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The spending power of Chinese consumers continues to be a lucrative drawcard for foreign and international companies, however, as more and more brands target this attractive audience, the need to define which Chinese audiences to target has become even more important.   While the majority of companies are focused on targeting specific segments of China’s […]

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Alibaba’s annual Singles Day e-commerce festival generated a record $30.8 billion (RMB 213.5 billion) in sales, but is the shopping festival a good idea for brands?     Alibaba’s 2018 11.11 event once again eclipsed all records from previous years with sales surpassing $155 million (RMB 1 billion) within the first 20 seconds and $1 […]

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  The Chinese are not traditionally known as big wine drinkers, however, China’s wine market is thriving as middle class Chinese consumers increasingly develop a palette for wine.   The growth is particularly good news for Australian wine brands, which have seen a 51% increase in exports to China in the last year to reach […]

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  China is home to the world’s largest retail and e-commerce markets. The arrival of new retail, which integrates the offline and online retail experiences, is not only changing the way consumers shop and buy products, but also how they experience brands.   In the first of a series exploring the Future of Retail in […]

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Over the next five years China plans to import more than US$10 trillion worth of goods and services. This rise in imports, driven by growing consumer demands is providing huge opportunities for foreign companies like those in Australia and New Zealand.   While the growth is coming from across the country, it is particularly driven […]

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  Australian companies are seeking a greater understanding of what Chinese consumers want and how best to engage with them, as they increasingly target this booming market.   Australian businesses are stepping up their focus on China as local exports to the world’s largest retail market surged 40% in June to reach $10.34 billion – […]

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  With more than one million Mini Programs available on WeChat, users need never leave the app, making it an essential for brands and marketers.   WeChat Mini Programs are ‘mini-app’ which exist only within the WeChat ecosystem. The small applications operate like “lite-sized apps” enabling users to access app functionality and services without leaving […]

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WeChat’s user base is aging. Much like Facebook, the social network’s growth is coming from China’s seniors, or ‘silver generation’, who are embracing the app.   The silver generation, those aged over 60 years, spend more than 80% of their data traffic on WeChat, this compares with people aged 18-35-years-old which spend just 6.8% of […]

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  As Golden Week approaches, masses of Chinese consumers are preparing to travel for the week-long holiday. With many of these high spending travellers expected to travel overseas to Australia, New Zealand and the UK, it presents huge opportunities for marketers. Savvy brands which leverage social media platforms with location-based marketing to engage with Chinese […]

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  UMS CEO Jessica Miao reflects on the biggest change in China’s digital marketing landscape.   This week I was asked to present as part of a Digital Marketing Insights event co-hosted by the Chambers of Commerce of Australia, Britain, Canada, Switzerland and Benelux. The event featured Chinese marketing leaders discussing the opportunities for marketers […]

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