Jun 192014
One Step Forward; Two Steps Backwards: Contradictions in China’s Consumption Policy, By Milton Kotler March 2014

I just returned from China and was elated by everyone’s use of WeChat’s mobile closed, personal contact-focused network: part messaging service, part social network. WeChat provides instantaneous multimedia communication with text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, broadcast (one-to-many) messaging, photo/video sharing, location sharing, and contact information exchange. It supports social networking via shared streaming content feeds and location-based social plug-ins to [read more]

Jun 182014
Train Wreck: How U.S. Foreign Policy Can Derail U.S. Marketing, by Milton Kotler, By Milton Kotler, 6.13.14

On May 19, 2014 the U.S. Justice Department indicted 5 alleged PLA Chinese cyber-attackers in Shanghai for corporate espionage. On May 21, the Chinese government condemned these charges. On May 25,and announced through a variety of public statements that it would mandate restrictions on State-owned Enterprises procuring U.S. consulting services, referencing McKinsey, Cisco, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, IBM and other [read more]