Several Asian governments are experimenting with controls to limit fake news, amid criticism they're merely gagging the press. How can brands and audiences navigate the many factors playing into a story's authenticity?
The tech giants' scale and influence continue to draw critical attention, with Facebook under renewed scrutiny for its data practices. Yet few marcomms leaders dare to challenge them directly.
They may not yet have reached their teens, but this new breed of junior content creators is taking Asia by storm. Here's what brands need to know about working with them
Temporary retail rentals are as much about marketing as they are about sales, and can give brands a new lease on life.
Just over a year since it emerged that Dentsu systematically overcharged clients including Toyota for digital work, we ask a digital media auditor if anything has changed.
Asia's podcast market is still relatively immature—but may hold major advertising potential for brands that can navigate the hurdles.
Advertising authorities are out to set higher ethical standards for influencer marketing, but their success remains debatable.
Hospitality gets personal: Marriott International’s Asia-Pacific VP, Irene Lin, explains how intimate customer relations were put to the test throughout its massive Starwood merger.
Accountancy and consultancy firms are snapping up creative and design agencies in an aggressive move to eat adland’s lunch. But can they bridge the cultural divide?
Brands are starting to take on a bigger social role, but not all are adept at negotiating the required sensitivities.
Olympics sponsorship is a notorious gamble, but Redmandarin CEO Shaun Whatling argues the Tokyo Games bring unique challenges.
Rising protectionist sentiment worldwide is sparking fresh tensions. Asia is not immune—and neither are the big brands.
With Korea recently rocked by its latest chaebol corruption scandal, we investigate how local consumers express their outrage in the marketplace—or whether they do at all.
Brands across Asia-Pacific are learning to be subtle and to let content do the talking, but not all of them are game for complete anonymity.
Sports-fandom used to be predicated by locality. Today, the world’s biggest sports brands are in an arms race to build culture for the game on foreign soil, from the ground up.
From politicians to Ashley Madison, race or gay rights, which subjects in Asia-Pacific should the industry not touch? Are there any left?
BRAND HEALTH CHECK: Cosmetics giant’s clumsy handling of Denise Ho affair leaves reputation battered on all sides.
BuzzFeed and Mashable are on the wane, but Hypebeast's IPO closed 708 percent above its opening price. We ask industry experts to explain the site’s winning formula.
With all the different regimes and governments to deal with across Asia-Pacific, public affairs specialists are increasingly in demand, both agency and client-side, as the region continues be a goldmine for brands.
James Thompson examines issues raised by Budweiser's temporary rebranding as 'America'.
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