What made Double 11 2020 break records: Sales stats and new trends

Double 11 2020 image from NiPic.com

November 11th, also known as “Guang Gun Jie”, was invented at first to celebrate singles’ day, as opposed to Valentine’s Day. In order to boost sales, Alibaba turned it in to a shopping festival in 2009, in which year it earned a total revenue of 50 million RMB. From then on, each year brought more […]

The 8 China market trends experts predict for 2021

2021 China market trends

Key insights from ChoZan’s brand new 570+ pages report unveiled It’s no question that the pandemic has brought drastic changes to our lives, be it social distancing, working from home, etc. Many businesses and people’s livelihoods are suffering. Just as we are powering through this difficult time, we turn our attention to it’s a good […]

What Chinese netizens say about the US 2020 election

What Chinese netizens say about the US 2020 election

On Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the 2020 US Presidential Election drew attention from all around the world, including China. Considering the tense relationship between the two countries, it is not surprising. This year’s election was the hottest foreign-political topic on Chinese social media, even more heated than the 2016 election. Through social media listening, we can […]

Double 11 marketing strategies: Competing in the world’s largest shopping event

11.11 marketing strategies in China

Double 11, also known as Singles’ Day, is the largest e-commerce day in China. It started as an annual discount event that only happened on Tmall, but now it has become a national shopping festival through all Chinese e-commerce platforms. Each year, we see an evolution of Double 11 marketing strategies from brands. In 2020, […]

Xiaohongshu is becoming a giant in both social media and e-commerce | Daxue Consulting

Little Red Book app

Latest facts and insights about Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) 2020. Social media platforms like WeChat and Sina Weibo, as well as e-commerce marketplaces like Taobao,  are no strangers to foreign marketers. Compared to these well-known names, Xiaohongshu (小红书, also known as Little Red Book or RED) is relatively less talked about. In this insights report, […]

The commercialization of the Bilibili, gen z’s favorite Chinese video platform

Bilibili the Chinese video platform

What is Bilibili? Bilibili (哔哩哔哩 in Chinese, also known as B Site) is one of the most popular video sharing platforms in China. Users can submit, view, and add commentary subtitles on videos. After more than ten years of development, the video platform built an ecosystem that continuously produces high-quality content around users and creators. This platform […]

Feeling the beats of the Chinese rap culture

Rap music in China

Chinese rap and hip-hop music slowly emerged in the late 80s, along with the establishment of the Juliana Club in Beijing. In 1984, the club is the only one in Mainland China to welcome foreign DJs, who began to play rap on a daily basis. Chinese rap culture gives a space for Chinese subcultures to […]

Guide to China omni-channel marketing | Finding a path through China’s complex O2O ecosystem

China omni-channel marketing

In 2015, China omni-channel marketing and O2O became the key words of the retail industry. Brick-and-mortal retail companies opened up online channels, e-commerce companies have joined with brick-and-mortal retail companies to exploit the offline battlefield. This blending of online and offline, and omni-channel approach is also known as new retail in China. “In the next […]

KOC marketing in China often gets more bang for the buck than KOL marketing

KOC marketing in China

KOC marketing in China is gaining popularity due to the rise of big data platforms and new demands from young consumers. Chinese KOCs (Key Opinion Consumers), are regular consumers who love to share their true product reviews on popular social media. Although most KOCs don’t have a large fan base, they are the key for […]

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 […]