Key Opinion Leaders in China marketing

Co-Branding: UMS’ recent case study on lifestyle brands

There are many ways to go about doing branding activities that involve utilising fitness platforms in China. These platforms require different investment and return to brands, hence it is not all about choosing the ‘right’ way, rather a smart way to execute marketing activities on these platforms in China that are highly engaging to the […]

The power of Key Opinion Leaders in China – a Recent Case Study

Working with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) to help brands promote their products and services as an effective marketing strategy has been adopted by many western marketers who are trying to connect with Chinese consumers. Some are still new to the game and eager to find out about China’s powerful KOLs.   In September, UMS organised […]

UMS joins China Path Podcast to discuss digital marketing in China

UMS CEO Jessica Miao has appeared on the China Path Podcast to discuss digital marketing and social media in China.   The podcast, which is created by the Australia China Business Council, aims to provide China business advice to Australian businesses to help deepen their engagement with the country’s largest trading partner – China.   […]

Farmers Union AFL live streaming campaign

Client: Lion Group Project: Farmers Union AFL Live Streaming Campaign     Lion, one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, was looking to raise awareness of its yogurt brand Farmers Union among Chinese consumers. However, faced with China’s hugely competitive dairy market, Farmers Union needed a way to stand out and cut through the […]

Is short-form video app Douyin right for your brand?

Forget live streaming and long video content, it’s all about short-form video and China’s hot new app Douyin.   Douyin, which is called Tik Tok in other markets, has skyrocketed in popularity in China with consumers embracing the short video platform.   The app, which has been described as a mix between Snapchat and Musical.ly […]

Buying influence in China – A beginner’s guide to KOLs

There’s no denying the power and influence of China’s Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).  The combination of Chinese consumers distrust of advertising messages and their preference for word-of-mouth marketing, has created the perfect environment for KOLs to thrive.   China’s KOLs have amassed huge power and influence in the market and many Western marketers are keen […]

Huge opportunities for health brands as Chinese get healthy and physical

Health awareness among Chinese consumers has been rising steadily for the last few years. As China’s middle classes have seen their disposable incomes increase in size, so too have their waistlines, leading to an increase in overweight people.   A report by McKinsey revealed 30% of Chinese adults (or 320 million people) are overweight, while […]

How marketers can target China’s young, fit and health conscious consumers

With more than 100 million registered users, it is impossible for marketers to ignore fitness app Keep, however, is the app right for every brand? Chinese fitness and gym workout app Keep has become a massive success story in China. Launching just over three years ago, the app has built an engaged following with more […]

UMS presents lecture at University of Nottingham

UMS Founder and General Manager Jessica Miao recently attended Nottingham University China Campus to present a keynote lecture on digital marketing.                                     Jessica’s lecture, which was titled: HOW TO MANAGE DIGITAL MARKETING ON A GLOBAL SCALE, provided insights and advice […]