WeChat account set-up

Be present on China’s most popular social media platform

Raise your brand awareness in China using WeChat

WeChat is a hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app and an excellent platform to boost your reach and brand awareness, particularly if your presence in China is still in its early stages. With WeChat, you can create valuable content to encourage engagement with your brand and shape your marketing by using a wide range of tools to help you identify your target audience, find out their needs and create unique brand experiences for them. The platform also allows brands to run advertising campaigns, but for this you need to have a WeChat account. A Chinese PPC Specialist will talk you through the advertising options, help set up the most suitable account for your business and provide you with your log-in details.

This service can help…

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    When you want to launch an advertising campaign on WeChat.

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    When you do not have the time or expertise to create a WeChat account yourself.

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    When you want to target WeChat users by gender, age, location or interests for your advertising campaign.

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    When you are looking for a great tool for lead generation.

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    When you want to boost your following and enhance your brand value in the early stages of your marketing efforts in China.

Why is WeChat so important?

WeChat (known as Wei Xin in China) is a lifestyle app. Users literally plan their lives within the app, doing activities including ordering takeaways, buying train/plane tickets, booking hotel rooms, shopping online, donating to charities, and paying utility bills. This makes it an essential marketing tool for businesses wishing to enter or establish their presence in the Chinese market. WeChat allows brands to reach out to a vast userbase and raise brand awareness in an effective way. With more than 1 billion monthly active users, WeChat offers the following benefits for your business:

  • A great tool for lead generation.
  • A customer relationship management tool to build your database, collect customer feedback and create bespoke campaigns.
  • Connect with your audience using personalised QR codes that match your brand identity.
  • Content marketing: Create valuable, emotionally compelling and visually appealing content such as GIFs and videos to support your storytelling, enabling you to stand out and attract relevant traffic.
  • Location-based marketing: Enabling you to target potential customers in the same city.
  • Launch diverse campaigns to encourage customer engagement such as voting, games, and quizzes.
  • Enhance brand value through affiliations with key opinion leaders (WeChat KOL sponsored posts).
  • Boost your following and brand awareness in the early stages of your marketing efforts in China.

WeChat allows you to create adverts and target specific users based on factors such as gender, age, location and interests. This allows you to drive relevant traffic to your website, however, you need to create a fair amount of content before launching your advertising campaign. WeChat has two advertising options for verified business accounts: Moments Ads and Account Ads.

How it works

The process begins with you completing a briefing questionnaire to clarify your objectives. This briefing will be visible to all the team members involved with opening the account and is the foundation for all our quality checks.

We will ask you to provide your personal ID (if you are Chinese) or your business license, if you have these.

A Chinese PPC Specialist will set-up a WeChat account for your company.

Please note that if the account is set up as an overseas account, you won't be able to target domestic users. Domestic users will be able to find the overseas account, but currently, they are not be able to follow it. To qualify for a domestic account, your business must be a legal entity registered in China.

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