June 8th, 2016
The Olympic Games and Zika: Finding the Right Balance Through Communications
Among the many traditions of the Olympic Games – the spectacle, the parade of nations during the Opening Ceremonies, the athletic excellence, the triumph of the human spirit – are the issues and concerns that can consume media in the lead-up to the Games.
April 21st, 2016
China’s Two Sessions and What It Means for Business
The Fourth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) and the Fourth Session of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) took place in March. Commonly known as the “two sessions”, the annual two-week-long political meetings provide an important public glimpse into the thinking and priorities of China’s government.
April 18th, 2016
Will 2016 be the year when corporate digital communications grows up?
Consumer-facing brands have long understood the power and possibilities of social media, running highly targeted and frequently interactive digital campaigns to win the hearts and minds of consumers. But the rest of the corporate class, particularly financial companies and other B2B businesses, have been slow getting out the gate, often hesitant to engage with the speed, immediacy and constantly-changing dynamics of the online world.
April 13th, 2016
Tackling Activism in Asia
Since the global financial crisis, shareholder activism has surged, particularly in the US, where the likes of Carl Icahn, David Einhorn, Bill Ackman and Dan Loeb have achieved celebrity status. The world’s largest endowments, family offices and sovereign wealth funds can now be counted as their clients. Globally, these activists are being taken seriously; it is time for management teams in Asia to follow suit.