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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Prospects of Facebook Marketing in China

Nov 02

Prospects of Facebook Marketing in China

As almost everyone knows, one of the unique features of Chinese digital marketing landscape compared to the rest of the world is seeming irrelevance of Facebook, one of the world’s largest digital advertisers. As a result, Facebook marketing in China isn’t a channel that marketers would typically consider adding to the mix. The platform has been blocked by...

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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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China Digital Advertising Market: Infographic

Sep 30

China Digital Advertising Market: Infographic

In this week post, we are sharing the latest infographic by Sampi Marketing reflecting the state of China digital advertising market. In the last 3 years, online advertising revenues in China have been growing at the rate of about 40% on year to year basis and show no signs of slowing down in 2015. According to iResearch, it is projected that this year, the total...

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How to Promote a Brand on Weibo

Feb 25

How to Promote a Brand on Weibo

At the end of 2013, Sina Weibo was pushed from its number one spot among Chinese social media services by Tencent’s WeChat, a mobile based social media app. However, with the estimated 157 million monthly users, Weibo still remains an extremely attractive venue for marketers. In this post, I’m going to review the primary routes for promotion and...

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