A report on the average national consumer download speeds has been released by netindex.com. Ranking 182 countries around the globe reveals results which some may find surprising. At the same time, a recognised global brand has announced a new Japanese service with the world’s fastest download speed – 2 gigabytes per second (Gbps)! Based on …Read More…

Nielsen has just released a report “The Mobile Consumer. A Global Snapshot, February 2013” The research covers 9 countries across 5 continents: Australia, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States. Interesting data reveals world leadership by the rapidly developing BRIC countries: In Brazil, 75% of the respondents use their mobiles for social networking, …Read More…

Released on March 10, 2013, the Nielsen “Australian Connected Consumers Report 2013” provides insights into the evolving patterns of consumers’ media consumption. Data includes the aggregate time spent on the Internet per day, connectivity during the hours of the day, how age is reflected in device usage patterns, and the increase in ‘out of home’ Internet access. …Read More…

The Lunar New Year is upon us. Celebrated by many people of Chinese origin, each lunar year is attributed to a sign of the zodiac. 2013 is the Year of the Snake. The Snake is not reviled, but revered by the Chinese and considered to be both beautiful and wise. Throughout China and in Chinese communities around the …Read More…

When the GFC hit (after SARS and 9/11), and air traffic to Asia plummeted, two heavily tourism-based cities reacted differently. Singapore Tourism halved the previous year’s marketing and advertising budget. Hong Kong Tourism doubled it! The mentality was not one of reticence and despair, but one of practical opportunism. (When market size contracts, expand your market …Read More…

Although built in Macau on reclaimed land, this has nothing to do with subsidence, and everything to do with a large scale 3D video-mapping spectacular designed and operated by Australian company Laservision. Projected onto the facades of multiple Venetian buildings on the “Cotai” strip, the imagery includes a flock of birds, a gondola and an array of …Read More…

This weekend in Hong Kong, (and in Chinese and Vietnamese communities around the world), the Mid-Autumn Festival is being celebrated. Festivities include sharing balmy evenings under a full moon, lanterns (in traditional or contemporary shapes), incense, match-making and moon cakes, to relive the millenia-old harvest festival imbued with the mythology of Houyi and Chang’e, court …Read More…

Within hours of his injury at the first hurdle at the 2012 London Olympics, Liu Xiang’s (刘翔) sponsor Nike, had press ads in China newspapers, praising his spirit of competition. Sports sponsors select winners, likely winners and high profile events precisely in order to associate their brands with success. Negative outcomes (especially cheating, or unacceptable social behaviour) …Read More…

As a brand of the global security corporation, Kaba (SIX:KABN), Wah Yuet is a massive manufacturing plant in Taishan, China. Wah Yuet manufactures security hardware solutions from key blanks to electronic door control systems, for clients across the globe. With a 3 million square foot factory in southern China, Wah Yuet has attained ISO certification and …Read More…