China

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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