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UMS CEO Jessica Miao recently joined a panel discussion which explored the impact of digital innovation on industry and business and how brands can be more sustainable.   In this blog, she shares her thoughts on how businesses can ensure they establish and maintain sustainable strategies in China.   In China, we define a “sustainable” […]

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  You’ve no doubt heard of Singles Day, otherwise known as 11.11 the online shopping extravaganza is one of the biggest sales events in the Chinese calendar. Not only does the event break sales records each year in China, it also eclipses all other sales events globally, including the US Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]

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Marketing your brand to Chinese consumers is more important than ever as changes to Chinese laws mean daigou prices are on the rise and consumers will become more selective in their investments.   Australian and New Zealand brands have enjoyed immense success off the backs of daigou. These individuals, or networks, who buy and sell […]

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As China ushers in the Year of the Pig, UMS takes a look at the key consumer trends and behaviours that marketers need to consider in 2019.     1. Quality vs Quantity As the talk of China’s economic slowdown continues, Chinese consumers are shifting their focus from quantity to quality purchases. This year’s Spring […]

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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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United Media Solution enjoyed a strong agency and client presence at the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai this month.   New Zealand Trade Pavilion at CIIE United Media Solution worked with long standing client New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) to create a digital platform for the event. CIIE attendees were invited […]

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Brands need to go beyond China’s dominant ecommerce platforms if they wish to connect and engage with Chinese consumers.   Tmall and JD.com have become so large and competitive that brands wishing to cut through the clutter need to consider other more targeted options if they wish to achieve success.   While, China’s ecommerce market […]

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