In Part 1 of our guide to Weibo advertising, we introduced the types of ads available to businesses, their advantages and disadvantages, and their unique features. In Part 2 of our guide, we are going to explore how to target an audience on Weibo, how to maximize effective reach, the bidding process, and the account registration process.
Weibo, China’s second-largest social media platform (after WeChat), is essential territory for companies that wish to run effective advertising campaigns in China. Although Twitter-style micro-blogging is at its heart, the platform involves so much more than the oft-touted, erroneous analogy, ‘China’s Twitter’. In fact, Weibo has a wide range of features, from fully-integrated e-commerce to news feeds, from gaming to video feeds.
To operate a successful marketing campaign in China, you will need to adapt to the nuances of the marketplace. As part of your strategy, you should consider using Baidu Ads. While Baidu SEO is essential, Baidu advertising can also generate high-quality leads and promote brand awareness when implemented effectively.
In this article, we will run you through the steps on how to set up a Baidu Ads (SEM/PPC) campaign, explain what restrictions are in place, and highlight the ad display options that are available to you with Baidu.
In-Feed ads are one of the most popular ads types nowadays, and many companies have gradually shifted from search ads to in-feed ads. Because of this, in-feed advertisers need to stay ahead of the industry trend especially in the fierce competitive environment like China. They also need to understand potential competitors through a systematic competitor analysis, which involves industry market, product strategy, user audience, and ad placement strategy.
If you’re a business that is new to the Chinese market, or even if you’ve familiar with how the advertising industry works in China, Toutiao may have not been on your radar for the list of platforms to advertise your business. The Toutiao app, which is a popular destination for finding and curating content, offers a unique way for your business to showcase itself with its unique way of displaying ads.
If you truly want to connect with your target audience, you need to share with them on a regular basis. One of the most powerful ways to do this is through visual content. You could publish an article or share a picture, but one of the more personalized forms of consumer advertising is through video. That’s why it’s not too hard to see why TikTok is so popular these days — for one thing, it’s an easy-to-digest format that gives you an immersive full-screen interface of funny and interesting short clips.