Jargon watch: yellow economic cycle

Reading Time: 2 minutes The yellow economic cycle has manifested itself as a positive boycott. The anti ELAB protest movement in Hong Kong exposed the fracture lines between pro-Beijing (blue) and pro-Hong Kong sides (yellow). Some of Hong Kong business community came out and criticised the protestors. This resulted in consumers boycotting their business. Maxim’s The classic example of … Read moreJargon watch: yellow economic cycle

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 5 minutes Google acquires Pointy, a startup to help brick-and-mortar retailers list products online, for $163M | TechCrunch – built hardware and software technology to help physical retailers — specifically those that might not already have an extensive e-commerce storefront detailing in-store inventory — get their products discoverable online without any extra work – reminds me of … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Breaking norms

Reading Time: 3 minutes Breaking norms to create shock is a well-trodden path. Look at the way the Conservative Party used transgressions to dominate news cycles during the last election. For a cynical marketer like myself it has all become rather jaded. This news footage of audience reactions from screenings of The Exorcist reminded me of the power in … Read moreBreaking norms

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s richest tycoons hit by debt defaults, arrests and suicides in 2019 amid tightening regulation | South China Morning Post  – billionaire’s problems, but an interesting read. A lot of Chinese corporates haven’t adapted well to the slow down in growth. Secondly, many of them have been caught in Xi’s prosecution of corrupt government officials … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Jargon watch: truth decay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Truth decay was a concept that I came across when reading Monocle’s Forecast issue. Michael D Rich is the head of the The RAND Corporation – a not for profit think tank. When he was interviewed and described as being preoccupied with ‘truth decay’. Truth decay occurs when society and the body politic can’t even … Read moreJargon watch: truth decay