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 […]

Serviceplan’s Vera Yu highlights seven social and economic trends for China

Serviceplan’s Vera Yu highlights seven social and economic trends for China

Vera Yu, Head of Strategy at Serviceplan China, Beijing, gave a speech at the International Roadshow 2017: China Insights to German enterprises in Munich with the title ‘The Future is Now’. She shared some current social and economic happenings in China that are influencing the future, including consumption upgrade, sharing economy, live stream, and cash-free […]

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba announce China Uni marketing partnership

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba announce China Uni marketing partnership

Reinforcing the organization’s commitment to leadership in digital, data and technology, Publicis Groupe launched a partnership with Alibaba bringing benefit to the clients of Publicis Media, Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient. Alibaba’s Uni Marketing framework is a complete product portfolio powered by data that enables brands to have control of brand building across the Alibaba ecosystem in […]

Publicis Communications announces new leadership in Guangzhou

Publicis Communications has announced that Cathryn Chen, current General Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi Guangzhou, will head all creative agencies under Publicis Communications in Guangzhou, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, and Leo Burnett. In her new role, Chen will enable the access of creative agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide and Leo Burnett) to […]

Bacardi Appoints Adam Zhu as Non-Executive Chairman of Greater China

Bacardi Appoints Adam Zhu as Non-Executive Chairman of Greater China

Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, announces the creation of a new dual role and immediate appointment of Mr. Adam Zhu, 50, as Non-Executive Chairman of Greater China for Bacardi and Special Advisor to Bacardi Limited Chief Executive Officer Michael Dolan. n these roles, Mr. Zhu will utilize his considerable expertise to […]

Nike Knits A Giant Shoe On A Billboard In Shanghai

To promote its latest ‘Free Flyknit’ shoes in Shanghai, Nike—together with Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai—put together a live ‘knitting session’ on a giant billboard. With the help of three workers, they ‘knitted’ strips of neon green thread together on the billboard to form a Free Flyknit shoe around a foot—emphasizing the sock-like quality of the […]

BMW Invents Fake Holiday In China As Part Of Ad Campaign

BMW Invents Fake Holiday In China As Part Of Ad Campaign

Automobile manufacturer BMW recently used the power of social media to invent a new holiday in China. Leveraging the reach of several prominent bloggers on China’s microblogging platform Weibo, BMW were able to get more than 300,000 users to reveal their deepest regrets in 140 characters or less in celebration of “Ctrl Z Day”. Users […]

China’s Department Store Retail Market Doubles in Value Over Past Six Years

China’s Department Store Retail Market Doubles in Value Over Past Six Years

While department stores in China have faced ever more increasing competition from other formats and retail channels in recent years – new research from Mintel reveals just how much this sector has flourished. Reflecting the increased wealth of Chinese consumers – and the increased disposable income this has brought with it – Mintel’s research reveals […]

Draftfcb Goes Gangnam Style for Nivea

Draftfcb Goes Gangnam Style for Nivea

Draftfcb China has produced a new twist to the gangnam-style dance craze in a new national television campaign for Nivea. Supporting Nivea Men Moisturisation Cream, the new TVC is aimed at attracting men to moisturise their skin as the China winter arrives with the potential for frozen-dry faces. The commercial shows action that mimics the now-globally famous […]