The Emotional Cost of Covid

Hello again, greetings from Aim2D in Shunyi. Today is Thursday December 2nd and as our first post for this month we are changing tac a little bit. Starting today Thursdays will become China Image Day as we share pictures or galleries of, what we hope are interesting, useful or informative shots in and around China.Continue reading “The Emotional Cost of Covid”

A New Zealand Success Story in China.

New Zealand, that country nestled deep in the South Pacific, not too far from that other little place that was once a British penal colony. When asked, most people usually think of sheep, kiwi fruit and the game, rugby – which incidentally, we are told, translates to Chinese as “the game played with a ballContinue reading “A New Zealand Success Story in China.”

Aim2D Black Friday

Hello again for Thursday November 25th. As usual we are here in Shunyi where we are still enjoying a rather temperate and mild tail to Autumn. Unlike some of our colleagues further north in Jilin province. We will link to some images at the end of the is short article.

Bottoms up in China!

A cheeky (weak pun) provocative little title this week, but perhaps it is not it what you think.Or maybe hoped.Greetings again, as usual, from sunny Shunyi, north east of Beijing, a (good) stones throw from Beijing Capital Airport. Today is Tuesday, 23 of November and I am sure if you live outside of Asia, youContinue reading “Bottoms up in China!”

Huawei Bounce Back?

Hello, greetings again as usual from Shunyi for Thursday, November 18. A very, very foggy Shunyi. Airport is temporarily closed. On the subject of airport and flights, as from today, Beijing has restricted the number of domestic flights and passengers it will accept from Covid infected areas. So, if you were looking to fly intoContinue reading “Huawei Bounce Back?”

China Covid – a Perspective

Hello again and warm greetings from Shunyi for Tuesday, November 16th. A shorter piece today linking back to an older article, circa Feb 2020 from our colleagues at “Taste Collective.” It is essentially a brief, as in half a dozen questions, survey to various actors involved in marketing to Chinese in some form or other.

China: November Eleven

Hello, greetings from Shunyi for November eleventh, yes, double eleven and we are moving on. We may, perhaps, later bring you updates but for now, let’s look at other business news headlines making news in China courtesy of Yicai Global.

Alibaba Double Eleven Hype

Hello, greetings from a very cool, snowy Shunyi for Tuesday November 9th, just 2 days from the much hyped, dare we say OVER, China 2021 Double Eleven shopping festival. Today we are bringing you an Alibaba video: How Chinese Consumers Shop Online – 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. Or maybe how Big tech would like it.Continue reading “Alibaba Double Eleven Hype”

Assumptions in China

Hello and greetings from Shunyi for Thursday Nov 4th, the day beofre Guy Fawkes if you are British. If you are not, sorry about that. If you have read any of our previous posts, one of the things you may have noticed is we are big fans of Change Therapy, a website run by Steve,Continue reading “Assumptions in China”

China – November 2021

Hello, welcome again to Aim2D for Tuesday November 2nd, 2021. Over the past couple of articles we have looked at the upcoming 11/11 or Double Eleven sales whatever in China. Also called Singles day in some foreign media. Today will will look at singles, from another angle. Also, take a quick look at Yum brands.

Happy Birthday to us!

Yes, today is our birthday – 18 years old. Saturday, 29th October 2003 we officially launched WordPerfect Marketing Studio, a legally licensed and registered China business. Later to be the grandmother of Aim2d. Coincidentally – not – it was also Everlyne’s Birthday. Today is a double celebration Those were tough years. No digital back then.Continue reading “Happy Birthday to us!”

Preparing for China’s 11/ 11

In our past 2 posts we have talked generally about China’s shopping festivals and the marketing frenzy in the lead up to the Chinese New Year or Spring festival. Today, our last post for October we focus a little more on Double Eleven (11/11) and build on our last article; China Double Eleven and revisitContinue reading “Preparing for China’s 11/ 11”

China Double Eleven

Hello, warm greetings again from Shunyi for October 26th, our penultimate issue for this month. Previously, last Thursday to be exact, we mentioned that China is entering the crazy season – a busy time for marketers and delivery gals and guys alike. Hopefully a boom time for brands and sellers internationally.

Create China Customer Connections

Greetings again from Aim2D in Shunyi for Thursday 21st October. Was it not, just a few days ago we were looking forward to the beginning of October and a 10 day break? Now we are but the same number of days away from November.

LinkedIn out of China

Hello, good morning from Shunyi for Tuesday October 19th. During last weekend news broke that Microsoft had decided to pull the plug on their China operations. This was apparently in response to what they saw as Chinese censorship of their platform. Let’s take a quick look at that.

Aim2 D: Raison d’être

Hello, welcome back for Thursday 14th October as China struggles back to work after a long 10 day (for some) China National Day holiday. While we were scouring the Internet recently we stumbled apon a story re China’s victory over the US in the supposed war of AI and her technical superiority. Now, for anyoneContinue reading “Aim2 D: Raison d’être”

Yum: Bucking the Trend in China

Hello, greetings and welcome again from Shunyi. Covid has, as we all know, wreaked havoc on many industries. Among those hit hardest was the hospitality industry. Especially food and drink. Aim2D today looks at one brand that is bucking the trend, at least in China. China has around 10 days National Day holiday, so seeContinue reading “Yum: Bucking the Trend in China”

Rise and fall of foreign auto’s in China

Hello, greetings from Shunyi for Thursday 21st September. Last week we looked at European Auto Brand History in China which focused briefly on the rise of the motor car in China and the foreign brands driving it. This article looks at where things may be now in this bloody, vicious battleground and bitterly competitive market.

Thinking Differently

Hello, and again, welcome from Shunyi for September 21st. ‘Tis Mid Autumn Festival celebration in China, Asia. Colloquially called Moon Cake day. We talked about that here: So today is actually a holiday – we are closed. That means we have an opportunity to talk about something other than China Marketing Business directly.

2021 Met Gala and China

Hello again from Shunyi for Thursday Thursday September 16. Diverting somewhat from our usual strategy to bring an excerpt from an article written by Adina Laura Achim published the other day on Jing Daily. One of our “Goto” sources for cutting edge China news.

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