A Resounding Success: The Indiependent Collective’s Filipino Rising Stars Making it Big on TikTok

Written by: Leah Cioco | 9 months ago

After weeks of preparation and weekly episode releases of our guest speakers, the organizing team and the nearly 100 registrants for the Indiependent Collective’s second event of the year gathered via Zoom today to talk about building their brand, featuring Filipino Rising Stars Making it Big on TikTok.

The guest panelists and the special guest performer with The Indiependent Collective's CEO & CFO.

It has been approximately months since The Young Blood Podcast rebranded into The Indiependent Collective (IndieCo) yet it has received tremendous love and support from you. Since January 1, we have grown by almost 8,000% in terms of reach and engagement—thanks to avid supporters and members of the IndieCo Community.

Recently released podcast episodes and YouTube videos have also blasted past their initial ceilings, and have paved a way for the IndieCo Team to continue doing what they do best: educating you, our audience, not only on the latest news but also on what can bring you on the front pages of the news.

Topics discussed include growing your following as a micro-influencer, finding your niche (and if you need one), when you should start reaching out to brands and start charging, negotiating your rate and contract as a micro-influencer, what to include on a media kit, optimizing your social media, other streams of income, and legal entities, taxes, and the transition to becoming a full-time influencer. With Gigiboy Jose, Gianna Abao, Pio Silva, and Dela Kate gracing the event and sharing their experience and learnings with the audience, the program was both educational and fun.

The Five (5) winners of IndieCo’s two giveaways were also announced. Ava Liban, Sofia Tasarra, and Rane Eon Carreon won a top from Mayari Clothing Philippines and a 5% discount code. While Lashley Gayle Garcia and Kyle Liong won a box of fours from Colin’s Manila and a 10% discount code. Winners were also contacted by the events team after the event.

The three chosen IndieCo ambassadors, Sam Magno, Vin Daniel, and last but not the least, Denice Ann Blanco, were also announced during the event. Promotional materials about IndieCo’s ongoing recruitment, casting calls, and new partnership with HelixPay were also featured pre and post-program.

This is why the team was beyond excited to bring this month’s event to fruition: Filipino Rising Stars Making it Big on TikTok. With the goal to inspire the next generation of young independent creatives and artists in the Philippines by equipping them with practical advice, sharing expert experience and creating a safe space for collaboration and engagement, the event was truly a success.

The program was brought to fruition with IndieCo’s partnership with KonsultaMD, Mayari Clothing Philippines, Franchise Manila, Colin’s Manila, Online SDG Youth Action Forum (OSYAF), Saluchem, The UP Consulting Group, UP Organization of Business Economic Majors, Kythe Ateneo, PLM College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and JCI Cebu Sinulog.