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Topic: China

Capitalist Trappings Are Slow to Come to Cuba

But change is on the way

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…

Global Brands Are Getting More Digital Ad Measurements

Nielsen extends ratings system to Asia

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. Well, that is, if they are…

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

Ogilvy effort won 3 PR Lions at Cannes

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…

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

Lead singer Damian Kulash directs

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…

How Apple Became China's Most Coveted Luxury Brand

Lavish status symbols are giving way to the fusion of form and function

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,…

Crispin Turns to a Frenemy to Create Infiniti Ads in China

Gets help from sister shop and pitch rival Anomaly

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. Until Crispin…

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

Eyes Vision7 International, parent company of Cossette

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…

Study: Mobile Marketers Should Pay Attention to China

Where 71% of consumers watch videos on the go

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. broadcasters and companies…

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

40 million views, but how many reconciliations?

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…

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

FireChat app lets them talk off the grid

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. Thousands of young…

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