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.
If there's one event of the year that makes marketing on Tmall and Taobao a no-brainer, it's Singles' Day. Brands that participated in the Singles' Day Global Shopping Festival under Alibaba Group last year were in for a treat—the annual discount holiday reached a whopping 213.5 billion RMB in total
Brands want to see results when they embark on working with KOLs, which is why it can be disheartening when expensive marketing efforts result in low sales generation—at least, at first glance. The statistics are gloomy: when a KOL with 1 million followers on Weibo posts about a product, they,
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
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
When it comes to China e-commerce sales, the topic of daigou is controversial. Some brands, especially those in the luxury industry, consider daigou to be a detriment. In other industries, companies have a more positive view. In fact, many companies that are new to China e-commerce sales have begun proactively
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
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.
Over the past couple of years, China Influencer brands have emerged as 11.11 Singles Day sales powerhouses. But it was this year that they really proved themselves. For the first time in 11.11 Singles Day history, China Influencer brands broke into the top ten best-selling female fashion stores. By the
Between August 17 and September 17 this year, nearly 35 million people watched live streaming on the China ecommerce platform Taobao. Whether it’s on Taobao or one of the many other China ecommerce and social media platforms, live streaming is the hottest way to sell to Chinese consumers. Live streaming is China's QVC and