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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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QQ Report – How brands can engage with China’s young people

QQ is WeChat’s youth-focused sister social media network. Attracting more than 868 million monthly active users, with more than 652 million accessing the platform via mobile, QQ is an immensely attractive platform for brands and marketers.   QQ launched in 1999 and was one of the earliest pioneers of instant messaging and social networking in […]

REPORT: How Jinri Toutiao grew to become one of China’s biggest news apps

Jinri Toutiao, one of China’s most popular news apps’, has released its 2016 performance report revealing it has more than 700 million users daily active users. The app ranked higher than Tencent News in Q1 2017 for weekly active users (WAU) and is predominantly used by China’s lucrative audience of men aged 18 – 30 years […]

Recent Posts

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 […]

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 […]

How NZTE built a WeChat database of kiwi-loving Chinese consumers

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has built a database of over 60,000 Chinese consumers who are actively buying kiwi goods. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (as “NZTE”) has built a WeChat-based loyalty program for NZ companies called Taste New Zealand; the platform rewards those who buy NZ products and incentivise them to buy more. About […]

How NZ brand ecostore tripled sales on Singles Day

New Zealand brand ecostore used live streaming technology and social media to triple sales and achieve marketing success on China’s Singles Day. The 11.11 juggernaut grows larger and more powerful every year which makes it an immensely attractive vehicle for brands. However, with the annual event dominated by multinational brands – with equally large marketing […]

UMS share WeChat tips at Kiwi Week Shanghai

When it comes to social media there’s a lot of opportunity for companies in China but WeChat is one of the channels offering the most potential right now. This was the subject of a workshop delivered by UMS General Manager Jessica Miao in Shanghai last week, as part of the annual Kiwi Week event. Speaking to […]

Six tips to launch your brand in China

China’s affluent middle class is spending more and more time shopping online. How can western companies engage with this lucrative audience and grow their brand in China? 1. Analyse and understand the market Market analysis is important for any new market. However, China’s size, scale, and cultural differences make robust analysis a crucial element for […]

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 […]

Weibo Pioneering the Chinese Online Superstar Industry

The Online Superstar Forum held by the leading China social media platform Sina Weibo was recently held in June 2016, and attracted hundreds of popular online superstars like Papijiang(Papi酱),  Zhangday(张大奕eve), Aikelili(艾克里里), Wangnima(王尼玛) to the forum. Zhangday(张大奕eve) appearing at the Weibo Online Superstars Forum Previously called KOLs or even Grassroots Journalists or Citizen Journalists, the group […]

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New Offices in Ningbo and Shanghai

We’re on the ‘up’! The Ningbo based team moved into their sparkling new offices on the 18th floor in the prestigious Hebang building in Ningbo’s CBD last week and the Shanghai team are on the lookout for a suitable new office ‘home’ in the heart of bustling Shanghai within the next two months. “It’s a […]