Daily Brief

March 18, 2019

TODAY’S TOP FIVE CAN’T-MISS STORIES

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    Five Key KOL Trends in China for 2019

    The proliferation of KOLs all over China's social media is threatening to cause influencer fatigue among audiences. We consulted some experts in the field to identify new trends brands can draw on to reanimate their ideas about KOL marketing this year, ensuring they remain fresh and deliver optimum results. Read more on Campaign Asia

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    Foreign Brands Escape China's Glare at Annual Consumer Day Gala

    China on Friday accused a raft of local firms, from snack makers to a financial tech firm applying for a U.S. listing, of fooling and harassing consumers in an annual event that for the first time in years did not name and shame any foreign or well-known local brands. Read more on Reuters

  • 3

    Prada Pops up in Hong Kong for Art Basel

    Italian fashion house Prada is continuing to engage consumers during Art Basel with the upcoming launch of a private club during the Hong Kong edition of the fair. The second iteration of Prada Mode will see the brand host a space that functions as an eatery, lounge, gallery and event space. This follows the debut Prada Mode experience that kicked off at Art Basel Miami in December. Read more on Luxury Daily

  • 4

    Club Med Owner Fosun Tourism Swings to Profit During Its First Year of Listing in Hong Kong

    Business volumes from Club Med rose 8 per cent last year and the operating profit jumped almost 42 per cent, Fosun Tourism said in the statement. About 3.2 million tourists visited its Atlantis Sanya, a luxury resort in China’s southernmost province of Hainan, it said, without giving comparable figures. Read more on South China Morning Post

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    AllPay Expands Reach with WeChat Pay Support

    UK-based cross border payment services company AllPay has introduced a new product for merchants into its all-in-one payment solution for Hong Kong adding support for the WeChat Pay HK e-Wallet. Read more on Enterprise Innovation