With enough passion, the fans of an online TV drama can “light up” a twin skyscraper in Shanghai. Guardian, an online drama adapted from the namesake popular online novel became the hottest online video this summer. Its total video views exceeded 2 billion. On June 14, the day after it premiered on Youku.com exclusively, its […]
More than 87 million Chinese people watched the final between France and Croatia live. The 64 games attracted 440 million TV audiences, accounting for 34.15% of all Chinese TV audiences.
The growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China accelerated during Q2 2018, with annual value growth hitting 4.7%, higher than 2.3% recorded in Q1 and also higher than 4.3% for the whole year of 2017. In the 12 weeks ending June 15, growth for modern trade channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience […]
Apple loses No.1 position in NPS ranking in China, replaced by Vivo. The decline of iPhone’s NPS was mostly because many users were still using its various older models – apparently, Apple had failed in encouraging them to upgrade to its latest models. iPhone X continued to be the top-selling device, making up 5.3% of […]
Alibaba buys into China’s leading out-of-home (OOH) marketing network which covers 150 cities and creates 500 million daily offline impressions. Alibaba Group announced on July 19 that it will pay US$1.43 billion for a 6.62% share of Shanghai-based Focus Media. It will also acquire another 5% interest in it within the next 12 months. Alibaba […]
A hugely successful Chinese movie has brought China’s pharmaceutical industry into the spotlight. What changes might happen? Starting from June 30, the Chinese movie “Dying to Survive” became the social topic in China. The movie is based on a true story of how Chinese leukemia patients struggle to buy generic drugs from India because they […]
For the first time since Kantar started tracking China’s shopping behaviors six years ago, the rate of total value growth increased over the previous year, from 3.6% in 2016 to 4.3% in 2017. In many ways, the “two-speed” phenomenon still exists, but higher speeds are now more prevalent, driven by premiumization. High-speed categories are steadily […]
For 12 weeks ending May 18, 2018, consumer spending on FMCG in China grow by 10.0% compared to the same period last year. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores are showing strong signs of recovery. Consumer spending grew by 10% YoY.
China’s craft beer market is growing by 40% annually. Find out some main trends of the category. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Russia. The timezone difference is much more favorable for Chinese fans compared with previous tournaments, as most games happen during evening prime time in China. It has also become […]
The Chinese government announced on May 30 that it will significantly lower import tariff on many consumer goods. Among them, the average tariff rate for detergents, cosmetics such as skin care and hair care products, and some medicine and health products will be cut from 8.4% to 2.9%.
Chinese brands dominate the Top 10 most chosen brands list again. Nongfu Spring posts the fastest growth and enters the Top 10 for the first time.
31% of TV ads feature celebrities in China, however, using a celebrity does not guarantee effective advertising. Celebrity-based campaigns can be very effective. The Snickers “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign won a Cannes Lion Creative Effectiveness award.
China’s growth of FMCG sales is weaker in Q1 2018 compared with previous quarters, while new retail accelerates the online and offline integration. Kantar Worldpanel reports that the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in the first quarter of 2018 was relatively weak with value growing by just 2.3% in the latest 12 weeks compared to […]
Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which is making debut in Europe, earned 4.4% of sales market share in five major European markets in Q1 2018, ranking No.4, according to latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
New energy vehicle is the hottest theme of this year’s Beijing Auto Show. Kantar TNS Auto expert summarizes major trends in this sector.