Digital solution

Don’t leave out WeChat Channels in the age of videos

In January 2020, WeChat launched a new feature called Channels (video accounts) and has been elevating its digital capabilities gradually. To date, it enables brands and users to release images, videos, live stream, and even sell products.   Why 1. Channels is a key feature within WeChat’s ecosystem where “private traffic” is a trending strategy adopted […]

Swissmem launches online experience during China’s CIMT

Challenge Swissmem is the leading association for Switzerland’s mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) and related technology­-oriented sectors. Swissmem enhances the competitiveness of its 1,200 member companies both onshore and abroad by representing their political interests effectively and providing needs-based services, targeted networking, and market­ oriented basic and advanced training for MEM industry employees. […]

Bridging NZ Winegrowers and Chinese Customers Digitally on Mini Program

UMS has worked with New Zealand Winegrowers to launch a game changing WeChat Mini Program which acts as a bridge for businesses, wine lovers and consumers to connect with the brand and its offerings.   Challenge New Zealand Winegrowers is the national organisation for the country’s grape and wine sector, with over 600 grower members […]

Case Study: ENZ Mini Program leads the education space

Background NauMai NZ (‘Nau mai’, the Māori phrase meaning invitation and welcome) was launched in May 2019, a global site built to support New Zealand international students’ well-being and provide useful information. Today, it continues to support New Zealand international students by acting as a key source of timely and accurate information during the COVID-19 […]

Case Study: virtual showroom advances businesses to exhibit 24/7

Background China is now New Zealand’s largest export market since New Zealand signed the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) back in 2008. In the year ending December 2019, 23% of New Zealand’s total goods and services exports were with China, worth $20.1 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented disruption to the global economy and […]

Taking off the blindfold – the power of a Social CRM

This article was created by Becty Yan, who leads a team of creative talents that specialise in consumer engagements and performance marketing. You can contact Becty via email: becty@umssocial.com.   Why should marketers choose SCRM? Social media is one of the most powerful ways to reach and connect with your Chinese customers today. WeChat has […]

The new communication giant: video calling

This article was created by Becty Yan, who leads a team of creative talents that specialise in consumer engagements and performance marketing. You can contact Becty via email: becty@umssocial.com. As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to force people into their homes across the globe, “working from home” (WFH) has become the new normal. WFH has completely […]

WeChat live streaming is here – Is your brand ready?

There is no question that over the past five years, live streaming in China’s online ecosystem has taken the market by storm, completely revolutionising the way people interact with brands, purchase products and discover new ones. This sales-boosting strategy has proven extremely effective on e-commerce sites for brands during the Singles Day, the biggest shopping […]

How Education New Zealand use digital solutions to build awareness, generate leads and drive engagement in China

Education New Zealand (ENZ), the government body responsible for developing and promoting New Zealand as an International Education destination, wanted to expand its reach into the valuable China market.   With Chinese international students accounting for more than 30% of the total international students in New Zealand in 2018, and Education contributing more than NZD […]

Does my brand need a WeChat Mini Program?

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 WeChat […]