Asian Consumer Intellegence
Nissan will add noise to its new electric car, the Leaf, to make it sound like cars in the cult movie Blade Runner. The sound makes the cars safer, so pedestrians can hear them coming, but will also act as a powerful marketing too, making the vehicles instantly recognizable, even if they are out of sight. i.e “That sounds like a socially responsible, trend-forward driver!”
[pinktext IDEA POTENTIAL:] Nissan has taken what was a dull safety problem and turned it into a fascinating opportunity to brand the leaf as a futuristic vehicle that will garner interest from anyone it passes. A true lesson in sensory marketing.
Nissan Leaf, due for release in Japan/US/Europe in 2010. http://www.nissan-zeroemission.com
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Seoul Fashion Week begins today, with top Korean designers presenting their Spring/Summer collections over at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center (SETEC), Daechi-dong, southern Seoul.
The eight-day event will include two days (October 18-19) of men’s collections from designers such as Chang Kwang-hyo, Park Jong-chul and Song Hye-myung.More..»
Signs and packages with smatterings of English have long been ubiquitous in Korea. It seems young Koreans no longer find the attraction of English advertising copy, and marketers have been turning to more exotic languages such as French and Italian.More..»