Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

Dec 14

Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

China BAT is the collective term used to describe three largest software conglomerates: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. These three companies today practically run Chinese internet. Baidu is the Chinese version Google. It is the largest search engine and is, in terms of business interests, as diverse. Alibaba is the world largest ecommerce operator that runs Taobao and...

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Ecommerce with WeChat Shop

Dec 07

Ecommerce with WeChat Shop

Chinese m-commerce has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. The competition has further intensified in mid 2014 when WeChat launched its ecommerce option that works within the app. Although Alibaba, with its Taobao and Tmall, still reigns supreme in China ecommerce market, shopping with WeChat has been steadily gaining popularity. Presently,...

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Overview of Baidu PPC Advertising

Aug 24

Overview of Baidu PPC Advertising

As long as Baidu remains the largest search engine in China, Baidu PPC advertising should always be the first choice among pay-per-click campaigns for businesses looking to reach Chinese audience. In general, the reason Baidu PPC advertising can be highly effective is the fact that users who are actively searching for something already have a buying intent. It means...

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The Rise of Branded Ecommerce in China

Jun 22

The Rise of Branded Ecommerce in China

It is no secret that the majority of online shoppers on Chinese ecommerce sites like Taobao, Tmall and JD.com expect to find good bargains. It is mostly true for Taobao, the leading C2C shopping platform, where price competition between sellers is most intense and shoppers’ top priority has been mostly low price rather than known brand. However, according to...

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Banner Ads in China

Jun 08

Banner Ads in China

Banner ads in China are still a fairly effective channel to advertise and, on average, Chinese are more receptive to this type of advertising compared to internet users in western countries. Ad blocking software and plugins have been, so far, more common in the West than in China where banner advertising is a rapidly growing business. Also, the type of banners ads...

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Why O2O in China Keeps Growing

May 25

Why O2O in China Keeps Growing

O2O, which stands for Online to Offline (or, sometimes Offline to Online) has been one of the hottest topics in marketing in the last couple of years. It has been identified as a trillion dollar opportunity by TechCrunch as well called the industry’s stupidest acronym by Tech in Asia. While some marketers still disagree on how the term should be used, O2O in...

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