10 WeChat Travel industry case studies

Thomas Graziani New WeChat features

As the new-generation of Asian travellers are much more tech-savvy and knowledgeable, travel agencies and hotels have to find new ways to provide a full brand experience to their consumers. WeChat offers the global tourism industry a real opportunity to establish connections with them without necessarily having a physical presence in the country. Let’s see 10 strategies than can be …

Are WePay and Alipay going to kill banks?

Laure Li New WeChat features

According to Accenture, competition from PayPal, Alipay, WePay and the likes could reduce traditional bank revenues by one third by 2020. This phenomenon represents a major challenge to the banking sector, as one quarter of banks’ revenues are generated from processing payments. Let’s look deeper into it. 1) The Banking System: How banks make money? Let’s first have an overview of …

What can Western marketing managers learn from WeChat?

Laure Li New WeChat features

Western companies such as Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat have recently been striving to find new ways to monetize their user base. With nearly 13 billions in revenues, 90% of which come from “value added services”, Tencent is a great role-model for these Western tech giants. So what can be learned from WeChat? 1) How are American messaging apps walking in …

WeChat payment available oversea, starting with UNICEF

Thomas Graziani New WeChat features

WeChat just released the first oversea Official Account with WeChat payment. And it’s a great one: UNICEF. Support children victim of the Nepal earthquake via WeChat The account was created in reaction to the Nepal earthquake, in order to provide emergency aid. In addition to enabling financial gift for Nepal, it enables donators to focus on giving specific life-enhancing supplies …