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China’s GenZ are Hooked on Bilibili’s Conversational Content

Short videos and live-streaming are where so much of the excitement and investment in Chinese social marketing is right now, but content that invites co-creation is a specific niche within those categories. And it’s one that delivers impressive returns in terms of engagement, especially on Bilibili. The culture of Bilibili:

How to Earn Brand Loyalty From Chinese Gen Z

As China’s Gen Z youth comes of age, they will become one of the most prized groups of Chinese consumers. But there's one problem that is plaguing marketers: surveys of these young, affluent consumers frequently report that when it comes to brands, Chinese Gen Z shoppers are extremely disloyal. So,

How to Reach Chinese Young Consumers with Bilibili

By now, most people have probably seen the Bilibili’s “The Next Wave” video, narrated by actor He Bing. The 2.5-minute-long ad about Chinese Young Consumers (Gen Z) divided public opinion, but the promotional piece does a decent job of highlighting the characteristics of Bilibili and its users. Generation Z refers to

What China’s KOL Bubble Means for KOLs & Brands

The KOL bubble is real. The number of KOLs has ballooned over the past few years, and with it, more than 5,000 Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) have emerged acting as a bridge between the client and a KOL. Supply and demand dictate that the KOL bubble would mean the fees KOLs charge

Why Does Influencer Marketing Work So Well 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

Boys and Beauty: Male Beauty Influencers in China

If you live in China or spend a lot of time there, you’ll have noticed the increasing prominence of male beauty products. You might have seen ad campaigns featuring male models wearing concealer or eyeliner, or young male commuters wearing full makeup on the metro. This barely scratches the surface

10 KOL Marketing Trends in China for 2021

With 2020 rapidly drawing to a close, brands and marketers should be looking ahead to 2021 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 effective

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 per-cent 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

Targeting China’s Generation Z? The Cool Kids are on Bilibili

When marketers talk about Chinese video-sharing platforms, most of the oxygen is sucked up by those favouring short-form video, such as Douyin and Kuaishou. Bilibili is often overlooked in these conversations, yet it’s one of the fastest growing social platforms in China, and particularly among China's Generation Z. For brands

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