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…

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…

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…

I still recall the stark print advertisement, years ago, which sparked my love of advertising. Done well, advertising grabs your attention, stimulates your emotions and is highly memorable. However, emotions are also aroused within the advertising world on the issue of originality. According to Campaign China, advertising agency DDB Group Hong Kong has succumbed to …Read More…