Alibaba is the opposite of frictionless – and it worked for its 2019 Singles’ Day

Singles' Day 2019, akin to Cyber Monday or Black Friday in the US, has raked in more cash in the bank than 2018 and hit US$38.4 billion in gross merchandise volume worldwide, though the GMV number doesn't tell the complete story.

ICYMI, Alibaba generated a staggering US$38.4 billion in online gross merchandise value (GMV) on this year’s 11.11, up 26% year-on-year, partly fueled by the countdown gala hosted by Alibaba’s video arm Youku featuring performances from Taylor Swift (pictured...

Not a subscriber?

Schedule your live demo with our team today

WARC helps you to plan, create and deliver more effective marketing

  • Prove your case and back-up your idea

  • Get expert guidance on strategic challenges

  • Tackle current and emerging marketing themes

We’re long-term subscribers to WARC and it’s a tool we use extensively. We use it to source case studies and best practice for the purposes of internal training, as well as for putting persuasive cases to clients. In compiling a recent case for long-term, sustained investment in brand, we were able to support key marketing principles with numerous case studies sourced from WARC. It helped bring what could have been a relatively dry deck to life with recognisable brand successes from across a broad number of categories. It’s incredibly efficient to have such a wealth of insight in one place.

Insights Team
Bray Leino

You’re in good company

We work with 80% of Forbes' most valuable brands* and 80% of the world's top top-of-the-class agencies.

* Top 10 brands