As one of the most powerful economic players in the world and its largest manufacturer, China attracts many foreign entrepreneurs and investors. In this article, we will share with you the process of starting a business in China and how to register a company as an expatriate, taking into consideration factors such as formalities, procedures […]
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Big and small brands alike continue to work with influencers to increase brand awareness, consumer loyalty, and brand reputation. But what are the first steps to take in order to launch a successful KOL campaign, and how to choose an achievable goal, and what influencer marketing budget shall you allocate? Ask yourself these 3 questions […]
Did you know that Chinese isn’t actually a language?? When we talk about ‘Chinese’, and how there are more than one billion Chinese speakers in the world, one might imagine one monolithic universally understood language. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. ‘Chinese’ in fact refers to a family of languages that comprises at least […]
When a brand sees the vast opportunities to go global with their product, it is an exciting step. Often however, it is a step into the unknown and comes with considerable risk. But as they saying goes, no risk, no reward. Today, HI-COM has a chat with one successful Australian entrepreneur, Catherine Cervasio, who saw […]
In 2018, we live life via smartphones and social media. Information spreads at the click of a button and companies today must navigate the tides of consumer opinion and preference in a far more proactive and dynamic way than ever before. We are now in an era of crisis management; whatever you say will be […]
Forbidden key words in Advertising Law are enforced primarily to prevent sellers from using fake advertising to mislead consumers when purchasing products or services. Advertisement censorship in China: What is fake advertising? Today we will take a look at China’s new Advertising Law and introduce ways of checking your content to be safe out there!
It’s widely known that China’s business environment is unique with many formalized regulations and many less formal (but just as significant) conventions and cultural idiosyncrasies. Today we focus on one aspect of Chinese business relations that you won’t find in the West: the official company chop or 印章 yìn zhāng.
They work with the biggest brands, they have millions of followers, they can make product lines sell out within seconds… and most of them are in their 20s! Key Opinion Leaders or ‘KOLs’ are taking over China’s social media marketing and creating a new form of “opinion marketing”. Today we take a look at five […]
“For Chinese people online shopping is a lifestyle” said Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba group and Taobao shopping platform. If you have spent even the smallest amount of time in China, you will have heard of Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping service. However much to the frustration of many foreigners living here, Taobao is […]