The Sundanese Head Tie as a Sundanese Political Brand Identity in Indonesia(Biographical Study of Dedi Mulyadi’s Politicians 2003-2018)
Rina Nurhayati1, Engkus Kuswarno2, Neni Yulianita3
1Rina Nurhayati, Faculty of Communication, Padjadjaran Bandung University, Bandung, Indonesia.
2Engkus Kuswarno, Faculty of Communication, Padjadjaran Bandung University, Bandung, Indonesia.
3Neni Yulianita, Faculty of Communication, Bandung Islamic University, Bandung, Indonesia
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 1064-1076 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11510585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1151.0585C19
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Abstract: Brand identity is usually claimed on a product, even though an individual is primarily a public figure who needs his own identity so that it is in the minds of the community or its supporters, so the writer limits the research focus to the “Iket Sunda” (Sundanese headband) used by Dedi Mulyadi as a politician who succeeded in building a lead in Purwakarta Regency in West Java, Indonesia, from a city that passively became a city that was active in the community and crowded. While the purpose of this study was to find out the Brand Identity of Politicians Dedi Mulyadi through the Sundanese Typical Head Tie. This study uses a qualitative method with a biographical study approach, a factual description of social phenomena through a constructivist paradigm. The results of this study that the author found were two aspects that did not yet exist in Kapferer’s The Six Facets Prism Brand Identity, namely the Standard and Professional aspects as forming the Eight Facets Prism – Political Brand Identity. Called Octagon of Political Brand Identity. There are findings of novelty research results. The research on this biography study is still fairly rare, so it is original, originating from the main subject, Dedi Mulyadi and validated by living witnesses and material from trusted online media coverage in Indonesia and so that they can add reference to the field of communication, especially in the narrative study approach.
Keywords: Iket Sunda, Dedi Mulyadi, Octagon of Political Brand Identity.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences