Up to 43 percent of the world's online population will reside in Asia by 2013, according to projections from Forrester Research. And China will account for 17 percent of the global online population.
In mobile, eMarketer forecasts China will have 1.3 billion subscribers and 957 million mobile Web users by 2014. The consultancy projects there will be more people accessing the Web on their cell phones in the country than the entire population of the U.S. in 2010.
Other digital marketing facts in Asia include:
With the myriad of online marketing developments coming out of Asia, it's critical to cover this important region by providing commentary, how to's, and case studies by and for digital marketers here.
Under my role as Asia bureau editor, we will launch ClickZ Asia with the goal to serve marketers in the region by providing you with up-to-date insights and share best practices about digital marketing trends, including search, mobile, social media, e-mail marketing, and analytics.
Express Your Interest as a ClickZ Asia Columnist
We are recruiting experienced marketing practitioners in the region to write for us. We are looking for fresh information, viewpoints, and experiences from people in the trenches of the Internet marketing and advertising industry.
These stories should be told in the first person, representing real situations you or your company encountered. We also welcome advice you have for other marketers, including tips and tricks for doing their jobs better, and other resources to help guide them.
We are initially seeking marketing practitioners with expertise in these areas: search, mobile marketing, e-mail marketing, emerging marketing, and media planning and buying.
Please include a brief bio, contact details, such as e-mail and phone number, and send them to me.
Call for Speakers: SES Hong Kong
In September 13-14, 2010, SES Hong Kong, ClickZ's sister brand, will be holding a search marketing conference covering topics such as search marketing, analytics best practices, and the business value of social media.
If you would like to speak at this event attended by C-level marketers, brand managers, and agency professionals, please refer to the speaker guidelines. Or if you would like to attend, you can find more information, including the lineup of speakers and programs, on the SES website.
With your support, we hope to build ClickZ Asia as the voice for digital marketers in Asia Pacific and fulfill ClickZ's mission to help online marketers and advertisers do their jobs better.
Meet Your Favorite ClickZ Contributors
Many of ClickZ's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Jeremy Hull, Lisa Raehsler, Andrew Goodman, Bryan Eisenberg, Mathew Sweezey, Aaron Kahlow, Stephanie Miller, Simms Jenkins, Jeanne S. Jennings, Dave Hendricks and more!
Adaline Lau, ClickZ Asia editor, oversees day-to-day editorial operations covering digital marketing from search to social media, mobile to analytics in the region. Before ClickZ, she was senior reporter at Marketing Magazine and has worked as a journalist for The Singapore Marketer and Asia Pacific Broadcasting. Connect with her @adalinelau or Google+.
March 19, 2014