Marketing

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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Kate Chernavina’s Insights into Chinese Influencer marketing in 2019

HI-COM’s marketing director Kate Chernavina has been featured alongside other industry leaders in business magazine, BW confidential, commenting on influencer marketing trends on Tmall, and differences in KOL cooperation. She spoke about the role of Micro KOL in Chinese digital ecosystem, product review marketing, and more. 

Kel YEKate Chernavina’s Insights into Chinese Influencer marketing in 2019
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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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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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Top 17 Chinese Social Media Sites (update of 2019)

Most popular social media sites: what are they? 486 Wechat articles are published in China every second, 166 rooms per second are booked on Qunar, 115,740 per second of Q&A on Zhihu, 3,472 orders per second placed on E’leme. Over 62% of people report opening the WeChat app more that 10 times a day. The role of social media in China is huge, it follows an average person all thought the day, dictating the food and fashion choices, providing makeup and home style product reviews, advising on vacation spots and overtaking almost all free time and a large portion of the work time of white collar citizens.

Kate CHERNAVINATop 17 Chinese Social Media Sites (update of 2019)
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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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How to translate a website: 11 tips from professionals

How to translate a website in order to enlarge your audience and reach local markets? When coming to emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia or China, booming imports and e-commerce markets have made these counties and cultures impossible to avoid. In this article we will describe how to translate a website and show you how to avoid problems when localizing it.

Kate CHERNAVINAHow to translate a website: 11 tips from professionals
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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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2019 Cost of one social media engagement in China: KOL data analysis and price!

Cost of engagement in China: more and more international brands are becoming concerned with the existence of a true social media engagement when working with Chinese KOL and Influencers.  Many communication agencies and marketing experts suggest choosing a more reliable KPI for their client’s campaigns, such as sales. But what do you do when you aim to make your brand more recognisable? Can you trust the influencers’ profiles? How much should a normal social media campaign cost in China? How do you pick out the real accounts from the fake ones and how much should you pay for one engaged person?

Stéphane Choury2019 Cost of one social media engagement in China: KOL data analysis and price!
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