controversy

Aug 19, 2019

Versace, Coach & Givenchy: Measuring the gravity of the China t-shirt controversy

With heightened political and social tension between Hong Kong and mainland China, luxury brands should pay extra attention to what they say, do, and sell.

Nov 13, 2018

'Rang-tan' ad hits 30m online views and prompts petition

A video about palm oil caught the attention of celebrities and has received more than 30 million views after a British supermarket chain complained it was stopped from airing it on TV.

Jan 29, 2018

Marketing in Indonesia: Cautious, with a chance of boycotts

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.

Sep 12, 2017

How millennial norms dictate what advertisers can and can’t do

In Japan, the younger generation’s critical filter is increasingly regulating how brands target consumers of all demographics.

Sep 12, 2017

Indian High Commission files complaint about 'offensive' Australian lamb ad

The full film has been taken off by YouTube for Indian viewers; still available on Facebook.

Apr 11, 2017

Pepsi's ‘protest’: a lesson and opportunity for brands

Better teamwork could have prevented the train wreck, suggests one industry observer.