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Social media strategy for foreign brands in China

Social media strategy is something you cannot easily set up alone. In China’s mobile phone dominant social media market, managing Chinese accounts for foreign brands is becoming more and more difficult. Not only do you need to pay attention to trends, content styles, and creative ideas for different types of social media platforms, each one has it’s own analytics and data processing tools. Mastering your Chinese social media skills is therefore crucial for branding and community management in China.

Kate CHERNAVINASocial media strategy for foreign brands in China
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Influencer Marketing in China: Where to start in 2019

Influencer Marketing in China – What is it? Why is it so successful? And what should you be doing in order to make sure your Influencer Marketing strategy works for your business? Stay tuned as we answer all these questions and cover topics such as influencer search, types of cooperation, budget and ROI.

Kate CHERNAVINAInfluencer Marketing in China: Where to start in 2019
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Overcoming the challenges of translating your menu into Chinese

All about restaurant menu translation from and to Chinese. How to translate menu without loosing the meaning of your source language? The Chinese language has a long and rich history. It is the oldest language in the world and is also the most spoken language around the world. In fact, Chinese may be one of the most difficult languages to translate literally because each Chinese character has a separate meaning and putting them together means something different.

Kate CHERNAVINAOvercoming the challenges of translating your menu into Chinese
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A Fool-Proof Checklist for a Successful Trade Show in China

Trade shows and exhibitions are a great way to gain exposure in your industry. Not only are you benefitting from brand exposure, trade shows are also an excellent way to learn what’s happening in your industry. From media to potential customers, it’s typical for thousands of people to attend trade shows in China.

Stéphane ChouryA Fool-Proof Checklist for a Successful Trade Show in China
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Localization strategy and lessons from Lenovo in the US

Navigating a new market can be tough. With nuances in language, culture, and traditions, businesses aiming to penetrate a market outside of their native country should have a clear understanding of how to compete in a new market. 

Kel YELocalization strategy and lessons from Lenovo in the US
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International startups in China: incubators with funding for startups

If you are thinking of starting a business and raising funds, China could be a good option for you – after all it is a land of millions of startups, both Chinese and Foreign owned. But how do you really get your foot in the door of this Asian tech paradise? Finding the right incubator and accelerator might just be what you need!

Kate CHERNAVINAInternational startups in China: incubators with funding for startups
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WeChat Advertising Budget: How much to allocate in 2019?

The Official WeChat advertising add-on was launched just a couple of years ago, but it immediately became an important part of any WeChat marketing strategy in China and abroad. Today, WeChat has numerous advertising categories and pricing systems. How do you choose the appropriate advertising model for your own strategy? This article will help you explore the advertising options available on WeChat.

Kel YEWeChat Advertising Budget: How much to allocate in 2019?
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English guide to the backoffice of Dazhong Dianping

Since Dazhong Dianping spread its business worldwide, it now covers more than 200 countries around the world. Being on Dianping is one of the best strategic moves a foreign business can make in order to attract Chinese travelers both in China and beyond.

Kate CHERNAVINAEnglish guide to the backoffice of Dazhong Dianping
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How do brands localize campaigns for the Chinese New Year

In China, the Spring Festival is the most important and longest festival of the year, making it the ultimate occasion for people to buy new clothes, host New Year parties, and give each other gifts. It is also a key time for major brands to launch festive red products, annual packages and limited edition New Year ranges, and hold zodiac themed Chinese New Year seasonal promotions.

Kate CHERNAVINAHow do brands localize campaigns for the Chinese New Year
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Is your Official WeChat Account content in breach of Chinese Advertising Law?

Advertising law in China has taken a new turn, and is now going after the official WeChat accounts of companies and artists. More and more companies, both local and foreign owned, are being handed penalties for using terms such as “the best”, “one hundred percent”, “first”, “most advanced”,  and “lowest price” on their social media accounts. To discuss social media marketing law and WeChat account “safety” in more detail, we met with two  Shanghai officials.

Kate CHERNAVINAIs your Official WeChat Account content in breach of Chinese Advertising Law?
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