5 Things everyone gets wrong when starting a business in China

starting a business in China

Starting a business in China is a brave and bold move. It requires sacrificing an average of 70 hours a week for several years. This, in essence, is what most startups fail to recognize. Success doesn’t come overnight. So, if you are looking to open a new chapter in life and start a business, here […]

L’Oréal in China: 23 successful brands and 6 marketing methods

L’Oréal in China

L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetic company, entered China’s market in 1997. Since then, L’Oréal in China has expanded and become one of the nation’s most loved and purchased luxury cosmetic brands, with China its second largest market in the world. “I believe that one day China will become the No.1 country in the world in terms of […]

Coronavirus Crisis Management | Four brands that have done it right

coronavirus crisis management in China

How should brands communicate to Chinese customers during the Coronavirus outbreak? While the epidemic is expanding globally, Chinese economy is gradually emerging from its lethargy. After the country’s quarantine has just ended, Chinese consumer behavior is no longer the same as before. During the epidemic, we have seen giant brands cutting down their operation like […]

Tips on business management during the Coronavirus from entrepreneurs in China

Management tips during the Coronavirus outbreak

We asked entrepreneurs in China how they coped with the Coronavirus outbreak Our research on crisis management in China has already suggested the most important strategies to ensure business continuity include; embracing social responsibility, adopting technology, caring for employees, and adapting your purpose to new market demands. However to take our research one step further, […]

The flower Market in China: How one brand captured the online market

Chinese flower market

The adornment of flowers is essential in Chinese festivals. During these festivals, copious amounts of flowers cover buildings and streets. Outside of these festivals, flowers are often given as gifts on special occasions. As symbols of love and happiness, flowers are welcomed by everyone. However, few people notice the Chinese flower market or flower suppliers […]

Branding in China: Connecting directly to Chinese consumers

branding in china

To successfully develop a brand in China, it is not enough to take a short-term outlook and try to sell into every available market. Doing so risk eroding long-term prospects. So, some brands sell directly to Chinese consumers through direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels while branding in China. International brands like Nike or Louis Vuitton have already […]

Private Traffic in China: Own your customer traffic

private traffic in China

Private traffic, known as 私域流量 in Chinese, is a trending term among China marketers in 2019 and 2020. Private traffic is a marketing method where communication with customers is funneled into private pools on platforms that allow brands to have full control without costs of third-party platforms. This way, brands can systematically reach users at […]

Hello Kitty in China: Case study of an iconic character

Hello Kitty in China

Hello Kitty, a well-known Japanese character that is enormously popular in China. Today it appears on every conceivable product, ranging from pencil cases and chainsaws to passenger jets. The phenomena of Hello Kitty in China is worth studying because of its success and popularity among women and children. Hello Kitty’s history Hello Kitty is a […]

Ralph Lauren China | Case study of a late entrant in luxury

Ralph Lauren in China

Ralph Lauren: Late arrival in China Ralph Lauren Corporation is an upscale American lifestyle company and fashion retailer founded by American designer Ralph Lauren. The company focuses on high-end clothes for men and women. Widely recognized for its Polo Ralph Lauren flagship label, Ralph Lauren Corporation also manages several other brands. Ralph Lauren in China […]

Louis Vuitton in China: The king of luxury brands in China

Louis Vuitton in China

Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly known as Louis Vuitton or LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The brand’s products range from luxury suitcases and leather goods shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and even books. Since first entering the market in 1992, Louis Vuitton has been in China for 28 years. […]