Hi there; we’re Aim2D!
Actually, we are also Uengager, Bicyu, Sabai and WeChat Operation wrapped up under the Bic Brands duvet.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves.
So let’s begin at the beginning.
Bic Brands grandmother was registered as a 2 team China marketing studio back in 2003 by Everlyne Yu and Peter Bicknell.
It was called WPBeijing.
Bic Brands today; a Brit, Sino business.
Uengager is focused on user engagement, and conversionBicyu.com
Uengager was developed and managed by Everlyne Yu and her team of Chinese marketing and tech specialists to optimise your business on line presence, from your team though to your digital properties.
Baidu is the go to on line search tool for Chinese users.
But oh so difficult and confusing to register and optimise. Uengager knows Baidu!
The China marketing landscape is constantly changing, even local Chinese brands have difficulty keeping up.
Uengager: seminars, training and Angel coaching.
We keep your team at the cutting edge.
You can learn more here and here – or scan the WeChat code oppositeBicyu.com
is our BIO [by invitation only] digital marketing sister.
The usual services you expect from a pro marketing agency in China.
Bic Brands encompasses all our brands.
Nice and legal
Back to Aim2D
In simple terms, Aim2D is a collection of links to content relating to business, marketing, social media and technology in China.
Content is curated from a variety of sources, international and local media, colleagues, industry partners, our own experience.
We also invite people whom we know and respect to share. Usually businesses, who, like us who have been here a while and learnt the hard way.
We would love it if you had a story or advice to contribute. ❤
* Because a lot of mainstream media focus on salacious, sensationalist China “news.”
* This may be titivating, good for ad revenue, but is not helpful for businesses aiming to conquer the China market.
* Our research shows that many foreign firms, especially SME’s, contemplating China do not know where to access relevant, current news and articles.
Now, its very unlikely you are thinking:
“yeah, so what?” Or
“What has this do to do with me?” or
“How does that factor into doing business in China?”
But just in case the questions crossed your mind- lets explain.
Think back- a long way back. Maybe your childhood, or your parents childhood. Or maybe an old time movie. The local store was a “social” point. Housewives- those were more sexist days- would chat, swap family / neighbourhood news, the shop keeper would listen and join in. But all the time she was listening. Noting.
She knew the young couple up the road had just a had a baby and that the Green girl was engaged to the Browns son. She knew poor old Mr Rodgers was feeling a bit under the weather. She also knew pretty well down to the last biscuit what your mum bought. This was the original “Social Media Marketing!”
Now, just before you cry I have lost the plot- think carefully.
The shopkeepers and their families were local. They lived in the community, knew what was what, current, topical, trending. That is why they were able to relate to their customers so easily, intimately.
Whereas you, my friend, are very likely sitting in an office somewhere nowhere near China!
In fact, from experience, many of our potential clients have never even set foot here.
Yes, yes, we know, you are a global, multi national brand.
Successful throughout Asia, China will adapt to you.
Sorry, but we have heard that too many times before- which is why we are a B.I.O company. We only back winners.
So ladies and gents, this is essentially who, why and what Aim2D is-
a platform for brands that are serious about their success in China. A platform to help and encourage you to build better relationships with your Chinese consumers.
We could pretend we didn’t hear that, but anyway, might we suggest you surf for the word Guanxi. Europe might run on coffee, China runs on connections. And tea!
Seriously Ready to Enter China?
If you have done your basic groundwork and want to know more about developing a presence for your product in China- we invite you to discuss it with us
But first, a few self generated questions to get you started:
- Have you considered China is a diverse collection of market segments- not one mass 1.4 billion market?
- What do you see as your niche in this market?
- Have you weighted up the pro’s and con’s of setting up in tier 2 or 3 cities- as opposed to tier 1?
- Have you physically visited China several times and explored the provinces outside Beijing, Shanghai or Guangdong?
Once you have this sorted in your mind and have a clear idea and meaningful specifics of what you want and where you want to go, drop us a line and we can chat about it.