Sina Weibo (Wēibó)

The Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

China Social Media Marketing on Sina Weibo (Wēibó

Sina Weibo, the combination of Facebook and Twitter, is one of the most popular social media platforms in China.

End of March 2020, Weibo reached over 450 million monthly users (MAU) while daily users alone (DAU) increased to 203 million. Today Weibo is represented in over 190 countries worldwide. A platform with that high traffic gives endless possibilities for companies to place themselves in the Chinese market. Chinese internet users consider Weibo as an additional source of news and information, which offers the possibility to discuss the latest topics and trends in public. As Weibo is also very popular in other Asian countries, Weibo marketing can be an important success factor for the development of other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

While in the western world social platforms often do not offer interfaces to e-commerce, Weibo enables the integration of e.g. a Taobao shop (counterpart to Amazon). This simplifies the conversion of followers or prospective customers to permanent existing customers.

With the increasing popularity of short videos, live streaming possibilities and Weibo Story (counterpart to Instagram Story), the advertising and cooperation possibilities on Weibo naturally increase. Especially the cooperation with so called KOL’s (Key Opinion Leader) should be considered for Weibo Marketing. The viral distribution of information through hashtags creates reach and helps your brand to gain awareness. Even though Sina Weibo is often referred to as Chinese Twitter, there are some differences to the American microblog. Looking at the Chinese customer journey, Weibo has a much higher importance in the research phase – also for companies in the B2B industry. Besides WeChat, Sina Weibo in particular should be an integral part of your marketing communication channels in China.

Siemens China Weibo account 

Weibo Profil Siemens

Our services in Weibo Marketing: 

Similar to other social media platforms there are two types of accounts that users can create on Weibo: Private accounts and corporate accounts. If you are a company, corporation or organization, it is highly recommended to create a corporate account, marked with a big blue “V” and displaying your company logo. This will not only increase your brand awareness, but also give you a professional image. Many famous German companies have already set up a company account on Sina Weibo some time ago, such as Siemens, Volkswagen, Trumpf, Kuka AG, BASF SE and Bayer AG.

Content

In addition to the dissemination of own contributions, there are also separate Q&A discussion forums. In these forums trend topics are discussed or questions about products/services are answered.

Key Opinion Leader

The cooperation with Chinese Influencers (KOLs) has proven to be the most efficient strategy for brand building and direct sales of products on Weibo in recent years.

Advertisement

Weibo ads allow you to connect directly with a large, active community of potential customers in the most targeted way. Common advertising possibilities on Weibo are display ads and Weibo story promotion.

From planning to implementation

Our process in Weibo Marketing: 

01.
Account creation

We create your official Weibo company account, extend it with additional functions and adapt it to your corporate design – even for companies without a Chinese business license!

02.
Content & Community 

We support you in the translation/creation and management of relevant and interesting content, the integration of e-commerce shops or ongoing service support.

03.
Promotion – Ads & KOL

We make your account visible to millions of users and generate new followers through Weibo ads (CPC/CPM) and target group specific influencers (Key-Opinion-Leader). 

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Good reasons for eviom

We are represented on site in China.

eviom has its own office in China (Hong Kong) and can therefore also work directly with your Chinese branches.

Strong network in the Chinese market

As an integrated solution provider, we work together with local specialists and influencers and have direct contacts to players such as Baidu, Alibaba and 360.

Chinese native speakers in the German team

Our team at eviom is supported by employees from China and the wider Asian region with corresponding cultural and digital competence.

Expert knowledge

Our consultants and specialists are constantly developing their know-how so that we can offer you optimal strategic advice and operational implementation of your measures.

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Your contact partner at eviom

Do you have questions about our China Marketing products and services or do you want to get basic information about digital optimization measures? Simply contact us in German, English or Chinese – we will be happy to help you!

Nils
Nils Horstmann

Managing Director eviom China

Phone: +49 89 / 99 82 71 8 00
Fax: +49 89 / 99 82 71 8 99
Email: nh@eviom.com

China Marketing
Minyi Huang

Digital Marketing Specialist

Phone: +49 89 / 99 82 71 8 00
Fax: +49 89 / 99 82 71 8 99
Email: minyi.huang@eviom.com