China

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How China’s programmatic landscape is changing

In June 2021, China officially passed one billion internet users, with 71.6% of its population connected to the internet, according to the 48th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China. For would-be advertisers, this is an immense potential market, and programmatic advertising offers a flexible, efficient, scalable and targeted way to reach these consumers. However, […]

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Stats roundup: How ecommerce in APAC is changing in the wake of Covid-19

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region boasts some of the most dynamic, innovative and fast-moving ecommerce markets: from the largest ecommerce market in the world, China; to markets with near-total internet connectivity, like South Korea, to markets with high ecommerce penetration and immense potential for growth, like Indonesia. How is ecommerce in Asia-Pacific changing in the wake […]

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Virtual influencers are helping brands to succeed in China

In the west, virtual influencers – digitally-generated characters who exist only online, though their followings and fanbase are very real – still have the aura of something that is niche and futuristic. But in China, virtual Key Opinion Leaders (or KOLs) are an increasingly popular way of connecting with audiences, particularly young audiences. Brands can […]

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Amazon in Asia-Pacific: A 2020 update

Since its launch in Japan in 2000, Amazon has sought to slowly establish itself in some of Asia-Pacific’s biggest markets. However, the ride has not universally been a smooth one. Here’s how Amazon is faring in Asia-Pacific in the year 2020.