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DUBAI: Achieving consistent messaging across 22 MENA countries is a difficult task, and agencies need to be more sensitive to the cultural differences of the region – which is likely to require more localised campaigns.

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This report explains the challenge for global brands of creating cultural impact and provides seven best practices for brands to become a global icon whilst retaining strong local relevance.

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This article outlines how Coca-Cola has approached growth in China with a focus on consistency, brand differentiation and core brand values.

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SHANGHAI: Clothing retailer Gap took five years to roll out its brand across China, choosing to focus on the shared values of young Chinese and Americans, according to a senior agency creative.

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This article outlines how Gap, the clothing retailer, successfully launched in China over a five year period.

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This article explores the future of Chinese brands on the world stage, and discusses China's concept of advertising creativity.

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SAN JOSE, CA: Many marketers are struggling to adapt their content for different media destinations and geographical locations, according to research from the CMO Council, the executive network.

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This article, which is based on research by the CMO Council, outlines the challenges facing brands as they seek to adapt their marketing for audiences in different geographies and across a diverse slate of media channels.

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PHNOM PENH: Brands must prioritise product education in Cambodia if they want to build consumer trust for new categories, a senior agency executive has said.

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This article explores how Cambodia is becoming a new frontier of growth for multinational brands, and what marketers need to focus on to achieve success in the country.

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GLOBAL: Becoming a successful global brand requires an understanding of local cultures, lifestyles and ideologies, according to two industry figures.

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This paper attempts to address a major challenge for global marketers – how they can effectively localise their brands and resonate across different cultures.

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HAVANA: Although the US trade embargo on Cuba still exists, a new report from Kantar Millward Brown advises international brands to take a serious look at the opportunities the country presents.

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This event report discusses how Cath Kidston, the British retailer, retains certain British traits as part of its identity, capitalising on moments of international interest in the brand's country of origin.

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MUMBAI/BEIJING: A spate of business restructuring, revamped menus and new brand launches is reshaping the fast food sector, as global brands look to boost growth in the major Asian markets of India and China.

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This paper contends that the logical way to classify brands is to use a methodology based on consumer perceptions rather than academic/practitioner criteria, and that this may enable managers to more accurately define brand marketing strategies for current brands or relaunch efforts.

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This article explores the current thinking and reading on multinational marketing, a necessarily complex pursuit that demands innovative approaches to strategy, as brands travel across cultures.

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The article explores how City Football Group, owners of Manchester City FC, are expanding their brand globally in North America and Asia.

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This article explores how MasterCard overcame an entrenched cash culture and regulatory restrictions in Vietnam to boost credit card use and social media engagement.

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This article explains five important considerations for multi-national brands when developing their local brand name in China, and how to avoid common pitfalls of Chinese localization.

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This paper explores the variations in the digital marketing efforts of three separate movie releases in China - Star Wars, Kung-Fu Panda, and Lost in Hong Kong - to capture local movie fans and box office revenue.

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This paper is part of the China social branding report that seeks to understand the firewalled country through the lens of the biggest brands operating in the market; this iteration looks at KFC, the US restaurant brand, and its Chinese strategy.

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This article explores five major misconceptions about consumers in China and how multinational brands can overcome them.

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This article looks at how rapid change in Indonesia is having major implications for brands, and establishes three key 'weapons' that can accelerate growth.

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This event report explains how Airbnb, despite being considered a disruptive force, is still following the tried-and-true methods of brand-building and marketing to build fame.