Three years later, Dolce & Gabbana is still struggling to regain popularity in China: This is what we can learn from it

Dolce & Gabbana in China

In November 2018, Dolce & Gabbana released the promotional film “Eating with Chopsticks“, which was considered a major miss in representing Chinese culture, leaving many viewers feeling disrespected and mocked. The video was of a Chinese girl awkwardly using chopsticks to taste “super-size” Italian dishes. Whether it is the arrogant “Chinese pronunciation” in the film, the […]

Yakult in China: How the Japanese lactic acid drink became a Chinese household staple

Yakult in China

Yakult is often mistaken for a Chinese brand, but it is actually a Japanese brand with a history dating back to 1935. After 85 years of development, it has become a world-famous manufacturer of lactic acid bacteria beverages. The brand exports its products to more than 40 countries and regions around the world. According to the official […]

Podcast transcript #44: The challenges of promoting Italian products in China

Italian products in China

Find here the China paradigm episode 44. Learn more about Carlo Dragonetti’s story in China and find all the details and additional links below. Full transcript below: Matthieu David: Hi everyone, I’m Matthieu David, the founder of Daxue consulting and the China marketing podcast China paradigm and today I’m with Carlo Dragonetti. You are in […]

Branding Strategy: Fast Fashion in China

H&M China

Fast Fashion in China refers to low to middle-cost clothing brands which focus on supplying their clients with fast changing collections that reproduce the current fashion trends seen on each season’s international designer shows. Fast fashion in China has strong attractiveness for young citizens The appeal of fast fashion in China is undeniable for the […]

Translate brand names into Chinese

translate brand names in China

Translate brand names into Chinese [more about Branding in China] Most foreign companies, in an effort to break through the Chinese market, have translated their brand names in Chinese. Indeed, this language is fundamentally different from English or French in its pronunciation, and this often translates into names that can hardly be articulated by Chinese […]

Branding: Elizabeth Arden launch its skincare line in China

Elizabeth Arden Branding China

Branding: Elizabeth Arden launch its skincare line in China Cosmetics and fragrances US giant Elizabeth Arden has been launched in 2005 across mainland China, focusing on Shanghai and Hong Kong. After having commercialized their iconic red door fragrance, it’s their skincare line that they’re putting out on the Chinese market. Western creams and masks are […]

Bio-cosmetic in China

cosmetic market china

With more and more multinational and domestic cosmetics companies launching new products into Chinese market, bio-cosmetics are becoming a fashionable trend. In the past six years, the annual growth rate of natural and eco-friendly personal care products is 12.4%. In 2008, the sales ofall personal care productswere $25 billion, which contributed to 0.52% of national […]