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Why Influencer Marketing Works with Chinese Consumers?

When marketers and brands come to China, they're often blown away by the record-breaking numbers that always seem to be in the headlines for influencer success stories. From live-streaming phenom Viya helping Kim Kardashian sell out of 15,000 KKW fragrances in just five minutes, to beauty influencer Li Jiaqi selling

Q&A | 10 Things You Need To Know About XiaoHongShu Marketing

XiaoHongShu (小红书), which literally translates as “little red book,”  has experienced a few twists and turns over the past year and Xiaohongshu marketing has been a hot topic. After the platform was pulled from Chinese app stores in July 2019, the effect was staggering—monthly active users fell from 93 million in June

The Future Of Influencer Marketing Is In China

Influencer Marketing:  Beyond The Hype China’s influencer marketing industry is three to five years ahead of the rest of the world. The advanced functionality and integration of social media, e-commerce, and digital payment in China have enabled business models that are yet to be explored in other countries. However, global

How to Use Private Traffic to Tap the Power of KOCs

Private traffic is one of the biggest buzzwords in Chinese marketing right now, and figuring out how brands can apply it could make all the difference in 2020. By understanding what exactly this esoteric concept refers to, who is using it and how it works, brands can start winning the

10 KOL Marketing Trends in China for 2020

With 2019 rapidly drawing to a close, brands and marketers should be looking ahead to 2020 and formulating plans for getting ahead of the curve. Here are ten KOL marketing trends we’re keeping tabs on in China for the coming year.   1. Influencer marketing will be more popular—and more

Meituan-Dianping: The Platform Travel Marketers Shouldn’t Miss

The KOL darling Xiaohongshu is not the only review platform that's drawing influencers in droves and worthy of KOL marketers' attention. Meituan-Dianping is a “super app” widely known for its ecosystem of food delivery services, ride-hailing, cinema ticket reservations, and more, but it's also responsible for helping restaurants, shops, and travel

In-video Search: A New Opportunity for Influencer Marketing on Douyin?

Video-sharing app Douyin (known as TikTok outside China) is trialing a new function that allows users to perform in-video search. Some observers have raised concerns about how in-video search function, combined with the facial recognition technology built into the system, could be detrimental to users’ privacy. Marketers, meanwhile, will be

5 Gen-Z Influencers in China Every Marketer Should Know

According to research carried out last year by Kantar Group, China's Generation Z will account for 40 percent of all Chinese consumers by 2020. This cohort is likely to be the most free-spending, savvy generation of consumers that China has ever seen, and that makes them an enticing prospect for

E-Commerce Content Marketing: A 2020 China Trend

Weibo recently announced that its native live streaming platform, Yizhibo, will be rolling out Taobao integration. While the development is big news in its own right, it also underscores the momentum driving e-commerce content marketing and what is going to define media, marketing, and retail trends for China in 2020.

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