China marketing

Independent travel is on the rise

National Day may be over…but travel is still going strong this month. Temperate weather from Beijing down to Hong Kong spurs those with the desire and means to hit the roads. But, to paraphrase a Bob Dylan lyric, travel habits they are a’ changing. These articles from the Xinhua news agency (Chinese) and Financial World […]

Marketing to execs and bosses in China’s hinterlands: don’t let the scenery fool you

Recently I ran across a company that went to the inner provinces of China…they were hoping to sell a B2B concept to executives and managers in their field. The sight was disconcerting to them: an infrastructure that appeared underdeveloped compared to the US; austere buildings and facilities. So they made an assumption — maybe these […]

The Marketing Gold in China’s National Day Holiday

China’s National Day Holiday has just passed us — and they don’t call it “Golden Week” (黄金周)for nothing. Take for example this CCTV report surveying 36 retail stores in Beijing (Chinese). By October 4, their combined sales from the holiday already topped 143 million yuan — or around 18 million US dollars — which is […]

Wei, ni hao…mobile phones are a great way to reach the masses in China

If you’re looking for a new way to target consumers in China, why not consider doing it through mobile phone marketing? In this Click-Z article: a very large opportunity for mobile marketing I am once again reminded of the vast marketing potential of the mobile phone in China. The author Laura Marriott writes: China has […]