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Crowd Psychology

The nature of surging sales in luxury goods

Higher luxury-goods sales could indicate a brighter economic future for a country. Photo: Bloomberg

Despite the global economic crisis, sales of luxury goods are surging worldwide. Why? While marketing has contributed to the rise, the market's robust growth is actually rooted in biology.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 2:12am 1 comment

Pointless flash mobs of the world - give it away now

Photographer Spencer Tunick persuades people to strip naked in public places. These odd gatherings have attracted up to 7,000 participants, who for one day in their year, or possibly their lives, get to do something out of the ordinary.

26 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Pointless flash mobs of the world - give it away now

Photographer Spencer Tunick persuades people to strip naked in public places. These odd gatherings have attracted up to 7,000 participants, who for one day in their year, or possibly their lives, get to do something out of the ordinary.

25 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Mob rule brought a step closer to reality

Forget sharp suits, Italian-inflected Noo Yawk accents and lightning machine-gun hits. In the digital sphere, 'the mob' comes equipped with friendship bracelets and mobile phones.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Mob rule brought a step closer to reality

Forget sharp suits, Italian-inflected Noo Yawk accents and lightning machine-gun hits. In the digital sphere, 'the mob' comes equipped with friendship bracelets and mobile phones.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Putting a positive spin on PR spending

The Government is about to recruit a public relations firm to help boost its international image. Seven agencies, including two which helped Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's election campaign, are reported to have been shortlisted.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Conjuring up the desired sentiment

An unprecedented sense of frustration seems to have driven some of the most vocal and resourceful sectors to resort to organised efforts to defend their rights and values, in the face of an increasingly assertive government.

A string of recent policies has left many wondering whether there remain any effective checks and balances against Tung Chee-hwa's administration.

8 Jun 1999 - 12:00am