Digital Luxury - How Cartier is leveraging China’s millennials with WeChat

Due to a slower economic growth rate, anti-corruption campaigns, more people travelling abroad to shop and the explosion of overseas goods-purchasing agencies, the China luxury market has languished in recent years. However, the market picked up slightly in 2016, with millennials touted as a new source of growth for luxury brands. According to Xinhua net news, 56% of China's millennials are from high-income backgrounds and expect to earn an... continue reading

How can brands build trust across all channels in a fragmented news environment?

Looking at brand perceptions on social media vs traditional media While we can all acknowledge that there are many hard lessons to be learned from 2016, from a Marketer’s standpoint, one in particular stands out for me. The nature of traditional media and social media becoming two contrasting superpowers that must be wielded with collaboration and caution. The recent US presidential election may have the most lopsided traditional media vs social... continue reading

Four ways to upskill in digital marketing

The digital marketing landscape is constantly changing, so keeping up with best practice across various platforms, tactics and strategies can be difficult. Thankfully, there are numerous certifications and training sessions to boost your knowledge. Whether you’re a small business owner looking to build an online presence or a seasoned content marketing professional, here are four ways to upskill in digital marketing. 1. The Digital Garage –... continue reading

3 factors that led the Mediaportal redesign

We spend much of our time talking with clients about new ideas and improving the user experience. As such, product development is a huge part of our role. If you haven’t already noticed, Mediaportal has undergone an overhaul. Computer science is as much art as it is science. With that in mind, here at Isentia we keep things simple. We increase our developers’ productivity by training them to avoid code complexity, write simple code and... continue reading

Isentia press release services projects updates

Client : Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)   The Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), now the 15th year, appointed IsentiaConnect as their PR agency, providing consultation on and coordinating their media relations and event management. The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) collaborated with CreateHK to present a pilot film programme, the Cine-Rama@North... continue reading

How brands can tell stories on social media

We love a good story. Over coffee, around the watercooler, at a BBQ, we love to share stories; ours or those we’ve heard. They enthral us, and often motivate us for change or action. Storytelling is not a new concept for brands, but it’s become all the more important as companies and organisations flock to social media to disseminate their information. So why are stories effective, and how can brands harness them? Stories are innately social As... continue reading

Isentia acquires China Newswire to push news amplification services

China Newswire was acquired by Isentia in January 2017 to better deliver and amplify the news for clients around the world. China Newswire’s database now brings Isentia’s database of journalist, key online influencers, and media in China to over 50,000! The service at China Newswire has been running for many years and has serviced top hospitality, financial, technology, and marketing firms expand their online visibility in China through press... continue reading

Why you should never assume your audience is ready to buy

What do today’s B2B customers want? Research reveals that 88% of B2B marketers have used content marketing to reach their target audience this year, but only 30% rate their efforts as effective. So what is lacking in the approach of 70% of these marketers? There is no doubt that the B2B marketplace is more crowded than ever, and it is getting increasingly difficult to cut through the noise and engage your target audience with quality content.... continue reading

How public relations will strengthen your content marketing

Despite still being relatively new to the marketing world, content marketing has grown to become the norm for a lot of organisations. By now we know that content marketing is more than just content production. There’s strategy to help inform what we produce, and why we produce it. Our audience team makes sure our content reaches and engages with the right people. We use analytics to monitor and report on the published content so we can further... continue reading

Welcome to the new look Mediaportal – built for clients, by clients

For communication professionals – whether in a company, agency or freelancing – time is of the essence. They’re pressed for it, trying to get ahead of it, and always running out of it. But with an unrelenting news cycle to contend with it has become a business imperative to always be connected to the media, no matter what day or time, and be swift with a response. This is where we come in. For more than a decade Isentia’s media intelligence... continue reading

A tweet by Katy Perry or an Instagram post by Taylor Swift might get their global followers buzzing. But size is no longer everything in the world of social media marketing. Since the advent of social media, brands have looked to influencers and online celebrities with huge followings to promote their products to an audience in a way that traditional advertising struggles to do. However, just as social media influencers have challenged... continue reading

Insights: An Insider's Guide for Enterprise Brands and Agencies

I’ve been completing media analysis for clients across the Asia Pacific region for over ten years. I still think it’s the best job in the world! Recently, I’ve been reflecting on what we do and how we do media analysis and so here are some practical tips for agencies or businesses that are starting out with media measurement as an insider’s guide to insights. 1. Start small Think dipping your toe into the analysis waters, rather than taking... continue reading

Important social insights for the entertainment industry

There’s no business like show business. With its wide and active fan base, and diverse opinions, entertainment companies have the ability to rack up thousands or even millions of social media engagements, turning them into actionable insights and linking to revenue. But how can they do it? Social insights play an important role to most businesses today, but more significantly to the fast-growing and constant-changing entertainment industry.... continue reading

Common mistakes brands make on social media

Social media isn’t new to most of us, and are often used as powerful marketing tools. However, brands are still making simple mistakes in handling their social media assets. Each social channel such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter requires a different approach to maximize their potential. Brands should also keep up to date with the latest features of these commonly used social media platforms. Small mistakes can have a negative... continue reading

From edible nail polish to scented sunscreen: The KFC approach

From finger lickin’ good food to finger lickin’ brilliant marketing campaigns, KFC has proven it has much more to offer to marketers than fried chicken. The international fast-food brand has the knack for performing outside-the-box stunts which garner international media coverage, reaching millions of potential consumers around the world without an enormous advertising budget. In August, the international fast-food chain... continue reading

Five social media metrics you should be tracking

Facebook reactions, Instagram hearts and retweets – if your business is on social media, there is a seemingly endless list of metrics you can use to track the outcomes of your social media marketing efforts. But how do you quantify the real value of a like or the benefit of engagement? If you want to substantiate the value of your business’s social media, here are five metrics you should be tracking. 1. Engagement rates on posts Measuring... continue reading

SEO: In-house, or outsource?

Companies big and small know the significance of improving online visibility and reach, specifically keeping up with trends and the latest online marketing techniques. However, there is always room for improvement when it comes to setting and achieving SEO goals. Many businesses are still unsure when deciding whether to outsource or keep services in-house. It’s a common dilemma, particularly when implementing a search engine optimisation... continue reading

How to secure your Facebook business page

As technology develops, cyber offenders are also keeping up with the latest tricks and workarounds to succeed. The cost of cybercrime continues to grow, with a report from Juniper Research predicting  a $2 trillion bill by 2019. Hacking, stealing personal data, cyberbullying and more are rampant on social channels in particular. While most may think only personal data is at risk, your Facebook business page is also vulnerable to hacking.... continue reading