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Five ways ecommerce is being revolutionized right now

Ecommerce has come a long way from its birth in the 1990s. From the dot-com boom and bust, to the SEO age, the rise of social media, and the impact of mobile, this industry has had a wild ride.

That ride is far from over. We are in the midst of still more changes. We cover five of them here.

What do the latest trends in video mean for marketers? [Stats]

If one trend in content publishing and social media has been constant over the past few years, it’s the huge and growing popularity of online video.

Long-form video, short-form video, live video, square video, video advertising… Whatever the format, video has built up a tremendous amount of buzz in the marketing industry for its ability to engage and entertain, with brands increasingly making it a core part of their marketing strategies.

Chinese marketing trends in 2018: What Western brands need to know

With the largest middle class in the world, China is an attractive market for Western brands. However, brands face various challenges marketing in this dynamic and fast-changing market.

China has a unique digital landscape, consumers have distinctive purchasing behaviours and there’s intense competition between homegrown and foreign brands.

‘New retail’ to VR: The hottest digital technologies in China that you should know about

For a long time, China had been called the world’s factory for manufacturing and assembly – which seems to be unrelated to creativity.

However, Chinese information technology has grown at an amazing speed in recent decades and has taken over industries like mobile payment, ecommerce, express service and online investment products.

What should you know about China’s booming technology?

China: Why digital marketing is changing along with a millennial middle class

Since the time of David Ogilvy, our job has been to make people want things and it’s time we redirect our energies to that purpose because advertising is getting harder due to the appearance of a new middle class, the Y-generation, or millennials, in China and the rest of the world.

The 2017 Havas Meaningful Brand global report shows findings that “people wouldn’t care if 74% of the brands they use disappeared.”

The best APAC digital marketing stats from November 2017

Unsurprisingly it’s been a big month for Chinese ecommerce, with Singles Day dominating the headlines.

Our roundup for November is therefore focused on China and ecommerce, but never fear – we bring you a range of fascinating insights into consumer behaviour, as well as some stats from India, too.

Tackling branded paid search in complex APAC markets

Local technology and expertise is the key to biddable media success in the APAC region.

I recently spoke to Hannes Ben, Chief International Officer at independent agency Forward3D, about the skills needed in APAC and the idiosyncracies of branded paid search.