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Best strategies for marketing to China’s digital-savvy travellers
Nov 18, 2019
Matthew Keegan

Best strategies for marketing to China’s digital-savvy travellers

As China’s outbound tourism continues to rise, travel marketers across Asia tell us how they are keeping pace and devising new strategies to attract China's digital-savvy and outwardly mobile younger generations.

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Making lemonade: how the ‘lemon capital’ of China built a billion-dollar brand
Oct 28, 2019
Foong Li Mei

Making lemonade: how the ‘lemon capital’ of China built a billion-dollar brand

Overseas, it has to grapple with scepticism on Chinese produce. Within its home country, it has to contend with a small market. Foong Li Mei explores how Anyue played the cards it was dealt.

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Making a statement: when fashion meets protest
Sep 19, 2019
Olivia Parker

Making a statement: when fashion meets protest

When fashion brands co-opt protest to bridge the gap between politics and youth, it can bring people together behind a cause. But not all get it right.

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The unusual shared existences of co-chief creative officers
Sep 4, 2019
Olivia Parker

The unusual shared existences of co-chief creative officers

How do co-ECDs navigate being their agency's creative engine and manager to their teams, as well as an effective, empathetic partner?

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China's top 20 social-media platforms: A guide for marketers
Aug 1, 2019
Jingjing Ma

China's top 20 social-media platforms: A guide for marketers

You know Weibo and WeChat...QQ and Baidu..perhaps Douyin and Pinduoduo. But do you recall the significance of BiliBili, Kuaishou, Momo, Zhihu and Paipai?

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Urban sports give brands an exciting alternative from the norm at Tokyo 2020
Jun 24, 2019
Kirsty Bouwers

Urban sports give brands an exciting alternative from the norm at Tokyo 2020

Sponsors testing the waters in this relatively low-cost, high-engagement area need to take extra care to strike the right tone.

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Rugby World Cup campaigns a 'road test' for the 2020 Olympics
Jun 10, 2019
David Blecken, Faaez Samadi

Rugby World Cup campaigns a 'road test' for the 2020 Olympics

Brands are treading carefully as they calculate how to get the most out of the biggest international sporting event before the Tokyo Games next year.

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Asia's elections:
Apr 29, 2019
Liana Cafolla

Asia's elections: "Whatever you do, resist the urge to take sides"

Marketing and brand experts offer insights on keeping in tune with the heightened emotions caused by elections across South and Southeast Asia.

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Foreign vs local KOLs: who wields more power in China?
Mar 26, 2019
Olivia Parker

Foreign vs local KOLs: who wields more power in China?

We explore the work of some successful non-Chinese influencers working in China and ask whether they command more or less influence than their local counterparts—and whether that's changing.

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Insisting on using only celebs is like
Mar 25, 2019
Jenny Chan 陳詠欣

Insisting on using only celebs is like "gambling" in your KOL strategy

Caught the influencer influenza? We take stock of the contagious KOL industry in China and determine how effective the spread really is.

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Five key KOL trends in China for 2019
Mar 14, 2019
Matthew Keegan

Five key KOL trends in China for 2019

Hitting big numbers is no longer enough, it’s all about making the right links with influencers who both connect and convert.

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Heard the one about the efficacy of podcast ads?
Mar 4, 2019
Philippa Edwards

Heard the one about the efficacy of podcast ads?

Research on podcast listener behaviour is still in its infancy, but early studies into the effectiveness of advertising on this popular medium are turning it into an exciting new playground for marketing creatives.

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Adding value as a media agency: trends, tools and talent
Feb 25, 2019
Megan Gell

Adding value as a media agency: trends, tools and talent

We explore some of the major preoccupations of today's media-agency world, from consultancy expansion to building the right talent pipeline.

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Beauty out of the box: keeping up with the modern Asian woman
Jan 13, 2019
Li Mei Foong

Beauty out of the box: keeping up with the modern Asian woman

From 'Escape the Corset' to the #MeToo movement, women around Asia are pursuing broader freedoms, rights and methods of expression. This includes reclaiming the definition of beauty. And brands are in a unique position to respond and engage.

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The art of marketing to kids without treating them like adults
Oct 29, 2018
Li Mei Foong

The art of marketing to kids without treating them like adults

The childrens' digital media market is growing as kids spend more and more time online. But how they interact with brands and what they look for when shopping isn't always obvious.

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Can China’s 'little fresh meat' deliver big brand results?
Oct 28, 2018
Matthew Keegan

Can China’s 'little fresh meat' deliver big brand results?

With authorities in China already starting to discourage effeminate behaviour in the media, we analyse whether the country's boy idols can keep delivering visibility and sales for brands.

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The ‘Hallyu Wave’: How Korean culture spread across the world
Oct 14, 2018
Helen Roxburgh

The ‘Hallyu Wave’: How Korean culture spread across the world

Government support for creative industries, and marketing, created new cultural perceptions.

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Esports’ market-ready platforms offer new arena
Oct 11, 2018
Rick Boost

Esports’ market-ready platforms offer new arena

A brief glance at the current state of play reveals the folly of holding out on esports.

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Family life has changed. How are ads adapting?
Aug 26, 2018
Miriam Rayman

Family life has changed. How are ads adapting?

The home hub and how it fits in with our work lives is undergoing a shift that reflects changing attitudes. We take a look at how brands are responding to this in recent ad campaigns.

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Colour me successful: why it's time to reconsider what your palette is saying
Jul 23, 2018
Olivia Parker

Colour me successful: why it's time to reconsider what your palette is saying

'Millennial pink' may be a fad — but it has lasted longer than expected. In a world where visuals are king, what other colour trends are important for brands seeking recognition online?