Short-Video App Kuaishou Takes on China’s Tech Giants for the Lunar New Year

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Over the past five years, China’s Spring Festival holiday has become a battleground among the country’s biggest internet companies, and as new technologies such as short video become increasingly popular, the fronts are shifting. Read More

2020 Trends in Content + Commerce Integration in China

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Before the new year, we reviewed some of the top trends in brand integration in China over the course of 2019, and now it’s time to look ahead to what we think will be key drivers influencing the merger between content and commerce in the coming year and beyond Read More

2019 in Review: China’s Top Trends in Content + Commerce 

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As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the key ways in which brands sought to resonate with China’s consumers through entertainment and other content-driven marketing strategies. Read More

Sharing Luxury Lifestyles With Chinese Consumers: Q&A With Sarah Zhang of House Films

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We caught up with Zhang to discuss the trajectory of her work on branded content in China and House Films' latest offering, “Yacht Life: Love the Ocean.” Read More

How Tencent Is Gearing Up to Celebrate the Lunar New Year With Brands

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Last month, Tencent released a comprehensive marketing overview of how it will deploy its extensive media resources to help brands to increase their visibility during the crowded, and increasingly digital, holiday season. Read More

How Brands Starred at the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

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A record 34 brands participated as sponsors of this year’s Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, which took place from November 19-23 in the coastal city of Xiamen, wrapping up with the ceremony for the domestic film industry’s most important awards.  Read More

How L’Oréal Won Singles’ Day 

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Beauty was one of the top sales categories in the record-setting 2019 Singles’ Day sales, with four of the 15 brands that surpassed RMB 1 billion ($142 million) in sales on Alibaba platforms coming from that sector. At the top of the list this year was L’Oreal Paris, which employed a variety of techniques to draw Chinese consumers. Read More

What Brands Need to Know About Short Video and Douyin: Q&A With Qumin’s Arnold Ma

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CBI caught up with Arnold Ma, CEO and founder of the China-focused digital marketing agency Qumin, to discuss how short video is changing China’s social media landscape and the prospects for brands interested in working with these new platforms. Read More

Lion vs. Cat: Suning and Hunan Satellite TV Team Up to Challenge Alibaba’s Singles’ Day Entertainment Gala

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Retailer Suning launched a televised extravaganza for Singles' Day this year, partnering with the entertainment powerhouse Hunan Satellite TV to produce a broadcast in direct competition with Alibaba’s long-running show. Read More

How iQiyi Aims to Help Brands Boost Their Presence

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Video-streaming service iQiyi held its annual iJoy Conference in Shanghai last month, where it shared content plans for 2020 and marketing developments relevant to brands and other partners. Read More