Rizwan Merchant, former CEO of OMD Pakistan, says lack of awareness about media processes, a lack of research and low regulations are holding back an ‘obese’, inefficient industry.
Tokyo-based business strategist Steven Bleistein argues that branding is a company leader's responsibility and employee actions are the strongest reflection of what a brand is.
With adoption rates on voice-enabled home systems taking off, consumers will soon need to decide which AI ecosystem is best for them.
The CEO of London-based sports marketing company Redmandarin offers a personal view on what Dentsu's legacy means for Japanese brands globally.
Diageo's decision to pull ads from Snapchat following an ASA ruling reflects a broader problem with media trust, argues the global MD of the company's luxury portfolio.
A former ad man suggests how to torch and then rebuild the ad agency model.
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.
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