Here are just some of the many key lessons from yesterday's Asia's Top 1000 Brands event in Singapore.
Consistency is the order of the day for Malaysian consumers, with a few notable exceptions.
Both brands continue to resonate strongest with consumers for reasons of pride and product.
There’s a dearth of local representation in Malaysia’s Top 100 Brands, but change is coming as younger consumers bring new attitudes.
While confidence remains high, certain segments should take note: the impact of the country's new Sugar Tax remains to be seen, and more and more Malaysians are choosing convenience shopping over supermarkets.
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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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Huawei has taken over from Xiaomi as the top Chinese brand across APAC.
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Coca-Cola reigns supreme among more than 470 beverage brands in Asia Pacific.
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.
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.
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.
YouTube, Spotify and Twitch are among the brands that have gained most ground across Asia-Pacific this year.
As the top brand in three sub-categories and second place in three more, Samsung's dominance in consumer-electronics remains impervious to challenge.
A volatile banking category sees Standard Chartered's brand ranking plummet, while AIA elbows out Prudential to steal top insurance brand.
Toyota still outpaces German luxury car brands, while Honda and Yamaha are top in motorcycles. But Indian and Chinese auto brands are edging up.
The brand emerges as the most consistent performer across the home-appliance categories.
New winners emerge in the transport, travel and leisure categories in Asia's Top 1000 Brands ranking this year.