Author Carl Sarney

When not to target new New Zealanders

“I never thought of myself as ‘Asian’ until I moved to New Zealand, I’m not Asian, I’m Chinese, and I’m not just Chinese, I’m Shanghainese.”
These words from a Chinese, sorry, Shanghainese person I interviewed helped me realise how foolishly blunt New Zealand marketers are being when they say they want to target ‘the Asian population’.