A backlash to globalisation, personified by Trump's recent visit to Asia, is challenging the big brand world order writes, Diageo's James Thompson.
A concise guide to mobile marketing in a country where ad blocking is not yet a major issue, but could become one if advertisers fail to heed consumer preferences.
Digitisation is making small-town and small-income India emerge as an accessible consumer force, which calls for a massive shift in marketing mindset, says McCann India’s vice chairman and managing director.
China's influence is not to blame for holding back creativity in Hong Kong. The industry's insular perspective is, writes Jonathan Jiang.
Work that wins acts as an example to the rest of the industry, writes Diageo's James Thompson.
Identifying their convictions and sticking to them is something many of China's startups are failing to do. Carat's Ellen Hou gives a brand-building lesson.
An activist mindset will help older marketers adapt to changing times says the author of "A New Marketer".
Japanese marketers should revisit their fundamental assumptions about how they will compete and grow.
It has never been easy to put hard numbers to the value of advertising, but client-side marketers are wising up to the possibility agency types might be being deliberately pulling digital wool over their eyes.
One of James Thompson's ads was praised for its boldness, but here's the true story.
The explosive phenomenon that is online-to-offline retail in China may not translate directly, but there are plenty of lessons to learn.
A massive opportunity is opening up in the free-to-play mobile gaming sector for innovative brands ready to collaborate—so it’s time to tango.
An ambitious, nimble and agile new generation of talent is emerging in the industry. Those in leadership roles need to ask whether they are making enough bold moves to capitalise on this potential.
Cannes week puts James Thompson in a reflective mood.
Pepsi’s latest horrible offering demonstrates just how easily a communications gamble can fall flat, but one of the lessons brands should learn is that it is always worth giving the dice another roll.
The creative director at Google APAC, who is serving on the Innovation Lions jury, wants to see work everyone can agree is progress.
The CCO of Medulla Communications, who is serving on this year's Pharma Lions jury, wants to see work that breaks through the category's restrictions.
The CEO of Mcgarrybowen China, who is serving on the Creative Effectiveness jury, wants fresh, outstanding ideas that are living examples for the rest of the industry.
The director of brand strategy at Twitter, who is serving on this year's Entertainment Lions jury, wants to see work that doesn't steal your attention, but offers enduring value in return for it.
The CCO of Dentsu Asia-Pacific, who is serving as president of this year's Direct Lions jury, wants to see intuition, courage and untraditional ideas.
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