If you're planning to enter the Chinese market, you might wonder, what can you do to maximize the success of your approach. Christine Tan, the Business Development Manager of FirstShotz, a no risk digital marketing and distribution agency based in Shenzhen, has 5 tips to share on product strategy in...
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...
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 competitive enviro...
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...
Starting in 2016, live streaming in China has been making headlines in mobile Internet news. Its breakthrough in the booming mobile internet sector is because it offers smartphone users a new, more exciting and more immediate communication approach. Video can be streamed live using a multitude of mo...
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...
The Weibo landing page (微博开机报头) was originally introduced in 2014 with the aim of providing broad advertising exposure when users first open Weibo. How do Weibo landing page ads look like? It serves as a powerful mobile advertising tool and pops up the moment users start up the app. The...
When mentioning China’s beauty apps, you might think of Meitu Xiu Xiu. Meitu Xiu Xiu is a very successful beauty app that has recently got widespread international attention when hilarious photos of Donald Trump came out, processed by one of Meitu’s signature selfie filters. Other Chinese beaut...
Key Opinion Leaders are powerful influencers on Chinese social media platforms, including WeChat. As opposed to Weibo, which limits users to 140 words per post, WeChat allows KOLs to post long articles enabling them to provide more comprehensive content. With large follower bases that rely on their...
Last week, WeChat released version 6.5.8 on iOS, bringing tons of new functions and improvements. It also updated some features related to Moments Ads and WeChat Wallet. 1. WeChat Labs 微信实验室 WeChat Labs is the highlighted feature of this update. According to its introduction, users can ...
On May 16th and 17th, Weibo and WeChat released their financial reports for Q1 2017 respectively, revealing the platforms’ latest statistics. Weibo By the end of March this year, the number of monthly active users (MAU) on Weibo reached 340 million, which has surpassed Twitter whose number of mon...
WeChat Pay is an in-app payment feature that allows all WeChat users to pay for transactions quickly on their mobile phones. It’s fully optimized for online and offline businesses and aims to offer more opportunities soon. WeChat Pay is now available in Mainland China, Hong Kong, the U.S., South A...
Short videos are an industry in China. And they’re an industry that has witnessed rapid development thanks to the popularity of smartphones and upgraded communication networks. In March this year, Kuaishou, a popular short video app, was on the receiving end of a 350 million USD investment from Te...
Although the global personal luxury market is stuck in a holding pattern for the foreseeable future, China is likely to continue to make up for weaker demand elsewhere. China’s Domestic Luxury Market Expands Data published by global management consulting company Bain & Company in 2016 shows t...
On April 26th, WeChat launched a new Mini Program feature called the “Store Mini Program” which shows users basic information about an offline store, similar to a virtual business card. How does the “Store Mini Program” feature work? Firstly, despite its name, it’s not currently a mini pr...
Live streaming in China is becoming the most popular video format with more than 325 million online viewers in total, or 45.8% of Chinese netizens, according to The Chinese Live Streaming Report 2016. The revenue in live streaming is increasing along with its popularity and it’s predicted to be a...
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