Asia

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.

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Indonesia and Instagram: Ready For E-Commerce Takeoff

Nov 6, 2014 - Indonesia is a country with a passion for social media, and Instagram is the latest platform being embraced by online retailers to market their wares. Comments

The Roller Coaster Ride to Digital Transformation

shutterstock-196696478 Nov 5, 2014 - For some organizations, digital transformation is a terrifying change. Dominic James outlines the steps for how to best implement that change. Comments

Hai Tao: Chinese Shopping Goes Global

e-commerce-china-shutterstock-183290903 Nov 4, 2014 - China's overseas shopping movement is set to take off – but online payment options for Chinese shoppers remains the biggest obstacle. Comments

Mobile Phones and Pizza Delivery

31oct14-scott-heron-mobile-and-pizza-hell-pizza-grab-1 Nov 2, 2014 - Mobile penetration rates and smartphone usage are driving different types of marketing initiatives – including some innovating examples in pizza delivery – but there is still considerable untapped potential for the future. Comments

Mobile "Wake-Up Call" for Digital Marketers as Asia Leads Smartphone Use

mobilephone77 Oct 29, 2014 - Asia’s fast-growing mobile consumer base represents a huge opportunity for digital marketers, making an effective mobile Web presence critical. Comments

Targeted International Content Marketing Key to Reaching Local Audiences

shutterstock-216001018-mount-fuji-jpg Oct 28, 2014 - For effective international content marketing, understanding local interests and audiences is key. Comments

Apple Pay: Game Changer? Not in Asia

shutterstock-173434367 Oct 27, 2014 - Apple’s foray into the mobile payment space with Apple Pay is long awaited, by both Apple fans and the industry, but is it a game changer? Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

Taking the Plunge Into Asia-Pacific

shutterstock-146264012-dive Oct 26, 2014 - Digital platforms offer the perfect opportunity to test a marketing campaign for new Asian markets. Comments

What Do the Changes to Baidu Paid Search Mean for Marketers?

baidu-logo Oct 23, 2014 - China's Internet search engine, Baidu, has introduced two key changes offering better search services for advertisers. Comments

Software, Social Media, and E-Commerce: The Digital Rise Continues in the East

china-technology-shutterstock-189055118 Oct 23, 2014 - Asia has a thriving and innovative digital landscape that goes well beyond the traditional social media and e-commerce platforms of the West. Comments

Japan’s Line Gets Ready for Its Next Act: Becoming a Global Tech Player

shutterstock-131306483-japan-s-line Oct 22, 2014 - It is the world's third largest app, and yet few have heard of Japan's Line outside of Asia. Comments

Uber Hong Kong Partners With Culinary Start-Up to Test On-Demand Services

uber-logo Oct 22, 2014 - In partnership with a cook-your-own-dinner start-up, Uber is attempting to move beyond ride sharing in Hong Kong with an on-demand delivery services promotion. Comments

True Viral Cannot Be Planned

shutterstock-107315543-viral Oct 21, 2014 - As a recent viral advertisement for a technical college in China shows, there is no rhyme or reason when it comes to what campaigns get picked up by the masses. Comments

The First Month in Start-Up/SME Marketing (Part 4)

social-media-strategy Oct 20, 2014 - The fourth installment of this five-part series on start-up marketing looks at how marketers can focus on getting noticed for their content and as a result contribute to lead generation and the business pipeline. Comments

Localization Is the Key to Going Global

globalization-localization-shutterstock-154841003 Oct 16, 2014 - As you take your first steps as an international exporter, be sure to research your global markets and in turn localize your website and social media channels. Comments

Thailand's Digital Landscape

thailand-digital-shutterstock-199213379 Oct 15, 2014 - Thailand might be best known for its beaches, but it also has a rich and innovative digital marketing space. Comments

Social TV: Myth or Reality?

multiscreen-shutterstock-208553221 Oct 14, 2014 - Brands need to prepare for a multi-medium world by integrating strategies that incorporate both offline and online screen use. Comments

Navigating the Great Firewall of China

great-firewall-of-china-shutterstock-184555505 Oct 13, 2014 - Just as it was important for those who traded with China in ancient times to understand how to use the Great Wall to their advantage, today's Great Firewall works the same way. Comments

Using Mobile Video to Seize Competitive Advantage in India

india-urbanization-shutterstock-147091049 Oct 13, 2014 - Urbanization and other lifestyle trends in India are creating huge opportunities for mobile as a premium channel for online video. Comments

BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

blackberry-indonesia-shutterstock-145212790 Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

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