China

5 Things Brands Need to Know About WeChat, China’s Mobile Giant

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat are the platforms that get most of marketers' love in the U.S., but digital practitioners could learn a thing or two from WeChat, China's booming mobile app that's one of a growing number of messaging apps 

Chinese Version of The Force Awakens Poster Noticeably Downplays the Only Black Actor

Sure, there are a lot of different ways to splice together a Star Wars poster, but minimizing the movie's only black star seems an odd choice.Twitter user and producer Guy Lambert posted the following comparison after seeing Deadline's coverage of China's regional poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

This Survey Shows How Much Travel Bloggers Spend on Trips and Where They Like to Go

Want to travel like the pros do? Here's your chance.

How Arianna Huffington’s Idea for a Blog Changed the Media Industry Forever

In her book-lined office overlooking lower Broadway in New York, Arianna Huffington keeps a large sofa in the corner.

5 Reasons a Job in Asia Will Propel Your Creative Career Forward

As clients and agencies increasingly look overseas to Asia for growth opportunities, smaller and midsize outfits like kbs+ are setting up offices in China, Singapore an

Agency Bosses Explain the Way Forward in China’s Complex, Troubled Marketplace

When the Chinese economy stumbled in recent weeks—its stock market shuddered and sputtered and the Yuan currency plummeted in value in August—the entire global marketplace held its breath for a brief time.

Capitalist Trappings Are Slow to Come to Cuba

This week America takes another step toward normalizing relations with Cuba as it reopens embassies on the Caribbean's largest island. While the U.S. embargo remains in place, barring the business activities of domestic companies, foreign players have had more freedom in anticipating economic opportunities if and when Cuba's state-controlled economy opens up.

Global Brands Are Getting More Digital Ad Measurements

Interactive marketers working for global companies in parts of Asia can finally compare their work to colleagues in other regions in an apples-to-apples fashion.

This Quirky Campaign to Rename British Landmarks Boosted Chinese Visits 27%

Would you be more likely to shop Savile Row if it were called "The Street for the Tall, Rich and Handsome"? Or maybe book a visit to Sherwood Forest if it were known as "The Forest of Chivalrous Thieves"?

OK Go’s First Official Ad Is for Chinese Furniture, and It’s Full of Optical Illusions

OK Go has collaborated with plenty of brands—including Chevrolet, Google, Samsung and State Farm—on its own music videos. But here is the first truly traditional commercial the band has ever filmed. Though of course, this being OK Go, it's far from typical.