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A high-level​ ​overview of China digital and advertising landscape

Less meeting, more thinking

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Key facts about Indonesia Digital Landscape

Hi there, If you are relatively new to the Indonesian digital market like me, you may find some of the below facts interesting or surprising. Data is from eMarketer. A quick summary is below and you could download the entire deck on Google drive here or on slideshare: Indonesia ranks number 6th in the world…

Key facts about India digital landscape

Hi there, Below are some key basic facts about India digital landscape, mainly for the audience outside of India. I uploaded the slides to Google drive or slideshare so feel free to download. 1. India ranks second in the world in terms of internet users (372.5M) and mobile internet users (287.7M) and the growth rate…

Induction for Senior Leadership is critical for success yet often not done well

Senior leadership often has huge impact on the company culture, the team, clients/partners and overall business. Yet a solid induction/on-boarding plan for newly joined senior leader in the first 60-90 days is often not done well at many companies. Why is it so? They brilliantly pass the interview process First senior leadership candidates often pass the interview process…

The more senior you get, the more bad news you receive?

Recently a colleague told me that it just occurred to him, the more senior he got, the more bad news he seemed to receive. I jokingly replied “do you just realise that now? welcome to the club” The reasons why this “phenomenon” happens are many but the common sense explanation is you are now the…

How much time should managers spend in meetings?

Hi everyone, I have heard from my colleagues, clients, senior leadership teams that they often spend all of their time daily/weekly in meetings and they hardly have any time to do “actual work”. Does this sound similar? “I have back to back meeting from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm” or “I only have 1 hour…

9 tips to get to good insights in your weekly/monthly/quarterly report?

Hi there, In this post, I will share some my guiding principles to get to good insights in your weekly/monthly/quarterly report for a marketing campaign. 1. Understand what your audience cares about? This requires you to know who read your report or how your report could be used? Is it only your immediate contact, or…

8 key facts about South Korea e-commerce

Hi there, Update in Mar 2019: since this post is quiet old (published in 2016), I wrote an updated post here 10 key facts about South Korea e-commerce landscape 2019. Other updated content that may be of interest to you: 8 key facts about South Korea digital marketing landscape 2019 Key facts about Japan digital…