Is 小红书 (Little Red Book, aka RED) all it’s cracked up to be? Or is it just a flash in the pan, a one-hit wonder, an over-hyped fad, bound to go the way of Vine and MySpace? It’s hard to tell. One thing’s for sure – in the last few years, it’s gone from being a relatively niche platform, used almost exclusively to share cosmetics tips, to a full-blown social commerce powerhouse.
In Part 1 of our Tmall Live-Streaming guide, we introduced live commerce on Tmall, its rising significance for brands based in and outside of China, the various types of shoppers to target and a detailed step-by-step process on how to get started. Here in Part Two, we’re going to outline 12 best practices for maximum success, whether your brand is just starting or willing to take things to the next level.
In Part 1 of our 2022 Tmall Live-streaming Guide, we will detail what Live Commerce is, why brands should live-stream on Tmall, what sort of shoppers to expect when doing so, and the step-by-step process to getting a brand set up to live-stream on Tmall from opening an enterprise account and a live-streaming account to your first broadcast.
Social commerce – the overlap of shopping and community online – has come to the fore globally in the last couple of years. Partly due to the fact that it’s been literally impossible for most people to get out, shop, and socialise physically, and partly due to the changing digital media landscape, more and more people are choosing to buy things online.
The Rise and Future of Fintech in China
China’s Fintech industry is continuing to develop as more and more companies are looking to expand into this constantly growing market. With services such as mobile banking, insurance, virtual data rooms, Fintech M&A and wealth management, Fintech is now an integrated part of the day-to-day operations of e-commerce in China.
The rise of brand-savvy buyers has forever changed the way Chinese shoppers consume media, especially when it comes to beauty and cosmetics. To be successful within the Chinese cosmetics marketing, you don’t have to be a big cosmetic brand like L’Oréal, Estee Lauder or SK-II; smaller brands still have the opportunity to excel as long as they understand the value of personalization.
The Chinese mobile game industry has gained a lot of momentum over the past years and promoting your mobile game has become just as important as designing your levels or enhancing your user interface. Given the enormous size and growing popularity of the gaming world, brands have started spending more money to come up with creative ideas to market their games.
In the race to go digital – while pursuing likes, shares, followers, clicks and reposts – it’s vital for brands to make sure that they have a diversified Key Opinion Leader – KOL campaign strategy. The concept behind the influencer industry is far from new with celebrities providing an extra shove to a brand’s reputation.