Growth fastest since the first half of 2013. Coca-Cola surpassed P&G to become the biggest advertising buyer in China. Total ad spending in China jumped by 9.3% year-on-year in the first half, higher than the 4.3% increase for the full year of 2017 and much faster than the 0.4% growth reported a year ago, according to CTR. […]
Alibaba buys into Focus Media to find New Retail synergy
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 launched Moments full-screen card ads
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 […]
China marketing trend 2018; digital 42.6% of total
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’s advertising market bounced back in Q1 2018; finance saw fastest growth in digital
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 […]
Celebrity-based ad campaigns: what are the pros and cons in Chinese market?
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 mobile advertising market 2017
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% […]
Weibo monthly active users reached 411M, 93% from mobile in Q1 2018
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 launched rewarded video ads platform for mini-games
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 […]
Ad spending in China to grow 5.2% in 2018
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.
FMCG brands contributed an average of 4.0% of sales in China
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.
How to use live streaming for successful marketing in China
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 overview by channels 2017
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 […]
China video advertising market share Q3 2017, led by iQiyi and Tencent Video
The total transactions of China’s online video advertising market reached 13.4 billion yuan with an increase of 37.9% YoY or 8.2% QoQ in Q3 2017. Mobile video advertising market saw faster growth of 64.4% YoY and reached 8.7 billion yuan in Q3 2017 accounting for 64.4% of total video advertising market in China. Baidu’s iQiyi […]
China digital marketing trend 2018; 18% increase in budget
China saw an average increase of 18% in digital marketing budget in 2018 according to AdMaster. 23% advertisers have a budget increase of over 30%. 36% advertisers will try smart TV advertising in 2018 while 38% will not consider this option. On the mobile side, the primary advertising channels are mobile social media and videos; […]