Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Wednesday, 30/3/16

Facebook in Lahore safety check error; BOA picks H+K; Rokkan comes to Asia; the new iPhone's China problem; Uber feeling good about China; Donald Trump's Chinese fans; two anti-Amazon retailers.

Donald Trump has his fair share of fans in China, apparently (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Donald Trump has his fair share of fans in China, apparently (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

Facebook apologises for Lahore bombing 'Safety Check' error

Social network accidentally sent notifications to users thousands of miles away asking them to confirm their safety.

British Olympic Association hires Hill+Knowlton for Rio 2016 comms campaign

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has appointed Hill+Knowlton Strategies to run an integrated comms campaign to promote Team GB ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Publicis Groupe's Rokkan expands to Asia with Singapore office

According to Publicis Groupe, the move follows the growth of Rokkan’s global clientele in the last three years. Publicis Groupe acquired the agency in 2012.

The new iPhone may have a China problem

Apple's new iPhone SE launches on Thursday and preliminary numbers at Chinese retailers suggest decent demand — but the black market tells a more mixed story.

Uber CEO sees profits in China in 2 years' time

Uber has seen "hundreds" of cities become profitable in the past six months and is betting that in two years' time it will start to see parts of China start to make money, the chief executive of the U.S. ride-hailing app told CNBC.

Why some Chinese like Donald Trump

There's not just a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people's eyes. There's also more than one face of Donald Trump, in 1.3 billion Chinese people's eyes.

The anti-Amazons: Two brands shaking up retail

One year after launching MM.LaFleur, an online clothing shop for professional women, Sarah LaFleur couldn't figure out why the company's sales weren't growing faster. Once customers placed their first order, they were quickly converted into repeat buyers; acquiring new shoppers, however, was proving a challenge.

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