Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Aug 16

Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Over the last couple of years, ecommerce giants like Alibaba and JD.com have been cooperating with the government to plug China’s rural market into its vast online economy. The phenomenon of so called Taobao villages is one of the consequences of this approach. China is one of world’s fastest urbanizing society in absolute terms. Although decreasing...

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Mobile Marketing in China: WeChat Advertising Overview

Jul 19

Mobile Marketing in China: WeChat Advertising Overview

Thanks to its enormous size (900 million users strong by the latest count) and importance in China, WeChat marketing is considered to be one of the most critical elements of any brand’s China marketing strategy. Big part of WeChat marketing is WeChat advertising. Since WeChat has no direct equivalents in the West, many foreign companies often find it hard to...

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Chinese Social Media Marketing Update: New Weibo KOL Posting Rules

Jul 05

Chinese Social Media Marketing Update: New Weibo KOL Posting Rules

Using KOL (key opinion leaders) has been one of the most effective social media marketing strategies in China. In this blog we have covered extensively the ways WeChat or Weibo KOL can be found, vetted and engaged to promote brands in various social media channels, which primarily are WeChat and Weibo. Most recently, Weibo has introduced the set of new rules on what...

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Chinese Programmatic Ads: 6 Most Common Types of Ad Fraud in China

Jun 28

Chinese Programmatic Ads: 6 Most Common Types of Ad Fraud in China

In a relatively underdeveloped Chinese ad tech market (see our previous post), ad fraud in China remains a serious problem, costing millions of dollars to advertisers. While it is, undoubtedly, a global phenomenon, for the reasons we discussed earlier, Chinese programmatic ads market is still lagging behind. Here are the six most common types of ad fraud in China:...

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China Programmatic Ads: Why Chinese Ad Tech Is Still Behind the West

Jun 21

China Programmatic Ads: Why Chinese Ad Tech Is Still Behind the West

When it comes to digital marketing, in recent years, Chinese tech companies have been on forefront of innovation. Unfortunately, Chinese ad tech that deals with programmatic ads still remains far less developed. Although, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, collectively known as BAT, account for the major part of China’s overall digital marketing ad spend, there are also...

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Looking for love in China? The List of 6 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Jun 14

Looking for love in China? The List of 6 Most Popular Chinese Dating Apps

Online dating in China has never been bigger and Chinese dating apps are where the action is. Looking for lifetime partner, casual date, romantic dinner or a quick hook up – rest assured that there is an app for it in China, although it isn’t the one you are familiar with at home. Here is our review of the most popular Chinese dating apps: Momo (陌陌) Momo is, by far,...

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