Posts Tagged ‘consumer behavior’

Bored Consumers Will Pull Brands to Sustainability

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:06 Comments Off

One of the key stakeholders, and primary drivers, of a firm are its consumers, and regardless of the issue that is being discussed, the role of the consumer has been almost always seen as the change agent. Once “consumers” wisen up, change will happen. Over the last few months, this conversation has taken on a […]

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Planning For Consumer disruptions

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 21:35 Comments Off

In the recent article The Cheapest Generation, a paragraph stood out: It passed out 100 of the cars to influential bloggers for a free six-month test-drive, with just one condition: document your experience online, whether you love the Fiesta or hate it. Young bloggers loved the car. Young drivers? Not so much. After a brief […]

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CSR and Social Media in China

Sunday, November 13, 2011 23:48 Comments Off

One of the more popular topics in China these days is the impact of social media. It’s popular (in my eyes) for two reasons. The first is that firms in China see the potential in the platform as a way to reach consumers, and develop loyalty. The other is the fact that social media has […]

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China’s Addition to Everything Disposal and Neatly Wrapped

Monday, May 11, 2009 0:45 Comments Off

If you have spent any time in China, and have taken a moment to look around, the fact that there is a lot of prepackage waste in China. It was the source of inspiration for my recent post, Wasting Away on China’s Airlines, and the author of Garbage is piling up in world of disposables […]

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Event Notice: Cars, Electrical Cars and the Consumers

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 23:15 Comments Off

The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents’ Club Presents: Old Wang Gets Mobile – Cars, Electrical Cars and the Consumers A Lunchtime Talk with Yale Zhang and Klaus Paur 1 Oz 3 Wednesday, May 6th, 12pm (talk starts at 12.30pm) With the Chinese car market overtaking the US in the first quarter of this year, and the big […]

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Chinese Bamboo Keyboard

Monday, April 27, 2009 7:42 Comments Off

One of the more interesting things about firms in China is just how randomly innovative they can be. When reading through the article Bamboo keyboards expect to bring green life to computer users, I was expecting to learn about a local computer firm who had gone “sustainable” or an accessory manufacturer who was looking to […]

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PETA Girls Get the Lettuce on In Chengdu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 0:31 Comments Off

While, I am not a vegetarian myself, I must admit that I enjoy seeing the PETA Girls strap on some lettuce for a good cause, and I take double pleasure knowing that they have apparently pulled it all off in Chengdu for a good cause: The girls, wearing just a few clothes and vegetable leaves […]

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China to Susidize 100 Million CFLs

Sunday, March 1, 2009 8:31 Comments Off

AFP report that China ramps up subsidies for energy-efficient light bulbs is welcome news for a number of reasons: 1) The previous program proved successful 2) The previous program was successful enough to expand on 3) Subsidizing the 150 million bulbs will signiifcantely reduce the power draw from coal plants 4) There is a chandelier […]

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Dan Gilbert on Why We Fail to Act

Sunday, February 15, 2009 20:21 Comments Off

Last year, I watched perhaps one of the more interesting Poptech videos. It was of Dan Glibert, a Harvard professor in psychology, on why we as humans have failed to respond in any meaningful way in the face of  Global Warming. At the time, I wrote a review for it on Crossroads that elicited some […]

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Yunnan Bags the Plastic Bag

Monday, December 29, 2008 20:16 Comments Off

Without a doubt, the banning of free plastic bags in China was one of the largest symbolic steps we witnessed during 2008.It gained praise and media exposure from around the world, which reinforced the point that it was a good step, and it reached into China’s consumer to make changes as well. Of course, the […]

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