Nine brands entered the BrandZ™ Global Top 100 2019 as newcomers, the greatest number of newcomers since 2015. The make-up of the newcomers also demonstrates some of the drivers of volatility. Six of the nine newcomer brands come from Asia, including four Chinese brands. Six brands are in technology or technology-related categories, and several brands […]
Chinese mobile internet users consumed an average of 3.17 billion hours a day on mobile apps. Time spent on Tencent affiliated apps were less in 2018 while video live streaming captured more and more leisure time. There were 1.13 billion unique mobile devices, and Chinese mobile internet users consumed an average of 3.17 billion hours […]
Tencent’s total revenues in Q1 2019 were RMB85,465 million (USD12,693 million), an increase of 16% over the first quarter of 2018 according to Tencent’s announced financial results.
Total advertising revenues of 16 leading internet companies in China surged by 39% to US$57.28 billion in 2018. The BAT together accounted for over 70% of the total. Qutoutiao, ByteDance, Bilibili, and Meituan are among the fastest-growing ones with annual growth exceeding 100%. The leading internet companies still earned a lot from online advertising in […]
The total brand value grows a record 30% to US$889.7 billion. Alibaba has been crowned the most valuable brand in China for the first time in the annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking, published by WPP and Kantar in Beijing, having grown its brand value by 59% year-on-year to US$141 billion.
China’s leading internet companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, a.k.a. BAT, also compete in the investment. In 2018, companies received around 2.6 billion yuan investment from Baidu, over 12.7 billion yuan from Tencent, and near 40 billion yuan from Alibaba. The 2.1 billion yuan ($302 million) strategic round in Xinchao Media, an elevator advertising […]
Awareness of Chinese brands in international markets has declined over the past three years. The “Brand Power” of leading Chinese brands is up 15% year-on-year, compared with 5% growth last year. “Brand Power” is rising fastest in Japan, France, and Spain, representing emerging hubs of growth, according to the BrandZ™ Top 50 Chinese Brand Builders […]
In Q4 2018, China’s third-party mobile payment grew by 7.78% to US$7 trillion in Q4 2018. Alipay (53.78%) and Tencent Finance (38.87%) combined had a total of 92.65% market share. The third-party internet payment market shrank by 3.48% quarter-on-quarter to US$0.94 trillion. The top 3 players accounted for 56.42% share of this market. 3rd-party mobile […]
Total MAU of WeChat grew by 11% year-on-year to approximately 1,098 million by the end of 2018. Around 80% of the top 500 enterprises in China are now registered as WeChatWork corporate users. Tencent’s total digital content subscription counts exceeded 100 million by the end of 2018, up 50% year-on-year. The total daily payment transaction […]
Financial transactions via mobile devices in China is projected to be hit US$497.52 billion by 2019. Ads concerning debit and credit products took the largest share of 41% in total financial ads placements. Only 3% of ads were placed for insurance products. Baidu News Feed is the most popular platforms among advertisers, with 22% of financial ads placements […]
The top 5 public cloud services providers in China are all local companies, with Alibaba taking a disproportionally large share of 43%. Roughly 40% of the top 500 enterprises and 50% of listed companies in China are using Alibaba Cloud.
186 companies joined China’s US$1 billion unicorn club in 2018, with a combined valuation exceeding 5 trillion yuan (US$741.97 billion). Sequoia Capital owns stakes in 49 unicorns of the 186 unicorns. 30 unicorns are affiliated with Tencent, 21 with IDG, and 17 with Alibaba. Hangzhou is home to 18 unicorns and surpasses Shanghai (42 unicorns valued at […]