China’s Celebrity Ambassador Minefield

Luxury brands navigate the risks and rewards of banking on celebrity ambassadors, Alibaba gears up for Singles Day with the launch of China’s largest robotics warehouse, and JD.com apologises for a sexist marketing blunder. Read China Decoded to make sense of the market   Original article was published by Business of Fashion.  MGI Entertainment was interviewed by Casey Hall. The …

Chinese IT-Girl Bridging the Fashion Worlds

PRESS RELEASE: MGI ENTERTAINMENT Shanghai ‘IT-Girl’, Jamie Qianqian Wu, one of China’s most up-and-coming fashion influencers arrived in Australia. Ms. Wu will be collaborating with Australian fashion brands; Toni Maticevski, Romancewasborn and Zimmermann and attending G.H. Mumm’s Birdcage event during her stay.     Originally from Shanghai, Qianqian has a diverse background and global perspective working in television production, fashion …

6 Products China wants to buy from Australia

An article by Rob Pringle As far as reputations go, Australian products in China have a stronghold on reception with Chinese consumers, widely regarded as premium quality, value for money and trustworthiness. MGI has previously written on the trend of Chinese shoppers preferring Australian made products to local or other international options. This is particularly true of FMCG items, where safety …

“Crazy Rich Asians” – a watershed moment in Cinema

An article by Rob Pringle The most recent movie craze to sweep across America’s mainstream focus and the global entertainment spotlight is Crazy Rich Asians. The screenplay directed by Jon M. Chu is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. The cast sees Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, as well as many other …

Russell James “ANGELS” launch party

Russell James celebrated the release of his new art-work book “ANGELS” with a reception and exhibit, co-hosted by Cindy Crawford and Candice Swanepoel at Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City on Thursday 6th September.     The exhibition showcased the latest collection of Russell James photographs, four years after the release of his previous best-seller. The new book, a …

How KOLs can help with Tourism and incite travel

An Insight from Rob Pringle It’s becoming increasingly clear that KOLs, particularly in China, hold a great deal of influence among their followings. Able to sway the decision making habits of huge audiences, they’ve become an essential avenue for brands to promote their products and services to a highly engaged and targeted audience. KOLs can help brands connect with China’s massive …

Music- the Soundtrack of our lives…

An Insight from Michael MacRitchie From the first lullaby sung to us as babies, music provides the “soundtrack” of our lives.  So much so that I think many of us take it for granted — just as we do the soundtrack of a film, which we often hear without listening to it. That is, we enjoy the film without realizing how much …

How to implement a campaign with a celebrity or influencer (6 tips)

An insight by Michael MacRitchie Dear Brands, Celebrities & KOLS bring visibility, credibility and attract more media attention to public relations, advertising and marketing campaigns because of who they are. Contacting, negotiating and working with celebrities, however, can require critical research and an in-depth understanding of the consumer/brand/celebrity perspectives in order to maximize the potential celebrity partnership.  Here are some tips to and also some …

How Australian brands are winning in China

An insight by Michael MacRitchie Australian companies have been building a strong relationship and reputation with Chinese consumers for many years now. Given the rising availability of Australian products and the increasing ease with which they can be purchased online in China, such companies have been leveraging their popularity and growing demand to establish a foothold in what is becoming …

5 Negotiation Strategies

An insight by Michael MacRitchie For the last 10 years, MGI have honed negotiating skills in the high stakes, big ego arena of celebrity endorsement, performances, influencer campaigns and sponsorships. Negotiating countless contracts and endorsement deals taught me a powerful lesson: effective negotiation is just a conversation, a relationship built over time.     My experiences negotiating on behalf of …

How to run a KOL based marketing campaign in CHINA

An insight by Nakhim Seng With the China influencer economy reaching over $15.5 billion this year, KOLs have become an excellent go-between for a brand and their customers if a campaign is planned and managed properly. Let’s say you’ve already chosen an influencer that fits your brand’s image and message perfectly. The most difficult part is not to mess it …

Note to western music artists: RE China

An Insight by Michael MacRitchie Yes, we know that China can be a very exciting market… China has a flourishing live music scene, with 57% of affluent music fans attending concerts. China’s influence on the global music business is growing, and labels and artist managers from around the world are recognising the potential to engage with a large group of …

Why Comedy is Healthy for Your Brand

News by Laura Bowman We all know that laughter can heal your mind and body, but did you know that it’s also good for your brand? The benefits of comedy on health have been proven for years. It’s a known fact that laughing can lower your blood pressure, reduce stress hormone levels, and lengthen your whole lifespan. When you attach …

Entertainment is the Greatest Form of Propaganda

News By Laura Bowman What if I told you your favorite childhood hero was just a figure for government propaganda? If you ever idolized Superman, Captain America, or Rocky Balboa, I hate to break it to you – this may be the case. For as long as TV and movies have existed they have been used to influence the ideas …

MGI Brokers Deal for Jessica Alba and JORYA

News by Laura Bowman SHANGHAI (May 22nd 2015) –JORYA hosted Jessica Alba as the distinguished guest of their fashion show, “Reflection New York”. The iconic fashion enterprise debuted its new line as Mrs. Alba enjoyed the innovative, industrial display and mingled with local celebrities. JORYA was founded in 1992 and is now widely recognized as an elegant and unique female clothing …

Want to work with a celebrity? Work with celebrity marketing specialist.

  An insight by Michael MacRitchie Would you ask your accountant to perform legal work? Would you ask your lawyer to perform dental procedures? The answer is obviously “no”. You work with specialists to execute specialist tasks…. Every agency can do anything their client asks right? Most agencies will try and get as much work out of their client as …

Avoid the most common pitfalls of celebrity endorsements

  By Michael MacRitchie The power of a Celebrity’s influence is something every single brand that wants to excel in the market should be aware of and fully utilizing to it’s maximum capacity. Celebrity branding and advertisements are absolutely one of the best paths to differentiate your brand and product from the others as well as capturing the customer’s attention …

The Celebrity As Product :

News By Paloma Garcia-Forte  I picked this article on ”The New Yorker”.  The article can be found on this link if you click here or it is just below as well. If you’ve been dying to lunch with Mike Tyson before watching his one-man performance from the front row, you may be in luck. IfOnly, a Web site run by the San Francisco …