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.
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As stated in our previous article, Chinese tourists are very easily influenced by the opinions of others. When traveling, they refer to their own “review and advice tools”, the king of which is Dazhong Dianping. Featuring similar functions to Yelp, it lists local retailers, restaurants, bars, cinemas, and other services. in China and abroad and it is the go-to tool for Chinese tourists. For example if a restaurant has a seemingly never-ending list of raving reviews on Dianping, the Chinese will flock there in their droves without any hesitation. Here is our Dianping English guide for you!
Kate CHERNAVINAChina’s Dazhong Dianping: English guide, 2019
Recent predictions have suggested that by 2022, China will see its middle class swell to around 630 million people. Chinese tourists were the biggest spenders in 2016, splurging a whopping $274 billion on their travels, especially in popular destinations outside of Asia such as the UK, France, Italy, and Germany.
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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
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
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.
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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
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