Brand roles are often fêted as the ideal escape from the long hours, low pay and minimal influence that agency life can involve. But moving can be hard—and new roles are not always what they're cracked up to be.
Many children's products are still created and marketed according to narrow gender stereotypes, which experts say leads to a variety of social problems. But efforts to make change in this part of the world are still nascent.
The equity gained for ‘Brand China’ in opening itself up and allowing visitors to experience what was once such an introspective and isolated nation was worth it.
The theme of overwork, and what to do about it, dominated the end of 2016 and much of 2017 in Japan.
The Tokyo government wants to preserve one of the city’s strongest cultural assets in a new location, but lacks a strategy.
Various trends in new product releases, TV shows, online search and celebrity behaviour suggest religion is starting to permeate daily life in Indonesia to a greater extent than it has in the past. What does it mean for the market?
Marketers in many markets in APAC face a dearth of solid data to use in digital marketing, compared to their western counterparts. Could a coming influx of telco data improve the situation?
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China is frequently accused of lacking innate creativity, and homegrown campaigns rarely do well at Cannes. But are China's next generation of digital-obsessed creative hotshots cultivating—or killing—great imaginative work?
Frustrated with “superficial” marketing, CMO Wonhong Cho is turning to more imaginative, artistic and interpretive experiences to project Hyundai as a future-facing brand.
Marriott's most senior Asia marketer opens up about the hotel chain's recent troubles in China, the future of guests' data and why women can be their own worst enemies in business.
Facebook's dramas have prompted a period of reckoning over data usage. We examine the impact of looming regulation walls, how consumers really feel about data and why Asia is having different conversations to the rest of the world.
The ‘commoditisation of media’ means different things to publishers and agencies, but their strategies to fight it are remarkably similar, which could spell more competition ahead.
As the #metoo movement spreads across APAC, victims of inappropriate behaviour are tentatively starting to come out of the woodwork in the advertising and marcomms industry.
Agency leaders say their work on equality for women in the workplace is driving more discussions and initiatives about diversity and inclusion in APAC.
The old maxim ‘garbage in, garbage out’ holds true with AI, so companies considering the use of machine-learning tools should take steps to get their data and system architectures in order.
Brands operating in Indonesia tread lightly around sensitive issues, but boycotts tend to fizzle quickly, and some insiders suggest there's a downside to being too cautious.
After Zomato's recent gamble on the edge of obscenity, Li-Mei Foong explores the intricacies of using expletives in ads without landing yourself in censorship soup.
The latest augmented-reality toolkits and new features embedded in smartphones could soon turn AR into a mainstay of marketing.
It’s easy to sing your own praises when it comes to a topic as significant as gender equity, but actions speak louder than words. What have agency endeavours amounted to over the last few months?
PR Manager, APAC 35K-40K per month Central, Hong Kong
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