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As daigou channels flounder, Australian and New Zealand companies must build their brands in China

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 […]

Are daigou short-changing Australian brands of long-term success in China?

The daigou market is booming in Australia as brands use these channels to sell their products to China’s big spending consumers, however, as more marketing spend goes to daigou, are Australian brands are forfeiting their future business in China?   The appeal of daigou is easy to see. Organised individuals or networks who facilitate the buying […]

UMS delivers social media expertise at NZ-China business forum

Businesses should ensure they have robust long-term investment strategies for Chinese social media channels if they wish to be successful, according to UMS General Manager Jessica Miao.   Miao was speaking on a panel at the South Island Lantern Business Forum in Christchurch, New Zealand, addressing the role social media can play in commercial marketing […]

Behind the Great Firewall: Understanding China’s social media landscape

Every conversation about social media in China starts the same way. No Facebook. No YouTube. No Twitter. For many, China’s social media landscape is unfamiliar and disorientating, but what it lacks in familiarity it more than makes up for in size, scale, and opportunity. In the absence of the Facebook and Google platforms, a market […]