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Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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Events

Two Weeks Till China Connect comes to Paris

2 weeks to go ! PARIS - April, 6-7 From April 6 to 7, leaders in tech, retail and more from China and Europe will descend upon Paris for the annual China Connect conference, the largest European gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends and...

Posted by: China Connect
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Leo Burnett announce new top dog in China

It was announced yesterday by Leo Burnett Asia Pacific CEO Jarek Ziebinski, that Danny Mok has been appointed as CEO of Leo Burnett China, effective as of today (February 10). Mok will report directly to Ziebinski, and will be responsible for the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

China build world's first un-hackable computer network

China will soon be the proud owners of the world's most secure computer network, meaning all communications between Shanghai and Beijing will be (theoretically at least) completely impenetrable to hackers, giving the fledgling superpower a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Preparing for Launch: Launches of the Week

KBS Shanghai KBS officially opened its doors in Shanghai this week, marking its formal entry into the Chinese market. The new office is led by Douglas Lin, partner and CEO, and Jonathan Ip, partner and chief creative officer. KBS has already begun...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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13 is a lucky number for Ogilvy and Bates

What is Portfolio Night? Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific have been announced as proud hosts of the 13th ADC Portfolio Night 13 in Greater China, with Bates CHI&Partners staging the event in Singapore on Wednesday 20 May. (This will be the sixth time in...

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Hires of the Week: Part 2

OgilvyOne London OgilvyOne has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of four additional managing partners; Anya King, Mel Stanley, Tracey Barber and Aaron Goldring, with all promotions effective immediately. OgilvyOne CEO Sam Williams...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

The Grand Amethyst Hotel

The Dutch design studio NL Architects has proposed an incredibly ambitious, unique design for a new hotel on an island off the south coast of China called Ocean Flower island. The project, which the firm themselves describe as “Slightly...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Spitalfields, these London pranksters are trolling your lunchbreak

In the latest “Go Fun Yourself” online film by Saatchi & Saatchi London for Toyota's Aygo, a group of four musical comedians make up humorous songs about passers by neat Spitalfields Market in East London. In the clip, which can be viewed...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Nike and AKQA unveil the world's first LED Basketball Court in Shanghai

The world of professional Basketball and 21st century sports technology in general took a dramatic leap into the future recently with the unveiling of the world's first interactive, touch-sensitive LCD basketball court in Shanghai, China. The court...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Singapore, a new age of creativity

An hour or two at Singapore airport on a stop over to Indonesia or Oceania is often the closest that people ever get to visiting Singapore. Their loss. One of the only pieces of trivia people know about Singapore is that chewing gum is illegal, but...

Posted by: Bluemarlin
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Technology

How WeChat and TikTok are making China unmissable

China is booming. The growing economy, advanced technology and investment from outside of the country mean content consumption is on the up and the opportunities for brands is endless. At Creativepool’s Connect: London festival, digital...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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J.Walter Thompson bring China's Yangtze River to Gatwick

J.Walter Thompson London and HSBC have brought one of the world’s longest rivers to the sky by creating an ambitious and unique soundscape in Gatwick Airport’s new Sky Bridge. “A Living River” is the world’s longest and...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Grimshaw Architects create another Eden Project in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London firm behind the Eden Project (the bubble-shaped ecological park and Cornish tourist attraction) has signed a £100 million deal to design a similar scheme in Qingdao China called (rather obviously) “China...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

WPP go big in China with new Shanghai HQ

WPP China is set to move 26 of its media and ad companies along with 3000 staff currently spread across 10 locations into a gigantic new building in Shanghai, which we will (for now) affectionately call “WPP Towers.” The JWT and Ogilvy & Mather...

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FedEx and AMV/BBDO heat up China

FedEx, the American global courier delivery service, is looking to bolster interest in its UK division with a new film featuring the famed Nevisian hot sauce maker Llewellyn Clarke, whose “Hot Pepper Sauce,” is shown travelling from the...

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Ogilvy & Mather name new Worldwide Creative Council member and China CEO

Tham Khai Meng, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide's chief creative officer, recently announced that Cesar Agost Carreno, the vice president of creative at Ogilvy & Mather Mexico has been appointed to the agency's Worldwide Creative Council (WCC). Carreno...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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McCann reclaim Coke from Leo Burnett in China

McCann recently won back the Chinese Coca-Cola account they lost to Leo Burnett back in 2007. The switch will not be affecting Leo Burnett's Publicis Groupe siblings or WPP's Ogilvy, which handle the Coca-Cola owned brands Sprite, Minute Maid and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Awards

D&AD Professional Awards 2019 winners and rankings

The 57th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place last night (23 May) at a ceremony in London where six Black Pencils - the highest accolade - were awarded. Droga5 was awarded a Black prize in TV Commercial Campaigns and Furlined also picked up...

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Advertising

Linear production 'too long and expensive' - Shutterstock chief

The growth of video on social media has contributed to a need for cheaper, faster branded content, according to a marketing executive at Toronto-based Shutterstock Custom. Paul Cowan, VP of enterprise and SMB marketing, believes the introduction of...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Inspiration

Can't Cook And Don't Have Kids: What Advertising Says About Asian Men

Speaking at Spikes Asia last month, Aline Santos, Executive VP of Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the FMCG giant, urged advertisers across Asia to push for more progressive portrayals of people within their ad...

Posted by: The Smalls
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Events

Sneak preview of my intro to Connect: London 2018

The turmoil of 2018 is close to being over. Only for a whole new era of uncertainty to seemingly be on the horizon. The internet that was supposed to broaden our worlds and bring us closer together seems to have divided nations and neighbours....

Posted by: Michael Tomes
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Advertising

LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Account Wins of the Week

McCann drives Opel/Vauxhall in Europe Vauxhall-owned car manufacturer Opel has appointed McCann Erickson as its new international creative agency. McCann replaces previous partner Scholz & Friends and will pick up the account as of January 1,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Account Wins of the Week

BBH London - Burger King UK Burger King UK has appointed BBH London as its first creative agency, without a pitch, following the UK’s franchise’s buyout at the end of 2017. The UK franchise was acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Account Wins of the Week

Great State - Aston Villa Great State has been appointed by Aston Villa to deliver a customer-first digital proposition to market, enriching fan enjoyment and participation with a modern approach to the club’s digital portfolio. The agency...

Posted by: Industry Updates

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