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.

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Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese
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2 days ago

Is there value in surveillance? Ask the Chinese

Hands up if you viewed the pervasive social rating in the "Nosedive" episode of Black Mirror and thought, 'That’s not so bad'?

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China's hip-hop ban: lessons for brands
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4 days ago

China's hip-hop ban: lessons for brands

CULTURAL RADAR: Why all hope isn't lost for brands looking to tap Chinese counterculture.

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The disturbing connection between technology and bananas
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May 8, 2018

The disturbing connection between technology and bananas

When it comes to digital technology there’s no doubt that we’ve gained much. But we’ve lost something too.

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The quantified self provides the perfect partner for beauty
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May 18, 2017

The quantified self provides the perfect partner for beauty

How beauty brands are adopting quantification technologies to drive personalisation, tailored shopping experiences and coaching.

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Why Miami music mogul DJ Khaled is millennials’ 'messiah'
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May 11, 2017

Why Miami music mogul DJ Khaled is millennials’ 'messiah'

How has this 40-something unlikely icon been so effective in communicating to his beloved ‘young world’?

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Once infamous shut-ins, Japanese youth are finally sharing quarters
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Apr 27, 2017

Once infamous shut-ins, Japanese youth are finally sharing quarters

An influential minority now lives in shared accommodations.

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