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  The 7-day China National Day holiday, also known as “Golden Week” holiday is one of the biggest tourist seasons for Chinese people. According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the number of outbound tourists exceeded 7 million during the National Day holiday.   Chinese are increasingly choosing to travel long distances, especially abroad. […]

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WeChat continues to occupy Australian marketers’ attention and budgets when marketing to China, highlighting the need for greater education about the opportunities for targeting Chinese consumers.   This was a finding from United Media Solution’s Digital Marketing Accelerator program conducted in partnership with the South Australian chapter of the Australian China Business Council (ACBC).   […]

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Chinese consumers are as unique as the country’s social media landscape and brands need to be mindful of these complexities when launching campaigns, according to China market experts speaking at a recent event.   The event, the secret to success in China: Understanding Chinese consumers, was hosted by UMS in Sydney, to coincide with the […]

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UMS CEO Jessica Miao recently joined a panel discussion which explored the impact of digital innovation on industry and business and how brands can be more sustainable.   In this blog, she shares her thoughts on how businesses can ensure they establish and maintain sustainable strategies in China.   In China, we define a “sustainable” […]

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UMS CEO Jessica Miao recently spoke on a panel at an AustCham Shanghai event discussing the opportunities for international Food & Beverage brands in the China market.   The discussion highlighted some of the major challenges F&B brands face when preparing digital marketing campaigns for the China market.   Jessica identified four key points that […]

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  You’ve no doubt heard of Singles Day, otherwise known as 11.11 the online shopping extravaganza is one of the biggest sales events in the Chinese calendar. Not only does the event break sales records each year in China, it also eclipses all other sales events globally, including the US Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]

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Chinese students and their desire to study abroad is a major drawcard for Australian and New Zealand education institutes. In 2017, 608,400 Chinese students chose to study abroad, an increase of nearly 12% over the previous year, with the majority of those students self-paying for the experience.   For Chinese students, and their parents, studying […]

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The recent marketing and PR disasters suffered by Dolce & Gabbana and Zara have once again highlighted the importance of understanding your target market, particularly when it comes to China.   As one of the world’s largest fashion consumer markets, China is too big an opportunity for many fashion brands to ignore. China now accounts […]

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Marketing your brand to Chinese consumers is more important than ever as changes to Chinese laws mean daigou prices are on the rise and consumers will become more selective in their investments.   Australian and New Zealand brands have enjoyed immense success off the backs of daigou. These individuals, or networks, who buy and sell […]

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As China ushers in the Year of the Pig, UMS takes a look at the key consumer trends and behaviours that marketers need to consider in 2019.     1. Quality vs Quantity As the talk of China’s economic slowdown continues, Chinese consumers are shifting their focus from quantity to quality purchases. This year’s Spring […]

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