The live streaming was cooling down in China as the market penetration of mobile apps sliding to 18.7%. Momo, Douyu, and Huya held the lead and together accounted for over 85% of the total average DAUs in December 2018. Market penetration of live streaming is still very low as compared with other entertainment apps. It […]
China Social Media Trends & Insights for Marketing Profs
China social media landscape is very unique; you should not simply copy whatever you do in other countries to Chinese market. You need thorough understanding about the social media space in China, the culture and people. Before you take any actions, you need to develop a digital strategy around your business objective.
Kantar Worldpanel China reported strong growth in the Chinese beauty market, with skincare and makeup categories increasing 13% and 17% respectively during 2018, outperforming total FMCG. 1. Most-Chosen Brands Pechoin (百雀羚), which is the only local brand that is chosen more than 100 million times, maintained its leadership position in the Chinese skincare market for […]
During the night of May 11, WeChat “quietly” made a major update to the “Goodies Circle”, which was praised by the industry as the “shopping version of Moments”. Within the “Search” entrance of Wechat appeared a new first-tier entrance of “Goodies Circle”. In addition, a new function of “New Circle & Group” has been added […]
The monthly unique visitors across the desktop devices dropped by 3.9% year-on-year to 509 million in 2018. Average time spent consuming media content on mobile devices per user is 2.3 times more than that of the desktop. The online communication platforms led by Tencent’s WeChat and QQ are home to over one billion unique devices […]
Live video broadcasting has proven to be a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and grow the audience. 78% of online viewers are watching video on Facebook Live as of 2018. In China, live streaming has stepped up the game and become a useful tool to drive e-commerce traffic and sales.
WeChat and QQ have similar reach among users with different educational backgrounds. Weibo reached less than 30% of the 378 million users with a low education background; its penetration among users with a bachelor’s Degree was nearly 50%. Only 15% users with a low education background used Bilibili, comparing to 45.8% users with a bachelor’s […]
98.6% of internet users accessed the internet through mobile devices in China. Internet penetration in urban areas rose from 71% to 74.6%. The 10- to 39-year-olds represented 67.8% of all internet users in China. The largest user group were students (25.4%). 610 million users shopped online in 2018, 14.4% more than a year ago. And, […]
The launch of Mini-Game “Jump” (Tiaoyitiao) made WeChat Mini-Programs an instant hit in early 2018. On average, 230 million users used WeChat Mini-Programs daily, 60 million more than 2017. It is estimated to exceed 350 million by the end of 2019. WeChat’s Mini-Programs has covered over more than 200 industries and provided over 100 billion […]
53% of users use WeChat Mini-Programs mainly for temporary usage, 40% didn’t want to download mobile apps, 33% are automatically redirected to it after scanning QR code or clicking, and 31% just want to give a try. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. User profile & usage preference Among WeChat Mini-Programs […]
China’s social e-commerce platform Xiaohongshu, or RED, is testing a new social e-commerce product Xiaohongdian, based on two key components of WeChat’s ecosystem: Moments for sharing and Mini-Programs as the infrastructure. For now, users can only get access from sharing within WeChat. Xiaohongdian’s priority is to attract new users for the community and improve the […]
Momo, a popular mobile social networking platform in China, saw 113.3 million monthly active users in December 2018, compared with 99.1 million in December 2017. Its total paying users of live video service and value-added service, excluding the overlapping and including 3.9 million paying users of Tantan, were 13.0 million for the fourth quarter of […]
Huya, a leading game live streaming platform in China, delivered non-GAAP net income for five consecutive quarters, reaching a record high of US$67.0 million for the fiscal year of 2018. The average mobile MAUs and MAUs reached 50.7 million and 116.6 million, respectively. Total paying users increased by 73.1% year-on-year to 4.8 million.