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2020 Double 11 Shopping Festival once again breaks the record

2020 Double 11 Shopping Festival once again breaks the record

In the early 1990s, a group of university students at Nanjing University came up with the concept to celebrate Singles’ Day on November 11 (11.11), as 1 looks like a bare stick which is a Chinese slang for a single man. Since then it has gradually become an unofficial...

Tencent starts to target private domains’ traffic

Tencent starts to target private domains’ traffic

For the first time ever, Tencent mentioned private domain’s traffic in their financial releases. As written in the 2020 Second Quarter and Interim Results “Weixin (WeChat in Chinese) ecosystem is redefining China’s online advertising by enabling advertisers to sustain...

The guide to knowing essential Chinese digital platforms

The guide to knowing essential Chinese digital platforms

Chinese digital landscape is vastly different from the West. What works in the West might not work in China or might not be popular at all in mainland China. From the WeChat integrated mini-programs for solving the complexity of downloading and registering APPs, to...

Flowers are out of Chinese Valentine’s Day

Flowers are out of Chinese Valentine’s Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has made impact on world economy, this includes both larger and smaller businesses. Under these circumstances, the recent Chinese Valentine’s Day Festival (25th of August 2020) became a very important event for so called “Romantic” industries,...

TikTok – brands gateway to the younger target audience

TikTok – brands gateway to the younger target audience

TikTok is the popular app which lately has been filling the headlines all over the world. This popular app has 800 million active users and has been downloaded over 2 billion times on the App Store and Google Play. The likelihood that you have heard about this app is...

The new era of e-commerce live streaming

The new era of e-commerce live streaming

Live streaming has been a growing trend and a more popular preference for Chinese consumers for a while now. Live streaming has been foreseen as the new upcoming era for long especially due to the continuous high online competition between the different marketplaces....

New historic online sales record set for 618

New historic online sales record set for 618

Due to the influence of Covid-19 worldwide including China, brands have focused on shifting marketing and sales activities from offline to online. In China, the 618-shopping festival was the first large scale ecommerce promotion which received high scale of attention...

Chinese tourism industry sees signs of recovery

Chinese tourism industry sees signs of recovery

May holiday is one of the public holidays, where many Chinese usually take the chance to travel abroad or within China. Today, the Chinese population just return to work from May holiday. This holiday has been special because it is the first holiday after China...

Function update on WeChat: optimize your visibility on WeChat

Function update on WeChat: optimize your visibility on WeChat

WeChat continuously evolves their functions on the platform, and it is important for brands to stay up to date in these changes to ensure that their presences on WeChat is optimized accordingly. In the recent public seminar WeChat presented updated functions which put...

The importance of live streaming in China

The importance of live streaming in China

If you would like to ask what the most popular and trendy way of marketing and sales in China is, 99% of marketing people will tell you: “Live streaming”. So how is the live streaming market in China right now? How do you leverage the live streaming trend from a brand...

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