WECHAT Archive

David Henriques

With the rise of social media in this digital era, it’s no surprise that the fast-moving influencer industry has developed at an even more advanced pace. The digital age has seen a shift in marketing with the presence of KOL. KOL, better known as Key Opinion Leaders, are what consumers are drifting towards in hopes of finding some authenticity from the traditional approach of digital advertising.…

David Henriques

Since its official launch in 2011, WeChat has become one of the most indispensable social media platforms in China and most businesses with their eyes on the Chinese market will have heard of WeChat by now. WeChat marketing offers a dynamic way to connect with customers, bring brand awareness and collect consumer feedback. For Chinese consumers, it’s become something of an essential service, which means your brand really needs an effective strategy for the platform if you’re looking to succeed in China.…

David Henriques

WeChat, the ever-present social networking app, with over 1 billion users, has brands scrambling to set up shop and optimize new ways of engaging with their audience through this all-encompassing platform. WeChat continues to seek opportunities to evolve and finally outdid itself by venturing into e-commerce and even live-streaming. And it makes a great deal of sense as to why WeChat Mini Program has gained a lot of traction.…

Stefan Kingham
Social Media Impact Report 2017

Kantar, the data, insight and consultancy division of WPP, has released its fourth annual China Social Media Impact report.

As opposed to other social media reports published during the year, Kantar’s impact report specifically focuses on qualitative research analysis and attempts to understand the reasons behind certain increases or decreases in user penetration or monthly active users, for instance.…

Stefan Kingham
Foreigners on WeChat

If you enjoy reading our articles but don’t live in China, you might wonder why so much of our content is focused on WeChat.

Well, in the same way that it’s pretty much impossible for foreigners to avoid ever using Facebook, be it in a personal or professional capacity, WeChat has absolutely taken China by storm and locals aren’t the only ones using it.…

Stefan Kingham
WeChat mini-app stores banner

If you’ve been a regular reader for some time now, you might recall a piece we wrote back in September 2016 on the imminent release of WeChat mini-apps and how they were going to change the world.

It turns out we and most other digital experts completely overestimated the feature as mini-apps have been nothing short of a flop since landing on WeChat in January 2017.

Stefan Kingham
WeChat Wallet Banner

Greetings fellow marketers and WeChat enthusiasts, today we’re going to be discussing WeChat’s main feature, the WeChat Pay, and taking a closer look at the way it functions in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

While the WeChat Pay may seem like old news to those of you who’ve been living in Mainland China for several years now, it’s steadily making a name for itself in Hong Kong and is thus far relatively unknown abroad.…

Stefan Kingham
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Calling all SEO wizards, WeChat enthusiasts and social marketing aficionados!

Today we’ll be diving into the little-known world of WeChat SEO in order to gain a better understanding of WeChat’s current search functions, interpret the manner in which WeChat content is ranked within WeChat search and provide you with suggestions regarding the optimization of your WeChat public account.…