Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts – Bringing Asian Hospitality To The World

The Shangri-La brand began in 1971 with its first hotel in Singapore.

The Secret to Starbucks’ Brand Success

The concept of the world being flat has extended beyond geographical boundaries to the rapid blurring and demolition of economic ones.

Martin Roll Featured in Ekonomist Magazine: Best Practices in Global Brand Management

In June 2017, Martin Roll was featured in an interview in Ekonomist Magazine Turkey.

AmorePacific – Korean Beauty Company Going Global

AmorePacific aims to become a global Korean beauty company with a brand portfolio competing on innovation, quality, marketing and authentic Korean cool.

Hermès – The Strategy Insights Behind The Iconic Luxury Brand

Hermès International, sometimes also referred to as Hermès of Paris or Hermes, is a French luxury goods manufacturer.

Martin Roll Speaks at The Arab Luxury World Conference (Dubai 2017)

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.

There Is A Risk For Brands To Become Too Digitalized

In the upcoming conference Arab Luxury World in Dubai from 22-23 May 2017, Martin Roll will be part of the plenary session “Passions and Emotions”.

Korean Wave (Hallyu) – The Rise of Korea’s Cultural Economy & Pop Culture

The Korean Wave (Hallyu) refers to the global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting pop culture, entertainment, music, TV dramas and movies.

Shiseido – The Iconic Asian Cosmetics And Skincare Brand

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.

Giorgio Armani – The Iconic Global Fashion Brand

The Giorgio Armani brand owned and run by the founder designer Giorgio Armani has earned the much hallowed space in the fashion industry through its superior design, relevant themes and trends.

Mandarin Oriental – An Iconic Asian Luxury Hotel Brand

The face of business in Asia is changing faster than one can blink one’s eyes.

Why Asia’s 3 Most Beloved Brands Continue To Rule the Region

American entrepreneur and marketer Seth Godin defines a brand as “a set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships.

Martin Roll Speaks At EWHA Womans University (Korea) About Global Asian Brands

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?”.

Singapore Airlines – An Excellent, Iconic Asian Brand

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.

Brand Guardrails – How To Keep Successful Brands On Track

It is paramount that brands stand for something in today’s complex and ever-evolving local and global marketplaces.

Hello Kitty – The Iconic Japanese Brand

Created by Sanrio Ltd, founded in 1960 by Shintaro Tsuji, Hello Kitty is one of the truly phenomenal brands to emerge from Japan.

Aman – The Unbranded Asian Luxury Resort Brand

Amanresorts is one of the most iconic brands to have emerged from Asia.

Singapore Airlines Stands The Test Of Time

Singapore Airlines has been globally recognized for decades as one of Asia’s most iconic global brands.

Strategy: Promoting Asian Names

Martin Roll was featured in China Daily Asia Weekly in March 2016.

Martin Roll Thinks Asia-Pacific Brands Must Build Their Own Legacies

Asian products have never been more sought after than today.

Kering – Evolution of a Global Luxury Brand Company

Kering is one of the world’s largest luxury goods holding companies.

How To Create Strong Brand Positioning

Brand positioning is the process of creating a distinctive offering for a brand, which differentiates the brand in the hearts and minds of the consumer, enhances its appeal and positively impacts current and future purchase potential.

Sony – The Battle To Stay Relevant

A highly relevant and discussed topic in the domain of branding is the importance of maintaining consistency for brands in marketplaces characterized by diverse cultures, increasingly empowered customers and ever changing trends and customer preferences.

Brand Architecture: Key Drivers of Success

The importance of having a strategic vision and a clearly defined management process for brand architecture has increased significantly over the years.

Samsung – The Global Asian Brand

Think of any high-end consumer durable like a camera, MP3 player, integrated mobile phone, plasma television, or even camcorders, and it is only natural that Samsung comes to mind.

Jim Thompson – The Asian Silk Brand

The Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company from Thailand is a well-known Asian brand with great potential to become a strong international lifestyle brand.

Customer-centric and Consumer-driven Brands

With the immense power bestowed upon consumers by the Internet and an ever expanding means of communication, consumption and interaction, companies have been forced to rethink their branding and business models.

Air China – The Quintessential Chinese Brand

Air China aims to become a global Chinese airline brand dedicated to excellent operations, service levels and quality across the entire organization.

Martin Roll on Building Strong Chinese Brands

For CKGSB Knowledge, Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in Chinese companies and strategies that will help build truly global Chinese brands.

Identity Myths And Storytelling Are Keys To Building Iconic Brands

Many companies aspire to build brands that eventually get etched in the culture of the society and become cultural icons, but very few are able to achieve iconic status.

Fiji Water – The Exotic Water Brand

There are few product categories where branding activities make such a dramatic impact on competitiveness and differentiation than in bottled water.

Unleashing The Asian Brand Potential

In the next 10 years, a rapid changing landscape will emerge in Asia where the opportunities for Asian companies to benefit from branding efforts will be larger than ever before.

Next Frontier For Luxury Brands

Gone is the era in which the developed economies of Western Europe and North America ruled the global business landscape with their well developed markets, massive middle class populations, considerable level of disposal income, well established institutional intermediaries and continually growing economies.

Boardrooms Need To Focus On Branding

Are global Asian brands a myth or reality? Martin Roll contributed an opinion piece for China Daily Asia about the challenges and opportunities for Asian businesses to create and sustain global brands.

Asian Brands 2.0: The Next Wave of Global Asian Brands

Martin Roll was hosted by Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco for a program named “Asian Brands 2.