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 […]
WeChat officially launched full-screen card ad on WeChat Moments on 25 June 2018. Such full-screen card ads combine card content with video. Visual impact would be greatly improved. Meanwhile, Moment ads can be presented in portrait mode for the first time, which makes it easier to create an immersive experience for users. From basic ad […]
Spending on digital marketing now accounts for a staggering 42.6% of the average marketing budget in China, up from 25.4% just two years ago. The shares of the marketing budget taken up by below-the-line (BTL) and above-the-line (ATL) spending have both decreased, now sitting at 29.5% and 27.8% respectively, according to a research study conducted […]
China’ full media advertising spending bounced back in Q1 2018 from a growth rate of -2.5% in Q1 2017 to 14.6%, partly driven by the revival of traditional media spending. TV and broadcast saw a high rise of 16.5% and 15.8% respectively in media advertising spending. The full media advertising spending was significantly increased on […]
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.
As of 2015, the share of app activation by ad promotion has kept growing for two consecutive years. In 2017, the share of app activation by ad promotion in China reached 10.6%, a year-on-year increase of 32.5%. iOS platform dominates the click volume of performance-based advertising in 2017 in China, whose share grew to 98.5% […]
With ad budget in China shifting toward mobile, social and video, Weibo saw its revenues benefiting from this secular trend. Its business with advertising and marketing revenue grew 79% year over year in Q1 2018 to $302.9 million, accounting for 86.6% of its total net revenues ($349.9 million, an increase of 76% YoY) according to […]
WeChat officially launched rewarded video ads platform for mini-program games. Advertisers can deliver rewarded video ads at specific mini-games scenes. Rewarded trigger lets brands get more exposures at mini-games By playing video ads while playing mini-games, users can get corresponding rewards, such as an extra life or bonus points. Meanwhile, only by watching the full […]
GroupM China publishes its Spring 2018 edition of This Year, Next Year: China Media Industry Forecast report, estimating that ad spending in China this year will grow 5.2% to reach 585.8 billion yuan.
By the end of 2018, the global media investment industry is set to be worth over US$550 billion, according to GroupM. With this number growing and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands making up a quarter of that spend, understanding the impact of advertising is crucial.
In 2017, China’s online advertising revenue is expected to reach 400 billion yuan with a share of over 50% in the overall advertising market. Driven by the increase of the internet users, digital media usage, and online video & audio business, the revenue of online advertising will maintain its fast-growing momentum for years to come […]
China advertising market grew by 4.3% in 2017 after two years’ consecutive decline according to CTR. TV advertising market grew by 1.7% from -3.7% in 2016; and, radio advertising grew by 6.9%. Newspaper and magazine advertising revenues: -32.5%, -18.9% respectively Outdoor: -0.4% Elevator TV: 20.4% Elevator posters: 18.8% Theatre video ads: 25.5% Internet: 12.4% Looking […]