Cultural Radar

Cultural Radar

'Cultural Radar' is an ongoing series that explores a range of important cultural currents in Asia, all of them important for effective brand-building.

Mar 29, 2022

The emerging non-Javanese Indonesian consumer

As Indonesia moves its capitol to place focus on the nation's eastern region, brands too must recognise that Indonesia is a mosaic of distinct cultures.

Mar 21, 2022

Downshifting lifestyles: What does the trend mean for brands?

More people with the means to do so want to opt out of the traditional rat race to pursue more meaningful lifestyles. How can brands meet them there?

Feb 14, 2022

We are all many, and brands need to understand that

Unpacking conflict and tensions across consumers’ multiple identities can help brands capture both first-mover advantage and long-term loyalty.

Jan 25, 2022

Virtual avatars are a chance for audiences to start afresh

Marketers must consider the limitless potential of avatars and how it aids community-building online, according to Mike Ong from Bigo Technology.

Dec 20, 2021

Understanding Gen Z in India

Indians born between 1997 and 2010 differ both from the western conception of Gen Z consumers and from each other, depending on where and how they live.

Dec 13, 2021

Only dummies would fail to consider gender in design

Are men the default humans? Of course not, but too many products and services are designed as if they are. Changing that is not only the right thing to do but a massive commercial opportunity. Here's three simple steps for brands that want to do better.