How the Zero-COVID lockdown impacted the Chinese economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused not only a public health crisis, but also an economic crisis across the globe. According to the International Monetary Fund, the median global GDP dropped by 12% from 2019 to 2020. When Omicron became the dominant variant, most countries started loosening their restrictions as the new variant is less deadly, […]

The Zero-COVID lockdown’s long-term impact on Chinese consumption

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 and the consequent containment measures have forced consumers to stay at home, as a result, shopping habits significantly shifted. Indeed, the pandemic accelerated health awareness in China: fitness and weight have become some of the hottest topics on social media platforms like Weibo, Douyin, Xiaohongshu, and WeChat, […]

Neiwai: China market case study of a women-empowerment lingerie brand

Neiwai

Neiwai is a Chinese lingerie brand launched in 2012 with the aspiration to create lingerie & loungewear that free wearer’s bodies and minds. The lingerie brand started only selling online and now has grown into a well-established brand with a full range of leisure-wear lines. Now Neiwai has over 110 stores covering more than 30 […]

China Guochao Marketing Report

Download our report on Guochao marketing in China Guochao (literally “national trend”) refers to the increase in consumer favoritism towards Chinese brands, designs, and culture. Guochao consumers embrace Chinese cultural designs and products made in China. To learn more about China’s Guochao trend, we conducted in-depth interviews with Chinese gen-z from all over the country. […]

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 […]

WeChat mini-programs 2020: What your brand should know about this daily-life essential

WeChat Mini-programs 2020 report by daxue consulting

WeChat mini-programs (MPs) are “sub-applications” within the WeChat ecosystem. They enable to provide advanced features to users such as e-commerce, task management, and coupons. More and more people use WeChat MPs in their everyday life. Whether it is to pay bills, play games, order a taxi or book a doctor’s appointment, there’s a mini-program for […]

Private Traffic in China: Own your customer traffic

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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 […]