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What Cannes wants to talk about? Quitting social media
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Jun 17, 2019

What Cannes wants to talk about? Quitting social media

Conversations at Cannes kept returning to the negative influence of social media on mental health, with other strands of the same discussion touching on harmful agency-client working relationships and the introduction of psychological "safe spaces" at work.

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Presenting: Asia's Top 1000 Brands 2019
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Jun 11, 2019

Presenting: Asia's Top 1000 Brands 2019

Access all the data and analysis around this definitive annual assessment of consumer brand sentiments in the region.

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Asia's Top 1000 Brands white paper illuminates 2019 trends
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Jun 11, 2019

Asia's Top 1000 Brands white paper illuminates 2019 trends

Campaign Members can access a report by our editorial staff that reveals the top stories from this year's survey, plus all the data laid out in easily digestible form.

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Samsung is Asia's favourite brand for eighth year running
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Jun 11, 2019

Samsung is Asia's favourite brand for eighth year running

Featuring in three product categories and 16 subcategories in the Asia's Top 1000 Brands ranking, from smart homes to wearable technology, Samsung's product innovation and "global resonance" continue to bear fruit.

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Huawei vaults upward in brand ranking
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Jun 11, 2019

Huawei vaults upward in brand ranking

Huawei has taken over from Xiaomi as the top Chinese brand across APAC.

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Dolce & Gabbana falls 140 places in Top 1000 ranking
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Jun 11, 2019

Dolce & Gabbana falls 140 places in Top 1000 ranking

The brand is still suffering from a poor marketing strategy last year, which caused outrage in China and has seen it drop in consumer preference in almost every APAC market.

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Competition narrows between ride-sharing brands
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Jun 11, 2019

Competition narrows between ride-sharing brands

With Uber largely out of the picture, attention falls on two Southeast Asian success stories.

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Apocalypse now? Spam soars in Asia's Top 1000 Brands 2019
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Jun 11, 2019

Apocalypse now? Spam soars in Asia's Top 1000 Brands 2019

Spam is one of this year’s biggest risers. Does this mean it’s time to batten down the hatches?

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Coke stuns Asia with near-total knockout of Pepsi except in Thailand
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Jun 11, 2019

Coke stuns Asia with near-total knockout of Pepsi except in Thailand

Coca-Cola reigns supreme among more than 470 beverage brands in Asia Pacific.

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A McWin for McDonald's; big branding bucks for Starbucks
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Jun 11, 2019

A McWin for McDonald's; big branding bucks for Starbucks

McDonald's and Starbucks triumphed over 230 other fast-food restaurant and coffee-shop brands in the whole of Asia Pacific.

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Top Japanese auto brands hold lead over luxury, Asian rivals
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Jun 11, 2019

Top Japanese auto brands hold lead over luxury, Asian rivals

Toyota still outpaces German luxury car brands, while Honda and Yamaha are top in motorcycles. But Indian and Chinese auto brands are edging up.

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Stanchart falls behind other banks, AIA finishes first in insurers
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Jun 11, 2019

Stanchart falls behind other banks, AIA finishes first in insurers

A volatile banking category sees Standard Chartered's brand ranking plummet, while AIA elbows out Prudential to steal top insurance brand.

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Local couriers stand up to global players
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Jun 11, 2019

Local couriers stand up to global players

FedEx dominates regionally, but not in the biggest individual markets.

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Heineken, Johnnie Walker still Asia's favourite alcohol, but some markets put local way ahead
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Jun 11, 2019

Heineken, Johnnie Walker still Asia's favourite alcohol, but some markets put local way ahead

While the international giants have a firm hold on some parts of Asia, homegrown brands such as Moutai in China, McDowells in India and San Miguel in the Philippines still win out with their home markets.

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Bear Brand on the up; and why Vietnam favours KitKats
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Jun 11, 2019

Bear Brand on the up; and why Vietnam favours KitKats

The reigning names in food categories across Asia held onto their spots in 2019. But there is interesting movement further down the chart, and between markets.

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Football boots rival sports into touch
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Jun 11, 2019

Football boots rival sports into touch

F1 and baseball make gains, but neither come close to the beautiful game’s grip on Asia-Pacific.

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Amazon remains Asia's top online retailer but competition is hot
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Jun 11, 2019

Amazon remains Asia's top online retailer but competition is hot

Large brands maintain their dominance across all our retail subcategories, but fashion continues to be a battleground, with the likes of Penshoppe and Muji making waves.

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Asia-Pacific consumers see Zara as a luxury brand
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Jun 11, 2019

Asia-Pacific consumers see Zara as a luxury brand

The brand is apparently seen as a cut above its direct competitors, although Uniqlo has done a much better job of building designer-appeal into fast fashion.

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Pantene and Dove continue to benefit from addressing social issues
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Jun 11, 2019

Pantene and Dove continue to benefit from addressing social issues

The P&G and Unilever brands have shown consistency in promoting individualism and self-confidence.

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Sheraton pips Marriott in hotels, while Booking.com overtakes Agoda
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Jun 11, 2019

Sheraton pips Marriott in hotels, while Booking.com overtakes Agoda

New winners emerge in the transport, travel and leisure categories in Asia's Top 1000 Brands ranking this year.

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