With all the hype around WeChat these days, it’s easy to forget about Weibo, however do so at your peril, as there’s still plenty of life in the micro-messaging app.   WeChat has captured the nation’s attention and screen time, with the average user spending more than one hour a day on the app. […]

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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 […]

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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% […]

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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 […]

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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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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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