China

How Apple Became China’s Most Coveted Luxury Brand

When a Chinese publishing group recently released its consumer survey of the luxury market in China, the top ranking wasn't held by a brand like Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Hermes. Instead, Apple was named this year's preferred brand for gifting among China's richest men and women.

Crispin Turns to a Frenemy to Create Infiniti Ads in China

To handle a key market for its new global Infiniti business, MDC Partners' Crispin Porter + Bogusky has turned to a rival, albeit one from the same holding company.

China’s BlueFocus Is About to Acquire This North American Advertising Player

A Chinese company has set its sights on a North American advertising player, with Beijing’s BlueFocus close to finalizing the purchase of assets from Vision7 International, parent of one of Canada’s most well-known agency networks, Cossette, according to sources.

Study: Mobile Marketers Should Pay Attention to China

Much has been made of cord cutters—consumers who ditch television sets to watch videos on smartphones and tablets—and how advertisers can grab their attention. But while U.S.

This Shampoo Ad Is Lovely and All, but Can It Really Stop Couples From Getting Divorced?

If you're looking for a "no more tears" kind of shampoo commercial, I'd skip this nearly five-minute Chinese ad for Procter & Gamble's Rejoice from Leo Burnett Hong Kong. It's all about making viewers cry over true love … and silky, shiny hair!

Young Protesters in Hong Kong Have Found an Ingenious Way Around Cyber Censors

As Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" enters a dangerous phase, government censors are clamping down on social media sites used to communicate images of the protest to mainland China.

Martin Sorrell Says China’s Move to Stop Graft Creates Opportunities for WPP

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell told CNBC that China's anti-graft campaign is benefiting WPP. 

Kotex Tells You to Be Gentle With Your Cat (What’s Another Word for Cat?)

Cats are very sensitive. And when you apply sticky tape to them, they tend to walk funny. Just like when your pad won't stay in place and decides to adhere to your crotch.Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai created a viral hit for Kotex around the truth that no cat of any persuasion likes sticky tape. An entire spot starring super fluffy cats filmed in slow motion looking uncomfortable and walking sideways? It's no wonder it's already attracted over 1 million views in China (not on the subtitles version below, though, of course).The brand has another spot that suggests it's easier to find a good pad than a good man. (Well, yeah—you can buy pads at the store.)Kudos to Ogilvy for coming up with an adorable cat spot that also has an actual product benefit included amid the cute. And don't worry, no cats were harmed in the making. They were just made very uncomfortable.

China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements

The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with.

Nike and AKQA Create an LED Basketball Court to Help Kids Learn Kobe’s Moves

Global design firm AKQA and ubiquitous shoe manufacturer Nike have collaborated on a full-size LED basketball court for Nike Rise, a program designed to train Chinese youth based on the techniques and practice drills of Kobe Bryant.