All posts tagged: KOL

Top 17 Chinese Social Media Platforms (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 Platforms (update of 2019)
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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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Influencer Marketing in China: how to start your campaign with Micro KOLs

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 before partnering with Chinese micro influencers!

Kate CHERNAVINAInfluencer Marketing in China: how to start your campaign with Micro KOLs
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Chinese KOL in Sport, Parenting, Travel, Skincare, Health

We have put together 15 more profiles of the most followed Chinese KOLs in the industries we have worked with in the past few months: Skincare, Travel, Health, Sport, Parenting. These people create a new way of promotional marketing, engaging their followers on a daily/weekly basis and are helping brands find their customers in the endless ocean that is the Chinese market.

Kate CHERNAVINAChinese KOL in Sport, Parenting, Travel, Skincare, Health
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Top 8 Chinese KOL in Cosmetics in 2018

Chinese KOL in cosmetics are taking over China’s beauty market. They are making the most out of the visually-oriented Chinese youth environment, producing watch-and-learn videos to share the most important tips and tricks on how to always look 100%. At Hi-COM we have carefully selected these profiles for the foreign brands to consider when promoting skincare and cosmetics brands, as well as entering the e-commerce market or dealing with health-related products in China. These 8 popular Chinese influencers are talented, hard-working and have been widely recognised by China’s social media market with various awards.

Kate CHERNAVINATop 8 Chinese KOL in Cosmetics in 2018
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10 Chinese KOL and Influencers in Travel Industry in 2019 you must know

KOL (Key Opinion Leader) Marketing, sometimes called Influencer Marketing, is an indirect type of marketing that aims to promote brands, products or services via advice or reviews. In 2019, China has become one of the most KOL Marketing friendly countries, allowing the top KOL of CHINA to create their own media channels. Today we will take a closer look at those who promote travel for Chinese consumers, while playing a big part in the industry by being frequent travelers themselves.

Kate CHERNAVINA10 Chinese KOL and Influencers in Travel Industry in 2019 you must know
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3 Chinese KOLs in Beauty, Sport, Travel and Adventure In 2018

The blurred lines between work, play, socializing and doing business have brought significant changes to the daily lives of Westerners. However these changes have been even more starkly felt among China’s digitally connected demographic. For the first time in history, Chinese language users now outnumber English language users online and China is now the biggest smartphone market in the world. Chinese consumers are the most digital in the world and the impact this has had on traditional marketing methods has been immense. HI-COM took a look at how KOLs are leading the charge on China’s rapidly evolving world of social commerce.

Kate CHERNAVINA3 Chinese KOLs in Beauty, Sport, Travel and Adventure In 2018
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Rising KOL of China in Fashion and Travel

We are now seeing brands move away from ‘super’ KOLs, whose follower numbers are in the millions. There is a suspicion of ‘fake follower numbers’ as well as a view that their followers are not actually that engaged or loyal, meaning there will be less of an influence. These days, brands are focusing more on the KOLs who appear to have a more genuine followership; a more real connection to their followers. While their follower numbers may not be as high as those of the ‘top KOLs’ of China, these lesser known (and less expensive) KOLs have a more genuine connection with their follower base, meaning more influence and impact for KOL campaigns.

Nick MIAORising KOL of China in Fashion and Travel
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TOP 5 Chinese KOL in Fashion, Food, Travel and more

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 portfolios of most influential Chinese KOL, Chinese fashion bloggers, each working in different fields, and ask what makes them so special? What makes their opinion so valuable, what do they have in common and how did they achieve such success at such a young age?

Kate CHERNAVINATOP 5 Chinese KOL in Fashion, Food, Travel and more
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