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Eric Yu speaks on the power of QR codes at WSET Global APP Summit

On 21 June, Eric Yu, co-CEO of UMS, was invited to speak at the WSET Global APP Summit. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. WSET’s first Global APP Summit brings together the Approved Programme Provider (APP) community from […]

UMS Morning Brief monthly overview-March

  It has been two years since we launched the Morning Brief – a daily summary providing the latest buzz on social media across four different industries: education, travel, food and beverage, and wellbeing and skincare. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have identified a gap between overseas businesses and their knowledge of what trends are occurring in […]

UMS Morning Brief monthly overview – February

To give a general idea of what’s in the UMS’ bespoke China Daily Morning Brief, a daily email service focused on four industry categories – Education, Tourism, Food & Beverage, and Health & Skincare, I decided to write a summary of the Feb. insights our team published. The Morning Brief reports on the latest buzz […]

Case Study: Cartoon Characters Rejuvenate Chinese Cuisine

Background: Dongfang Jibai (东方既白), the first Chinese cuisine chain store introduced by the Yum Group, the brother brand of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, is targeting Generation Z (born in 1995-2009) with traditional Chinese cuisine. With Gen Z who are always hunting for novelty being the main consumption force, the brand “rejuvenation” is becoming […]

Case Study: From Study In to With: ENZ Launches New Website

Background: Education New Zealand (‘ENZ’) is the New Zealand government’s official agency for International Education. The Study with New Zealand digital transformation project is a key part of ENZ’s business strategy for the evolution of the New Zealand education brand, in line with the Strategic Recovery Plan for International Education, which aims to diversify our […]

UMS Morning Brief monthly overview – January

To give a general idea of what’s in the UMS’ bespoke China Daily Morning Brief, a daily email service focused on four industry categories – Education, Tourism, Food & Beverage, and Health & Skincare, I decided to write a summary of the Jan. insights our team published. The Morning Brief reports on the latest buzz […]

UMS Morning Brief monthly overview – December

​To give a general idea of what’s in the UMS’ bespoke China Daily Morning Brief, a daily email service focused on four industry categories – Education, Tourism, Food & Beverage, and Health & Skincare, I decided to write a summary of the Dec. insights our team published. The Morning Brief reports on the latest buzz […]

China’s Market: The biggest changes during 2021

2021 was a year filled with challenges for international businesses, and China’s marketplace subsequently went through a period of rapid digitization. This welcomed a raft of new consumer trends, and has developed the way consumers research, order and pay for products. UMS has put together a report of China’s most significant trends during 2021, and […]

Case Study: Happy 1-Year Birthday to NauMai NZ Mini Programme

  It’s been a year since Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) launched the NauMai NZ WeChat Mini Programme. This is the first Mini Programme launched by a government agency with a strong focus on improving the student experience for international students. NauMai NZ is a ‘one-stop-shop’ digital platform to inform, support and […]

Case Study: NZTE Fruit Expo exhibits digitally through online showroom

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) China branch has initiated an O2O marketing activity, running a virtual “New Zealand at Shanghai Fruit Expo 2021”, along with the Shanghai International Fruit Expo (offline) at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Six New Zealand fruit growers – Bostock New Zealand Limited, Goldenbay Fruit New Zealand, Mr Apple New […]