China has long been perceived as a “nation of copycats,” where the shanzhaimentality reigned supreme, but, while pirating still goes on there, China has already moved on to the next phase of its development. The same has happened with WeChat. What started out as a Chinese copy of Whatsapp has...
There is no denying that social media is the best way to approach target customers and raise brand awareness in China, as the country has an extraordinarily high mobile device penetration rate. With new social media products and programmes constantly appearing, 2017  witnessed countless innovat...
Alibaba is playing a key role changing the face of retail in China and, probably, the rest of the world. During November’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival, or Single’s Day, Alibaba set a record in total gross merchandise volumes. A more connected retail experience between online and offl...
Recently I saw a guy filming himself with his phone while crossing the street in China. It seemed like he was Facetiming with a friend. But he was actually doing a livestream, an extremely popular hobby for young people in China. China is way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to embracing...
Sina Weibo, one of the most popular social media sites in China, released its Q4 2017 financial report on February 13th. Let’s look at the key highlights. 1. Steadily growing active users By the end of 2017, Weibo reported 392 million monthly active users (MAU) and 172 million daily active users...
You know that WeChat is a powerful channel to market your business and even sell your products. But what else? Some official WeChat accounts are also great sources of information about digital marketing in China. Plenty of WeChat accounts regularly publish informative articles so WeChat is also the...
Wang Sicong, an outspoken blogger and the son of a Chinese billionaire, published a post on Weibo early January, inviting his followers to download a quiz game app called Chongdingdahui (冲顶大会). Since then, live quiz apps have been dominating the mobile apps market in China, with the launch o...
Global market research company Nielsen recently released a report entitled What’s Next for China’s Connected Consumers – A Roadmap for Driving Digital Demand, which reveals how connected devices and digital platforms have led to a consumption boom in China. It helps brands understand consumer...
China’s most popular social media app has always limited its posts’ visibility to the sharer’s friends, or an official account’s followers. While this closed ecosystem limits the potential for content to go viral, it has been an asset for the app’s parent company, Tencent, and for use...
In 2017, brands were very aggressive on Chinese social media, especially on WeChat and Weibo. Both local and international brands launched a wide range of campaigns to deliver branding messages and interact with their customers. The ultimate goal was to build a stronger social media presence and inc...
Shut up the ping pong table and put away the mahjong tiles. Seventy-seven percent of Chinese people say that online shopping is their “favorite leisure activity”, according to a report released on 12 Dec by KPMG and online shopping platform Mei.com. Key takeaways The fourth annual China’s Conn...
Launched in 2009, Sina Weibo is one of the biggest social media sites in China. To reach out to mainland consumers, establishing a prominent presence on Weibo is a must. Here are 5 steps to help you get started on Weibo marketing. What is Sina Weibo ? It’s a microblogging site and is like China’...
Alibaba. The company started by Jack Ma after he failed his college entrance exam three times and was turned down for job after job after that, has become a giant in the world of e-commerce. It had 158.73 billion yuan (23.85 billion USD) in revenue and 57.87 billion yuan (8.72 billion USD) in profit...
By now, everyone knows the origin story of Alibaba. Jack Ma failed his college entrance exam three times, was rejected for the next 30 jobs he applied for, then, in 1999, went on to found Alibaba and became one of the richest men in the world. For those who’ve been living under a rock, Alibaba i...
In November, Weibo and WeChat released their latest statistics one after another. Below let's have a look at the performance of the two most popular Chinese social media platforms. WeChat Financial report for Q3 2017 On November 15th, WeChat published their financial report for Q3 2017: “In Q3 2...
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