SHANGHAI: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed even its own lofty expectations with a record US$25.3bn in sales – a 39% increase on last year - in just 24 hours for its annual Singles Day online shopping event.
SHANGHAI: Singles’ Day, the annual shopping event hosted by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is expected to generate a record 152bn yuan ($23bn) in sales this year and British brands are on course to perform well, according to industry ...
BEIJING: As Golden Week approaches for Chinese travellers, political tensions between the regional superpower and South Korea will disrupt package holidays, a miss that will see the peninsula miss out on a slice of an estimated 590 billion yuan ...
BEIJING: With Chinese New Year a week away, poultry-themed items are in abundance to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster, but Western luxury brands hoping to tap into the annual holiday gifting bonanza need to tread carefully.
Kunal Sinha, WARC Exclusive, January 2017
This article shares how some of the world's biggest brands are embracing Chinese New Year in 2017, with augmented reality, traditional culture on-demand, live video and seasonal product lines headlining.
This report summarises the latest research from WARC's Data platform, with a focus on the out of home advertising industry. Key findings include:
Successful brands allocate 13% of their media budgets to OOH.
Out of home CPM is routinely lower than the all media average.
Out of home accounts for 8% of global display adspend.
Digital's share of global out of home adspend is expected to rise to 45% by 2021.
A blended schedule can achieve the benefits of digital impacts with affordable reach.
Consumers are sceptical about the use of in store facial recognition for marketing.
Other key media intelligence includes Twitter turning a profit despite US stagnation, Super Bowl spots outperforming the wider US TV market, digital classified spend overtaking print for the first time, and practitioners' intentions to invest more in audience data this year.
The current thinking and reading on Super Bowl advertising, an event for which the advertising has become as important as the sport, but the way in which people watch is changing – brands must be ready.