Category Archives: China

Singles Day in China and the future of Chinese brand development

Earlier this week you might have heard about China’s incredible ‘Singles Day’ sales of not quite US $6 billion that occurred this past Monday 11-11.    Alibaba (full disclosure a recent client) has promoted this ‘holiday’ since 2009.  Last year on Nov. … Continue reading

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China Skinny does a good job curating China content

One of my new favorite China information sites is China Skinny It is a collection of stories related to marketing and lifestyle development in the Middle Kingdom.   The variety of stories is very good and I almost always find more than … Continue reading

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The future of Chinese brand success in the U.S. will be tied to better – not cheaper

Samsung (from Japan) is one of the most recent examples of a foreign brand that has successfully changed its brand perception in the eyes of many Americans.   The success of the Samsung smart phone has enabled Samsung to sell more … Continue reading

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Ethan Allen – the interesting Asia story of a venerated American Brand

Last week at the Asia Society in New York I attended an event entitled “Ethan Allen CEO – Selling ‘Made in the USA’ to China.   It featured Ethan Allen Interiors CEO M. Farooq Kathwari interviewed by Timothy Aeppel bureau chief … Continue reading

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Expats living in the U.S. and China still seem to forgo a wide world view

I’ve posted that American expatriates living in China have increased my learning curve.     Having met more than fifty U.S.A. born expatriates that now live in China (and even more non-U.S western expats), there are similarities in their view of … Continue reading

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Trying to figure out the puzzle that is Asia

My friend Mel travels more than anybody that I know well.   That’s saying something since I have a fair amount of friends that travel frequently.   For what it’s worth I don’t consider myself a member of the ‘travel frequently’ club.  … Continue reading

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American expatriates living in China continue to increase my China learning curve

Today is my last full day in China for this trip.   It’s been a different one than any of my prior trips and I’ve had more alone time on this trip than any trip to China I’ve made before.   I … Continue reading

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