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Facebook Messenger Adds E-Commerce Capabilities

Mar 25, 2015 - One of the Messenger features introduced on the first day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco is specially designed for commerce and shopping. How can brand marketers leverage it to improve their campaigns? Comments

Little Fanfare as Yahoo Leaves China

yahoo-logo-purple-1 Mar 23, 2015 - The announcement that Yahoo will close its Beijing office has had almost no impact on the digital community in China. Comments

Alibaba Bets on Social Commerce With Snapchat Investment

snapchat logo Mar 13, 2015 - The largest e-commerce company in China plans to invest $200 million in Snapchat. How will the Alibaba-Snapchat relationship evolve in the future? Comments

Amazon Opens Tmall Store to Boost China Sales

amazon-china-logo Mar 9, 2015 - Amazon has opened an e-commerce store on Alibaba's Tmall retail platform to reach more Chinese shoppers online. Comments

China's Xinhua Uses Western Social Media in Global Rebranding Effort

xinhua-rebrand-facebook-pic Mar 4, 2015 - Xinhua has become the latest Chinese brand to use Western social media platforms to enhance its global profile. Comments

Big Data in China Is a Big Deal

china-big-data Feb 16, 2015 - Big data means different things in different regions – in China retailers are finding ways to make it useful. Comments

Alibaba Pushes Into Indonesian E-Commerce Market

shutterstock-163502138-online-payment Feb 12, 2015 - China's AliExpress is working with local Indonesian e-payment and logistics service providers for a major push into Southeast Asia's e-commerce market. Comments

Weibo Boosts User Numbers With Chinese New Year Cash Giveaway

chinese-new-year-hongbao Feb 11, 2015 - Weibo has partnered with Alipay to launch a Chinese New Year lucky gift campaign in a bid to recruit users back to the site, and offer greater exposure for brands. Comments

360 Changes Search Brand to Haosou

haosou-logo-new Jan 15, 2015 - China's 360 search engine has rebranded its search tool to Haosou, opening up partnerships with competing search engines including Alibaba and Google. Comments

Looking Back on Lessons From China's Singles Day

03oct14-andy-radovic-shutterstock-149807798 Dec 15, 2014 - Alibaba's Singles Day figures were mind-blowing, but the challenge for many brands is how to properly integrate digital into the business management process to benefit from e-commerce in China. Comments

A Single-Minded Approach to Online Sales in China

shutterstock-201634802-china-shopping Nov 23, 2014 - Alibaba's Singles Day on November 11 was a boon for brands and retailers in China – but what are the long-term benefits for the rest of the year? Comments

Alibaba Proves Itself on Singles Day, Again

20nov14-singles-day-andyradovic-alibaba-pic Nov 17, 2014 - Alibaba netted $9.3 billion on this year's Singles Day on November 11, and mobile was a key point of sale. Comments

Alibaba's Seamless Marketing Strategy Helps Smash Online Sales Records

alibaba-web-logo Nov 12, 2014 - Creating a strong value proposition and personalized mobile content were just some of the ways Alibaba helped push this year's Chinese Singles Day sales to a record-breaking $9 billion. Comments

Online Shoppers Will Find Best Deals on Thanksgiving Day

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 6, 2014 - According to Adobe's annual holiday shopping predictions, Thanksgiving will have lowest prices and most mobile commerce, while Cyber Monday will still reign supreme for online shopping. 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

Forget Apple Pay: How Apple’s New Handoff Will Revolutionize Multiplatform Shopping

apple-pay-update Oct 21, 2014 - Apple's Handoff feature is surely just the beginning of a trend that will see the seamless blending of mobile, desktop, and offline shopping experiences. Comments

E-Commerce in China: Alibaba Is Just the Beginning

03oct14-andy-radovic-shutterstock-149807798 Oct 5, 2014 - Alibaba has attracted global attention with its recent IPO, but it scratches the surface when it comes to other innovative e-commerce platforms coming out of China. Comments

The WeChat Revolution

stephen-hay-wechat-revolution-jpeg Sep 10, 2014 - Any business serious about digital marketing in China should be using WeChat. Here are some tips for how to use the platform effectively. Comments

Storytelling for Brands: How Blockbuster Should I Be?

blockbuster-storytelling Aug 28, 2014 - Storytelling is an extremely important aspect of content marketing. This piece from ClickZ Training looks at what makes a good brand story and what effective storytelling will cost your business. Comments

Clash of the Titans: Tencent, Alibaba, and the Battle for Digital Dominance in China

battle Jul 29, 2014 - While Tencent and Alibaba duke it out to become the dominant digital platform in China, it's really the user that benefits from their creative advances, technical innovation, and new initiatives. Comments

5 Interesting Observations on E-Commerce Media Buying in China

e-commerce-keyboard-cart-shopping-online Jun 17, 2014 - E-commerce media buying in China differs greatly from other forms of media buying, such as portals. Here are five thoughts about the state of e-commerce media buying in the Chinese market. Comments

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