Erke’s 尔克 marketing strategy in China: integrating CSR and domestic sport initiatives

Erke’s marketing strategy in China

Erke 尔克 is a Chinese sportswear brand, founded in June 2000 with a headquarter in Xiamen. Erke products include sports shoes, sportswear and various sports-related products: bags, caps, sports equipment, sports protective gear. Most of Erke’s stores are located in second- and third-tier Chinese cities, targeting students and athletes.  The Chinese sportswear brand has recently […]

China’s Digital Marketing Ecosystem in 2021

China's digital marketing ecosystem in 2021

This article on China’s digital marketing ecosystem in 2021 was published in the 2021 spring edition of the German Chamber Ticker, download the Ticker Magazine here! The events of 2020 did not change the trajectory of Chinese e-commerce, but rather accelerated the country’s consumption to a digital future that was, sooner or later, inevitable. As we […]

How China celebrates International Women’s Day

How Chinese celebrate International Women's Day

In 1908, more than 15,000 women marched in NYC demanding more appropriate working hours, better pay and voting rights. Three years later in 1911, Clara Zetkin, the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, suggested that there should be a celebration of women every year in every country. International Women’s […]

Perfect Diary case study: How this Chinese makeup brand got to the top

Perfect Diary Private Traffic

The c-beauty brand Perfect Diary is one of the first Chinese cosmetics brands to go global. The rise of this Chinese cosmetics brand started on its home soil of China, using the strategies of KOL marketing, co-branding, and private traffic. This Perfect Diary case study dissects how the brand became so popular so fast. Since […]

Ingredient-based skincare market in China reaching Chinese “Skintellectuals”

ingredient-based premium skincare marketing in China

A new term on the Chinese internet is 成分党, pronounced “cheng fen dang”, which points to the tribe of skincare consumers in China known as “Skintellectuals”. This consumer tribe are ingredients-oriented and thoroughly research skincare products before purchasing. The ingredient-based skincare market in China precisely targets this knowledgeable consumer group. Like makeup, skincare, selfies, topics […]

The 10 most epic China marketing campaigns of 2020

most epic China marketing campaigns of 2020

2020 was an all-around difficult year. But during the turmoil of a global pandemic and a global economic crisis, there were brands who still insisted in spreading the messages of hope and empowerment. There were also brands that uplifted us with their creativity and adaptability, and provided new products that resonated with Chinese culture on […]

The craze for e-commerce gamification in China, from charity to double 11

e-commerce gamification in China

E-commerce gamification in China was one of the top marketing strategies during Double 11 2020. Consumers are exposed to more stimulation than ever before. Thus, the traditional marketing tools like TV commercials don’t work like they used to. Companies have found more creative and engaging ways to capture consumers’ attention, which lead to the rise […]

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, […]