How to stand out on China's enormous, noisy, and fast-evolving social networks is a puzzle brands are constantly striving to solve. While there is no one-size-fits-all formula, brands' success stories seem to suggest time and again that creativity wins—and is amplified when it's paired with the appropriate influencer marketing strategies.
At 25, Su Yulie was heralded as the youngest angel investor in China. Now, the 33-year-old is surfing some of the biggest waves in Thailand and Hainan, showing off his boxing skills, and doing Muay Thai on the beach, and brands from Volcom to Honda have taken note. More than
Xiaohongshu (Little RED Book) is arguably one of the hottest platforms of 2019 and should be included in every brand's influencer marketing strategy. Not quite the cross-border e-commerce platform that many marketers predicted it would be, and not quite the review space once claimed by the likes of Dianping, Xiaohongshu
While no shortage of viral fitness-related social media posts has emerged from China in recent years, many have been deemed by outside observers as a “worrying” to a downright ridiculous take on body image. From comparing waist size to an A4 piece of paper to seeing how many coins will
Edward Bernays formalized the influencer marketing approach 100 years ago, although he wouldn’t call it that nor imagine today’s digital mediums. Since then, it has become a staple in marketing and advertising. However, modern-day influencer marketing on social media is still in its infancy. The typical approach is relatively unsophisticated,
Chinese consumers are now more discerning than ever before as they leverage their social media networks and turn to their favorite influencers to make informed purchasing decisions. To discover, develop, and deliver products customers can't live without, brands in China need to look to influencers to support the product marketing
Whether you’re located in China or the West, you’ve probably heard of influencers attending some brand's product launch party. Around the world, holding a product launch party has become a quintessential way for brands to personally engage with influencers. With numerous companies vying for the attention of influencers, these events can foster personal
Influencer marketing is expensive in China and the prices are only going up. Even the biggest brands are looking for ways to get influencers to repost their content for free. No, don’t misinterpret this to mean influencers should work for free. Brands should acknowledge influencers’ value and compensate them fairly.
An influencer might be the face of a campaign, a traffic generator, or – at best – a brand ambassador. But, it’s rare when a brand takes influencer insights and utilizes them as strategies for selling in China. And that’s a shame. Compared to their Western counterparts, Chinese Influencers have a
At PARKLU, we get asked a LOT of questions about influencer marketing in China. Besides building an FAQ Wiki, we thought it would be useful to feature the most useful and frequently asked influencer marketing questions and answers. Q: How much should I budget? This will vary greatly depending on the