Market Tidbits transcript #6: Nostalgia marketing in China

brands doing nostalgia marketing in China

Allison Malmsten, media manager at daxue consulting, is talking with Grace Yu, project manager at daxue consulting, about nostalgia marketing in China. Our full findings are available for you to download! What is nostalgia marketing? Grace Yu: Nostalgia marketing is appealing to the emotions people felt between the ages of 12 and 22. During this […]

Keys to nostalgia marketing in China: Qualitative research on what makes Chinese millennials and gen Z nostalgic

Research on nostalgia in China

Nostalgia marketing aims to capture customers’ attention by appealing to cherished memories. Nostalgia marketing is done through returning to concepts from an earlier phase in target consumers’ lives like family, holidays, and school, through triggers like music, tastes and images, or through pairing with popular brands, products and icons from childhood and early adulthood. From […]

Douyin marketing in China: enormous opportunities for all kinds of brands

Douyin TikTok marketing in China

In recent years, China’s biggest tech giants have entered the Chinese short video industry one by one. ByteDance, B Station, Tencent, Baidu, Ali, Sina, Meitu, NetEase and 360 series are competing for attention in the short video industry. Among them is one of the most popular video platforms, Douyin, owned by ByteDance, is the China […]

A guide to live streaming in China

live-stream marketing in China

While most of the western internet users still associated live streaming with gaming and entertainment, it has become a ubiquitous shopping channel among Chinese online shoppers. What makes live streaming in China unique, and should brands be investing more in this marketing method? Live streaming is a shopping mode where live streamers, often times KOLs, broadcast […]

Official guide to brand storytelling in China

brand storytelling in China

Every brand has a story, and brands can narrate their story to engage with their audience. Through a narrative, an audience can become more sentimentally connected with a brand, which could in turn foster greater brand equity and loyalty. A strong brand storytelling in China goes beyond merely advertisement; brands that tell a story convey […]

Lesser known ride hailing platforms in the ride hailing market in China cause tight competition

lesser known ride hailing platforms China market

The ride hailing market in China is increasingly competitive and price-driven. Although DiDi has long held the largest share, lesser known ride hailing platforms in China are emerging to challenge the company’s dominance. With Geely’s Caocao Chuxing (曹操出行), Tencent and Alibaba-backed T3 Chuxing (T3出行), JD.com-backed Dida Chuxing(嘀嗒出行)entering the local ride hailing market with lower prices, […]

Daxue Talks 89: Online strategies for fashion brands in the Chinese market

STRATEGIES FOR FASHION BRANDS IN CHINA

In this episode, our guest Olivier Vérot from Gentleman Marketing Agency (GMA) talks about the online presence of fashion brands in the Chinese market. He explains the role of branded websites, describes the different SEO strategies, and shares information on how to open a Tmall store in China. Jump to questions: 0:00 Introduction 0:22 When […]

How brands can reach Chinese male beauty consumers

Marketing to reach Chinese male beauty consumers

A few years ago, the perception of beauty market was that it was a market primarily, if not strictly, for women. However, in recent years, the tides in China’s beauty market have begun to turn. Chinese men have become more aware of their appearance and have an increased need for beauty products. While beauty brands […]

What the success of bubble tea in China reveals about Chinese consumers

Bubble Tea in China

With more than 140.5 billion RMB of annual sales made by milk tea shops in 2019, the success of bubble tea in China is well proven. If you are lost among all the new entrants to the market, the latest innovations and the dynamics of the sector, this article retraces the history of bubble tea […]