The People’s Republic of China is undoubtedly one of the leading drivers of the modern digital age, both in Asia and on a global scale. The country has Standard Chinese as its official language and holds one of the largest middle-class in the world. With its 1.44 billion population, the Chinese market is a massive site of opportunity that is highly-coveted and invested in by international brands.
Digital marketing in China holds many opportunities for exploration and the integration of new technologies. In fact, data from eMarketer show that advertisers will increase their digital ad spend to 5% for this year despite the pandemic’s disruptions in China’s economy.. That brings the estimated ad spend to a total of $75.33 billion. With consumers’ comfortability with online shopping and the blurring lines between social and e-commerce, marketers are now seeking strategies that focus on social commerce.
With the tech-savviness of Chinese consumers, cheap broadband, and a dynamic online landscape, the digital marketing industry will continue to thrive. However, marketers must note that an all-in-one approach will not work for such a massive and diverse market like China. Certain planning and strategies must be developed in order for brands to generate visibility and engagement in the Chinese market.
This article will discuss China’s digital marketing environment, industry challenges and opportunities, successful campaigns, as well as the best possible ways of reaching the Chinese audience.
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