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Are Chinese Investors Using European Football Clubs as Trophies, not for Trophies?

August 8, 2016

Chinese corporations are flexing their financial muscle in European club football with a breathtaking spree of investment deals. Is the underlying reason trophy collection? And we mean something…

Challenger Korean Tyre Brand Splashes On Two European Football Partnerships: Category Continues To Neglect Asian Market

July 21, 2016

Kumho Tyre has sealed a two-year partnership with London-based EPL club Tottenham Hotspur, which has South Korean football star Son Heung-min in its books.

Challenger Korean Tyre Brand Splashes On Two European Club Football Partnerships; Category Continues To Neglect Asian Market

July 21, 2016

Kumho Tyre has sealed a two-year partnership with London-based EPL club Tottenham Hotspur, which has South Korean football star Son Heung-min on its books.

Challenger Chinese Mobile ZTE Poised To Get Busy In Thailand

July 8, 2016

Chinese brand ZTE is optimistic about tripling its smartphone sales this year in Thailand to 900,000 sets, and becoming one of the top five brands in the category,…

Watch Brand Breaks The Mould With Content Sponsorship of Salman Khan’s Latest Movie

June 13, 2016

Yash Raj Films (YRF), one of India's most prolific production houses is a sought-after content partner in Bollywood and the latest brand to join the party is sports…

Challenger Korean Tyre Brand Lured By Europe Again, Leaving Asian Back-door Open to Competitors

May 12, 2016

Ahead of the Champions League final, Korean tyremaker Hankook has secured a sponsorship deal with European football giant Real Madrid, joining a coterie of Asian sponsors at the…
Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Is Back in the Black And Renewing Its Sponsorships... But It's a Domestic-Only Strategy

April 13, 2016

Just two months after making its first profit for several years, Malaysia Airlines has announced it is to continue its sponsorship of a pair of regional music festivals…

Japanese Telco Makes Odd Sponsorship Move Outside Japan

March 30, 2016

One of Japan's largest telcos has made a surprise move in sponsoring its first ever platform outside Japan, in a market dominated by home-grown, state-related telcos... Why??

ASN INTERVIEW: Challenger brand Puma is Highly Selective; Looks For Brand DNA Fit Above All Else

November 30, 2015

Well known for its global sponsorship of the showman of athletics, Usain Bolt, and now R&B rebel Rihanna, Puma is clearly a brand that does things its own way.…

Huawei Throws Sport Sponsorship Playbook in the Bin in Asia; Opts for Non-sport instead

November 27, 2015

Chinese telco giant Huawei is making an obvious change in its Asian Sponsorship investment strategy, telegraphed by a fresh transmedia entertainment deal in Malaysia.