LVMH's Private Equity Firm is Banking on the Power of Korean Culture — The Fashion Law
- its ironic given how few brands sell in Korea (which has in turn fuelled demand for fakes) that LVMH is putting so much weight on the country
korea  hallyu  business  luxury  totwitter 
13 hours ago
Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping -- By The Honourable Kevin Rudd
- probably one fo the best essays that I have read on China from a macro perspective
china  analysis 
14 hours ago
VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock
- probably the best argument that I’ve read for super capacitor and hydrogen fuel cell technology
totwitter  automotive  energy 
23 hours ago
Amazon: The Making of a Giant | WSJ
- Today, the AI assistant has more than 30,000 skills available on its store and can be used to control more than 4,000 smart-home devices from 1,200 different brands. (paywall)
amazon  analysis  totwitter 
3 days ago
The battle for digital supremacy - America v China
- tactical rather than the required strategic response
china  us  technology  analysis  totwitter 
3 days ago
Is Time Running Out for the Swiss Watch Industry? - WSJ
- low-end part of the business threatened by digital disruption but not the higher end
luxury  switzerland  watches  analysis  business 
5 days ago
Positive acceptance: a reinterpretation of Japanese 'millennials' | Analysis | Campaign Asia
78% are disinclined to save money, meaning big-ticket items like houses, cars or even holidays are low on the agenda. While young people have rarely ever been enthusiastic savers, Harris suggested this could be an unconscious effort to resist “inevitable life changes that they don’t necessarily want”—i.e. responsibilities that make them less flexible.
japan  consumerbehaviour  gen-y  totwitter 
6 days ago
The Number of Counterfeits Seized in the U.S. Grew by Almost 10% Last Year — The Fashion Law
“The merchandise category with the highest number of seizures continued to be apparel and accessories, resulting in approximately 15 percent of all seizures in FY2017.” These products included both trademark infringing and counterfeit luxury products, including those posing as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Hermes, are routinely some of the most heavily copied
luxury  ip  legal  us  totwitter 
9 days ago
"I’m Quitting Social Media": Will We See a Shift in Platform Use in 2018? | Brandwatch
- Twitter and Snapchat are disproportionally large in comparison to their adoption
social  consumerbehaviour  totwitter 
9 days ago
Royal Bank of Scotland CMO David Wheldon: More marketing will go in-house - Digiday
I’m not sure there was ever a bygone era when agencies enjoyed a great relationship with the top of the house, but what the consultants have now is the C-suite relationships, a deep understanding of technology and a deep understanding of the digitization of our services. It’s not too much of a leap for them to think they can help with the advertising part of that mix
advertising  marketing  totwitter 
9 days ago
Get On This Soapbox | The Daily | L2
- the case for tactical (but not necessarily realtime) social
social  totwitter 
9 days ago
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