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United Media Solution BLOG

United Media Solution BLOG

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Each month this blog will share the latest insights, trends, and data about the China market. It will also showcase social media reports and case studies to reveal the strategies that brands are employing to find success in the Middle Kingdom.

As a valued friend of United Media Solution (UMS), we want to help you stay up-to-date with China’s unique and fast moving market.

If you need to talk to China, talk with us!

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Magic (Ad) Moments – How to target incoming and local WeChat users in Aus & NZ

A lot of noise was made this month when WeChat announced it had ticked over the 1 billion monthly active user mark. This staggering number refers to WeChat’s global users, a growing number of which are located outside of China.   While WeChat’s user base is still predominantly Chinese, it’s growing global footprint is presenting […]

UMS appointed to help world’s largest RV rental company thl connect with Chinese travellers

United Media Solution (UMS), New Zealand’s leading Chinese digital marketing agency, has been appointed to help tourism company Tourism Holdings Limited (thl), to connect with Chinese travellers. thl is the largest RV rental operator globally, its fleet includes the Maui, Britz and Mighty brands in NZ and Australia, Road Bear and El Monte brands in […]

UMS presents to New Zealand tourism operators at Kiwilink

UMS CEO Jessica Miao has provided New Zealand tourism operators with an in-depth presentation on China’s leading social media platform WeChat, as part of Tourism New Zealand’s Kiwilink event. The Kiwilink Share & Learn Briefing event, which was held on 7 November in Foshan, was attended by representatives from New Zealand’s tourism industry including Explore […]

Recent Posts

Beyond Tmall & JD.com: Creating success in China’s ecommerce market

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 […]

How to target ethnic communities in Australia and New Zealand

UMS General Manager New Zealand, Jordi Du share his thoughts on how companies can engage with different communities.   As companies increasingly seek better and more targeted ways to connect with people, marketing to ethnic communities is emerging as a strong trend in Australia and New Zealand.   Australia and New Zealand are two of […]

UMS welcomes Jordi Du as General Manager, New Zealand

UMS have welcomed Jordi Du as General Manager, New Zealand tasked with growing the company’s business in the land of the long white cloud.   Jordi will be permanently based in UMS’ Auckland office and will be responsible for growing the New Zealand team and expanding its business through new existing client services.   He […]

UMS secures investment funding to expand NZ business

UMS is set to expand its New Zealand business after securing NZ$1million in Pre-A investment funding. The company has received Pre-A round investment funding from two China-based companies: Sellers Union Group, which owns businesses in trading & logistics, tourism, film & television and investment funds, and YongGang Modern Tech Investment Fund, which specialises in high-tech […]

How brands can jump onboard China’s live streaming phenomenon

Live streaming has exploded in recent years with Chinese brands and consumers embracing the new format to share stories, live events and promote products and experiences. China’s live streaming audiences continue to grow with the average user’s watching more than 200 minutes of live streaming content each month. Unsurprisingly in China’s mobile saturated market, 76.7% […]

How can Western Marketers convert social conversations to direct sales?

China is in the midst of a social commerce revolution. The explosion of online payment systems such as Alipay and WeChat Pay has seen cash disappearing from the shopping experience as people embrace mobile wallets. With WeChat Pay, AliPay and other online payment services integrated into the Chinese social ecosystem, consumers are spending more money […]

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 […]

Report: The most popular Tourism and Travel brands on WeChat

A post about New Zealand’s new five-year visa for Chinese travellers was the most viewed WeChat post in the Tourism category in the first quarter of 2017.   The post, which received 42,275 views, was posted on the Tourism New Zealand WeChat profile (ID: Pure100newzealand) to share information about the change in visa options. The […]

UMS founder Jessica Miao makes list of Top 100 Innovative Women

Jessica Miao, a Founder and General Manager of social media company UMS, has been named on a list of the Top 100 Innovative Women. The 2017 Zhejiang Top 100 Innovative Women awards female entrepreneurs from a range of industries including, Information Technology, Asset Management, Bio-Medicine, Manufacturing, Education, Culture and the Creative industry. The awards aim to […]

The top Chinese social media apps for SME companies

Is it time for brands to stop trying to compete with all the noise on WeChat and Weibo and create strategic partnerships with smaller apps and social media platforms? The 846 million active users on WeChat are hard to ignore, but the costs required to stand out are making the platform less attractive, particularly to […]