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Can Brands Get Loyalty from KOLs?

By | 2018-07-11T10:14:34+00:00 July 5th, 2018|KOL Marketing, Marketing Strategy|

Online influencers have a billion-dollar industry behind them, but it wasn’t always this way. Now brands are asking if they can lock-down high-performing KOLs just for themselves. However, many brands forget that KOLs want to be treated like people, not commodities. The following article was originally published in theINSIDER 500 KOL Catalog. 

An “Always-On” KOL Marketing Strategy Beats Out One-Off Campaigns

By | 2018-05-03T17:55:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|KOL Marketing, Marketing Strategy|

There are two main KOL marketing strategy plans used today.  The first is “campaign-based” — a strategy that conceptualizes your KOL collaborations around short-term campaigns. These are limited by set time periods and specific goals, like promoting an event, sale, or product launch. The second is an “always-on” strategy, which

New Chinese Social Media Platforms’ Rules Raise KOL Marketing Costs

By | 2018-03-15T11:53:51+00:00 March 10th, 2018|China Social Networks, Douyin, KOL Marketing, Meipai, Weibo|

KOL marketing is hot in China, and it's only getting hotter. Local consultancy Analysys International projected that the China influencer economy will be worth over $15.5 billion this year. From frequently talked-about Weibo and WeChat KOLs, to those on other smaller Chinese social media platforms such as Meipai, RED, and Douyin,

Daigou: Real Influencers of China Cross-border E-commerce

By | 2017-12-01T17:29:14+00:00 November 30th, 2017|E-commerce, KOL Marketing|

Chinese consumers love them, brands hate them. But as much as brands hate daigou, can they survive without these influencers of China cross-border e-commerce? Recently, brands have attempted to sidestep daigou by selling directly to consumers. However they rapidly discovered that consumers’ loyalty often lay with these overseas purchasing agents.

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