dao insights

Oct 30, 2023

How Chinese influencer Li Jiaqi’s outburst turned the poster child of C-beauty into a laughing stock

Dubbed China's 'Lipstick King', Li Jiaqi (Austin Li) has been no stranger to controversy. After issuing a tearful apology for mocking his fans who could not afford his products on Chinese live-streaming platforms in September, and #EyebrowPencilGate since, have his actions changed the perception of C-beauty forever?

Sep 13, 2023

The top social commerce trends in China that brands can learn from

China’s social commerce has increased significantly from 2021 to 2023. So, how can brands and businesses stay ahead of the countless changes occurring?

Aug 22, 2023

3 profiles of modern Chinese tourists: How can businesses win them over?

Between zen chasers, bootcamp tourists and international jetsetters, businesses can attract and satisfy Chinese travellers through video sharing, livestreaming, and new travel packages.

Jul 6, 2023

Is ‘new Chinese style’ coffee just another guochao aesthetic?

It is only in the last few years that quality coffee has become a yuppie pursuit in Chinese cities. Their beautiful and meditative décor offers a reprieve from hurried city life.

Jun 12, 2023

Are granfluencers the new answer to luxury brands’ celebrity endorsement in China?

From Miu Miu's collaboration with an 85-year-old actress to a fashion blogger on Xiaohongshu sharing lifestyle for Lululemon, grandfluencers are helping brands redefine 'youth' and break stereotyped generational gaps in China.

May 23, 2023

The rise of comic bloggers: Women's empowerment meets brand engagement

Women-focused comic and manga content are center stage on Chinese social media platforms, redefining storytelling and reshaping the narrative. Of course, if a trend captivates the audience, brands can't be far behind.