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Hyundai Crisis in China Extends to Sponsorship Commitments

September 5, 2017

Hyundai Motor Company is in a mess in China. A rift within its joint venture, unpaid bills leading to a disrupted supply chain, a sales crash... all of…

Unknown Chinese Smartphone Leagoo Partners Spurs To Grow Global Brand

August 23, 2017

In a bid to increase its global awareness, relative unknown Chinese smartphone brand Leagoo has inked a five-year deal with EPL club Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s official…

Challenger Handset Brand Panasonic Poised To Increase Marketing Spends In India

August 15, 2017

Panasonic will pump in about US$31.24m this year in the marketing and promotion of its smartphones as it jostles with the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and Lenovo in…

Courts Asia Set To Increase Marketing Spends With Regional Expansion

August 14, 2017

When we recall home furnishing and electronics retailer Courts moves in the sports and content landscape, we probably think of its prior football partnerships, namely a regional deal…
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Sony Re-Emerges at the International Champions Cup

August 1, 2017

At the recently completed International Champions Cup in Singapore, one sponsor stood out for two reasons - its re-emergence in the Sponsorship space, and their above average activation…

Report: How Brands Are Banking On Short-Form Video In China

May 25, 2017

Move over Snapchat and Instagram. Brands in China are using a more sophisticated beast when it comes to short-form video, according to research agency Chozan.

Interview: Tiger Beer Makes Surprise Return to Sports Sponsorship

April 5, 2017

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) flagship brand Tiger Beer has made a surprise move back into sports sponsorship via a deal with Rugby Singapore for the IRB HSBC Singapore…

MasterCard Making Noises to Push Back into India’s Sponsorship Market

January 27, 2017

Mastercard is planning to strengthen its sponsorship presence in India by getting involved in more local sporting events.
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Hong Kong’s Sponsorship Market Set For Austerity in 2017

October 20, 2016

Hong Kong’s Sponsorship market is bracing itself for an austere 2017, and beyond, as the government plans to shelve its Mega Events Fund (MEF) in March next year.

Malaysia Airlines Rises from the Ashes with Liverpool FC, Overwriting Domestic Strategy with Global Play

October 12, 2016

In a dramatic about face in Sponsorship strategy - and PR perceptions - Malaysia Airlines are on the verge of an aggressive marketing play in world sport, displacing…