The Cosmetics Industry in Asia: A Comparison of the Hair Care Product Market per Country

Cosmetics sales in Asia are on the rise

In recent years, exported Japanese cosmetics sales have continued to increase, and in 2016, it exceeded that of imports to Japan for the very first time.

Japanese cosmetics are highly popular in Asia (the region accounts for roughly 90% of Japanese exports) and many domestic manufacturers, such as Shiseido, have been increasing production to meet demand.

For that reason, we will be talking about the cosmetic industry in Asia, covering such topics as the demand for hair care products and the present state of exports and imports of cosmetics to and from major countries in Asia.

We hope some of our info below will help you understand the market better and formulate your own marketing strategies for cosmetics in the region.

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A Brief Look at Influencer Marketing in the West

5 general facets most campaigns have

We have already covered influencer marketing a few times in our blog.

This time, following up on our previous post about Asia, we will be covering what’s happening in the West.

In recent years, influencer marketing in the West has become quite standardized, meaning marketers have refined their processes of running campaigns.

You could say that there are generally 5 major steps in the way they are executed:

・Planning a marketing campaign.
・Choosing an influencer and sending a request to work together.
・Automating work for efficiency.
・Measuring campaign effects.
・Adjusting according to campaign results and optimizing for the next one.

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How to Approach Influencer Marketing in Asia

In Asia, influencers can’t be ignored

In our previous post, “Is it Time to Start Thinking about Influencer Marketing?”, we talked about how influencers are often used in marketing campaigns in modern countries like the U.S..

However, in Asia too, bloggers, Youtubers, and other influencers are becoming more and more common.

While nearly every country in Asia is seeing a rise in influencer marketing, in this article we are only looking at the countries of China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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Is it Time to Start Thinking about Influencer Marketing?

What’s influencer marketing and why is it so effective?

The term “influencer” originates from the word “influence” and indicates someone who makes a large impact on the general public or on specific communities.

Marketing that utilizes influencers is called “influencer marketing.”

In this post, we will discuss various aspects of influencer marketing and provide recommendations on how to do it.

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