Asia Pacific boasts more than one billion people online and the stats for mobile is just as staggering with one billion mobile subscribers in China alone. But China, India, Japan and emerging Southeast Asia markets like Indonesia are so diverse culturally as well as in digital marketing development. This section will keep you on the pulse with the latest and most pertinent insights from local experts in each of the markets.


Tweets of the Week: AMAs and Adele keep brands rocking, while also saying thanks

Nov 25, 2015 - Between "The American Music Awards," "Dancing With the Stars", and the launch of Adele's record-breaking album "25," Twitter was awash with singing and dancing this week. Oh and don't forget the Thanksgiving turkey! Comments

How brands promoted themselves in the lead up to Alibaba's Singles Day

asos-gif-singles-day-love Nov 23, 2015 - Thousands of brands participate in Alibaba's e-commerce shopping holiday, Singles Day. Here is how ASOS, Xiaomi, and Zalora have found ways to stand out from the crowd. Comments

Technology and innovation open new opportunities for O2O retail, starting in Asia

google-eddystone-overall-graphic-070915 Nov 22, 2015 - New technology, like Google's Physical Web, combined with other e-commerce innovations from Asia, signify the evolution of O2O as a dominant force within the retail marketing sphere. Comments

Eliminating the fear factor of programmatic buying in China

youku-tudou-game-app Nov 17, 2015 - Brands need not be afraid of programmatic buying in China if they understand the difference between real time buying and more premium, targeted models. Comments

How to use Pinterest Group Boards to drive traffic and increase engagement

pinterest-fashion-popular-500 Nov 16, 2015 - Here's how you can effectively use Group Boards on Pinterest and leverage the social platform as a marketing channel, to increase engagement and drive traffic to brands' websites. Comments

Why have QR codes taken off in China?

qr-codes-in-china-clickz-live-screenshot Nov 15, 2015 - In China, brands are using QR codes for everything – from digital campaigns, to branding, to content marketing and O2O e-commerce strategies. And it's all because of WeChat. Comments

Social messaging: East versus West

social-media-messaging Nov 12, 2015 - As social messaging continues to grow, what are the differences between the West and the East, and can one learn from the other? Comments

How China's Singles Day smashed global e-commerce sales records

alibaba-singles-day-final-screen Nov 12, 2015 - Mobile, pre-sales marketing and a live television gala event starring James Bond, were just some of the elements making this year's Alibaba Singles Day event another record-breaker. Comments

How Alibaba's annual shopping festival is revolutionizing e-commerce

alibaba-singles-day-logo Nov 9, 2015 - Alibaba wants to change the world's e-commerce landscape, using its Singles Day on November 11 as a springboard. Comments

Tweets of the week: Rugby World Cup and a race that stops a nation

tow-all-blacks-winning-tweet Nov 5, 2015 - Because Australia and New Zealand battled it out in the rugby and the first female jockey won the Melbourne Cup, sport was a major part of this week's Tweets in the Asia-Pacific region. Comments

3 tips for creating compelling visual content on social media

visual-content-flickr-926890-640 Nov 4, 2015 - As users continue to adopt a mobile-first approach to online access, marketers need to create more compelling content for visual platforms like Instagram to engage consumers. Comments

Localization is FXCM's key to success in Asia

fxcm-logo Nov 3, 2015 - New York-listed FXCM has a long history in Asia. Its localization strategy, under APAC marketing director, Ashley Chun, has been vital. Comments

Staying relevant in a mobile, multichannel, data-driven world

times-are-changing Nov 3, 2015 - In a digital world of ongoing change, lead nurturing, segmentation, and the effective creation of quality content are essential in order to help your business stay relevant. Comments

Facebook launches slideshow for video content in emerging markets

slideshow-coke-studio-africa-500 Oct 30, 2015 - Facebook's new slideshow image tool will be welcomed by brands that hope to serve up more video content to consumers in emerging markets. Comments

How Uber thinks locally to expand globally

uber-logo-black-background Oct 28, 2015 - Asia Pacific's diverse markets mean a localization strategy is an imperative part of Uber's marketing and expansion plans for the region. Comments

The human behind the device: achieving and measuring true engagement

flickr-edward-blake-digital-engagement Oct 28, 2015 - Because content engagement is difficult to measure with concrete accuracy, brands must initiate and moderate genuine conversations to validate contact with individual consumers. Comments

10 tips for Hollywood-style social storytelling

walt-disney-flickr Oct 27, 2015 - Content marketers can learn a lot from the formulaic success of Hollywood blockbuster movies, delegates at ClickZ Live Singapore have been told. Comments

3 ways organizations can improve digital strategy

rupa-rajamani-czlsg Oct 26, 2015 - Organizational support from the top down, content marketing and mobile are three steps to a successful digital strategy, said experts at ClickZ Live Singapore. Comments

Setting up email CRM to drive the purchase journey

drive-flickr-21064361398-a74abd4e0e-z Oct 20, 2015 - As CRM makes a comeback, here are five tips for setting up strong, foundational systems and data to drive and engage consumers towards e-commerce. Comments

Marketing takeaways from design thinking

whistlers-mom-flickr-3961139526-1aa188610d-z Oct 18, 2015 - As marketers, it's easy to get stuck in campaign cycles and budgets, which is why a design thinking mindset can offer new ways of combating marketing challenges. Comments

How brands use WeChat for impact and engagement

wechat-kate-spade-sky-lantern Oct 15, 2015 - WeChat is China's most indispensable app. Here is a look at how brands from Kate Spade to Chanel are using this versatile platform to market to Chinese consumers. Comments

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