Posted by Barry Silverstein on August 26, 2010 01:00 PM
As the Chinese economy evolves, brand marketers there seem to be following in the footsteps of other global brands in applying tried and true techniques, such as using celebrities. What's different, though, is that upstart Chinese brands are importing foreign celebrities to pitch local products to Chinese consumers.
Basketball star Kevin Garnett is just one example of a Western celeb finding fame and fortune in China. As he discusses above, locals now chant "KG" when they spot him in the street — also the brand name of the locally-produced sneakers he's been busy promoting in the off-season.Continue reading...