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Little RED Book (Xiaohongshu) KOL Marketing in 2021

Little RED Book (Xiaohongshu) is one of the Chinese social apps we never tire of recommending to marketers, and 2021 is set to be a big year for the platform. As of November 2020, the platform’s user base stood at 150 million registered users and 30 million monthly active users.

How Guochao is Bringing Pride to Chinese Consumer Culture

The rise of Guochao (国潮) is one of the major influences shaping Chinese consumer culture today, and it’s a phenomenon that shows no signs of abating in the near future. International brands and domestic brands alike can learn a lot from understanding why Guochao has captured the imagination of Chinese

Five Trends Shaping KOL Marketing on Bilibili in 2021

Bilibili started 2021 on a high, announcing plans for an IPO in Hong Kong that could raise over $2 billion. That came on the back of impressive results for Q3 of 2020, which saw the company record 74 percent year-on-year growth in revenue. The video, gaming, and anime app are

How Do Brands Open Douyin And Xiaohongshu Stores?

A few years ago, it may have been enough for a brand to run its China e-commerce operation via a Tmall and JD.com shopfront, with a WeChat mini-program to take care of social media. In 2021, that’s no longer the case, as both the social media and e-commerce landscapes have

KOL Marketing in China: 2020 Influencer Marketing Case Studies

As we bid farewell to 2020, it’s safe to say that brands have been through the wringer. Marketing and promotions have been more challenging than usual thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering effects on the supply chain, consumption habits, and broader economic conditions. Having said that, some brands

How can parenting brands leverage KOL in China?

Growth in e-commerce for parenting brands has slowed significantly in recent years. A 2019 report on the market for parenting and baby products showed just 8.6 percent year-on-year growth for 2019, which was half the figure for the previous year. Those disappointing results were just the latest in a downward

China 2021 KOL Marketing Event Calendar

The new year is coming rapidly into view, and for marketers, there’s no time to pause to reflect on the canceled events, improvisations, and pivots to digital that defined this year, dominated as it has been by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest takeaways from the pandemic has been

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