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Working with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) to help brands promote their products and services as an effective marketing strategy has been adopted by many western marketers who are trying to connect with Chinese consumers. Some are still new to the game and eager to find out about China’s powerful KOLs.   In September, UMS organised […]

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  UMS CEO Jessica Miao has appeared on the China Path Podcast to discuss digital marketing and social media in China.   The podcast, which is created by the Australia China Business Council, aims to provide China business advice to Australian businesses to help deepen their engagement with the country’s largest trading partner – China. […]

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Client: Lion Group Project: Farmers Union AFL Live Streaming Campaign     Lion, one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, was looking to raise awareness of its yogurt brand Farmers Union among Chinese consumers. However, faced with China’s hugely competitive dairy market, Farmers Union needed a way to stand out and cut through the […]

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Forget live streaming and long video content, it’s all about short-form video and China’s hot new app Douyin.   Douyin, which is called Tik Tok in other markets, has skyrocketed in popularity in China with consumers embracing the short video platform.   The app, which has been described as a mix between Snapchat and Musical.ly […]

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There’s no denying the power and influence of China’s Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).  The combination of Chinese consumers distrust of advertising messages and their preference for word-of-mouth marketing, has created the perfect environment for KOLs to thrive.   China’s KOLs have amassed huge power and influence in the market and many Western marketers are keen […]

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Health awareness among Chinese consumers has been rising steadily for the last few years. As China’s middle classes have seen their disposable incomes increase in size, so too have their waistlines, leading to an increase in overweight people.   A report by McKinsey revealed 30% of Chinese adults (or 320 million people) are overweight, while […]

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With more than 100 million registered users, it is impossible for marketers to ignore fitness app Keep, however, is the app right for every brand? Chinese fitness and gym workout app Keep has become a massive success story in China. Launching just over three years ago, the app has built an engaged following with more […]

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UMS Founder and General Manager Jessica Miao recently attended Nottingham University China Campus to present a keynote lecture on digital marketing.                                     Jessica’s lecture, which was titled: HOW TO MANAGE DIGITAL MARKETING ON A GLOBAL SCALE, provided insights and advice […]

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Is it time for brands to stop trying to compete with all the noise on WeChat and Weibo and create strategic partnerships with smaller apps and social media platforms? The 846 million active users on WeChat are hard to ignore, but the costs required to stand out are making the platform less attractive, particularly to […]

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