Apple in China Report 2017: A Deep Dive Into Apple’s China Troubles

Matthew Brennan Reports

Below present the slides from a 110 page report about Apple’s current situation in the China market. Parts of this report were delivered for the first time in a keynote presentation delivered by Matthew Brennan at the DHL APAC Regional Conference in Shanghai. There is wild speculation across the Chinese internet that Apple and WeChat are now in some form of conflict, …

China Top Apps Report

China Top Apps Report 2016: Top 10 Apps In China

Matthew Brennan Infographics

China Top Apps: A year is a long time in China tech. Below check out the top 10 Chinese apps and how they’ve faired over the past year. WeChat is of course number 1 still but who else are the movers and shakers in the scene?     Will WeChat mini-apps come to disrupt the native app market next year? …

3 Kickass WeChat Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Matthew Brennan Uncategorized, WeChat Tips

Today we introduce you to 3 kickass WeChat apps making life easier for those of us living in China. They are useful, fast, and best of all easily accessible right from your WeChat timeline. Still downloading apps from the app store? Come on guys! This is China. #CHat era RINGY RINGY is a FREE TRANSLATION SERVICE run by a group …

The 5 Best WeChat Adverts

Matthew Brennan Tencent

WeChat have had their eyes on global expansion for some time. That means throwing the occasional bit of money on an ad campaign. Today we bring you the 5 most interesting WeChat adverts for different global markets. 1. WeChat India’s Cow Advert What the hell is going on here? We have no idea. It’s bonkers. 2. WeChat South Africa’s ‘Mark Zukerberg’ …

[Infographic] You Won’t Believe WeChat’s Chinese New Year 2016 Stats

Matthew Brennan Infographics

Below is the full English translation of the official WeChat Chinese New Year statistics for Spring Festival Eve 2016 released just a few hours ago (Feb 8th). Above: some people took it more seriously than others Peer to peer lucky money: Over 8 billion lucky money envelopes were sent on Spring Festival eve! Lucky money blurry photos: One blurry photo had 597 people …

WeChat International & Weixin are NOT the Same?!

Matthew Brennan Tencent, WeChat Tips

Isn’t WeChat International version the same as the Chinese one? Isn’t WeChat just the English translation of Weixin (微信)? They’re the same right? Well, yes and no. If you listen to what Tencent (parent company of WeChat) tells everyone, then “WeChat and Weixin are separate entities.” Take a look at this except below from a Tencent report: What do you …

Do You Know Who Invented WeChat?

Matthew Brennan Tencent

WeChat is popularly considered in China to be the vision of one man: Zhang Xiaolong 张小龙 (English name: Allen Zhang). Who is this man? The so called ‘father of WeChat’. How did he come to bring about one of the most innovative and all-encompassing apps in China (the world?). And why, despite being one of most important internet visionaries in …