Social Listening in China

Through social listening, IMS will uncover ‘small data’ insights from big data and combine these insights with CRM data to build a brand story that resonates with your audiences and establishes an emotional connection with consumers: improving conversion and customer loyalty.

China is a data-rich market, thanks in large part to its giant social network ecosystems. Unlike their Western counterparts, these social ecosystems are unique in that they capture the entire consumer lifecycle from research to purchase: Chinese consumers spend 170 minutes a day on their smartphones taking part in activities such as discovering brands and products, uploading product recommendations, sharing social content, and making purchases. The result is a wealth of consumer insights that allows brands to conduct social listening.


IMS builds sophisticated consumer modelling using big data and machine-learning. Whether it’s tuning in to what existing customers are saying about your latest product release or using consumer conversations to reach a new consumer segment, we can help leverage social listening capabilities to build and refine marketing messages that increase customer retention and drive customer acquisition.


Understanding your existing consumers, and being able to identify and target new consumers, is a key component of your digital strategy in China. IMS can help you to maximize the impact of your marketing messages and optimize ROI of your investment by:

  • Collecting and processing data insights from online platforms;
  • Creating data models that address business and marketing questions (e.g. how share of voice impacts brand sales growth);
  • Leveraging insights to optimize marketing campaigns and refine brand messaging;
  • Conducting competitor analysis and identifying comparative strengths and weaknesses;
  • Analyzing market sentiment on topics relating to your brand or product (e.g. to prepare for a new product release).

WeChat Marketing in China

Be at the forefront of New Retail trends and leverage the WeChat ecosystem to engage customers in new and exciting ways: unlocking unprecedented revenue growth.

Social Media Marketing in China

We’ll help you navigate the sophisticated social media landscape in China, leveraging technology for seamless omnichannel storytelling in a way that connects and engages consumers.

E-commerce & Omnichannel Strategies in China

We’ll help you to navigate the New Retail environment that characterizes the Chinese market, unlocking immense business value and reaching the right consumer, with the right content, on the right channel and at the right time.

Experiental Marketing in China

Combine O2O for a viral marketing campaign that makes your brand the talk of the town. From cross-over marketing and PR to pop-up stores and events, let’s forge a strong emotional connection with your consumers.

Do you want to succeed in China?

Our data-driven, integrated approach will allow you to navigate the complexities of this unique market its homegrown digital landscape and win over Chinese consumers.

View our case studies

We believe in data-driven decision making, agility and results. View our previous work to understand how we can help you succeed in China.