Tag Archives: China

Media groups panic over China kickbacks scandal

In a Chinese media market worth nearly $50bn a year there’s plenty of room for entrepreneurial activities, some of which may cross the line into illegality. One example seems to be the activities of Chongqing Huayu media broker Zhen Zhixiang ...

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Will the Chinese offer a Bright Foods future for United Biscuits?

Chinese food giant Bright Foods, which owns shops as well as factories and is backed in part by the Shanghai authorities, is in exclusive talks to buy the UK’s United Biscuits for a hefty £2.5bn. It’s open season on British ...

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Denizen brand for Asia sounds like a clever idea from Levi’s

Whether it will work or not is another question of course but Levi’s decision to launch a new brand called Denizen in Asia looks like a rational way to approach shed loads of consumers who are immune to the appeal ...

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Saatchis unveils China indie film extravaganza for Hewlett-Packard

Saatchi & Saatchi Beijing and computer giant Hewlett-Packard are set to unveil the third and most ambitious stage of HP’s ‘My Computer * My Stage’ campaign, a complete feature film with digital contributions from over 220,000 Chinese young people. Stage ...

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Publicis ups stakes in Nestle battle with WPP by buying China’s G4

On the face of it Publicis Groupe buying Beijing agency G4 looks a touch unnecessary as it already has 3,700 employees scattered across China and hitherto independent agency G4, only started in 2009, has just 25 in Beijing. But Publicis ...

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China and Latin America will be global ad drivers says PWC

We knew that already you chorus (well China anyway) but it’s still worthy of note that accounting giant Pricewaterhouse Coopers reckons ad spending in Asia will grow by 6.4 per cent between now and 2014 while Latin America, admittedly a ...

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How Apple makes all that iPhone money

This is how Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson works it out anyway. And it’s all well and good until you get to the notorious Foxconn assembly plant in China which is currently putting up its miserly wages in the face ...

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FT story rattles China, Eurozone, world markets

There’s influence and influence and the Financial Times seems to have it in spades if the reaction to a story in last Wednesday’s pink ‘un is any guide. The FT wrote that China, the world’s biggest buyer of government bonds ...

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Car sales drive China boom (bling’s doing OK too)

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Wealth Report a lady in China sent 30 Mercedes to the airport to pick up her $580,000 Tibetan mastiff last month. It’s not known what the other 29 were for, one unkind comment in ...

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