The number of China internet users exceeded 801 million with a penetration rate of 57.7% according to the latest data from CNNIC. Live broadcasting, short videos, and personalized content will continue to be essential parts of digital marketing strategies in 2019.
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.
WeChat launched two new sections -“Time Capsule” and “Top Stories”- and several news features for WeChat iOS 7.0 on December 21, 2018. That’s the biggest upgrade since version 6 four years ago and one big move into the short video market. The new version is not yet available for Android smartphone users.
Monthly active users of Momo reached 110.5 million in September 2018, compared with 94.4 million the prior year period, according to its unaudited financial results. Total paying users of Momo’s live video service and value-added services, including 3.6 million paying users of Tantan, were 12.5 million for Q3 2018, an increase of 71.23% year-on-year.
Weibo reported a net addition of approximately 70 million in MAUs year-on-year to reach 446 million in September 2018. Mobile MAUs represented 93% of total MAUs. DAUs had a net addition of approximately 30 million users year-on-year and reached 195 million.
Tencent’s revenues increased by 24% year-on-year, primarily benefiting from growth in payment-related services, online advertising, digital content sales, and cloud services. Operating profit increased by 22% year-on-year. Non-GAAP operating profit increased by 4% year-on-year.
WeChat (86%), QQ (70.1%), and Weibo (35.8%) were the top three mobile social networking apps by penetration rates in China. Both WeChat and QQ saw a negative growth in penetration in June 2018 while Weibo performed well with penetration growth of 2.2%. In June 2018, the average DAU of WeChat reached 612 million, an increase of […]
Kantar Media CIC releases Social Media Landscape 2018. ByteDance (social media platform), AI users and the “Brand Experience Circle” are covered for the first time. The whitepaper analyzes three key elements: media platforms, users, and brands. The definition of “social media” has been extended with the emergence of a dual-layer of core and derivative social […]
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 […]
Momo, one of the top mobile social networking platform in China, announced total net revenues of $494.3 million in Q2 2018 with an increase of 58% YoY, according to its unaudited financial results.
Weibo’s monthly active users (“MAUs”) had a net addition of approximately 70 million users year over year and reached 431 million in June 2018 according to its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Mobile MAUs represented 93% of MAUs.
Ex-Googler and founder of Pinduoduo China’s social e-commerce player Pinduoduo updated its IPO prospectus previously filed with US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 17, 2018. It plans to raise at best US$1.87 billion by offering 85.6 million American depositary shares (ADS). The price range is from US$16 to US$19 each. The founder, ex-Googler, […]
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 […]