11 Nov 2016

The Importance of Innovation in Retail

The rise of smartphones and the tech-savvy consumer means we’re increasingly seeing a world where people are more connected than ever before. Globally, 51.4% of people using the internet are doing so via mobile according to the web statistics site […]

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08 Nov 2016

Why Branding is Critical to Singles’ Day

It’s the retail event that seemingly came out of nowhere: a day that encourages China’s singletons to buy themselves something nice. On 11/11 – a date selected because it contains the most number ones representing a lone individual – Chinese retailers […]

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31 Oct 2016

A Look at India’s Startup Scene

It’s thought that India has the world’s third largest start-up scene, beaten only by the US and UK in terms of the number of ventures. After a frenzied 2015 with many overhyped and overpriced investments, the market seems to be […]

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26 Oct 2016

How Will Emerging Markets Respond to the Rental Wardrobe Phenomenon?

A few weeks ago, we looked at the phenomenon of the rental wardrobe – a consumer trend that enables you to borrow rather than buy your clothes. Sites such as Chic by Choice, The Black Tux, Borrowing Magnolia and Mine […]

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13 Oct 2016

What Next for Athleisure?

Athleisure describes the trend for wearing your workoutwear all day – like yoga clothing around town, or wearing sneakers in the boardroom. But this isn’t about wearing casual sportswear on the school run – athleisure is about wearing high-end workout gear from specialist brands. Athleisure […]

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10 Oct 2016

The Korean Brands Succeeding in China

South Korean cultural influence is felt across the wider Asian region. This effect’s known as Hallyu (‘Korean wave’) and it’s especially big in China, where South Korean influence often informs consumer trends. This cultural impact has helped South Korean brands […]

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03 Oct 2016

The Rise of Dark Social & What It Means for Your Business

So-called ‘dark social’ describes the social sharing of content that occurs outside of what can be tracked by web analytics software. This stops you from gaining a true picture of how your content is being used and as a consequence […]

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05 Sep 2016

China’s New Rules on Internet Advertising

Almost overnight, China has gone from one of the least regulated to one of the world’s most regulated markets for online advertising. The new approach has repercussions for any brand that’s currently advertising on the PRC’s media landscape. It’s also […]

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10 Aug 2016

The Future of Chinese Fashion

Over the last decade China’s fashion industry has changed tremendously. With rising disposable incomes and urbanization and an increase in domestic consumption – demand for apparel has increased substantially. China’s demand for fashion and accessories is expected to continue to […]

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22 Jul 2016

Turbulent Times in the International Art Market

Asia’s high saving rate is thought to be one of the reasons behind spiralling prices in the international art market. Key pieces by significant artists have been achieving astonishing figures when they reach auction- just this month, several records were […]

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