Since its launch in 2016, WeChat Moments advertising, with its full-screen immersive browsing, speedy load times, and other advantages, has been the tool of choice for many advertisers. In order to better enable such users, WeChat has released updated features for its advertising platform, introducing a fully-customizable promotion function. What is the custom promotion page? […]
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.
The total number of monthly active users on WeChat reached 963 million, an increase of 19.5% YoY according to Tencent’s latest financial results. QQ MAUs dropped 3.9% to 662 million.
55% of China social app users reported having bought or paid for goods or services on a social app, and of those who have made purchases, more than half were between 50 and 250 yuan, with more than 90% below 1000 yuan according to iResearch.
For the second quarter of 2017, Weibo reported net revenues of $253.4 million and 361 million monthly active users.
With rapid improvement in China’s mobile internet access, social apps have become an ever-more indispensable part of users’ lives. Many Internet-related enterprises have entered into this field, facing the ever-changing needs and habits of users and in the process greatly impacting the development of social software and apps. The following is an overview of the […]
With the engagement of Internet celebrities and key opinion leaderships (KOLs), a new way has been paved in luxury brand marketing in China. Other than inviting online celebrities and KOLs to endorse the products and sometimes collaborating with them to produce new designer items, luxury brand companies have also started to sell their designer products […]
The proportion of lifestyle content sharing from mobile apps in China kept increasing in the twelve months ending in March 2017 while games and shopping categories shrank. WeChat is the top channel of mobile sharing in China. The number of sharing to WeChat friends (chats) exceeded that of WeChat Moments (social networking section on WeChat) […]
Starbucks’ updated WeChat app encourages users to share smaller gift cards in WeChat group chats, instead of just one-on-one. Does the thought of gifting Starbucks in a group chat scare you? No need to worry, because there’s a new series of small 3 and 4 yuan coupons out. Remember the beginning of 2017, when everyone […]
A recent McKinsey report shows five trends of Chinese digital consumers including omnichannel shopping, context-triggered shopping, social media centered consumer interactions, increasing demand for non-standard goods and services, and data-driven personalization. Most consumers yearn for omnichannel experience, but they haven’t even tried the most basic mode of picking up goods from offline stores. Consumers have […]
Kantar’s social media report has found that Chinese respondents are generally happy with changes brought by social media. People born in 1990s (post-90s) showed more caution against negative impacts of social media. WeChat continues its dominance, however, its growth has largely slowed down. Weibo is making a comeback, many new and old social media platforms […]
WeChat users start seeing mini-program advertisements after searching since 16 June 2017 as shown in the screen capture below:
One of the leading social app, Momo reported total net revenues of $265.2 million in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 421% from $50.9 million in Q1 2016.