From the monthly archives:

October 2009

25 Blogs Chinese Advertisers Should Read

by Ray Ally on October 31, 2009

Last week Ad Age China (part of Advertising Age) listed this blog, X-RAY China, as one of the 25 blogs Chinese advertisers should read. The special report written by Normandy Madden, featured some of the best-known bloggers in China. I was very proud and honoured to be on the list, which contained heavyweight journalists including […]

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Photo: Ray Ally GQ the quintessential men’s lifestyle magazine, has just launched its Chinese language edition on the mainland. The China edition is called Zhi Zu (智族), a phonetic and meaningful translation that sounds like GQ. The acronym GQ stands for Gentlemen’s Quarterly, as the magazine was originally conceived in 1958 as a quarterly men’s […]

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Icograda Conference in China

by Ray Ally on October 20, 2009

I received my invitation for the Icograda World Design Congress 2009, happening in Beijing next week. The bi-annual event brings together many organisations, including designers, educators and other creative professionals to discuss the future of communication design. It’s the first time the event has been held in China and the theme for this year is […]

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CCTV Makes a Splash

by Ray Ally on October 13, 2009

China Central Television’s (CCTV) new advertising ident is inspired by traditional Chinese ink and wash painting. However, the concept is rendered by state-of-the art computer graphics to create an atmospheric modern masterpiece. It starts with a droplet of ink in water, which transforms into mountains, a fish, a bird and then a dragon. These are […]

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BMW Launches China Special Edition

by Ray Ally on October 6, 2009

Photo: Ray Ally BMW has announced it is launching a new 760Li China 60 Years Special Edition, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The top of the range 760Li had its global launch earlier this year, at the Shanghai motor show. Its world premier at this event, underscored the importance […]

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Amazing 60th Anniversary Parade Video

by Ray Ally on October 4, 2009

There can’t be many people in China who didn’t watch the parade, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It lasted over two hours and was a two-mile procession of troops, tanks, floats and thousands of costumed performers. Outside of China you might of seen snippets in the […]

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China’s Mighty Military Parade

by Ray Ally on October 2, 2009

Photos: Ray Ally The 60th anniversary of the Founding of The People’s Republic of China celebration began with a huge military parade. Despite living in Beijing, the event was closed off to the general public. The government authorities had earlier advised people, not to go out and to stay at home. So, like billions of […]

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