Weitao KOLs Reinvent Taobao & Tmall Social Commerce

By | 2018-06-21T19:14:24+00:00 June 21st, 2018|E-commerce, Weitao|

Social commerce refers to the integration of social media and e-commerce, which is a growing trend in China. Alibaba, with their popular e-commerce live-streaming platforms Taobao Live, Tmall Live, and recent investment in popular cross-border commerce platform Little Red Book (Xiaohongshu), is at the forefront of social commerce. And now

What is Retailtainment & Why has Amazon fallen behind China?

By | 2018-08-16T13:02:34+00:00 April 5th, 2018|E-commerce, Influencer Marketing, Xiaohongshu|

As ad-supported media content declines globally, media companies and brands scramble to find solutions to make up lost profits. Chinese companies have found theirs, and it blurs the line between content and commerce. It’s called retailtainment. In the West, platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are actually starting to follow China's lead by

Top 8 China Influencer Marketing Campaigns of 2017

By | 2018-04-12T09:38:17+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|E-commerce, Influencer Marketing, Luxury|

2017 was a massive growth year for China influencer marketing campaigns. The industry matured, the quality of content rose, and influencer marketing has become mainstream. Influencers are slowly but surely gaining respect and being treated as professional content creators instead of just another distribution channel. Brands are giving influencers more

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.

How to Use New Retail O2O Marketing with China Influencers

By | 2018-03-18T14:33:04+00:00 September 29th, 2017|E-commerce, Influencer Marketing, Luxury, Marketing Strategy|

Over the past few years, China’s booming e-commerce industry and the new retail ecosystem have been making headlines around the world. At the same time, the China influencers and the O2O marketing industry has seen massive growth in the country.  But what about brick-and-mortar stores? Are Chinese consumers still interested

Ruhan: Blogger Incubators Disrupt China’s Ecommerce Industry

By | 2018-03-15T12:40:18+00:00 September 14th, 2017|E-commerce, KOL Marketing|

There has been a lot of news lately about bloggers changing China’s e-commerce landscape. According to CBNData, a commercial data company affiliated with Alibaba, the "internet celebrity economy" was worth approximately 58bn yuan in 2016. Unlike Bloggers in the West who rely on the traditional sponsored post monetization model, many

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