Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Monday, 14/12/15

Instagram's 2015; the people rebuking Trump; Cheng moves to Facebook; China economy steadying; Adidas takes on Nike in China; Xiaomi's plans to become a tech giant

Valerie Cheng (left), Peter Womersley and Victor Ng
Valerie Cheng (left), Peter Womersley and Victor Ng

2015 - A year of big leaps for Instagram

In a remarkable year of change for the photo-based social network, Samson Lam, digital strategist at The Hoffman Agency Singapore, goes through how each major change through 2015 has affected the way we share on Instagram, and discusses the ripple effect it has for brands.

9 of the best high-profile rebukes to Donald Trump

The people rebuking the Republican frontrunner ranged from the expected (Hillary Clinton) to the thoughtful (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).

JWT's Valerie Cheng moves to Facebook, Victor Ng steps up 

Valerie Cheng, CCO of J Walter Thompson Singapore will be moving on to a new role at Facebook, as head of creative shop for Southeast Asia, in mid-February.

China economy shows signs of steadying, risks remain

China's activity data was stronger than expected in November, with factory output growth picking up to a five-month high, signalling that a flurry of stimulus measures from Beijing may have put a floor under a fragile economy.

Sun to shine on renewables post-Paris climate conference?

Oil, coal and natural gas have powered the US energy demand for generations. Yet now that the U.N. Climate Change Conference appears to have set a landmark agreement, can clean energy replace carbon-intensive sources going forward?

Adidas takes on Nike in fight for China's sportswear crown

China's sportswear industry is saturated, with both local and global players grappling for a larger slice of what is a US$22 billion-and-growing pie. The key to winning, Adidas' Greater China boss says, is knowing what Chinese customers want from their sportswear.

Xiaomi’s quest to become an electronics titan

Xiaomi has backed 56 startups so far to build smart devices for it as it looks to expand its business beyond smartphones and become a consumer electronics giant, one of its top executives has revealed.

Brought to you by PRWeek Asia with additional editorial support from CNBC

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.