“R+I Journeys” continues…, for this new report R+I takes you in the unfamiliar city of
Hong Kong SHANGHAI.
People use to describe Shanghai as Hong Kong on Steroids…
Indeed Shanghai is probably the biggest and most impressive city we’ve ever visited. You may even feel some kind of cultural shock that gives you the feeling of being very small. Its size and activity level are quite intimidating…
1- GIFT & BUSINESS CARDS GIVING.
- Always present gifts with two hands.
- Take the card someone gives you with your two hands.
2- LUCKY & UNLUCKY NUMBERS IN CHINESE CULTURE.
- In Chinese culture, certain numbers are very important, and believed by some to be auspicious or inauspicious.
Eight is the luckiest number, so giving eight of something brings luck to the recipient.
Four is an unlucky number so do not give four of anything.
Yes! Wait your turn…
- Learn to hold chopsticks correctly. There are a number of ways of using chopsticks which can consider bad table manners in Chinese dining, here is an interesting video by Howcast: http://www.howcast.com/videos/347279-How-To-Follow-Chopstick-Etiquette
5- CHINESE GUARDIAN LIONS
They have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han Dynasty and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.
Steve, Ian & Stephanie, thanks for welcoming us :)
In Asia drinking tea is a virtue, it’s good for health and it gives you a sweet smile :) so DRINK TEA (Sugarless)!
We had the great pleasure of meeting advertising veteran Michael Simmons at Wieden + Kennedy while staying in Shanghai.
At R+I, If we had to pick one single agency in the world to illustrate what is good advertising, Wieden + Kennedy is undoubtedly one of the most finest one.
What we like most about this agency is its constant quest for honesty, authenticity and this human voice that moves people.
WK is an independently advertising agency founded in 1982, best known for its work for Nike (Just Do It, Air Jordan, Livestrong, Write the future) and more recently for Old Spice and Chrysler. Both Creativity and AdAge named WK, agency of the year for 2010.
Back to Hong Kong…Shanghai has been an amazing experience, there’s a lot to do here…
After the great success of Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Rosey Chan, brought leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong.
Participants included Pharrell Williams, William Orbit, Khalil Fong, Daniel Wu, Rossy de Palma and many others.
Liberatum is a cultural diplomacy festivals and artistic events in different cities all around the world.
It connected both emerging talents and leading Hong Kong/ Chinese cultural personalities with great artistic minds from other parts of the world.