The emerging digital market is accelerating Chinese consumers’ consumption upgrading. Nowadays, Chinese consumers are more able to consume sensibly. Shopping is no more as easy as “just buy it”, according to a report from Accenture. Offline physical experiences become more important to Chinese consumers than ever. The appearance of a brick-and-mortar store greatly meets their […]
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.
So far, Tik Tok (also known as Douyin in China), Headlines Today (Toutiao)-affiliated short video platform and social network, has reached over 150 million active users and over 300 million monthly active users, according to usage statistics released by Tik Tok on 12 June 2018. A big chance came during Lunar New Year holiday and […]
China online video market kept a high growth of around 50% for five years running and made a record revenue of 95.23 billion yuan (US$14.9 billion) in 2017. Explore online video ads market, online video user insights, short videos, and paid online video users. China had over 570 million online video users, accounting for three-quarters […]
Kuaishou started to lead the short video market by reaching over 200 million MAU in November 2017. Tik Top, part of Toutiao, saw astonishing growth in MAU from September 2017. In February 2018, Kuaishou continued to dominate this market with DAU of exceeding 100 million, followed by Tik Tok. Short-video app download trend The demographic […]
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 […]
By doing three things right, GQ’s China WeChat account has undergone a successful social media transformation.
Chinese young people are the main user group of mobile internet while those from lower-tier cities are definitely the fastest growing segment. As of February 2018, the number of post-90s reached 212 million with 38.6% YoY growth of penetration rate. FPS became popular among post-90s in lower-tier cities rapidly, as the number of players was 3.5 […]
Gogoboi, a fashion blogger who has exclusively released GIVENCHY handbags on Wechat, now works exclusively with GUCCI to launch the GUCCI 2017 Holiday series. On one hand, this is the first time that GUCCI has authorized the sale of products on a third-party platform in China. On the other hand, this also indicates that the […]
According to the Annual Report of CNNIC in 2017, Chinese netizens under 29-year-old account for 52.2% of total users. In terms of internet usage frequency, post-95s and post-00s are the most active users. It indicates that post-90s and post-00s are becoming the core users of the Internet. In 2017, the average daily messages of post-95s […]
In 2017, a Chinese internet user spends on average 67 minutes per day reading the news. 14.6% of them spend over 2 hours per day. News accounts for 29% of all time spent online, indicating that news is in high demand according to Tencent’s Penguin Intelligence Research. 76.5% of China internet users access news […]
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Shopping is an integral part of Chinese people’s celebration, and naturally, e-retailers were engaged in fierce battles to compete for attention, and hence preferences, of consumers in the days leading up to Chinese New Year (February 15 in 2018). JD.com (partly owned by Tencent) and […]
Tencent announced total revenues of RMB66,392 million (USD10,161 million) for Q4 2017, an increase of 51% YoY; RMB237,760 million (USD36,387 million), an increase of 56% over the year for the whole year of 2017.