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 […]
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.
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.
Weibo net revenues totaled $377.4 million in Q4 2017, an increase of 77% year-over-year, exceeding the company’s guidance between $355 million and $365 million.
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; […]
Consumers haven’t realized how deeply digital screens impact their daily lives, especially on weekdays according to Wavemaker. As Tier 3-4 markets’ usage has caught up, we believe that the “always on” consumer is now mainstream. This indicates digital screens’ much wider and deeper influence in China cross different regions and market tiers than ever before. […]
WeChat now hosts more than 14 million WeChat official accounts, used by companies, retailers, and brands to interact with the public.
More than 70% of new TV dramas partnered with Weibo in the first half of 2017. The top 30 TV dramas accounted for 93% of all TV drama-related Weibo impressions. Huge Weibo fan bases also unlocked more revenue opportunities for TV dramas according to Kantar. Weibo has become the most important marketing and promotion platform […]
For the first time in history, digital ad spends surpassed TV in 2016 and accounted for half of total media budget according to “This Year, Next Year: China Media Forecasts” by GroupM. It also forecasted that the digital spend would be increased to 57.2% of the total ad spend in China in 2017, and TV […]
China social media advertising and marketing market reached 7.62 billion yuan (US$1.15 billion) in Q2 2017 with an increase of 13.2% QoQ or 40.6% YoY.