media company at the 2019 Small Medium Enterprise (SME) 100 Awards.
Organized by SME magazine, Medcom.id was the only winner from media industry. As a company that is entering its second year, the victory was a huge achievement for Medcom.id
"I think this award will provide new energy to our colleagues in Medcom.id," said Medcom.id Editor in Chief, Budiyanto, at JW Mariot Hotel, Kuningan, Jakarta, Friday, June 14, 2019.
Medcom.id's achievement is inseparable from the commmitment of its journalists in presenting informative and varied news content. Medcom.id has been widely known as one of the referred news portals.
According to Budi, this victory is only a small part of the company's success in its second year. The biggest achievement is certainly the trust of the people who continue to faithfully access the news from Medcom.id.
"I think this victory is not our main target. The important thing is how to provide the public with the correct news and guard journalistic principles," Budi said.
Budi did not expect Medcom.id to win the prize. He is optimistic that this victory will motivate employees and journalists to make Medcom.id better by sticking to journalistic principles.
"It will provide an atmosphere that can boost our motivation to explore ideas and innovations for our business operations," Budi said.
The SME100 Awards are an annual event held by SME Magazine. Indonesia is one of the countries with a rapid growth of startup companies. It is hoped that Indonesian startup companies can rapidly develop in the coming years.
"This year, the SME 100 Awards were held for the first time in Indonesia. Previously, the awards were held in Malaysia and Singapore," said the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Internal Media Business, Dato William Ng told reporters during the event.