About the Author

Tingyi Chen

Jenny has 4 years experience as co-founder of a WeChat marketing agency and software platform WalktheChat helping large companies (Deutsche Bank, Cisco, McLaren, Nestlé, Bosch, NFL, Transferwise, etc.) understand and use WeChat. Before joining WalktheChat, she was founder of EatwithChef, private dinning platform. Jenny graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Contact Jenny: jenny.chen@walkthechat.com

How to prepare for Double 11 on WeChat

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The Double 11 promotion starts from October 20th, 10 days earlier than last year. We expect a good fight between Pinduoduo and Alibaba. Other than getting ready on Tmall, Pinduoduo, and JD, here are a few WeChat marketing tips for your Double 11 preparation. Launch a new product 1 month before Double 11 1 month before Double 11 can be …

How to cross-promote between Tmall and WeChat?

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Let’s face it, you have to master both WeChat and Tmall in order to promote your brand in China. But most brands, even the largest ones, are struggling to perform well on both channels. Today we’ll dive into how to direct traffic and retain users between WeChat and Tmall. Why is it so hard to master both Tmall and WeChat? …

Interview with the man who created 3 top ranking WeChat Mini Programs

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​Creating the most popular Mini Program is like an impossible task. Brian Ru, the founder of Xiaoniangao, created not just one, but THREE Mini Programs that ranked on the top 30 list! This is no coincidence. No. 1 Mini Program – Xiaoniangao The main Mini Program is Xiaoniangao (小年糕+, literal translation into Little Rice Cake), it kept the record as the No. …

China’s First-time Internet User Data Report

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As we are sitting here within the 5th ring road of Beijing, it is hard to imagine that 40.4% of the Chinese population still doesn’t have access to the Internet. As this population gains access to the mobile Internet at a faster pace, it generates tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs and marketers. Penguin Intelligence published the 2019 China Internet Trend Report. …

Community Group Buy – the next billion dollar e-commerce industry

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The social commerce space never lacks innovation. A new type of location-based social model called Community Group Buy is changing how people engage in grocery shopping. Here is the monthly Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of top community group buy platforms according to eburn.com: Xingshen Youxuan 兴盛优选 – 370 million RMB Shixianghui 食享会 – 210 million RMB Niwonin 你我您 – 200 …

The cross-border payment war of WeChat Pay and Alipay

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During 4 years helping brands sell to Mainland China via WeChat, we collaborated with many cross-border payment gateways. These gateways are authorized by Alibaba, Tencent, and Union Pay to provides a cross-border payment solution for foreign businesses. Most of these payment gateways cover specific countries or regions, and some provide a one-stop-shop to leverage WeChat Payment, Alipay, Union Pay and …

A Super Bowl for Chinese tech companies- The Spring Festival Gala

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The 5-hour long Spring Festival Gala (AKA Chunwan) is the most-watched Chinese TV program, with over 1.17 billion viewers and 30.07% viewership rate in 2019 according to CCTV. In comparison, the Super Bowl’s record-high viewership was only 114 million (in 2015). Just like the Super Bowl, the Spring Festival Gala has become a competition for advertising sponsorship. The cost of …