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United Media Solution BLOG

United Media Solution BLOG

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Each month this blog will share the latest insights, trends, and data about the China market. It will also showcase social media reports and case studies to reveal the strategies that brands are employing to find success in the Middle Kingdom.

As a valued friend of United Media Solution (UMS), we want to help you stay up-to-date with China’s unique and fast moving market.

If you need to talk to China, talk with us!

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Responding to the coronavirus: strategic brand advice

  For overseas brands, concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak in China have brought difficulties to many industries, while others are experiencing success and opportunities due to crisis preparedness. So, what have these organisations done to thrive, and what can other businesses do differently to match their success? UMS has researched and gathered valuable insights into […]

Coronavirus 2020: How the aviation industry should respond

  A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the airline industry as Chinese travel collapses and travel restrictions are enforced, causing many airlines to temporarily cancel their flights to and from mainland China, until the coronavirus epidemic is contained. Although the coronavirus has caused significant interruptions within Asia, the effects on the industry are expected to […]

Is the Alibaba 11.11 event worth it for brands?

Alibaba’s annual Singles Day e-commerce festival generated a record $30.8 billion (RMB 213.5 billion) in sales, but is the shopping festival a good idea for brands?     Alibaba’s 2018 11.11 event once again eclipsed all records from previous years with sales surpassing $155 million (RMB 1 billion) within the first 20 seconds and $1 […]

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The rise of China’s “cloud tourism”and case studies

This article was created by Cecilia Zhang who leads the UMS connect team. The team work with the clients closely on media and KOL strategies, plannings and executions. You can contact Cecilia via email: Cecilia.zhang@umssocial.com. China’s cloud economy is accelerating faster than ever with businesses becoming digitally capable in a matter of months. The Covid-19 […]

ACBC webinar: doing business in the aftermath of the Covid-19

This article was created by Richard Zhu, who leads UMS Establish team that provides China consultancy and advisory services. You can contact Richard via email: zhu@umssocial.com. As the Covid-19 outbreak steadily subsides in China, international brands are now facing a set of new challenges as the virus spreads elsewhere. At UMS, my team and I have […]

WeChat live streaming is here – Is your brand ready?

There is no question that over the past five years, live streaming in China’s online ecosystem has taken the market by storm, completely revolutionising the way people interact with brands, purchase products and discover new ones. This sales-boosting strategy has proven extremely effective on e-commerce sites for brands during the Singles Day, the biggest shopping […]

AFFINITÀ partner launches new customer experience hub

  For nearly a year, United Media Solution (UMS) has been part of AFFINITÀ, a network of entrepreneurial, independent agencies hand-picked for their energy, expertise and effectiveness. Through AFFINITÀ, UMS has been able to further reach new clients across the globe, helping them to achieve their China-focused goals.   As part of the global independent […]

Coronavirus 2020: How the aviation industry should respond

  A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the airline industry as Chinese travel collapses and travel restrictions are enforced, causing many airlines to temporarily cancel their flights to and from mainland China, until the coronavirus epidemic is contained. Although the coronavirus has caused significant interruptions within Asia, the effects on the industry are expected to […]

Coronavirus 2020: Risk identification for international trade

  The coronavirus outbreak has caused strain for many industries, but overall impacts depend on how the virus is contained and its severity continues. The FMCG industry is among those feeling the most pressure from the outbreak, due to lower exports of good to China, logistical issues and shipment delays. However, within the FMCG industry, […]

Coronavirus 2020: How the education industry should respond

  As the coronavirus continues to grip many industries around the world, the time to revisit strategies in China has never been more crucial. The education industry, one of the most severely impacted sectors, has seen many Chinese students unable to travel due to travel restrictions and policy changes, with some cancelling their study plans […]

Coronavirus 2020: How the tourism industry should respond

  The coronavirus outbreak is significantly impacting global tourism with the population in China essentially on lock down until it subsides. Developing during Chinese New Year, one of the biggest human migrations in the world with roughly 7 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad, the outbreak saw many Chinese change their travel plans, with […]

Responding to the coronavirus: strategic brand advice

  For overseas brands, concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak in China have brought difficulties to many industries, while others are experiencing success and opportunities due to crisis preparedness. So, what have these organisations done to thrive, and what can other businesses do differently to match their success? UMS has researched and gathered valuable insights into […]

China’s digital market in 2020 – consumers, content and trends

  Jessica Miao, CEO of China digital marketing agency, United Media Solution, shares her thoughts on what trends companies can expect in China in 2020 and how they will shape the market.   The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has already had a significant impact on 2020 and its effects on international brands and China’s economy […]