China on course to overtake USA as world’s leading source of foreign trademark applications by 2020

China on course to overtake USA as world’s leading source of foreign trademark applications by 2020

China is on course to overtake the USA as the world’s leading source of foreign trademark applications by 2020 according to new research released by CompuMark, the industry leader in trademark research and protection solutions. Trademark-filing trends are a powerful indicator of economic activity. In the past two years alone, the number of Chinese trademark […]

Tencent holds firm as China’s most valuable brand, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown

Tencent holds firm as China’s most valuable brand, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown

Technology giant Tencent has retained the coveted title of China’s most valuable brand for a fourth consecutive year, achieving a brand value of $132.2 billion, a 25% year-on-year increase, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s 2018 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands rankings. Other noteworthy sectors include education, logistics and technology, all of […]

Y&R Branding creates visual ID and broadcast project for FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019

Y&R Branding creates visual ID and broadcast project for FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) has been working with Y&R Group’s branding agency since May 2017, to create a visual ID for its flagship competition which will take place in China from 31st August-15th September 2019. The World Cup’s Qualifiers, involving national teams from 80 countries from across five continents, are now on and will continue […]

Serviceplan Greater China looks to future growth with a strong new Management Team

Serviceplan Greater China looks to future growth with a strong new Management Team

As Serviceplan International continue to expand their unique House of Communication model across the globe, making strategic creative and management hires to reflect their increasingly global outlook, Serviceplan China has appointed Chong Kin as Chief Creative Officer Greater China, Marcus Ma as Managing Director Beijing, and Lili Pang as General Manager Shanghai. Chong Kin and […]

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China’s top grocer

Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announcecd it would invest $2.87 billion for a major stake in China’s top hypermart operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd, part of a wider push into offline retail. As part of an alliance with Auchan Retail S.A. and Ruentex Group, Alibaba would buy the stake from Ruentex while Auchan Retail […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

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