China’s Wealth Disparity: A Picture Story

SHANGHAI, CHINA - April 11th, 2017 The evening’s last light fell behind the towering skyscrapers in the distance as the group of young migrant Chinese men, covered in dirt and sweat, one inhaling the smoke of a crisp cigarette, stood knee-deep in the alley dump shoveling piles of empty alcohol bottles into different mounds, like … Continue reading China’s Wealth Disparity: A Picture Story

China’s Brand Expansion: Why Alibaba Succeeds & Tencent’s WeChat Fails

It's no secret these days that things in China are changing fast. Whether it's Suzhou drone start-ups like DJI, Alibaba, China's Internet giants, or some of the world's soon-to-be leading brands (that will come out of Asia), it's clear that China is here to stay in regards to some of our world's next big things. But … Continue reading China’s Brand Expansion: Why Alibaba Succeeds & Tencent’s WeChat Fails

Ogilvy & Mather: Deck of Brilliance

Last November, an Ogilvy retiree, Juggi Ramakrishnan, delivered a MasterClass with full attendance that was his gift to us all before he left. It's called the "Deck of Brilliance", a website that Juggi and his friend Todd McCraken built together. You can think of "Life's 100 Tips", for creative professionals. The deck is a fun … Continue reading Ogilvy & Mather: Deck of Brilliance

Patagonia’s ‘FU’ to Donald Trump

Patagonia. I’m sure every millennial with a heartbeat and Internet connection has heard or seen this word somewhere in some way over the Thanksgiving season. As American holidays fast approach, the American outdoor clothing company Patagonia has brought in over $10 million to cap off this year’s Black Friday’s sales. And while most companies with … Continue reading Patagonia’s ‘FU’ to Donald Trump

Holiday in Hong Kong

HELLO HONG KONG! Officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, I had the pleasure of spending my holiday in one of the world’s most significant and energetic financial centers. Once a British colony, the coastal city of Hong Kong has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy trekking through the jungle, … Continue reading Holiday in Hong Kong

40 Things I’ve Learned Living Abroad

Hello, world! For those who don’t know me personally yet, let me date this blog and myself! I’m 20 years young. My name is Demetri Savas. I’m American, I'm California born and raised, cheesecake is my religion, my favorite color is tiffany blue, and I’m a university student, young professional, photographer, traveller, blogger, and life … Continue reading 40 Things I’ve Learned Living Abroad