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Examining bathing, modernity, heritage and nostalgia in India

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In praise of local idiosyncrasies – India vs Singapore & global homogeneity

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Brian McIntyre

Brian McIntyre is the owner of Orchard Brand Agency, a planning and insight agency based in Dublin. With a long-held interest in semiotics arising his period as a director of Added Value in London, he is an expert practitioner in consumer and cultural insight, brand positioning and applied innovation. Brian is an avid musician having spent several seasons as a semi-professional opera singer and a passionate writer. His Orchard Blog - 140+ essays at the intersection of marketing and life - insightfully anticipated the triumph of Trump, Macron, Netflix, and holds firm in its prediction that the new shape of Toblerone cannot last.

Dublin,

Louise Jolly

Based in Brighton and London, Louise works as a freelance semiotics analyst and copywriter. She began her career in 1996 as a trainee copywriter in recruitment advertising, before joining a creative start-up that promised much more fun. While experiencing at first hand the creative-industry boom of the late 90s, Louise also completed a PhD in French studies and taught at London University. It didn’t seem possible to keep up such a happily double existence until she discovered commercial semiotics – enabling her to apply theoretical thinking outside the institutional setting of academia.

Brighton, UK

Vivian Shi

Vivian Shi is Director of Insight at Wisdom Asia-Rising Sun Marketing & Research Consulting in Shanghai, China. She has extensive experience in the area of applied semiotics and cultural analysis, tracking cultural trends in China and analysing advertising, packaging and digital communications across a wide range of categories. Vivian combines her semiotic interests with direct day to day work with consumers.

Shanghai, China