The Korean Wave (Hallyu) refers to the global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting pop culture, entertainment, music, TV dramas and movies.
Think about one of the strongest brands from Asia, and chances are that Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its long-serving, almost iconic Singapore Girl easily come to mind.
How to Compete Globally, an opinion article written by Martin Roll, was featured in the November 2019 edition of Singapore Management University (SMU)’s bi-annual business magazine, Asian Management Insights.
With increasing globalization and flattening of the world, more Asian brands are venturing into newer markets and embracing customers in various cultures.
Of the handful of Asian brands that usually make it to any global brand rankings, most like Sony, Canon, and so on originate from Japan.
Mention the brand Uniqlo 10 years ago to anyone outside of Japan and you would get a confused look.
In today’s marketplace full of brands screaming for attention, Muji represents the antithesis of consumerism.
Some Asian brands are becoming successful well beyond Asia.
The TWG Tea brand strategy is built on the promise of providing a high-quality tea experience and education for the discerning global tea consumer.
Air China aims to become a global Chinese airline brand dedicated to excellent operations, service levels and quality across the entire organization.
Founded in Singapore in 1996, Charles & Keith is a fast-fashion retailer of high-quality, stylish footwear and accessories including bags, eyewear and costume jewellery catered to modern Asian women.
The last two decades have seen cities, islands and even countries very aggressively branding themselves in order to create a resonating identity among stakeholders and build sustainable customer relationships that last a lifetime.
The orientation of brand management has gone through substantial changes over the last decades, and has evolved as a more integrated and visible part of the overall corporate strategy.
Hermès International, sometimes also referred to as Hermès of Paris or Hermes, is a French luxury goods manufacturer.
Martin Roll was featured in a recent interview with China Daily Asia about the rise and potential of Chinese companies in the publication’s July 2-8 2018 edition.
Owned by its legendary founder, Ralph Lauren is an iconic American fashion brand built on an essential lifestyle promise.
South Africa for a long time has been in the global limelight for several reasons and in particular because the country is one of the leading economies in Africa.
Mandarin Oriental is an iconic global Asian luxury hotel brand competing on excellent service, high quality, unique Asian authenticity and prime hotel locations delivering exceptional customer experiences across touch points.
Forever 21 became one of the largest and most competitive fast fashion retail brands in the world competing on cheap price points, merchandise, prime locations and rapid global logistics.
Martin Roll delivered an executive program on 26 February 2018 at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo in Russia about business strategy, effective brand building and globalizing Russian brands.
One of the most pervasive domains in the last forty years that has captured the attention of CEOs, consultants, managers and academics is branding.
Mention “Huawei” and most people would immediately associate the brand with the latest, high-quality technological products.
Martin Roll was invited as a guest speaker by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to present and discuss the topic “Global Asian Brands: Myth or Reality” with its MBA students on 6 February 2018.
There are few product categories where branding activities make such a dramatic impact on competitiveness and differentiation than in bottled water.
The Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company from Thailand is a well-known Asian brand with great potential to become a strong international lifestyle brand.
From an early start in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has grown into one of Asia’s most successful hospitality brands with numerous international awards and accolades from publications like the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler and others.
It is not news that Korean popular culture has been one of the most significant contributors to the Korean economy and across Asia.
Martin Roll was interviewed on The CMO Show on 14 December 2017.
AmorePacific aims to become a global Korean beauty company with a brand portfolio competing on innovation, quality, marketing and authentic Korean cool.
Shang Xia is a Chinese luxury fashion brand backed by Hermès offering high-quality products with a contemporary twist on traditional Chinese aesthetics and crafts.
Martin Roll was invited as a guest speaker at the DABGO Annual Conference 2017 event on 2 Aug 2017 at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel.
In a globalised world with more competitors vying for shelf space across the globe, consumers are overloaded with information and continue to place increasing importance on brands.
The Shangri-La brand began in 1971 with its first hotel in Singapore.
As of 1 July 2017, Martin Roll joined the board of directors of fast-growing Danish watch-making company ORLO Watches.
Martin Roll’s expertise on brand naming was tapped in an interesting article in the June 20 2017 edition of China Daily Asia.
There are over 350 million luxury consumers in the world, according to a 2015 study by global management consultancy Bain & Company.
On 26 May 2017, Martin Roll spoke at the Turkish Exporters Assembly meeting in Istanbul on “The 10 steps To Build Iconic Brands And The Next Drivers For Brand Turkey”.
Martin Roll was a contributor and panelist at the plenary session “Passions and Emotions” at The Arab Luxury World Conference held in Dubai on 23 May 2017.
On 23 May 2017, INSEAD conducted an Executive Luxury Workshop at the Arab Luxury World Conference in Dubai on the topic “Disruptive Innovation & Luxury: Ideas Implemented”.
India’s beauty and attractiveness lies in its complexity and diversity.
Martin Roll’s column on ‘Forging An Identity’ was featured in the April 2017 edition of Vietnam Economic Times, an electronic publication that offers timely and authoritative news coupled with insight and opinion on business, finance and social issues in Vietnam.
In April 2017, Martin Roll was featured in the Russian news website, Report.
The rapid growth of the Asian beauty industry over the last few years has caught everyone’s attention.
Martin Roll was featured in the March 2017 edition of The Abacus, the official leading publication of CA Sri Lanka (the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka).
On 6 March 2017, Martin Roll delivered a keynote speak at the Edinburgh International Asia Conference (EIAC) 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, on the topic of “Global Branding – A Fresh Perspective from Asia”.
In February 2017, Martin Roll was featured in the Asian business magazine, SpacesAsia.
In February 2017, Martin Roll gave a speech to Russian entrepreneurs and leading business people about doing business in Asia at the Singapore Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
How will brands drive business strategy.
On 7 October 2016, Martin Roll gave a guest lecture to graduate students at EWHA Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, on “Building Global Asian Brands: Myth Or Reality?”.
In July 2016, Sri Lanka’s corporate leaders had the opportunity to listen to four top international gurus on “Business Strategy” at the Strategy Summit organised by the Business School of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).
Singapore Airlines has been globally recognized for decades as one of Asia’s most iconic global brands.
Martin Roll was featured in China Daily Asia Weekly in March 2016.
Martin Roll delivered a keynote speak on 9 Feb 2016 at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway about how to build an iconic brand.
Martin Roll was featured in an exclusive interview with Branding In Asia in February 2016.
Asian products have never been more sought after than today.
For CKGSB Knowledge, Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in Chinese companies and strategies that will help build truly global Chinese brands.
One of the biggest challenges for Asian companies apart from the prevailing trading mindset is the “Made In” tag in order for them to build and sustain strong brands.
China leads all emerging markets with 89 companies on the latest Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest.
In July 2013, Martin Roll spoke at the Taiwan International Branding Forum, an annual two-day forum that is organized to enable Taiwan in building up its local products and companies into globally recognized brands.
Martin Roll was hosted by Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco for a program named “Asian Brands 2.