Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: I’d been tuning things out whilst working with my headphones and listening to: Puma have got on the K-Pop bandwagon to sell sneakers to Indonesians A vintage advert from Apple that was all about storytelling through its customers. What’s On Your PowerBook Nike have launched a more polished […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Cathay ticketing error … again: first-class fares at tenth of original price – Is there problems in Cathay’s ticket algorithm? NGT48 pop idol Maho Yamaguchi’s apology for home assault sparks outrage at Japanese victim-blaming | South China Morning Post – so reading between the lines management are scum bags connected to the criminal underworld, if […]

Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac signs

We’re less than a month away from the year of the pig on February 5, 2018. Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac sign usage. Chinese new year is a time of gifting. It may be red envelopes with cash, Christmas style gifts (like a new iPhone), or zodiac animal themed gifts. Shops often […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication | Motherboard – another biometric standard weakens. The big question is the cost of the hand versus the benefit gained 9 Chinese Fashion Labels to Watch in 2019 | RADII Media – there are also legion of domestic streetwear brands to keep an eye on due to […]

Things we’re likely to see in 2019

At a macro level, the world is in a pretty strange place at the moment. There is uncertainty across many countries in terms of political direction, macro economics, technology and consumer uncertainty. Populism and nationalism is on the march: Duterte in the Philippines. Trump in the US. The AfD is shifting the Overton window in […]