In less than a decade, Chinese consumers have moved from contributing three percent to global personal luxury goods consumption to becoming the largest luxury consumers in the world, accounting for more than 30 percent of global luxury sales.  This rapid rise has hardly gone unnoticed by the weste...
Given its huge number of active users, WeChat has become a battlefield for advertisers to showcase and promote their products. Currently, WeChat offers two major advertising options, namely Moments ads and account ads. Only brands with verified official accounts in specific industries can apply to b...
During a June 19, 2017 roundtable session at the Shanghai Film Festival, the award-winning director Lu Chuan (The Last Supper, The Missing Gun, City of Life and Death) discussed big data in the film and television industry. Producers, he said, select stories and cast actors based on big data gathere...
Video bloggers create original videos to create and appeal to their audience. There are various kinds of video bloggers in China, such as gamers, fashionistas, gourmets, and humour bloggers. Since Weibo is a relatively open platform with a large user base, these video bloggers usually post short vid...
KOL competition is an effective way of generating buzz on social media. Its essence is to invite several KOLs to participate in a competition. Brands can ask bloggers to create videos, comics or other material to enter the contest. KOLs may need their followers to vote for them in the competition a...
On August 16th, Tencent updated the latest WeChat data for monthly active users and summarized its recent performance in its financial report for Q2 2017.  “In Q2 2017, Tencent saw robust growth in multiple businesses, which allows us to continue to invest in innovation and new technology whil...
On August 9th, Weibo released its financial report for Q2 2017, revealing the latest Weibo statistics. By the end of June this year, the number of monthly active users (MAU) and daily active users (DAU) on Weibo reached 361 million and 159 million respectively. In terms of financials, their total re...
As we’ve been told times and times again, entering the China market is not only difficult but, at times, costly. It’s a competitive and highly complex landscape, where marketing can require significant resources. However, this is one market that cannot be ignored. The country’s numerous consum...
Promoting sales is the crucial goal of most marketing campaigns. To sell on Weibo or WeChat directly is what many marketers have been thinking about. In fact, early in 2015, Weibo, in cooperation with two mainstream e-commerce platforms, Taobao and Jumei, launched Weibo Window (微博橱窗) to faci...
Promoting sales is the crucial goal of most marketing campaigns. To sell on Weibo or WeChat directly is what many marketers have been thinking about. In fact, early in 2015, Weibo, in cooperation with two mainstream e-commerce platforms, Taobao and Jumei, launched Weibo Window (微博橱窗) to faci...
Introduction Weibo is an open social media platform with many brands posting marketing-related material every day. It’s hard to create effective marketing content that attracts attention and conveys messages simultaneously. What kind of Weibo content is best at attracting an audience in this compe...
Wang Hong (网红) know something about future WeChat social search optimization that you don't, and it's a game changer that's only going to increase the ubiquity of their content. Have you ever heard of SSE (Social Search Engine)? The biggest shift in consumer behaviour in China right now is...
KOL (Key Opinion Leaders) are powerful influencers on Chinese social media platforms, including WeChat, Weibo, Yizhibo and Miaopai, etc. Many businesses are looking for agencies and platforms that can help them find suitable KOLs, run a KOL campaign and reach Chinese consumers. We’ve compiled a li...
With over 938 million monthly active users by the first quarter of 2017, WeChat is the most important social media platform in China. WeChat is no longer a choice but a necessity for luxury brands that want to sustain their growth in China. In early January, 2017, WeChat officially launched its Mini...
WeChat has become a battleground for marketers in China. According to data from iiMedia Research, there were over 12 million official WeChat accounts in 2016. This is an increase of 46% from 2015 and the number is expected to reach 14 million this year. If each official account posts an article a da...
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