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Single’s Day trends: $25bn spent in one day

Shoppers in China spent $25.3bn in one day on Saturday, smashing previous records for the world’s largest retail event which is now four times bigger then Black Friday.


13/11/2017  |  Full story...

Ikea to sell furniture via third-party sites

Ikea will start experimenting with selling its famous flatpack furniture through third-party online retailers, as part of a wider push to become more accessible to shoppers.


11/10/2017  |  Full story...

Alibaba to expand into online groceries via BigBasket investment

Alibaba is reportedly in talks to pick up a significant stake in online grocer BigBasket in India, as the Chinese online retail giant looks to rival Amazon's recent expansion into fresh food with its WholeFoods acquisition.


31/08/2017  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions 2017: Highlights from days three and four

With Cannes Lions well underway, we look back at the last couple of days at the festival, with a growing focus on how data is supporting creativity.


22/06/2017  |  Full story...

Japan adds e-sports to 2022 Asian Games

The 2022 Asian Games will incorporate e-sports, alongside traditional sports for the first time, as online gaming grows in popularity.


20/04/2017  |  Full story...

Top 10 China brands: Consumers move from price to premium in 2017

China’s urban middle class have moved from price to premium in the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands.


21/03/2017  |  Full story...

Top 30 Chinese global brands: Lenovo tops list

Lenovo has been named as the most powerful Chinese global brand builder, followed by Huawei and Alibaba, according to new research.

19/01/2017  |  Full story...

Yahoo embarks on major shake-up ahead of Verizon takeover

Yahoo is undergoing a major reshuffle as Verizon takes over the embattled web giant.


12/01/2017  |  Full story...

Tencent tops Alibaba as China's biggest tech company

Tencent, the owner of popular social messaging app WeChat, overtook e-commerce giant Alibaba to become China's most valuable technology company on Thursday.

19/08/2016  |  Full story...

Walmart takes on Alibaba and Amazon in China

Walmart has launched a new e-commerce service that aims to bring ‘quality’ overseas products to Chinese consumers.

01/04/2016  |  Full story...

Yahoo U-Turn: No Alibaba ‘spinoff’ – creates new company instead

In a surprise reversal, Yahoo will abandon its planned spinoff of its remaining Alibaba shares and instead do a “reverse spinoff” of the rest of Yahoo.

10/12/2015  |  Full story...

Social media trends in 2015: SnapChat soars as Periscope pirates plunder pay TV

Would you pay $750,000 for a single self-destructing ad? That was the estimated cost of a day-long ad on SnapChat- but with new data suggesting the chat app's video views are rivaling Facebook, it could be money well spent. As part of our review of the year, we look back at the key trends that shaped social media marketing in 2015, including the Google+ reboot, China's social surge and the phenomenon that was #TheDress.


09/12/2015  |  Full story...

China's Singles Day breaks ecommerce records

China’s online shopping holiday 'Singles’ Day' has broken all previous records, lead by ecommrce giant Alibaba, with a shopping total was bigger than Facebook's entire revenue last year.

12/11/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba buys ‘Chinese YouTube’ for $3.7bn

Ecommerce giant Alibaba has bought the remaining shares of China's popular online video site, Youku Tudou, in an all-cash transaction estimated to be worth some $3.7bn.

10/11/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba and Unilever strike ecommerce partnership in China

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba and Unilever have partnered to enable the international FMCG group to reach more Chinese consumers.

28/07/2015  |  Full story...

China’s Tmall woos international brands to take sale global

Alibaba –owned B2C shopping site Tmall is promoting its mid-year sales promotional campaign on May 25, drumming up partnerships with international brands for various products.


08/06/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba appoints new CEO as revenues rise 45%

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba appoints a new its chief executive as it announces 45% revenue growth for the quarter.

08/05/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba invests $200m in SnapChat

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is investing $200m in SnapChat, valuing the photo-messaging app at a whopping $15bn.

12/03/2015  |  Full story...

Amazon debuts Chinese ecommerce store with Alibaba

In a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them', Amazon has opened an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall site this week.

06/03/2015  |  Full story...

China ecommerce trends: Alibaba tests drone deliveries

Alibaba is testing delivering online orders via drones for its Taobao service with a one-off, three day campaign in China.

06/02/2015  |  Full story...

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba shares in cost-saving drive

Yahoo plans to spin off the company's $40 billion stake in Alibaba will likely buy her at least another year to turn Yahoo's core business around.

29/01/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba buys integrated ad platform AdChina

Alibaba has bought AdChina, an integrated advertising platform in China for an undisclosed sum, as the newly listed ecommerce giant looks to boost its ad operations

19/01/2015  |  Full story...

Ecommerce trends in 2014: Alibaba skyrockets, mobile dominates and Amazon takes on Google

Key trends to check your 2015 plans against:

• Chinese ecommerce boom: Alibaba IPO makes it more valuable than Amazon and eBay combined as Singles Day rivals Black Friday in the online shopping frenzy stakes.

• Mobile shopping explosion: Apple Pay gives users a viable reason to use their phones as credit cards as Google links purchasing habits in the real world based on ads exposed to online.

• Amazon’s power play for ad dollars: Biggest AdWords spender is ditching Google for its own ad platform powered by shopping habit data


18/12/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence November 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence November 2014

The winning formula for digital strategies continues shifting, as this month Facebook finally kills free organic reach after 3 years of reducing the earned media brands enjoyed. Earned is still possible in many social platforms, but without paid budgets, most people will never see your content.

Here are other big developments:
- Christmas ecommerce sales set to break all records
- High street retailers like Walmart now match Amazon prices
- Effectiveness of pre-rolls are compared to banners
- Twitter's market value downgraded as it struggles to maintain audience
- Google tests an "ad-free" web

Email us back if your team could use extra support for their 2015 digital plans. All these themes are included in more depth in our 2015 digital training.

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Alibaba gets record $8bn sales on singles day

China's online retail giant Alibaba says it has pulled in almost $8bn (£5bn) in sales from its annual 'Singles' Day' shopping event.

12/11/2014  |  Full story...

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