Jul 1, 2019

Japan's top 100 brands: Meiji, Suntory, Kao gain favour at home

Subtle changes in the top 10 reflect the power of premium and responsible positioning.

May 18, 2016

The Globalist in Japan: What is a brand worth?

The Globalist in Japan is a regular column discussing Japanese marketing from an international point of view. In this debut piece, John Woodward, chief strategy officer of McCann Worldgroup Japan, looks at the example of Sharp, which is now owned by Foxconn, to ask why companies don’t invest more in building their brands.

Apr 11, 2016

What's next for Japan's once-mighty Sharp after Foxconn deal?

Prophet's David Brabbins offers two brand strategies for the new owners of Sharp to consider.

Jan 28, 2014

China air pollution: A green opportunity for brands?

CHINA - With Beijing and Shanghai’s notoriously bad air pollution making international headline news, should brands begin incorporating the issue into their marketing strategies?

May 27, 2013

Expecting first profit in years, Sharp must turn attention to brand

ASIA-PACIFIC - Beleaguered consumer-electronics company Sharp believes it is achieving a financial turnaround. Now the brand positioning needs some attention, according to industry experts.

Nov 23, 2010

Sharp Quattron TV campaign claims LCD TVs are outdated

WE Marketing Group has rolled out a new ad campaign for Sharp Quattron TV, claiming that existing LCD TV sets are out of date and should be viewed as museum pieces only.