MFC in the news
To further help our clients understand the intricacies of the China marketplace, MFC has prepared an array of background information. Please feel free to download any of the following documents:
Shadow Boxing: Individual resistance in China – most of the time it‘s hidden
How to overcome resitance when doing business in China. Marianne Friese explains how resistance and a culture which avoids conflict require a high level of common sense in striving for harmonious solutions.
Media: BERLIN Magazin #38
Fascinated by never-ending Change
China Daily interviewed Marianne Friese on their tasks and issues in China. She gives insight into her client assignments and troubleshooting matters in China.
Media: People’s Daily Online
Marianne Friese (and others) discuss the challenges of German companies and their communications departments when cooperating with Chinese Investors.
Media: PR Report
Marianne Friese – Business Consultant
Marianne Friese talks about her experiences in China: A radio broadcast of SWR1.
Do’s & Dont’s: Panda-Hugging – not too often!
What are the traps when doing business in Asia? In four parts we explain the etiquette. Part 4: Why you should neither talk good nor bad about smog. Author: Marianne Friese.
Do’s & Dont’s: “Active queing” in Asia
What are the traps when doing business in Asia? In four parts we explain the etiquette. Part 3: Why politeness in China isn’t always a virtue. Author: Marianne Friese.
Do’s & Dont’s: Each deal – 20 to 30 business lunches
What are the traps when doing business in Asia? In four parts we explain the etiquette. Part 2: Who wants to do business in China should be hard drinking. Author: Marianne Friese.
Do’s & Dont’s: Big gifts keep friends
What are the traps when doing business in Asia? In four parts we explain the etiquette. Part 1: Communications with Chinese. A WMF-Cutlery as a gift can’t hurt. Author: Marianne Friese.
STOXX launches its new Chinese name
Learn more about the balance between uniqueness and simplicity as well as one of MFC’s latest naming projects
Media: STOXX Pulse
PR and the party
PR in China: Marianne Friese about Media Relations in China and how common sense can help a lot
Media: PR Magazin
Date: April 2014
A “wild type” conquers China
Successful naming strategies in China or how to approach 1.3 billion people with your brand
Media: Weser Kurier
Marketing consultant Marianne Friese explains the most successful product brand in China
What you are missing without the “Ö”
About “Umlaute” in Chinese company names and MFCs naming project Jägermeister
If you want to do the big things, you need to do the little things first
What does it take to be successful in China?
Media: China Contact
The right way to press
Siempelkamp’s 4-Concept in China: 9 Machines in 9 Months
From Asian Medicinal Herbs to German Bitters
Medium-sized German enterprises find support in the Chinese market, with Jägermeister finding a Chinese name and even Underberg (German liquor brand) sourcing ingredients here.
“Wild Character”, not “Medicinal Alcohol”
A summary of events at the first China Day delivered by IHK Darmstadt. Amongst others, Marianne Friese held a speech about Marketing in China.
Marianne Friese Consulting Joins World Business Dialogue in Cologne
Marianne Friese held a workshop at the World Business Dialogue in Cologne focusing on target groups, marketing and branding in China. Hot topics during the forum included inspirations, ideas and discussion regarding the relevance of the China market during the financial crisis.
Media: GC Ticker
Von edlen Rössern und wie man schnell ans Ziel kommt
A backgrounder on brand names in China and the importance of their transliteration into Chinese, as well as an examination of the factors vital to the success of the Chinese brand name such as sound, associations and meaning.
Media: Business Focus China
Wild Characters and Noble Steeds
Brand names in China
Media: Asia Aktuell
There need to be oohs and aahs
PR and Events in China
Media: China Contact
Brand Name Strategies for China
Jägermeister and Rothaus Tannenzäpfle in China
Media: China Contact
Information is just a Commodity in China
Report on the PR industry in China
Only the Original brings Success
VDMA kicks off a pro-original campaign in Hannover
Fighting for the original
Marianne Friese develops a campaign against product piracy
Media: Süddeutsche Zeitung
Advertising and Media in China
Where should you advertise?
PR in China from the viewpoint of an experienced China hand
Media: JP Kom Media