Tencent Q3’19 Results Show Drop in Profits

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It’s been a difficult year for Tencent with tough competition and increasing regulation around gaming. Let’s see how this impacted the company’s financial performance. Revenues are still growing steadily Revenues of Tencent have kept growing at a relatively steady pace, with a 21% YOY increase. This growth has mostly been led by the expansion of the Fintech & Cloud computing …

What are WeChat Mini-Programs? A Simple Introduction

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WeChat mini-programs are a very complex piece of technology/design, so I’ll answer the questions in 3 parts: What are WeChat mini-programs? Cons: What are the main drawbacks of WeChat programs? Pros: What makes them interesting for marketers? Do you want to create a WeChat Mini-program for your brand? Feel free to contact us. What are WeChat mini-programs? Examples of WeChat …

Taobao Live-streaming, RMB 100 million sales in 6 min

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“OMG! All ladies, buy it, buy it, buy it! “ This is the famous catchphrase of Li Jiaqi, the top-selling Taobao live-streaming host.  He just broke a stunning record during the Single’s Day pre-sale on October 21st: Record-breaking 100 million RMB of products sold within 6 minutes 5-hour live streaming Concurrent viewers reached 31 million 39 products, each was sold out …

Douyin marketing tips – 7 Examples of Successful Douyin Marketing Campaigns

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Where did the last hour go? You notice you are scrolling through a feed again, with no memory of opening the app. A cute puppy on Douyin grabbed your attention, bringing a burst of happiness so brief it’s addictive. Conveniently you swiped up to a bottomless feed of 15-second videos, from people (often attractive young females) eating/making food, doing passionate …

New WeChat regulation on incentivized sharing and external links

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WeChat just released its most rigorous policy to date regulating incentived sharing and external links. The policy banned some of the most common campaign tactics. Here are some of the highlights of some of the new bans: Group buy campaign are highly regulated Incentivized App downloads Editing or re-use of user’s profile pictures or user information Sharing a link that contains …

Is WeChat getting into live streaming?

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WeChat launched a live streaming feature for Official Accounts. How does it work and is it the next big thing to sell your products? How does WeChat Official Account live streaming work?  How to create an Official Account Live Stream? Tencent Live Streaming team is still testing this new feature, and only a few selected KOL (key opinion leaders) were …

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 …