Posts Tagged ‘Marketing’

Adidas Gets a Hard Lesson in Appropriate Uses Of China Flag

Monday, March 10, 2008 14:05 4 Comments

Forbes came across the wire with a very interested article entitled Adidas Gets Red Flag, Not Gold Star, From Chinese Consumers on the recent mess Adidas found itself in over their use of the national flag. Apparently starting with a new line of gear to show its support for China (an Olympic play), some reporters […]

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China Mobile Eyes iPhone Deal

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:10 7 Comments

According to a premarket release on The Street, Apple is reportedly in talks with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to China (a lot of people already have one). First, as an investor in Apple all I can say is BUY BUY BUY.  give one to your friends, collegues, and don’t forget your boss! Next, […]

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Youtube Duel: Fedex vs. UPS

Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:13 No Comments

As we have covered before, failing to understand or fully take into account the transportation requirements of China to U.S. movements (or vice versa) can result in a number of issues: Cost overruns, Time to market delays, etc. And with many transportation firms now cracking the China market, making sure that their clients understand the […]

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Express Service Market in China

Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:45 1 Comment

Last week while eating spicy ribs, I was discussing with a logistics executive the potential and the problems that international firms face when cracking the Chinese market.. who has done the best… and what the future holds for the express firms in China At the same time, Fedex was preparing for its quarterly conference call.. […]

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A Little Niche Can Go a LOOONG way

Monday, May 28, 2007 21:41 3 Comments

Writing about niches in China somewhat defies logic. After all, with 1.3 billion people in China, and fractioned markets across the board, you wouldn’t think that too many niche markets would exist yet. H owever, one industry where saturation may have already occured (certainly in the major east coast cities) is in English. With the […]

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Volvo Rolls on in China (Part 2)

Saturday, May 5, 2007 6:31 1 Comment

Following up on out post a couple weeks ago, Volvo Rolls on in China, I found this interview of Volvo China President Joakim Hjerpe entitled Keep on Trucking in the May edition of Eurobiz Magazine (EU Chamber of Commerce publication). Through the interview, a few interesting things came through on the local market in the […]

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City Report: Tianjin

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 12:22 11 Comments

With a population of 10 million, Tianjin has built a strong economy around the Tianjin Port, TEDA, and a strong consumer economy. Located 75 miles to the east of Beijing, Tianjin has a long history as a trading port for the north, and like Shanghai this has lead to a strong commercial infrastructure and business […]

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City Report: Suzhou

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:24 7 Comments

Just a half hour train ride from Shanghai is Suzhou, one of the hottest areas in the Shanghai region for manufacturing investment. Suzhou has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last 5 years as Shanghai’s cost of manufacturing rose, and Suzhou was able to offer similar investment experience with lower costs.The Suzhou government ,working with the […]

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